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Articles from the June 1, 2022 edition


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  • Black Tie & Blue Jeans Grants Available

    JOHN KREIS, Whitehall Chamber and JVCF|Jun 1, 2022

    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 community-wide enrichment events such as Frontier Days, the Fall Festival, the Christmas Stroll, and the Easter Egg Hunt. The second is to provide funds for grants that in conjunction with the Jefferson Valley Community Foundation will be available to area non-profit organizations to enhance their s...

  • Thought Provokers: 6/1/2022

    Jun 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 are low spec users with upscaling turned on. People can be more raw, honest, and vulnerable with strangers on the internet. Buzz Lightyear could potentially be a very strong character with his ability to go beyond infinity. We only match our clothes in the visible light spectrum, to other animals we...

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

    CHARLES HADDON SHANK|Jun 1, 2022

    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 before, but guns are not the issue. History tells us stricter regulations or just outright gun bans simply make the average citizen easier prey for those who would unrighteously try to control us. No, the issue, the problem, if you will, is human nature! Society in general plays a part in this drama as w...

  • Dear Editor: Speak Up Citizens of Whitehall

    SANDRA KING|Jun 1, 2022

    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 can’t say I got satisfactory answers. I have a right as a citizen of this wonderful town to voice my concerns! We said the Pledge of Allegiance and believe that to be an excellent way to start a very important meeting. I was and am proud to be an American! As a member of this community, I believe we sh...

  • Dear Editor: Polling Place for Jefferson Island Precinct #15

    ARCYLLE SHAW|Jun 1, 2022

    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 requested an absentee ballot received their ballot in the mail. The “all mail” balloting two years ago has caused some confusion, so if you did not ask for nor receive an absentee ballot, you must vote in person. Call the Clerk and Recorder’s Office in Virginia City at 406-843-4270 if you have questio...

  • Dear Editor: Mental Health

    JIM BUTERBAUGH|Jun 1, 2022

    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 sat with him to see what was going on in mental healthcare at the county level. The State has started the Regional Community Mental Health Centers. So far, they are in Great Falls, Missoula, Billings, and Miles City with plans to expand. The Montana Association of Counties offers health and human...

  • Guest Editorial: Memorial Day Freedoms

    JIM BUTERBAUGH|Jun 1, 2022

    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 Memorial Day. It has been my honor for the past few years to stand with my fellow Whitehall area Veterans within the American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard, at funerals and functions. This year as we stood on a windy, rainy, cold Monday, in line behind the graves of the fallen, my...

  • Go Ask Jo: 6/1/2022

    Jo|Jun 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! I, on the other hand, have very few protective instincts. It can cause some issues. How do I get my sister to relax her boundaries just a hair? Signed, Loves Sharing Dear Sharing, Leave your sister’s stuff alone! If I was her, I would have to give you a good butt-kicking! Signed, Jo ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dea...

  • Mental Health Class Set for June 7

    BETHEL WAGNER, Sage Wellness Center|Jun 1, 2022

    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 causes of mental and emotional issues like anxiety, depression, mood imbalances, and ADD/ADHD. • Energy-based modalities that are shown to rebalance the nervous system, reduce stress, improve moods, and increase focus. • Simple practices you can learn and use at home to promote optimal mental and emoti...

  • Culpepper & Merriweather Circus in Whitehall June 23

    Jun 1, 2022

    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 entertainment. Our show is truly enjoyable for children of all ages! Bring the toddlers, kids, teenagers, AND Grandparents! The circus, brought to you by the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce and the Jefferson County Events Office, will be at the Whitehall recreation complex Thursday, June 23 with showings at...

  • Connecting Point: A Hearse Towing a U-Haul

    BILL LANES|Jun 1, 2022

    “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 changes in regard to fertilization and conception, but a woman’s womb is still the standard home for a baby up to the point of childbirth. Now some would argue that we seldom experience death “naked,” but their argument is empty. Solomon’s point is fundamentally true; we are born with nothing and take noth...

  • Mildred Ann Wucetich Bausch, 86

    Jun 1, 2022

    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 in death. Her younger sister MaryLynn (Sis) Smith still resides in Spokane, Washington. Mildred married Otto Bausch Jr. when she was just 17; they spent 68 years together until his passing on October 18, 2021. Through this union, they were blessed with three children: Mike (Cathy) Bausch, Lori... Full story

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

    MARTA VARELA, Whitehall Ledger|Jun 1, 2022

    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 and quilts, she loves creating useful items that exist and bring happiness. Growing up in the Kalispell area, Jade was looking for a hobby so she and her dad Bruce Benjamin went into the Quilt Gallery on a whim. Not only did she find a, so-far, life hobby, but Jade learned how to sew and ended up...

  • Free Summer Movie Series Begins June 8

    Jun 1, 2022

    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 Adventure series will show a film each Wednesday, June 8 through July 27 at 1 PM. This series includes Sing (June 8), The Lego Movie (June 15), The Land Before Time (June 22), The Muppet Movie (June 29), Space Jam (July 6), Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone (July 13), Balto (July 20) and Batman: Mask of t...

  • Community Center Updates on the Way!

    Jun 1, 2022

    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 the Whitehall Community Center. Shepherd accepted the check on behalf of the Whitehall Veterans and American Legion. Shepard said the Community Center is seeking another $20,000 from outside sources to complete the floors in the building. If you are interested in donating, please email...

  • Between the Stacks: 6/1/2022

    JEANNIE FERRISS, Whitehall Community Library|Jun 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 Possibilities” and I love the thought of spending the summer on the high seas. Anyone may sign up during regular library hours and the fun lasts until July 29. We have finalized all of the arrangements for Summer Feeding. Meals will begin on June 13 instead of June 6 as we have partnered with Act...

  • Fun Activities for Kids Who Love Dinosaurs

    STATEPOINT|Jun 1, 2022

    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 different prehistoric shapes, like brontosauruses, pterodactyls and velociraptors. This can be a fun way to let kids show off their knowledge by identifying the different types of dinosaurs and listing fun facts about each one. They can even decorate the cookies to add realistic details. • Infuse dino fun i...

  • CWD Research, Management Bill Introduced in Senate

    KATIE MCKALIP, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers|Jun 1, 2022

    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) introduced the Chronic Wasting Disease Research and Management Act, a Senate companion to legislation passed by the House of Representatives last December with an overwhelming 393-33 vote. Original cosponsors of the Senate bill include Sens. Jon Tester (D-MT), Steve Daines (R-MT), Tina Smith (D-MN), Amy...

  • Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 5/28/1997

    RITA BROWN, Whitehall Ledger|Jun 1, 2022

    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 guilty to the charge of disorderly conduct. Both charges were misdemeanors. Judge Dennis Giulio imposed a fine of $100, a ten-day suspended jail sentence and half of the court costs. The charges stemmed from a January 3, 1997 altercation between Jones and Topper Giono, Whitehall town marshal, during a...

  • Creating Fiction From History: 6/1/2022

    CHARLES HADDON SHANK|Jun 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 Oloron-Sainte-Marie, on September the 13th of the year 1874. Her parents, Eneko and Amala, had passed away, respectively, when Andree was 2 and 5 years of age. Born Andree Garcia, our heroine was adopted by a fairly wealthy couple living in a quiet little chateau on the outskirts of Paris soon...

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

    COUSIN CLEAVON|Jun 1, 2022

    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 improve the taste (but did nothing for me). It is him a layin` on the road rabbit. I found that the best rabbit I have ever had is one that has been run over many times with a car. It helps to tenderize the meat to the point it just falls off the bone, but too many semis over-tenderize them. The best Him...

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

    Jefferson County Sheriff|Jun 1, 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 Traffic Stop: N Whitehall St 18:52:29 Traffic Stop 20:42:17 Traffic Hazard: I-90 20:48:12 Traffic Stop: I-90 21:06:55 Motorist Assist: I-90 21:51:37 Traffic Stop: N Whitehall St MONDAY, MAY 23, 2022 01:24:42 911 Misdial: Piedmont Rd 05:40:03 Medical: Whitetail Rd 06:41:28 Animal: Cottonwood Rd...

  • Horoscopes: Week of 6/1/2022

    Jun 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 best way to do that is to have some serious conversations with your romantic partner. Discuss everything. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 Rework your budget, Gemini. You likely have some home renovations that you want to tackle over the next few weeks, and now is as good a time as any to get started. CANCER...

  • Op-Ed: The Importance of Water in Development

    CHARLES HADDON SHANK|Jun 1, 2022

    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 it FAST! The importance of water to the continuation of human life cannot be downplayed. Water is most important to all of life, from the lowliest seedling to the greatest land mammal. This is not so much a response to Rebecca Lawton’s piece from last week’s (May 25, 2022) Ledger as it is eng...

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

    Jun 1, 2022

    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 Lewis and Clark trail. On August 13, 1805, Lewis & Clark and the Corps of Discovery found what is now Clark's Lookout State Park. Having traveled from the headwaters of the Missouri River up Jefferson River to continue their search for a passage to the Pacific Ocean, they found an incredible view in...

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