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Articles from the August 4, 2021 edition

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Shakespeare Coming to Main Street Green Sunday, August 15th

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, an outreach program of the Montana State University's College of Arts & Architecture, is pleased to announce the upcoming Shakespeare in the Parks season will...

 

Deadly Crash at Pipestone; Should DOT Re-examine Area Signage?

In the early morning hours of Saturday, July 31, 2021 sirens went off, notifying Whitehall and surrounding areas of a wreck on I-90 by Pipestone. As the day passed, stories circulated on social media of the crash and what little details were known...

 

Shakespeare in Whitehall

My family has always been a bit theatrical. I blame my parents, living history interpreters who brought my brother and I up in rendezvous and reenactments. My mother played Mary Todd Lincoln watching “Our American Cousin” at a reenactment they...

 

Dear Editor: "Love" You

Dear Editor, What is the difference between someone saying “I love you” and the popular phrase we all love to bandy around: “love you?” How about the one that comes to one’s lips even easier, “love ya?” One might note a fairly close...

 
 By Kristine Erinn    News    August 4, 2021

Name to a Face: Meet the Whitehall School Custodial Staff

SCOTT PREVOST: Scott Prevost is the Maintenance Supervisor and has been at the Whitehall school for two months. When he's not working, he likes to hunt and fish. He loves to see the little kids who...

 

Facelift for Whitehall Assembly of God

"They did in less than four days what would have taken me years," Bill Lanes, Pastor of Whitehall Assembly of God, said. Lanes is speaking of the kind souls who came from Ohio, Texas, and North...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    August 4, 2021

Go Ask Jo: 8/4/2021

Dear Jo, I live in a small town (I know, duh). Well, I want to date, at least I think I do. The problem is, if I date someone local, everyone will know my business? Do I need to avoid this? Should I only date people out of town? Should I even care?...

 

TV Playback of Frontier Days 2021 Highlights Available on 49.2

A replay of the recent Whitehall Frontier Days 2021 celebration will be presented on Whitehall PBS TV Channel 49.2 at 1, 3, 5, and 7 pm. each weekday. The highlights will include the complete...

 
 By Bill Lanes    Opinion    August 4, 2021

Connecting Point: The Forgotten Key

Have you ever experienced losing your keys? Many of us have. We are usually in a hurry and heading out the door. Anxiety sets in fast. Often when we slow down, take a breath and retrace our steps, we find the illusive things. Sometimes those keys...

 

Beth Ann Halvorsen, 57

On July 28, 2021, Beth Ann (Choquette) Halvorsen left this world exactly how she lived it: fighting fiercely, courageously, and surrounded by love; but far too young. Beth was born on September 28, 19...

 

William Mose Halvorsen, 56

William (Willy) Mose Halvorsen left us early Thursday morning, July 29, 2021, after a short illness and only hours after his wife, Beth Halvorsen, lost her long, courageous battle with cancer. Willy...

 

Janie Miller, 68

Born 9-14-53 in Deer Lodge to Richard and June Wallace, attended Deer Lodge Schools and graduated in 1971 from Powell County High School. Married Ed Plapp in Deer Lodge in 1971, later divorced. Raised son Ryan McDowell in Helena then married Sam...

 

Harold James Miller, Jr. 74

Harold James Miller Jr. "Jim, Jimmy" was born on July 20,1947 in Bozeman, MT to Harold James Miller Sr. and Virginia (Callentine) Miller. After graduating from Whitehall High School in Whitehall,...

 

Barbara Elaine Kinney, 76

Barbara Elaine (Foley) Kinney passed away on July 30, 2021. She was one of six children born to John and Maxine Foley. She was born in Atchison, Kansas on September 11, 1944. The Foleys moved to...

 

Aileen Marian Shaw, 76

Aileen Marian Shaw passed away July 22, 2021, at St. James Hospital in Butte MT, surrounded by her husband, Walter Shaw, and her family. Aileen was born in Butte, MT on July 17, 1945 and lived in Bear...

 

Between the Stacks: 8/4/2021

If you are hiding from the heat, stop by the Library and grab a sack of books from the book sale. This is the time when staff weeds the collection to make room for new books, so there are lots of new...

 

Gallatin Valley 10U Baseball Team has Strong Showing at Regionals

After winning state and earning a spot in the Pacific Northwest Cal Ripken Regional Championship, Gallatin Valley's 10U All Stars baseball team traveled to Eugene, Oregon. They had a strong showing,...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: August

The following is as written in August 1895 editions of the Whitehall Zephyr. The accompanying photo is of an advertisement from one of those issues. Dance at Silver Star. Those who attended say that...

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: August 1, 1996

If six-year-old Rosie Twomey of Whitehall had any qualms about singing in front of a large crowd of strangers, it didn’t show. Without a sign of nervousness, and with no instrumental accompaniment, she raised the microphone and quieted the crowd...

 

Creating Fiction for History: April and June

From a distance, these two little girls look like sisters. In reality, April and June were the best of friends. Born to well-off families, April and June lived right next to one another. They grew up...

 

Extension Office News: Living Trusts as An Estate Planning Tool

Trusts gained more attention during the COVID-19 pandemic as a tool to manage financial affairs, according to Montana State University Extension educators. But a trust may not be the right choice for everyone. Individuals should learn the pros and...

 

St. James and the City of Boulder Receive a $25,000 Grant from the Montana Healthcare Foundation to Study Emergency Medical Services for County Residents

During an emergency, every minute is critical, especially for those who are living in rural areas of southwest Montana. That is why having Emergency Medical Services (EMS) available to reach even the most remote members of our community is so...

 

Red Cross: Emergency Need for Donors

The American Red Cross has an emergency need for lifesaving blood amid the ongoing severe blood shortage. Blood donations continue to be critical to meet hospital demand and the public is urged to make an appointment to give now. The Red Cross has...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 7/25/2021

SUNDAY, JULY 25, 2021 01:50 Traffic Stop: E Legion St 02:18 Obstruction: N Division St 02:25 Assault: W First St 03:17 Medical: W Legion St 05:11 Motor Vehicle: Hwy 2 W 07:21 Animal: Parrot Castle Rd 07:33 Burglary: W Legion St 11:27 Burglary: Hwy 2...

 

Op-Ed: Speech Control is Thought Control

I used to dismiss as a peculiar form of psychosis, the desire of some troubled souls to silence and censor the right of others to speak and think freely. After all, the impulse to gag the mouth and shut the mind of another individual is hardly what...

 

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