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Articles from the March 30, 2022 edition

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Gold Junction Presents Starting Whitehall Community Theatre Group

Whitehall non-profit Gold Junction Presents (GJP), which works to bring arts and cultural events to the community, is creating a Whitehall community theatre group. GJP founding member Elizabeth Pullman is excited about this opportunity and hopes to...

 

Can You Help with the Hunt?

Many hands make light work! Can you help the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce with the annual Easter Egg Hunt? The Chamber is excited for the annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 9th at 1 PM at the Main Street Green. However, the Chamber is still looking...

 

What Do You Want to Ask Your Commissioner Candidates?

The Whitehall Ledger will be interviewing candidates for the Jefferson County Commissioner seat in the upcoming weeks. Candidates vying for the seat are Dan Hagerty, Jim Buterbaugh, Mary Janacaro-Hensleigh, and Jon Stone Goff. While the Ledger has...

 

Why Gossip Is a Part of Our Every-Day Lives

“Gossiping has become the main form of communication in human society. It has become the way we feel close to each other, because it makes us feel better to see someone else feel as badly as we do. There is an old expression that says, ‘Misery...

 

Thought Provokers: 3/30/2022

To teach criminals how to behave in the community and abide by its laws, we take them out of the community to lock them up with nothing but other criminals who couldn’t behave in the community or abide by its laws, before placing them back into...

 
 By GAYLE SACRY    Opinion    March 30, 2022

Dear Editor: Support for Jim Buterbaugh

Dear Editor, To Jim Buterbaugh: We were more than happy when we found that you are a candidate for County Commissioner. Kathryn and I have been associated with you for many years. Our first acquaintance was when you remodeled a couple of older houses...

 

Top 10 Reasons to Support CI-121

Constitutional Initiative (CI-121) caps Montana’s residential property taxes and limits its growth. It moves Montana residential property to an ‘Acquisition-Value’ property tax system and is capped at 1%, with 2019 being the basis year for...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    March 30, 2022

Go Ask Jo: 3/30/2022

Dear Jo, Do you ever feel like you missed becoming something amazing? I sometimes feel like I knew when I was young what I wanted to do, at least what area of education I would love. Life and decisions changed that course. Sometimes I am filled with...

 

Free Suicide Prevention Trainings in Bozeman

The Overwatch Project is coming at veteran suicide prevention from a new direction, using an approach that was successfully utilized to help solve another complex problem: drunk driving. We're...

 
 By ARLENE WEBER    News    March 30, 2022

Jefferson Valley Museum Annual Meeting April 7

The annual meeting of the Jefferson Valley Museum will be held on Thursday, April 7th in the Star Theater at 7:00 PM. Doors will open at 6:30 PM. A short business meeting will be conducted before the program starts to update museum members on the...

 
 By ARLENE WEBER    News    March 30, 2022

WHS Class of '72 Reunion Planned for July

The Whitehall High School class of 1972 is planning to gather for their 50th reunion in Whitehall on the evening of July 23rd at the Jefferson Valley Museum. There is no dinner planned at this time, but there will be refreshments available. For...

 
 By RITA BROWN    Community    March 30, 2022

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: March 27, 1997

March 27, 1997 Paul Stremick, a high school principal with an affection for small towns, became Whitehall’s new school superintendent. He was offered the job - and accepted it - on Wednesday, March 26, which concluded an intense and exhaustive...

 
 By DIANE WARD    Community    March 30, 2022

Whitehall Garden Club Meeting April 6th

“Landscaping With Trees” will be the topic at the next Whitehall Garden Club meeting on April 6. Learn what tree to plant and where it will be best suited in your landscaping. Does it provide shade? Does it bloom? Does it provide a windbreak?...

 
 By BILL LANES    Opinion    March 30, 2022

Connecting Point: Treasure Hunt

Have you discovered that life and its various “seasons” are beyond our control? Sure we can get accustomed to those changes by making personal adjustments, in addition to the arduous act of persevering. We learn to take every day one day at a...

 

Peter Reinschmidt, 82

Peter Charles Reinschmidt passed away peacefully on March 13, 2022, surrounded by his wife and four children. "Pete", as he was known by his friends and family, was born on January 21, 1940, in... Full story

 

Maurice (Buzz) Griffith, 74

Maurice (Buzz) Griffith left this world to travel once more on March 27, 2022, but not without a fight. He was born on December 19, 1949. Buzz was loved by many but no more than by his family. He love... Full story

 

Between the Stacks: 3/30/2022

One of the best things about spring and summer is the new book explosion. In the last few weeks, I have ordered new books by Jacqueline Winspear, Fern Michaels, Lisa Scottoline, Kate Quinn, Janet Evanovich, and more. Summer blockbusters are always a...

 
 By StatePoint    Community    March 30, 2022

Support Systems Failing Millions of American Children

(StatePoint) At a time when the economic impacts of COVID-19 are making it hard for many families to afford healthy food and safe housing, and ever-changing work and school schedules are making their logistics hard to juggle, a new report finds that...

 

Celebrate National Park Week Across Montana

National Park Week is April 16-24. Across the country, national parks will be celebrated in various ways that serve as reminders that parks are important places, worth preserving. Places that offer...

 

What's New at the 2022 Ruby Valley Medical Center Health Fair

Spring is here and it's time for the Ruby Valley Medical Center's annual Health Fair! This is an excellent opportunity to get a variety of blood tests at a significantly reduced cost. Annual blood...

 
 By StatePoint    Community    March 30, 2022

Reasons to Consider a Home Healthcare Career

(StatePoint) Those graduating in the spring of 2022 and other job seekers should take note -- industry experts say that not only are home healthcare caregivers needed more now than ever before, but...

 

Montana Park of the Week: Beavertail Hill State Park

Just off Interstate 90 east of Missoula, Beavertail Hill State Park offers river frontage, tipi rentals, a one-hour walking nature trail through a thick canopy of cottonwoods, developed campsites, and...

 

Your Sporting & Conservation Legacy Is at Risk, and It's Worth Fighting For

As one of seven kids growing up in Butte, Montana, the holidays in our house were equal parts chaos and celebration. But one thing was a constant—when you reached a certain age, you could expect to find your first hunting rifle under the Christmas...

 

Whitehall High Alumni Gather in Arizona

A group of Whitehall High School Alumni gathered from around Arizona and met in Casa Grande, AZ. Those in attendance included: Larry and Marti (Steel) Buurkarl; Gene and Pat (Kountz) Franks; the...

 

Montana's Unemployment Rate Hits Another Record Low

Montana’s unemployment rate hit another record low in February, dropping to 2.6% for the month, down from January’s rate of 2.7%. Montana’s total employment and labor force continued to show strong growth in February, both setting new all-time...

 

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