So many kingdoms floating in the Pacific Ocean

By |Nov. 6, 2019|

After lumbering for a week around back roads that a Brit friend described as “a construction site where some tarmac fell off the back of a lorry,” I looked at iPhone images and recalled memories created at royal destinations in a remote area of Timor.

UCC receives grant, plans construction projects

By |Oct. 23, 2019|

When Sheila Naismith was officially installed as the leader of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Sheridan May 13, 2018, she immediately made plans to help the community and maintain her participation in social activism through her new position as the first female pastor of the church in its recorded history.

Music from a wide spot in the road

By |Oct. 16, 2019|

Artists staying at Sheridan County’s artist residencies are often impressed by our vast, open spaces, mountain vistas and the abundance of stars in our night sky; yet, other than landscape painters, most artists in residence devote their time in our area to ongoing studio projects

Rituals of theater

By |Aug. 21, 2019|

Nearly this time last year, I was headlong into classwork, and I used this column to ponder the fact that plays can have universal themes throughout history, and thus maintain the true definition of the term “classic.”

Local author moves into new writing genre

By |Aug. 21, 2019|

“I’ve never seen you looking so lovely as you did tonight, I’ve never seen you shine so bright…The lady in red is dancing with me, cheek to cheek, there’s nobody here, it’s just you and me,” sang Chris de Burgh in 1986.

Judging art at county fair

By |Aug. 14, 2019|

I was excited to help judge 4-H art at the Sheridan County Fair this year, and also nervous about how to weigh individual 4-H members’ achievement against others in the three age divisions of junior, intermediate and senior.

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