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Articles from the August 24, 2022 edition

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Whitehall Daycare Project Receives $579,397 Grant from Montana DPHHS

Whitehall’s childcare project, spearheaded by Jefferson Local Development Corporation, has garnered a $579,397 grant from the Montana Department of Health and Human Services. The Early Childhood and Family Support Division is partnering with 31...

 

Whitehall Chamber Board Member Businesses Honored at JLDC Banquet

At the annual Jefferson Local Development Corporation awards banquet, held Wednesday, August 17 in Boulder, two of Whitehall's Chamber of Commerce Board member businesses were honored, Settings by...

 

Whitehall Sustainability Committee Funds "Let's Play Whitehall!" Playground Project

The Whitehall Sustainability Committee is pleased to announce that Nevada Gold mines, operating locally as Barrick Golden Sunlight Mine, has approved and funded its first project via the grant process vetted by the Whitehall Sustainability...

 

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park Presents "Native Americans Today" and More

More exciting events are happening this weekend at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park. A full list of this summer’s events at the Caverns can be found online at fwp.mt.gov/stateparks/lewis-and-clark-caverns. Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park’s...

 

Thought Provokers: 8/24/2022

As a kid, you thought the Bermuda Triangle and Volcanos were going to impact your life heavily when in reality you have probably never been even remotely close. Kids are the most expensive things you can get for free. One of the toughest parts about...

 

Lincoln Reagan Trump Fall Harvest Festival September 11 at Kleffner Ranch

Please join the Jefferson County Republicans for the Lincoln Reagan Trump Fall Harvest Festival on Sunday, September 11, 2022, from 3 PM - 8 PM at the barn at Kleffner Ranch (305 Highway 518, East Helena, MT). Come out and support the Jefferson...

 
 By Jo    Community    August 24, 2022

Go Ask Jo: 8/24/2022

Dear Jo, I enter my address into Google Earth and I can see my house perfectly. But when I go outside, I can’t see myself - I can see the cars on Google Earth but not myself! I’ve even gone out with my laptop and tried to reflect something shiny...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago...August Part II

Mining was the newsmaker in the Jefferson Valley in late August 1896. Outside of our valley, there was a national debate on backing the dollar with silver; a yacht race on Lake Erie was canceled due...

 

Between the Stacks: 8/24/2022

One of the questions I receive the most is when will the Library be open for more hours. With the passing of the mill levy, the answer is September, when we begin opening every Tuesday and Thursday at 11 AM instead of 1 PM. This adds four more hours...

 
 By BILL LANES    Opinion    August 24, 2022

Connecting Point: Is Hell Real?

Often, controversial topics scare us. But just because a matter is uncomfortable, sometimes it’s an unintended consequence for clergy when they are motivated by caring, caring that includes caring for people. So, Jesus spoke about Hell even more...

 

This Month in Montana History: August

August 9th-10th 1877, 145 years ago: The Battle of the Big Hole is fought between the US Army's 7th Infantry Regiment and the Nez Perce tribe. The battle was part of the five-month Nez Perce War,...

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 8/20/1997

August 20, 1997 Two new school administrators, five new teachers, one new teacher aide, a new proposed tardy policy, and about two dozen new computers were among the changes awaiting students when schools opened. The Whitehall Board of Trustees...

 

Intros to Whitehall Teachers & Administration: 2022-2023

HANNAH NIESKENS (Superintendent - 8 years at Whitehall - hnieskens@whitehallmt.org). Looking forward to a positive learning environment for students - we have made lots of facilities improvements over the summer and the staff has returned with...

 

Montana Tobacco Quit Line Launches *NEW* Behavioral Health Program

The Montana Tobacco Quit Line is excited to offer a new program to help persons with behavioral health conditions successfully quit tobacco. In Montana, tobacco use among those with behavioral health conditions remains high compared to the general...

 

Jefferson River Reaches Drought Trigger

The Jefferson River Watershed Council would like to inform Jefferson Valley residents that the river has reached the 280 CFS drought management flow trigger at the Twin Bridges USGS gauge. JRWC is asking for voluntary reductions in irrigation and...

 

USDA Invests More than $1 Million to Improve Health Care for People Living in Rural Montana

USDA Rural Development Montana State Director Kathleen Williams today announced that USDA is awarding $1,079,000 in grants to improve health care facilities in rural Montana. “Access to quality, affordable health care is critical for Montana famili...

 

Governor Gianforte, DPHHS Invest $18 Million To Increase Access to Child Care

Governor Greg Gianforte and Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Charlie Brereton announced an $18 million investment to fund 31 child care innovation grants across the state. “For too long, Montana’s working families...

 

MONTANA PARK OF THE WEEK Pictograph Cave

Located only five miles from Billings, Pictograph Cave State Park may seem small at only 23 acres, but it is full of history. Along the rimrocks, you’ll find where Pictograph Cave has drawn human...

 

WHIP Grant Apps Period Opens September 1

The annual application period for the Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program (WHIP), a grant funding program administered by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, will open Sept. 1. The purpose of WHIP is to accomplish large-scale restoration of private and...

 

COUSIN CLEAVON'S REDNECK COOKING: Smoked Blobfish

My cousin Jim-Bob lives off the coast of Tasmania and he goes fishing a lot. One night he was checking his crab pots and found a blobfish. The best way to describe the way this fish look is your wife...

 

Creating Fiction from History: 8/24/2022

Tomas and Sylvia Svoboda had just recently arrived in America. They had sailed aboard the sail steamship City of Adelaide from the Port of Shanghai to San Fransisco. Being a distant member of the Bohe...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 8/14/2022

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14 03:08:16 Traffic Stop: Hwy 287 03:32:53 Traffic Stop: Hwy 2 E 03:54:33 Motor Vehicle Accident (Non-Injury): Hwy 55 04:24:45 Motorist Assist: Hwy 69 04:32:15 911 Open Line 07:48:51 Medical: Edwards Addition Rd 09:18:25 Civil...

 

Whitehall TV Channel 49.1: Week of 8/25/2022

THURSDAY, AUGUST 25 5:00PM PBS NEWSHOUR 6:00PM THIS OLD HOUSE 6:30PM ASK THIS OLD HOUSE 7:00PM BROADCHURCH PT3 8:00PM PBS NEWSHOUR 9:00PM AMANPOUR & COMPANY 10:00PM THIS OLD HOUSE 10:30PM ASK THIS OLD HOUSE 11:00PM BROADCHURCH PT 3 FRIDAY, AUGUST 26...

 

Not Ready For This School Year

It's the cliche statement we hear every year. Summer went by too fast. Whitehall School starts today and summer is over. I've always enjoyed the start of a new school year. My son gets a haircut, he...

 

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