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Articles from the September 29, 2021 edition

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Fike Announces Candidacy for Whitehall Mayor

I am running for your Whitehall mayor as a write-in candidate. So, who am I? My name is Kathleen Fike. I was born and raised in Utah, but please don’t fault me for that. I really am proud of where I come from, who I am, and where I’ve been. I’m...

 

Get Involved in All the Fall Festival Events

Whitehall is the place to be this October! Not only are we already being blessed with beautiful fall colors falling from our trees, but Whitehall’s annual Fall Festival is quickly approaching. This year’s Fall Festival will be held on Saturday,...

 

Thankful for Volunteers of All Kinds

On Wednesday the 22nd, the North side of the Whitehall Community Center once again became the home of Screams Come True Haunted House. It also became the hang out place for volunteers of all ages for the next month. When this venture began in my...

 

Thought Provokers: 9/29/2021

Hitting someone’s back who is coughing is the human equivalent of smacking your electronics when they aren’t working properly. Our entire lives are spent designing our corpse. Randomly hearing your favorite song on the radio is more satisfying...

 

Dear Editor: Cost of Living

Dear Editor, The cost of living seems to be increasing at an almost unthinkable rate! High as those costs climb though, Americans rise above it, because life must go on. Right?! The price of lumber, while it has fluctuated somewhat, is ridiculous....

 

Name to a Face: Colton Anderson

Colton Anderson is the man behind the scenes, quite literally. While you may not know his face, you've enjoyed his work. As the owner of the Star Theatre, Anderson works to bring in the latest in...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    September 29, 2021

Go Ask Jo: 9/29/2021

Dear Jo, I’ve been thinking about gender roles. You know the spiel. Women belong in the kitchen. Women: stay home! Make and take care of those babies! Cooking and cleaning is women’s work. Blah blah blah. Speaking as a man myself, I feel the...

 

JeffCo Health Department Update: 9/29/2021

During the past two weeks, Jefferson County has experienced its greatest increase in COVID-19 cases since December of 2020. There has been widespread transmission throughout all areas of our county. Due to the high number of cases, Jefferson County...

 

NorthWestern Energy Announces Intention to Build Laurel Gas Plant Without Pre-Approval From the Public Service Commission

On Tuesday, Sept. 21, NorthWestern Energy submitted a request to withdraw its application for the Laurel gas plant to the Public Service Commission (PSC), citing supply line issues. Hours later, NorthWestern revealed its intention to move forward...

 

NorthWestern Energy Warns of Widespread Scam Activity in Area

NorthWestern Energy is reporting an all-time high in scam activity this week from customers on the receiving end of calls in which scammers threaten to shut off service if customers don’t take immediate actions that include making payments by gift...

 

Connecting Point: A CHALLENGE FOR EVERY AMERICAN

Christians to this day eagerly wait for Christ’s return. If we are eager today, what might be one of our goals? Our mission is to reach the lost and make disciples for Jesus. At a more personal level our goal as believers is to simply grow in...

 

Bonnie Jean Chadwick, 71

The world lost a wonderful human being in the early hours of September 5, 2021, when Bonnie Jean Chadwick (71) passed away as the result of a fall, surrounded by family and friends. Bonnie was born...

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: October 3, 1996

OCTOBER 3, 1996 How much do you know about the national party platforms on which presidential candidates Bill Clinton and Bob Dole are supposedly running? How would you feel if a high school student could tell you more about the issues in the race...

 

Between the Stacks: 9/29/2021

This Thursday evening, September 30, at 5:30 p.m. the library will be hosting Family Game Night. Everyone is invited to bring their favorite board games or use some of the library’s, and enjoy an evening of family, friends, and snacks. If you...

 

Creating Fiction from History: 9/29/2021

The year was 1877. Having signed the contract in the year previous, "The Professor" officially became the Documenter for the Northern Pacific Railway's west-ward expansion. Young Frank Jay, or F. Jay...

 

How to Make an Impact This National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

(StatePoint) October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual opportunity to spend your dollars on products and services that benefit breast cancer advocacy, research and patient care services. However, experts say that the clutter of...

 

Great Ways to Keep Your Mind Sharp as You Age

(StatePoint) September was World Alzheimer’s Month, which is an excellent reminder to keep your mind and body healthy throughout the years. Experts say that doing so can reduce your risk for cognitive decline. Try taking on these new hobbies to...

 

School Budgets Increase Slightly Countywide for 2021-2022

Yearly budgets for public school in Jefferson County increased slightly from the 2020-21 school year to this school year, 2021-22. Budgets were finalized by each school before the school year started and, as a formality, the Jefferson County...

 

Whitehall High Receives Funds from Emergency Connectivity Program

State Superintendent Elsie Arntzen is pleased to announce that 11 Montana schools have received a total of $853,554.16 through the Emergency Connectivity Fund Program as promised by Congressional action through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021....

 

Personal Records Recorded at Butte High XC

At the Butte High Cross Country meet, held September 24 at the Highland Golf Course, several Whitehall Trojan runners brought out their personal bests and set new records for themselves to beat at the next meets. Personal records were set by...

 

WHS Trojan Football defeated in Bigfork

The Whitehall Trojans went on the road to Bigfork on September 24, 2021 but unfortunately did not return home with a win. The Trojans, new this year to Class B-West football division, were defeated by Bigfork 54-6. Bigfork currently holds 2nd in the...

 

Emergency Blood Shortage: Red Cross Supplies Drop to Lowest Post-Summer Levels Since 2015

The American Red Cross is experiencing an emergency blood shortage and must collect 10,000 additional blood products each week over the next month for the blood supply to recover and meet hospital and patient needs. Donors of all blood types,...

 

One Montana Announces 2022 MT Master Hunter Program

One Montana’s Master Hunter Program (MHP) is accepting applications from Oct. 1 through Nov. 30 for the 2022 program. Class locations include Missoula (March), Helena (April), Big Timber (April) and Havre (May). Each class will consist of two three...

 

FWP Wraps Up Aquatic Invasive Species Survey Season

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is wrapping up another season surveying for aquatic invasive species (AIS). FWP and partner AIS early detection crews surveyed more than 300 waters around the state, collecting over 2,200 early detection samples,...

 

Low Water Levels Will Limit Waterfowl Hunting Opportunities at Canyon Ferry WMA

Waterfowl hunting opportunities will be limited on the Canyon Ferry Wildlife Management Area this year during both the youth and general waterfowl seasons due to ongoing extreme drought. Pond 2 at the WMA is dry, Pond 4 is expected to be completely...

 

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