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Articles from the February 23, 2022 edition

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Town Council Meeting Covers Vacating Pyfer Street, Art on Town Hall Walls, and More

During the February meeting of the Whitehall Town Council a plethora of discussion was had, from vacating Pyfer Street, the Mayor announcing her run for County Commissioner, to the artwork on the Town Hall walls. During a public meeting prior to the...

 

Funding Now Available Through New Whitehall Sustainability Committee

The Whitehall Sustainability Committee (WSC-GSM), a group created with and for Barrick Golden Sunlight, is now offering project funding applications via their website at www.whiteh...

 
 By DEE ANNA    Opinion    February 23, 2022

Dear Editor: Thankful

Dear Editor, I am thankful the sun rises and sets every day! I am thankful I have perfect water to drink that gives my body life, that gives all living things life! I am thankful I have air to breathe that provides oxygen for all life systems! I am...

 

Dear Editor: Questions About Whitehall

Dear Editor, I am new to town and was curious as to why there are so many ambulances parked in driveways or in front of houses? I would also like to know why there is a Town Hall building with two large fire/ambulance bays in it but no fire trucks...

 

Thought Provokers: 2/23/2022

Seeing someone consume multiple beers at a Chili’s at 9am is suspect. Move that Chili’s to inside an airport and suddenly it’s totally normal. Because dinosaurs didn’t kill anyone last year, and (hopefully) you didn’t either, statistically...

 

Op-Ed: MT Democrats Will Always Defend You

Dear Editor, When Montana Republicans tell you they are fighting for your rights and freedoms, they’re speaking out of both sides of their mouths. While presenting themselves to Montanans as champions of our rights and liberty, they have been hard...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    February 23, 2022

Go Ask Jo: 2/23/2022

Dear Jo, I hope this reaches you in time for this week’s paper because I need advice! It is cold, really cold. As a matter of fact, it is booger freezing weather. I hate it when it gets this cold. I always get that horrible frozen booger feeling...

 

Connecting Point: Time, Order & Purpose

Time directs our lives, including daily routines and special events marked by the calendar. From a personal perspective, time puts limits on us. God, on the other hand, is the alpha and the omega, the beginning and the end. God is sovereign. His...

 

Protecting Those Most Vulnerable to Flu

Flu season is still underway and it’s important to protect yourself and your loved ones. While influenza can have severe health consequences for anyone, adults 65 and older and those with chronic health conditions are especially vulnerable....

 

Richard "Rich" A. Parks, 84

Richard “Rich” A. Parks, age 84, of Whitehall, Montana passed away peacefully on February 17, 2022, with his loving wife by his side in their home in Whitehall. Rich was born December 5, 1937; the only boy in a family of five children born to Eld... Full story

 

LADIES AT DISTRICTS: Trojans VS Wolves, Then Tigers

The Lady Trojan Basketball team faced off against the Three Forks Wolves on Thursday, February 17th. The Ladies were defeated 38-29 and moved into the consolation bracket of the tournament (above)...

 

TROJANS AT DISTRICTS: Trojans VS Tigers, then Wolves

Trojans played the Manhattan Tigers for their first round of District play on Thursday, February 17. They were defeated 52-39 and moved into the consolation bracket against Three Forks, played...

 

Between the Stacks: 2/23/2022

With all of the physical illnesses going on currently, it is difficult for people to take the time to do a mental health check on themselves and others. Financial worries, winter storms, illness,...

 

Missoula Children's Theatre Coming to Whitehall; Auditions at Star Theatre February 28th

An audition will be held for the Missoula Children's Theatre's production of The Emperor's New Clothes Monday, February 28th from 3:50 PM to 5:30 PM at the Star Theatre. Those auditioning should...

 

Montana Residents Raise Awareness and Funds to Fight Alzheimer's on the Longest Day

On June 21, 2022 – the summer solstice and the day with the most light – Montana residents will join advocates across the world to participate in The Longest Day® to fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s through an activity of their choice....

 

Montana Could Net $240 Million ROI from Federal Pre-K Proposal

A new Fight Crime: Invest in Kids research report makes a compelling case that recent Congressional preschool investment proposals could provide a strong, long-term, net return on investment (ROI). Montana, for example, could reap an ROI of $240...

 

Local Non-Profit We Are Her Offering First-Ever Mental Health Scholarship

We Are HER, a non-profit organization based out of the Whitehall/Cardwell/Bozeman area, is offering a $500 scholarship to one survivor. It is our goal to help alleviate economic barriers and provide e...

 

Mental Healthcare and You: Finding the Right Fit

Searching for a mental health provider? You likely have questions. Recent research from virtual care provider MDLIVE suggests that confusion around finding a mental healthcare provider is common. One in five surveyed said they were concerned about...

 

Congress Passes Landmark #MeToo Bill

With rare bipartisan support, the Senate passed landmark workplace legislation on Thursday that forbids companies from forcing sexual harassment and assault claims into arbitration. Why it matters: The secretive dispute resolution process keeps...

 

Landmark #MeToo Bill: Is It Enough?

On February 10th, Congress approved new legislation guaranteeing people who experience sexual harassment in the workplace the right to seek recourse through the courts. More specifically, this bill bans employment contracts from forcing people to...

 

Tester: Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act

As part of his ongoing effort to protect victims of violence in Montana, U.S. Senator Jon Tester joined his Senate colleagues in a bipartisan push to reauthorize the critical Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which expired in 2019. “The Violence...

 

Whitehall Garden Club Meeting March 2nd

As recounted in last week’s Ledger by member Jayne Dean, WGC’s inaugural meeting of 2022 was a terrific start to their calendar year. The March meeting is fast approaching and you do not want to miss it. Please join us Wednesday morning March...

 

Through with Chew Week

Montana's smokeless tobacco use prevalence is 14% for adult males, which is more than twice as high as the national average. February 20-26 is "Through with Chew Week," an entire week dedicated to...

 

DPHHS: Check Cupboards for Recalled Infant Formula

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials announced today a voluntary recall of several specific products for infants and babies has been issued by Abbott, the maker of Similac formulas and other nutritional products, due to a...

 

Montana Park of the Week: Pirogue Island State Park

A local treasure with a wide variety of bird species, including Passerines, belted kingfishers, shorebirds, waterfowl, and bald eagles, as well as both whitetail and mule deer, the island, is an...

 

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