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Articles from the March 2, 2022 edition

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Emergency Notification System for Whitehall & Jefferson County

With the state of the world in flux right now as the situation with Russia and Ukraine is only just beginning, it’s good to know the ins and outs of our hometown’s emergency plans. Upon asking the Town of Whitehall office for the emergency...

 

Whitehall Landmark Borden's Hotel Up For Sale

The focal point of Whitehall’s Legion Avenue, historic Borden’s Hotel, is currently listed for sale. There have been many rumors that the building was on the market, however, the official listing was made only about a week ago with McLeod...

 

Jefferson Valley Sportsman's Banquet Slated for March 12th

The 2022 Jefferson Valley Sportsmen Association Banquet is scheduled for Saturday, March 12 at the Whitell Community Center. The JVSA banquet has not occurred since 2019 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The event doors will open at 6 PM, with...

 
 By ARCYLLE SHAW    Opinion    March 2, 2022

Dear Editor: Thank You Council!

Dear Editor, I read that the Town Council approved TIF money for a sidewalk on Division as far as the Museum. What a wonderful benefit to so many! It will make the ‘stroll’ to the Museum so much nicer and easier. Thank you to the Council!...

 

Dear Editor: Western Legacy Center a Blessing?

Dear Editor, Whitehall, and Jefferson County Residents, I am writing this letter for clarification and to address some concerns about the coming Western Legacy Center and its participation in and benefits to the community. Is the Western Legacy...

 
 By RON JUNG    Opinion    March 2, 2022

Dear Editor: Rebuttal to Op-Ed in 2/23/22

Dear Editor, This is an all too short rebuttal to Democratic Chairman Robyn Driscoll’s OP-ED in the February 23, 2022 edition of the Ledger. Republicans are not the only political party talented in speaking out of both sides of their mouths. One...

 

Thought Provokers: 3/2/2022

People only made such a big deal about 2/22/2022 because they’re salty that they won’t be alive for 2/22/2222. You can be a full-grown adult but people will still think you peed your pants if there is a wet stain on them. The people that hate...

 

Stand Up for Local Access

Eighty-year-old Roger Hill used to go fishing on the Arkansas River in Colorado. But he sometimes had to duck baseball-size rocks thrown at him by landowners who insisted he was trespassing. When he got back to his car, he sometimes found notes...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    March 2, 2022

Go Ask Jo: 3/2/2022

Dear Jo, Have you ever met someone, liked them immediately only to find out they really don’t like you, which hurts your feelings? I know, I know, leave it be. Walk away. Why does it matter? Well, I am sometimes too sensitive of a person. How do I...

 
 By BILL LANES    Opinion    March 2, 2022

Connecting Point: Building 101

I grew up watching the television series This Old House, a 1980’s home improvement show. With only one television in our home, our family accepted my father’s choice. The construction variety of the show was dad’s attraction. Now, I, too,...

 

Alice Faye Davis, 59

Alice Faye Davis passed from this world too soon surrounded by her close family and friends on February 14, 2022. Alice was born on April 25, 1962. From West Virginia, she married young and had her... Full story

 

Thomas G. Carey, 93

With the sun shining brightly on the Bull Mountains, a place dear to his heart, Thomas G. Carey, Sr. (Tom) passed into eternal life on February 26, 2022, surrounded by his loving wife of 63 years and... Full story

 

Between the Stacks: 3/2/2022

It’s March and the leprechauns are invading the Library! One has decided to take up residence in the building, and we need your help in finding him! Anyone who finds our leprechaun and turns him into the front desk will receive a prize. He is a sli...

 

St. Teresa Mass Services

St. Teresa of Avila, located at 109 Second Street in Whitehall, invites you to attend their upcoming services. Ash Wednesday Mass will be at 5:30 PM on March 2nd. Sunday Masses are moving to 9 AM starting Sunday, March 6th. Weekday Masses are...

 
 By PHIL DRAKE    Community    March 2, 2022

Lewis and Clark Sheriff: Four Dead From Pills Laced with Fentanyl

Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton said Tuesday there have been four fentanyl-related deaths in Lewis and Clark County in the past month, warning they were likely caused by a counterfeit pill touted as a legitimate prescription drug....

 
 By SCL Health    Community    March 2, 2022

SCL Health: Top 10 Myths About Heart Health

Tackling misinformation around cardiovascular topics isn’t for the faint of heart. Luckily, the SCL Health heart health team has broken it down for you: 1. All heart attacks have the same warning signs. We all know the classic heart attack...

 
 By RITA BROWN    Community    March 2, 2022

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: February 27, 1997

February 27, 1997 The search for a new Whitehall School District Superintendent narrowed to four candidates. The finalists included: Jan Cahill, Superintendent for Fromberg School District south of Billings; John Cheek, Superintendent and Principal...

 

MT Dept of Revenue: Keep Your Address Current

The Montana Department of Revenue has an important message to income tax filers: Keep your mailing address current with the department. This is especially true for anyone filing a Montana income tax return for the first time. That’s because the dep...

 
 By KARA NELSON    Community    March 2, 2022

RMDC Food Commodities Available March 24

The Rocky Mountain Development Council, Inc. (Rocky) will have supplemental foods available for Whitehall area seniors on Thursday, March 24, 2022, from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm. Pick up is at the Whitehall Senior Center (3 North Division). There is no...

 

Pool Shark Report: Week of 2/24/2022

Week of 2-24-2022 TEAM K Bar #1: 11 wins, 6 lost MEN Brad Babb: 4 wins, 0 lost Todd Choquette: 4 wins, 0 lost Jay VonBergen: 4 wins, 0 lost WOMEN Shawna Amidon: 2 won, 2 lost Dorothy Griffith: 2 won, 2 lost Deanna Wall: 2 won, 2 l...

 

Educated Opinion: Keeping Track of Recent Legislation

Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choices are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education. Franklin D. Roosevelt The tone of any Montana legislative session is set at the ballot box, a...

 

Hunting & Fishing License Year Begins March 1

The 2022 license year opens March 1, which means that is the day you can buy new hunting and fishing licenses and begin applying for permits and special licenses. The deadline to apply for deer and elk permits is April 1. Applications for most specie...

 

Hunter & Bowhunter Education Classes Offered in SW Montana

Hunter and Bowhunter Education classes will be offered in several locations throughout southwest Montana this year. Many of these classes have been scheduled and will soon be open for registration. Hunter and Bowhunter Education classes are taught...

 

Montana Park of the Week: Frenchtown Pond State Park

Located about ten miles northwest of Missoula, MT, Frenchtown Pond State Park is a 41 acre, day-use recreational area where you can swim, boat, and fish. The pond itself is a natural spring-fed lake with a maximum depth of about 18 feet. A variety...

 

BHA Invites Applicants for Outdoors For All Scholarship

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is proud to announce the Aidan Long Outdoors for All Scholarship, a fund dedicated to helping young people with disabilities get outdoors by providing access to adaptive equipment or provide assistance with outdoor...

 

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