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Sheridan Fire-Rescue responded to a call involving a Dodge pickup and a person in a wheelchair Wednesday evening. The person in the wheelchair was attempting to cross Loucks when a truck turning right off of Main St. struck that person. The wheelchair and the victim were dragged several feet before the truck was stopped. The victim in the wheelchair was transported to Memorial Hospital.

Sheridan Fire-Rescue responded to Kendrick Park Sunday afternoon after a large tree fell across the road. The high winds were blamed for toppling the tree.

Kendrick Park remained closed Sunday. Crews from the City’s Parks Department were expected to work on removing the remaining sections of the tree Monday.

Sheridan Fire-Rescue conducted the May fire drill at Sagebrush school Thursday morning. Fire drills are conducted each month throughout the school year at each of the Sheridan’s Elementary, Junior High, and High Schools. Firefighter/EMTs from Sheridan fire rescue provide fire safety presentations for Kindergarten through 5th grade classes.

The calendar on the wall says "May 9th" as Sandi gets ready to write a check payable to the Sheridan County Treasurer that she'll soon hand over to Julie in the County Treasurer's Office. You have until 5:00 pm May 10th to pay your second half property tax installment for 2010.

Sheridan Fire-Rescue conducted roof ventilation training at the former Big Horn Motors building at 5th and Main Streets Tuesday. Firefighters have been conducting various training evolutions since last week, including interior victim searches, firefighter self-rescue, and wall breeches. The training was made possible by building owner Dave Sorensen.

Representatives from Sheridan Fire-Rescue, Big Horn Fire, Ranchester Fire and Dayton Fire participated in instructor training in the use of the Fireblast 451 ® Mobile Fire Training trailer on Thursday. Trainers from Fireblast 451 ®, the manufacturer of the unit, certified 11 “Fire Control Officers” to conduct live fire training evolutions.

Thanks to a $200,000 Safe Routes to School project grant, construction of sidewalks and crosswalks near the Big Horn School campus when completed will provide for safer walks to the new Big Horn Elementary School when it is completed. At present the new school appears to be "reaching for the skies" as it emerges from the ground.

Eight High School football players from Sheridan County have been selected to the 2011 Shrine Bowl North team rosters. Selected to the North team starting roster are: Michael Klepperich, Wyatt Mirich and Nelson Alzheimer of Big Horn and Kyle Hutchinson, Dawson Osborn and Zach Will from Sheridan.

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