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Articles from the April 14, 2021 edition

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5000 Miles, 5000 Mustangs Starts Route Planning

Hannah Catalino and Lisanne Fear are currently making their way across the United States, plotting their course for this Fall's upcoming "5000 Miles, 5000 Mustangs" on the American Discovery Trail....

 

Budget Resolution A Start on Money Misappropriation at Town

It has been a rough Spring for the Town of Whitehall, with much scrutiny by the townspeople in regard to the misappropriation of earmarked funds being discovered earlier this year after. However, a budget resolution brought to the public and the Town...

 

Editorial: Assumptions Are No Good For Anyone

My editorial this week is in response to the letter below, commenting on my previous editorial from two weeks ago “Holy Cow, Slow Down!” As the author of the letter to the Editor did not sign their note, I can only address it here, in public. We...

 
 By Unknown    Opinion    April 14, 2021

Dear Editor: Wife of a Truck Driver and Damn Proud of It

Dear Editor, This letter is in response to an article written by you in your newspaper regarding “all the big trucks speeding down past your office.” I am a wife of a truck driver. You have no idea how many hours and miles a truck driver drives...

 

Dear Editor: Keep the Skatepark Clean

Dear Editor, After a trip up to Ringing Rocks with my three small children and some friends last Saturday, we decided to drive into Whitehall for a frosty treat from the KFC/A&W. After getting our treats in the drive-through, we made our way over to...

 

Name to a Face: Lonna Johnson "Wizard with the Scissors"

Lonna Johnson was born in Butte, but was raised in Whitehall. As far as she knows, she was in the first kindergarten class to be held at the Whitehall schools, making her an original Trojan! She grew...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    April 14, 2021

Dear Jo: 4/14/2021

Dear Jo, Can you please advise me on a family situation? I recently moved to Montana in order to be closer to my aunt. She is a remarkable woman whom I love and respect. Her son, my cousin, recently moved back to Montana also. I enjoy time together...

 

Whitehall/Cardwell Based We Are HER Helps Thousands

"I just remembered thinking of my parents and how they must have felt thinking they might lose both of their children," said Stevie Croisant, founder of the local nonprofit We Are HER (Healed,...

 
 By Bill Lanes    Community    April 14, 2021

Connecting Point: Truth in an Obscure World

A danger we may not have taken seriously enough, a danger that has grown throughout the present generation and now may be in clearer view, is that objective truth has been canceled. The effects of Cancel Culture are raging all around us; we see this...

 

Lloyd Laughery, 74

Lloyd Irvin Laughery, age 74, of Sentinel Butte, North Dakota, formerly of Whitehall, Montana, passed away at St. Alexius Bismarck on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. A Memorial Service will be held at...

 

Greater Whitehall Area Love Inc.

Greater Whitehall Area Love In the Name of Christ (GWA Love INC) is thankful to have this opportunity to share about our mission in the Whitehall community. We were established in August 2016 with a Board of Directors consisting of: Chairman of the...

 

Old Time Fiddle Jam in Whitehall April 18th

The Montana Old Time Fiddlers are back! Their first jam of the year will be held at the Mint Bar at 1 E. Legion in uptown Whitehall, on Sunday, April 18th, from 2 to 6 PM. The program is free and open to the public, and dancing is encouraged!...

 

Bunny Prize!

Josh Lewis, 10, was all smiles when he picked up his Easter Eggs-Travaganza Scavenger Hunt prize this weekend. Lewis, along with about 85 other children, participated in the Whitehall Chamber's...

 

Whitehall Elementary Principal Check-in

Greetings Trojan Community! If you have a third, fourth, or fifth grader this year, you have probably heard them talking about the SBAC tests (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) this week. We began our testing on Tuesday, and this assessment...

 

Flynn Closes Out Cross Country Career Happy

"Just before the race the emotion set in as I realized that this was the last cross country race I would ever run as a Blue Hawk. There were tears in my eyes as I stepped up to the line knowing that...

 

Headwater's Ladies Golf League Looking for New Members

The Headwaters Ladies Golf League is excited to announce its season begins Tuesday, May 4th at 6:00PM. With a new President, Vice President and Golf Pro, the league is looking to double its size and allow more women the opportunity to be a part of...

 

JeffCo Health Department Update: 4/14/2021

In late 2020, the first COVID-19 vaccines were approved for use in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On December 23, 2020, Jefferson County Health Department received its first allotment on Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. We were overjoyed! There was chee...

 

Between the Stacks: 4/14/2021

The Friends of the Library asked me to remind everyone that all logo contest entries are due by 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 15. The judges decide on a winner and award them the $100 prize in a few we...

 

Kilns, Kilns & More Kilns at Jefferson County Museum

“Kilns, Kilns, and More Kilns: Remnants of Western Industry” is the newest exhibit at the Jefferson County Museum. This exhibit features images of an historical remnant critical to the nineteenth century mining industry in the Western...

 

Our Town 100+ Years Ago: 4/14/2021

The following is taken from the Whitehall Zephyr, April 5, 1895, as it was written. The accompanying ad is also from that edition. Sam Wade has bought the restaurant property, on the corner opposite F...

 

Ledger: Looking Back 25 Years

Greg and DeAndra Parks of Whitehall have been chosen by the Jefferson Valley Habitat for Humanity (JVHFH) as the second family to receive a Habitat for Humanity home. The first home, built for and with Bill and Margaret Carhuff, was completed in...

 
 By Jon Ebelt    Community    April 14, 2021

DPHHS Confirms First Hantavirus Case for 2021

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) has confirmed that an adult male from Richland County has been diagnosed with hantavirus infection. The individual acquired the illness while working out of state where there was an...

 

Emergency Rent, Utility Assistance Available for Montanans Financially Impacted by COVID-19

Governor Greg Gianforte announced that the Montana Emergency Rental Assistance program is taking applications from Montanans who have lost income and are at risk of housing instability due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The last year has brought real,...

 

Whitehall TV Channel 49.1: April 15 - April 21

THURSDAY, April 15 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: Shadow Ball FRIDAY, April 16 8:00PM PBS NewsHour 9:00PM Am...

 

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