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


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”.

“The gals definitely deserve it,” Principal Brown said of Griebenow and her assistant Mia Babcock. Pictured here is the first-place winning breakfast from Twin Bridges Schools. PHOTO COURTESY OF CINDY BROWN

Feeding the kids

Twin Bridges Elementary School Principal Cindy Brown received an email from Montana No Kid Hungry, an organization dedicated to promoting plentiful and healthy food for children in Montana, looking for entries into the Montana Schools Eats Photo Contest.

Joe took this picture of the Seven Sisters on Jan. 5, 2019. The blue color comes from the nebulosity, or the haze around the stars. “There’s so much color in the sky but you don’t see it with your naked eye,” Gwen said. PHOTO BY JOE WITHERSPOON

A constant

The way Joe Witherspoon and his wife Gwen decided to move to Twin Bridges in 2010 says a lot about how astronomy informed Joe’s entire life.


More Information

The Madisonian

65 N. MT Hwy 287
Ennis, MT 59729

Cori Koenig, editor:
Susanne Hill, billing: 
Ad orders, inserts, classifieds: 
Comment Here