The Board of Madison County Commissioners discussed and scaled back the budget for the to-be-constructed courthouse annex with ThinkOne Architects staff and general contractor Langlas & Associates during its Dec. 3 meeting.
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In 1866 a widow by the name of Jane Ferris moved to Sheridan with her two small children. She worked as a housekeeper for John Barber on a homestead two miles west of the town. When Barber passed away, he left the property to Ferris, who then used the 1841 Preemption Act to secure land […]
Shoes, electronics and many other products American consumers buy regularly are labeled with their country of origin. Local beef producers, retailers and government officials believe beef should be labeled the same way for various reasons.
During the past year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) conducted a review of the 70 fish hatcheries in the National Fish Hatchery System. This review, which was done to ensure needs of the hatcheries are met with a declining budget, included the Ennis National Fish Hatchery.
People suffering from mental illness, whether it is thoughts of suicide, paranoia or other debilitating and dangerous issues, face an increased uphill battle in Madison County because of the limited local services available to help them, their families and friends. Services are available but spread out in regional communities like Dillon, Butte and Bozeman. That […]
The town of Sheridan completed an overhaul of their sewer system last summer. Mayor Dean Derryberry spent the last few months examining the town’s rate structure to guarantee they were fair to residents.
Voter turnout in the Nov. 5 municipal election was average, according to Madison County Election Administrator Peggy Kaatz Stemler, but election results were anything but average in a few of the communities. Ennis, Sheridan and Twin Bridges all had mayoral races and they, along with Virginia City, also had town council positions up for election.
Nation-wide general store chain, Family Dollar, has focused on expanding its rural Montana market in recent years. The chain has recently finished construction on a new store in Dillon and they plan to open a store in Ennis in 2014.
Numerous emergency crews and personnel responded to an accident between Norris and Bozeman on Montana Highway 84 close to midnight on Friday, coming to the aid of a semi driver trapped in the wreckage of the truck’s cab.
Young, old and everyone in between will benefit from the Twin Bridges senior and community center, or at least that is the hope of the committee leading the efforts of finalizing building plans and location.