Archive - Jan 8, 2016 - News

Doctor Says Self Acceptance’s Key to Mental Illness Recovery

Dr. Victor Ashear said his book, "Acceptance," could be used as a workbook. (Leslie Stratmoen Photo)

A local doctor says self acceptance is the key to recovery from mental illness. Leslie Stratmoen has the story.

Local Homeless Shelter Housed Family Over Holidays

During a public gathering of representatives from local service agencies held last month, Claude Alley, who is the director of homeless services for the local Volunteers of America organization, said there was a family staying there, at that time, and a church group was purchasing presents for both the children and parents.

Decorator Offers Tips for Packing Away Ornaments

Donna Jo Swanson offered the tips. (Leslie Stratmoen Photo)

For anyone who hasn’t yet taken down the Christmas tree, Donna Jo Swanson of Little Willow Traders recommends dismantling the tree in an organized manner.

Then packing up the decorations in such a way that they’ll be ready for next year.

Governor Visits Sheridan County to Honor Students

UPDATE: A group of local students were personally recognized for their achievements this week by the governor of Wyoming. Gov. Matt Mead told a gathering of Big Horn High School students Thursday morning they are “an elite” group, who are raising the bar.

Police Chief Explains Invalid Petition Signatures

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Sheridan Police Chief Richard Adriaens (Photo Ron Richter ©)

As previously reported, the petition to put the city administrator position up for a special election in Sheridan failed, due to a lack of valid signatures. 529 signatures were required, which is 10 percent of the registered voters in Sheridan that voted last election.

Kendrick Pool and Its Immediate Future

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There has been a lot of speculation over the past few years as to the future of Kendrick Pool, as officials with the City of Sheridan and the Sheridan Recreation District have been contemplating what to do with the aging facility that is almost 80 years old.

Wyoming Graded Eighth in Education Quality

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Wyoming has been ranked eighth in the nation in Education Week’s 20th annual report card.

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Johnson County Hospital Announces First Baby of Year

Penelope Anna Scott-Deaver, first baby born in Johnson County in 2016. Photo used by permission of family.

The first baby born in Johnson County came into the world at the Johnson County Healthcare Center on January 2nd, a full 10 days past her due date.

Assessor Says Valuation To Drop To $493 Million In 2016.

Johnson County Assessor Cindy Barlow

Johnson County's valuation could drop to $493 million in 2016, according to County Assessor Cindy Barlow, who gave a report of her latest estimates to the county commissioners at their meeting this week.