FFA and 4-H students will showcase their animals at the Madison County Fair Aug. 12-16.
Last week in Graying Pains, the Missoulian’s David Erickson examined the introduction and implementation of Kaigo Hoken, or care insurance, in Japan, the world’s demographically oldest country. This week’s conclusion of that story explores how a similar policy might translate to Montana, the oldest state in the American West.
The Madison County Senior Shuttle Service Bus returned to service June 30.
This is part 1 of a two-part story about financing elder care in aging populations. Part 2 — what new strategies could Montana explore? — will be published next week.
Last week’s Graying Pains story explored the challenges of family farm succession as Montana’s agricultural demographic ages, and a program designed to connect up-and-coming farmers in western Montana. This week’s installment explores the same issue — and a community college proposal to address it — near the state’s eastern border.
The Virginia City July 4th Fireworks Display was canceled at the Virginia City Town Council’s special meeting June 22.
The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission will wait until August to consider the Madison River Environmental Assessment for public comment.
Ennis Mayor Blake Leavitt will not sign the permit for the Fourth of July Parade.
The 68-year-old old poultry farmer pointed out the hen houses he built decades ago, providing details of each wooden tenement's residents.
Hugh Spencer built the hen houses and accompanying grain bins, which look like high-density housing for chickens, shortly after he and his wife, Viki, purchased the land in 1981.
The Madison River Environmental Assessment will go before the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commissioners June 12.