Tags Archives: The Madisonian

Ennis community moves forward with plan for new senior center

Madison County is home to an aging community – there are more baby boomers than generation x or y-ers. To accommodate that population, the town of Ennis is currently in the middle of a grant application to make their plans of a senior center, which will serve as a gathering place for the area’s elderly and a home for multiple community outreach programs, a reality.

Mustangs regaining steam after forfeiting first game

Though the Ennis football team cruised to an easy victory over Broadview-Lavina during their first conference game on Aug. 29, the 46 – 6 final score does not count as a win for the Mustangs.
“During [the game] we played an ineligible player,” Superintendent John Overstreet told The Madisonian. “Football players must have 12 practices before playing in a football contest. The player in question only had 11 practices.”

Bear trouble at Nevada City dump

If you stopped by the Nevada City dump site last week to find it closed, it was for good reason. The dump was closed to public access for three days last week because there has been a bear in the area that can “make a mess of things” when the dumpster is more than half full, Madison County commissioner Dave Schulz said.

Livestock sales at Madison County Fair continue to climb

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.

Twin Bridges rodeo legend remembered

Benny Reynolds was an all-around cowboy. But he wasn’t pretending to be a cowboy to put on a show, he was the real deal.

When he passed away on Feb. 14, 2014, from a heart attack, he was doing what he loved – driving his tractor on his ranch outside of Twin Bridges. People from across the United States remember Benny Reynolds as one of rodeo’s greats, but he was much more than that. In Madison County he was a rancher, father and friend.

Record breaking tourism in Virginia City, Nevada City

Virginia City and Nevada City are the number one state-owned tourist attraction in Montana. From July 2013 through June 2014, the two little towns hosted 401,736 visitors and this coming year is headed in the same direction.

The Thompson-Hickman Library will receive a 2,368 square foot addition

When bids for an expansion to the Thompson-Hickman County Library came in higher than the library board’s budget, it was back to the drawing board until Aug. 14, when the board accepted a bid from G&G Housing out of Whitehall for the construction of the addition.

Full steam ahead: Construction underway at Twin Bridges Airport

A project to replace and extend the runway at the Twin Bridges Airport is midway through construction.

Aug. 6 was the 37th day of construction at the airport – engineer Rick Donaldson with Robert Peccia & Associates said there are less than 70 scheduled days remaining.