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Victory Garden

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Shovels, hoes and rakes await the gardeners of the "Victory Garden" at Fort Mackenzie (VA Hospital). No one was working their plot on Thursday afternoon but Stella Montano reports that she and Clarence have their onion sets and potatoes in the ground in Plot C. There are 18 assigned plots according to the plot plan seen in the lower right corner of the photo.

Giving a Tree

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Kid Witness News from Sheridan Jr. High donated a tree to the City of Sheridan this week near the walking path above Kendrick Park. (Photo Courtesy of Dana Wyatt)

Making Way for the New @ the Welch Cancer Center

The Welch Cancer Center Patient Entrance door that has opened to welcome many since 1993 will soon fall prey to the jaws of the John Deere excavator of Sheridan's SSR Construction, Inc. - perhaps before the sun sets on Wednesday. Hospital oncologists have started treating patients in the new facility and it is time to tear down the old digs to make room for Phase 2 construction.

Soon-to-be "Hardrockers"

Six Sheridan Bronc Soccer players are soon to be Hardrockers as in South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Hardrockers. Cody Schellinger who graduated from SHS in 2010 will be joined by SHS 2012 graduates-to-be Hunter Reece, Sam LeTempt, Cole Smith, Gabe Dahmke and Braydon Drell in attending school and playing soccer for the School of Mines.

The Dynamic Brother/Sister Rotellini Twosome

It must "run" in the family as this brother/sister pair paired up for a pair of distance running wins at the Wyoming Track Classic held in Casper on Monday afternoon.

SHS Prom Prep

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Prom preparations are underway in the small gym at the Sheridan High School. Yes, it is that time of year again - time for the prom. From this sneak preview it has all the makings to be the "World's Greatest Prom" under the big top. I'll say no more except that the Grand March will begin at 7:00 pm Saturday, May 5th in the main gym.

Follow The Leader

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In a pond near Big Horn on Monday afternoon follow the leader appeared to be the lesson of the day. The five young goslings were showing off their skills as mom led the clutch with dad bringing up the rear. These five goslings are only days old. At the age of 1-2 days they can walk, swim, feed and even dive. One even started to "swim away from home" only to be rounded up by mom.

Surveying a Future Building Site?

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On the last day of April this robin, perhaps a male, may be scouting out a May nest building site. Robins are one of our earliest birds to nest. The male arrives first and picks out an area an acre in size. When the females arrive and join their mates the final size of the mating area is reduced to about 1/3 of an acre.

A Celebration at Ucross

The Ucross Foundation held an Arbor Day Celebration over the weekend that included an early birthday party for the founder of Ucross, and a special book signing. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter was there and has the story.

"Grazing in the Grass"

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To some folks "Grazing in the Grass" is a single that hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1968 or was in the soundtrack of "The Lion King 1 1/2" in 2004 but to this buffalo in the elk pasture above Kendrick Park it is a way of life in 2012. It doesn't seem to mind the overcast sky and rainy conditions that have dampened the spirits of some this weekend.

Crossing the Line

The wind driven rain couldn't wash the white line off Scott Field allowing the official to see the ball Cheyenne East's goalie Dalton Hass has in his left arm cross over the goal line for the Sheridan Bronc score.

Number 1 Stomps All Over Number 2

Number 1 definitely beats number 2 as the #1 ranked Sheridan Broncs stomped all over the #2 Cheyenne Central Indians at Homer Scott Field Friday evening. The windy, cold conditions only seemed to help the Broncs who jumped on the scoreboard 7-minutes into the game on a penalty kick by Hunter Reece - follow the ball in this 7-photo collage.

TR's Fallon Lewis; Now an All-American

Sheridan College sophomore Fallon Lewis, a Tongue River High School graduate, is now a National Junior College Athletic Association All-American bound for the University of Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team.

Deer Meet Killdeer

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Two varieties of deer were enjoying rain washed grass on Friday morning. The two killdeer birds didn't seem bothered at all by the two white tail deer grazing near by on the lush, wet green grass - wet from the April showers that arrived in the Sheridan area and that are expected to last through the weekend.

2012 Keystone Awards

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The 2012 Keystone Awards were held Thursday night at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. For more information from the event, you can click on the provided link to listen to or read the news story. http://www.sheridanmedia.com/new...

Photos by Ron Richter

Color for a Cause

On Wednesday afternoon Candice Swanson and Angela Lockard from Volunteers of America were immersed among the abundance of colorful flowers at Landon's Greenhouse & Nursery. The two were carefully selecting geraniums to enhance the VOA campus in preparation for the dedication of the Chip Garber Greenhouse set for Saturday at 11:00am.

Council to Address Vacant Ward Two Seat

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The Sheridan City Council will hold a special meeting next Monday to fill the open seat vacated by John Bigelow at the end of March. City Clerk Scott Badley says that they've received letters of interest from two applicants.

The New "Nest" of Window Works & More

If you remember the "more" in Window Works and More - You'll LOVE Nest Home & Holiday! That's what the Country Bounty Spring Into Summer Guide of April 24th had to say about "NEST." They are having a Grand Opening on Saturday, April 28, 2012 in their new nest at 1815 North Main Street - in the Old Weisman's building. Scroll down for more of "more."

I-90 Interchange Area - Alternative 4

The proposed relocation of the North Main Street & Interstate 90 interchange is one step closer to reality. The Federal Highway Administration has completed an environmental assessment and WYDOT has identified "Alternative 4" as the preferred option. In the very center of this Wednesday photo is the "Alternative 4" area.

Agribusiness Star

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Reata Brannaman of the John B. Kendrick FFA Chapter in Sheridan was the Star in State Agribusiness as well as the Region 3 Star in Agribusiness. Reata won the State FFA Equine Entrepreneurship Proficiency award and the Ag Sales Entrepreneurship Proficiency Award.