Sheridan Media Week in Review

Sheridan Media Week in Review (Photo by Ron Richter)
Sheridan Media Week in Review (Photo by Ron Richter)

Here's a look at the past week's top stories from Sheridan Media News:

Ward 1 Sheridan City Councilwoman Shelleen Smith had her initial appearance in Sheridan County Circuit Court Monday for the charge of Driving Under the Influence. Smith did not actually appear in Court, as a written not guilty plea was submitted to the Court by her attorney. A hearing between the Prosecuting Attorney and Smith's lawyer will take place at a later date.

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The Northern Wyoming Community College District Board of Trustees approved a bond issue Monday that would renovate and expand upon the existing Technical Education Center at Sheridan College.

Sheridan College President Paul Young says this bond issue would help fill a void in the technical and skilled trade areas from workers retiring and feed the growing demand as these jobs once sent overseas return here to the United States.

The project would cost an estimated $15.85 million and the issue is expected to go forward to the Sheridan County taxpayers in a special election this August. Young says the bond issue would be in proceed in the form of an increased property tax that many at the meeting said would benefit the greater good of the community.

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Representatives from Google were at Sheridan High School Wednesday for the announcement that 15-year-old Lauren Sarantopulos has been selected to represent Wyoming in the Doodle 4 Google contest.

Sarantopulos explains that you can help her win the grand prize by voting for her artwork entitled Living in a Fairytale.

As one of the 50 finalists, Sarantopulos has been invited to attend the awards ceremony at the national finalists competition in New York City May 22, where the winner will be announced. Voting will be open until May 10, at 5 pm.

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We previously reported the Sheridan County Commissioners accepted a bid $11,300 for a private contractor to clean up private property on U.S. Highway 14. Ryan Healy, special deputy on the case, says property owner Shirley Weidt will have to pay the county back for cleaning up her property. He said this scenario came about after a court order instructed Weidt to clean her property on her own. Since that wasn't done, the county stepped in.

The county contracted with Mountain View Builders to have the property cleaned at the beginning of this week.

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