Archive - Dec 21, 2015

Second Man Sentenced in Aggravated Robbery Incident

A second man involved in the gunpoint robbery of a Sheridan woman last May, and who testified against the defendant in last week's jury trial, was sentenced to probation in district court in Sheridan Monday morning.

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Funeral services for Evelyn Hakert, 96 year old long time Buffalo resident and Wyoming Pioneer woman who passed away quietly Thursday evening at the Amie Holt Care Center in Buffalo, will be held Wednesday, December 23rd at 2:00 p.m. from the Harness Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo, with Father Doug Wasinger officiating.

Local 'Star Wars' Fans Celebrated the Latest Film Launch

And the Battle Begins: from left, Carson Bergstreser, Naomi Andersen, Lauren Bergstreser and Kaitlyn Andersen. (Leslie Stratmoen Photo)

Local “Star Wars” fans gathered recently to celebrate the latest launch of the series. Sheridan Media’s Leslie Stratmoen went undercover to get the report.

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Out-of-State Trucker Dies in Mountainside Crash

UPDATE: Noon
The Wyoming Highway Patrol has released the name of the trucker who was killed in Friday night's crash on Highway 14. He's been identified as 28-year-old Sana Altaye of Detroit, Michigan.

'Downton' Fans May be Dressing for Tea Party

Here's a shot of last year's table for the Downton tea party. (Leslie Stratmoen Photo)

The program director for the local library says get your costumes ready and make your reservations for the upcoming Downton Abbey tea party. Leslie Stratmoen has the story.

Weekend local sports wrap up

BRONC / LADY BRONC BASKETBALL - The Bronc and Lady Bronc basketball teams dropped games to Billings West Friday night the Broncs lost on the road 82-67 while the Lady Broncs fell 63-58 at home, Robbi Ryan had 31 points to lead the Lady Broncs.

Head coach Jessica Pickett says the team will rely a lot on the play of their three seniors, Ryan, along with Jamie Shassetz and Kaycen Townsend.

Both teams will play next week in the Energy classic tournament in Gillette.

Elementary School Students Learn to Write Computer Codes

After School Program Coordinator Yvonne Osborne, left, assists Alan Berg. Also in photo are Haylee Kethman and Tamara Middleton. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Look back a few decades, and staying after school meant some form of punishment. But for children in Sheridan County School District 2, staying after school these days means a chance to participate in exciting programs. Sheridan Media reporter Pat Blair has the story on one of them.

70-Plus People Visit Museum On Closing Weekend

Museum Director John Woodward at the popular sugar beet exhibit. (Photo by Pat Blair)

The Sheridan County Museum was a busy place over the weekend, with more than 70 people stopping by for a last look at exhibits before the facility closed for the winter.

Library Looking at 'Perfect Storm' in Funding Losses

As Sheridan Media has reported earlier, county officials are tightening the belt on spending as they brace for a decline in revenues from the state in the coming year. Sheridan Media reporter Pat Blair has details on how anticipated financial shortfalls will affect the county's library system.