During the last quarter of the 20th Century this "Bronc Bus" transported Sheridan High School's finest. The end of Greyhound/Trailways style of buses transporting District #2 students came to final closure last Thursday, May 10th when Ted Boggess of Ted's Towing put the last road miles on the "Bronc Bus." Albeit backwards as if to roll back some of those many miles while allowing it to look back over where it had been.
Yes, it is recycle time for the vintage '70's GMC bus that in its day sported blue and gold colors inside and out. It outlasted four school Superintendents, three Transportation Directors and five of its district drivers, Steven Brantz; Martha Conley; Cheryl Sanderson; Vencil Burnett and Agnes Blaney, who retired last year, leaving only Dan Sears who is still a full time driver with the district but is now driving the more familiar "yellow" school bus.
After retiring from District #2 at the turn of the century the "Bronc Bus" found a new lease on life near Big Horn where its new owner Henry Sickler embarked upon converting it into a motor home only to have the high price of fuel dampen his effort and enthusiasm for the project. This is where Ted's Towing enters the scene and gives old faithful its final ride.
There are no doubt many memories associated with the "Bronc Bus." For example did you know that as the Assistant Superintendent, when the bus first arrived in the district, Charlie Popovich took it for a test drive - that is once he discovered or was told where the "secret" switch under the dash was located that needed to be pushed in order for it to start. Did you know that the "Bronc Bus" once went to Regina Canada for a football game with Coach Bruce Keith and the SHS Bronc football team, to Portland Oregon for the Rose Festival Parade with the Sheridan High School Marching Band to Lincoln Nebraska with the SHS Wrestling Team and to Kansas City with the FFA?
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