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Articles from the October 5, 2022 edition

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Carey Ranch of Boulder Awarded 2022 Great Montana Ranch Award

At the 2022 Montana Pro Rodeo Hall and Wall of Fame Scholarship Fundraising Banquet and Gathering on Saturday, October 1, the Carey Ranch was honored as the 2022 Great Montana Ranch of the year....

 

Fall Festival Deadlines Fast Approaching

The Whitehall Chamber of Commerce would like to remind everyone that the annual Fall Festival is right around the corner, being held Saturday, October 22. Several deadlines are approaching! VENDORS The Whitehall Chamber is able to accommodate a very...

 

Pies for Non-Profits at Fall Festival

Calling all pie bakers! Time to make your magic with fat, flour, fruit, and sugar to benefit Whitehall’s non-profits. Once again, the Whitehall Garden Club is sponsoring a SILENT PIE AUCTION and PIE by the SLICE during the Fall Festival taking...

 

Law-Providing Citizens

Patricia Morse, Emily Bruner, and Amy Volz passed the July 2022 bar exam and were sworn into the Montana bar as lawyers last week....

 
 By Bob Wagner    Opinion    October 5, 2022

Dear Editor: A Pig is a Pig

Dear Editor, You may paint a pig’s lips with lipstick, polish and paint its toes pink; or even give it a girly name such as Kamala, Nancy, or Monica; but it does not change the fact that it is still a pig. Such is the same with the practice of...

 

Dear Editor: In Support of Gary Buchanan

Dear Editor, In today’s toxic political climate I believe we need someone positive in Washington DC. Gary Buchanan is running as an Independent for the eastern district house seat for the U.S. House of Representatives. Jefferson County is in the...

 

Dear Editor: In Support of Mary Hensleigh

Dear Editor, I’ve served alongside Mary Hensleigh for two years as Sanders County Director in the newly formed Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority, the newest and largest transportation district in the state. Mary is Jefferson County’s appointed Dir...

 

Dear Editor: No Support Here for Penny Ronning

Dear Editor, I read with interest and sadness the Letter to the Editor (LTE) in the September 28th issue of the Whitehall Ledger from John Driscoll of Helena. It started off so well. He wrote about how all political parties and most media are about...

 

Dear Editor: More Costs to Local County Level

Dear Editor, Once again, the State of Montana is pushing more costs down to the local and county levels. The County Treasurer’s offices across the state have always had a partnership with the Department of Justice, Motor Vehicle Division to...

 

Thought Provokers: 10/5/2022

MacGyver was more impressive in the 80s because no one had smartphones and google. All his expertise was real. Giving up is viewed as weak or lazy; however, knowing when to give up is an incredibly useful skill to have. Bruce Wayne probably owns...

 

Inter-Generational Soup & Game Night at Methodist Church October 12

Everyone is invited to attend an inter-generational (all ages) Soup and Game Night on Wednesday, October 12 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM at the Trinity United Methodist (102 S Brooke Street). Come join us for a bowl of soup and time of connetion playing...

 
 By Georgia    Opinion    October 5, 2022

Just Ask Georgia: 10/5/2022

Georgia, I have a question, I’ve always been fascinated by the Superheroes we grew up watching on the Saturday morning cartoons. Many of these, we now know as adults, were just make-believe, being just, you know, cartoons, but when movies like...

 

First 2022 Pool Tournament October 8

The Whitehall Independent Pool league will have its Beginning of the Year Tournament on October 8, 2022. Sign-up is at the Mint Bar at 10 AM. Everyone is welcome to play! $5.00 entry with $200 added payout! Four (4) more players are needed for...

 

Classical Music at Star Theatre October 8

Whitehall non-profit Gold Junction Presents (GJP) is bringing an evening of classical music to the Star Theatre on Saturday, October 8 at 7 PM. This program is free to the public; donations are accepted and appreciated. Members of the Bozeman...

 

Whitehall Happiness Corner: 10/5/2022

Those who know me know my affinity for Halloween. Thank you, Terry Chadwick and Darla Hill for these little cuties! They brighten up the Ledger Office with sweet spookiness!...

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 10/1/1997

October 1, 1997 For the first time in nearly two decades, a chartered 10-car tourist train operating under a company named Northern Parks Limited brought 44 people to Whitehall for an overnight stay on Friday, September 26. The train, powered by MRL...

 

Between the Stacks: 10/8/2022

October calendars are out, and they are full of fun and exploration! On Wednesday, October 5th, at 10 AM we will be hosting a party for Daniel Tiger! All preschoolers and their families are welcome to come and help Miss Deanna from PBSKids celebrate...

 

So What's This Thing Called the American Dream?

They called him Reinhart, but he would one day change his name to Ralph to sound more American than German. Huddled with his parents and three siblings in steerage class, he arrived at Ellis Island at the age of one. He grew up in Brooklyn, while...

 
 By BILL LANES    Opinion    October 5, 2022

Connecting Point: Grace Factors

In this life we encounter various relational road blocks, one specifically I would like to address is offense. Such a hazard can be detrimental to our relationships that we cherish or even possible new relationships on the horizon, so we must guard...

 

Charles George Miller, 70

Charles "Charlie" George Miller, age 70, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, September 25, 2022, in his home in Whitehall, Montana. Charlie was born on April 20, 1952, in... Full story

 

Trojan XC Strong Showing at Headwaters Invite

The Whitehall Trojan middle school and high school Cross Country Team ran hard at the Headwaters Invitational on Friday, September 30 in Three Forks. MEN Varsity 5,000 Meters: 32nd sophomore Ethan...

 

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) reports that breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed among Montana women, accounting for 31% of new cancers. Breast cancer is a disease in which cells in the breast grow out of cont...

 

Healthcare is a Local Affair at RVMC

Ruby Valley Medical Center is making healthcare a local affair by participating in the Montana Office of Rural Health’s Community Health Services Development process. This project is funded in part through the Montana Health Research and Education...

 

MONTANA PARK OF THE WEEK Fort Owen State Park

Travel 25 minutes south of Missoula, MT, and into Stevensville, MT to Fort Owen State Park. Here you will find the remains of the oldest pioneer settlement in the State of Montana. A beautiful place...

 

Waterfowl, Pheasant and Antelope Hunting Opens

Hunting for ducks, coots and geese opened Saturday, October 1. Here are a few reminders: • The aggregate daily bag for dark geese in the Pacific Flyway has increased from four to five. Dark geese include Canada geese, cackling geese, and...

 

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