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Polar Plungers encourage all to participate

Polar Plungers encourage all to participate

SHERIDAN — Each year the brave Polar Plunge jumpers find the courage to submerge in the icy waters of Lake DeSmet to kick off the New Year on a slightly mad note. Many remain humble about the jump, doing it for personal benefit and not bragging rights. The sense of togetherness and accomplishment abounds throughout… Continue Reading

New Year’s resolution? Binge!

Ho! Ho! Ho! Oh! Noooooo! The holiday red and green decorations are coming down and already being swapped out for Valentine red in some of the stores. A bit of a procrastinator, I’m still pondering my list of New Year’s resolutions. This year, I am trying a different plan of attack.   Rather than a negative… Continue Reading

Local invents Gutter Bins to clean storm water

Local invents Gutter Bins to clean storm water

SHERIDAN — Cigarette butts kill marine life and litter the earth, and Brian Deurloo with his company Frog Creek Partners, LLC created Gutter Bins to help combat this issue. “It really all started out with cigarette butts,” Deurloo said. “It’s been a pet peeve of mine, all the cigarette butts on the ground around the… Continue Reading

Mars Agriculture Center evolves with industry trends

Mars Agriculture Center evolves with industry trends

SHERIDAN — Agriculture has become big business, and it requires the next generation to have a strong grasp on the science of crops and livestock.  Sheridan College staff members believe their curriculum should keep up with the newest trends. Now, they believe the college has a building that can do just that.  The Mars Agriculture… Continue Reading

9th day of nonprofits: Sheridan Foster Parent Exchange

9th day of nonprofits: Sheridan Foster Parent Exchange

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Foster Parent Exchange addresses the problem many foster parents have when receiving a new or first foster child: parents are sometimes unprepared to meet the child’s basic needs. Getting the essentials is not a cheap operation for a foster parent, especially when they already have children in their care, Sheridan Foster… Continue Reading

Rising Star applications due Jan. 9

SHERIDAN — KEVN Black Hills FOX recently announced its 11th annual Rising Star of the West Scholarship contest. This year, thanks to Granite Automotive, the total value of scholarships is once again at $7,500.  The first place winner will receive a $4,000 college scholarship, with $2,000 for second place, $1,000 for third place and $500… Continue Reading

Sheridan woman graduates from Water Leaders Academy

SHERIDAN — Kyle Ann Hopkins recently graduated in the sixth class of the Nebraska Water Leaders Academy, a one-year program that provides leadership training and educates participants about the vital role rivers, streams and aquifers play in the economic sustainability of the state. Hopkins, a data management coordinator with the North Platte Natural Resources District,… Continue Reading

Raising Readers granted $2,000

SHERIDAN — The Herbert G. and Dorothy Zullig Foundation recently granted Raising Readers in Wyoming $2,000 to purchase books for distribution in Sheridan County.  Raising Readers in Wyoming encourages parents to read to their children by providing new books as part of their well child health care visits. This gift of $2,000 makes it possible for… Continue Reading

Senior Center to host New Year’s at noon

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Senior Center will host a New Year’s Eve celebration at noon on Friday beginning at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Lunch costs a suggested contribution of $5 for those 60 or older and $8 for others. The event will feature live music from the… Continue Reading

Reports — Dec. 28, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Tuesday • Trash can fire, 1300 block Omarr Avenue, 1:17 p.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 1300 block Holmes Avenue, 5:33 p.m. • Carbon monoxide alarm, 1100 block Avoca Court, 11:10 p.m.   GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Tuesday • No calls reported.   ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Tuesday • Medical, Sugarland Drive, 7:53 a.m.… Continue Reading

A sweet tart for your next party

A sweet tart for your next party

CRANBERRY PEAR TARTLETS  Servings: makes 30 tartlets Preparation time: about 10 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup fresh cranberries 1/4 cup honey 1/4 teaspoon allspice 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon 2 ripe pears, peeled, cored and chopped 2 (2.1-ounce) boxes mini phyllo shells, thawed 1/4 cup chopped walnuts Finely grated orange zest In a small… Continue Reading

Maturity has its charms

When box after box of washed baby spinach crushed the market several years ago we all went along with the convenience and the thought that spinach in all its forms was a good thing. You no longer had to wash larger leaves by hand trying to relieve them of the grit that mature plants bring… Continue Reading

Tales from the checkout lane: Shoppers sound off

As always, my readers continue to send stories of their observations while shopping and couponing at their local stores. I enjoy hearing from shoppers from around the country, whether the stories they’re sharing are negative or positive, as we’re all in this savings game together and can learn from each other’s experiences. Here are some… Continue Reading

Blizzard closes interstate, strands drivers on holiday

Blizzard closes interstate, strands drivers on holiday

SHERIDAN — A winter storm that moved through the area on Christmas Day brought those hoping for the white stuff their dream and left some motorists stranded and living a nightmare. The National Weather Service out of Billings tracked the blizzard as it buried parts of Montana, Wyoming and the Dakotas. The NWS noted that… Continue Reading

Donation leads to new printmaking course at Sheridan College

Donation leads to new printmaking course at Sheridan College

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College students will learn how to use one of history’s important inventions next semester.  The Sheridan College arts department received a new printmaking press, which allows the college to hold a printmaking course for the first time.  “I think community members are really excited because it’s something that really hasn’t been seen… Continue Reading

PRECorp to increase rates in ‘17

SHERIDAN — Powder River Energy Corporation customers will experience a rate increase on their February 2017 electric bill. The increase for residential usage will average $18.80 per month for average usage of 1200 kWh per month, according to a PRECorp press release. “That also means that half of the people use more than that and… Continue Reading

8th day of nonprofits: Wyoming Wing Civil Air Patrol

8th day of nonprofits: Wyoming Wing Civil Air Patrol

SHERIDAN — Formed Dec. 1, 1941, one week before the attack on Pearl Harbor, Wyoming Wing Civil Air Patrol has three main focuses for its cadets: leadership, emergency services and aerospace education. The Air Patrol uses the U.S. Air Force rank and grade system for cadets to learn leadership skills as they rise through the… Continue Reading

SAGE to host 7th annual National Juried Art Show

SHERIDAN — Sheridan Artists Guild Et al will host its seventh annual National Juried Art Show in February and has put out a call for art to be featured in the show. Heather Plank will serve as the juror for the first show in the guild’s new space downtown. Plank has a bachelor’s degree in… Continue Reading

Reports — Dec. 27, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Friday • Activated fire alarm, 1700 block Sagebrush Drive, 8:17 a.m. • Activated fire alarm, 1900 block West Loucks Street, 12:11 p.m. • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 400 block First West Parkway, 6:26 p.m. Saturday • RMA assist, 1500 block Sugarland Drive, 7:28 a.m. • RMA assist, 1400 block North Main Street, 4:23… Continue Reading

Bemetz dedicates unique services to help community

Bemetz dedicates unique services to help community

SHERIDAN — Welcome to Pastor Tony Bemetz’s Tiny Wedding Chapel.  As you follow Bemetz, who wears a cavalryman’s hat and striped suit with a clerical collar, he’ll tell you to watch your head as you enter the tiny building.  Anyone taller than 6 feet, 3 inches needs to duck. Those who are claustrophobic might want… Continue Reading

Businesses more than somewhere to buy, sell

Caution: This column will sound like an advertisement and comes stocked full of love for our community businesses. Throughout the holiday shopping season, I spent a lot of time in downtown shops. I looked for ideas; I purchased gifts large and small. Mostly, though, I marveled at the spirit and joy shown by the shop… Continue Reading

Aleppo and American decline

The fall of Aleppo just weeks before Barack Obama leaves office is a fitting stamp on his Middle East policy of retreat and withdrawal. The pitiable pictures from the devastated city showed the true cost of Obama’s abdication. For which he seems to have few regrets, however. In his end-of-year news conference, Obama defended U.S.… Continue Reading

Thankful for our many blessings this year

Many blessings to the community who continues to bless us! We close out our 30th anniversary year celebrating so many blessings! I am grateful to my very capable part time staff, Jill Chase, Zoila Perry and Evan Jones for another productive and fun year. All three worked hard to keep the many Downtown Sheridan Association… Continue Reading

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