Madison County

Montana’s 2020 elections

Montanans will have a large ballot to vote on in the 2020 elections. Montana’s federal, state and regional  elections, along with the presidential election, will be voted on. Montanans will be voting on more than who will control the White House. People have until March 9, 2020 to file for candidacy with the Office of the Secretary of State.

MHSA proposals

Eleven new proposals were voted on at the Montana High School Association meeting Jan. 20. 

Schools across the state sent representatives to Billings for the annual meeting. Each school had one vote for each proposal. The majority wins. Some proposals will not affect Madison County schools either way, but others could have impacts. 

The Lutz spruce from the Chugach National Forest near Seward, Alaska was chosen as the Capitol Christmas Tree in 2015. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE US FOREST SERVICE

Tree traditions

Christmas Trees at the White House have a lengthy history that has changed with the times. Currently, a rotation of states supplies the annual tree, and one year a former Alder resident chopped down the tree meant for the Capitol Building.

Landon Dybdal stands outside the Ruby Valley Medical Center in Sheridan Nov. 21. PHOTO BY HANNAH KEARSE.

Six months in

Since freshman year of college, Landon Dybdal’s goal was to become the Chief Executive Officer for a hospital before he turned 30. 

He accomplished that goal in Jordan, Montana’s Garfield County Health Center at 26. Two years later, Dybdal moved to Sheridan, Montana, to fill the CEO position at Ruby Valley Medical Center. 


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