THE LOCAL NEWS OF THE MADISON VALLEY, RUBY VALLEY AND SURROUNDING AREAS

Community

Virginia City community members work hard to decorate the town for the holiday season. PHOTO COURTESY OF KIM JORCZYK

Heartbeat and backbone

Local shops, stores and restaurants are what make small towns and communities special. The call to shop local is not just a fun marketing campaign, but it asks consumers to look beyond the act of shopping and on towards the people and communities behind the stores.

A cultural history of pie

If you strip pie down to its bare basics — the Platonic Pie, if you will — the concept is extraordinarily simple. It’s a crust of some sort filled with literally whatever you want. It should come as no surprise, then, that the history of pie stretches back thousands of years.

Bill Tate uses his metal detector to find the metal stakes inside the fenced-in area where it is possible that Virginia City volunteers are buried. PHOTO BY KEELY LARSON

Volunteers

Forty miles from Alder, past Upper Canyon Outfitters on the right side of the road near Poison Creek, sits a fenced in portion of grass.

Vurnie Barnett receives an Honorary “E” from the Ennis Lady Mustang Volleyball team. PHOTO COURTESY KELLEY KNACK

Honorary “E” Fall 2020

A year ago, Ennis Booster Club reinstalled the tradition of giving out an Honorary “E” to a community member who we feel has been an exceptional supporter of our youth athletes. This fall, our Honorary “E” recipient is Vurnie Kay Barnett.

Bennie and Gary Clark were married at Gary’s childhood home in Jeffers in 1971, the same year Gary received his degree in agricultural production animal science. PHOTO COURTESY OF TAYLRE SITZ

Gramp

Gary Donald Clark was feeding cows and fixing fences on a Thursday afternoon. “You can always go fix a fence somewhere,” he said.

Canty: in good spirts, lively, brisk, cheerful. PHOTO BY KEELY LARSON

Beyond boots

Off Highway 287 entering Harrison, Mont. sits Canty Boots. From the inside looking out, one can see golden grass, dark blue mountains dusted white and a sapphire blue fall sky. The walls inside are lined with ankle boots of more colors than the outside scenery.

Ennis Volunteer named to top 100 in the nation, small town category

The Ennis Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Ennis resident Mary Sedwick has been named to the 2020 lists of Top 100 Volunteers in the Nation for towns of less than 5,000 in population. Small Town America Civic Volunteer Award organization is based in Kansas with a goal of spotlighting “small town heroes”.

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