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Articles from the January 12, 2022 edition

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Town Swears In Council Members & Mayor, Discusses Food Pantry Utility Rates

At the first Town Council meeting of the new year, held Monday, January 10 at the Whitehall Town Hall, several returning Town Council members were sworn in after being re-elected to their seats. Bill Lanes (Ward 1), Pat Peterson (Ward 1), and Linda J...

 
 By TERRI LEWIS    News    January 12, 2022

ARPA Applications for Small Business, Not-For-Profits, Congregate Living Programs Now Available

Application packages for the American Recovery Program Act (ARPA) along with supporting reference federal guidance packages to state and local governments are available on the Jefferson County, Montana website www.jeffersoncounty-mt.gov. This...

 

Thought Provokers: 1/12/2022

The older you get, the more you appreciate a good pair of socks. When you are a teenager you hide things like sex or drinking from your parents. When you are a parent you hide things like sex or drinking from your kids. The fact biting your tongue wh...

 

Dear Editor: The Stick and the Carrot

Dear Editor, THE STICK AND THE CARROT: Dishonesty in politics is a given. Those running for office have always whispered sweet nothings into our ears (the carrot). Promises that once in office, they either can’t convert or they just blow them off...

 
 By PAM HANNA RN    News    January 12, 2022

JeffCo Health Department Update: 1/12/2022

Jefferson County Public Health has updated the isolation and quarantine guidance based on recommendations from the CDC, which has continued to review and provide updated isolation and quarantine recommendations throughout the course of the COVID-19...

 

Busy Bee's Property Management Now Open

With the new year comes new resolutions; new resolutions bring new opportunities and new businesses. Busy Bee's Property Management, owned and operated by Jennifer Beebout, is excited to announce its...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    January 12, 2022

Go Ask Jo: 1/12/2022

Dear Jo, All the New Year resolutions are everywhere! Every time I turn around I see another message meant to inspire, enlighten or encourage me. Am I the only one who is already sick of the unasked for advice?! I feel like screaming when I see “dr...

 

Two Long-Time Businesses Make Big Changes

Whitehall residents may have noticed a new empty space on Legion Avenue in the past few weeks. In December Cottage Floral, owned by Deb Dulaney, vacated its location in Whitehall. However, Cottage...

 

Roger Siemens, 82

Roger Siemens of Silver Star MT, passed away on Dec 30, 2021. Roger was out in the hills with a close friend, under the Big Sky, doing what he loved to do when the Lord called him Home. He would not...

 

John William McNeill, 84

John William McNeill (Bill) was born in Drumheller, Alberta, Canada on December 6th, 1937 to his parents John H. and Phyllis McNeill. He was the oldest of 5 children. Bill graduated from the Universit...

 

Lois Landis

Lois Landis passed away on December 16, 2021, after a short illness in Kingman AZ. Lois was born in 1937 in Butte Mt. to Bruce and Faye (Miller) Landis. She attended Cardwell Grade School, Whitehall...

 

James "Jim" DeTienne, 69

James "Jim" DeTienne, 69, died peacefully on December 30, 2021, surrounded by loved ones at his home in Clancy, MT after a brave battle with multiple cancers. Jim is survived by his longtime...

 
 By BILL LANES    Opinion    January 12, 2022

Connecting Point: Nothing New Here

You’ve heard it, or perhaps have said it a thousand times yourself, “History repeats itself.” While we long for life to be full of new experiences, we often view everyday life as monotonous—you know, the same old stuff. Citizens of...

 

Between the Stacks: 1/12/2022

It is so nice to see the sun shining after our winter storm. It makes me want to spend as much time as possible outside enjoying the warmer weather. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a chance to do just that as the library and other government agencies...

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 1/9/1997

January 9, 1997 Whitehall Mayor Neil Gallagher reviewed the progress made in 1996 saying substantial progress had been made on the $1.3 million projects which would upgrade the town’s water supply system by funding construction of new drinking...

 

Complete Works (Abridged) of William Shakespeare Coming to Star Theatre February 16

Born from aspirations to bring the timeless tales of William Shakespeare directly to rural and under-served communities, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks has been enriching the lives of people in...

 

QPR Suicide Prevention Course Thursday, January 13

Our mission is to save lives and reduce suicidal behaviors by providing innovative, practical, and proven suicide prevention training. We believe that quality education empowers all people,...

 
 By STEVE SACRY    Sports    January 12, 2022

Trojan Wrestlers Take on LeProwse Tournament

Whitehall wrestlers traveled to Bozeman over the weekend to compete in the Tom LeProwse Invitational Tournament. This was held at the new Gallatin High School and consisted of many of the best...

 

WHS Trojans Fall to Twin Bridges Falcons, but Lady Trojans Learning

While the Whitehall Trojan girls and boys basketball teams took losses to the Twin Bridges Falcons Friday, January 7, they did so with lots of heart of perseverance. Girls coach Mecklin Davis said he...

 

Update from WES/WMS Counselors & Nurses Welcome to the New Year!

Elementary Counselor News: With the start of the new year comes the start of a new curriculum! We have already begun the intro into our Zones of Regulation, which is our social-emotional curriculum designed to help each student recognize and control...

 

PTSA January 2022

The Whitehall PTSA met Friday, January 7 at 2 PM in the Middle School library. Membership applications will be mailed out with report cards at the end of the month. The PTSA approved a request to fund fuel for the 4-5 grade cross-country ski trip...

 

Creating Fiction from history: 1/12/2022

The year was 1918. The Armistice had just been signed and it was Frannie's birthday, her 18th, to be exact. Frannie, or more correctly, Francoise de Bordeaux, was born in the relatively small...

 

Organizations Request Investigation of NorthWestern Energy's Permit Violations

Upper Missouri Waterkeeper, Montana Environmental Information Center, and the Madison River Foundation filed a citizens complaint today with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regarding NorthWestern Energy’s failure to uphold the...

 

Tester Secures $6 Million for Montana State University's Western Transportation Institute

U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced $6,125,000 in Department of Transportation (DOT) grant funding for Montana State University’s Western Transportation Institute from the National Center for Excellence for Rural Road Safety. “Montana’s roads...

 

Gianforte, DPHHS Awards Over $150,000 to Support Food Access

Governor Greg Gianforte and Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Adam Meier announced today that Montana No Kid Hungry (NKH) has awarded a total of $150,980 through grants to 11 local organizations across the state to...

 

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