Archive - Aug 2009 - News

August 27th

The Trail End Guilds, Inc. Is Getting Set For The 2009 Grand Home Tour

The Trail End Guilds, Inc. is sponsoring the 2009 Grand Home Tour, which will feature the art and architecture of Glenn Charles McAlister. Participants of the tour will be able to get an up-close and personal look at the Brooks Mansion, the Kendrick Mansion, the Robinson House and the Sheridan County Courthouse.

August 26th

Authorities Encourage Residents To Be Alert But Not To Worry

In the aftermath of yesterday’s shooting death, many Sheridan residents have concerns for their safety. Authorities are out in force and will certainly be on a heightened state of alert for a while, even after the current homicide case is closed.

Wyoming Legislators Weigh In On Kennedy Death

The death of U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy will have an affect on those far outside his home state of Massachusetts. Wyoming’s senators expressed their feelings about the senator upon learning of his passing. Wyoming Senator John Barrasso says he will never forget the warm welcome Senator Kennedy gave him when he was first sworn in.

Governor Freudenthal Talks About Keeping Kids In School

This year both Sheridan High School and Fort MacKenzie High School failed to meet Federal Average Yearly Progress goals for graduation rates. Governor Dave Freudenthal says that keeping kids in school can affect more than just the students.

Hospital Moves Forward With Several Big Projects

The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees held their monthly meeting Wednesday. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter was there and has more.

Police Make Arrests In Sheridan Homicide Investigation

Police have made three arrests in connection with the murder of a local businessman yesterday in Sheridan. Sheridan Police Chief Mike Card says the investigation will continue. 19-year-old Dennis Poitra, Jr., a 16-year-old Sheridan male, and a 15-year-old Sheridan male were all in custody by 8:30 last night. The names of the juvenile suspects cannot be released.

Hospital Board Approves Several Plans Focused On Quality

Sheridan Memorial Hospital is continuously working on ways that they can improve the quality of care that is offered to their patients. Wednesday night the Hospital Board approved the Quality and Infection Control Plans. Hospital Quality Services Manager Lajune Bacon says the Quality Plan covers a lot of ground.

Community Blood Draw Is Once Again A Success

The final numbers are in for the annual community blood draw at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. Hospital Marketing Manager Danae Brandjord gives us the numbers.

UPDATE: Apparent Home Invasion Turns Deadly

Earlier this morning we reported that a caller to Sheridan Media informed us that during her morning walk on the South Hill, she and her walking partner came upon police tape cordoning off the area be

August 25th

New Priest Overcomes Tragedy To Serve The Sheridan Community

Less than a month ago Rob Spaulding became an ordained Catholic priest. Now he’s serving Sheridan at Holy Name Church. Sheridan Media News Director Kurt Layher talked with Father Spaulding about the path he took to get here.