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Articles written by Dave Torgerson

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  • Dear Editor: Support for Janacaro-Hensleigh as Commissioner

    Dave Torgerson|Apr 27, 2022

    Dear Editor, There are four individuals running to replace Leonard Wortman as Jefferson County Commissioner and there are many good things to be said about all of them. Leonard Wortman did an excellent job as Jefferson County Commissioner for quite a few years. I want to thank him for the job he did, but it leaves us with an election and a decision for a new County Commissioner. Mary Janacaro-Hensleigh has served the town of Whitehall as Mayor for several years. She is running for the County Commissioner job and has much experience in local...

  • Dear Editor: Whitehall Has Great Community Services

    DAVE TORGERSON|Apr 20, 2022

    Dear Editor, I was talking to a friend of mine the other day and I mentioned to him the quality of the medical team we have in Whitehall. After thinking about it for a minute I decided to share that information with the community to share both my gratitude to the medical providers and acknowledge their contribution to the community. We live in a small town in Montana and have both a medical team that does an excellent job of taking care of people in the community and an ambulance service that is staffed by volunteers that are always ready to...

  • Dear Editor: Patriotism

    DAVE TORGERSON|Dec 15, 2021

    Dear Editor, As a kid raised on a farm in northern Minnesota, I attended the last one-room schoolhouse of all eight grades. Graduating eighth grade and starting high school I recognized how privileged I was at Sunnyside school where I listened to classes for all eight grades. First graders were partnered with older students and given the privilege of raising and lowering the flag. We were taught respect for the flag, by making sure it never touched the ground and folding it properly until raised the following day. By listening to the lessons...