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Articles from the March 10, 2021 edition

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 By Steve Sacry    Sports    March 10, 2021

Hoover Takes 3rd; Powers Takes 5th at State Wrestling

This year eight Whitehall wrestlers advanced to the State Tournament. The squad was lead by the four senior captains, Dallen Hoover, Dawson Powers, Jamus DuBois, and Trentin Walker. Also wrestling...

 

Misappropriation of Funds Leads to Change in Procedures for Town of Whitehall, Town Treasurer

During the March Town Council meeting a bombshell was dropped on Council members and the attending audience; but with good news backing it. The town of Whitehall had not paid their taxes to the IRS for years 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019, Town...

 

Name to a Face: Tayla Andrews "Post Lady"

Tayla Andrews was born in Canada to ranching parents. Her traveling life began at the age of two when she was whisked away to Kansas where her grandparents lived in order to assist them; also, her fat...

 

Whitehall Elementary Music Program Receives Public Schools Grant from MT Masonic Foundation

The Montana Masonic Foundation's Educational Grant Program provides teachers, student aides, and/or principals in Montana's public schools an opportunity to apply for a grant to assist under-funded...

 

Whitehall Library Looking for New Logo: Contest Open to All Ages

The Whitehall Community Library has opened up its doors for creative minds in hopes of finding a new logo for the Library! The logo contest will be open to all ages and abilities as of March 15, 2021. The theme of the contest is “Always a Step Forw...

 

Whitehall Sophomores: Apply for Rotary Youth Leadership Academy

The Whitehall Rotary Club will provide a scholarship for up to two sophomore age students to attend the 2021 Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA) being held July 10 through the 14th at the Luccock Park camp south of Livingston. Rotary clubs in...

 

What's in a Name? A Lot...

The question of the day: What’s in a name? My answer: a LOT, especially when you get the name wrong. We’ve all said the wrong name to someone when we see them out in public – called them Sam instead of Stan or Mary instead of Amy. We’re...

 

Dear Editor: Please Help the Reeds

Dear Editor, Many know Patti and Jerry Reed. They are the loving, giving of their time and resources duo, who help cats and dogs in need. Be it surgery, the unwanted, elderly; they step up and take the animals in, many times at their expense, and...

 

Dear Editor: Haters are Going to Hate

Dear Editor, After reading the somewhat new and improved Whitehall Ledger over the past month, I’ve got to say...redneck bullies who have little else to do other than harrassing, threatening and attempting to intimidate the Owner/Editor of the...

 

Dear Editor: The Health Department Is With You

Dear Editor, To those of you who have been struggling with the uncertainty of this virus, we have struggled with you. We have struggled with how best to protect our community. We have debated policy and procedures. We have followed the best practices...

 
 By Holly Harper    News    March 10, 2021

60+ Vaccine Clinic March 23rd at Whitehall High

Three hundred (300) doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be administered to local residents Tuesday, March 23rd as a coordinated effort between Josh Morris, owner of the Elkhorn Pharmacy and Whitehall Drug, the Jefferson County Rural Ambulance District,... Full story

 

Whitehall School Board Issues Pointed Letter to Commissioners; Claims Health Board "Operates Behind Closed Doors"

At the March 2nd meeting of the Jefferson County Commissioners, the Whitehall School Board presented a letter from their attorney, as well as verbal dissertation from Board Chair Gina Ossello, in regard to the Jefferson County Health Board. The...

 
 By Bill Lanes    Community    March 10, 2021

Connecting Point: When the Bottom Falls Out

“The pursuit of happiness,” Thomas Jefferson equated with “Life and Liberty,” when he wrote the Declaration of Independence. More than a century later, from 1930 until 1940, America and the world strained under the greatest decade of...

 

The "Woke Cancel Culture" Racism, and Me

This is not going to be sugar coated for the sake of the "woke". Growing up through the 60s and 70s, I have seen the struggles of what being a different color means. I witnessed what being of a...

 
 By Jon Ebelt    Community    March 10, 2021

Southwest Montana Veterans Home Welcomes First Resident

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials announced the brand new Southwest Montana Veterans Home (SWMVH) welcomed its first resident into the facility today, March 8. The very...

 

Locals Take State in Hockey; More Play this Weekend

While basketball and wrestling finished up this weekend for school teams, the hockey season is still on for a few Whitehall players. Carley Ryan played in a three game series February 26-27 in Butte...

 

Between the Stacks: 3/10/2021

Interesting things always seem to find their way into the Library! Someone has turned in a 1938 Recreational Equipment Inc. Cooperative pin into us. If this belongs to you, just stop by the front desk, give us a quick description and claim this...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    March 10, 2021

Dear Jo: 3/10/2021

Dear Jo, I could really use some advice. One of my very good friends is on several dating sites. She uses a picture from about 15 years (and 40 pounds) ago. She will often share stories of this “great looking”, “super buff”, “really...

 

Gianforte Signs TEACH Act to Increase Starting Teacher Pay

Governor Greg Gianforte signed the TEACH Act into law at Sacajawea Elementary School in Great Falls on Friday, March 3, 2021. The TEACH Act, or Tomorrow's Educators Are Coming Home Act, provides $2.5...

 

Cold and Wet February Boosts Prospects of Spring and Summer Water Supply

After abundant snowfall in many of Montana's river basins during February, streamflow forecasts issued by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) on March 1 indicate an increased...

 

Workers Rally From Across Montana to Defeat "Right to Work"

HB251 and “right-to-work” legislation was defeated in the Montana State House by a vote of 62-38. Thousands of workers from across our state joined together over the last couple months to let their representatives know that defending Montana’s...

 

Dear Editor: My Fellow Americans...

My fellow Americans, I am wondering if you are as curious as I am to know who is running our country. Even the casual observer can see and hear that Joe Biden is not anywhere near up to the job. He is unable to speak intelligibly, make decisions or...

 
 By Leslie Alley    Opinion    March 10, 2021

Dear Editor: Preserve Free Speech

Dear Editor, After reading the political debate going on in the Ledger Viewpoint page, it is good to see that freedom of speech is alive and well in Whitehall, Montana. Unfortunately, this is not universally the case in our country as we read of peop...

 

Horoscopes: Week of 3/10/2021

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 This week some of the puzzle pieces in your life may not fit correctly. That’s okay, Aries. You will find a way to make things work even if they don’t exactly line up. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Your thoughts may be focused on the...

 

Our Town 100+ Years Ago

March 1, 1895 Journalism in 1895 had a much different tone than today. This first section is as written from the March 1, 1895 Jefferson Valley Zephyr. The advertisement is also from that edition. In...

 

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