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Articles from the October 20, 2021 edition

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Western Legacy Center Shooting For Memorial Day Soft Opening

The Western Legacy Center (WLC) announced its plan to create a viable, vibrant tourism-based enterprise to generate economic and cultural value for Jefferson County. The Western Legacy Center will...

 

Screams Come True This Weekend

Screams Come True Haunted House and Hay Maze opens this weekend and the event's haunters are fully prepared to keep you screaming all night long! The event, now in its third year, has added an extra...

 

Thought Provokers: 10/20/2021

If tables only had 3 legs, they’d never wobble. Someone knows Lebron James as “The guy from the Space Jam movie.” The richer you are the easier it is to get things for free. Around good people, it feels like you can do anything. Around bad peop...

 

Dear Editor: Why the Attacks?

Dear Editor, Why are Montana Republicans attacking local control? Montanans cherish local control. Our treasured state constitution puts power in the hands of those who are elected in our communities, people like school board members and city and...

 

Dear Editor: Feeling Ignored

Dear Editor, Many of us here in Jefferson County are tired of party politics and feeling ignored by political elites who only care about their own agendas. These days it seems like elections are so partisan that no one really wins. We have to ensure...

 

Dear Editor: Kudos to Wortman

Dear Editor, First of all, kudos to Leonard Wortman! In response to his letter from last week, I would like to say that I find myself in almost full agreement with the majority of what he wrote. However, I must say that his comments about the new...

 

Dear Editor: Your Privacy and Money are at Risk

Dear Editor, Your privacy and money are at risk as the IRS seeks approval to snoop. There is an ongoing battle regarding the $3.5 trillion reconciliation plan proposed by the Biden Administration, which includes a provision that would require...

 

Guest Editorial: Evolution, Not Expansion

This is in regard to the Whitehall Master Plan meeting, which was held October 6, 2021. I am by no means a politician or even much of a reporter, but I’ll be honest, I really didn’t take much home from said meeting. However, as the meeting...

 

Name to a Face: Dana Brunet

Where might you know Dana Brunet from? She's the smiling face behind the deli counter at the Peppertree. She's the helping hand who gave you a tow a few years back when your vehicle broke down. She's...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    October 20, 2021

Go Ask Jo: 10/20/2021

Dear Jo, Not only do I look younger that my 24 years, I apparently look like my husband’s sister instead of his wife. We constantly get comments about looking alike, those are not too bad. The awkward moments are when we are affectionate (respectfu...

 

Spooky Spectaculars for Your Haunted Season

Ready for a few more flicks to help get you in the haunted magical mood for Halloween? TWITCHES: Twitches is a Disney classic which should be on everyone’s list of MUST-SEE Halloween specials. Twitches and Twitches Two are hilarious and fun...

 

Donald Charles Kravik, 90

Donald Charles Kravik was born on October 7, 1931 to parents Emil and Lila (Ubben) Kravik, of Marietta, Minnesota. He attended school near his parents home. Donald joined the US Army on July 5, 1952...

 

Mary Elizabeth SeGraves, 93

Mary Elizabeth SeGraves died peacefully in her sleep surrounded by loved ones at home on the morning of September 11, 2021. Mary was born to William and Mary (Walker) Hashley on November 20, 1927 in...

 

Cory J. Casagrande, 47

Cory J. Casagrande, age 47, of Helena and formerly of Whitehall died October 15, 2021. Funeral services will be held at a future date to be announced. K&L Mortuaries of Whitehall is assisting with...

 

Donna Mae Gornick, 84

On October 11, 2021, after a prolonged battle with mixed dementia, our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister-in-law, aunt, and dearest friend, Donna Mae Gornick, passed away...

 
 By Bill Lanes    Opinion    October 20, 2021

Connecting Point: Hope in the Wind

COVID-19, the border crisis, inflation: are these stealing our sense of hope? Pessimism and wistful thinking keep many from enjoying the blessings of good cheer. The Oxford Dictionary defines wistful as “having or showing a feeling of vague or regr...

 

Between the Stacks: 10/20/2021

Just a reminder that school will be out Thursday and Friday of this week, so there will be lots of little ones on their way to the library. Please watch out for those crossing both streets by the...

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: October 24, 1996

OCTOBER 24, 1996 Hannah Warfield-Ruffatto may not look like your typical football player, but she may wind up kicking, passing and punting at a Denver Broncos football game on November 10. She won the 12-13 year old girls age group at the regional...

 

Commodities Available for Whitehall Senior Citizens November 4th

The Rocky Mountain Development Council, Inc. (Rocky) will have supplemental foods available for Whitehall area seniors on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at the Whitehall Senior Center (3 North Division). There is no charge for the food. The Commodity...

 

Lewis & Clark Caverns Escape Cabin Opens This Weekend!

Nestled in the camp grounds of the Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park hides a secret; The Escape Cabin. For one day, the park rangers are hosting an escape room game in one of the rental cabins. This...

 

Cardwell School Red Ribbon Week Schedule

MONDAY, October 25: Wear RED! TUESDAY, October 26: Dress as a cowboy or cowgirl! WEDNESDAY, October 27: Pajama day! THURSDAY, October 28: Halloween costumes! FRIDAY, October 29: Dress as a Superhero!...

 

Changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

The U.S. Department of Education is temporarily changing certain rules to allow potentially hundreds of thousands of borrowers the chance to qualify for student loan forgiveness if they have worked in public service. This opportunity is only...

 

TROJANS DOWNED BY FLORENCE:

The Whitehall Trojans took on Florence High School October 15th but lost 54-7. Miles Hoerauf was 11/30 passing for 146 yards, with one touchdown and two interceptions; he rushed for a team leading 33...

 

XC Townsend Invite Results

Whitehall Middle School Trojan boys placed 8th in the team score with a score of 195. All runners scored a personal record time in the 2500 Run. Reece Hofer 11:30 PR Gage Kidwell 11:31 PR Max...

 

DPHHS Urges Montanans to Check Cupboards for Recalled Infant Cereal

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials announced today a voluntary recall of rice cereal for infants and babies has been issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The recalled infant cereal was distributed...

 

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