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Council Approves Resolution for Subdivision Fees; Approves Sheriff Contract

At the August Town Council meeting, held Monday, August 9 at the Town Hall, councilors approved resolution 2021-13 for adopting fees for subdivision reviews. The resolution sets forth a schedule of subdivision fees which will be required of the...

 

Rockin' The Rivers This Weekend

For the past two decades, Rockin' the Rivers has been held just outside of Three Forks, Montana, on a 140-acre venue that comes complete with a natural amphitheater. This happens to be perfect place...

 

Music....So Good For the Soul

I was introduced to music at a very young age. My mom is an accomplished organ and piano player, who has taught for years. She taught me to appreciate classical, instrumental, and more traditional mus...

 

Dear Editor: Signs!

Dear Editor, Are you ready for another rant? I’m sure I’m not the only one, but I’m getting tired of the disturbing fact that no one pays attention to signs anymore! I say ‘no one’, but I realize there are some who still do; the sad fact...

 

Dear Editor: Ask and Get the Facts

Dear Editor, Years ago, there was a battle about water meters, I remember it like it was yesterday. It helped to push me into the world of politics (damn it!) Lots of people were upset because water meters were being installed and they didn’t have...

 
 By Kristine Erinn    News    August 11, 2021

Name to a Face: Whitehall Schools Lunch Staff

DONNA CASTANON Donna Castanon is the dishwasher for the kitchen; she has worked for Whitehall Schools for six years. Outside of work, she loves to do paper crafting when she gets a chance. She...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    August 11, 2021

Go Ask Jo: 8/11/2021

Dear Jo, What happened to dressing up to go out on the weekend? Why are we content to head out in our dirty work clothes, sweaty and straight from our jobs, skipping the clean up and fresh duds? I am as guilty as anyone! Signed, Comfortably Sloppy...

 
 By RYAN ZINKE    Business    August 11, 2021

Nonpartisan Solutions for Wildfire Prevention and Forest Restoration

As I write this article, wildfires have once again covered much of Montana in a thick layer of unhealthy smoke. There are 25 active fires burning 250,000 acres from Hardin to Troy. Even if you don’t see the flames, the smoke and poor visibility is...

 
 By Bill Lanes    Opinion    August 11, 2021

Connecting Point: Hospitality at the Gospel Level

I know that former generations handled hospitality better than we do. However, in the current television and internet era, Martha Stewart has become synonymous with hospitality and entertainment. She has built a business empire on delicious foods and...

 

John Frederick "Fred" Anderson

Fred Anderson, a long-time resident of Whitehall, passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Homestead in Rexburg, Idaho on July 29, 2021 with his family by his side. John Frederick Anderson was born...

 

Curtis Grant Preece, 42

On August 6th, 2021, this world lost an irreplaceable father, son, brother, and husband. Curtis Grant Preece, 42 of Columbus MT, passed away suddenly while out doing what he enjoyed. Curtis was the...

 

Community Transition Advisory Meeting Thursday

The next Community Transition Advisory Committee (CTAC) meeting will be held at 8:00 am, Thursday, August 12th in the Borden Hotel conference room. The new Community Development Committee concept for Golden Sunlight Mine community funding will be...

 

Back-to-School Gear for Academic Skills Development

From mathematics to music to new languages, skill development and knowledge acquisition are easiest with the right tools. Set your child up for a successful year with the best back-to-school gear. • Reinforcements: Flash cards, a tried-and-true...

 

OpEd: What You Can Do to Help Stop the Spread of the Delta Variant

I am pretty sure we all agree that we want life to get back to normal already. So, it pains me to tell you that COVID-19 cases in our community of Butte and our surrounding areas are rising. Subsequently, COVID hospitalizations are increasing and...

 

Between the Stacks: 8/11/2021

Sunday was quite the downpour in Whitehall, but I must say, it was lovely to wake up and feel the cool air pouring in my windows. It made me realize how fast fall is approaching with all the fall programs beginning in September. I don’t know about...

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: August 8, 1996

AUGUST 8, 1996 Jefferson County Health Nurse Paula Anders called the Ledger Friday to ask cooperation in alerting Whitehall area residents to an outbreak of pertussis – whooping cough – in the county. Although none of the latest cases are in...

 

Jeremy Bullock Safe Schools Summit in Butte August 17-18

National, regional, and state experts in school safety headline a Montana statewide Safe Schools Summit in Butte on August 17th and 18th, 2021 to discuss and advance best practices for student and educator safety and creating safe school...

 
 By Rob Larew    Community    August 11, 2021

OpEd: Help Bring Fairness Back Into the Agricultural Industry

Perhaps one of the most personal decisions you can make every day is deciding what to eat. But what happens when multinational corporations in the agricultural industry take that power away from the individual by using their size, wealth and power...

 

Screams Come True Back for Third Year; Looking for Builders, Support, Scarers and More!

SCREAMS COME TRUE, Whitehall’s haunted house and hay maze, has been scaring kids and adults every October and we are excited to start plans for the 2021 installation! Yes, SCREAMS COME TRUE is in its THIRD year AND we survived a pandemic! 2020 was...

 

10th Annual Montana Clean Energy Fair returns to Butte on Saturday, August 14th

The Montana Renewable Energy Association (MREA) is hosting its Annual Montana Clean Energy Fair on Saturday, August 14, 2021 from 9 am to 3:30 pm at the NCAT Building (3040 Continental Dr.) in Butte, America. This is the 10th year the fair has travel...

 

Creating Fiction for History: Barbara Stanwick

"C'mon, Princess; give us a smile!" Try as he might, young James Francis Ramsey, of the newly formed Cabinet Card Photographers, could only coax a ghost of a smile out of an even younger Barbara...

 

3rd Round of Martz "Women in Leadership" Awards Open

The Montana Foundation is pleased to announce applications are now open for the third annual “Judy Martz Women in Leadership” awards. The awards honor former Montana Governor Judy Martz. Martz passed away in October of 2017 after serving as...

 

Dig It Days Will Be Feature of MontanaFair, August 19-20

MontanaFair will be featuring something new this year-"Dig It Days!" "Dig It Days!" is an opportunity for kids to explore, climb on, "drive", take pictures and fantasize about every kind of...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 8/1/2021

SUNDAY, AUGUST 1, 2021 05:49 Medical: Bates Ln 10:04 Reckless Driver: I-90 12:11 Suspicious Vehicle: Hwy 2 E 13:35 911 Hang Up: Ryan Rd 14:54 911 Open Line: Ryan Rd 15:15 911 Hang Up: I-90 16:08 Traffic Stop: W Legion St 17:05 Suspicious: Boe Ln...

 

Tester's Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Passes Senate

U.S. Senator Jon Tester released a statement Tuesday, August 10, following the Senate’s passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill that he and a core group of his colleagues negotiated with the White House. The bill will create good-paying jobs...

 

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