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NorthWestern Energy commissioned the “Restoring Our Waters” artwork to celebrate the success of the O’Dell Creek restoration project. Left to right, kneeling, NorthWestern Energy Director Environmental & Lands Permitting & Compliance Mary Gail Sullivan and renowned Montana artist Monte Dolack. Left to right, standing, Madison Farm to Fork Chair Kaye Suzuki, Granger Ranches owner Jeff Laszlo, NorthWestern Energy Chief Executive Officer Bob Rowe and Madison Farm to Fork GROWW Coordinator Janet BeanDochnahl.

NorthWestern Energy celebrates success of O’Dell Creek restoration project with original artwork by Montana artist Monte Dolack

The outstanding success of the Ennis-area O’Dell Creek Restoration Project, which began two decades ago, is recognized with a NorthWestern Energy-commissioned painting by renowned Montana artist Monte Dolack.

Low active cases

As of May 11, Madison County reported four active coronavirus cases. There are currently zero hospitalizations and there have been 786 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Can you sense the excitement? April Wuelfing’s six-year-old daughter Pattyn snapped this photo right after her mother learned she was Montana’s newest James Madison Fellow. That title comes with some perks, including a $24,000 scholarship to pursue a master’s degree in history. PHOTO BY PATTYN WUELFING

The rest is history

When an unexpected Fedex package arrived on Sheridan history teacher April Wuelfing’s doorstep recently, she didn’t think much of it. With three kids and all the online shopping being done lately, she figured it was something for the kids or her husband.

These white Adirondack chairs are serving as the blank canvases for local artists to work their creative magic on this summer. PHOTO COURTESY ELYSSE CONKLIN

Take a seat

After more than a year without much to speak of re: community art projects, artists around the county have signed up to not only create beautiful pieces of art, but also benefit the Madison Valley Medical Center Foundation.

Grins after the win to top the conference. PHOTO COURTESY ANDY THOMAS


The Ennis girls Mustangs stomped the Anaconda Copperheads on May 6, securing Ennis’ title as Montana’s 2021 Class C conference champs.

You’ve been served

As Madison County employees learned earlier this year when their county emails were down for several weeks, a functioning server is key to success for their jobs. With that in mind, Madison County Information Technology Director Brett Schriock came to the county commissioners in late April with a request for a new server.


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