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Articles from the May 26, 2021 edition

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 By Elizabeth Pullman    News    May 26, 2021

Congratulations Class of 2021! Over $100K in Scholarships Awarded

The Whitehall High School Class of 2021 graduated with all the pomp and circumstance they deserved on Sunday, May 23, 2021. In front of a full auditorium audience the 40 seniors made their way to...

 
 By Elizabeth Pullman    News    May 26, 2021

American Rescue Plan Act Meeting June 2nd: What You Need to Know

At the second meeting of the ARPA Act on Thursday, May 20th in Boulder, County Commissioners Leonard Wortman and Cory Kirsch, as well as Jefferson Local Development Corporation members Tom... Full story

 

Transparency in All Aspects of Life

I rarely get upset about politics to the point that I am vocal about them. I usually just don’t see the point because my little voice has most likely already been echoed by many others on the same topic. But last Thursday at the ARPA meeting in Bou...

 

Dear Editor: Deserved or Undeserved

Dear Editor, It’s no big secret; I, along with quite a few others in this part of the country, to say nothing of a growing number around this ‘great’ nation, make a living, to put it rather crudely, ‘sucking off the government tit’. Quite...

 
 By Robert Lack    Opinion    May 26, 2021

Dear Editor: From the Horseman

Dear Editor, Some more insight from the Horseman. Last week I received a letter from Montana Department of Revenue billing me for my livestock per capita fee on my horses, due May 31, 2021. They did not seem to have record that I paid it in...

 

Name to a Face: Kerry Sacry: Math Teach Extraordinaire

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 26, 2021

Dear Jo: 5/26/2021

Dear Jo, How can you tell if someone is really sorry? I feel like people say “I’m sorry” because they believe it will make me feel better or ease a tense situation, not because they genuinely are sorry. Signed, Sick of sorry Dear Sick, You are...

 
 By barb Reiter    Community    May 26, 2021

Buckle Up For Everyone's Safety this Memorial Day

The Memorial weekend kicks off the busy summer travel season when many Montanans hit the road for vacation, celebrations, and recreation. Memorial weekend also marks the start of the deadliest time...

 

She's Helped So Many....Can You Help Her?

Sometimes the people who make the greatest impact on our lives don't live in the same community as us. We may not see them day in and day out, but their presence in our lives is felt every minute of...

 
 By Bill Lanes    Community    May 26, 2021

Connecting Point: Wounded & Weary

Some subjects are easy to address while others are very difficult. This is today’s case. Abuse of any nature whether physical, emotional or sexual is extremely traumatic and sinful. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1 i...

 

David C. Rankin

David C. Rankin passed away on May 17, 2021 following a long battle with stage 4 lung cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Doris Connolly Rankin. He is survived by his wife...

 

Huguette Roberte Coghlan

Huguette Roberte (Fauveau) Coghlan died on May 17, 2021. She was at peace and ready to meet the Lord. She was born in Courbevoie, a small town near Paris, the daughter of Robert Louis Fauveau and...

 

Between the Stacks: 5/26/2021

Congratulations to A. J. Latta, winner of the Friends of the Library logo contest. He was awarded the $100 first prize. His logo, which features the Whitehall mountain landscape, will be on just...

 
 By Pam Hanna RN    Community    May 26, 2021

JeffCo Health Department Update: 5/26/2021

Children have played an important role in my personal and professional life. Children bring joy and energy to life. As a child, I wanted to grow up to be a mother or a nurse. I have had the fortune of becoming both. As an adult, I recognize the best...

 
 By Arlene Weber    Community    May 26, 2021

Our Town 100 Years Ago: May 1921 Part 2

May 1921 Part 2 The following are taken as written from May 1895 editions of the Whitehall Zephyr SCHOOL BONDS: Saturday, May 25th, one week from tomorrow, an election will be held for the purpose of...

 

Ledger: Looking Back 25 Years - May 23, 1996

MAY 23, 1996 Memories of the Whitehall area will come alive Saturday when the Jefferson Valley Museum holds its official opening ceremony and begins operations for its first year ever. The museum, many years in the creation with a great deal of local...

 
 By Arlene Weber    Community    May 26, 2021

Jefferson Valley Museum Opens for the Season on May 29

The Jefferson Valley Museum will open for its 26th season on Saturday, May 29th with the museum open Noon to 4:00 PM, Tuesday through Sunday with Monday openings on Memorial Day and Labor Day. The season ends on September 15th. The museum volunteers...

 

Jefferson Valley Rural Fire District awarded Rural Community Grant from Northwest Farm Credit Services

Northwest Farm Credit Services is proud to award Jefferson Valley Rural Fire District a $2,000 Rural Community Grant. "Thank you, Northwest Farm Credit Services, for the $2000 grant. It will be used...

 

WHS Students French and Ellison Place in Junior/Senior Divisions of "Keep Montana Green" Art Contest

Gavin French was awarded 1st place in the junior division (7-9th grade) for his outstanding pencil drawing in the Keep Montana Green Calendar Art Contest. Gavin completed this drawings using only a...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 5/16/2021

MAY 16, 2021 00:24 Suspicious: N Jefferson St 07:34 Traffic Stop 08:22 Welfare Check: W 2nd St 10:23 Motor Vehicle 11:22 911 Open Line: Skyline Dr 12:04 Animal 12:39 Burglary: Hwy 2 W 14:30 Stranded Motorist: I-90 17:22 Reckless Driver 18:24 Traffic...

 
 By Terry Minow    Community    May 26, 2021

Congress Should Stop Rewarding Pharma With Tax Breaks for Gouging Patients

Love them or hate them, most Americans pay their fair share of taxes into the government’s coffers as a basic duty. In return, we get roads, schools, law enforcement, health services, clean air and water and other public goods that benefit...

 

FWP Dedicated to Protecting Montana's Waterways

Memorial Weekend is the unofficial start to summer in Montana and as boaters venture out to our rivers and lakes, please keep in mind the rules aimed at protecting our waters and preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species. • All boats must...

 

Gianforte Announces Commissions to Distribute ARPA Funds

Governor Greg Gianforte announced four commissions to provide recommendations for allocating federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act. The commissions – focusing on infrastructure, communications, economic stabilization/workforce, and...

 

USDA to Begin Loan Payments to Socially Disadvantaged Borrowers under American Rescue Plan Act Section 1005

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (FSA) published the first notice of funding availability (NOFA) (PDF, 242 KB) announcing loan payments for eligible borrowers with qualifying direct farm loans under the American Rescue Plan Act...

 

Whitehall TV Channel 49.1: Week of 5/26/2021

THURSDAY, MAY 27 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 & COMPANY 10:00PM THE TENTH INNING PT 1 12:00AM AMANPOUR & COMPANY FRIDAY, MAY 28 5:00PM...

 

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