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Getting Spooky...

MADISON COUNTY—Halloween quickly approaches, and horror buffs around Montana are preparing to get their fright on. We put our research minds to work finding the best places to look for spooks both genuine and manufactured. 

Around 45 percent of Americans believe in ghosts, according to a Huffington Post poll. Are you one of them? 

Angela Post opened Halo Studio Hair as a hobby, but the salon has snowballed since.

Small town, big-time looks

ENNIS—When Angela Post opened Halo Studio Hair, she intended it to simply be a hobby endeavor. Styling and cutting hair had been her career for nearly three decades, and she and her husband wanted a quieter atmosphere than the busy Lake Tahoe scene they’d lived in.

Remembering Joan Schilling

ENNIS – When a person passes from this world, it is those who are left behind who feel the impact of that loss. Often, the person who has lost their struggle requests no services or recognition because they are a very private person and have totally underestimated their influence on those whose lives they touched.

Arnie and Mary Rosdahl outside their home in Sheridan, a part of the ranch where Mary was raised. Both Montana natives, the pair has lived and ranched in the Madison Valley since 1972. (R. Colyer)

‘A good life’

SHERIDAN—“I have some stories of things that have taken place. Some are worth writing about.”

That’s how Arnie Rosdahl begins the manuscript that will someday turn into his autobiography.

Aaron Davis (right) holds the fish his daughter Anaiah landed with some help from Mom, Christen, at the Ruby Habitat Foundation’s Labor Day Family Fishing outing, held near Laurin on Labor Day, Sept. 3 (J. Taylor)

Great Catch!

LAURIN – The Ruby Habitat Foundation hosted a Labor Day family fishing outing at the former Woodson Ranch near Laurin on Monday, Sept. 3.

About 15 people were fishing on the Ruby River and in ponds nearby at 9 a.m. 

The fishing event is an annual thing, said Dave Delisi, Ruby Habitat Foundation Outreach Coordinator.

 More than a dozen Ennis community members volunteered to make and serve dinner to members of the Southern California Interagency Incident Management Team (SCIIMT) August 13, when it was discovered their catering truck wouldn’t arrive until the next night. (Photos courtesy of Terri James)

A community effort

ENNIS—As the Southern California Incident Management Team (IMT) began setting up camp in Ennis on August 13 to begin work on the Wigwam and Monument fires. But as the arrived, one key element was still missing:


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