Last week, the Madison County Fair took place in Twin Bridges at the county fairgrounds.
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Saturday, July 22 was a good day to be in Twin Bridges. The 90 degree heat was the perfect excuse to get on the water for the annual Floating Flotilla and alumni weekend.
Since the last weekend in May, Madison County storage units, vehicles, garages and more have been the targets of burglaries and thefts, according to Sheriff Roger Thompson.
Though fire danger was low this Fourth of July, one blaze was ignited near Sheridan as a result of fireworks, according to Dustin Tetrault, Madison County director of emergency management.
Cowboys and cowgirls 50 and up converged on the Madison County Fairgrounds rodeo arena last weekend for the National Senior Pro Rodeo. Contestants from 11 states and Canada participated in team roping, steer wrestling, tie down, ribbon roping, barrel racing and men’s and women’s breakaway roping during the two day event.
Five years after the topic of carcass composting popped on Madison County’s radar in 2012, the organizations researching the implementation of a site have settled on a location – the Alder solid waste site.
Sheppard, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ region three supervisor, was in Twin Bridges last week to host a meeting on aquatic invasive species, focusing on Zebra and Quagga mussels.
It is a game known throughout eight-man, class C football – the ‘Clev’ game.
In its 34th year, the Bob Cleverly All Star Game saw Madison County athletes take to the field, joining together with past rivals for the title. This year, thanks to a switch up of districts, Ennis and Twin Bridges senior players once again put on opposing jerseys, and battled each other for a chance to be champions. The blue team, led by five Ennis players, prevailed.
May 26 and 27 marked the end of high school sports for the 2016-2017 season, as athletes finished with a trip to the state meet in Laurel. Competitors from all four Madison County high schools qualified for the meet, taking home personal records, near state records and various hardware, but it was the Ennis boys’ team that took the top spot.
By the end of June, the Ruby Valley Ambulance will operate under the umbrella of the hospital.