Sheridan County

**UPDATE**

The Johnson County Commissioners have announced that their public meeting to introduce the various proposals, allow input from the rest of the commission, and to gather input and comments from the public will be Tuesday, October 30th at 9am in the Commission Offices at the historic courthouse.

*Original story:

For the past 30 years, on a night near Halloween, screams and shrieks can be heard coming from the Murphy house at 138 Fish Hatchery Road in Story. That's because Glen and Marilyn have hosted a haunted house at their residence since they moved to Story decades ago.

Frigid weather predicted to pass over Sheridan has caused “Pet-O-Ween” to be moved indoors. Kandy DeTavernier, lead organizer of the Dog and Cat Shelter's annual fundraiser, provides the details.

The Wyoming workforce is going to notice slightly slimmer paychecks when the New Year rolls around. A nationwide Federal Insurance Contributions Act Tax cut was implemented in 2011, and this year, there has been no initiative in Congress to continue the tax break for workers.

For the 17th year in a row, the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce will be holding its Christmas Stroll event on Main Street the day after Thanksgiving. This year's theme will be "Strolling with the Elves."

General manager of Sheridan-based Advanced Communications Technology, Aaron Sopko, was one of two locals to present at the first ever Wyoming Broadband Summit in Cheyenne Tuesday. He was joined by Tom Richards, a Sheridan doctor who is savvy to combining technology and medicine.

Prevention specialist Thom Gabrukiewicz with Sheridan County's Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention said Tuesday's town hall meeting was a success in terms of learning about the community's attitudes towards drugs and alcohol.

The Sheridan Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees held a special meeting Wednesday, where they voted to waive the funds allocated to the hospital from Sheridan County.

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