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Dear Editor: Thankful for Vets Programs

Dear Editor, On November 10th and 11th, Cardwell and the Whitehall Schools presented the military Veterans of the surrounding area with multiple patriotic programs that were a salute to the military Veterans’ service. These patriotic presentations...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    November 24, 2021 

Dear Jo: 11/24/2021

Dear Jo, Are you competitive? I am!!! There is going to be a local Christmas light display contest and I want to win. Actually, I MUST win!!!! I find myself driving around town checking on who is decorating, and thinking to myself, “I will buy...

 
 By JON EBELT    Community    November 24, 2021 

Gifts With A Lift Program Spreads Holiday Cheer to Montana State Hospital Patients

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) announced today that donation boxes have been set up at various locations across the state to receive holiday gifts to benefit Montana State Hospital (MSH) patients. The effort is part of...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    November 17, 2021

Go Ask Jo: 11/17/2021

Dear Jo, I’ve got a question for you. I hope this isn’t beyond the pale or anything, but why is it becoming more and more acceptable for women, models especially, to let it all hang out so to speak, as long as that slippery little (she) devil,...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    November 10, 2021

Dear Jo: 11/10/2021

Dear Jo, Here they come! The holidays, that is! Along with all that “holiday spirit” come the expectations, the inevitable weight gain, seeing family you might be better off keeping your distance from, etc. It’s not like I’m all HUMBUG or...

 

MT National Guard Soldier Becomes First Woman to Graduate Sniper Course

A female Montana Army National Guard Soldier graduated from the U.S. Army Sniper Course at Fort Benning, Ga on Nov. 5, becoming the first woman in history to complete the course. At this time, the military is not identifying this Soldier by name. ...

 

Partial Lunar Eclipse November 18-19th

The eclipse begins on November 18th at 11:02PM MST when the Penumbra part of the Earth’s shadow touches the edge of the Moon. The Moon’s brightness at this point is -12.5. The Penumbra will continue covering the surface of the Moon until the...

 

A Tribute to Lewis Bowen

My Ole Man He was a giant, when I was a kid But I was always trying, to do everything he did I still remember, no matter how hard, every lesson he taught me Growing up, just learning how to be like...

 

BCBSMT Expands Medicare Advantage Offerings in MT

Medicare beneficiaries in five additional Montana counties will now be able to purchase low-cost, high-quality Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana (BCBSMT) Medicare Advantage plans for 2022. BCBSMT will now offer Medicare Advantage products in...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    November 3, 2021

Go Ask Jo: 11/3/2021

Dear Jo, There are life changing moments in everyone’s life; a moment, an opportunity to do something that could turn their life in a new direction. I have such an opportunity. It will cost me financially, not to mention the stress of a loan, the b...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    October 27, 2021

Go Ask Jo: 10/27/2021

Dear Jo, I live in a small town, which means everyone pretty much knows everyone else. Generations know generations. There is a home here in town that not only looks like a junkyard, but is home to a dog that has bitten people, and killed at least...

 

Dear Editor: Feeling Ignored

Dear Editor, Many of us here in Jefferson County are tired of party politics and feeling ignored by political elites who only care about their own agendas. These days it seems like elections are so partisan that no one really wins. We have to ensure...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    October 20, 2021

Go Ask Jo: 10/20/2021

Dear Jo, Not only do I look younger that my 24 years, I apparently look like my husband’s sister instead of his wife. We constantly get comments about looking alike, those are not too bad. The awkward moments are when we are affectionate (respectfu...

 

DPHHS Urges Montanans to Check Cupboards for Recalled Infant Cereal

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials announced today a voluntary recall of rice cereal for infants and babies has been issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The recalled infant cereal was distributed...

 

Let's Redefine Those Bucket Lists

What did we learn this summer and fall? We learned that people who’d been cooped up, thanks to COVID-19, flocked to our national parks and forests. Once there, many were eager to empty their bucket list of must-do activities in the outdoors....

 
 By Jo    Opinion    October 13, 2021

Dear Jo: 10/13/2021

Dear Jo, I need help! It’s been two years since my last confession. To be quite honest, it’s been almost that long since I have darkened a church doorstep. The problem is, if indeed it could be called a problem, is that it’s also been almost...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    October 6, 2021

Go Ask Jo: 10/6/2021

Dear Jo, My daughter came to visit me a couple of weekends ago. I love when she visits! She is so much fun. Where is the problem, you ask? Well, my beautiful daughter was so excited to show me her new (and first) tattoo. I still cannot believe it,...

 
 By JOHN LETASKY    News    October 6, 2021

Whitehall: Home of the Montana Western Legacy Center and Montana Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame

Memorable and exciting moments were the theme Saturday night at the Billings Hotel and Convention Center. Awards were presented and scholarship recipients introduced at the 16th Annual Montana Pro...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    September 29, 2021

Go Ask Jo: 9/29/2021

Dear Jo, I’ve been thinking about gender roles. You know the spiel. Women belong in the kitchen. Women: stay home! Make and take care of those babies! Cooking and cleaning is women’s work. Blah blah blah. Speaking as a man myself, I feel the...

 

NorthWestern Energy Announces Intention to Build Laurel Gas Plant Without Pre-Approval From the Public Service Commission

On Tuesday, Sept. 21, NorthWestern Energy submitted a request to withdraw its application for the Laurel gas plant to the Public Service Commission (PSC), citing supply line issues. Hours later, NorthWestern revealed its intention to move forward...

 

NorthWestern Energy Warns of Widespread Scam Activity in Area

NorthWestern Energy is reporting an all-time high in scam activity this week from customers on the receiving end of calls in which scammers threaten to shut off service if customers don’t take immediate actions that include making payments by gift...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    September 22, 2021

Dear Jo: 9/22/2021

Dear Jo, What do you do when your spouse comes home after 30 year of marriage and simply does not want to be married anymore?! No reason, no big problem, no affair. How does a person come to terms with this?! Signed, Pissed off and confused Dear Piss...

 

Falls Prevention Awareness Week in September 20-24

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials report that nearly one in three Montanans aged 65 and older have reported falling at least once in the last 12 months. Further, about 1,900 Montanans were hospitalized due to unintentio...

 

Dear Editor: People Kill People?

Dear Editor, So, some of you still hold to the addiction induced belief that “guns don’t kill people…” That may be true in an alternate universe using alternative facts showing that people are in control, but not in this universe. In this...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    September 15, 2021

Go Ask Jo: 9/15/2021

Dear Jo, I have been waiting for so long to meet someone who I am attracted to. I am definitely attracted to the new man in my life. We have a problem though. He has a habit of scratching his, well, you know. He not only does his scratching in...

 

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