Sheridan Schools Superintendent Jerrod Williams took Sheridan Rotary Club members on a tour of the construction for the new Sheridan High School addition outlining what is being done and what all the new building will consist of from ninth grade classrooms and a science lab upstairs to a larger cafeteria and gym downstairs with locker rooms to self-contained classrooms and office space for building administration and visitors. Construction is well underway and is still scheduled for completion by the start of the 2020/2021 school year.
Long time Poyen Schools Superintendent Jerry Newton (center) presided over his final school board meeting last week after announcing his retirement. He was joined by the newly hired superintendenat Ronnie Kissire (left), who sat in on his first Poyen School Board meeting.
The Poyen School Board met last week for their regular monthly meeting, but, unlike meetings held over the last few decades, this one was a little different. Longtime Superintendent Jerry Newton, who is set to retire later this month, presided over his last meeting while his successor, Ronnie Kissire, sat in on the meeting in preparation for taking over the organization next month.
When the Sheridan City Council met last week for their monthly council meeting, one of the main topics of discussion was how much the mayor and the council appreciate the work that former Fire Chief Tim Stuckey and soon to be former Chief of Police Bob Adams have done for the city.
Giving his final monthly report, Stucky said May was an average month for the department with 30 calls for assistance from the SFD. Stuckey said that this number is typical and that nothing out of the ordinary occurred.
For most of her life, the small city of Sheridan represented pain and death to Paula Corrado. It was there that a B-17F carrying Corrado’s father and eight other U.S. Army Air Force crew members crashed in March of 1943, killing all of them.
But thanks to the work of American Legion Finis Gallion Post 30 and others in the Sheridan community, the crash site now represents much more to Corrado. An effort spearheaded by the post created a memorial to the crew of the Flying Fortress, as well as all those Grant County residents killed in action from World War I to the Vietnam War.
On Friday, June 8, the Poyen Indians hosted a 7-on-7 football tournament called the Small Town Shootout. A total of 12 teams came out for the event. The teams were separated into two pools of six, with teams playing everyone in their pool to set their seeding for the tournament.