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Articles from the June 1, 2022 edition

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 By JOHN KREIS    Government    June 1, 2022

Black Tie & Blue Jeans Grants Available

After one of the most successful Black Tie and Blue Jeans events perhaps ever held, the Whitehall Chamber is pleased to announce one part of the event’s objectives. The event has always had two main objectives: the first is to acquire funds for...

 

Thought Provokers: 6/1/2022

Garbage collectors probably constantly help cover crimes without knowing it. Toothpaste is the only detergent that we care about its taste. Water is not often thought of as being a chemical. The world is actually a simulator and nearsighted people...

 

Dear Editor: We Have Forgotten Who We are As a People

Dear Editor, I apologize beforehand for the relative touchiness of the subject at hand. However, here we go again! The most recent school shooting has anti-gun, or at least stricter gun law advocates, in an uproar. I realize we’ve been here...

 
 By SANDRA KING    Opinion    June 1, 2022

Dear Editor: Speak Up Citizens of Whitehall

Dear Editor, I went to Whitehall’s Jefferson County Candidate’s meeting on 5/26/2022. It was my first time attending a town meeting. I had many questions, regarding the candidates but was mostly concerned about how monies were and are spent! I...

 
 By ARCYLLE SHAW    Opinion    June 1, 2022

Dear Editor: Polling Place for Jefferson Island Precinct #15

Dear Editor, The Madison County, Jefferson Island Precinct #15 polling place is the Cardwell Pavilion next to Kipp and Dawn Huckaba’s home on Highway 2 East. Registered voters can vote there between the hours of 12 noon and 8 PM. Only those who...

 
 By JIM BUTERBAUGH    Opinion    June 1, 2022

Dear Editor: Mental Health

Dear Editor, Commissioner Bob Mullen is a wealth of information when it comes to mental health. He worked for the State for 15 years at the Addiction and Mental Health Department. He has helped to bring mental health training to county employees. I...

 
 By JIM BUTERBAUGH    Opinion    June 1, 2022

Guest Editorial: Memorial Day Freedoms

Coming from a family which has been involved in every war from World War 1 to Vietnam, holidays honoring our military and civilian personnel during wartime past and present have always had a special place in my mind and heart. But none more than...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    June 1, 2022

Go Ask Jo: 6/1/2022

Dear Jo, Ugh! My sister is so protective of all of her things! She literally hates it when I snag a couple of pieces of popcorn! You are not allowed to touch her cards during a game and don’t even dream of taking a drink of anything that is hers!...

 
 By BETHEL WAGNER    News    June 1, 2022

Mental Health Class Set for June 7

Sage Wellness Center will present a class on Mental Health Through Energy-Based Modalities on Tuesday, June 7th at 6:30 p.m. The class will be held at The Education Station, 7 W. Legion. In this powerful class we will share: • Common underlying...

 

Culpepper & Merriweather Circus in Whitehall June 23

For 32 weeks of the year, Culpepper & Merriweather circus brings an action-packed 90-minute show to over 200 towns in 17 different states! C&M Circus specializes in affordable, family-friendly...

 
 By BILL LANES    Opinion    June 1, 2022

Connecting Point: A Hearse Towing a U-Haul

“Naked a man comes from his mother’s womb, and as he comes, so he departs,” Ecclesiastes 5:15. Throughout history our common heritage shares these two most common experiences: birth and death. Modern medical advances have allowed for some...

 

Mildred Ann Wucetich Bausch, 86

Mildred Ann Wucetich Bausch was born on March 14, 1936. She flew with the angels on May 22, 2022. Mildred was the eldest child born to Tom and Lillie Wucetich, her brother Joe Wucetich preceded her... Full story

 
 By MARTA VARELA    Community    June 1, 2022

Cottage Industries - Montana Style: Jade Benjamin's Handquilted Happiness

Handquilted Happiness is the perfect name for Jade Benjamin's home-based business. Now 18, she started sewing at age 11, hasn't stopped since, and has no plans to do so. With her bowl cozies, purses...

 

Free Summer Movie Series Begins June 8

Gold Junction Presents... is excited to announce the Family Adventure film series, as well as the Western Classics series. Both series are free to the public, though donations to the organization for future events are appreciated. The Family Adventur...

 

Community Center Updates on the Way!

Whitehall Country Store workers Janet Davis, Laurie Dorvall, and Terri Johnson present Rich Shepard a check for $15,000. The funds will be used to complete the walls and ceiling on the north side of...

 

Between the Stacks: 6/1/2022

I cannot believe the Summer Reading program is beginning next Monday, June 6. Everyone is welcome to come and sign up for this great time of programs, pirates, crafts, science, speakers, puppets, magic, and more. The theme this year is “Oceans of...

 
 By STATEPOINT    Community    June 1, 2022

Fun Activities for Kids Who Love Dinosaurs

Have a little dinosaur enthusiast in your life? If you’re looking for new and creative ways to keep your little one entertained, try these fun dino-themed activities: • Make dino treats: Use a dinosaur cookie cutter set to bake cookies into...

 

CWD Research, Management Bill Introduced in Senate

Backcountry Hunters & Anglers applauded bipartisan legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate today that would address the growing problem of chronic wasting disease in wild cervid populations. Sens. John Hoeven (R-ND) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) intro...

 
 By RITA BROWN    Community    June 1, 2022

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 5/28/1997

May 28, 1997 A six-member jury listened to 13 witnesses during six hours of testimony and then split the verdict in the Perry Jones trial in District Court in Boulder. The jury rendered a verdict of not guilty to the charge of resisting arrest and gu...

 

Creating Fiction From History: 6/1/2022

Andree de Villiers, of Basque ancestry, was a relative newcomer to this strange new world. She had emerged into the old world of the Biscay region of France, to be exact, in the mountain village of...

 

Cousin Cleavon's Redneck Cooking: Him a Layin' Rabbit

I can hear the questions right now, "what is Himalayan Rabbit?" Well, it`s not a rabbit imported from the high mountains of Tibet, or even one covered in the $80-per-gram salt my wife said would impro...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 5/22/2022

SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2022 00:57:33 Medical: E First St 07:52:05 Medical: Skyline Dr 09:38:11 Traffic Stop: W Legion St 10:05:25 Traffic Stop: W Legion St 13:17:45 Noise: Sunset Dr 14:15:50 Traffic Stop: W Legion St 14:37:01 Death: Whitetail Rd 17:46:00...

 

Horoscopes: Week of 6/1/2022

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Owning real estate has been a wise investment lately, Aries. Your home may have increased in value. Now could be an opportunity to sell and reap the profits. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 You want to advance your relationship, Taurus. The...

 

Op-Ed: The Importance of Water in Development

Imagine if you will, a lone figure trudging through a barren desert landscape with nothing but miles and miles of seemingly endless seas of sand to keep them company. Obviously, of primary importance to that person would be finding WATER and finding...

 

MONTANA PARK OF THE WEEK: Clark's Lookout State Park

Stand where William Clark stood in 1805, and imagine the scenery when the Lewis and Clark Expedition passed through this area. Established December 23, 1985, Clark's Lookout is set along the historic...

 

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