Prior to their regular council meeting on Feb. 9, the Ennis Town Council held a special meeting with a public hearing regarding the proposed Town Pump expansion. Last month, the council met with representatives from Town Pump, Inc., and discussed changes from the town to the design plan, mostly regarding signage complying with town ordinances and parking.
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Kenneth Edward Laabs appeared before the Honorable Judge Luke Berger on a petition to revoke his sentence after traffic violations were made while driving with a suspended license and without insurance.
“If you can’t help one another you can’t help yourself,” said Shirley Gandenberger.
Gandenberger has given a lot of herself over the years – from helping her community in Pony to taking part in national programs.
A hairdresser by trade, Gandenberger was a hair instructor in Bozeman in the 80s and 90s where she got involved with the Look Good, Feel Good program. Look Good, Feel Good is a nationwide program that helps cancer patients through partnerships in the beauty industry.
Members of the fair board met with commissioners and county representatives in the Madison County public meeting room on Jan. 26 as to talk about the fair and the grounds after an audit during last year’s county fair produced some discrepancies.
Twin Bridges School hosted this year’s countywide school board meeting, which took place Jan. 26. Representatives from all five Madison County school districts, along with county commissioners, Sheriff Roger Thompson and members of the Twin Bridges FFA Chapter were present to talk about a farm to school program and Every Student Succeeds Act.
Thanks to funding from the Missouri-Madison River Fund and NorthWestern Energy, 11 sites along waterways throughout the state – three of which are in or near Madison County – will receive improvements.
At the request of the Economic Affairs Interim Committee, Senate Bill 44 saw its first reading with the Senate Business and Labor Committee on Jan. 2, 2016, and its first hearing on Jan. 10. The bill, which is sponsored by Sen. Gordon Vance, R-Belgrade, has the intent of protecting people who use an air ambulance from charges not fully covered by insurance.
The South Tobacco Root Watershed between Twin Bridges and Ennis, covering 31,500 acres of public land with 33 grazing allotments and 428 acres of unleased public land, is one of two watersheds recently analyzed by the Bureau of Land Management’s Dillon field office, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Interior.
The Ruby Valley was well represented during 2017 Winterfest activities in Virginia City Jan. 13 and 14.
Business owners from Ennis and the surrounding areas convened at the First Madison Valley Bank on Jan. 6 to hear about economic development in the county, and how to best expand business.