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Twin Bridges Rotary Club hosts one last forum before primary election

With the primary quickly approaching, the Twin Bridges Rotary Club held a candidate forum at the Twin Bridges High School on May 19, with candidates running for Senate District 36, House District 71 and Commission District 1.

Madison County designated as StormReady by National Weather Service

“Your county is storm ready and ready to respond in the event something should happen,” said Megan VanDenHeuvel with the National Weather Service out of Great Falls. “You have the contacts so if something were to happen, your responders can move quickly and take care of the communities across the county.”
On May 12, NWS conducted a ceremony at the Madison County Administrative Building, recognizing the county as a StormReady community.


Jefferson River scoured for missing Butte man over the weekend; body recovered Tuesday — At 8:45 a.m. on May 10, a Whitehall area resident reported to 911 what appeared to be a body floating in the Jefferson River near Cardwell, according to Madison County Sheriff Roger Thompson. “Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Madison County Sheriff’s Office, […]

Spring storm report

A few hours after snow started falling in the Madison and Ruby valleys yesterday, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office dispatch started receiving calls.

“Starting at 2:30 p.m. reports started coming in,” said Sheriff Roger Thompson. “We had problems at higher elevations – Virginia City Hill and Norris Hill – with vehicles spinning out.”

The sheriff’s office closed both hill passes temporarily the afternoon of May 9, due to the number of vehicles spun out.


Clerks report school board election figures, announce new trustees As school board elections drew to a close at the end of the day Tuesday, May 3, clerks from around Madison County got to work tallying votes to determine new trustees and see if mill levies passed. Read on to see the results.

Q&A with the candidates

On May 3, 2016, school boards around Madison County will get a few new faces – however, only one seat is contested.
In Ennis, a two-year term is up for election and four people have filed to run. Those candidates are Steven Badura, Julie Funston, Drew Henrich and Karen Ketchu. Read on and learn about the candidates through their answers to our questions.