“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear,” Buddy the Elf. Harrison School's The Little Reindeer play was filmed on Dec. 17. Area schools adapted to Covid and found ways to celebrate. See more on the Community page, B1. PHOTO COURTESY OF KATHLEEN JORGENSON/HARRISON SCHOOL

Christmas in county schools

This holiday season, school districts in Madison County moved their Christmas concerts and plays from the stage to the screen. Ennis, Alder, Harrison and Sheridan School Districts all opted to film students’ performances and distribute them to parents online.

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.

Senior Jarrett Jenkins sacks the Fairview quarterback in the first round of playoffs Oct. 31. PHOTO COURTESY KELLEY KNACK

Playoff play

The Mustangs battled highly ranked Fairview on the road in the first round of playoffs on Oct. 31. They were defeated 6-44, ending their season.

Shooting on Hugel Street

At approximately 2 p.m. on Oct. 23, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Dispatch Center received information regarding a gunshot heard in Ennis. The Ennis Police Department (EPD), MCSO and United States Forest Service Law Enforcement with Ennis Ambulance responded to 510 W. Hugel Street.

Wylie Connor, Ennis, runs through the snow during the state cross country meet. PHOTO BY HEIDI CONNOR

12 degrees

A high of 12 degrees made for a chilly state cross country meet. On Saturday, Kalispell was snowy and cold, but runners powered through.

“Tough conditions, but Montana-tough runners!” Ennis cross country coach Melinda Legg said.

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”.


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