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Sheridan County first day of school dates

SHERIDAN — Local students will soon head back to the classroom for the 2016-2017 school year. Here is a list of when each school district will begin classes: • Sheridan County School District 1 — Aug. 29 • Sheridan County School District 2 — Aug. 30 • Sheridan County School District 3 — Aug. 23… Continue Reading

Campaign contributors

SHERIDAN — Candidates running for office filed their first financial disclosures of the election cycle on Tuesday. The Press took a look at those running for statewide office to see who their top donors were for the period between Jan. 1 and Aug. 2. Here are the top donors to each candidate seeking a spot… Continue Reading

Honored to serve honorable veteran

Honored to serve honorable veteran

SHERIDAN — He quietly comes in and sits at a table he favors in the dining room. Soft-spoken Charles “Charlie” Gazdik has seen the tough side of battle. He is the recipient of a Purple Heart and Bronze Medal from battle in the Pacific campaign of World War II. But Gazdik was rejected at first… Continue Reading

Fulmer Library to host Penny Wolin Aug. 18

SHERIDAN — Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library will host an audio-visual presentation by nationally recognized photographer and scholar Penny Wolin in the Inner Circle on Aug. 18 at 6:30 p.m. The presentation will include a discussion and showing of Wolin’s work from her newly released book “Descendants of Light: American Photographers of Jewish Ancestry.” For… Continue Reading

CHAPS achieves two major milestones in therapeutic horsemanship

CHAPS achieves two major milestones in therapeutic horsemanship

SHERIDAN — Children Horses and Adults in PartnerShip (CHAPS) Equine Assisted Therapy has been awarded premier status with Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International, the governing agency for facilities engaged in equine-assisted activities and therapies. Also CHAP’s equine facilitator and instructor, Christina Pescatore was selected as the PATH Certified Professional of the Year for Region… Continue Reading

Beatrix Potter lecture at Spear-O

SHERIDAN — Spear–O Mountain Campus will host Betsy Bray when he gives a lecture on Beatrix Potter on Aug. 21 from 1-3 p.m. The lecture will explore the diverse aspects of the author’s life, well beyond “The Tale of Peter Rabbit.” Bray, a self described Beatrix Potter enthusiast, will explain Potter’s involvement in sheep farming,… Continue Reading

SCSD2: Graduation efforts paying off

SHERIDAN — Over the past few years, Sheridan County School District 2 officials have been working to launch a full court press meant to help more of their students earn a high school diploma. According to district officials, those efforts are paying off. The Next Level program, along with other graduation-focused efforts, is continuing to… Continue Reading

TR student organizes annual talent show

TR student organizes annual talent show

DAYTON — Sierra McCoy loves to sing. The incoming senior at Tongue River High School has been doing it for most of her life, participating in school productions, musicals and belting the national anthem before Eagle games. But for the past five years, she has been giving others the opportunity to share their talents with… Continue Reading

2 fires in the Bighorns now contained

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — The Duncan Fire, located about 3.5 miles south of the Dead Swede Campground in the Bighorn National Forest, is 100 percent contained, U.S. Forest Service officials said Thursday. The lightning-caused fire burned less than one-half acre of timber and was reported Aug. 8. Helicopter bucket drops helped firefighters on the ground attain… Continue Reading

Post-primary fundraiser for Greene upsets Hardy campaign

CHEYENNE — U.S. House candidate Charlie Hardy’s campaign is crying foul after Democratic Party organizers advertised a Cheyenne fundraiser for Ryan Greene, Hardy’s opponent in the Aug. 16 primary. Several members of the Laramie County Democratic Party, including at least one elected precinct committeeman, sent out a flyer last week advertising an Aug. 21 house party fundraiser… Continue Reading

New Faces

Brinnley Sue O’Neill Brinnley Sue O’Neill was born Aug. 6, 2016, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces. She was welcomed by parents Ryan and Ariane O’Neill of Sheridan. Her grandparents are John and Greta Wicht of Sheridan; Carl and Tracy Bong of Kalama, Washington; and Joseph and Rebecca O’Neill of Jacksonville… Continue Reading

Sheridan Farmers Market, Third Thursday set for Aug. 18

SHERIDAN — The weekly farmers market continues every Thursday through Sept. 29 from 5-7 p.m. on Grinnell Plaza with a grand finale Fall Festival planned for Oct. 8 at Sheridan College. The weekly event will include fresh produce, arts and crafts, live music and more than 30 vendors each week. The monthly Third Thursday Street… Continue Reading

Doll show at Senior Center set for Thurs.

SHERIDAN — Carolyn Wertman will bring her collection of dolls to show at the Sheridan Senior Center on Thursday from 1-3 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring a collectible doll they own to share with other enthusiasts. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Jane Perkins at the Senior Center at 672-2240. Continue Reading

Reports—August 12, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Thursday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, 700 block Long Drive, 3:01 a.m. • RMA assist, East Fifth Street and North Main Street, 8:04 a.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Thursday • Medical, 600 block Centennial Lane, 5:52 a.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Thursday • No reports available at press time. SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Thursday •… Continue Reading

Mayoral candidates attempt to separate from pack

Mayoral candidates attempt to separate from pack

SHERIDAN — In a wide open race to become Sheridan’s mayor, with no incumbent in sight, the five candidates seeking the office tried to separate themselves from the pack during the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce candidate forum Wednesday night. Each candidate recited his resume, highlighting experiences he thought made him qualified for the job.… Continue Reading

BOCC candidates talk growth, taxes at forum

SHERIDAN — Other than a few jabs from challengers, Sheridan County Commission candidates were mostly civil during their debates at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce candidate forum Wednesday night at the Sheridan Wesleyan Church auditorium. Candidates seeking the two seats are Republican incumbents Mike Nickel and Tom Ringley, Republican challenger Dennis Fox and Democrat Vicki Taylor. Less… Continue Reading

Council candidates mostly on same page regarding issues

Council candidates mostly on same page regarding issues

SHERIDAN — There weren’t many disagreements between Sheridan City Council candidates Wednesday night during the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce candidate forum at the Sheridan Wesleyan Church. Four individuals — incumbents Thayer Shafer, Kristin Kelly and Shelleen Smith and challenger Rich Bridger — are running to fill three seats on the council. All four candidates… Continue Reading

Buck Brannaman to speak at Spear-O Sunday

Buck Brannaman to speak at Spear-O Sunday

BIGHORN MOUNTAINS — Horseman Buck Brannaman will speak at the Spear–O Mountain Campus about the evolution of soft horsemanship and the long rope from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday. The lecture and presentation is free and open to the public. According to the Spear–O Mountain website, Brannaman will speak about the history of soft horsemanship and… Continue Reading

Peterson, Pruitt wed July 9

Peterson, Pruitt wed July 9

SHERIDAN — Ron Peterson and Jen Pruitt wed July 9, 2016, at theSouth Park Nature Reserve. Peterson, originally of Sheridan, attended college at Enterprise Community College in Enterprise, Alabama. He is currently employed with the city of Sheridan. He is the son of Ron and Carolyn Peterson of Enterprise, Alabama, and Sydney and Ed Ryan… Continue Reading

Students named to the spring dean’s list

SHERIDAN — South Dakota School of Mines and Technology officials in Rapid City, South Dakota, have released the list of students named to the spring dean’s list. To be named to the list, students must have been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. The following… Continue Reading

Concerts in the Park end Tuesday

SHERIDAN — The Concerts in the Park series last performance for the summer will be Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Kendrick Park. These monthly events were made possible with the sponsorship of the John and Dorthy Duncan Trust, First Interstate Bank, Sheridan Recreation District and contributions through the Sheridan Arts Council. Performances for the… Continue Reading

Reports—August 11, 2016

SHERIDAN FIRE-RESCUE Wednesday • Rocky Mountain Ambulance assist, Wagon Box Road, 12:11 p.m. • Activated fire alarm, 400 block Delphi Street, 1:30 p.m. GOOSE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT Wednesday • Medical, 100 Wild Cat Road, 10:44 p.m. ROCKY MOUNTAIN AMBULANCE Wednesday • No reports available at press time. SHERIDAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Wednesday • No admissions or… Continue Reading

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