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Ponies for Pony: Reach Inc. residents help manufacture horse statues

The horse sculptures have a special meaning to the people of Pony, and not just because they are ponies. The sculptures are creative works by the hand of Jim Dolan, a metal sculptor and artist based out of Bozeman. But while Dolan has created over 170 large-scale sculptures all around the world, these horses are unique. Residents from Reach Inc., a service for adults with developmental disabilities, helped create the statues.

Solid Waste Board looks at countywide recycling push

During their April meeting, the Solid Waste Board discussed whether they want to push recycling in Madison County via a recommendation to the county commissioners.

Honoring those who care for the land

Madison County conservation districts recognize land stewards

Madison County emergency services rely on volunteer help; numbers have dwindled

It is no secret that nationwide, volunteer services are dwindling and disappearing – Madison County is no exception. A giant red sign hangs outside Sheridan’s town hall that reads VOLUNTEERS NEEDED, the Ruby Valley Ambulance has posted ads in The Madisonian looking for volunteers and the same holds true in the Madison Valley, as the ambulance and fire departments are struggling to keep a full and active roster.

Dump site improvements, recycling discussed at solid waste board meeting

The Madison County Solid Waste Board met on Feb. 23 to discuss recommendations from the Montana Association of Counties to improve safety at the dump sites around the county. In their report, MACo suggested improving all 10 sites by better containing some sites, manning others and closing sites when not in use or staffed.

Shirley Gandenberger: giving back locally and nationally

“If you can’t help one another you can’t help yourself,” said Shirley Gandenberger.
Gandenberger has given a lot of herself over the years – from helping her community in Pony to taking part in national programs.
A hairdresser by trade, Gandenberger was a hair instructor in Bozeman in the 80s and 90s where she got involved with the Look Good, Feel Good program. Look Good, Feel Good is a nationwide program that helps cancer patients through partnerships in the beauty industry.

Economic development council meets at newly restored round barn in Twin Bridges

The round barn north of Twin Bridges, which was constructed by Noah Armstrong in 1882 and restored last year, hosted members of the Madison County Economic Development Council, county commissioners and other interested parties on June 29 for a meeting of the minds.
“Instead of our normal set up, where you hear a lot of talk from (me), I want to do it a little differently,” said Rob Gilmore MCEDC coordinator. “I want to hear from all of you. I thought we could share how things have been in our areas.”


Out of Madison County’s 5,822 registered voters, 2,776 filled out ballots for a 47.68 percent voter turnout.