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The Ennis Senior Center becomes an actuality at the hands of volunteers

Nail by nail and board by board, the Ennis Senior Center is taking shape in the old Pit Stop Pizza building across from Town Hall.
“It’s all volunteer work,” explained John Heckler, a member of the board for the senior center. “We will be serving our first meal the first part of October this year.”
Heckler and other volunteers have been working tirelessly to renovate the building and turn it into a home for seniors in Ennis.

Expect delays heading toward Ruby Creek Campground on the Madison River

Construction on Ruby Creek Road is underway, and the Bureau of Land Management says visitors using the road should anticipate up to 15 minute delays.
“The road will remain open throughout the paving project, which runs through Sept. 8,” according to a BLM press release.
The road runs parallel to the highway and starts near McAtee Bridge. It runs a little over three miles to the Ruby Creek day use area and campground, which will undergo a renovation later this fall.

Focusing on the Madison County economy

Economic development is at the forefront of conversations countywide. Madison County contracts with Northern Rocky Mountain Economic Development District, and their representative Rob Gilmore, to focus on sustaining the area’s current economy, while also focusing on attracting new businesses.