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  • Twin Bridges School Board trustee candidates meet community | The Madisonian
    he completed another trustee s unfinished term and then served until 2009 This is a job and sometimes it s thankless Lowder said explaining he has thick skin and is able to work with the community At the end of the day it s all about the kids the teachers and support staff too but really about the kids Konen a parent of five said he is familiar with the Twin Bridges district and after he received a degree in education he taught for a short time in a facility for troubled youth I have a good relationship currently with all the people in the walls of this school he said Ashcraft questioned the candidates about what they consider the major issues facing the school in the future The big one is budget Konen said We want the highest quality education for our students while living within our means Harshbarger agreed with Konen but also brought up the digital world Upgrading our digital equipment without breaking the bank is difficult she said I see that as a real concern Lowder emphasized Harshbarger s point about the potential future issues with technology but focused on fiscal responsibility Taking care of the needs of the staff while being fiscally responsible to the taxpayers he said defining what he understands to be the board s biggest upcoming issue Constituents have until Tuesday May 6 to decide which candidate to vote for The polls open at noon and close at 8 p m on May 6 and are located at Twin Bridges High School Categories News Headline Bookmark the permalink Leave a comment Recommended Articles Twin Bridges School Board reviews student handbook Twin Bridges School Board hears report on online ag classes Twin Bridges School Board approves levy for May election Harrison School Board

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  • Livestock sales at Madison County Fair continue to climb | The Madisonian
    Ennis who like many others participates at the fair as a buyer every year We usually do all three steer hog and sheep he said This year we didn t get a buy letter for a sheep but we got over 50 letters for steers and hogs We got so many we drew from a hat Dedman was involved in 4 H when he was young and said it means a lot to him to continually support the sale Other business owners and community members share the same sentiment When my wife and I were kids we showed at the fair Leif Funston an Ennis resident said We really enjoyed 4 H and we think it s a great program The Funston children show in the fair and their parents said they feel it is important to support future generations It amazes me that the sale keeps going up Funston said I guess there are others like myself who really believe it s a great program and want to help out the kids Ruby Valley rancher Rhonda Boyd said her family supports the sale because they have seen the benefits of the program first hand It was a great program for me and for my kids she said The sale helped pay for my kids college and gave them a good foundation After they paid their feed bill they put the rest into savings or toward college We believe in the program and what it does for the kids When the community rises to the occasion the kids benefit Bowey said We worried about the sale during the recession but the community kept showing up Bowey said People in our community come together and continue to support the kids It s humbling Categories News Headline Tags Alder Ennis Harrison Hogs

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  • County school boards welcome new trustees | The Madisonian
    in serving on a board He added he is not approaching his work as a trustee with an agenda to push I want to do what s best for the kids and what s fiscally responsible he explained In Twin Bridges Konen said making the decision to run for the school board was straightforward he has four children currently in the school system and a daughter that graduated from Twin Bridges last year I ve always been active with my kids in everything they do Konen explained Playing an active role in their education is very important Konen moved to the Twin Bridges area four years ago but he has been a resident of Southwest Montana his entire life Born and raised in Butte Konen attended college in Helena and Dillon before working in Cameron Whitehall and Three Forks What drew us from Whitehall to Twin Bridges is the school itself he said It has a good reputation and I wanted my kids to experience that Konen served as a trustee on the Whitehall School Board before his family moved to Twin Bridges and said that experience gave him a familiarity with how school boards operate He said he is interested in looking into whether or not the school could offer college prep courses or classes students could receive college credit for passing in high school Twin Bridges has a good school school system and administration he said I want to keep it going down the right path Categories News Headline Tags Ennis School Board The Madisonian trustees and Twin Bridges Bookmark the permalink Leave a comment Recommended Articles Twin Bridges School Board trustee candidates meet community Voters approve mill levies elect new trustees during May 6 election Roles and duties explained for Madison County school boards Lawsuit filed against

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  • School administrators and board members talk safety at annual meeting | The Madisonian
    resources Larger districts have tighter security measures built into their systems he explained Thompson also introduced the five phases that lead up to and can culminate in an active shooter situation the fantasy phase planning phase preparation phase approach phase and implementation phase Fred Hofman Harrison School Superintendent went through the first four in Harrison Thompson said referring to the incident a few years ago when a Harrison student brought guns to campus but was intercepted He was on his approach phase and intervention stopped it that was as close as we could get to an active shooter without it actually happening Thompson also discussed what to expect when law enforcement arrives on scene and the importance of having flexibility in response plans Go over your safety plans with your staff he said Give them options so they have flexibility in responding Thompson concluded his presentation with a question How may kids in the United States have died in school fires in the last 50 years Zero he said How many kids in the U S have died in active shooter situations in the last 50 years Hundreds Think about it there are monthly fire drills Consider implementing hazard drills or whatever you want to call them Twin Bridges School Superintendent Chad Johnson asked if the Madison County Sheriff s Office provides training for teachers and staff We have taser training Thompson said We can work with you Twin Bridges trustee Allison Wentzel asked Thompson what his opinion is on having a concealed weapons policy in place in a school If the people are properly screened and trained I m not opposed to that Thompson said Under the current law it is up to a school s board of trustees whether or not they want to implement a concealed weapons

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  • The Madisonian wins awards from state newspaper association | The Madisonian
    II Weekly category for General Excellence in Advertising Senf also won honorable mention for Best Advertising Series Columnist Mike McMahon who writes From the Front Porch for The Madisonian won top honors as Class II Weekly Best Column Writing Editor Greg Lemon won third place in Best Agricultural Reporting for an article he wrote about the history of wild horses in Madison County and the BLM s proposal to use an Ennis ranch as a long term holding pasture The Madisonian also won third place in its class for best Special Section for its 2009 Summer Times special edition The Madisonian also received second place in its class for overall General Excellence To the knowledge of the owners Stephen Perrault and Jill Nakasone the awards were the first the newspaper had ever received from the MNA Categories Community News Bookmark the permalink 1 Comment Recommended Articles The Madisonian takes home honors at MNA convention The Madisonian and staff take home honors at MNA convention We take home a first six seconds and two thirds at Montana Newspaper Association Conference The Madisonian unveils Website Wagner wins HD 71 primary both levies pass One Response to The Madisonian wins awards from state newspaper association Previous post Next post Shylea Wingard says June 23 2010 at 11 03 pm Congrats Greg I am not surprised The articles are great Shylea Previous post Next post Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Website Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite strike strong Previous post Next post Madisonian Photo Gallery We want to connect Recent Comments April showers bring frustration Mike Yakawich Recently I

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  • Former publisher of The Madisonian dies | The Madisonian | The Madisonian
    s each summer in the area around Axolotl Lakes a treasured spot for the Perrault family even today But ranching was tough toward the end of the Great Depression and Perrault set off to try his hand at other careers including working for the Union Pacific Railroad as a civil engineer and as a contractor working on light commercial projects and building homes around the west and in Hawaii In 1940 he married Julianne Preston who had been a college classmate They moved to Portland Ore not long after their marriage The couple had six children two boys and four girls The family moved to Trinidad Colo in 1972 where Mark worked as a contractor and Julianne taught home economics at Trinidad State Junior College Though he had travelled the West southwest Montana was always home to Mark and in 1985 he bought the Axolotl Lakes Ranch and moved back to Madison County He built two cabins on the ranch before selling all but a small portion of it to the Bureau of Land Management in 2000 Today recreationists can still enjoy Mark s handiwork by renting out the BLM cabin at Axolotl Lakes After selling his ranch Mark purchased The Madisonian newspaper and helped gather and consolidate all the archives of the newspaper In his later years Mark turned his attention to history and writing He published three books since 1997 A memoir titled Cowboy Memories of Montana a historical novel titled Yellow Gold The Montana Frontier and a short historical work titled Ruby Valley Stinkingwater Country The Cradle of Montana History Beyond the books he spent hours researching history of the area and wearing out typewriters in an effort to collect his stories and research I was just interested in the history and I thought if nobody wrote it down it was going to be lost Mark told The Madisonian during an interview two years ago In 2007 his beloved Julianne passed away after 67 years of marriage In 2008 Mark turned over The Madisonian to his daughter Jill Nakasone and son Stephen In last few years he was a fixture at the Ennis Café where he could be found most mornings discussing politics and weather over breakfast and coffee He recently moved in to Generations Assisted Living Center in Ennis where Barb and Kenton Irvine and their staff took splendid care of him through his final days Mark was preceded in death by an infant son Preston Frank sister Jeanne Richardson granddaughters Heidi Lynn Hunt and Melanie Jean Pfalmer and his wife Julianne He is survived by daughters Penny Lynn Buttke Carl Mary Jill Nakasone David Jeanne Michele Hogan Michael Stephen Mark Perrault Lynn and Denise Annette Perrault His is also survived by numerous grandchildren Jennifer Lynn Helgeson Julianne Aiko Kusuda Hanna Marie and Marta Leigh Lentsch Jacques Magloire and Anne Marie Perrault His great grandchildren are Nicholas Carl and Claire Rosamond Helgeson Allison Aiko and Joshua David Kusuda He is also survived by his sister Camille

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  • Towns struggle to get candidates for local offices | The Madisonian | The Madisonian
    Susie Baldwin All four commissioners have filed for re election However Clancey has filed for Vujovich s two year spot and Vujovich has filed for one of the four year terms The lone challenger in the Ennis election will be Amanda Newell who has filed for a four year term The struggle to find people to serve on town councils is common in small towns around the state said Paul Lachapelle community development specialist with the Montana State University Local Government Center Though actual figures are hard to come by Lachapelle knows some communities struggle mightily to convince citizens to file for elected office The reason why people are reluctant to volunteer for municipal offices is hazy too he said In some places it might be that local governments have work to do engaging their local constituents about their needs In some communities the reason might be political I think it depends on the issue within the municipality they re currently experiencing Lachapelle said Sometimes it s politics and sometimes it s just folks are just too busy It really depends on what we call the personality of the place In many small towns groups and local government are faced with what he calls the STP same ten people phenomenon In many rural communities it seems like the same ten people do all the work But it s a trend that is becoming more prominent said Peggy Kaatz Stemler Madison County Clerk and Recorder As election administrator for the last 18 years Kaatz Stemler has seen a time when it wasn t hard to get names on the ballot for local elections But that s changing fast It s becoming more of a problem she said I think the generations that are coming up they just don t want it They just don t want the responsibility The situation in Sheridan is a little disconcerting said Mayor Dean Derryberry Sheridan has a four member town council The mayor only votes when there is a tie That means a quorum is three councilors With two empty seats Derryberry isn t sure what will happen if they can t find anyone to run because a quorum becomes impossible As long as we are operating with two council people no decisions can be made no votes can be done he said Quite frankly I don t know what happens legally if it goes on that way an extended amount of time Like Kaatz Stemler Derryberry has seen the problem of convincing people to step forward get worse However people seem to have no problem voicing their frustration with the town commission when things don t go the way they want It s easier to be an armchair quarterback than actually get in the game Derryberry said People who missed the deadline but decide they want to run for any municipal office can file as a write in candidate until early Oct 13 for mail ballot elections and Oct 7 for polling place elections

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  • New faces at The Madisonian | The Madisonian
    Tags Alder Caitlin Avey Ennis Harrison Kayla Way Madison County Madison Valley Nevada City Norris Ruby Valley Sheridan Silver Star The Madisonian Twin Bridges and Virginia City Bookmark the permalink Leave a comment Recommended Articles County commits 20K to economic development Harrison Willow Creek teams unable to topple the Mustangs in Ennis Falcons soar past Pirates in first playoff game Flint Creek Titans fall to Mustangs Ennis advances to quarterfinals Longtime Twin Bridges resident Bill Hanley makes Christmas possible for many families in the Ruby Valley Clerk and Recorder s office has new archive storage No Comments Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Website Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite strike strong Previous post Next post Madisonian Photo Gallery We want to connect Recent Comments April showers bring frustration Mike Yakawich Recently I was in Alder and Sheridan MT area I had attended a funeral for Bud Davis Although I am originally from Butte I now Longtime Twin Bridges resident Bill Hanley makes Christmas possible for many

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