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Articles from the January 25, 2023 edition

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Western Legacy Center Updates President and Members of Montana Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame

The Western Legacy Center (WLC) is off to a strong start in 2023, having closed on the Roberts Building at the end of 2022 and now preparing for demolition and creation of the museum aspect of the...

 

Sustainability Grant Deadline Approaching

The Whitehall Sustainability Committee (WSC), with oversight from Golden Sunlight Mine, was formed in 2022 to help Golden Sunlight rank community projects in the Whitehall area by a local advisory group. The project funding cycle is once again open...

 

Author Signing Event at Western Legacy Center

The Western Legacy Center (WLC), located at 1 Whitetail Road, Whitehall, will hold an Author Signing Night on February 11, 2023, from 5 PM to 7:30 PM. Authors Henrietta Goodman, Kristine Erinn, Janet...

 

What Happened to Last Week's Ledger?

Did you think your paper was a bit off last week? Didn't know that page 1 is followed by 14, 13, 4, then 5? Did you get deja vu reading about the wrestling team? Well, due to a printing error last...

 

Thought Provokers: 1/25/2023

Making fun of short people is the last social taboo seen as acceptable. Murder is universally despised, and yet assassins are deemed cool. The actual reason children are a boundless fountain of energy is that they don’t have to use their brains...

 

Dear Editor: Ignorance is Bliss at COS

Dear Editor, Whether you are for or against the Convention of States (COS), please take a moment to read this and consider heavily what I have to say. I was at the Helena Capital building to absorb...

 

Dear Editor: Freedom to Practice Religion Starts with You

Dear Editor, I am by no means a lawless person, but neither am I one of those who say "there outta be a law." In the interest of peace and positivity, I'm not going to point fingers here, or name...

 

Our Town 125 and 100 Years Ago - January Part II

JANUARY PART II As January moved toward February, politics, and science were clashing. In Boston, a woman was removed from the courtroom because the defense council said she might hypnotize the...

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 1/28/1998

JANUARY 28, 1998 Whitehall school student academic test scores were higher than the Montana average and substantially higher than the national average. Test scores released from the Montana Office of Public Instruction showed Whitehall students consi...

 

Trojans Fall to Copperheads and Panthers Over Weekend

On Thursday, January 19 the Trojans took on the Anaconda Copperheads and, unfortunately, were defeated. The men were wiped out 71 - 40; the ladies however held strong but lost 48-42. "We were down as...

 
 By STEVE SACRY    Sports    January 25, 2023

Grapplers Place Fifth Overall in Montana B-C Duals

The Whitehall High School wrestling team traveled to Townsend to compete in the Montana B-C Duals over the weekend. This 16 team tournament included the top five teams in the state. Friday's...

 

Little Guy and Junior High Wrestling Signups January 27th

Whitehall Little Guy and Junior High wrestling signups will be held at the Whitehall High School cafeteria from 4 to 5:30 PM on Friday, January 27. Come sign up and then stay to support the Whitehall High School Trojan wrestlers for Senior Night...

 

MHSA Amends Guidelines for Co-Ops, WHS Football Now Class B West

The Montana High School Association has amended its rules for co-ops, announcing Thursday that any schools whose combined enrollment exceeds the maximum limit for a class will compete in the next...

 

Whitehall Schools Counselors & Nurses Check-In

HELP GETTING ALONG: Are you struggling as a family to “get along”? Do you think you have to have it all together all the time as a parent? What are some ways that you can make sure your child is resilient as they age? Mental health conditions...

 

Between the Stacks: 1/25/2023

Get out the baking dishes and get ready for the Great Mystery Baking Contest on Thursday, January 26th at 6 PM at the Library. Anyone can enter and make anything they want as long as it represents...

 

Loren Steven Willet, 66

Surrounded by his family, Loren Steven Willet passed away on January 8th, 2023, at the age of 66 after a courageous and hard-fought battle with cancer. Loren was born July 16th, 1956, to Harvey and Le...

 

Jefferson County Commissioner Update: Cory Kirsch

I wanted to take a moment to update everyone on some of what has been happening at the County lately. We are winding down the distribution of the $2.4 million we were allocated in American Rescue Plan...

 

Challenge Your Happiness in 2023 - Part 3 Small Talk Has Big Benefits

Often on my daily neighborhood walk, I pass a woman and her dachshund, who used to bark at me frantically. I found it irritating. One day, on a whim, I decided to go beyond our customary nods. I...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 1/15/2023

SUNDAY, JANUARY 15 05:36:02 911 Hang Up: I-90 12:16:44 Disorderly: Bowman Ln 15:43:25 Sex Offense: Hwy 55 16:26:31 Motor Vehicle Accident (Non-Injury): Bowman Ln 17:02:54 Stranded Motorist: I-90 MONDAY, JANUARY 16 08:11:21 911 Hang Up: Cottonwood Rd...

 

Another Winter Affair Scheduled for February 15

Mark your calendars! Reserve your tickets! Prepare for an awesome night because…. the Annual Banquet at St. Teresa of Avila is on February 15! Metals Sports Bar and Restaurant is the caterer providing mouthwatering fare with beef strip loin,...

 

Jefferson County Spelling Bee February 8th

The Jefferson County Spelling Bee for students grades 4 – 8, will be held on Wednesday, February 8th, at 6 PM at the Clancy Gym. Please enter through the gym doors. The Bee will be streamed on the Clancy Facebook page. Trophies will be awarded to...

 

Whitehall Country Store Scholarships Available

The Whitehall Country Store Board of Directors is pleased to announce the availability of seven $3,000 scholarships to be awarded to graduating Whitehall High School seniors or homeschoolers who will be full-time students enrolled in Fall 2023 classe...

 

New Tax Credits Increase Appeal of Heat Pumps for Homeowners

More and more people are turning to heat pumps to heat and cool their homes. It is estimated that 18 million American households already use them. With new energy incentives being offered, and more homeowners choosing greener technologies, that...

 

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Ginger Miso Chicken Soup

Soups and stews are staples of winter. Such dishes might be hearty, but they often feature noodles, potatoes or other starches, which can be irritating for those with irritable bowel conditions or...

 

Creating Fiction From History: 1/25/2023

You've come a long way, Baby! At the tender age of 13, not only was Carolina Duggard the first from her family to attend an institute of higher learning, she also might have been one of the youngest...

 

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