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Center Stage: Does hearing loss cause dementia?

With the initiative of the concerned and recent study circles currently being offered by Center for a Vital Community on the topic of dementia, I was offered to present an audiologist’s perspective on this disorder. The level of cognitive decline and the terminology may include but is not limited to: short term memory loss, dementia… Continue Reading

Prescription coverage review appointments now available

SHERIDAN — The Senior Center is taking appointments now for beneficiaries to review if their Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage is still the best plan for them. “Beneficiaries need to make an appointment now to be sure they’re on the right prescription coverage plan,” said Gwen Burgess, outreach coordinator at the Senior Center. Under… Continue Reading

Medicare premiums, deductibles tagged to increase in 2016

SHERIDAN — Medicare premiums and deductibles are tagged for substantial law-driven increases in 2016 unless Congress intervenes to mitigate the impact of the increases. “New Medicare participants can expect to see a 52 percent increase in Medicare Part B premiums in 2016,” said Meg Pruett, president of the Sheridan Chapter of AARP. “And all Medicare… Continue Reading

Library to host final free computer class of season

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will offer its final free computer class of the month at 10 a.m. Thursday. Participants can bring their own laptops or use one of the library’s. Space is limited, so organizers ask those planning to attend to RSVP by calling 674-8585. The remaining class will cover “Intermediate… Continue Reading

Two recognized for accomplishments in basic training

SHERIDAN — Two local graduates were recognized for their accomplishments in basic training. Bradley Holloway was chosen as the Distinguished Honor Graduate for his basic training class. He was also selected as the training site battalion soldier of the cycle. Holloway earned the honors while he was at Fort Jackson in South Carolina. He has… Continue Reading

2 foreign exchange students, one small town

2 foreign exchange students, one small town

CLEARMONT— Ida Stub Clausen, of Denmark, and Flàvia Ferrùs Marimòn, of Spain, are two of the newest members on the Arvada-Clearmont High School volleyball squad. The exchange students landed in Wyoming in August and after two months, they seem right at home. “I’m getting more into country,” Stub Clausen said, sitting on the waxed gym… Continue Reading

Court reports: Probation, jail time issued in sentencings

Koetting receives probation for role in meth ring SHERIDAN — A young man who dealt methamphetamines as part of an expansive drug ring received a long probation sentence in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday. Kristopher Koetting, 20, of Sheridan, was sentenced to a suspended four- to six-year prison term in favor of three years supervised… Continue Reading

NG to discuss local troops at meeting

SHERIDAN — The National Guard unit in Sheridan will be switching armory locations with a unit in Casper in 2016. This won’t shut down the armories or displace the units, National Guard spokeswoman Deidre Forster said. “It’s not really changes in numbers, just changes in location,” Forster said. “If you’re drilling in Sheridan (now), you’ll… Continue Reading

Fulmer Public Library Tween Club to meet Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library’s Tween Club will gather to discuss urban legends Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. The Tween Club meets every Tuesday at 3:45 p.m. Topics planned for the rest of the year include cooking, ducks, silent films and more. For additional information, contact the library at 674-8585. The library is… Continue Reading

WYO Theater to present Verdi’s ‘Otello’ on Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will present “Live from The Met: Verdi’s ‘Otello’” on Tuesday at 6 p.m. The performance is one installation of the series “The Metropolitan Opera: Live in High-Definition,” which transmits opera performances to movie theaters and other venues around the world as part of The Metropolitan Opera’s efforts to reinvigorate opera… Continue Reading

Chamber accepting applications for Leadership Sheridan County

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting applications for the 2016 class of Leadership Sheridan County. LSC is an annual program designed to inspire a new generation to assume leadership roles in the community. It is intended to prepare individuals from diverse backgrounds to be more connected and influential in the… Continue Reading

Sheridan recycling increasing

Sheridan recycling increasing

SHERIDAN — Sheridan residents continue to slowly increase their collective recycling output under the curbside program while the city focuses on new ways to generate revenue and improve efficiency. When “Curbcycle” began Aug. 3, citywide recycling rose from 6.9 tons per day at drop-off locations to 8.9 tons per day. In the roughly 2.5 months… Continue Reading

SAWS to seek out reservoir water

SHERIDAN — Officials approved the transfer of $500,000 into a water fund to get some Sheridan residents a back-up water supply. Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board members put that money aside Wednesday to purchase water rights from current shareholders of the Park Reservoir. In order to get current shareholders of the Park Reservoir… Continue Reading

SCSD3 looking to increase student test proficiency by 2017

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County School District 3 set new academic goals, reviewed requests to the Select Committee on School Finance Recalibration and considered cost-cutting changes the board could make to its teacher housing program at its Wednesday night meeting in Clearmont. By spring of 2017, Superintendent Charles Auzqui said, the district aims to reach 80… Continue Reading

Miss Indian America film to air on Wyoming PBS

SHERIDAN — In the years after World War II, Sheridan went from being “an Indian hating town” to being “the Indian capital of the world,” at least for a while. That story is the subject of a short film produced by reporter Gregory Nickerson that will debut at 7:30 p.m. Friday on Wyoming PBS… Continue Reading

Local organization holds fundraising event to provide scholarships

SHERIDAN — In August, the Preceptor Tau Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi hosted a Scholarship Bridge luncheon at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church to benefit women students at Sheridan College. According to Sandy Sanderson and Sandi Pilch, event co-chairpersons, 40 bridge players filled 10 tables, which were decorated to fit  individual themes, and were served chicken… Continue Reading

Polka Club to meet Sunday for monthly dance

SHERIDAN — The Big Horn Mountain Polka Club will hold a dance Sunday at the Elks Lodge from 1-5 p.m. Music will be played by a new band from Gillette, Schjei Country. All members of the public are invited to this event. For more information, call Jean Arzy at 672-3623. The Elks Lodge is located… Continue Reading

WYO Rodeo Wranglers to meet Sunday at AgriPark

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan WYO Rodeo Wranglers will have their monthly meeting and practice from 3-6 p.m. Sunday at the Sheridan College AgriPark Arena. A veterinarian will discuss worming and vaccination for fall as well as how to care for horses in the winter. Travis Anesi will be on hand to discuss proper hoof care,… Continue Reading

Next Brown Bag, After Hours lectures to focus on fear

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on depression, anxiety and growth for the October editions of the Brown Bag and After Hours lectures. The presentations set for Tuesday and Wednesday will focus on fear as well as understanding and dealing with what scares you. The After Hours lecture is on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.… Continue Reading

Sheridan College well on its way to meeting 2020 goal

SHERIDAN — In 2011, Sheridan College set “Goal 1,000” to award 1,000 academic degrees annually by the year 2020, and a strategic plan grew in place to support the goal. After awarding 759 degrees in the spring, Sheridan College President Paul Young said the school is well on its way to achieving that vision. “I’m… Continue Reading

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