School Board Roundup

Sheridan to install of a new high school door locking system, will discontinue USDA funded free lunch program

The Sheridan School Board of Trustees met on Monday, June 13. Here’s a recap of what was discussed:

• The board discussed new policy updates for the upcoming school year. Policies will remain very similar to years past.

School Board Roundup

Ennis School Board approves Virginia City bus route hires; transportation director retires 

The Ennis Public Schools Board of Trustees held their regular board meeting on Jan. 12. Here’s a recap of what was covered, according to Ennis Superintendent Casey Klasna.

Track Coach Heather Tyler-Hjelle and Layne and Verne Homner at the 2018 divisional track meet. PHOTO COURTESY HEATHER TYLER-HJELLE

Off and running

Grab your discus – after missing out last season due to Covid, track and field season is back and underway. To usher in the spring sport, Harrison Track and Field Head Coach Heather Tyler-Hjelle held a throwing clinic on March 20, inviting other districts to join in.

Kehler identifies as an outdoorsman. In one essay he wrote in Hollowtop Smoke Signals, he described trout in the river that used to run for cover at the sound of his name. Now, he says, they ignore him. PHOTO COURTESY OF ART KEHLER

The voice

Bestowing small town folks unofficial awards for daily occurrences is an unspoken tradition, according to Art Kehler.

Falcons spook the Wildcats

Being familiar with the powerhouse Twin Bridges team, Harrison boys knew they had their work cut out for them at their Jan. 14 matchup in Twin Bridges. Leading up to the game the Harrison Wildcats were feeling good, coming off of a home win against Gardiner on January 9.

“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.

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.


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