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Articles from the October 27, 2021 edition

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Janacaro-Hensleigh Hopes to See Project Completions Through With Re-election

I would like to thank the Ledger’s editor for giving the candidates an opportunity to write our own front-page article. Many of you already know me but, with all the new faces in town, many of you do not. I am a fifth generation Montanan, growing...

 

Fall Festival Brings in Visitors From All Over

The Whitehall Chamber of Commerce's Annual Fall Festival was held at the Whitehall Community Center on Saturday, October 23rd. The event brought in over two dozen vendors and hundreds of shoppers...

 

Importance of JVRAD Question on Ballot

While the Jefferson Valley Rural Ambulance District (JVRAD) question on the ballot is not a binding vote, it will help guide the Town of Whitehall in the direction its citizens want. The Town of Whitehall is currently not included in the JVRAD....

 

JVCF Short & Sweet Invitation

The Jefferson Valley Community Foundation would like to invite all non-profits to attend our “Short & Sweet” grant giving event on Thursday, November 4 at the Community Center at 7pm. The non-profits who applied for grants should be in...

 

Carnival & Haunted House Bring in Crowds

GIGGLES AND SCREAMS: Screams Come True opened to sold-out crowds this weekend, while the Main Street Green Carnival brought in hundreds. Both events are brought to the Whitehall community by Gold...

 
 By Roy McBride    News    October 27, 2021

Clarification of Master Plan

The Whitehall Tax Increment Fund (WTIF) Board is happy to be working with Stahly Engineering, Headwaters RC&D, and Jefferson Local Development Corporation to complete a Master Plan. It will be a...

 

Thought Provokers: 10/27/2021

The thermal shock of turning on a light is allegedly what wears it out, yet the light in the refrigerator seems to require very little replacement. Because of streaming, we all have a movie that we watched for the very last time on DVD or Blu-Ray,...

 

Dear Editor: More Talk than Action

To the Editor: Between January 1 and September 27 of this year, at least 19 states enacted 33 laws that make it harder for Americans to vote—and more will come out of GOP-held state legislatures unless we end the filibuster and protect our voting r...

 

Dear Editor: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Dear Editor, Having just read approximately the first half of The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as posted on the United Nations website (https://sdgs.un.org/2030agenda) I can affirm, with all the positivity I can muster, it SOUNDS pretty...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    October 27, 2021

Go Ask Jo: 10/27/2021

Dear Jo, I live in a small town, which means everyone pretty much knows everyone else. Generations know generations. There is a home here in town that not only looks like a junkyard, but is home to a dog that has bitten people, and killed at least...

 

Spooky Spectaculars for Your Haunted Season

Ready for a few more flicks to help get you in the haunted magical mood for Halloween? With this being the final installment of these frightful suggestions, the Editor of the Ledger has also chimed...

 
 By Bill Lanes    Opinion    October 27, 2021

Connecting Point: Respect and the Republic

The late comedian Rodney Dangerfield was well known for his: “I get no respect”: “When I was a kid, I got no respect. I played hide-and-seek. They wouldn’t even look for me,” he quipped in his gravelly voice, his eyes sort of bugging out....

 

Dylen Carter Mead, 29

Dylen Carter Mead, 29 of Whitehall, MT left us on October 21, 2021. Dylen was born in Ft. Collins, CO to Rick and Sherre Mead on May 24, 1992. Dylen loved to play and watch sports, receiving many awards in Football and Basketball. After graduation... Full story

 

Glenn Kirkpatrick, 85

Glenn Kirkpatrick, 85, of Whitehall, Montana passed away on October 6, 2021, at St. James Hospital in Butte, Montana. He was born in Ten Sleep, Wyoming in 1936 to parents Mary and Harold Kirkpatrick,... Full story

 

Otto William Bausch, Jr., 91

"My life spanned from the Model-T to the Tesla" was one of his favorite sayings. Junior was born in Waterloo (where he lived his entire life) to Otto and Sophia Bausch, the youngest of eight... Full story

 

Creating Fiction from History: 10/27/2021

Mary and Jane Donner were born exactly one full minute apart, during a tornado on May 27th, 1896, in St. Louis, Missouri. For their parents, Robert and Miriam, their unique entrance into this life was...

 

Jefferson County News & Notes

• Ballots were mailed to Jefferson County registered voters on October 15 for the election of Mayor of the Town of Whitehall and a public vote for the Town of Whitehall to start the process to be included in the Jefferson Valley Rural Ambulance...

 

As Halloween Nears, NFPA Reminds Everyone to Keep Fire Safety Top of Mind

Halloween is a peak time of year for spooky celebrations and activities, but it also presents some truly scary fire safety hazards. As the holiday nears, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is encouraging everyone to take simple...

 

Whitehall Community Christmas Cantata Returns!

HALLELUJAH! The long-awaited Community Christmas Cantata is back! Everyone who loves music and singing and the joy of fellowship is invited to join in on the fun. The cantata this year is Hark the Herald and will be under the direction of Janet...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: October 1895

Late October 1895 was a busy time for Whitehall. Crops were in, the town was growing and short on water (no sewer or water system yet served the community) and kids were back in school. The following...

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: October 31, 1996

OCTOBER 31, 1996 On Wednesday, October 23, the Tobacco Root Girl Scout Service Unit hosted its Annual Investiture and Rededication Ceremony. Approximately 125 people attended, drawn by the Girl Scouting program which has grown 25 percent to include...

 

Between the Stacks: 10/27/2021

This Thursday, October 28, at 6:00 p.m. will be our second Holocaust Project program. Team leaders will meet at 5:00 p.m. for committee reports and planning then the program will open to the public at 6:00 p.m. Due to some scheduling changes we will...

 

Jefferson County Museum Completes Online Archive of 1885-1925 County Newspapers

The Jefferson County Museum has successfully completed our project of putting Jefferson County Newspapers from 1885-1925 online at montananewspapers.org. The Jefferson County Commissioners, Bob...

 

Veteran's Day Program Slated at WHS November 11

The Whitehall Schools invite all veterans, active service personnel, and community members are invited to the Veteran's Day Program on November 11th at 10AM at the Varsity Gym. Please fill out this...

 

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