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Articles from the April 7, 2021 edition

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'Importance' Streaming This Thursday & Friday

The cast of Whitehall High School's production of the Importance of Being Earnest is wrapping up dress rehearsals and is excited to present their production to the community, via streaming, on April...

 
 By Sandy Sacry    News    April 7, 2021

Jefferson County Mask Mandate Lifted

Jefferson County has succeeded in meeting the criteria to lift the mask directive. Masks will no longer be mandated in Jefferson County as of April 2, 2021. Justification for the lifting of the directive is a result of the county having less than 25...

 

Hippity Hoppity, Hippity Hoppity! The Easter Bunny Was Here!

Over a hundred children ages 0-6 participated in the Whitehall Chamber's Easter Eggs-travaganza Egg Hunt on the Main Street Green this past Saturday. Participants found hundreds of eggs scattered...

 

Volunteers Make the World Go 'Round

This past weekend while working on the Whitehall Chamber’s Easter Egg and Scavenger Hunt, I had many people ask how they can get more involved. Such a great question! The need for volunteers gets greater and greater each year with new events...

 
 By Don Lepinsky    Opinion    April 7, 2021

Dear Editor - HB 325

Dear Editor, If passed by the voters, HB 325 would amend MCA 3-2-101 to do away with state at large elections for supreme court justices, and provide for elections in newly created separate districts. In my opinion, the bill is severely flawed. The...

 
 By Kelly Hencz    Opinion    April 7, 2021

Dear Editor: COVID "Vaccines"

Dear Editor, All the outright lies pursuant to the alleged COVID “vaccines” need to be exposed to the public and stopped immediately. Drug companies have been working on a vaccine for Coronavirus since 2002 and could never bring it to the market...

 

Dear Editor: "Protect Children, Not Guns"

Dear Editor, When or if your readers read “Protect Children, Not Guns – An Initiative” in today’s Ledger, everyone should understand that it is not an Op-Ed by me. It is not an opinion. It is a fact and a reality faced by all of America’s...

 

Dear Editor: Outraged

Dear Editor, I have recently become aware of a disturbing event that happened the other day. The Ice Cream Lady, who is a good friend of mine, was just finishing up her route for the day, when her vehicle was blocked in & she was verbally accosted...

 

Dear Jo: 4/7/2021

Dear Jo, Manners, I want to talk about manners. Does anyone have manners anymore? I find that I don’t even practice the kind of manners I was raised with. I see people have less reverence for our elderly, less respect for their parents, less...

 

Surviving/Thriving Amid COVID-19: Treasure State Truck & Auto Repair Opens in Whitehall

Treasure State Truck & Auto Repair's construction is nearly complete and the newest business on Legion Avenue is open for customers. Owner Ryan Strozzi, of Whitehall, is also the owner of...

 

NorthWestern Energy to Refund Customers $8.1 Million

NorthWestern Energy will begin refunding its electric customers in Montana $8.1 million as a result of a recent settlement concerning the price of transmitting power over NorthWestern’s system. The Montana Public Service Commission’s final order...

 
 By Bill Lanes    Community    April 7, 2021

Connecting Point: The Lost Art

Navigating life is a challenge, and it is an arduous challenge without friendship. For many of us, our days are filled with work, meetings, events, and just earning daily bread. But, have we lost something that our grandparents cherished? How often d...

 

Whitehall MS/HS Principal Check-in

April is a busy month with added layers of standardized testing. We recently finished the ACTs with the Juniors and have the Pre-ACTs for Sophomores planned for April 27th. Mr. Norbeck, the school counselor, is the lead on these exams. Please...

 

Flynn Competing in National Cross Country Meet This Weekend

Whitehall High School alumni Hunter Flynn is preparing for a weekend to remember! Flynn qualified individually for the National Cross Country Meet by placing at the North Star Conference Cross...

 
 By Steve Sary    Sports    April 7, 2021

Trojans Represent Montana Wrestling in Iowa

Alley Antonsen, Ethan Wock and Kyle Denny earned spots on the All-Star Montana Wrestling Teams that travel to Des Moines, IA April 2,3 to compete with teams from around the country. They earned these spots by placing at the recent Montana State AAU C...

 
 By Steve Sacry    Sports    April 7, 2021

Whitehall Wrestling Holds Awards Dinner

The Whitehall Wrestling team recently held their end of the year awards dinner. This year the dinner included families and we were thankful to have it at the Fire Hall. Varsity letters were awarded to those that had made significant contributions to...

 

Between the Stacks: 4/7/2021

I hope you all had a happy holiday weekend. The Library was able to make Easter a little brighter thanks to the Love, INC. organizations in Dillon and Whitehall. They provided 50 Easter baskets for the Library to pass out to children and their...

 

JeffCo Health Board Update: 4/7/2021

During the past year, a virus that has changed all our daily lives, amplified the visibility of public health. In the public health field, individuals work to promote healthy living, prevent disease and injury, and determine ways to bring the...

 

Ledger: Looking Back 25 Years

Producers will have only one opportunity to enroll in the commodity-related provisions of the “Agricultural Improvement and Reform Act,” which is expected to be signed into law this week. . . . This bill, which provides farm payments through the...

 

Let's Talk...Election Integrity Act of 2021

By now I am sure that anyone who watches the news has seen the spat about the revamping of Georgia’s voting laws. I listened as the President stood at the podium and made many claims about the bill – calling it Jim Crow on steroids. That is...

 

Whose Name is on Your Assets?

Montana State University educators say it is important for people to understand how they title property impacts who receives it upon their death. Whose name is on the deed for your home? Is it held in Joint with right of survivorship or as a tenancy...

 

Whitehall TV Channel 49.1: April 8 - 14

THURSDAY, April 8 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 and Company 10:00PM Baseball: A National Heirloom 12:00PM Amanpour and Company FRIDAY,...

 

Recipe of the Week: Espresso-Chocolate Chip Angel Food Cake

Entrees might be the focal point of a meal, but dessert provides the final impression people will have after sitting down to break bread together. Home cooks who want their guests to leave the dinner...

 

5 Facts Proving Montana Weather is Insane

1. Montana was once colder than Mars. On January 6, 2015, Montana’s temperature plummeted to -61 degrees. The Mars Rover sends daily temperatures back to Earth and it ranged from -13 to -24 degrees that day. 2. Montana has experienced hurricane...

 

Edwin "Ed" Morgan, 80

Edwin “Ed” Morgan, 80, passed away in Bozeman on Monday, March 29, 2021. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Lindley Center, 1102 E. Curtiss St. in Bozeman, at 1:00 P.M. on Sunday, April 11. Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson...

 

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