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Articles from the April 21, 2021 edition

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Beats & Eats Kicking Off May 8th

After a year of silence due to COVID-19, Beats & Eats is ready to rock your socks off with live music, vendors, local food and more, beginning May 8th. Other dates include June 26, Frontier Days, and dates to be announced in August and September. The...

 
 By Jeannie Ferriss    News    April 21, 2021

Black Tie & Blue Jean Annual Fundraiser Coming to Copper K Barn May 15th

After a year of wearing masks, it is time to come celebrate the unmasking of Jefferson County! This year Black Tie & Blue Jeans is celebrating with a "Masquerade Ball" on Saturday, May 15, 2021,...

 

Monday Sickness Creates Havoc

As a new business owner with no employees in office, I had always wondered what would happen should I fall sick on a Monday or Tuesday when the paper needed to get out to the printers. And this week I, unfortunately, found out. Monday morning my son...

 

Dear Editor: Response to Trucker's Wife #1

Dear Editor, To the truck driver’s wife (and damn proud of it) who submitted the anonymous letter to the editor last week; kudos to you: you should be VERY proud of your husband! And there are many truckers like him out there, feverishly driving...

 

Dear Editor: Thank You From AS&CC

Dear Editor, The AS&CC Spay and Neuter Program would like to specially thank everyone for their constant help and support making our Low Cost Spay & Neuter program such a huge success. A BIG shout out for Cory Tebay of Western Veterinary Services for...

 

Dear Editor: Public Lands Bind Us

Dear Editor, Once again, the Rally for Public Lands at the State Capitol was proof that our public lands and outdoor way of life bind us. The numbers bear it out: 89% of Montanans visit public lands every year. 64% hunt or fish. 79% consider...

 
 By Dana Brunet    Opinion    April 21, 2021

Dear Editor: Response to Truck Driver's Wife #2

Dear editor, Dear editor; to begin, I would like to say I think the Editor of the Whitehall Ledger is doing an outstanding job on covering the news, events, and all points of view in a professional manner! As for the wife of a truck driver (I will...

 
 By Joel Andrews    Opinion    April 21, 2021

Dear Editor: Thanks to Neighbors

Dear Editor, Around 6pm on Sunday, April 18th, I headed up to our MT Web business location on Noble Street. When I pulled up the hill, I saw a fire with flames about three feet high spreading south rapidly through the grass. I called my wife and...

 

Name to a Face: Pamala Bowed - The Ice Cream Lady

Pamala (pronounced Paw-Maul-Uhh) Bowen was born in Blackfoot Idaho to hardworking parents. She was born a high-functioning autistic child but she has never let anything stop her. Her family moved to I...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    April 21, 2021

Dear Jo: 4/21/2021

Dear Jo, I try to keep myself well-groomed and looking sharp, so I shave every couple of days. For the most part, this works out fairly well, but I sometimes ‘nick’ (sorry, Nick) myself and end up bleeding like a stuck pig. How would you suggest...

 

We Are HER Announces 2021 Retreat; Looking for Support

Like many businesses and organizations, we had to pivot when COVID hit last year. Through our organization We Are HER, several volunteers and I had planned a five-day retreat in Paradise Valley for...

 

Jeffco Health Department Update: 4/21/2021

Without volunteers to rely on, it is hard for me to imagine how Jefferson County Health Department would have fulfilled its many responsibilities this year. We have been assisted by mask makers, contact tracers, telephone answers and paper filers....

 
 By Bill Lanes    Community    April 21, 2021

Connecting Point: A Reminder

It’s quite common for people to say, “I’m a good person. I do good things for others. I volunteer a lot.” I’ve heard a version of the following a time or two, “I love God, go to church and say my prayers.” Another candid conversation fo...

 

Missing & Murdered Indigenous Persons Crisis Bill Signed

Governor Greg Gianforte signed two bills to help address the crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons (MMIP) in Montana. “Montana faces a tragic trend of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons, and we must bring all resources to bear in...

 

Bill to Support Wildland Firefighters Introduced

U.S. Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced a bipartisan bill, the “Wildland Firefighter Recognition Act,” to support wildland firefighters. The bipartisan bill would require the Office of Personnel Management...

 

MT Transportation Commission Online Meeting April 22

The Montana Transportation Commission is inviting the public to an online meeting scheduled on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 8:30. The agenda is available online at commission agenda & minutes. The time of 9:00 a.m. on Thursday has been set aside for p...

 

Montana's Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.8% in March

Montana’s unemployment rate declined in March to 3.8%, the state’s third consecutive month of lower unemployment rates. Nationwide, the unemployment rate was 6.0% in March. “For the third consecutive month this year, Montana has seen the...

 

Whitehall Superintendent Check-in: 4/21/2021

Teacher appreciation week is the first week of May, and this year more than ever, I am thankful for the excellent staff I work with. I have been an educator for 21 years, and the past 13 months,...

 

"Importance of Being Earnest" to be Rebroadcast on 49.2 April 22nd and April 27th, and on Vimeo

Whitehall Low Power TV will rebroadcast the recent Whitehall Drama Department school play “The Importance of Being Earnest” Thursday, April 22 at 7:00PM on local PBS channel 49.2. There will be a second playback the following week on Tuesday...

 

Supaman To Perform with Great Falls Symphony

Apsáalooke rapper and fancy dancer Supaman (gfsymphony.org/testament) takes the stage with the Great Falls Symphony at the Mansfield Theater on Saturday, April 24 for two showings at 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm. Free tickets are available on Monday, April...

 

Finding Summer Care for Your Children

The search for a safe, stimulating space for your child while they are out of school can be very stressful. Many parents are all too familiar with the uncertainty of finding care for school-age children this year as we face nontraditional school...

 

NW Farm Credit Services Awards Grant to JVEMSR

Jefferson Valley EMS & Rescue recently purchased two tracked stair chairs for carrying patients down flights of stairs. Funds for the purchase were a combination of a $2000 grant from Northwest...

 

Between the Stacks: 4/21/2021

I had some fantastic news this week! The Whitehall Community Library has been chosen as one of five libraries to participate in the Entrepreneurial Support in the Library Small Cohort! This means that the Library will become a resource center for...

 

Ledger: Looking Back 25 Years (April 18, 1996)

APRIL 18, 1996 More than two dozen Whitehall area residents will mount up Wednesday, April 24, for Donkey Basketball sponsored by the W-Club. The 7 p.m. event should provide plenty of laughs as four teams of students, teachers and others try to win...

 

This Week's "Change That Up" Tip...Improve Heart Health

What if you could drastically reduce the risk of heart disease -- and dying from cardiovascular disease -- by making one simple switch? It’s not just simple, in fact, it’s completely free. And we’re talking about dramatically tipping the odds...

 

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