Officials Dedicate Coffeen School Cornerstone

Grand Master William D. Townsend III, center (Photo by Pat Blair)
Grand Master William D. Townsend III, center (Photo by Pat Blair)

Sheridan county and city officials, administrators and trustees of Sheridan County School District 2 and local residents gathered on Saturday afternoon for the cornerstone dedication of the city's newest elementary school.

The new Henry A. Coffeen school occupies the site of the former Coffeen school.

Sen. Dave Kinskey was master of ceremonies, and introduced special guests at the dedication. He also mentioned one person who would probably have been at the event if that had been possible.

Other speakers included Sheridan High School teacher Tyson Emborg, who talked about the pioneer Sheridan businessman for whom the school is named, and school Principal Nikki Trahan. Two time capsules will be buried under the stone. The principal talked about the items that will be in the community capsule.

William D. Townsend III, most worshipful master of the Wyoming Masonic lodge, presided over the dedication ceremony. He talked about history of the event.

The ceremony was followed by tours of the new building. See more photos below.

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Sen. Dave Kinskey, master of ceremonies (Photo by Pat Blair)
Items that will go in school/community time capsule (Photo by Pat Blair)
Items in the Masonic Lodge time capsule (Photo by Pat Blair)