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Articles from the March 9, 2022 edition

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Gianforte Tours Whitehall High School CTE Programs

Meeting with students at Whitehall High School on Friday, March 4, 2022, Governor Greg Gianforte promoted the importance of Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in empowering students with...

 

More Superior Musicians

SUPERIOR MARKS FOR BAND STUDENTS: The Whitehall Middle School band had six students who earned Superiors (I) ratings at the Middle School Music Festival held Friday, February 25. These students...

 

Jefferson Valley Sportsman's Banquet Slated for March 12th

The 2022 Jefferson Valley Sportsmen Association Banquet is scheduled for Saturday, March 12 at the Whitehall 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...

 

Why Was a Letter Published Unsigned?

I have received several phone calls concerning last week’s Letter to the Editor regarding the Western Legacy Center. The policy to the left has been in the newspaper since I began. “Names will be withheld by request only if deemed a matter of...

 

Thought Provokers: 3/9/2022

I just helped a friend move out of his house... libraries must be the heaviest buildings in the world. We are very lucky that mosquitoes cannot carry rabies. The voice in your head is an amazing singer. We laugh at other countries and groups of peopl...

 
 By DON LEPINSKY    Opinion    March 9, 2022

Dear Editor: The Freedom Convoy

Dear Editor, The first amendment of the constitution is a beautiful thing! Freedom of speech and religion is as important as the second amendment. Maybe more so. Recently, I observed the Freedom Convoy rolling by Whitehall on I-90 protesting...

 

Dear Editor: Support for Western Legacy Center

Dear Editor, In the Letters to the Editor, I read the concerns of an unnamed business owner about the Western Legacy Center (WLC). The issues I’ve read seem outlandish, to me at least. The first comment about it residing on the outskirts of town...

 

Dear Editor: No More Public Restrooms

Dear Editor, It saddens me a letter like this must be written! I realize that I’m not the only one that has noticed this issue and not the only one bothered by it. But dang, people! This issue is most definitely NOT confined to our little town,...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    March 9, 2022

Go Ask Jo: 3/9/2022

Dear Jo, My husband, who is in his 60s, wears a baseball cap all day, every day, to hide a bald spot on the back of his head. He has worn that same dirty cap for two years and even wears it to work. He wears it in the house and only removes it when...

 

Cottage Industries - Montana Style: Three Entrepreneurs Under One Roof

Snitko, Snider and Snitko, three home-based businesses under one roof, offering goods and services that combine quality with dedication and working within the values of rewarding home life. Mom Missy...

 
 By BILL LANES    Opinion    March 9, 2022

Connecting Point: Navigating Emotions

At fifty-one years old, I still find glory, fun, and contentment in our vast and wild Montana. Specifically, on my boating experiences, I have enjoyed small raft, one-man skiff, canoe, and kayak. I’ve been dunked by them all. I’ve never had the...

 
 By PAM HANNA RN    News    March 9, 2022

Op-Ed: Voices for Vaccines

Some of our neighbors share why they chose to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Here are their stories: TERRY AND BRUD Terry and Brud have ranched in Jefferson County for 39 years. Brud was raised here. Here’s what they have to say about why they...

 

Between the Stacks: 3/9/2022

All of my confirmations are in, and the March calendar is printed and on the front desk. Sometimes it takes a little longer for busy people to get back to me about dates and times for presentations....

 

Tickets Available: Jefferson Valley Friends of NRA Banquet

Hurry! Hurry! Time is running out to get your tickets for the Jefferson Valley Friends of the NRA Banquet. This year's event will be held Friday, April 8, 2022 at 6PM at the Twin Bridges Fairgrounds...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: March Part I

In 1896, winter was refusing to leave as the month of March rolled in. Fruit farmers in Idaho were worried that the extreme cold might have killed their trees. Miners in our valley were putting down...

 

Whitehall Garden Club News: March 2022

The Whitehall Garden Club (WGC) members met on March 2 and were greeted by a delightful array of scrumptious goodies to start all of us off in the right direction (minus the blown circuit). Thank you...

 

Pool Shark Report: Week of 3/3/2022

Week of 3-3-2022 TEAM K Bar #2: 15 wins, 2 losses Mint #4: 13 wins, 4 losses MEN Derek Bingham: 4 wins, 0 lost Tyler Blair: 4 wins, 0 lost Ken Breining: 4 wins, 0 lost Jeremy Jensen: 4 wins, 0 lost Kenton Keener: 4 wins, 0 lost Gordy Lyons: 4 wins,...

 
 By RITA BROWN    Community    March 9, 2022

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: March 6, 1997

March 6, 1997 The town of Whitehall officially requested, and received, a 30-day extension on its reply to the legal motion filed before the Montana Supreme Court protesting aspects of the Whitehall water improvement project. Lulu Taylor celebrated...

 

The Emperor's New Clothes

Over 50 students auditioned, performed, and rocked the Missoula Children's Theatre's tenure in Whitehall over the course of last week. Congrats on TWO amazing performances!...

 
 By KARA NELSON    Community    March 9, 2022

RMDC Homebuyer Education Class

Rocky Mountain Development Council offers a monthly Homebuyer Education class. The purpose of the course is to teach potential homeowners about purchasing a home. Homebuyer Education and Counseling involves a one-on-one counseling session followed...

 

PTSA March '22

The Whitehall PTSA met Friday, March 4th at 2:30 PM in the Whitehall Elementary Library. Highlights of the meeting included: • Original works of art will be finished by March 11th, order forms sent by mid-March, and orders returned by the end of...

 

WMS Trojans Take First in Dillon

Congratulations to the Trojan MS Wrestlers and coaches for their Small Team First place finish at the Dillon Tournament this weekend. Whitehall will host the Little Guy Wrestling Divisionals...

 

25th Annual RMEF Banquet April 30

The 25th Annual Vigilante Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Big Game Banquet will be held on April 30th at the historic round barn in Twin Bridges. Doors open at 4 PM. A fun evening of friends and family, with a chance to win premium firearms, top-notch...

 
 By TASHA GIBBY    Community    March 9, 2022

Lack of February Precipitation Decreases Snowpack Percentages Across Montana Basins

Despite another round of promising weather outlooks, February did not bring the anticipated storms and was, overall, disappointingly dry. The main culprit was a stubborn ridge of high pressure off the West Coast that blocked Pacific moisture from...

 

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