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Articles from the August 25, 2021 edition

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Downey Sweeps MontanaFair in Billings

Thirteen year old Zane Downey took the MontanaFair in Billings by storm, winning three of the most prestigious awards available at the largest of Montana's summer season Junior livestock shows....

 
 By Arlene Weber    News    August 25, 2021

East of the East Side Book Discussion at Museum

The Jefferson Valley Museum is hosting a discussion of the new non-fiction book "East of the East Side" with Christy Leskovar on the evening of Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 7:00 PM in the museum barn....

 

Not Here Long Enough...

We spend our entire lives trying to ignore the one thing that is certain in life: death. It's not a pretty topic, it's not something any of us like to think about. And because of that, we sometimes...

 

Dear Editor: Turn to the Centerfold

Dear Editor, What can happen by uncaring and repetitious behaviors like Pool Pals Gun Raffles, Chamber of Commerce Multi-gun raffles, Little League Gun Raffles, Veteran’s Gun Shows, Gun sales, gun shops, gun vending machines on every block? NRA...

 

Careys and the Devils Fence Beef Raising Delicious Meat

Hard work and determination are difficult things to taste, unless you’re feasting upon some of the Carey brothers Devils Fence Beef. Bo and Justin Carey are fifth generation cattle producers, with...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    August 25, 2021

Go Ask Jo: 8/25/2021

Dear Jo, I am a Christian. I say this because I recently had a discussion with a family member about my love of crystals, rocks and minerals and their healing properties. Scientists have proven that everything gives off energy vibrations. The...

 

Man Tracking Course at Indiana U Brings Participants From Across the Country

We see it in the movies - a crime; a footprint on the ground; and then someone who immediately knows which way the culprit went. Well, the science behind tracking isn't immediate, but it is...

 
 By Bill Lanes    Opinion    August 25, 2021

Connecting Point: Discovering Your Avenue of Hospitality

Hospitality has been on my mind lately but from a fresh view. We are accustomed to hospitality in terms of entertaining relatives and close friends. Pastor Timothy Keller describes radical hospitality as a “love for strangers” drawing...

 

Barry Wayne McWilliams, 79

Barry Wayne McWilliams passed away on August 14, 2021, at his home outside Whitehall, Montana. He was 79 years old. Barry was born on February 17, 1942, in North Hollywood, California, to Leigh and...

 

William "Bill" Jeffries Sloan, 62

William Jeffries Sloan, or Bill by those who knew him, passed away July 9, 2021. He was born July 14, 1958. He lived part of his time in Whitehall, Montana. Services will be held at Stodden Park in Butte, Montana at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 28th....

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: August 22, 1996

AUGUST 22, 1996 The 13th annual Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo begins Thursday, Aug. 22, with four days of live music, rodeos, parades, exhibits and activities for the whole family. All of the fun will be at the Jefferson County Recreation Park and...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: August

The following is written as printed in the late August 1895 editions of the Whitehall Zephyr. The accompanying photo is an advertisement from the August edition. PERSONAL CHAT – Rev. Warman left...

 

FWP: New, More Inclusive Approach to Hunting Regulations for 2022, 2023 Seasons

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is beginning the biennial hunting regulations review process, and this year the department is looking to take a fresh approach. In the past, the biennial hunting regulation process typically had few changes to the...

 

Petition for Radar Sign Approval by MTDOT Available at Ledger

A petition for approval of the proposed radar signs on Whitehall Street and Legion Avenue is now available at the Whitehall Ledger Office. The office is normally open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday unless closed to cover a story. Two petitions are...

 

Remembering Jim Murry

James W. “Jim” Murry, top Montana labor leader and friend, passed away last October. On the 29th of August, his memory is being celebrated at a Memorial Service at Tizer Botanic Gardens, just outside of Jefferson City. In the period of Montana...

 

Horoscope: Week of 8/25/2021

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, emotional awakenings may change your goals for the time being. Expect opportunities for more travel or even new educational endeavors. Involve Pisces in your decisions. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, keep a light schedule...

 

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Chocolate Meringue Kisses

Hugs and kisses are a large part of our every day lives. While physical affection can help express loving sentiments, symbolic kisses, especially when they are made from tasty ingredients, can push...

 

Whitehall TV Channel 49.1: Week of 8/25/2021

THURSDAY, AUGUST 26 5:00PM PBS NEWSHOUR 6:00PM THIS OLD HOUSE 6:30PM ASK THIS OLD HOUSE 7:00PM IN THEIR OWN WORDS “QUEEN ELIZABETH II” 8:00PM PBS NEWSHOUR 9:00PM AMANPOUR & COMPANY 10:00PM THIS OLD HOUSE 10:30PM ASK THIS OLD HOUSE 11:00PM IN THEI...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 8/15/2021

SUNDAY, AUGUST 15, 2021 00:19 Medical: Hwy 2 E 00:23 Traffic Stop: Hwy 2 E 00:27 Drugs: Hwy 2 E 00:53 Traffic Stop: Hwy 2 E 01:04 Citizen Assist: Hwy 2 E 01:14 Traffic Stop 01:18 Assist: I-90 01:39 Traffic Stop 02:11 Suspicious Vehicle: Tebay Ln...

 

Public Meeting on Missouri Headwaters State Park Master Planning

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is developing a master plan for Missouri Headwaters State Park and is seeking public input on current and future usage and needs for the park. Staff from Missouri Headwaters State Park and WWC Engineering will host a...

 

Lewis & Clark Caverns Sees 262.8% Increase in Visitors

Montana State Parks recorded more than 1.5 million visitors from January through June of this year. Compared with same time period last year, visitation increased by 11.1% and increased 44.1% in comparison with 2019 visitation. Of the 45 state parks...

 

Montana State Park of the Week Rosebud Battlefield State Park

Rosebud Battlefield is one of the most undeveloped, pristine battlefields in the nation. While looking for the Sioux and Northern Cheyenne villages of Chief Sitting Bull, Brigadier General George Cook...

 

Smith River Committee to Meet September 1 in Helena

The Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Park’s Smith River Management Plan update will hold a meeting at Montana WILD in Helena, on Sept. 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. FWP is currently in the early stages of updating the...

 

USDA Offers Disaster Assistance to Montana Farmers and Livestock Producers Impacted by Wildfires and Drought

Montana agricultural operations have been significantly impacted by the wildfires and ongoing, severe drought. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has technical and financial assistance available to help farmers and livestock producers...

 

St. James Healthcare Receives Re-Verification as a Level III Trauma Center

St. James Healthcare has been re-verified as a Level III Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes St....

 

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