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The fastest growing sport in the country takes hold in Sheridan

Pickleball. Fun to say, fun to play! It is also the fastest growing sport in the nation, and possibly Madison County. It combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping pong. It is played with a paddle and a ball with holes in it on a badminton or modified tennis court. The game is appropriate for all ages and all skill levels.
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Rivals to Roommates: Two of Class A's top track athletes

BUTTE, Mont. -- If you've attended high school track meets over the last four years, chances are good that you've seen the names 'Rileigh McGree' and 'Ainsley Shipman' next to each other on top of the leaderboard a few times. Over their high school careers, Butte Central's McGree and Dillon's...

Terril Christensen Atkins 1944-2022

Terril was born in Butte, Montana, on March 10, 1944, the first born to Erwin and Janet Christensen. In the coming years, siblings Walter and Pam joined the family in Dillon, Montana. Terril was involved in many performing arts activities until she graduated from Beaverhead County High School in 1962. Her love of performing continued to the Pasadena Playhouse where she studied theater arts until 1965. Terril was an independent woman and spent her 20s touring the country with the “Al Bello and Mapes Fun Capers Show” and “Bill Norvas and his Sunshine Generation.” From 1975 until 1980 she owned and ran “Alfalfas,” a whole foods restaurant, in Las Vegas, Nevada. While in Las Vegas, she reconnected with Mike Atkins from her hometown of Dillon and they married in 1978. They moved to Salt Lake City in 1980 and expanded their family with Michael John Jr., followed by Katherine Estelle in 1983. Terril was active in the community and ward, serving in various callings and even having a children’s dance studio where she taught lessons.

Lady Falcons take 3rd at Divisionals

The Twin Bridges Falcons had a great Divisional Track meet over the weekend in Frenchtown. The girls team placed 3rd overall. Results from are below:. Alexandra Stockett, Ayla Janzen, Emma Konen, Allie Dale. 4x400 relay, 4:18.57, 3rd. Alexandra Stockett, Emma Konen, Allie Dale, Ayla Janzen. Alexandra Stockett: 100 m,...

Madison County Board of Commissioners deny Adobetown Road petition

In the crowded meeting room in Virginia City the Madison County Board of Commissioners (MCBC), Madison County opened a discussion about the petition to abandon county road #71, Adobetown Road on May 24. Pete Rossiter of GMA, Mark Davis of Heroes and Horses, and Andy Thomas who led the opposition,...

Two Historic Virginia Cities – Montana vs. Nevada - Part 1

Two Historic Virginia Cities – Montana vs. Nevada. Part 1 – Montana’s Virginia City Mining Bonanza. There are two historic, old west mining towns named Virginia City, one in Montana considered the cradle of Montana’s history, and a second one in Nevada, near Carson City. Both Virginia Cities were boomtowns, established only four years apart. Nevada’s Virginia City was established first in 1859 soon after the discovery of the Comstock Lode of silver and gold, and Montana’s Virginia City was established in 1863 shortly after the major placer gold discovery in Alder Gulch. Both Virginia Cities are loaded with history, museums, mining relics, and gold-panning and rockhounding opportunities.

Virginia City Players is returning with new original show for 2022 season

VIRGINIA CITY — Members of the Virginia City Players are hard at work preparing for their 74th season at the Virginia City Opera House. "It’s exciting, I can’t believe it’s been around—it's the oldest, continuously running summer-stock theatre company this side of the Mississippi. So 74 seasons this summer, 2022, so it’s going to be amazing," said Bill Koch, owner and director of the Virginia City Players.

Events happening in two historic Montana towns

Virginia City and Nevada City, located in southwest Montana, are two towns filled with historical monuments that take visitors back in time to the old west. The Montana Heritage Commission works to preserve all the rich history in these towns and host fun events throughout the summer. The Tourism Events...

2022 Western C divisional track and field results

The Western C divisional track meet concluded its second day in Frenchtown on Saturday. The Manhattan Christian girls and Seeley-Swan boys captured team titles, while the MC boys and Seeley-Swan girls took second. The Twin Bridges girls took third, as did the Valley Christian boys. Individual results can be found...