Archive - Oct 2011

October 25th

Wyoming Jobless Rate 5.8 Percent in September

CHEYENNE (AP) - Wyoming's unemployment rate held steady at 5.8 percent in September. The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services says the state's jobless rate appears to have stabilized, remaining in the narrow range of 5.7 percent to 5.9 percent in each of the past four months.

Red Ribbon Week: Students Pledging to Stay Drug/Alcohol Free

(Sheridan Media file photo)

Students in Sheridan High School's WATCH program are celebrating Red Ribbon Week, raising awareness in fellow students about the harmful effects of drug and alcohol use.

Public Pulse - Tuesday 10/25/11

Don Hardy, author of "Shooting From the Lip: the Life of Senator Al Simpson"

Former Bears QB McMahon to Visit Sheridan for Wounded Warrior Fundraiser

Former NFL quarterback Jim McMahon during a visit to Iraq on New Years 2007. (U.S. Army courtesy photo)

Former NFL quarterback Jim McMahon, perhaps best known for his role on the 1985 Chicago Bears Super Bowl team, will be in Sheridan this weekend to support the Wounded Warrior Project.

Chamber Announces Stroll Button Design Winner

Designed by 12-year-old Kailee Becking, 2011 Christmas Stroll Button.

It's still October, but the Sheridan Chamber of Commerce is already gearing up for the Christmas Stroll. 12-year-old Kailee Becking was announced as the winner of the Christmas Stroll Button Design Contest Monday.

Whitney Benefits Maintains Fiduciary Excellence Certification

Whitney Benefits has maintained its certification for fiduciary excellence for the second year, an award attained through an independent audit determining adherence to "excellence in investment standards".

Middle School volleyball champs

Tongue River Middle School competed in Buffalo's 3A Volleyball tournament. They defeated Wheatland and Newcastle before defeating Glenrock for the championship.

Team members: Marisa Elliot, Afton Orchard, Allie Linhart, Allie Reed, Hope Rosalez, Maddie Boll, Mikaela Moore, Teagan Kobza, Kiley Carroll, Coach Jim Jurosek.

JCSD1 Superintendent: Infrastructure Funding Ok'd

Dr. Rod Kessler

The Johnson County School District 1 Board of Trustees had their meeting Monday night, and were informed by Superintendent Dr. Rod Kessler that funding has been approved by the state for infrastructure in and around the new intermediate school that is currently in the design phase.

Lady Bison Swimmers Headed to State

The Lady Bison swim team was at the Conference meet last week in Newcastle, and had a number of great finishes. The girls took fourth as a team.
Taking the top spot in the 200 medley relay was the team of Hannah Chapin, Misty Ballek, Caley Stafford and Sara Ott, and they also took second in the 200 free relay.
Chapin took first in the 100 freestyle, and Stafford finished first in the 100 breaststroke, and Gracie Meachum won the diving event.

Some Concerned With Arena at Jo Co Fairgrounds

Smokey Wildeman

Some citizens voiced their concerns about a possible indoor roping arena at the Johnson County Fairgrounds during last week's county commission meeting.