Dayton

The senior center in Sheridan was a busy place Wednesday.

The children would be nestled among the coats on the stage sleeping, while the parents danced the night away, back in the late 1800s, at the dance hall in Dayton. But the dance floor was unusual because of its bump in the center, and some of the gatherings got pretty rowdy and even painful, for some.

Now here's Sheridan Media's look back in time, to 100 years ago, by reporter Pat Blair as published in the Sheridan Enterprise newspaper on Jan. 8, 1916.

The Sheridan County Commission approved an enlargement of the Dayton Fire District by 40 acres, during Tuesday’s meeting.

Dayton's town council has approved a request for $5,000 for a board working to bring natural gas service to the Tongue River Valley.

Earlier this year, Sheridan County offered residents a chance to join one of the county's special districts. Sheridan Media reporter Pat Blair recently followed up, and filed this story.

The Senior Center in Sheridan and the community hall in Dayton will be the scene of New Year's Eve parties Thursday.

The early days of Dayton will be the focus of the next Conversations in History program at Sheridan's Senior Center.

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