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Articles from the February 24, 2021 edition

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 By Steve Sacry    Sports    February 24, 2021 

Lady Trojan Wrestlers Shine at State; Boys Dual in Whitehall Before Divisionals

The Whitehall girl's wrestling team headed to the state tournament at the new Lockwood High School this past weekend. They joined the other 145 girls from around the state for the first All-Class...

 

Name To A Face: Chris Proffer

Chris Proffer has been a proud member of our Whitehall community for 24 years and has made quite a name for herself. Chris, known throughout Whitehall as the Dysfunctional Quilter, started her sewing...

 

Meyers Named to Dean's List

The University of Hartford is pleased to announce Rebecca Meyer of Whitehall has been named to its Dean's List for Fall 2020. Meyer graduated from Whitehall High School in 2019. She is a sophomore at...

 

The West Badly Needs a Restoration Economy

Farmington, a city of 45,000 in the northwestern corner of New Mexico, has run on a fossil fuel economy for a century. It is one of the only places on the planet where a 26-kiloton nuclear device was detonated underground to free up natural gas from...

 

Free Speech & Social Media

Last Friday when the Jefferson County mask mandate was made public, the Ledger was asked by several entities to get the news out in as many outlets as possible. In addition to adding the article as “Breaking News” on our website, I shared the art...

 
 By Kelly Hencz    Opinion    February 24, 2021 

Dear Editor: Rebuttal 1 to Geri Dorvall's Letter

Dear Editor, This is in response to Geri Dorvall’s letter from the February 17, 2021 Ledger Issue. In said letter is was stated that “no evidence of election fraud has been produced”. All anyone who wants and accepts the truth has to do is get...

 

Dear Editor: COVID-19 & Health Department

Dear Editor: The staff at the Jefferson County Health Clinic is small and, for almost a year now, they have been overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Out of concern for others, they frequently work nights and weekends, without extra pay, to help...

 

Dear Editor: Rebuttal 2 to Geri Dorvall's Letter

Dear Editor, A rebuttal to last week’s remarks by Geri Dorvall in the February 17, 2021 issue of the Whitehall Ledger. Media misinformation truly is a real problem of our times. As an example, let’s look at the Capitol riots of January 6th. It...

 

Whitehall Schools Addresses Mask Mandate

As you have likely heard, following the rescinding of the statewide mask mandate in Montana, the Jefferson County Health Board has issued a new replacement mask mandate, requiring our students, faculty, and administration to maintain masking...

 

Connecting Point: Hope in Sorrow

The great poet Dante, sometimes referred to as the “greatest poet and writer of the seventeenth century,” wrote, “There is no greater sorrow than to recall being happy when we grieve the deepest.” Uncertainties plague life, and he also said,...

 

Al Anderson, 69

Al Anderson, 13 days shy of his 70th birthday, with the Jefferson River in front of him and the Tobacco Root Mountains as background, stepped from the waters of this life into his afterlife. No one...

 

In Remembrance of Sue Norville

Sue Norville was a wonderful, giving person. A line from her February 10 Obituary fits her perfectly “No one was ever a stranger, and they (Sue and Julian) often opened their home for people needing a meal or a place to stay”. For over 35 years,...

 

Gianforte Orders Flags Be Flown at Half-Staff: Honor Those Who Have Lost Their Lives to COVID-19

Governor Greg Gianforte, pursuant to President Joe Biden’s proclamation honoring 500,000 Americans and more than 1,300 Montanans who have lost their lives to COVID-19, has ordered all flags flown in the State of Montana to be flown at half-staff...

 

Between the Stacks: 2/24/2021

Spring is in the air and the library is getting ready for spring programs in March! For those of you who have enjoyed several programs by Emily Dickerson, you will be happy to know she is coming back! On March 13th she will be sharing “Flower Press...

 

Go Ask Jo: 2/24/2021

Dear Jo, I love my friends – all of them. I really do – but I have an issue with one friend in particular. This weekend we took a girls trip and there were eight of us altogether. Hence, four girls in each of the hotel rooms. We had our fun,...

 

Workers Overwhelmingly Oppose "Right to Work" at HB251 Hearing

On February 16, workers from across the state came together to oppose HB251 and “right-to-work” legislation in front of the House Business and Labor Committee. “Right-to-work” laws have proven to depress wages, working conditions and safety...

 

We've Been Trickled Down Upon Enough

The Legislature is now considering the Gianforte tax policy: cutting income taxes for the wealthy with the promise that a windfall for those at the top will somehow “trickle down” to the rest of us. That familiar refrain is called “supply-side...

 

National Invasive Species Week Feb. 22-28

With new administrations and representatives at the state and national levels comes a renewed effort to educate decision-makers on the long-term ecological devastation and cost of invasive species. National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW) is...

 

Montana Outfitters and Guides Association on the Future of Senate Bill 143

The Montana Outfitters and Guides Association (MOGA) issued the following statement regarding the future of Senate Bill 143, sponsored by Senator Jason Ellsworth (R-Hamilton), after it passed a second reading in the Senate earlier last week with a...

 

Gianforte Signs Carry Bill Into Law

Governor Greg Gianforte signed House Bill 102 into law on Thursday, February 18. The new law protects Montanans’ Second Amendment rights and promotes public safety. “Every law-abiding Montanan should be able to defend themselves and their loved...

 

Livestock Reports Due March 1

Montanans have just a few more weeks to report the number of each type of livestock they own in order to pay the per capita fees set yearly by the Montana Board of Livestock. Livestock reports are due March 1. Owners can report online at...

 

Ledger: Looking Back 25 Years - February 22, 1996

FEBRUARY 22, 1996 The word at the Whitehall Business Association meeting Thursday was “growth.” Held Feb. 15, the day after Butte announced that a new silicon processing plant would be coming to that city, the WBA meeting was filled with discussi...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: February 1921, part II

FEBRUARY 1921, PART 2 Whitehall was a very young community in 1895 and journalism had a much different tone than today. This first section and the business ad are taken as written from the February...

 

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Fish & Sweet Potato Soup

Winter weather can be relentless and make it challenging to stay warm and dry. After a session of shoveling snow or braving the great outdoors, a meal that can quickly warm the core is fitting,...

 

MT Public Radio Announces "Words Out West"

Montana Public Radio announces the release of Words Out West, a new literary seriesspotlightingwriters of the contemporary West. Words Out West features poems, stories, radio plays and other forms of spoken word from the literary landscape of the...

 

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