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Articles from the May 19, 2021 edition

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 By Elizabeth Pullman    News    May 19, 2021

BTBJ Brings in $39k for Grants, JVCF & Chamber

The 17th Annual Black Tie, Blue Jeans Fundraiser brought an impressively dressed crowd to the Copper K Barn on Saturday night. According to the Whitehall Chamber, a total of about $39,000 gross was...

 
 By Elizabeth Pullman    News    May 19, 2021

WHS to Graduate 40 Seniors Sunday, May 23rd; Chamber to Hold Graduation/Promotion BBQ June 3rd

Forty Whitehall High School Trojans will receive their diplomas on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 2 p.m. The Commencement Exercises will be held on the Whitehall High School football field, with the Varsity Gym reserved in case of inclement weather. A...

 

Wait....These Kids are Graduating High School??

I’ve lived in Whitehall for 22 years now - which means I have seen nearly all of the graduating class of 2021 grow up in one way or another. And man, does that make me feel old. In 2008 when I worked for the Whitehall Ledger, I interviewed the kind...

 

Dear Editor: Fear

Dear Editor, The most recent furor from the East has many of us scratching our heads . . . I mean, filling trash bags with gasoline, if you can believe it! What could possibly motivate someone to do something like that?! I mean, how much sense does i...

 
 By Bob Sims    Opinion    May 19, 2021

Dear Editor: Jefferson County Needs to Rethink Stimulus

Dear Editor, Jefferson County expects to get $2.4 million as part of the Covid-19 federal government spending program. Our County Commission is developing a plan on how to spend these monies. Their efforts, to date, appear to require some serious,...

 
 By Robert Lack    Opinion    May 19, 2021

Dear Editor: Horseman - Stop Stimulus Program?

Dear Editor, Another one from the Horseman: I sure would like to know who the person or person are who are trying to convince our Governor to suspend the stimulus program on June 27th. This whole thing is a scheme to force people to work for cheap...

 
 By Kristine Erinn    News    May 19, 2021

Name to a Face: Diane Larsen - Kid/Teacher Wrangler

Editor's Note: This year the Whitehall School District is losing several well-known and loved staff. For the next few weeks the Name to a Face column will be dedicated to those who will no longer be...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    May 19, 2021

Dear Jo: 5/19/2021

Dear Jo, I recently became a grandmother for the first time. My daughter-in-law does not believe in circumcision. I have known many men who have suffered later in life because they were not circumcised. Can I step in and let them know how strongly I...

 
 By Bethel Wagner    News    May 19, 2021

Farmers' Market Opens June 12th

The Whitehall Farmers’ Market & Open Air Street Market is set to open on Saturday, June 12th. The market will run every Saturday through October, weather permitting. Market hours are 9 A.M. - 1 P.M. with vendor set up at 8 A.M. Those interested in...

 
 By Bill Lanes    Opinion    May 19, 2021

Connecting Point: The Cure for Racism

Does a day go by without news that America is a racist country? Isn’t it one of the most divisive matters of modern America? Media outlets are complicit, and they fan the flames, while at the same time chiming in “Racism has to stop.” The...

 

Elliott Jeffrey Sherwin, 4

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of our beloved Elliott. Elliott Jeffrey Sherwin, age 4, died on May 9, 2021 in Whitehall, Montana. Elliott was born December 8, 2016 to Emily Ann...

 

Whitehall Memorial Day Service Ceremony

The Whitehall American Legion Post #24 and the Ralph Sullender Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4603 will have a Memorial Day service in the veteran’s area of the Whitehall cemetery at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 31, 2021. The ceremony this year will...

 

A Brief History of Memorial Day

Every year, on the last Monday in May, Americans observe Memorial Day. Originally called “Decoration Day,” Memorial Day is a holiday to commemorate those who died in battle while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. Historians traced the origin of...

 

Enrollment Open for American Legion Boys State in MT

Now in its 73rd year, The American Legion Boys State program is accepting applications for 2021. Boys State will be held June 6th- 11th, in Helena. The American Legion Boys State is a unique summertime educational program for boys entering their...

 

Between the Stacks: 5/19/2021

We have begun the countdown to Summer Reading! The program begins June 7th and continues until July 31st. It is for all ages and there are prizes, special programs, new books to read, and more. The theme this year is “Tails and Tales” so there...

 

Ledger: Looking Back 25 Years - 5/16/1996

MAY 16, 1996: The history it represents took 100 years to create, but the Whitehall Centennial Quilt took only about a decade. While that may seem like a long time to make one quilt, the reason for the delay is apparent from the intricacy of the...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 5/9/2021

MAY 9, 2021 10:13 Animal 11:52 911 Hang Up: I-90 14:45 Traffic Stop: Kountz Rd 16:26 Animal: E FIRST ST 16:59 911 Hang up: N Whitehall St 17:50 Medical: Cedar Crest Rd 20:00 911 Misdial: N Whitehall St 21:03 Traffic Hazard: Bluebird Ln MAY 10, 2021...

 

Drawing Results Now Available

The drawings for moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goat and bison licenses are complete. With the new online application process, FWP can complete the drawing much faster than in years past. There are a few ways to get your drawing results. Visit...

 

Joint Statement of Livestock Organizations Regarding Market Concerns

On Monday, May 10, 2021, member leaders of American Farm Bureau Federation, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National Farmers Union, R-CALF USA, and the United States Cattlemen’s Association met in Phoenix, Arizona. These groups convened...

 

Whitehall TV Channel 49.1: Week of May 20

THURSDAY, MAY 20 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 “HOME” FRIDAY, MAY 21 8:00PM PBS NewsHour 9:00PM...

 

Rebuilding Small Businesses: Volunteers Wanted

Are you a successful corporate executive with deep business knowledge? Or a social media maven who guided a corporate brand to big time success? Maybe, you’re a public speaker and trainer that can inspire small business owners to climb to new...

 

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to Montana Small Businesses

Small nonfarm businesses in eight Montana counties are now eligible to apply for low interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West....

 

Help is Available for Energy Emergencies

Are you or someone you know struggling to catch up on your home energy bill from last winter? There might be help available. While it has been frustrating at times throughout COVID to work through the process of applying for help, Energy Share and...

 

Daines Leads Hearing on MT Mental Health, Addiction Challenges

As the top Republican on the U.S. Senate Finance Subcommittee on Heath Care, Senator Steve Daines, on Wednesday, May 12th, led a hearing on improving mental health and addiction services in our communities, where he highlighted the impact of the...

 

Gianforte Signs Pro-Consumer Bill to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

Governor Greg Gianforte signed a pro-consumer bill to bring transparency and accountability to pharmacy benefit managers (PBM) and help reduce the costs of prescription drugs. “A lack of transparency into PBMs’ practices has long contributed to...

 

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