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Articles from the April 28, 2021 edition

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 By Glenna Waltee    News    April 28, 2021

Arbor Day Celebration This Friday at Legion Park

The Whitehall Garden Club, in cooperation with the Town of Whitehall, is planning an Arbor Day Celebration. It will be held on Arbor Day, this Friday, April 30th in Legion Park from noon until 5:00 PM...

 

Name to a Face: Jefferson Valley Hospice

The Jefferson Valley Hospice, a wonderful organization based in Whitehall, has been active in our community since March of 1983. It all started with a hospice training course where thirty-two people s...

 

Mossy Rock Trials This Weekend

An exciting off-road motorcycle event is happening this weekend at Pipestone! The Mossy Rock Trials will begin at 10am with classes including novice, amateur, intermediate, advanced, expert &...

 

Editorial: Heading Back to "Normal"...

It’s really exciting to see so many events coming up in the next few weeks. Dare I say it? Could we be headed back to “normal”? Honestly, I don’t think things will ever return to what they were pre-March 2020. But in many ways, I don’t...

 

Dear Editor: Thank you to Federal Workers

Dear Editor, During the past year, federal employees nationwide and 12,898 active federal and U.S Postal workers of Montana have dedicated themselves to keeping our country running while weathering a global pandemic. They continue to provide...

 

Dear Editor: Researching Senate and House Bills

I read with interest last week’s letter to the Editor about the Senate and House bills that will endanger public lands. I have been watching what goes on in Helena and for the life of me, I didn’t remember any of those bills on the agenda. So, I...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    April 28, 2021

Go Ask Jo: 4/28/2021

Dear Jo, I find myself discombobulated after the town Easter egg “hunt”. It appeared to me to be more of a “gathering” of eggs. Just a bunch of non-biodegradable plastic eggs lying on open ground. An Easter egg hunt is just that, a hunt for...

 

Jeffco Health Department Update: 4/28/2021

Vaccination is very much on my mind. Jefferson County Health has been actively administering COVID-19 vaccinations for the past three and a half months. We have participated in training to store, handle and administer the vaccines. Scheduled...

 
 By Bill Lanes    Community    April 28, 2021

Connecting Point: Keeping Your Balance in a Country at Odds

Are you tired of political bantering? It is incredibly complex. But, does it need to be? Every issue seems to be politicized, medicine, immigration, the environment, social justice, even sports. During the 2021 NCAA tournament, commentator Charles Ba...

 

Patricia Calderwood, 89

Our dearly loved Mom always seemed to do a number of things in her life her way and March 25th would prove to be no different. Mom started her day as each day previously; however, on this particular...

 

John Raisor, 65

John Raisor was born January 3, 1956, and, after a short illness, tragically died April 23, 2021 at 5:20 PM. He is preceded in death by his parents, Arvila and Ralph Raisor; sister, Ruth Raisor; and...

 

Traci Duffy, 47

On April 24, 2021 our beautiful daughter, sister, aunt, and friend passed away from respiratory failure due to complications of COVID-19. Her illness was brief and she passed away peacefully with her...

 

Talent Showcase Fundraiser May 8th

A Talent Showcase Fundraiser for Kelly Jo Elser and Lily Jensen’s trip to ARTS Orlando 2021 will be held at the Madison County Fairgrounds Round Bar in Twin Bridges on May 8th. All proceeds will go towards travel expenses for the girls’ trip....

 

National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 26-30

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and contracting partners across Montana are observing National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) the week of April 26-30. This year’s theme is “Drive Safe. Work Safe. Save Lives.” NWZAW is in its...

 

Whitehall Elementary Principal Check-in: 4/28/2021

Greetings, Trojan Community! Do I dare say that after the recent rains we are now finally done with winter and snow? I know 215 elementary students who are almost unanimously ready for the sun to star...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: April 1921

April 1921 Part 2: The following is taken as written in April editions of the 1895 Whitehall Zephyr. A petition has been circulated in Boulder and extensively signed, praying for a direct mail...

 

Ledger: Looking Back 25 Years - April 25, 1996

How often does a barbershop quartet stroll through Whitehall these days? Whitehall area residents will have a chance to enjoy the four-part harmonies at an April 27 concert while also raising money for the local school music program. “The Chord...

 

Between the Stacks: 4/28/2021

This week the Government 101 program will explore the differences and responsibilities of the Jefferson County Library Board and the Friends of the Whitehall Community Library Steering Committee. Diane Ward and Vaia Errett will be representing the...

 

Madison County Fairgrounds Improvement Foundation Inc. Announced

In December 2020, the Madison County Commissioners unanimously voted to approve the formation of The Madison County Fairgrounds Improvement Foundation Inc. The Madison County Fairgrounds Improvement Foundation was formed as the philanthropic entity...

 

Caroline Byrd Hired as Cinnabar Foundation Executive Director

The Cinnabar Foundation, Montana’s conservation fund, has hired a longtime conservation professional, Caroline Byrd, as its next executive director. Byrd will begin her new position on July 1 after spending time with the retiring ED, Gary Wolfe, to...

 

Montana Regains 2nd Congressional Seat With 2020 Census

Montana will regain its second congressional seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, according to the 2020 Census state population count released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The count reveals that Montana’s population grew from 989,415...

 

Governor's Office Issues Montana Water and Supply Drought Outlook Report

The Office of the Governor released the 2021 Montana Water and Supply Drought Outlook Report. According to data in the report, 42 percent of the state is classified as abnormally dry, with another 18 percent of the state in severe to extreme drought...

 

FWP to Continue Offering Online Hunter, Bowhunter Education Classes

During the last year, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks offered hunter and bowhunter education classes online due to COVID concerns. Since last spring, more than 17,000 Montanans completed the online courses, which is nearly double the number of...

 

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park Announces Modified Tours for 2021 Season

Staff at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park are pleased to reopen the cave once again on a first-come, first-served basis for the 2021 season. Two distinct tour options will be offered from May 28 to Sept. 30, 2021. Visitors are encouraged to call a we...

 

Nonresident Hunters Can Sign up Between May 15 and June 30 for Alternate's List

Beginning May 15 and running through June 30, nonresident hunters can register their name to the Alternate’s List on MyFWP. Every year, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks gets several unused nonresident combination licenses (big game, general elk and...

 

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