Though the weather outside is far too delightful to be considered winter, action on the hard court is ramping up for the 2014-15 basketball season. With teams playing their first games this week, action for the four Madison County high schools is sure to impress. Each area coach was asked to provide his or her outlook for this season. Here is a look at some of the local talent who will try to get the job done in the 2014-15 basketball campaign.
Frank Colwell, president of the Twin Bridges Rotary Club, welcomed over 50 community members to a candidates forum at the Twin Bridges high school on Oct. 8.
Sheridan residents who are ready for a new Main Street have a reason to be excited – the contract for the Sheridan Main Street project that was awarded to Helena Sand and Gravel, Inc., will begin on Oct. 20, which is months earlier than expected, according to Geno Liva, project engineer with the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT).
Every Friday morning throughout the fall sports season, Sheridan community members rally to support the football and volleyball players with breakfast at 8 a.m.
By December 2015 the Madison Valley Manor (MVM) will have an entirely new interior, thanks to a long-overdue remodel project, manor administrator Darcel Cook said.
With more baby boomers than generation x or y-ers, Madison County is an aging county, Commissioner Jim Hart said. It is for that reason the two county-owned nursing homes – the MVM in Ennis and the Tobacco Root Mountains Care Center (TRMCC) in Sheridan – are so vital to the area.
Whoever first said, “It takes a village to raise a child,” must have spent time in the Madison and Ruby valleys. In Madison County, community members and business owners show up year after year with wallets in hand to support 4-H and FFA students during the livestock sale at the Madison County Fair.
What is six-man football? According to Sheridan coach Ricy Anderson, it’s a fast-paced, hard-hitting way to play ball with fewer athletes.
A new agreement between Madison County and the Northern Rocky Mountain Economic Development District (NRMEDD) will give businesses and not-for-profits in the Madison and Ruby Valleys resources for economic growth.
“What is important to me is the end result,” said Les Gilman, a Madison County Economic Development Council board member and owner of IH Cattle Company near Alder. “In the end, we want economic development.”
A significant portion of Madison County’s largest industry – agriculture – depends on Forest Service land in the Upper Ruby for summer grazing pastures.
Madison County schools run more than 1,000 miles in bus routes every school day.