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Greater Ruby Valley Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture meets the first Tuesday of every month at 12 noon. Call for location 684-5849.

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Contributing News Articles:

We publish local news online. Articles that may be of interest to our readers, or information on local happenings, are welcome and appreciated. Please contact Linda Browne at 842-5670 or by email at linda@rubyvalley.com.

RubyValley.com is not affiliated with the Madisonian, although they kindly allow us to reprint articles as a community service.

The Madisonian
Montana's Oldest Operating Weekly Newspaper

Published every Thursday at Ennis, Montana for Madison and South Jefferson Counties.

Owner and Publisher: Mark Perrault
Editor: Tami L. (Tichenor) Christensen 
Assistant Manager: Terri Swier

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Subscription Rates: 
In-State - $33.00/1 year, $51.00/2 years
Out-of-State - $38/1 year, $58.00/2 years

Send checks or address changes to:

The Madisonian
PO Box 365
Ennis, MT 59729

For more information call 406-682-7755 (or toll free 1-888-238-7849) or email the Madisonian at dlt2@3rivers.net.

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Archived Ruby Valley News:

Keeping old traditions alive: A growing challenge for Montana's ranch families
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Community Health Center helps those in need in Madison County
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Ennis shooter gets life without chance of parole
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Arena dreams become reality
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Ruby Valley Swimming Pool recent news.
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Casting jobs overseas?
Famous rod company ponders sending work to Chinese.
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Former Winston Rod owner disappointed in the company’s decision to consider outsourcing one line of rods to China. 
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Montana's young farmers and ranchers are optimistic this year.
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The Maggie Gibson: new shop open in Sheridan.
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Virginia City Courthouse to get a much needed facelift.
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Twin Bridges Fairgrounds saving a piece of Montana's history.
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Lewis & Clark Park in the plans for Twin Bridges. 
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Voters OK bond for hospital
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Twin Bridges Round Barn: a piece of Montana history
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Special ballot to be mailed Dec. 8 for hospital levy. 
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Sheridan Schools receives grant for solar projects. 
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Twin Bridges school new building is ahead of schedule
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Alder Gulch Remembered Book by local historian, Lowell Gilman, is now available.
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Swift action helps keep forest fire in hand.
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Anglers Asked To Voluntarily Limit Fishing On The Jefferson River To Morning Hours
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Madison River water users asked to conserve during continued high temperatures.
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In Memory of Pete Waylett
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Five Everyday Heroes receive recognition for their efforts, including 'Marine of the Year' Twin Bridges native.
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Lester Reynolds, former Superintendent of Schools in Twin Bridges, MT, celebrates 100 years of life.
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Our sincere sympathy to the victims, families and friends of the shooting that tragically struck Ennis in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 14. There has been some requests for information. Here are links to articles that are online:
http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/Central/06/14/mt.shooting.ap/ 
http://www.missoulian.com/articles/2003/06/20/news/local/news05.txt 
http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/articles/2003/06/20/news/01ennisbzbigs.txt 
http://www.missoulian.com/articles/2003/06/20/news/local/news04.txt
 

Nevada City, MT Volunteers add life to the streets.
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Enzyme Replacement Therapy offers new hope for Sheridan family.
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Montana biologist Rick Douglass isn't surprised Montana had three cases of hantavirus in May, with two of them fatal. What does surprise him was no cases last year.
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Yellow Ribbon Campaign continues to support our local residents serving in the military. 
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Sheridan Pool Repairs Made funds raised almost a year ahead of schedule.
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Big Hole and Jefferson Rivers receive conservation grants. 
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Gambling Project Falls Short of Destination
The House rejected a bill Tuesday that would have legalized open gambling in Butte. 
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Developer says they'll be trying again to pass a measure for open gambling.  
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Laws to allow gambling in Butte would also extend to Montana tribes.
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Theme Park proposed in Butte. Developers have an option on 1600 acres located between MT Tech and Rocker. 
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Pros and Cons of Open Gambling
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Destination Butte overview and initial quotes.
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Billion Dollar Gamble A Florida developer announces plans for Destination Montana.
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Winston Rod effected by economic downturn; eleven employees laid off.
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Virginia City Courthouse
Trying to fund restoration of the historic building.
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Restoring Virginia City Progress being made, but far from finished.
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In Remembrance of Space Shuttle Columbia
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MSU Group was waiting in Florida for space shuttle's return.  
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Bob Curtz Violin craftsman in Glen, Montana
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Dr. Downey returns to Dillon after spending six weeks in Bhutan as a volunteer for Orthopedics Overseas.
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Adding Japanese Culture Shizuko Naka, student teacher in Sheridan, Montana.
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Bozeman Livestock finding ways to make it in competitive market. 
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Butte Livestock Yards
The Montana Livestock Company sold to Brown's Gulch resident Ken Moe.
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Historic Bridge heads to Milltown
Silver Star bridge being moved after nearly a century of spanning the Jefferson river.
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Cowboy ways:
Jim Grube, training draft horses.
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Jerry Kustich
At the River's Edge; Lessons Learned in a Life of Fly Fishing
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What a Treasure
The Missoula Children's Theater once again came to the Ruby Valley to inspire our children.
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In Sheridan: Banking on Growth
Work begins on the new Sheridan bank. 
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Calendar Boys
Cardwell men bare (almost) all  for their neighbors. 
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Flashback: February 2002 
Not only athletes dream about going to the Olympics. So did some high school kids from a tiny town in Montana. And they made the dream come true. 
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