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Articles from the July 20, 2022 edition

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All Agree, But Where Should It Be?

At the public forum concerning the proposed Whitehall playground, held Tuesday, July 12, over a dozen residents voiced their desire to have a public playground for the town. The main question of the evening? Where? Town Clerk Allissa Christensen has...

 

King Lear on the Main Street Green

SHAKESPEARIAN NIGHT: The Montana State University Shakespeare in the Park's presentation of King Lear was viewed by over a hundred who braved the winds and sudden smoke from the southwest, only to be...

 

Master Plan Draft Available for Comment

After nearly a year of development, the first draft of the Whitehall TAax Increment Fund Master Plan has its first draft, as provided by Stahly Engineering. The Whitehall Tax Increment Fund (WTIF) Board and a steering committee have been working...

 
 By CHRIS BORTON    News    July 20, 2022

Garden Tour at Sage Mountain Center in Whitehall July 23

Enjoy a drive into the mountains to see the beautiful high-altitude gardens of Sage Mountain Center. July 23, Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm, located off Toll Mtn. Rd. between Butte and Whitehall, off...

 

THOUGHT PROVOKERS: 7/20/2022

Too many people in the world think they can pet any animal like it’s a dog. It was SO much easier to stumble upon horrifying, unforgettable websites 15 years ago. Humans will feed wild animals, which is harmful, but won’t feed other humans,...

 

Sometimes the Office Just Needs to Be Closed...

In the last few months, the Ledger office has been closed several times, more than ever since I purchased the paper. There are several reasons why, both professional and personal, and I thought I’d give everyone a little insight into my life. In...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    July 20, 2022

Go Ask Jo: 7/20/2022

Dear Jo, This weekend I was invited to attend a baby shower for a coworker's daughter. Several other coworkers attended as well. None of us had actually met the daughter. When we were introduced to the daughter, we all congratulated her on her...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: July Part II

July Part 2 July 1896 offered a lot of storms, locally and across the nation. There was dissent in the Democratic party on who to nominate for President, storms in South Dakota and Nebraska killed...

 

Cottage Industries - Montana Style: Bill Hildebrandt's Intarsia on His Own Terms

Bill Hildebrandt creates mosaic-like pictures from pieces of wood - a cardinal, hummingbird, elk, koala bears - using a process known as intarsia, but with Bill's individual twists. He uses...

 

Creating Fiction from History: 7/20/2022

Marbella and Dinae Washington were, respectively, both the daughters of a mixed-race couple from Panora, Iowa, in what has now been designated a Guthrie County Historical Village. Just a hundred feet...

 

FD22: Jefferson Valley Fine Arts Show at Bordens

Jefferson Valley Fine Arts has announced it is not too late to exhibit your fine art and photography in their Frontier Days art exhibit in Whitehall being held July 22 and 23. Walk-in registrations will be welcomed on Thursday, July 21 from 4:30 PM...

 

FD22: 4 Paws Holding Raffle Fundraiser

4 Paws Animal Rescue will hold a fundraising raffle in order to continue to care for the lost and stray animals they take in each day. Raffle tickets are on sale now until the end of the day on July 23 at Frontier Days. Tickets are $5 each or a...

 
 By RITA BROWN    Community    July 20, 2022

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 7/16/1997

July 16, 1997 The Whitehall Town Council approved spending an additional $9,300 on the water improvement project to replace two old water lines that broke on July 7 and July 9. The two old cast iron water lines, one behind the Town Hall and the...

 

Master Plan Draft Available for Comment

After nearly a year of development, the first draft of the Whitehall TAax Increment Fund Master Plan has its first draft, as provided by Stahly Engineering. The Whitehall Tax Increment Fund (WTIF) Board and a steering committee have been working...

 

Ruby Valley Medical Center Welcomes Amy Braaksma, APRN, FNP-C

The Ruby Valley Medical Center welcomes Amy Braaksma, APRN, FNP-BC, to its team of healthcare providers. Amy is a Nurse Practitioner seeing patients in our Twin Bridges clinic Monday through...

 
 By BILL LANES    Opinion    July 20, 2022

Connecting Point: Last Breath

“When will I die?” is almost a universal question. After all, at some point, we do die. I try to approach the topic with sensitivity. I do understand that as this column reaches readers some are dealing with the death of a family member or a frie...

 
 By RAE BRUCE    Community    July 20, 2022

This Month in Montana History: July

July 4th, 1803, 219 years ago: Under President Thomas Jefferson, America purchases 530,000,000 acres of land from France in the Louisiana Purchase. Although negotiations had been taking place months prior and the official territory was purchased on...

 

Between the Stacks: 7/20/2022

The Friends of the Library will be meeting this Thursday at 1 PM at the Library. There is much to discuss with the summer feeding program, summer reading program, and other projects. If you would like to join the Friends in their adventures, please...

 
 By TIM GALLEN    Community    July 20, 2022

What You May Not Know About Buy Now Pay Later Services

Buy now pay later services are responsible for $100 million in annual transactions and have quickly become a go-to financial tool for millions of Americans. Although these options provide an easier way to make purchases, they aren’t without risks....

 
 By TRENT PRICE    Community    July 20, 2022

BY's 4-H Club Meeting Minutes: July 2022

Our club picked up litter, on Saturday, July 16th, from Smith’s Supply to the outside of town. It got warm and we found some interesting things. Our fun-educational trip to Crystal Park will be on July 27th and our next meeting and project tour is...

 

Helena's Last Chance Stampede to Offer Mouth-Watering Variety of Fair Food

With all the tempting fair foods and delicacies that the Stampede in Helena has to offer, there's no end to the good foods to eat. The normal fair food is available, like lemonade, cotton candy, burge...

 

MONTANA PARK OF THE WEEK: Anaconda Smoke Stack State Park

This week's showcase takes us to Anaconda Smoke Stack State Park, where we see one of the tallest free-standing brick structures in the world, a legacy of the legendary Anaconda Copper Company....

 

Fishing Restriction For Lower Madison River Due to High Temps

A daily fishing restriction is now in place for the lower Madison River to reduce fish stress and mortality during high water temperatures. The hoot-owl fishing restriction, which prohibits fishing each day between 2 p.m. and midnight, applies from...

 
 By DEBBY BARRETT    Opinion    July 20, 2022

Opinion: It's Time for FWP to Follow the Law on Elk Management

Montana’s elk population has tripled over the last 40 years. For decades we have exceeded the sustainable objective levels in most hunting districts. FWP’s goal is 92,000 elk in Montana, but today there are an estimated 175,000. That excess elk...

 

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Barbecue Seitan Skewers

Grilled foods are staples of summertime. There is just something about gathering with friends and family and cooking meals over an open flame to enjoy in the great outdoors, whether at a backyard barb...

 

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