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

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Brand Ostler runs the ball in to the endzone for a two-point conversion and the last points of the night.

Mustangs turn the tables

The Ennis Mustangs were behind the Absarokee Huskies before Maida Knapton and Wyatt Fredson were announced homecoming king and queen. The Huskies scored twice before the Mustangs reached the endzone toward the end of the second quarter. The second half started with the Huskies leading by six points.

VOLLEYBALL ROUND UP

Falcons didn’t go easily

Tough competitions lead to two losses for Twin Bridges volleyball

The Falcons volleyball team traveled to White Sulphur Spring to take on the Hornets Sept. 27. The competition was close throughout the game, but the Hornets came out on top in five rounds. 

Grizzlies in the Gravellys

Donivan Campbell wrapped his hands around the back of his head and neck as a grizzly bear pinned him face down in a forest west of Black Butte, the highest peak of the Gravelly Mountains. He felt the moist warmth of the bear’s mouth on the hand covering his head as a large tooth slid between his fingers.

Dottie smiling outside the Madison Valley Medical Center. With some bothersome wind, we laughed about going for the ‘windswept look.’ Photo by Keely Larson

Community focused

In a world that values individualism and independence almost to an extreme, people like Dottie Fossel are instrumental in promoting community values. Fossel is hardworking and self-reliant, but also community-minded, selfless and devoted.

 Tammy Wham, Ennis Schools head cook, and Katie Lohrenz, Ennis Schools assistant cook, in the kitchen ready to start the new school year Aug. 28. Photo from Montana School Nutrition Association Facebook page.

Nutrition and administration

 Two Ennis School employees were awarded certifications during the monthly school board meeting Sept. 11.

 

Ginger Martello, Ennis School’s district clerk, completed an extensive professional certification program with the Montana Association of School Business Officials.

 

INFOGRAPHIC OF BE BEAR AWARE

Claws and jaws and teeth

Two separate grizzly bear attacks resulted in three injured hunters on the west side of the Gravelly Mountain range on Monday according to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. It is unclear whether one or more bears were involved. FWP is asking hunters to leave the area, and the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest is closing Cottonwood Road.

Willing to put in the work

According to an assessment from Safe Tech Solutions, a consulting firm that specializes in emergency medical services, the long-term sustainability of the Ennis Ambulance Service is questionable. Stakeholders of EAS met in the Madison Valley Bank conference room to discuss the assessment Aug. 12. 

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