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Articles from the September 14, 2022 edition

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Town Council Meeting Quiet as Whitehall Plans For Winter Prepping

The September meeting of the Whitehall Town Council saw many standard reports and little controversy as the Town heads into the colder months. Whitehall Public Works Director Kory Klapan said Town workers would begin blowing out sprinklers at the...

 

Whitehall VFW/American Legion Gun Show This Weekend at Community Center

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 hours are Friday from 1 PM to 6 PM, Saturday from...

 

Whitehall WTIF Master Plan Public Meeting Slated for September 22nd

A public meeting gathering final comments on the Whitehall Tax Increment Fund (WTIF) Master Plan will take place from 5:30 PM until 7 PM on September 22 at Whitehall Community Center (north side). The final review draft of the Master Plan is...

 

Remaining Reimagining Rural Sessions at Western Legacy Center or Via Zoom

Citizens of 16 rural Montana communities are invited to participate in the third annual Reimagining Rural virtual gathering set for three evenings this fall. Reimagining Rural is a program offered through Montana State University Extension that...

 

Dear Editor: Cafe 1889 Permanently Closed

To all Café 1889 friends, patrons, customers, supporters, and even critics: We have been closed for a while and planned to reopen on September 20th, but as the date got closer, we realized that the passion for pursuing our dream just wasn’t there...

 

Dear Editor: Help Registering to Vote Available

Dear Editor and Jefferson County residents, Saturday mornings, under the flag-bedecked canopy just west of the fishpond in Legion Park, representatives of the non-partisan League of Women Voters (LWV) are offering registration forms and help, if...

 

Blessed to Pay It Forward

On the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend, one of my best friends contacted me. She works for ABC FOX Montana and had been given quite a few tickets to Montana's Biggest Weekend in Dillon, Montana for the...

 

Whitehall Happiness Corner

Seen on Facebook September 12: 10 years ago today I opened Pulse Hair and Nail Salon. Now it employs a team of five. Thank you to everyone who has personally given me business, my booth renters business, or has referred the salon in any way!...

 

Getting Ahead of the Rumor Mill: 9/14/2022

RUMOR HAS IT... • ... the Jefferson County Commissioners have bought the River Restaurant building in Boulder for use by the County Health Department. THE FACTS Jefferson County Commissioner Leonard Wortman stated that the River Restaurant, owned...

 

Thought Provokers: 9/14/2022

Generally speaking, when you feel stupid it’s because you just got smarter. Queen Elizabeth’s birth was probably announced via a telegram and her death via a Tweet. There’s something profound in the fact that wolves went from being our...

 
 By Georgia    Opinion    September 14, 2022

Just Ask Georgia: 9/14/2022

Georgia, I have a question. I’m Gen X and I have a huge problem with how I am left carrying the weight for Millenials. For example, I’m 42 and my daughter is 22. She decided a while ago she does not want any kids. She’s actually getting a...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: 9/14/2022

Was it a change in the weather or something else? By September 1896, law and order in the valley seemed to have withered in the summer heat. The rest of the state was not much better. Constable...

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 9/10/1997

September 10, 1997 The Whitehall Town Council rejected the possibility of a mail-in ballot during the November 1997 town elections, heard from some concerned town residents about private property damage during the construction of the new drinking...

 

Connecting Point: Mission Ready

When the subject of heaven and hell come up, some people listen intently, almost as if they are searching for an answer. But, others seem to run and hide. Over the last two months of columns, I have walked this journey with you, the reader. I want...

 

Don Arkell, 68

Don Arkell of Clancy, Montana, age 68, passed away Saturday, September 3, 2022, after an eight-year battle with cancer. He was born on November 26, 1953, the son of the late James and Thelma (Mannix)... Full story

 

Betty Ann Strozzi, 88

On the morning of September 1, 2022, surrounded by her loving children, Betty Ann Strozzi peacefully passed away after a nearly 4-month battle with a debilitating stroke. Betty fought hard to give... Full story

 

Free Program at Jefferson Valley Museum September 21

A free history program is being offered at the Jefferson Valley Museum, 303 South Division Street, on the evening of Wednesday, September 21st at 6:30 PM. The museum has a number of oral histories,...

 

Between the Stacks: 9/14/2022

"Mommy and Me" is off to a great start! This program for preschoolers, toddlers, babies, and their caregivers meets on Thursday mornings at 10 AM before the Library is open. Children learn all types...

 

Cottage Industries - Montana Style: Liz Schramm's Montana Naturals

It should come as no surprise that Liz Schramm knows her bath and beauty products, having started making them twice and both times when it seemed the best course of action for her. The first time was...

 

Tennis Courts, New Vehicle, and 21st Century Program Discussed at First School Board Meeting of Year

At the first school board meeting of the 2022-2023 school year, the summer was discussed as well as future plans for the Whitehall Trojan Campus. Superintendent Hannah Nieskens announced that the...

 

Trojan Football Defeated by Jefferson

The Whitehall/Harrison Trojan football team took on the Jefferson High School Panthers on Friday, September 9th on the Trojan home field. Unfortunately, the Trojans couldn’t bring in a win and were defeated by the Panthers 42-7. Coach Dan Lacey...

 

Whitehall Chamber & Others Gearing Up for Annual Fall Festival October 22nd

It's that time of the year again! The leaves are beginning to fall and Whitehall's Annual Fall Festival is a month away! Start planning now! The festivities will be held throughout town on Saturday, October 22. VENDORS The Whitehall Chamber has MANY...

 

Montana State Workshops Connecting Teachers to STEM Research Begin September 22

A workshop series that connects Montana K-12 teachers to Montana State University researchers will begin on Sept. 22. The workshops are free and part of the MSU Science Math Resource Center’s series of online professional development opportunities...

 

Montana State Workshops Connecting Teachers to STEM Research Begin September 22

Over the next three years, a Montana State University professor and his students will fly drones over wintry landscapes in Montana and Finland to measure albedo, the proportion of energy reflected from surfaces on the earth. Those field expeditions...

 

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