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April 15th, 2010

This Year's Jefferson Award Winner Is From Sheridan

Alta June Pool is the 2010 Jefferson Award winner for Wyoming.
Alta June Pool is the 2010 Jefferson Award winner for Wyoming.

This year's Jefferson Award winner has been announced, and it is Alta June Pool of Sheridan. Pool was recognized for her over two decades of volunteering for the AARP and a lifelong commitment to volunteering in general. Alta June says she's excited to have received the honor, but still is experiencing some disbelief over the whole thing.

Wyoming Trooper Gets 4 to 7 Years For Child Sex Abuse

State Trooper gets 4 to 7 years.
State Trooper gets 4 to 7 years.

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - A Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper has been ordered to serve four to seven years in prison after being convicted of exposing himself to a 5-year-old girl. A jury convicted Jay Gruwell in December of third-degree sexual abuse of a minor. He had faced up to 15 years in prison. Gruwell had been free on bail until his sentencing Wednesday.

Rabies Rates On The Rise

Katie Hiller

A potentially deadly disease is on the rise in Sheridan County. Sheridan Media's Betsy Love brings you the first in a two part series.

Fewer than three confirmed rabies cases have been found in in both domestic and wild animals each year in Sheridan County since 2001. That is, until last year. Katie Hiller with Sheridan County Public Health:

April 14th

"A Midsummer Night's Dream – Abridged" Opens Tonight

Members of the cast of "A Midsummer Night's Dream - Abridges", produced by the Sheridan College No Frills Theatre Co.

Tonight Shakespeare fans will be treated to the first of four performances of his classic comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream – Abridged. Produced by the Sheridan College No Frills Theatre Company, Gene Sager, who co-directs the play with his wife, Lillian, explains the “abridged” part.

King's Guilty Plea on Child Abuse Charge

Sheridan resident Rockie King changed his plea to Guilty on Felony Child Abuse.

35-year-old Rockie King appeared before Judge John Fenn Tuesday morning, initially for a Pre-Trial Conference. He was awaiting trial on charges of Aggravated Assault & Battery and Child Abuse for an incident on November 16, 2009 in which he had allegedly choked and hit his 13-month-old daughter, causing bruising on her neck, face and eyes.

Three Arraigned in District Court

New addition of Sheridan County Courthouse, which houses 4th Judicial District Court.

43-year-old Margery Voiles was arraigned in 4th Judicial Court Tuesday morning on one count of Felony Child Endangering and one Misdemeanor count of Possession of a Controlled Substance – Methamphetamine.

School District 2 Implements "Clickers"

e-Instruction Clickers will be used at 35 SHS and SJHS classes.

At Tuesday night's School District 2 Board of Trustees meeting, SHS math teacher Jeff Mowry demonstrated the e-Instruction program, or "Clickers" for which the District recently received an $80,000 grant to purchase. Assistant Superintendent Tom Sachse explains.

SAWS Board Approves Amendment To Operating Agreement

SAWS Administrator Rod Liesinger
SAWS Administrator Rod Liesinger

The Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board made quick work of a light agenda at their monthly meeting Wednesday. The Board agreed to amend the operating agreement between SAWS and the City of Sheridan.

2009 Youth Risk Behavior Results

SHS and SJHS show areas of concern on the 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey.

At Tuesday night's Sheridan County School District 2 board meeting, Assistant Superintendent Tom Sachse went over some of the results of the most recent Youth Risk Behavior Survey for 2009. The areas surveyed covered areas regarding injury and violence, tobacco use, alcohol and other drug use, sexual behaviors and nutrition and weight.

Head-On Crash On Brundage Lane

Head-on collision on Brundage Lane Wednesday afternoon.
Head-on collision on Brundage Lane Wednesday afternoon.

Three vehicles were involved in an accident Wednesday afternoon on Brundage Lane in Sheridan. Rob Simpson was involved in the wreck, and he explains his recollection of the crash.

Sheridan Police Sergeant Cody Lamb explains how the events unfolded that resulted in the accident.