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Articles from the February 9, 2022 edition

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WHS Principal Earns Department of Defense Patriot Award

Melissa Robbins, Whitehall High School Principal, has been awarded a Department of Defense Patriot Award in recognition of extraordinary support of her civilian employee serving in the United States...

 

Thought Provokers: 2/9/2022

A person can survive with half a liver, one lung, no stomach, and no large intestine. Or in some situations, cut in half. We are much more stronger than we think we are. A boomerang is a frisbee for lonely people. If we are killing the spiders we fin...

 
 By BOB SIMS    Opinion    February 9, 2022

Dear Editor: How many times do we need to say NO?

Dear Editor, I am glad we have people in Jefferson County that are willing to spend their time and effort working with stray and unwanted animals. Many people donate funds to” not for profits” that do this work and I hope they continue. Based on...

 

Dear Editor: In Support of Jim Buterbaugh #1

Dear Editor, I just learned that Jim Buterbaugh filed his papers to run for County Commissioner. Jim is well-grounded in conservative values and will represent our county honestly and be well-informed. I have known him for several years and offer my...

 

Dear Editor: In Support of Jim Buterbaugh #2

Dear Editor, I am writing to support Jim Butterbaugh who has filed to run for County Commissioner. Jim has been a very active member of our community and I believe he has a very good understanding of what our community needs going forward. He has...

 

Whitehall Gun Show This Weekend

The Whitehall Gun Show is scheduled for Friday, February 11 to Sunday, February 13, 2022. This annual gun show is open to the public and all net profit is donated to the Whitehall VFW and American Legion. The show is held at the Whitehall Community...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    February 9, 2022

Dear Jo: 2/9/2022

Dear Jo, I used to be one of those people who kept their house so clean. Like, really REALLY clean. Everything in its place, floors swept daily, etc. Now, I can put up with a mess until I realize someone else is going to see it. Then, it’s like a...

 

Snowpack Percentages Drop Slightly in Most Montana River Basins Since January 1

On the heels of a December which brought exceptional moisture to the Treasure State, January largely lacked needed precipitation. Monthly Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) SNOTEL site totals across Montana show that January precipitation...

 

Woman Charged with Vehicular Homicide After August Domestic Dispute Turns Deadly

Trinity M. Klein was charged in December with vehicular homicide while under the influence, stemming from the death of Jakob Allen Washburn in mid-August. Klein is currently 19, Washburn was 24 at the time of his death. The crime reportedly occurred...

 
 By BILL LANES    Opinion    February 9, 2022

Connecting Point: The Equalizer

Most of us assume our decisions are mostly based on wisdom rather than foolishness, right? We can be our best cheerleader, maybe even pat ourselves on the back. In our search for wisdom, it is imperative that we too evaluate our lives often, and look...

 

Ernest M. Smith, 85

Ernest M. Smith passed away at his home in Whitehall, MT of natural causes. He was born to John Charles and Erma Smith of Butte, Montana. He grew up in Butte and attended Butte High School. His... Full story

 

Robert Lee Bowman, Sr., 82

Robert was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He is survived by his wife Alice M. Bowman, children Tambra L. Fike (Bill), Robert L. Bowman Jr. (Irma), and Sidney J. Bowman (Tamara),... Full story

 

Shelly Kaye Shaw, 61

On February 1, 2022, Shelly Kaye Shaw was called home. She reunited with her mother and father, Loren and Cena Shaw, and her brother, Bobby Shaw. Shelly was born in Whitehall on August 12, 1960,... Full story

 

Between the Stacks: 2/9/2022

The Whitehall Community Library will be hosting a special session of Youth Mental Health First Aid on March 19th from 8 AM to 5 PM. The trainers from Helena will be here to help anyone who works with youth or young people to understand mental health...

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: February 6, 1997

February 6, 1997 The search for a new school superintendent continues as Bill Barringer, current Whitehall school superintendent, is retiring after 11 years. The top three characteristics Whitehall residents want in the new superintendent are...

 

Reach Higher Montana Launches Annual Design-A-Sticker, Win-A-Scholarship Competition

Every year Reach Higher Montana holds a competition to allow students to use their creative side to win scholarship dollars. The competition asks students to design a sticker that helps pass along the message to fellow students to find their path aft...

 

Access to Higher Education Expanded Through WGU Partnership

Montanans, your options to pursue a dream college degree just got better. Following a memorandum of understanding recently signed by Governor Greg Gianforte, the state is investing in a more robust partnership with Western Governors University to...

 

Creating Fiction From History: 2/9/2022

Newsflash! The Archduke of Austria had not been kidnapped he had been outright killed. Assassinated! Both the Archduke and his wife Sophie were shot and killed as they traveled through the streets of...

 
 By STEVE SACRY    Sports    February 9, 2022

Trojans Place Fifth as Team at Divisionals, Will Take Six Wrestlers to State

The Whitehall Trojan Wrestling team traveled to the Butte Civic Center February 4-5 for the Class B/C Western Divisionals. This tournament consisted of the 24 class B and C wrestling teams in the...

 

Shasta Spencer Awarded National Child Development Associate Credential

Shasta Spencer of Kristi’s Kiddie Korner has been awarded a national Child Development Associate® (CDA) Credential™ from the Council of Professional Recognition in Washington, DC in recognition of outstanding work with young children and...

 

PTSA February 2022

During the February Whitehall PTSA meeting, held on February 4 in the Elementary Library, President Courtney Raty recapped the January events which PTSA sponsored and detailed upcoming February events. • The 4th/5th-grade cross-country skiing...

 

Pool Shark Report: Week of 2/3/2022

Week of 2/3/2022 TEAM Mint #2: 14 wins, 3 losses KBar #1: 11 wins, 6 losses MEN Dwayne McClanahan: 4 wins, no losses Rick Kelley: 4 wins, no losses WOMEN Shawna Amidon: 2 wins, 2 losses Leslie Dyson: 2 wins, 2 losses...

 

Extension Office: What Are Your Rights Over Your Remains?

This is the second in a series of 2022 articles focusing on estate and legacy planning. Authors are Kaleena Miller, MSU Extension Madison-Jefferson County Agent, kaleena.miller1@montana.edu and Marsha Goetting, MSU Extension Family Economics...

 

Landowners: March 15 Deadline for FWP Public Access to Public Lands Programs

Landowners have until March 15 to submit applications to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks for enrollment in the Unlocking Public Lands (UPL) Program or the Public Access Land Agreement (PALA) Program. These programs are designed to provide recreational...

 

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