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Articles from the July 27, 2022 edition

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Whitehall's Wild West Frontier Days Recap

Whitehall's biggest weekend, the annual Frontier Days celebration, went off without a hitch this past weekend. So many activities occurred throughout the town that it's hard to keep track of them...

 
 By KAITLYN AGUILES    News    July 27, 2022

Butte's An Ri Ra Event Back After Two Year Hiatus; Raffle Tickets on Sale

It's a hop, step, and clap to An Ri Ra's big return! “You know we’re kind of wondering if we remember how to do this; if we can remember how to put on a show,” said Kerrie Hall. Kerrie Hall is...

 

Frontier Days Recap To Begin Airing on Channel 49.2 Beginning July 28th

Whitehall Low Power TV will start playing back the Frontier Days Recap on Thursday the 28th at 1 PM, 3 PM, 5 PM, and 7 PM on Whitehall PBS TV channel 49.2. It will play every day at these times for the following week. The playback will include the...

 

Thought Provokers 7/27/22

There’s a decent chance that you exist simply because your parent's friends started having kids and your parents didn’t want to feel left out. The fact that women’s sense of smell is significantly better than men’s is a troubling thought for...

 
 By RUTH LOTT    Opinion    July 27, 2022

Dear Editor: Thankful for Cardwell General Store

Dear Editor, I am writing to say how much I appreciate the changes Curt and Laurie Perry have made at the Cardwell General Store. Although it’s only a couple of miles from my place I never went there because the few times I did they didn’t carry...

 
 By AL JOHNSON    Community    July 27, 2022

Memorial Rod Run Brings in Dozens of Beauties

The Bill Baycroft & Bob Casagrande Memorial Rod Run, held Saturday, July 23 in Legion Park, brought in dozens of classic cars and trucks to Frontier Days. Al Johnson, the Rod Run coordinator,...

 

Go Ask Jo: 7/27/2022

Dear Jo, My cat has tasted human blood...should I put her down or is there a spell to save her from becoming a cannibal? I was playing a juggling game with her when I miscalculated the height and she landed on my head, bit my ear, and scratched my sc...

 

Southwest Montana August Festival Roundup

Summer isn't over until the last rodeo cowboys and cowgirls hang their hats! There are still lots of festivals throughout August and into Labor Day weekend, offering summer fun and thrills, tied into...

 
 By SUE KONICEK    Community    July 27, 2022

Anaconda Open Theatre To Hold Auditions

Anaconda’s Open Theatre Project and the Copper Village Museum and Arts Center will be holding open auditions for a Community Theater Production of ‘You Have the Right to Remain Dead,” an interactive comedy murder mystery by Pat Cook. Many...

 
 By RITA BROWN    Community    July 27, 2022

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 7/23/1997

July 23, 1997 Whitehall’s biggest weekend of the year, the tandem events of Frontier Days and the Whitehall All-Class Reunion was planned for July 25-27. Close to 600 WHS alumni and hundreds more rodeo fans, parade lovers, craft shoppers, and...

 
 By BILL LANES    Opinion    July 27, 2022

Connecting Point: Faith in Heaven, Our Foundation

Both my grandfather and grandmother were fond of saying, “Oh for heaven’s sake.” Lately, in SW Montana, I have not heard the expression. A poll of Americans finalized in November of 2021 by the Pew Research Center revealed that approximately...

 

Dannysue Von Duyke, 78

Dannysue Von Duyke, age 78, of Broomfield, Colorado passed away on Monday, July 11, 2022, from complications associated with Alzheimer's Disease She was known as "Danny" in Colorado, and Sue to her... Full story

 

Between the Stacks: 7/27/2022

August is always the month we take off from programming after summer reading so the August calendar will be lighter than normal. There will still be Story Time and book discussion groups along with a...

 

Celebration of Life: Mary Rognlien Salsbury

Please join us for Mary Rognlien Salsbury’s Celebration of Life Saturday, August 6th from 12 PM-2 PM at the Rognlien family home at 420 Pierce Lane, Bigfork MT 59911. We will enjoy food and fellowship from noon to one and then an informal service...

 

Celebration of Life: Catherine Ellerton

A celebration of life for Kay Ellerton (1941-2021) will be held at the Whitehall Senior Center on Sunday, August 7, 2022, from 11 AM to 1 PM. Let us join, remember, and share memories. A light lunch will be presented, as well as a slide show of a...

 
 By DIANE WARD    Community    July 27, 2022

Progressive Luncheon for Whitehall Garden Club Members

On August 3rd a “Progressive Luncheon” has been planned and the Whitehall Garden Club members will be visiting three Club members' homes. Club members can socialize and wander through the beautiful gardens and landscaping at each home. At 10 AM... Full story

 
 By Statepoint    Community    July 27, 2022

Study Shows Americans Aren't Planning for Future Healthcare Needs

If you haven’t spent time considering what your healthcare needs will be in the years or even decades from now, you’re not alone. Recent research suggests that many aging Americans aren’t aware of the full range of options available to them....

 

Sage Mountain Center Shows Off Their Gorgeous Gardens During Tours

GARDEN TOURS: Sage Mountain Center opened its gardens to the public over the weekend, showing off their plethora of beautiful flowers and plants....

 
 By LEE GOOD    Community    July 27, 2022

TSS's ARPA Project Fiber-To-The Home Begins

TeleSystem Services (TSS) of Whitehall is starting to receive equipment for the expansion of the Fiber-to-the-Home project they installed along First Street in 2017. Jason is shown unloading the...

 

Opinion: Building the Airplane While It's Flying

Gary Buchanan is on the ballot as an Independent running for the Second Congressional District. I helped a little by gathering the necessary signatures. It was a curious adventure. When the signature drive started, the political operatives all...

 

Some People You Can Never Thank Enough, They Do So Much...

Some people do things simply out of the goodness of their hearts, not wanting anything in return. Several of these wonderful people came into my life last week. The crew of Expedition Church (the...

 

MONTANA PARK OF THE WEEK: Milltown State Park

Milltown State Park began as a river restoration superfund and has grown into so much more! Located just outside of Bonner, MT, this park offers over 3 miles of beautiful trails. Abundant outdoor...

 

Rules Hearing on Delaying Implementation of Madison River Commercial Use Cap Scheduled for August 2

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks will hold a public hearing via telephone to collect comment on an administrative rule change that was proposed by the Fish and Wildlife Commission at its June meeting. The public hearing will be Aug. 2 at 6 p.m. and...

 

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