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Articles from the April 27, 2022 edition

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 By GLENNA WALTEE    News    April 27, 2022

Garden Club Arbor Day Celebration This Friday Throughout Town

Trees around your home can increase property value by up to 15% or more. Studies of comparable houses with and without trees place a markedly higher value on those whose yards are sheltered by trees. Arbor Day is Friday, April 29th and the Whitehall...

 

Whitehall Band/Choir Students on to State Festival

The WHS Band and Choir traveled to District Music Festival in Deer Lodge over the weekend and had a strong showing of talent. The WHS Band brought home a II rating of Excellent, while the Choir...

 

Opinion: Ledger & Others Support Library Mill Levy

This voting season brings candidates for County Commissioner and County Sheriff, as well as a variety of mill levies. While some are hotly debated (see Letter to Editor on page 3), others feel needed...

 
 By Gary Carlson    Opinion    April 27, 2022

Dear Editor: Looking Into the Animal Shelter Permanent Mill Levy

Dear Editor, Many folks, including the local Animal Shelter & Care Committee (AS&CC), are passionate and have concerns regarding abandoned and abused animals and their related care. Here are a few questions I believe are important for all taxpayers...

 

Dear Editor: Support for Janacaro-Hensleigh as Commissioner

Dear Editor, There are four individuals running to replace Leonard Wortman as Jefferson County Commissioner and there are many good things to be said about all of them. Leonard Wortman did an excellent job as Jefferson County Commissioner for quite...

 

Thought Provokers: 4/27/2022

As an adult, you can just buy a cake even when it's not your birthday and eat the whole thing. No one can stop you! When men play hard to get, it makes women want them more. When women play hard to get, men think they aren’t interested. Maybe the...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    April 27, 2022

Go Ask Jo: 4/27/2022

Dear Jo, Do you have someone in your life who is always there to help you? My friend is so amazing. She just takes control of what needs to be done and goes at it. I benefit from the amazing way she just takes on anything and breaks it down into...

 

Whitehall Ledger Hosting We Are HER May 5

Whitehall-based non-profit We Are HER (Healed, Empowered, Restored) will be hosted by The Whitehall Ledger on Thursday, May 5 at 6 PM. This informal gathering will be a meet and greet, offering...

 

B-Y's Youth Rodeo Saturday, May 7

The longest running youth rodeo in the state of Montana, the BY's 4-H Club Youth Rodeo, is scheduled to take place May 7 at the Whitehall Rodeo Grounds. According to organizers, in 1962 members of...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: April 1896 and 1922, Part II

April of 1896 was not much different in weather than today. There was snow and cold; but, a welcome for the moisture that the disparate spring weather was bringing. The following news is taken as...

 
 By BILL LANES    Opinion    April 27, 2022

Connecting Point: World at War

The drumbeat of war is sounding loud and clear. All the atrocities which are occurring in Ukraine are deeply troubling; certainly Russia, specifically Putin, is demonstrating to the world his self-interest. Ukrainians have fled in droves, while other...

 

Compost Demonstration May 4 at WGC Meeting

Did you know backyard composting can be as easy as following a recipe? Kaleena Miller, extension agent for Jefferson and Madison counties will demonstrate the recipe for a successful compost pile at the Whitehall Garden Club’s May meeting on...

 
 By ASTA BOWEN    Community    April 27, 2022

A Do-It-Yourself, Homegrown National Park

National parks have been getting a lot of love since the pandemic, so much that this summer you need reservations at many. For example, you must make a reservation just to drive Montana's legendary...

 

Between the Stacks: 4/27/2022

The Library will be hosting another workshop on Teen Mental Health First Aid on May 6 from 8 AM to 5 PM. This important workshop is free and open to the public who wish to help prevent suicide in our...

 
 By TIM GALLEN    Community    April 27, 2022

Hunting for a Home? Consider These Financial Factors

From low inventory to higher prices and climbing interest rates, the housing market nationwide continues to present challenges for individuals and families as they home hunt. “With so many market factors beyond buyers’ control, it’s vital to...

 

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

 

Remaining Calm in an Angry World: How Some Cope

After a year of pandemic isolation, Tampa, Florida, resident Gary Bagwell emerged to finally enjoy a “luxury” he longed for — a haircut. Sitting in the chair for the first time in 18 months, he relaxed and settled in for a little pampering....

 

Scams Everywhere: How Not To Be a Victim in an Age of Fraud

Thirty years ago no one thought we would run our lives from our cell phones; for many at that time, a cell phone was a frivolous piece of technology only the wealthy could afford. Now kindergarteners sport their own I-Phones and we are lost without...

 
 By TARA PINO    Community    April 27, 2022

WMS Participates in Do the Write Thing, Wins $1K

The Whitehall Middle School students participated in Montana's Do the Write Thing Challenge in January. This is a violence prevention program that encourages students to write about their experiences...

 

A Brief History of Whitehall, Montana: Part I

Like many southwest Montana valleys, the Jefferson River served as a passage for native American tribes "going to buffalo" on the Montana prairie. Where the town of Whitehall now stands, was a...

 
 By RITA BROWN    Community    April 27, 2022

Looking Back 25 Years: April 24, 1997

April 24, 1997 Justice Department officials arrived in Whitehall and took several Casino Night records as part of the department’s investigation into allegations surrounding the Whitehall Fire Department’s April 5 Casino Night fundraiser....

 
 By VICKIE PARKS    News    April 27, 2022

Sincerely Paul Food Distribution Slated for May 12

Sincerely Paul Feeding His Sheep will begin distributing Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) food boxes on May 12, 2022, to anyone who has filled out an application. Along with these boxes, Sincerely Paul will be distributing 20lb....

 

PTSA Hosting Walk N Talk 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...

 

Whitehall Community Theatre Kicking Off Season with Auditions May 3 at the Star

Gold Junction Presents (GJP) is moving forward with Whitehall Community Theatre, with auditions for An Experiment and The Literati Awards scheduled for 6 PM on Tuesday, May 3 at the Star Theatre. Both of these one-act plays can be viewed on YouTube f...

 

Op-Ed I-191 Restricts Public Access, Agriculture, and More in SW Montana

As part of a multigeneration farm/ranch family in the Gallatin Valley, I understand the vital importance of protecting our land and water resources. Farmers’ and ranchers’ stewardship of the land and water is our livelihood. When I heard of the...

 

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