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September 16th

Last 3rd Thursday Street Festival

What a way to finish off its second year, with a success.  The last 3rd Thursday Street Festival brought out people by the hundreds filling Grinnell Plaza and most of Main Thursday evening.

Event coordinator Julie Davidson was thrilled with the attendance.

Truck Hits Parade Float; Injures Several Children

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Officials say several third-graders were injured in Crow Agency when a pickup truck hit the float they were riding on before a parade meant to celebrate Native American Week.

Crow School Principal Gene Grose says the pickup hit a decorated flatbed carrying about forty students Thursday morning. Witnesses say they think the pickup was traveling at about 35 mph.

Sheridan County Tax Appeals Considered Today

Sheridan County Commissioners took off their “commissioner hats” and put on their Board of Equalization hats Thursday. Chairman Steve Maier:

Testimony regarding the contested tax assessment for property owned by Michael Watkins and another two properties owned by William Doenz is expected to continue through Friday morning.

What Do You Think About Sheridan, Gillette and Buffalo Colleges?

Northern Wyoming Community College District is currently looking to hear what you think about our local colleges. Wendy Smith, Director of Marketing and Public Information for Sheridan College, explains why the District is currently seeking comments from the public:

Sheridan College Enrollment Is Up

Confusion about student enrollment at Sheridan College was addressed at the Northern Wyoming Community College District Board meeting Thursday night. Sheridan College President Paul Young told the board that the important numbers to consider when evaluating the college's capacity are enrollment numbers, not headcount:

Man Accused of Kidnapping Changes Plea

Kevin Fuller changed his plea in District Court Thursday.

A Great Falls, Montana man changed his plea on a Kidnapping charge in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday. As terms of a plea agreement with the State, Kevin Fuller plead guilty to a lesser charge of Felonious Restraint. If the Court accepts the terms of the plea agreement, Fuller could possibly serve 2 to 4 years in prison for his crime. Fuller will also receive credit for time served.

Shawn Osborne: Judge Denies Motion to Suppress Statement

29-year-old Shawn Osborne faces a 1st Degree Murder charge for allegedly killing Gerald Bloom in January.

A motion hearing for 29-year-old Sheridan resident Shawn Osborne was held in 4th Judicial District Court Thursday. Osborne is charged with 1st Degree Murder for the alleged killing of Gerald Bloom in Sheridan on January 15, 2010.

District 2 Chooses Teacher of the Year

At Monday night's Sheridan County School District 2 board meeting, the meeting began by recognizing the 2009-2010 District Teacher of the Year. This year, Sheridan High School Principal Dirleen Wheeler said that Carol Stewart, the Reading Specialist and Instructional Facilitator at SHS was chosen.

September 15th

Health Fair to Provide Eleven Screenings

For over twenty years, Sheridan Memorial Hospital, along with a myriad of health-related vendors have hosted a free public Health Fair at the Sheridan College Golden Dome. This year is no exception, spokesperson Cecile Pattison says they will have some new things to offer this year.

2010 Distracted Driving Summit

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced the agenda for the second national Distracted Driving Summit to be held Tuesday, September 21st in Washington, DC.