A truck and trailer carrying 223 pigs rolled over on Montana Highway 84, mile marker 6.8, at approximately 2:12 p.m. on March 22, causing an extended highway closure.
Smithson issued $50,000 bail order
Jeb Floyd Smithson appeared at the Madison County Courthouse on March 26 for a bond hearing. Smithson is charged with failing to register as a violent offender, theft and obstructing a peace officer.
Madison County Sheriff Roger Thompson reported a 30-year-old male was found dead in Virginia City on Feb. 19. The body has been identified as John Frederick Dahm of Libby, Mont.
Since the start of the year, 19 thefts have been reported to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and Ennis Police Department. Of most concern are seven of these thefts, where the suspects are targeting storage units, homes and out-buildings on victims' properties.
Election season is fast approaching, as filings for county positions have officially closed. According to the Montana Secretary of State’s website, candidate filing for both legislative and non-legislative positions also closed on March 12.
TWIN BRIDGES -- Twin Bridges town council approved two resolutions during its March 13 meeting, stating the town's intent to raise water and sewer rates. The town is raising rates to balance its water and sewer budgets, pay off a sewer system revenue bond, and build up a reserve fund for future repairs and upgrades.
Acting on Mayor Bob Stump's recommendation, Sheridan Town Council amended a contract with Northern Rockies Engineering during Monday's council meeting. NRE has been working for the town to locate, design and test a new water well.
During the Twin Bridges Council meeting on March 13, Sherifff Roger Thompson reported no serious law enforcement issues in Twin Bridges for the previous month, but said storage shed burglaries had occurred around the county.
During the Twin Bridges Council meeting on March 13, Madison County Sheriff Roger Thompson reported a 30-year-old male was found dead outdoors in Virginia City, apparently killed by cold weather.