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Articles from the June 16, 2021 edition

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Ambulance District, Public Safety Mill Levy To Be Included on Next Ballot

A much debated topic - the exclusion of the Town of Whitehall from the Jefferson Valley Rural Ambulance District (JVRAD) - will have a chance to be voted upon on the next ballot, according to Town Councilor’s decision at Monday’s June Town...

 

Pool is Ready for the Summer Season; Triathlon Registrations Due by Friday

The Whitehall Community Swimming Pool opened Tuesday, June 15th just in time for what could quite possibly be the hottest week Whitehall has seen in a long time. Lifeguards completed their training...

 

It's the Little Things...Literally

I found out that I would 100% become the owner of The Whitehall Ledger right around December last year. Because of this, my family wanted to focus my Christmas presents around things I would...

 

Why Doesn't Anybody Really Care Anymore?

Dear Editor, Okay, this may come off as a bit of a rant & maybe it is, but I’m not mad at anybody in particular. Hell, I’m really not even mad, just sad! The lack of empathy in the overwhelming majority of human beings saddens me. Yes, it does pi...

 
 By John Leyzorek    Opinion    June 16, 2021

Dear Editor: Thanks for Balanced Article

Dear Editor, THANKS to Elizabeth Pullman for an excellent, balanced article on Steve Wagner and Jim Buterbaugh’s project. John Leyzorek Marlinton, West Virginia...

 

Name to a Face: Julie Kieckbusch - A Fan Favorite

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    June 16, 2021

Go Ask Jo: 6/16/2021

Dear Jo, I am a procrastinator, really. I put off anything I can until the last moment. I pick up the mail, put the bills under my fruit bowl and carry on. I see my prescription bottles emptying, know I should call, and still put off filling it...

 
 By Bill Lanes    Calendar    June 16, 2021

Connecting Point: Exemplary Men

This weekend we like to celebrate fatherhood. It’s time to crank up the BBQ, get out into nature, and spend some leisure time together. The history of Father’s Day is directly tied to a West Virginia church which commemorated the death of 362...

 

Don't Miss Liberty Place Concert This Thursday

Liberty Place residents will present "Lights On IV: Soldier On" Thursday, June 17. An art exhibition, made possible by a grant from the Montana Arts Council, will be held at Borden's before the show...

 

JeffCo Health Board Update: 6/16/2021

This week we pay tribute to the fathers, grandfathers and men who step up and make a difference in our lives. June is also observed as Men’s Health Month. So how healthy is that important man in your life? When was the last time he had a physical...

 
 By Renee Duff    News    June 16, 2021

Record-Smashing Heat Wave to Send Temps Even Higher

This week we pay tribute to the fathers, grandfathers and men who step up and make a difference in our lives. June is also observed as Men's Health Month. So how healthy is that important man in your...

 

Flynn Graduates from Dickinson State University

Hunter Flynn of Whitehall, MT, graduated from Dickinson State University (DSU) in spring 2021. Flynn majored in Exercise Science and minored in leadership studies through the Theodore Roosevelt...

 

Oliverson Named to Northern State University Dean's List

Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D., has released the dean’s list for the spring 2021 semester. Kailee Oliverson, of Cardwell, MT, has made the Northern State University’s Dean’s List and is studying nursing. She is the daughter of...

 

Between the Stacks: 6/16/2021

Summer is a great time for hiking in Montana and this month we continue our hiking series with Vaia Errett on Wednesday, June 16th at 6:30 p.m. She will be sharing her hiking adventures around...

 

Jefferson Valley Sportsman's Association Teams Up with BLM to Control Weeds

On June 12 Jefferson Valley Sportsman's Association (JVSA) and two employees of the Butte Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) sprayed noxious weeds in the southern portion of the Bull...

 

Our Town 100+ Years Ago: June 7, 1895

The following is taken from the June 7, 1895 Whitehall Zephyr as it was written. The accompanying ad is also from that edition of the paper. BOULDER JOTTINGS. The rains of the last few days were just...

 

Ledger: Looking Back 25 Years - 6/13/1996

It’s finally summer in the valleys of southwest Montana, but it’s still spring or even late winter up in the mountains, the Forest Service reminds area residents. Melting snow and rain have left soils in the higher country saturated, and the...

 

Amazing Hidden Gems in Montana You Might Not Know About

With summer in full swing and COVID-19 restrictions lifting throughout the state, now is the time to journey! While a beach vacation or a big city might be what you’re looking for, consider looking in your own backyard for several nearby...

 

Loan Program Helps Montanans with Disabilities Afford Assistive Technology

Montanans with disabilities often face barriers to accessing the assistive technology that will help them live their best lives. From screen readers to wheelchair-accessible vehicles, these...

 

"Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety" for Fire Prevention Week

The National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA), the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week™ for more than 95 years, has announced “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety™” as the theme for Fire Prevention Week 2021, October 3-9. From beeps to...

 
 By Amanda Badovinac    News    June 16, 2021

A Home Away From Home - reprinted with permission from M New Magazine

If only the walls in Rod and Mary Lee James' house could talk, they would tell many stories of all the Orediggers who walked through the front door for over 40 years. The dinners, Sunday night...

 

4 Paws Rescue Fundraiser: Raffle Tickets Available

4 Paws Rescue is holding a three-part raffle to help bring in funds to complete the 4 Paws Rescue shelter, in the former Clays In Calico building in Cardwell. The first prize is a mandolin, second...

 

June is PTSD Awareness Month

June is PTSD Awareness Month. Though most often associated with veterans who experienced atrocities of war, anyone, including children and teens, can suffer with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Children typically recover quickly from stressful...

 

Whitehall TV Channel 49.1: Week of 6/17/2021

THURSDAY, JUNE 17 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 THIS OLD HOUSE 10:30PM ASK THIS OLD HOUSE 11:00PM VICTORIA & ALBERT:...

 

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Grilled Stuffed French Toast

Grillmasters insist that just about everything tastes a little better when cooked over a flame. Even though grilling often is reserved for lunch or dinner, there's something to be said about...

 

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