The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Articles from the June 23, 2021 edition

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Burglaries Plague Whitehall; Sheriff Asks Residents to Be Vigilant

In this day of social media, we hear about local crimes via Facebook before we ever see the police report in the paper. But that doesn't mean that our local sheriff's department isn't in the know. In...

 

Gun Show, Community Garage Sale and More!

This weekend is looking to be one of the busiest yet, with Whitehall Gun Show, the Whitehall Community Garage Sale, Beats & Eats on Saturday, and Ladies Day Out at the Star Theatre on Sunday. With all the fun in town, there’s no reason to venture...

 

Ledger Beginning 'Ladies Day Out' This Sunday

What’s better than a movie in air conditioning on a hot summer’s day? How about enjoying a refreshing drink and meeting new people right before, then enjoying that movie together? That’s exactly what the Ledger is going for! The Ledger is...

 

Update on Radar Signs for Legion & Whitehall Streets

A few months ago, the Whitehall Ledger started fundraising for four radar signs to go along east/west Legion Avenue and north/south Whitehall Street. The Whitehall Ledger is excited to announce that several great individuals have come forward and...

 

Dear Editor: When did we stop doing the right thing?

Dear Editor, Just an opinion. Justice and grace...So when did we stop doing the right thing? Flash back to Kindergarten when we were all the very best of friends. We were taught to be kind, to respect each other’s space, to share and to value our...

 

Dear Editor: Fields of Joy Moldova

Dear Editor, Roger, Kelley, and I want to thank you for the article you published in the paper. I am sending them a copy of the paper, but meanwhile, I scanned the pages and sent to her for an open house she was having for Fields of Joy. It was an...

 
 By Gwen Quesnell    Opinion    June 23, 2021

Dear Editor: Veteran's Memorial Park

Dear Editor, I have a favor to ask. There is a Veteran’s Memorial in Legion Park that is straight across from the Ledger Office and KBar Restuarant. Two large stones that note veteran’s of the 1st World War and others. Many residents haven’t...

 
 By Susan Stout    Opinion    June 23, 2021

Dear Editor: Best Laugh

Dear Editor, You gave me my best laugh of the day when I read your refrigerator article. It was twice as funny to me because I had recently tired of my German shepherd chasing her food bowl all around the kitchen and beyond. I carefully searched and...

 

Name to a Face: Joey Grisafe

Joey Grisafe may have been born in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, but he is a Montana boy at heart. The second oldest of ten children, Joey's family values have transferred with him to Whitehall. Joey's love...

 

Go Ask Jo: 6/23/2021

Dear Jo, I have a friend who flatulates…..like, A LOT! Now normal flatulation is, well, normal, right? But this person can pass gas on a dime, and does WAY more than is normal! And the smell. Good grief if a skunk were to spray you directly in the...

 
 By Sue Kerver    Government    June 23, 2021

USDA Launches Grant Program to Help Expand Regional Economies and Create High-Wage Jobs in Distressed Rural Communities

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Rural Business-Cooperative Service Administrator Karama Neal unveiled a new grant program to help rural communities create good-paying jobs and support new business opportunities in...

 
 By Holly Harper    News    June 23, 2021

Locals Complete Accelerated EMT Course

The Spring Accelerated EMT course ran from April 6-June 6, and was held in a combination format of online and in-person instruction. The course was hosted by Jefferson Valley Emergency Medicine &...

 

Chamber Corner: Get Involved 6/23/2021

MURAL UPDATE: The Golden Sunlight Mine has generously offered to donate the paint needed to restore/update the Whitehall murals. A volunteer list is being compiled as well. If you are interested in assisting with the restoration or have ideas,...

 
 By Bill Lanes    Opinion    June 23, 2021

Connecting Point: Journey of Leadership

John Maxwell, well known author and book seller, said “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” He also observed “Development is a lifetime journey, not a quick trip.” Two key factors play a major role in the...

 

Donald Jenkins, 91

Donald Jenkins, 91, died June 11, 2021, in Littleton, Colorado from complications of cardiac disease. Born in Three Forks, MT on August 10, 1929, he was the sixth child of Homer Harrison and Ida Ruth...

 

Reister Receives National Weather Service Award

Leroy Reister was presented with a 10 Year Length of Service Award from the National Weather Service (NWS) office in Great Falls (GTF), MT. Leroy takes care of an automated precipitation gauge that...

 

BLM Puts Fire Restrictions on North Hills Near Helena

With record-breaking heat and dry fuels conditions keeping firefighters nervously eyeing the horizon for smoke plumes, the North Hills near Helena are particularly vulnerable to the smallest spark. The area is still reeling from the 2019 fire which...

 

Madison Theatre in Ennis to Host International Fly Fishing Film Fest

The International Fly Fishing Film Festival, coming to the Madison Theater in Ennis on July 2 and 3, features 10 films, 6- to 16-minutes in length, from all corners of the globe showcasing the passion, lifestyle, and culture of fly fishing. Madison...

 

Between the Stacks: 6/23/2021

I love preschoolers, they get right to the point! Last week we had PBS here for a special program and their media person came along to do an on-camera interview about the library and its partnership...

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: June 20, 1996

JUNE 20, 1996 Stopping traffic is what utility workers did when they reached the Pipestone Creek Bridge just east of Whitehall. The job foreman said they are installing 17 miles of fiber optic line from the U.S. West building in Whitehall to the...

 

NFPA Warns Swimmers and Boaters About the Dangers of Electric Shock Drowning in Pools and at Marinas

With the arrival of summer and the July 4th holiday weekend just around the corner, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is reminding people about potential electrical hazards that exist...

 

Antonioli Named to Carroll College Dean's List

Nathaniel “Zeb” Antonioli was named to Carroll College’s Dean’s List for the Spring 2021 semester. This appointment is a significant accomplishment, as this designation requires a grade point average of 3.50 or higher on a 4.0 scale for a...

 

Seven of Montana's Spellbinding Stone Structures

The Continental Divide runs through Montana, separating the mountains and glaciers on the west from rolling plains to the east. Much of the state is built on a bed of rock that dates back more than a...

 

Sign-up Open for Surplus Drawing Licenses & Permits

Hunters interested in purchasing licenses or permits left over from the special license and permit drawing can do so from June 21 through July 21. This new process for the sale of surplus licenses began in 2020 in response to issues in years past. Th...

 

Registration Open for In-Person Hunter, Bowhunter Education Courses in Helena

In-person hunter and bowhunter education courses for the Helena area are posted and open for registration. Courses in other areas of the state will be announced soon. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has reopened its in-person hunter and bowhunter...

 

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