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Articles from the October 19, 2022 edition

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Cross v Grimsrud: Similar Stance, Different Approach

November 8 is Election Day and, if you haven't already cast your ballot, the two Jefferson County Sheriff/Coroner candidates would like to request your vote on one of their behalf. However, while one...

 

Town Pushed to Move Forward by Ambulance District After Mistaken Case of Responsibility

At the October 11 meeting of the Whitehall Town Council, councilwoman Katy James put on a different hat and approached the Council as a member of the Jefferson Valley Rural Ambulance District (JVRAD) during public comment. James read a letter, which...

 

Whitehall's Screams Come True Recognized as 2022's Best Halloween Destination for Montana

Screams Come True opens this Friday, October 21 at the Whitehall Community Center; the cast and crew will be ready to scare, torment, and delight you at 7 PM. The haunt, which is the passion project c...

 

Thought Provokers: 10/19/2022

It’s fascinating that we still have people alive who once in their life spoke with someone born in 1850. To the first people to fly above the clouds, it must have seemed like a miracle. Unless you live to 100, every year you live is more than 1%...

 
 By DAN BUCKS    Opinion    October 19, 2022

Dear Editor: In Support of Mary Hensleigh

Dear Editor, Mary Hensleigh is a proven leader with the talent and skills to be an excellent Commissioner for Jefferson County. “Mary the Mayor” is respected statewide for her ability to get the public’s work done in effective and common-sense...

 
 By RUTH LOTT    Opinion    October 19, 2022

Dear Editor: Apologies to Bob Sims

Dear Editor, My sincerest apologies to Bob Sims for misdirecting my response to a letter written by Bob Wagner, challenging a woman’s right to choose in last week’s Ledger. I am especially grateful for Bob Sim’s graciousness when he called to...

 
 By BOB SIMS    Opinion    October 19, 2022

Dear Editor: My View on Abortion

Dear Editor, In last week’s Whitehall Ledger, I read that Ruth Lott respectfully disagreed with my position on a woman’s right to choose. I was shocked. I did not think this was possible since I have never articulated my position on this subject...

 
 By Mark Wood    Opinion    October 19, 2022

Dear Editor: In Support of Dan Hagerty

Dear Editor, Isn’t it absurd what politicians expect us to believe these days? At the federal level, we hear things like the border is secure, and that the Inflation Reduction Act’s new $369 billion in spending will reduce inflation ...

 

Dear Editor: The Dangers of Halloween

Dear Editor, The Dangers of Halloween: Halloween. Boy, oh boy. What great memories. As a child of the 60s (the 1960s) my brother Bob and I spent the days before Halloween planning what to be. Of course, I had been a Cowboy, Ghost, Soldier, and Cop....

 

Correction: 10/19/2022

The quartet on the cover of last week’s paper was identified as being from MSU. This was incorrect, as they are a part of the Bozeman Symphony....

 

Montana Decides: The Long Green Mile

I’m going to combine two stories, one fictional and one real. In the 1999 fictional film, The Green Mile, the “green mile” referred to the stretch of green linoleum that death row inmates...

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 10/15/1997

October 15, 1997 The Jefferson County Commissioners took a tentative first step toward creating a local development corporation (LCD) with a vote to “approve, encourage and support” research into creation of an LDC. Jefferson County Economic...

 
 By BILL LANES    Opinion    October 19, 2022

THE APOSTLE PAUL AS EXAMPLE OF GRACEFUL LIVING

Life is often likened to a long-distance race. The high school and college activity of “track and field” dates to the ancient Greeks. In Montana, the high school athletic association added cross country, a totally different type of athletic...

 

Timothy Michael Minteer, 60

Timothy Michael Minteer of Pullman, Washington left us to return to his heavenly father on the night of October 2, 2022. Tim was devoted to his faith and through this, he was a loving and committed... Full story

 

Lance Martin Bullock, 62

Lance Martin Bullock, 62, of the Boulder Valley, passed away peacefully in his sleep on 5 October 2022 in Rankin, Texas. Lance was born in Butte to Sharon and Hap Bullock and raised in Basin, Montana. Lance grew up with his older sister Kathy,... Full story

 

JVCF Grant Deadline October 28

The Jefferson Valley Community Foundation would like to remind all non-profits that plan to apply for grant assistance that the grant deadline is fast approaching. The grant deadline is October 28th. Completed grants should be turned in at the...

 

Between the Stacks: 10/19/2022

School will be out early Wednesday, October 19th, and out of session completely all day Thursday and Friday, October 20th-21st. Please be aware that there will be multiple children crossing Whitehall Street during these days to get to the Library...

 

Daylight Savings Time & Alzheimer's

For most people, the end of Daylight Savings Time on Sunday, Nov. 6, means an extra hour of sleep. But for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, it may accelerate the disorientation that comes with “sundowning...

 

Noble Ready to Meet All Your Jewelry Needs

When beginning your holiday shopping list this year, look no further than Noble Jewelry, located at 14 North Main. Owned and operated by Paul and Georgia Noble, they have been open on and off since late June and have a unique and eclectic collection...

 

50 Years of the Clean Water Act: More Must Be Done

The Clean Water Act turns 50 on October 18th. Over the past five decades, it has proven itself as one of the most successful environmental laws on the books. It has cleaned up contaminated waterways, helped to assure that the drinking water coming ou...

 

When No Home is Affordable, Where Do You Live?

It’s a common story: Candace McNatt of Durango, in southern Colorado, kept losing bidding wars to buy a house. She finally settled on a tiny home of just 350 square feet. McNatt works as an operating room nurse and is a single mother of two...

 

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Gnocchi with Roasted Cauliflower

Certain items are staples of the Thanksgiving dinner table. For example, mashed potatoes, candied yams and stuffing are Thanksgiving stalwarts. Pumpkin and apple pies help wrap up the festivities....

 

Creating Fiction from History: 10/19/2022

RonLynn Peltzer was born in 1789 to James and EvaLynn Peltzer of Leitch's Station in the Territory soon to become the State of Kentucky. Her father and mother, along with about 18 other settlers, were...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 10/9/2022

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9 10:37:03 Fire Alarm: Hwy 2 E 11:10:17 Medical Alarm: Hwy 359 11:35:51 Medical: N Jefferson St 12:08:52 Medical: E First St 12:10:53 Animal: Hwy 2 W 15:16:45 Civil: Forcella Rd 15:43:41 Civil: Douglas Rd 16:10:43 Reckless Driver:...

 

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