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Articles from the June 29, 2022 edition

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 By MARTA VARELA    News    June 29, 2022

Southwest Montana July Festival Roundup

It's time to get out the calendars and fill in the dates for the multitude of July festivals around Southwest Montana. Whether your pleasure is fireworks, rodeos, parades, delving back into Montana's...

 

Thought Provokers 6/29/2022

The fact humans have so much trouble understanding each other’s differences says that they aren’t ready for extraterrestrial contact. The ultimate proof that there are no such things as ghosts is the fact that ghosts never haunt serial...

 

MARRIED: Nick Thieme & Stevie Croisant

Nick Thieme took Stevie Croisant as his bride on June 25, 2022, at the Hardscrabble Ranch in Bozeman, Montana. The Thiemes live in Cardwell with their two dogs, Quinn and Iggy. Stevie works at...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    June 29, 2022

Go Ask Jo: 6/29/2022

Dear Jo, Have you ever listened to a song and had thoughts that you wish life could be that way? Movies make me feel the same way. I feel incredibly happy when the movie is happy, sad when the movie is sad...all the emotions. Am I naive to believe...

 
 By EMILIE FERN    Community    June 29, 2022

Montana Ranked 4th Least Affordable State

Montana ranks as the fourth least affordable state in the US, with a 2.78% difference between the average wage and cost of living in the state. The study, carried out by careers board Lensa, analysed...

 
 By RAE BRUCE    Community    June 29, 2022

This Month in Montana History: June

JUNE June 5, 1901 (121 years ago): The Montana School for the Deaf and Dumb in Boulder honors its first graduates, Lena Flesher and Blaine Hurst. At the time, the school was referred to as the...

 
 By RITA BROWN    Community    June 29, 2022

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 6/25/1997

June 25, 1997 The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway (BNSF) and Montana Rail Link (MRL) were discussing possible arrangements that would lead to MRL operating freight trains over the trackage west of Whitehall over Homestake Pass. Both BNSF...

 
 By BILL LANES    Opinion    June 29, 2022

Connecting Point: Power of Probability

Peter Stoner, philosopher and mathematician at Pasadena College a few years ago, described the probability of Jesus Christ fulfilling just 8 of those 300 Messianic prophecies are described in the Old Testament record. “Try to visualize this probabi...

 

Frances Helen (Thompson)Duncan, 88

Frances Helen (Thompson) Duncan was born December 3, 1933, in Sheridan, Montana to Richard and Kathleen (Winslow) Thompson. The family, which included younger sister Patricia, lived in Virginia City... Full story

 

Celebration of Life for Roger Siemens

Please join us on July 2, 2022, as we commemorate the Life of Roger (& Rita) Siemens. Beginning at noon, there will be a brief graveside service at the Silver Star Cemetery, followed by an afternoon of celebration and open house at their home at... Full story

 

Dalmatian Toadflax Insects Available

The Whitehall Biological Control Project of Jefferson County will be collecting Dalmatian toadflax stem boring weevils (Mecinus janthiniformis) these next few weeks. These insects effect only the...

 

Wood Bat Winners!

Gallatin Valley All Stars 11u won the Belgrade Wood Bat Tournament! Whitehall members include Tommy Edwards, Wyatt Tebay, and Tyse Wilkinson....

 

Between the Stacks: 6/29/2022

The Fourth of July is coming up on Monday of next week. This is my reminder to everyone the library will be closed that day but open regular hours the rest of the week. The Summer Feeding Program will serve Tuesday through Thursday that week as our...

 

How Do You You-Know-What in the Woods?

Poop talk makes everybody fidget and giggle uncomfortably. We like our poop to disappear. We want shiny white porcelain toilets and privacy. But how do you cope when you’re in the woods behind a tree? When I took my first course at the National...

 

Whitehall Garden Club Meeting July 6

The Whitehall Garden club will meet Wednesday, July 6 at the Vorden’s Conference Room. Social time is at 9:30 AM, the meeting at 10 AM, and our program is at 11 AM. This month we are happy to have Dr. Jack Kirkley as our guest speaker on the topic...

 
 By JANET KENNY    Community    June 29, 2022

Stay Safe in Your Summer Travels

As residents and visitors head out to explore Montana, MDT is urging travelers to remember the serious nature of driving and join the commitment to Vision Zero – zero deaths and zero serious injuries on Montana roadways. Memorial Day to Labor Day i...

 

Motorcycle Safety Tips for Summer Travel in Montana

Montana’s scenic views make it an ideal place for motorcyclists to “hit the open road” when warm weather arrives and it is important to remember that we all share Montana’s roadways and safe behaviors like observing the speed limit, staying...

 

Lane Filtering Legal in Montana

Did you know? Lane filtering for motorcycles is legal in Montana, per the passage of SB9 by the Montana State Legislature in October 2021. The new law defines lane filtering as “the act of overtaking and passing another vehicle that is stopped or...

 

Cottage Industries - Montana Style: Momma Lou's Fine Furniture

Not unlike others, Sandie Metcalf came into herself as an artist late in life, after she retired. It was then, painting on furniture in her Montana Cowgirl Ranchy style, that she attracted clients to...

 

Freedom in the West, But Not For Women

I moved to Wyoming a few years ago for its outdoor recreation, but I also liked the state’s history of championing equal rights for women. As early as 1869, it codified women’s voting rights, 50 years before the 19th Amendment did the same...

 

Goodbye Roe v. Wade: Pro-Lifers Celebrate Ruling They've Waited For

Roe v. Wade—the Supreme Court decision that mobilized generations of pro-life activists and shaped evangelicals’ political engagement for half a century—has been overturned. Millions have marched, protested, lobbied, and prayed for the end of...

 

Restrictive Voting Legislation Will Impact Millions of Rural Voters in the 2022 General Elections

Voters in rural areas across the country heavily rely on alternative ways to vote, including voting by mail and in-person early voting, and newly proposed state legislation would restrict their ability to cast a ballot, according to a new report by t...

 

Proposed Ballot Measure I-191 Receives Virtually No Signatures, Fails to Qualify for the November Ballot

Following months of widespread, bipartisan opposition, proposed Ballot Measure I-191 received virtually none of the required 30,000 signatures needed to qualify for the November ballot. Friday, June 17th was the deadline for all proposed Montana ball...

 

FWP Seeks Comment on Several Proposals for August 25 Commission Meeting

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking public comment on several proposals slated to go to the Fish and Wildlife Commission in August. Under the new commission process, FWP is taking public comment on these proposals now and will present the...

 

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Watermelon Wedge Steakhouse Salad

Steakhouse fans eagerly anticipate digging into the savory cuts of sizzling beef waiters serve up. The precursor to that portion of the meal is often a wedge salad, which offers a crisp complement to...

 

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