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Articles from the January 11, 2023 edition

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Town Council Updates Rec Complex Bylaws in First Untelevised Meeting of 2023

After a highly commented public work session on Wednesday, January 4, many thought the January Town Council meeting on Monday, January 9 would be crowded as well. However, the room held the standard number of attendees as per usual, though obviously...

 
 By RON JUNG    News    January 11, 2023

Rec Board Working Session Brings in Vocal Crowd

It was standing room only Wednesday night in the Whitehall Council Chambers as the Whitehall Town Council conducted a working session concerning the Recreation Board members and the grounds. The...

 

Dear Editor: Thank you, Mr. Buterbaugh

Dear Editor, Thank you, Mr. Buterbaugh, for the information on the massive budget bill. The current spectacle of the House of Representatives is another example of what seems to be the inability to use reason. Joy Des Rosier Whitehall,...

 
 By TOM JENKIN    Opinion    January 11, 2023

Dear Editor: Basically Just Talk But No Action

Dear Editor, I attended the Special Meeting of the Whitehall Town Council on Jan. 4th, listened to the Recreational Proposal, and participated in the comments about the history of the current Recreation Complex. When the Town received the land from...

 
 By BILL LANES    Opinion    January 11, 2023

Dear Editor: I Voted For the Rec Board Amended Resolution for Several Reasons

Dear Editor, At the January Town Council Meeting, I voted in favor of the proposed Rec Board Amended Resolution for several reasons. At our previous special meeting, there was overwhelming support from around our community to make collaborative...

 

Thought Provokers: 1/11/2023

Nothing is stopping any of us from going to a different restaurant every day and saying it’s our birthday for a little free cake. The only reason monsters don’t exist is that whenever we discover a real monster, it immediately becomes an animal....

 

An Icon Reborn

LaHood Park Restaurant had its grand reopening over the weekend, inviting long-time guests into the rebuilt building to revisit old memories and start new traditions. Owner Phil Lalich said the...

 

The Stresses of Today Can Be Remedied Close to Home at Sage Wellness Center

In today’s world, being stressed out is almost worn as a badge of honor. People are overbooked, overwhelmed, stressed out, and just plain exhausted! Stress is bombarding us from every imaginable angle, affecting us physically, mentally,...

 

Jefferson Valley Museum Hosting Free History Talk

The Jefferson Valley Museum will be hosting its second oral history program at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, January 18th at the museum barn. It will feature an interview recorded in 1989 by Roy Millegan...

 

Our Town 125 and 100 Years Ago: January, Part I

JANUARY, Part I, 125 YEARS AGO: As 1897 dawned, it was a new year with new tragedies and many of the same old problems. Sabotage to a railroad bridge in Tennessee caused the deaths of dozens of...

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 1/14/1998

JANUARY 14, 1998 The Whitehall water project court case was center stage at the Montana Supreme Court at a hearing on January 13, 1998. What was supposed to be an 80-minute hearing stretched over two hours as the Supreme Court justices and attorneys...

 

Mary Katherine "Patty" Strozzi

Mary Katherine "Patty" Strozzi passed away from natural causes on December 26, 2022. Patty was born in Lisbon, ND on October 22, 1928. Her family moved to Whitehall, MT in 1938 and she went through... Full story

 

Amy Lynn Rauch DuBois, 44

It is with deep and heartfelt sorrow we announce the passing of Amy DuBois - beloved daughter, mother, and nurse. She passed in Rexburg, Idaho on January 1, 2023. Amy was born in Butte, Montana to... Full story

 

Loren Allen Shaw, Jr., 80

On December 28th, 2022, Loren Allen Shaw Jr. passed away at the age of 80 with his wife, daughter, and granddaughter by his side. Allen, as he was known to family and friends, was born December 2nd,... Full story

 

Claire Best, 85

Claire Best passed away on January 4, 2023, at the Open Arms Eldercare facility in Belgrade, Montana, where she had lived for the past three years. Claire Best was born in Whitehall Montana, on June 1... Full story

 
 By STEVE SACRY    Sports    January 11, 2023

Grapplers in Three Outings to Kick Off New Year

The Whitehall Wrestling team had a busy week. This started with a match against Townsend on January 3. As Whitehall co-ops with Harrison, this dual was held at the Harrison gym. The match started...

 

Between the Stacks: 1/11/2023

In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day the Library will be closed on Monday, January 16th. We will be open the rest of the week for regular hours to keep up with our programming schedule and...

 

Op-Ed: Senate Republicans' Agenda for Legislative Session

The 68th Montana Legislature is officially in session. As Senate leadership, we’re excited to see Senate Republicans getting to work on enacting conservative policy for our state. The last time the Legislature met, we successfully passed a conserva...

 

Op-Ed: Beware Republican Deregulation

If the government would just get out of the way and free the power of the competitive market, we would have a much better economy.” It’s good political rhetoric. The current Republican administration and their pals in the Republican legislature...

 

Public Comment Deadline For Several Wildlife Proposals

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on several proposals slated to go to the Fish and Wildlife Commission in February. Comment is open through Feb. 3. After public comment, commissioners can offer amendments to the proposals as...

 

Snowpack Conditions Ideal After Two Months of Consistent Precipitation

A late October winter storm brought widespread precipitation to many SNOTEL stations in Montana. That snow was within one to two weeks of the typical snowpack onset and earlier than the fall of 2021, which was nearly a month late in some locations...

 

Hunters and Anglers Invited to 'Elk Camp at the Capitol'

Montana hunters and anglers are invited to attend ‘Elk Camp at the Capitol’ on Tuesday, January 24 at the Montana Capitol building in Helena. Elk Camp is a celebration of Montana’s exceptional outdoor legacy and an opportunity for hunters and...

 

Challenge Your Happiness in 2023 - Part I Take Stock of Your Relationships

Try these simple steps for a joyful, more connected 2023. This Happiness Challenge will help you focus on a crucial element of living a good life - your relationships. Start by assessing the range...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 1/1/2023

SUNDAY, JANUARY 1 00:00:09 Welfare Check: I-90 09:50:59 Civil: Whitetail Rd 13:47:45 Citizen Assist: Edwards Addition Rd 21:21:03 Stranded Motorist: I-90 MONDAY, JANUARY 2 07:50:55 Motor Vehicle Accident (Non-Injury) 09:15:08 Traffic Stop: N Whitehal...

 

Pool Shark Report: Week of 1/5/2023

Week of 1-5-2023 TEAM K Bar #1: 14 wins, 3 lost K Bar #2: 12 wins, 5 lost Two Bit #2: 11 wins, 6 lost MEN Will Bowen: 4 wins, 0 lost Ken Breining: 4 wins, 0 lost WOMEN Leslie Dyson: 2 wins, 2 lost Deanna Wall: 2 wins, 2 lost Terry Chadwick: 2 wins,...

 

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