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Articles from the January 5, 2022 edition

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Grand Champion Elfie

ALL SMILES: Kade Glaus was awarded Grand Champion of the Elfie Selfie competition. Here he is with the elf he found at Smith Supply....

 

Thought Provokers: 1/5/2022

History makes a lot more sense when you realize we are the soberest generation there has ever been. The morning after a snowfall, it’s easy to tell which cars have garages and which ones don’t. Reading gives us the ability to learn in minutes...

 

Dear Editor: A Clean Slate

Dear Editor, It’s that time of year again; the time for New Year’s Resolutions. Time for all the “New Year, new me” promises we make to ourselves. It IS that time of year. Yes, in fact, what better time to make those promises, those...

 

Hello and Welcome, 2022

Thank you for sticking it out with me this first year as I write for the Whitehall Ledger. I have heard nothing but compliments and excitement for my articles. I highly appreciate all of the support! I never thought I would be writing for any paper,...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    January 5, 2022

Go Ask Jo: 1/5/2022

Dear Jo, Happy New Year! I wish I could say that I had a lot of hope for the new year. I am bummed already. I cannot seem to get my act together. What really does this year have to offer me?! I have not had any luck in so many years, I just don’t...

 
 By BILL LANES    Opinion    January 5, 2022

Connecting Point: Winners and Losers

Every person in life is on a quest in one respect or another. Daily, people search for happiness, love, purpose and so much more. Reason and emotion make humans the pinnacle of all living organisms, and many exude exceptional physical abilities as we...

 

Judy Marie Turkia Johnson, 71

Judith Marie Turkia Johnson, 71, fell asleep in Jesus on December 29, 2021, surrounded by her loving family after a long battle with cancer. Judy was born to Roy and Helga (Jarvi) Turkia on January...

 

Harry Roy Hixson, 82

Harry Roy Hixson was born in Bozeman, Montana. Harry lived in Whitehall, Montana where he attended grades 1st through 12th, graduating in 1957. In his younger years, he was in 4-H, showing his cows...

 

Between the Stacks: 1/5/2022

The new year will be ushering in new programs, starting with a unique series of presentations on Hydrotherapy by Judy Schwab on Thursday, January 13, 2022, at 6:00 PM. For more information on this program, contact the front desk. Also, that evening...

 

Creating Fiction from History: 1/5/2022

Barbara Jo Stafford, or Barbie as she was commonly known, was an only child. The circumstances of her emergence into this world were quite miraculous; some might even say magical and mysterious. Jo...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: January 1896

There was plenty to celebrate at the beginning of 1896 and 1922 even with winter still keeping people close to the woodstove. Whitehall was rebuilding after a series of serious fires during early...

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: January 2, 1997

January 2, 1997 Area residents attended an informational meeting presenting an explanation of a proposed Extended Area Service (EAS) plan and showed nearly unanimous support for the new plan. An EAS involves expanding the local calling area to...

 

Guest Opinion: APR's Ranch Buying Spree Has Negative Impact on Montana Taxpayers

The ink is dry on another historic cattle ranch in the Upper Missouri River Breaks consumed by the non-profit organization American Prairie Reserve (APR). With a deal to acquire the 73 Ranch, another piece of Montana’s history and leading industry...

 

NFPA Encourages Prompt Removal of Christmas Trees, as Nearly One-Third of Christmas Tree Fires Occur in January

Nearly one-third (30 percent) of U.S. home fires involving Christmas trees occur in January. With this post-holiday fire hazard in mind, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) strongly encourages everyone to keep the festive memories and...

 

87 percent of Americans think they'll stick with their 2022 New Year's resolution: 4 tips to stay on track and save money

Here’s to new beginnings – and new resolutions! A recent survey from TopCashback.com, the USA’s most generous cash back site, found that 51 percent of Americans are making New Year’s resolutions this year. The survey polled a cross-section...

 

How We Delivered for Montanans This Year

I hope you’ve had a wonderful and safe holiday season thus far! Since 2021 has come to a close, I wanted to take a moment to round it out by sharing some of my highlights for the year. We’ve had quite a year here in the United States Senate, and...

 

2021 CBS News Polling: What Americans Thought About COVID-19, Biden, the January 6 Attack and More

2021 was a year of ups and downs in the minds of the American public. The year began with public concern about the state of U.S. democracy, yet positive ratings for newly-elected President Joe Biden;...

 

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Sweet Potato Chewy Bars

Many people crave a sweet treat from time to time, even if they don't want to confront the side effects of a little indulgence. However, when healthier ingredients are in the mix, a dessert can fit...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 12/26/2021

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 26 07:26:37 Stranded Motorist: I-90 08:40:26 Animal: Hwy 55 09:59:27 Traffic Offense: I-90 10:41:41 Motor Vehicle Accident (Non-Injury): I-90 11:03:20 Stranded Motorist: I -90 14:29:27 911 Hang Up: Sunset Dr 14:47:48 Motor Vehicle...

 

Whitehall TV Channel 49.1: Week of 1/6/2022

THURSDAY, JANUARY 6 5:00PM PBS NEWSHOUR 6:00PM THIS OLD HOUSE 6:30PM ASK THIS OLD HOUSE 7:00PM MOLLY OF DENALI 7:30PM READY JET GO 8:00PM PBS NEWSHOUR 9:00PM AMANPOUR & COMPANY 10:00PM THIS OLD HOUSE 10:30PM ASK THIS OLD HOUSE 11:00PM PRESERVING...

 

Horoscopes: Week of 1/5/2022

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Your finances need a little extra work, Aries. Start to focus on investments, money, and other financial matters. Your mind is quick and you catch on quite fast. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Romance is on your mind this week, Taurus....

 

Tell Me How I'm Doing

It’s been a year since I took over the Ledger! What a wild ride! While I know where I’d like to improve in the next year, I would really appreciate hearing what readers think should and should not be in the paper, where coverage is lacking, what... Full story

 

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