Ballots will be posted Jan. 19 to Madison County’s Ennis School District voters. The mail-in bond election represents a 20-year, $59 million ask from Ennis School District.
It doesn’t happen every winter, but the not-so-unusual, yet always awe-inspiring gorge of the Madison River was underway as of Friday, Dec. 31. The rise in ice and water led to temporary closures of the Ennis and Valley Garden fishing access sites, still in place as of Jan. 4.
The Hebgen Dam release gate is open and outflows to the Madison River were restored just before midnight on Wednesday, Dec. 1. Follow-up work is still required, but water in the river has reached normal levels.
A full fishing closure that was implemented in the upper Madison River will be lifted on Friday now that a gate at Hebgen Dam has been repaired and river flows are returning to normal.
The Ennis Mustang varsity volleyball team ended their successful season on Nov. 11, placing third at the Western C Divisional Tournament held at Manhattan Christian.
Unofficial election municipal general election results from Madison County were reported by Paula McKenzie, Madison County Clerk and Recorder/Election Administrator, shortly after the mail in election closed Tuesday evening.
The canvass is set for Nov. 10, 2021, after which official election results will be reported.
The undefeated Panthers continued their winning streak at their Oct. 1 regional game in Ennis, outscoring their cross-county rivals 43-28.
The 0-5 Mustangs are now prepping for their next matchup on Oct. 8 against the Big Horns of Big Sky. They’ll then have a bye week to recoup before a home game against Twin Bridges on Oct. 22.
Ennis’ cross-country competitors have been making the most of the sport’s short season, recently competing in several meets including the Mountain West Classic in Missoula on Sept. 19. A notable finish from that meet included Lilly Connor’s personal record of 27:59.
Staff shortage, school expansion and mask requirements
The Ennis School board held their regular trustee meeting on Monday, Sept. 13. Here’s a recap of what was discussed and voted upon.