Archive - Sep 2009

September 14th

Sheridan County School District 2 AP Program Is More Popular Than Ever

Sheridan High School has their highest enrollments ever in Advanced Placement courses. Nearly three hundred students have signed up to take AP courses this year. The courses not only provide more challenging coursework for students but also provide the opportunity to earn college credit. High School Principal Dirlene Wheeler.

School District 2 Holds September Board Meeting

The construction is nearly complete on the new Woodland Park Elementary School. All estimates show the building ready for a grand opening celebration on Monday, October 12th. Sheridan County School District 2 Superintendent Craig Dougherty says students will attend classes in the new building the next day.

The Accountability, Change, And Education Behavioral Center Continues In School District 2

Students that misbehave in Sheridan County School District 2 and are suspended or expelled do not get to stay home, however. For the past three years those students must attend the ACE program. ACE stands for Accountability, Change and Education. District Superintendent Craig Dougherty says the program is showing very positive results.

More County Road Closures Remind Us That It’s Still Construction Season

Many of the construction projects in the Sheridan area are getting close to completion. The roadwork to prepare for a traffic light at Brundage Lane and Sugarland Drive is almost done.

Tongue River Valley Community Center Still Eying An October Move In Date At The Old Tongue River High School

Officials with the Tongue River Valley Community Center are confident that renovation work at the old Tongue River High School will be complete by the end of this month. TRVCC Director Erin Kilbride says things are a bit behind schedule, but they are hopeful that things will be
done soon.

Wyoming Arts Council Encourages Writers To Apply for Upcoming Awards

Wyoming writers are encouraged to consider applying for several upcoming writers awards being offered by the Wyoming Arts Council. Anyone wishing to apply for the Neltje, Blanchan and Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Writing Awards are reminded that the postmark deadline for applications is October 30th.

Fugitive Arrested In the Big Horn Mountains Is Heading Back To Mississippi

The 63 year old fugitive arrested while tending sheep in the Big Horn Mountains will be extradited to Mississippi, where he's accused of molesting children. A judge in Casper ruled Monday that Edward Eugene Harper should be returned to face charges in DeSoto County Mississippi. Harper was a fugitive for nearly 15 years after failing to

Shirley Willett

Shirley Willett, age 86, died September 9, 2009, in Omaha, NE. Mrs. Willett was the sister of Lorraine Husman of Story, WY and Howard Sorensen of Sheridan.

Mrs. Willett was born in Omaha, NE, to Arthur and Edith (Larson) Sorensen. She married Marion C. "Bud" Willett. He preceeded her in death in 1991.

Florence Birchby

 Sheridan resident Florence Birchby, 85, passed away on Monday, Septmeber 14, 2009 at Westview Health Care Center.

Making the Call: Cell Phone Health Risks Debated in D.C. Today

News out of Washington today: Pensylvania Senator and brain cancer survivor Arlen Specter will hold a Senate committee hearing today on whether using your cell phone could be making you sick. And at the same time, an international conference is examining the scientific research on cancer risks linked to exposure to cell phone radiation.