Archive - Feb 19, 2010 - News

State Legislators Address Juvenlile Justice and Sex Offender Issues

Registered sex offenders in Wyoming couldn't move into residences close to schools under a bill advancing in the state House of Representatives. The House gave preliminary approval Friday to House Bill 83, sponsored by Representative Steve Harshman, a Republican from Casper.

Wyoming Receives First Hybrid School Bus

Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dr. Jim McBride, and Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Director, John Corra, celebrated the arrival of the first Diesel Hybrid school bus to Wyoming Friday.

Sheridan Housing Action Committee and First Interstate Bank Receive Grant

The Sheridan Housing Action Committee and First Interstate Bank were recently awarded $450,000 in Affordable Housing Program funding from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle. SHAC Executive Director Karin Spann says the funding will help aid a number of home buyers in the community.

A Local Writer Tells A WWII Story That Is Personal, Universal and Distinct

Her verve for literature, writing and teaching makes Jane Wohl an exceptionally radiant and charismatic teacher, who has passed these passions to many of her pupils during her roughly 30 years of instructing. Jane teaches English at Sheridan College among other things, and recently went on Sabbatical to focus on other areas of her work. She presented an excerpt at last night's NWCC meeting.

Northern Wyoming Community College District Ranks 9th In a National Survey

Fund raising seems to be a forte for the Northern Wyoming Community College District. At the monthly board meeting held at Sheridan College last night, Susan Bigelow, the Vice President of Development for the district, announced NWCC ranked 9th nationally among all community and technical colleges for fundraising in 2009.

Other District Court News: Padgett Changes Plea in Larceny Case; Feaster is Arraigned on 3rd Degree Sexual Abuse of a Minor Cha

In 4th Judicial District Court Thursday morning, 25-year-old Tyler Padgett changed his plea to "Guilty" of Felony Larceny pursuant to a plea agreement with the State.

Man Accused of Possession of Child Pornography To Represent Himself

Sheridan County Detention Center inmate Huntly A. Rinck received an unusual birthday present Thursday morning. Sheridan Media's Mary Jo Johnson has the story.