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Articles from the July 6, 2022 edition

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 By ELIZABETH PULLMAN    News    July 6, 2022

Public Forum for Proposed Playground July 12 at 6 PM

A public forum for a proposed playground available to all Whitehall residents and those passing through will be held Tuesday, July 12 at 6 PM at the Town Hall Chambers. The playground, spearheaded by...

 

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park to Host Hiring Event

Have you ever wanted to be a tour guide or work in caves? At Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park, you can do both. Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park is hosting a hiring event for seasonal tour guide positions on Monday, July 11. Applicants can come to...

 
 By STEVIE THIEME    News    July 6, 2022

Applications for 2022 HER Survivor Retreat Open Until July 18

The We Are HER Survivors Retreat is a 4-day healing and educational experience in the mountains of Montana for 10 survivors. We are HER (Healed, Empowered, Restored) is a Whitehall/Cardwell-based...

 
 By CHARLES SHANK    Opinion    July 6, 2022

Dear Editor: Roe V Wade

Dear Editor, So, Roe v. Wade has been overturned. Some would argue that ruling never should have been made in the first place. Others, those who gleefully rejoice over its dissolution, are the same ones who believe that the government has power over...

 
 By EDIE FRENCH    Opinion    July 6, 2022

Dear Editor: Indigenous People

Dear Editor, I turned to the last five minutes of Dr. Phil on Friday evening and was pleasantly surprised at his topic: Missing Indigenous People.” The show featured mostly women and children missing. I’m from Wyoming and have lived here fr...

 

Thought Provokers: 7/6/2022

Most vegans have probably seen way more videos of animals being slaughtered than your everyday person. Anything you may do as a hobby, someone does professionally and earns their living that way. The thicker your thighs are, the more puppies can lay...

 

Whitehall Happiness Corner: 50 Years of Marriage

John and Roxcee Kountz celebrated fifty years of wedded bliss on July 1, 2022, with their family and friends. Congratulations to you both, and here's to many more years of happines...

 

Whitehall Happiness Corner: Retirement Party

A retirement party for Paula Hippert from Whitehall Public Transporation and Liberty Place will be held Wednesday, July 13. The party will be held from 1 PM - 3 PM at Whitehall Public Transportation...

 

Whitehall Happiness Corner: Happy Birthday!

Independence Day was also the celebration of Soren Richardson's eleventh birthday! Soren is the son of Kristian and Alison Richardson, and younger brother of Elena Richardson. Happy Birthday,...

 

Whitehall Happiness Corner: Whoops - Wrong Page!

This stunning photo of the week by Terry Chadwick was mistakenly placed on a black and white page last week! The Whitehall Ledger had to rerun this photo so all could experience the glory of that...

 
 By MARTA VARELA    Community    July 6, 2022

Celebrate Summer at One of Four Southwest Montana Hot Springs

Summer and relaxation should naturally go together. After a strenuous day of sport or recreation what could be more rewarding than a soak in geothermally heated, mineral-rich, rejuvenating waters....

 
 By Jo    Opinion    July 6, 2022

Go Ask Jo: 7/6/2022

Dear Jo, Well, it is summer. People run around in too little clothing, drive too fast and everywhere you go there are MORE people. I just want people to behave better. As a matter of fact, they could all stay home and make my day. Signed, Prefers...

 
 By ARLENE WEBER    Community    July 6, 2022

Our Town 100 Years Ago: July Part 1

In early July 1896, a general election was just months away and backing our dollar with silver was in debate. In Wilkesbarre, Pennsylvania more than 40 miners were killed in a cave in. United...

 
 By RITA BROWN    Community    July 6, 2022

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: July 2, 1997

July 2, 1997 The Jefferson County Commissioners extended the engineering contract for construction of Whitetail Road and planned to begin road construction in the summer of 1998. The commission made the decision at its June 25 meeting in Boulder.... Full story

 
 By BILL LANES    Opinion    July 6, 2022

Connecting Point: Resurrection Hoax?

Over the centuries those who are skeptical of Jesus Christ, and specifically his resurrection from the dead, suggest that his followers perpetrated a major hoax. For the Christian we understand that Christ’s resurrection is a hinging factor for...

 

Mya Marie Zabala, 20

UPDATE: A private family viewing is scheduled for Friday, July 8, at 11 a.m. at K&L Mortuary in Whitehall. A Memorial and balloon release will follow at 1 p.m. at the Whitehall High School football... Full story

 

Richard Alan Wheeler, 79

Richard Alan Wheeler, 79, died on June 4, 2022, at his home in Whitehall, Montana. He was born March 16, 1939, in Greenfield, Massachusetts, the son of James Wheeler and Jean (Stuart) Wheeler.... Full story

 

Death Notice: Kenneth Edward Bradley, 61

Kenneth Edward “Ken” Bradley, 61, of Boulder, Montana passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Simple Cremation Montana has assisted the family. To view the obituary and share remembrances, visit: www.SimpleCremationMT.com.... Full story

 

Want to Volunteer? Where You Can Be of Assistance For Frontier Days 2022

Many hands make light work! While Whitehall's Frontier Days Event is brought to you by the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce, it takes a community of volunteers to make the event seamless and successful....

 

Between the Stacks: 7/6/2022

I can’t believe the Summer Reading Program is half over! Where did the time go? To celebrate July, the Library is hosting the ever entertaining Kyle Graves and his magic show. Kyle is the son of Mr. E, who has performed at the library for many...

 
 By PAT SCOTT    Community    July 6, 2022

For the Love of Flowers & Homegrown Food

The first inaugural garden tour to support the Beaverhead Community Food Pantry will be on Sunday, July 31st from 10 AM to 2 PM in Dillon, Montana. An informational presentation will be at Patagonia on Thursday, July 28th. Doors open at 6 PM and the...

 

Extension Office: Discussing Testamentary Trusts

This is part of monthly series of articles focusing on estate and legacy planning. Authors are Kaleena Miller, Madison-Jefferson County Extension Agent, kaleena.miller1@montana.edu, and Marsha Goetting, MSU Extension Family Economics Specialist,...

 

Prices of U.S. Postage Stamps to increase July 10

The U.S. Postal Service has announced several rate increases, effective Sunday, July 10. The most common first-class postage rates and their increases are shown below: • Single-piece letter (first o...

 

Free Western Series Begins This Thursday

Gold Junction Presents... is excited to announce the Western Classics series, which will run for six weeks, beginning July 7th at 7 PM with Rio Bravo. This series is free to the public, though...

 
 By Statepoint    Community    July 6, 2022

Tips for Travelers to Save Money & Stay Connected this Summer

After more than two years of pandemic-related restrictions, Americans are ready to break free and travel again. According to Expedia's 2022 Travel Trends Report, more than two-thirds of Americans say...

 

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