Students experience an outdoor classroom during annual Kids’ River Resource Day
It was purple versus purple, cat versus cat in the Sheridan gymnasium on Tuesday, Sept. 26. The Lady Panthers hosted the Lady Wildcats for mid-season league action and were able to walk away victorious. The “W” put the Panthers in fifth place in league standings, as of Sept. 27.
The Madison County Fair Board, in conjunction with the community, has a few big decisions to make in the next month, which they discussed at their Sept. 21 meeting in Twin Bridges. The county is working with Great West Engineering to develop a master plan for the fairgrounds, and the board’s input will guide that document.
The Madison-Jefferson County Fair market sale grossed $381,459.75, down $450,000 from last year’s market.
“Even though we were down from last year, we still had a phenomenal sale,” said Leif Funston, president of the volunteer livestock sales committee.
Since the last weekend in May, Madison County storage units, vehicles, garages and more have been the targets of burglaries and thefts, according to Sheriff Roger Thompson.
May 26 and 27 marked the end of high school sports for the 2016-2017 season, as athletes finished with a trip to the state meet in Laurel. Competitors from all four Madison County high schools qualified for the meet, taking home personal records, near state records and various hardware, but it was the Ennis boys’ team that took the top spot.
On May 18-19, Madison County track and field athletes hit the road west for the divisional track meet in Frenchtown. Participants who placed in the top five will advance to the state meet, May 26 – 27, in Laurel.
In typical Montana May fashion, this year’s Bear Creek Days got a little wet.
The event, which takes place at the Bear Creek Trailhead south of Ennis, saw two full days before Mother Nature called it a day. Similar to last year, one day of the three-day event was cancelled and the seventh and eighth grade students had to miss out on the fun due to wet and muddy conditions.
Athletes from all four Madison County high schools hit the field at Van Winkle Stadium in Bozeman on May 12 and 13 for the 12C district track meet. Despite wet, snowy weather, student athletes ran the hardest, jumped the farthest and threw the longest to move on to the divisional track meet this weekend.
The state music festival was last weekend in Billings, and students from Ennis, Twin Bridges, Harrison and Sheridan spent two days battling it out with other musicians across the state.