Sheridan Springfest returns with bigger carnival, GellyBall

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Springfest will return to the village of Sheridan over Memorial Day weekend, featuring many returning favorites, as well as a bigger carnival and some new events.

The festival takes place from Thursday, May 25, through Memorial Day Monday, May 29.

Groovy threads

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New Beginnings Resale Shoppe hosts ’70s-themed fashion show in Sheridan

The New Beginnings Resale Shoppe is not only an excellent thrift store, it also supports individuals with special needs by providing employment training in a safe environment, preparing young adults for a lifetime of opportunities that would have been denied to them only a few years ago.

Sidney Township Board approves Sheridan fire contract for one year

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Township will not have a seat on Fire Authority Board

After voting to disband from the former Sheridan Community Fire Department, the Sidney Township Board is now signing on for one year, “so we can maybe work some stuff out,” according to Supervisor Terry Peterman.

However, confusion remains. The township board signed the contract under the impression that they would have a seat on the Fire Authority Board, but new Fire Authority President Andy Ross told the Daily News that the township will not have a seat on the board.

Heat lamp over baby goat likely caused Grow Road barn fire

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First responders from four area fire departments responded to a barn/coop fire at 4691 S. Grow Road on Tuesday afternoon that destroyed the structure and left several animals dead.

Sheridan fire department rebrands as fire authority, but Sidney Township not on board

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The Sheridan Community Fire Department is dissolving as an association and rebranding as an authority with four municipalities on board, but it appears to be losing a fifth one along the way.

The Sheridan fire department, which was originally formed in 1961, is incorporating as an authority under Michigan’s Emergency Services Municipalities Public Act 57 of 1988. The village of Sheridan has signed on to the new authority, as have Bushnell, Evergreen and Fairplain townships.

Rescue horse rescued again

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Firefighters and farmers band together to save horse from icy swamp near Sheridan

Cheyenne is a rescue horse, saved from a slaughter pen in Texas, about to be shipped to Mexico.

Rose Sly Raab, 75, obtained the 1 1/2-year-old Appaloosa male with the help of a friend and Border Horse Slaughter Rescue in California.

PUBLIC FORUM: My take on equity

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Dear Editor,

Social emotional learning vendor CEO Karen Niemi said “Social and emotional learning and education … exist in a symbiotic relationship” and explains the SEL core competencies “through an equity lens.” (74 Newsletter, Jan. 29, 2022)

Historic dining spot continues with new owner

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Central Montcalm graduate Jenny Fike to continue dining tradition at Sheridan Diner

To Jenny Fike, the Sheridan Diner is more than just a dining destination.

Though it has had a few names throughout its history — most recently the Dogtown Smokehouse — the Sheridan Diner, at 206 S. Main St. has always been an intricate part of the small community, Fike said, where local residents and visitors alike share and create great memories of good times, good food and good people.

TEN QUESTIONS: Ag-tech horseman

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Who are you? Brian Gardner, 50. I live with a Sheridan address, Greenville school district and when I had a landline phone it was a Fenwick number which puts me in an old plotted but disappeared community called Amsden.

New Beginnings Turkey Trot

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It’s never too late to be thankful and New Beginnings Resale Shoppe in Sheridan is thankful for the more than 50 people who came out to run or walk in the 5K Turkey Trot for 2022.