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Surviving/Thriving Amid COVID-19: Meadowlark Manor Reopens Its Door to Visitors

At this time last year, the world went into lockdown in fear of COVID-19. We didn't know what the virus could do, would do, or where we would be in a year. For the residents of Meadowlark Manor, it...

 

SUCCESS: Beauty Lou & the Country Beast!

Audiences of all ages got a fresh look at an old favorite this past Saturday when the Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) and more than 35 local students presented BEAUTY LOU AND THE COUNTRY BEAST, conc...

 

A Source is a Source is a Source....

The Ledger recently received an anonymous letter with information regarding a potential story to cover. After looking into the supplied information, I was able to get to the truth of the matter. However, with an anonymous letter - how do you let...

 

Dear Editor: Police Essential

Dear Editor, Did I read the article correctly that the town of Whitehall is considering cutting the hours of our law enforcement? I was under the impression that the main object of our law enforcement officers was to protect and serve the community...

 
 By Tim Morgan    Opinion    March 17, 2021

Dear Editor: Finest Commentary

Dear Editor, The article “Woke Cancel Culture, Racism, and Me” is one of the finest commentaries on the present condition of the world that I have read in a very long time. If people would re-learn how to interact on a non-confrontational basis,...

 

Name to a Face: Pam Polachi "Local Rock Lady"

She's the smiling face of Settings by All Things Montana and a rock hound for the ages. She is Pam Polachi. Pam Polachi was born in Red Lodge, Montana, in 1965. After a quick stint in California, her...

 
 By Holly Harper    News    March 17, 2021

300 Vaccines for 60+ or 16+ with Medical Conditions

Three hundred Pfizer vaccines will be distributed at Whitehall High School March 23rd from 9am - 3pm. Please show up 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to your appointment if your appointment is at 10am or later. We have more vaccinators than the schedule... Full story

 

Between the Stacks: 3/17/2021

Our Flower Pressing and craft workshops with Emily Dickerson will start March 20th. The adult workshop will be at 9:30 a.m. and the children’s craft class with flowers will be at 11:00 a.m. All materials will be provided so we ask that you call in...

 

NorthWestern Energy Announces 2021 Funding for Fisheries, Wildlife, and Habitat Enhancement Projects on Madison & Missouri Rivers

NorthWestern Energy is providing $1.6 million this year to support 35 fisheries, wildlife and habitat improvement projects within the 550-mile corridor of the Madison-Missouri River from Yellowstone National Park to the headwaters of Fort Peck...

 

Montana's Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.0% in January

Montana's unemployment rate declined in January to 4.0%. Montana's rate remains lower than the national rate of 6.3% in January. After accounting for Montana's annual benchmarking revisions,...

 

Connecting Point: Security and Repentance

Blame is something that gets tossed around. Truthfully, we don’t like to admit we are wrong. In opinion shaped by studying the Book of Lamentations, a very great lie clouding humanity’s judgment is the foolhardy notion that sin is no big deal....

 

EMCMHC Partners with Frontier Psychiatry to Offer Montanans Innovative Addiction Telemedicine Services

Montanans struggling with substance use disorders will now have access to comprehensive treatment services, starting March 15, 2021, thanks to a partnership between Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center (EMCMHC) and Frontier Recovery, the...

 

DPHHS Releases Report that Illustrates Impacts of COVID-19

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) issued a new report today stating the death rate among Montana residents increased by 14% in 2020 compared with the previous 5-year average. State health officials point to COVID-19 pandemic...

 

Superintendent Check-in: 3/17/2021

As the Montana Legislature only convenes every 2 years for a 90-day session, the next 6 weeks is an important period of time. There are several bills continuing to make their way through legislative committees of the House and Senate that I am monito...

 

District 5B All-State, All-Conference Selections Announced

District 5B Girls Basketball All-Conference 2020-2021 ALL-STATE: Bailey Finn (sophomore) Sweet Grass Co.; Rachel Van Blaricom (junior) Jefferson; Emily Cooley (junior) Sweet Grass Co.; Brynna Wolfe (junior) Whitehall. ALL-CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM:...

 

WHS Athletic Hall of Fame Announces Induction Ceremony of the 2019, 2020 and 2021 Classes; In Search of Venue

The Whitehall High School Athletic Hall of Fame will hold their semi-annual induction ceremony on Saturday, July 24th at a venue to be determined. With the current COVID-19 restrictions, the HOF board is in search of a venue (either indoor or...

 

Ledger: Looking Back 25 Years - 3/14/1996

MARCH 14, 1996 A 36-space seasonal recreational vehicle park at the Cardwell Store received a recommendation for approval from the Jefferson County Planning Board March 6. The matter now goes to the County Commission where approval is expected soon....

 

Changes, Annual Meeting Coming for Jefferson Valley Museum

Changes are in progress at the Jefferson Valley Museum. Along with normal business at the March meeting, progress on the new displays and news of some new volunteers for this season were part of the agenda. The Jefferson County Commissioners will be...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    March 17, 2021

Go Ask Jo: 3/17/2021

Dear Jo, I am not sure how to say this, I guess the best way is just to get it out. I love my horse more than my husband. There it is, in black and white. I want to keep my husband, and of course, my horse. I am feeling guilty and wonder if I need to...

 

Who IS Jo?

I’ve heard that Jo’s mysterious identity is driving many a soul in Whitehall a bit crazy with guesses! I thought I’d give a bit of insight into this intriguing figure of etiquette wisdom. Yes, Jo is a Whitehall resident - your questions are...

 

Biden Eyes July 4 for Return to "Normal"

In his first prime-time presidential address, President Joe Biden said on March 11th that he would order states to make coronavirus vaccines available to all American adults by May 1, in an effort to accelerate the mass vaccination effort critical...

 

Watch Out for New Vaccine Survey Scams

We have received reports of a new COVID-19 vaccine email scam where people are asked to complete a survey. They offer a free reward but ask people to pay a nominal fee "to cover shipping". Survey...

 

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Release New Fatal Injury Data

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new fatal injury data for Montana. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for ages 12-18 (middle and high school youth). In fact, we lose a young person (ages 10–24) every...

 

Whitehall TV Channel 49.1: March 18-24

THURSDAY, March 18 5:00PM PBS NewsHour 6:00PM This Old House 6:30PM Ask This Old House 7:00PM Cat in the Hat 7:30PM Peg + Cat 8:00PM PBS NewsHour 9:00PM Amanpour & Company 10:00PM This Old House 10:30PM Ask This Old House 11:00PM Baseball “Our...

 

Recipe of the Week: Triple Chocolate Muffins

'Tis the season for frost and snow (but spring is on the way!), which means coming downstairs in the morning to a chilly home. One way to rally the troops out of bed when it's cold and snowy is to rew...

 

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