Archive - Aug 2013 - News

August 22nd

Johnson County Wellness Group Discusses Obesity Epidemic

Wednesday afternoon the Johnson County Wellness Group had their quarterly meeting, this time focusing on the Obesity Epidemic in this country and the problem with underage drinking in the State of Wyoming.

Bowling Tournament To Benefit Food Pantry

A family-friendly event happening Friday and Saturday at the Buffalo Bowl will benefit the Bread Of Life Food Pantry.

Both nights beginning at 6pm the Buffalo Bowl will host a Bowling Tournament with all proceeds going to the Food Pantry.

Saying His Goodbyes

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Sheridan College's Dr. Jon Connelly (Photo by Ron Richter)

Thursday night was the regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees.

Making Sure the Kids Are Ready

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This young girl shows off her new backpack she received free at McDonald's on North Main in Sheirdan. (Photo by Ron Richter)

The McDonald's on North Main in Sheridan did something special Thursday for kids getting ready to start another school year, as free backpacks were given out to the little ones.

Treasure in the Pines

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The 27th annual Story Days will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday with a number of different events that range from a dutch oven cook-off to a human, “Ben-Hur Style” outhouse chariot race.

WYDOT to Host Public Meeting Next Monday

WYDOT to Host Public Meeting Next Monday

Wyoming Department of Transportation officials will be hosting a public meeting on Monday, August 26 to discuss possible changes to WYDOT’s specific signing program.

Wyo. ACT Scores Lower than 2012, National Average

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming's scores on the ACT college entrance exam are lower than last year's and also below the national average. The average overall score for Wyoming students in the 2013 results was 19.8, down a half point from last year.

Commissioners Urge Extreme Caution Following Fire

Commissioners Urge Extreme Caution Following Aug. 18 Fire (Photo by Chris Foy)

On August 18, a group of shooters at the Buffalo Run recreational area in Sheridan County started a fire due to the use of exploding targets. Earlier this month the U.S. Forest Service prohibited the use of exploding targets on national forest and grasslands in the Rocky Mountain Region.

SMH Blood Screenings Continue Through Friday

Wellness screenings offered by Sheridan Memorial Hospital to the general public are still taking place through Friday. The main test, the blood chemistry/lipid-direct LDL screen, provides information used by healthcare providers to measure a person's overall health. 

Liz Cheney Issues Statement on Resident Fishing License Fine

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Candidate for U.S. Senate, Liz Cheney, has paid $220 after she was ticketed by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department for purchasing a resident fishing license when she had only been in state for a few months.