Wayne Black is no stranger to the communities in the Madison Valley. As the owner of Ennis’ local hardware store since 1980, Black has been catering to residents’ needs for a while.
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Faye Kneeland has called Madison County home for a long time. And during that time, she has managed to make volunteering an important part of her life.
With 35 years total in law enforcement, Orr retried from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office as a captain in 2008 after 21 years with the county. While he was with the sheriff’s office, Orr also volunteered his time with the Virginia City Volunteer Fire Department, which he gave 17 years to. He joined the Madison Valley Rural Fire District in 2005, and Madison Valley Search and Rescue after he retired in 2008.
Madeline Pruszenski found the Madison Valley with service in mind. Originally from Pennsylvania, the Pittsburgh native took on a service term with AmeriCorps after graduating college, but always new she wanted to move to Montana.
Kay Gogerty has been gardening in the Jeffers Community Garden for about seven years. Throughout that time, she has noticed families in the garden and watched as children looked longing into the dirt.
Like many, Goldthwait and her husband moved to Madison County for its outdoor recreation opportunities, and quickly found a place within the community. She recognized a need for a farmers’ market to promote local produce and production.
Laura Gilmore has been in the Ennis area fulltime for six years, after moving from Florida.
Zoe Todd is a Montana girl through and through.
She moved to the Madison Valley in 1959 with her parents, who bought and ran the Ennis Café, back then known as Erb and Wilma’s Café. It was Todd’s mother who started the famous strawberry pie recipe, after experimenting with various recipes in the 40s.
Jamie Janosko has been in Madison County for six years and has been teaching at the Alder School ever since finding her way to the area.
“He has done a great deal of improvements in facilities, equipment and training … his group is the poster child for search and rescue groups in our state,” said Frank Colwell, one of the few people to nominate Bill Sinclair for The Madisonian’s volunteer spotlight.