Archive - Aug 12, 2010 - News

Sheridan Man Has Initial Appearance on Sexual Abuse of a Minor Charge

54-year-old Sheridan Curtis Scheckla is charged with Second Degree Sexual Abuse of a Minor.
54-year-old Sheridan Curtis Scheckla is charged with Second Degree Sexual Abuse of a Minor.

54-year-old Sheridan resident Curtis Scheckla had his initial appearance in Sheridan County Circuit Court Thursday. Scheckla is charged with one count of Second Degree Sexual Abuse of a Minor.

Local Students Awarded Sheridan WYO Rodeo Scholarships

Left to right: Michael Leibrich, Seth Stadick and Philip Kane
Left to right: Michael Leibrich, Seth Stadick and Philip Kane

Three recent Sheridan County high school graduates have been awarded Sheridan WYO Rodeo scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each. The three students that were selected from the eleven applicants are; Seth Stadick and Michael Leibrich of Sheridan and Philip Kane of Big Horn.

Story Fish Hatchery Remains Closed to the Public

The Story Fish Hatchery will be open to the public in June of 2011.
The Story Fish Hatchery will be open to the public in June of 2011.

The Story Fish Hatchery has been closed to the public due to construction for the past three years as major facility upgrades have taken place to prevent whirling disease. Game and Fish Information Specialist Warren Mischke says that the hatchery will remained closed to the public until June of 2011.

Nicholas Edwards Changes Plea; Sentenced

Plea change and sentencing for Nicholas Edwards on August 10th.

32-year-old Nicholas Edwards changed his plea to Guilty on three different counts Wednesday in 4th Judicial District Court. Back on July 13th, Edwards' attorney, Joelle Hadley-Day, had told Judge John Fenn that they were awaiting the findings from a substance abuse evaluation before finalizing a plea agreement with the state.

Two Run for County Assessor

Two will be vying for the Sheridan County Assessor office in the August 17th Primary.

On the August 8th edition of KROE's Public Pulse program, candidates for the office of Sheridan County Assessor were the guests.

Vicki Kane, a newcomer to the County Assessor Race, says that while overall she thinks her opponent has done a good job as assessor, she sees another aspect of the position that needs improvement.

Special SAWS Meeting About Increasing Water Supply

The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board approved a special meeting to hear a report on the Sheridan Supplemental Supply Study. Sheridan Utilities Director Dan Miller explains this study is “looking towards the future”:

Dan says the initial draft of the study is expected to come out for public comment sometime in September.

College Receives $220,000 Grant For Student Support Services

Low-income students who are the first in their family to attend college or who are disabled will now have more support if they wish to attend any of Northern Wyoming Community College District schools, including Sheridan College.