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Articles from the April 20, 2022 edition

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Cafe 1889 Opens Its Doors with Family-Style Home Cooking

"If I say I want something, the next thing I know, Ron has either put it in my cart or, in this case, found a restaurant for me!" Laurie Stolba said with a laugh on Friday, April 15, the opening day...

 

PTSA Hosting Fun Run May 14

Join the 5K Walk n Talk Fun Run on May 14, a fundraiser for the Whitehall PTSA. Registration forms are available at the Whitehall Ledger and the elementary school front desk. Early registration is requested by Friday, May 6. Registration is $15 per...

 
 By GLENNA WALTEE    News    April 20, 2022

Garden Club Plans 2nd Annual Arbor Day Celebration

The Whitehall Garden Club, in cooperation with the Town of Whitehall, is planning the second annual Arbor Day Celebration. It will be held on Arbor Day, Friday, April 29, in Whitehall’s Community Center from noon until 4 PM. The Town of Whitehall...

 

Gianforte Extends Montana Tax Return Deadline One Week

Due to severe weather in areas of Montana, Governor Greg Gianforte announced April 18, 2022, a one-week extension of the 2021 Montana Individual Income Tax Return deadline to Monday, April 25, 2022. “After hearing from Montanans impacted by the...

 

Thought Provokers: 4/20/2022

Super bright headlights have probably caused more accidents than their increased driver visibility has helped to avoid. The tallest person in the world has physically experienced being the exact height of every other person in the world at some...

 

Dear Editor: Whitehall Has Great Community Services

Dear Editor, I was talking to a friend of mine the other day and I mentioned to him the quality of the medical team we have in Whitehall. After thinking about it for a minute I decided to share that information with the community to share both my...

 
 By DEB HAHN    Obituaries    April 20, 2022

Dear Editor: Pass the Protecting Our Democracy Act

Dear Editor, It’s no secret that Congress is polarized. Rarely does an issue receive strong bipartisan support. That’s why it’s so striking that 4 out of 5 voters agree that we must do more to safeguard our democracy from presidential corruptio...

 

Dear Editor: Immigration

Dear Editor, For years we have watched as our government becomes less involved with our southern border. Now it is to the point where the border is wide open. People are coming into this country and we have no idea where they are from, what they...

 

Moriarty Requests Your Vote For School Board

Hello, my name is Padraic (Pod) Moriarty. I am looking forward to working with the Whitehall School and attempting to get elected to the Whitehall school board. I have lived in Whitehall for twenty-on...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    April 20, 2022

Go Ask Jo: 4/20/2022

Dear Jo, This past weekend was Easter. I have always grown up in church. I have friends who are agnostic, Mormon, Pagan - the gamut. I love them all and respect them. The problem lies in whether or not I can date someone with a different belief...

 

Boulder Senior Center Welcomes New Cook

Effective May 3, 2022, The Boulder Senior Center welcomes Josh Manning as the new Boulder cook. He has many years of experience cooking and he is excited to bring his passion to the Boulder community. Along with delivering Meals on Wheels, Josh will...

 

Cottage Industries - Montana Style: CBE Saddlery and Custome Leathers

When Brian and Corinna Ervin moved to Montana from Sacramento eight years ago, they retired their street bikes for horses and a more relaxed lifestyle, at the same time, paving the way for a new...

 
 By BILL LANES    Opinion    April 20, 2022

Connecting Point: Matters of the Heart

Words are powerful, and the tongue can be used for good or evil. The Bible provides a vast amount of guidance regarding speech; “tongue” is mentioned over one hundred times. There is wisdom in keeping a close reign on our conversations, King...

 

Between the Stacks: 4/20/2022

The clothing is in, the poster displays are almost done, and the hard-working teenagers of the Holocaust Project are ready to share a year of learning with the public. Next Thursday, April 28, at 7 PM, the Library will host the Rescuers/Survivors...

 

'22 Jefferson County Museum Poster Winners

(Note: A previously provided article included the 2021 winner's names, not the 2022 winners. This is the corrected article with photos.) Jefferson County Museum sponsored a county-wide poster contest...

 

Teens Give Voice to the Holocaust at Rescuers/Survivors Fair

On Thursday, April 28, the Whitehall Community Library will present the Holocaust Rescuers/Survivors Fair. The 7 PM event has been entirely organized by the teens participating in the Holocaust Projec...

 

Terri Simonich Brooks, 73

Terri (Simonich) Brooks, 73, of Hemphill, Texas passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2022, at her residence. Terri was born on October 19, 1948, in Butte, Montana to Robert Norman Simonich and Betty... Full story

 

Marvin R. "Buz" Cowdrey, 81

Our beloved husband and father passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 24, 2022, in Scottsdale, AZ from a cerebral hemorrhage. He was 81. Marvin "Buz" was born in Whitehall, MT to parents Alva (Bud) a... Full story

 

Michael Alan Baker, 72

Michael Alan Baker went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 16, 2022, at Saint James Hospital in Butte, MT with his family by his side. Mike was 72 years old. Mike was born in Galion, Ohio on... Full story

 

Shiloh Marie Jones, 28

Shiloh had a smile that lit up a room, a heart that embraced life, and a spirit that radiated sunshine. Shiloh Marie Jones went peacefully into Jesus' arms in the early morning of Friday, April 15,... Full story

 
 By RITA BROWN    Community    April 20, 2022

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 4/7/1997

April 17, 1997 Casino Night, the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Department annual fundraiser, was under investigation by the Montana Department of Justice regarding a complaint filed by Holly Stratton of Whitehall alleging improper actions during Casino...

 

Fun Facts to Wow Others on Arbor Day

DID YOU KNOW: • Trees conserve energy in the summer and save you money. • Properly planted trees can cut your air-conditioning costs by 15-35%. • Trees help clear the air. Trees produce the oxygen we breathe and reduce air pollution by...

 

Whitehall School Counselors & Nurses Check-In: April 2022

Carlie Jessop, Elementary Counselor: Happy Spring everyone! Hope you all enjoyed a much neededbreak and are ready to close out another fantastic school year! In the next month or so, we will be wrapping up learning about different tools we have for...

 

Bipartisan Old Guard Lines Up Behind Independent U.S. House Candidate

As he launches a rare independent campaign to challenge incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale for the privilege of representing eastern Montana in the U.S. House, Billings businessman Gary Buchanan is running without the support of a major...

 

BY's 4H Club Meeting Minutes: April

At our April meeting, we set a date for our rodeo grounds cleanup, on April 30th at 10:00 AM. We talked about what our jobs will be at the rodeo. Our next meeting will be Monday, May 2nd and the BY’s Youth Rodeo will be held on Saturday, May...

 

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