The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Articles from the September 7, 2022 edition

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Juggling Workshop Seeking Participants Ages 9-99 September 20 & 23 at Star

Would you like to learn how to walk on a tightwire? Or maybe someday swing on a trapeze? Or perhaps bounce a soccer ball on your head forever - or maybe on your foot? All while juggling at the same time? While riding a unicycle would you like to...

 

Madison Buffalo Jump State Park to Host Flying Buffalo Project Event This Saturday

Madison Buffalo Jump State Park will host a free event this month celebrating the history of the site through arts, crafts, and other activities for families. The Flying Buffalo Project event will be Saturday, September 10, from 10 AM to 4 PM near...

 

Montana Hunting & Conservation Groups Solidify Court Standing in Legal Defense of Elk Management

A District Court judge has ruled that a coalition of Montana hunting and conservation groups can intervene in a lawsuit that attempts to upend game management in Montana. Tenth Judicial District Court Judge Heather Perry granted the groups’ motion...

 

Thought Provokers: 9/7/2022

The odds of being born are 1 in 400 trillion but there is no one in the world who hasn’t beat those odds. Given Elvis Presley’s popularity, it’s surprising more people aren’t named Elvis. Western Boomers were underqualified people who had...

 
 By LEAH LEWIS    News    September 7, 2022

Jefferson County Allocates ARPA Funds to Support Small Agricultural Producers

Farming and ranching during the COVID-19 pandemic may have appeared to be “business as usual” with the trusty livestock producer continuing to feed animals and water their crops. However, just below the surface in 2020 was a storm of negative...

 
 By Georgia    Opinion    September 7, 2022

Just Ask Georgia: 9/7/2022

Dear Georgia, After years of shopping at Walmart, I have become aware that the acceptable shopping attire at these stores is pajamas, of varying sorts, and to one degree or another. I’m not mentioning any place names or my age, but in the time and...

 

MSU Extension Office: Provider Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment

This is a series of articles focusing on estate and legacy planning. Authors are Kaleena Miller, MSU Extension Madison-Jefferson County Agent, kaleena.miller1@montana.edu, and Marsha Goetting, MSU Extension Family Economics Specialist,...

 

Your Mortgage Minute: The Fed Does Not Set Mortgage Rates

People are often nervous about locking in rates because they hear the Fed is going to raise rates so I thought I would take a minute to explain a part of the system. The Central Bank ("the Fed") is...

 

Connecting Point: Eyes Wide Open

If you have felt discouraged and overwhelmed at times consider the often quoted Billy Graham: “The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God with tears in my eyes, and say, ‘O God,...

 

Thomas Guy McCarthy, 60

Thomas (Tom) Guy McCarthy passed away on August 25, 2022, at his home in Twin Bridges, Montana. Tom was born in Butte, Montana on February 22, 1962, to John (Jack) and Geraldine (Geri Bird) McCarthy.... Full story

 

Frank Paul Petrik, Jr., 71

Frank Paul Petrik Jr. passed away on August 30, 2022. He was born in 1951 in Boston, Massachusetts to Eva and Frank Petrik Sr.; he was the middle son. He and his siblings grew up in Norwood New Jersey... Full story

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 9/3/1997

September 3, 1997 Work continued on installation and readying the new telecommunications equipment needed to eliminate long-distance charges on calls between customers in Butte, Anaconda, Opportunity, Warm Springs, and Whitehall. As of the middle of...

 

Whitehall VFW/American Legion Gun Show Next Week

The Whitehall Veterans Annual Fall Gun Show will be held Friday, September 16 through Sunday, September 18 at the Whitehall Community Center, located at 11 N. Division Street in Whitehall. The daily...

 

Cardwell School Teacher Introductions

SETH COOMBE (Running Start/Kindergarten, Supervising teacher - 17 years at Cardwell) 406-287-3321 ext 309, scoombe@cardwellschool.org I’m looking forward to a new year of fun and learning. We bought a new math curriculum and also got new Clear...

 

Trojans Win First Varsity Outing

The Whitehall/Harrison Coop took on the Fairfield/Augusta Coop on this first Varsity outing of the 2022-2023 football season. The Trojans, playing on their home field, brought the win 17-14. WHS...

 

Trojans XC Race Belgrade Invitational

Whitehall Varsity Cross Country competed at the Belgrade Invitational on September 2, 2022. Junior Wesley Biggers took 47th place with a time of 19:18. 8th grader Cooper Montgomery took 83rd with a time of 22:41. Freshman Jordan Mercer took 87th...

 

Between the Stacks: 9/7/2022

September is here and calendars are out at the front desk. Our new hours began on Tuesday, September 6th, when we will be open at 11 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This makes us open four more hours during the week so early birds come in before lunch...

 

Pop Car Art Exhibit Comes to Anaconda, Montana

The September Art Exhibition at the Copper Village Museum and Art Center will feature Mack Schroer’s “Pop Car” Exhibit. “Pop Car” art is a unique art form that uses trucker log sheets as...

 

Why You Should Plan Ahead This Heating Season

Between the Russian invasion of Ukraine and sky-high oil and gas prices, a significant pellet fuel supply shortage is likely this winter season. Industry experts say you should plan ahead and secure...

 

MONTANA PARK OF THE WEEK Missouri Headwaters

Follow in the footsteps of Montana ancestors and visit the site where Lewis and Clark stayed in 1805. This park encompasses the confluence of the Jefferson, Madison, and Gallatin Rivers the namesake...

 

Future Fisheries Projects Approved

Brown trout and rainbow trout will have increased access to habitat when 12 side channels are reconnected to the Bighorn River below Yellowtail Dam. Livestock can be managed and lake habitat for largemouth bass and yellow perch can be improved when...

 

Wolf Hunting and Furbearer Trapping Regulations Available Online

Wolf and Furbearer Trapping and Hunting Regulations for the 2022-2023 season are now available online. Print versions will be available at FWP offices and other outlets in a few weeks. Hunters and trappers will notice these regulations were combined...

 

FWP to Hold Statewide Zoom Meeting on Revisions to Elk Management Plan

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has been hosting a series of public meetings to gather ideas about local elk management issues and population objectives. On Sept. 26, from 6 to 8 PM, staff will host a question-and-answer session via Zoom. To...

 

Labor Bypasses Dem, Throws Weight to Independent, in Rosendale's Race to Lose

U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale is predicted to have little trouble winning re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, and recent developments in the race appear to only have buoyed the Republican’s bid for a second term. In early August,...

 

Montana Decides: When You Find Yourself in a Hole - Stop Digging

It was suggested that I could strengthen the logic of my last article, "To Record or Not to Record; Is that the Question?" which remains available at https://montanadecides.substack.com if you have no...

 

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