THE LOCAL NEWS OF THE MADISON VALLEY, RUBY VALLEY AND SURROUNDING AREAS

Madison County

Dottie smiling outside the Madison Valley Medical Center. With some bothersome wind, we laughed about going for the ‘windswept look.’ Photo by Keely Larson

Community focused

In a world that values individualism and independence almost to an extreme, people like Dottie Fossel are instrumental in promoting community values. Fossel is hardworking and self-reliant, but also community-minded, selfless and devoted.

 Tammy Wham, Ennis Schools head cook, and Katie Lohrenz, Ennis Schools assistant cook, in the kitchen ready to start the new school year Aug. 28. Photo from Montana School Nutrition Association Facebook page.

Nutrition and administration

 Two Ennis School employees were awarded certifications during the monthly school board meeting Sept. 11.

 

Ginger Martello, Ennis School’s district clerk, completed an extensive professional certification program with the Montana Association of School Business Officials.

 

INFOGRAPHIC OF BE BEAR AWARE

Claws and jaws and teeth

Two separate grizzly bear attacks resulted in three injured hunters on the west side of the Gravelly Mountain range on Monday according to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. It is unclear whether one or more bears were involved. FWP is asking hunters to leave the area, and the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest is closing Cottonwood Road.

A Pony Day parade winner walks down Broadway Street and tosses candy to spectators as bubbles float around his Candy Wagon. PHOTO BY HANNAH KEARSE

PONY DAYS 2019!

Every three years people line Broadway Street in Pony, Montana to celebrate Pony Days with a parade. Local businesses, cowboys and cowgirls throw out candy and wave to spectators as they parade through the town’s center. 

This year’s judges were Dr. Andrea Cady, Martin Shepaherd and Hannah Kearse.

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