Our hats go off to the Sheridan High School Class of 2011 - as did theirs at 2:22 pm on Sunday at the conclusion of graduation ceremonies inside the main gym. The program started at 1:00 pm with the Processional "Fanfare and Processional" by the 9-11 Grade Band, followed by the "Star Spangled Banner" which was sung by Spectrum and then the welcome address by Principal Dirlene Wheeler.
At 9:48 am Sunday morning and close to schedule the annual Eatons' Horse Drive of over 100 horses passed under Interstate 90 and past the "City of Sheridan - Entrance to Historic District" sign as they headed down East 5th Street into Sheridan. In 1904 the Eaton brothers moved from North Dakota to the present ranch location on Wolf Creek west of Sheridan.
After the rains of the past week blue skies returned Thursday afternoon to reveal the beauty of Sheridan and the vibrant pink blossoms of May at 352 W. Loucks. If you drive by it'll turn you into a "rubbernecker" so you might want to walk by and enjoy both the view and the aroma of the blossoms.
The 2011 All-State Honors are out and Sheridan County has four outstanding track athletes: Wyatt Mirich from Big Horn, Taylor Heaps and Hunter Vineyard from Tongue River and Taylor Kraft from Sheridan.
"Raptoround: Standing Proud" by Chuck Weaver will officially be dedicated during the Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony in Sheridan on Monday morning. The sculpture that portrays a patriotic look was purchased with funds from the Sheridan Media Benefit Golf Tournament that was held last June. It has been placed on the Coffeen & Main Street corner where it will be dedicated.
3-Broncs and 3-Lady Broncs earn All-State Soccer Awards. The Wyoming Coaches Association has posted the 2011 4A All-State Awards recognizing six from Sheridan: Zack Will, Hunter Reece, Gabe Dahmke, Rickie Ryan, Nicci Kassen and Steph Sessions.