Last weekend, The Madisonian’s owner/publishers, Susanne Hill and Erin Leonard, attended the 132nd Montana Newspaper Association annual convention in Lewistown. Aside from the inspiration they received along with tips about how to better serve Madison County, they represented The Madisonian at the awards banquet.
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John Ellingsen honored for commitment to preserving history
Virginia City is officially alive for the 2017 summer season. Visitors and locals lined Wallace Street and the historic boardwalk for a parade on Saturday, May 27, to celebrate the season, as well as Memorial Day.
When Governor Steve Bullock signed House Bill 2 into law on May 9, the Montana Heritage Commission, which oversees Virginia City and Nevada City, received $2 million for maintenance and preservation to be used over the next two years.
In 2012, the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University and the Craighead Institute started a project to look at the effects of U.S. Highway 287 and MT Highway 87 in the Madison Valley on road related wildlife mortality and movement patterns, said Lance Craighead of the Craighead Institute.
Earlier this month, I attended the University of Montana School of Journalism’s internship and career fair. I traveled to Missoula without any expectations – though The Madisonian and the West Yellowstone Star are not desperate for interns, I wanted to see a young crop of journalists. If I found a student with skills complimentary to what our organization preferences, all the better!
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.
Due to plummeting temperatures, high winds and blowing and drifting snow, all Madison County basketball games for Dec. 16 were postponed. The Harrison vs. Sheridan game was rescheduled for Jan. 6, and the Ennis vs. Twin Bridges game was rescheduled for Feb. 7. Read on for information about the games that did happen: http://digital.madisoniannews.com/sub/account_login.asp
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, another holiday or nothing at all, this time of the year is full of traditions.
All of Madison County’s teams have played at least one basketball game – read on to learn how they fared: http://digital.madisoniannews.com/sub/account_login.asp