The Madisonian

Rough road ahead

For nearly three decades a portion of the rugged Axolotl Lakes Road, which connects the Shining Mountains neighborhood in Ennis to Virginia City, has been closed to automobile traffic but open to snowmobile use from December 1 to April 15.

Flying Falcons

Twin Bridges track and field athletes performed well at the April 16 meet held at Park High in Livingston with girls placing second out of 10 teams with 94.5 points and boys placing third out of nine with 99 points. A number of personal records were made, as well as a school record in the 800-meter race.

The new Ennis Family Tree display at the gazebo. PHOTO COURTESY LIZ APPLEGATE

Ennis family tree display

After months of research and photo editing, ringleader and historian, Zoe Todd and graphic designer Liz Applegate have produced a Family Tree display of the William and Katherine Ennis Family. The tree features photos of William Ennis, Katherine Shriver, and their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Back on track

Sheridan track and fielders bounced back after a missed year of competition at the Frenchtown track and field meet on April 9. Unlike many early meets, where snow and wind greet competitors, the day of competition was held on a beautiful Montana spring day. It was a warm welcome for the athletes who had an unexpected year off last season.

School elections

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it might be how important boards are to communities. Madison County residents have school board trustees to elect and levies to consider. Ballots will be mailed to residents on April 16.


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