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Articles from the March 31, 2021 edition

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JLDC Preparing the Community for the Future of Meetings

With COVID-19 came working remotely, with little to no in-person contact. Zoom and other video meeting apps have become a way to communicate not only in the business setting, but in the personal...

 

Eggs-travaganza & Scavenger Hunt Saturday

Bring the little ones, bring the big ones, bring the "kids" of all ages out to the Easter Eggs-travaganza Easter Egg Hunt and Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, April 3rd. The fun begins at 1 p.m. for those...

 

Holy Cow - Slow Down!

Something has got to be done about the speeding on Legion Avenue. There has got to be some creative ideas out there that will make the semis slow down and still appease the Montana DOT by keeping Legion Ave a functional part of the highway system. Tw...

 

Dear Editor: About the Rock Lady

Dear Editor, As a sibling and friend of the community’s beloved rock lady, I wanted to add a little more to the profile that came out recently! The profile touched on Pam being a nature lover, and oh boy is she. As children, I remember her going...

 

Dear Editor: HB176 and County Support

Dear Editor, Why are our county election administrator Bonnie Ramey and state representative Marta Bertoglio supporting voter suppression bill HB176, which eliminates same day voter registration on Election Day? 60,000 Montanans registered and voted...

 
 By Arcylle Shaw    Opinion    March 31, 2021

Dear Editor: Response to Gerald Johnson Letter #1

Dear Editor, This is in response to Gerald Johnson’s comments on gun control. Guns don’t kill people. People kill people. They use knives, their hands, etc., etc. According to Jeremiah 17:9, “The heart is deceitful above all things and...

 
 By Leslie Alley    Opinion    March 31, 2021

Dear Editor: Abortion is More Worrisome than Gun Violence

Dear Editor, Usually more than half of all gun deaths that occur in this country are due to suicide or accident. Therefore of the 715,000 gun deaths that occurred in the US in the last 20 years, as mentioned in last week’s letter to the Editor,...

 

Dear Editor: Response to Gerald Johnson #2

Dear Editor, This is in regards to last weeks letter to the editor from Mr. Gerald Johnson. After reading the above-mentioned letter last week, I felt the need to write a bit of a correctional rebuttal. I will try to be as positive as I can, so here...

 

Name to a Face: Lexi Bowman - Little Warrior

Lexi Bowman was born in Bozeman, Montana, in 1999. She was raised in Whitehall with her two siblings. When she was born, Lexi suffered from a lack of oxygen, resulting in her having Cerebral Palsy...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    March 31, 2021

Go Ask Jo: 3/31/2021

Dear Jo, I am a bit chubby. I guess how chubby depends on how you view weight. I am also single. I am writing because I get mixed messages about the dating scene. Some say that losing weight and getting fit is important before I venture into dating....

 

Montana Selected for Academy on Cybersecurity Policy

Governor Greg Gianforte announced March 29th that Montana is one of four states selected to participate in the National Governors Association’s (NGA) 2021 Policy Academy to Advance Whole-of-State Cybersecurity. In the new policy academy, Montana...

 
 By Virginia Howser    News    March 31, 2021

NRA Banquet Fundraiser: Limited Tickets Available

Hurry! Time is running out to your tickets for the Jefferson Valley Friends of the NRA Banquet. This event is held Friday, April 9th and is a fundraiser, part of which goes to our youth in Shooting Sports and Archery; these classes just finished in...

 
 By Bill Lanes    Community    March 31, 2021

Connecting Point: Golgotha - An Empty, Empty Place

I often have conversations with people struggling with life’s complexities. Particularly this last year, people have brought loss of health to me. But over time, I think, lost relationships are the most baffling. Yet, in this, I’m often...

 

Joyce Renn Cooper, 87

Our matriarch, our salt of the Earth, danced her way beyond the stars to be reunited with so many gone before her. Joyce, age 87, was born to Dee and Laura (Patrick) Ramey in South Boulder at a time w...

 

Local Easter Services This Sunday

Whitehall Assembly of God: Brunch prior to Easter Service from 9:30am to 10:30am. Whitehall Baptist Church: Free breakfast for community members, served from 9am-10am; special worship service at 10:30am. Cardwell Community Church: Sunrise Service at...

 
 By Bruce Binkowski    News    March 31, 2021

Vaccinations for 18+ Now Available

Beginning April 1, all Jefferson County residents age 18 and older will be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines. The registration for Jefferson County’s COVID-19 vaccination process is now online. Log on to the county website at...

 

Importance of Being Earnest, Presented by WHS Drama, Streaming April 8th & 9th

Whitehall High School Drama Department presents, The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde. Set in the late 1890's, this show is a satire about mistaken identities, secret engagements, and socie...

 

Do You Know Who Drew These Adorable Critters?

Several weeks ago Shirley Baustian received an envelope with the below artwork in it. The envelope was mailed from the Whitehall Post Office to Baustian's PO Box. No name was given, nor a return addre...

 

Cardwell School Announces 3rd Quarter Honor Roll

Congratulations are due to the three Cardwell School students who achieved Honor Roll status for the third quarter. From left: Gavyn Coombe (sixth grade), Raine Clausen (fifth grade) and Kirin...

 

Automated External Defibrillators (AED) Ready For Use

Seven Automated External Defibrillators (AED) have been granted to area businesses and individuals as part of a statewide effort to increase heart health in Montana. The Jefferson Valley Rural...

 

Ledger: Looking Back 25 Years - 3/28/1996

MARCH 28, 1996 Sidewalks were the main topic when the Whitehall Business Assoc. held its regular monthly meeting March 21. WBA President Wally Madsen explained that the town council has obtained a $10,000 grant which it plans to use to repair sidewal...

 

Between the Stacks: 3/31/2021

The schedule is set for our Government 101 presentations in April. Each program will feature the director of a different department or an elected official on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. Seating will be limited so we are asking people to sign up who...

 
 By Molly Absolon    Sports    March 31, 2021

Dying For Powder

Sometimes you hear a crack or a roar. More often the first sign is snow shifting around your feet. The snow starts in a slab and then breaks into blocks that knock you off your skis, careening down in a slide moving as fast as 60-80 mph. If you’re...

 

Downing Targets Skyrocketing Drug Prices

As the regulatory agency for the insurance industry in Montana, we are tasked to review health insurance rates offered by commercial plans, like Blue Cross or Pacific Source. One clear and unchanging trend is that health insurance plans spend a treme...

 

New Program Brings Healthcare Direct to Patients

When describing Jefferson County, it's hard not to mention how large and spread out the county is. The county is expansive and lacks several amenities that other counties enjoy - such as a hospital an...

 

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