THE LOCAL NEWS OF THE MADISON VALLEY, RUBY VALLEY AND SURROUNDING AREAS

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PHOTO COURTESY JODY SANDRU

Financial Literacy

In celebration of financial literacy month, Jody Sandru’s high school personal finance class teamed up with our 3rd graders to teach the importance of budgeting and saving/investing. We also welcomed Steve Collinge from Opportunity Bank who presented a budget exercise with tootsie rolls. Students then invested and bartered for goods.

 PHOTO COURTESY Twin Bridges Fan

Lady Falcons bring home fourth

The Lady Falcons traveled to Great Falls to play in the state tournament for the first time since 2017 on Thursday, March 10. The Girls Class C State Tournament was held at the Four Seasons Arena.

The Lady Falcons played hard for four games to eventually bring home fourth place.

PHOTO COURTESY CHAD HUFF

Montana State University robotics event gives Twin Bridges team a chance to show their problem-solving

When the Falcon Fire team from Twin Bridges visited Montana State University last Saturday, it marked the culmination of nearly five months of building and programming a robot the junior high students pitted against 35 other teams from around the state.

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.

Twin for the win

The Twin Bridges girls basketball team continued their winning streak on Dec. 17, handily defeating Lima, 60-19.

Earlier in the month the Falcons notched wins in Ennis (46-14), Deer Lodge (58-29), and Three Forks (40-30.)

The 5-0 team will head to Boulder to take on Jefferson High School on Jan. 6.  

Ericka Kirkpatrick demonstrates the hat smoothing process. After sanding the felt a torch is used to get rid of any remaining fibers, creating a hat as smooth as velvet. PHOTO BY JOLENE PALMER

Tip of the hat

Growing up watching her mother Sheila make cowboy hats, Ericka Kirkpatrick certainly learned a lot about the unique trade. She’d help with all the aspects of the trade, but she was sure it wasn’t something she’d take on as her own career.

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