After my third birthday, my mother took me weekly to Roanoak Community Center in Kansas City so I could spend an hour somersaulting and cartwheeling my way up and down the gym.
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Sometimes, I still feel like a little kid. I’m 25 years old, I live 1,300 miles away from my family and I am definitely an adult. But every once in awhile, I miss the days when my mom made all my big decisions.
Now, our big weekend – the Fourth of July – is behind us and I can catch my breath. But, celebrating Independence Day has me thinking about an important issue: voting.
The Madison County Fairgrounds is in transition – in the last decade, use of the fairgrounds has skyrocketed, especially during the summer months. Because of that, however, there is increased pressure on the facilities and staff, so the fair board is now working with the county commissioners to plan for the future.
As ballot boxes started arriving at the Madison County Administrative Building in Virginia City from precincts around the county after 8 p.m. on June 7, Kim Hudson and many other volunteers got to work.
Out of Madison County’s 5,822 registered voters, 2,776 filled out ballots for a 47.68 percent voter turnout.
Verta Dorseth has been called the “true Ms. Twin Bridges” thanks to her involvement and participation in almost every volunteer group in the Ruby Valley. A true lifelong resident of Twin Bridges, Dorseth sees the importance of giving back to the community with a focus on family and students.
Being in the journalism business can be disillusioning if you don’t set aside time to enjoy the good news. That’s why I love working at The Madisonian – we prioritize and celebrate happy stories.
With the primary quickly approaching, the Twin Bridges Rotary Club held a candidate forum at the Twin Bridges High School on May 19, with candidates running for Senate District 36, House District 71 and Commission District 1.