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Articles from the July 28, 2021 edition

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 By Pam Hanna RN    News    July 28, 2021

Protect Yourself From Wildfire Smoke

One of the things I love most about Montana is its big, blue skies and fresh air. I have been looking forward to being outside and enjoying some summertime activities. Unfortunately, Montana is experiencing a very hot, dry summer. With the heat and...

 
 By Rich Shepard    News    July 28, 2021

Patriotic Splendor From The Vets

Darla Hill made and donated the quilt in hopes of raising money for the Veterans. Presenting the quilt with Darla are Veterans Roger Steerman, Gerry Keogh, and Celeste Shepard. The drawing took place...

 

Hot Rods on a Hot Frontier Day

The Annual Bill Baycroft Memorial Rod Run brought in dozens and dozens of beautiful hot rods of all makes and models spanning decades. Winner of the People's Choice Award was BJ Casagrande, son of...

 

What a Fun Weekend!

Yowzers! Was that a Frontier Days or what? I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many people in Whitehall! The restaurants were booming, the vendors were busy, the kids were out in full force and I saw a smile on most everyone’s face. It was a great...

 
 By Tom Puchlerz    Opinion    July 28, 2021

Dear Editor: Should Season Not Meant For Public Land

Dear Editor, In Montana private land elk hunting is moving toward 11 weeks for people who can pay thousands of dollars for trophy bulls, while others are left to hunt cows in deep snows and bitter cold when they’re struggling to survive the...

 

Talents of All Shapes and Sizes

The Gold Junction Presents Frontier Days Talent Show brought in talents of all kinds! From drawing to singing, dancing to joke telling - the crowd loved it all in the shade at the Main Street Green....

 

Winner, Winner! Chicken Dinner!

The Kids Tractor Pull had been canceled, but at the last minute volunteers stepped up and made it happen! Thank you to Kory Klapan, Ron Noe, Deb & Ralph Neidermeyer, Stanley Olsen, Tanya...

 
 By Bill Lanes    Opinion    July 28, 2021

Connecting Point: Sidetracked By Numbers

Generosity goes beyond simply giving money; generosity permeates all areas of our lives. One area which we tend to forget in applying generosity is in our relationships, specifically forgiveness. Have you ever wrestled with an unforgiving attitude?...

 

Garland Lloyd Pryor, 91

Garland Lloyd Pryor, 91, fired up his Super Cub plane one last time on July 20, 2021, and flew back home to be with his family in Whitehall, Montana after passing of natural causes. Garland left a won...

 

Harold Miller, Jr., 74

Harold Miller, Jr.,74, of Butte and formerly of the Whitehall area, died on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at The Ivy in Deer Lodge. Services are pending. Longfellow Finnegan Riddle Funeral & Cremation Service is entrusted with Harold’s funeral...

 

Pool Pals Thanks All Who Purchased Raffle Tickets

Pool Pals, Inc, and the Whitehall Community Pool would like to thank Maxine Samuelson for donating the CZ Bobwhite 28 gauge shotgun. Maxine was the winner of the shotgun from another raffle and she...

 

Between the Stacks: 7/28/2021

What a wonderful Frontier Days! Thank you to everyone who made it possible. At the Library, the book sale was going full force as people were hauling out bags full of books for a dollar a bag. Thank...

 

Ledger: Looking Back 25 Years: 7/25/1996

JULY 25, 1996 It’s time to kick up your heels and swing into the fun of Whitehall’s Frontier Days. The biggest weekend of Whitehall’s summer gets underway Friday, and there will be events galore throughout the weekend. From the Friday crafts...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago

The following is taken as written from late July 1895 editions of the Whitehall Zephyr. 19th Century Montana was different in many ways, yet today in some ways, we are not much different than back...

 

REDISCOVER WHITEHALL PARADE

Over two dozen parade floats made their way down Legion Avenue during Frontier Days. The winners are as follows: COMMERCIAL/BUSINESS: Thriftway; NON-COMMERCIAL: Jefferson Valley Museum; ANIMAL:...

 

Creating Fiction from History

Elizabeth was a gentle young woman who lived in town. She took care of her aging father who had run the bank for thirty years. He had lost function in both his legs and now Henry was bound to his...

 

Brother Teams Take First & Second at Booster Club Tourney

The Whitehall High School Booster Club's First Annual Cornhole tournament was held during Frontier Days. First place went to Tanner Neumann and Trevor Neumann; Second place to Gage McMillan and...

 

Montana Park of the Week: Tongue River State Park

This week's showcase is brought to you by Visit Billings, and takes us to the southeast border of Montana and 10 minutes outside of Decker, MT to Tongue River State Park. Tongue River Reservoir is on...

 

Whitehall TV Channel 49.1: Week of 7/29/2021

THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2021 5:00PM PBS NEWSHOUR 6:00PM THIS OLD HOUSE 6:30PM ASK THIS OLD HOUSE 7:00PM UNFORGOTTEN ON MASTERPIECE PT 3 8:00PM PBS NEWSHOUR 9:00PM AMANPOUR & COMPANY 10:00PM THIS OLD HOUSE 10:30PM ASK THIS OLD HOUSE 11:00PM PROFESSOR T...

 

Caverns Friday Summer Speaker Series: Owl Pellet Investigation

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park will host a free talk entitled “Owl Pellet Investigation” on Friday, July 30, at 8 p.m. in the park’s campground amphitheater. What’s in that “poo?” While pellets aren’t actually scat, they do tell scien...

 

Hands Off the Rocks - Leave Them Be!

Hikers are flooding our public lands, so I ask the question: Why can’t people just leave the poor rocks alone? They stack them into monoliths, paint them, write rude words on them. Who looks at a magnificent 350-million-year-old rock and thinks:...

 

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Penne With Seasonal Greens

Pasta recipes are versatile and can quickly feed a crowd when increased accordingly. Another benefit to pasta is it often is a safe bet when hosting a dinner party that includes people who follow...

 

Horoscope: Week of 7/28/2021

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, you may have to tend to family matters this week. Seek input from trusted family members and work together to come to a solution that everyone can embrace. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, it can be difficult to know when to st...

 

DPHHS Hosting Virtual Governor's Conference on Aging Sept. 14: Seeking Centurian Info

The Department of Public Health and Humans Services (DPHHS) is hosting the 52nd Governor’s Conference on Aging that will be a one-day virtual event on Tuesday, September 14. “We are excited the Governor’s Conference on Aging will be available...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 7/18/2021

SUNDAY, JULY 18, 2021 02:45 Mental Crisis: Hwy 2 W 08:02 Stolen Vehicle 08:03 Animal: Hwy 2 W 11:48 911 Hang Up 12:11 911 Misdial: I-90 12:15 Reckless Driver: I-90 13:43 911 Hang Up 14:11 Fire/Smoke Vehicle: I-90 14:24 Motor Vehicle: I-90 14:41...

 

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