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.
Madison County students do their part for the environment
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.
“We’re here to answer questions and get you up-to-date,” said Ken Walsh, chairman of the Ruby Valley Hospital’s board of directors, addressing around 50 community members who gathered at the Sheridan Elementary School on March 15. “This is how we are going to meet the healthcare demands of the future.”
“This is the time of the year fishermen fall through rotten ice,” said Bill Sinclair president of Ruby Valley Search and Rescue. “So we went out and trained for it.”
Seven members of the Ruby Valley SAR donned dry suits and took an icy plunge into the Ruby Reservoir on Saturday, March 5.
On Wednesday, March 2, 16 of Madison County’s best spellers gathered at the Madison County Administrative Building in Virginia City for an alphabet showdown, competing for a spot in the state spelling bee on March 19.
Last August, the Alder School teachers were interviewed by Dr. Alan Zetler, the treasurer of the Southwest Montana Retired Educators’ Association. That interview culminated in an award last week – the Alder School received the Don and Clarice Walters School Award on Jan. 26.
Every year, a Madison County school hosts a countywide school board meeting, where superintendents, principals, clerks and board members from Alder, Ennis, Harrison, Sheridan and Twin Bridges gather for dinner and a presentation with county and state officials.
On Dec. 10, the Ruby Valley Hospital Board received a tentative schedule for the construction of the new hospital, with a hopeful completion date in the early fall of 2017.
“The plans are modest but modern,” said Les Gilman, president of the hospital foundation’s board of directors. “The need for the (new) hospital is justified. It will give us what we need to provide up-to-date medical care to the community.”
On Feb. 1, 2016, Ruby Valley Search and Rescue hopes to close on a building in Sheridan and secure a new home base.