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Articles from the November 9, 2022 edition

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  • CWD Detected for First Time in HD 311 Near Cardwell

    MORGAN E. JACOBSEN, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks|Nov 9, 2022

    Wildlife health staff with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks recently detected chronic wasting disease in a white-tailed deer buck that was harvested by a hunter in hunting district 311. The deer was harvested about 1 mile northeast of Cardwell on the south side of Interstate 90. This marks the first CWD detection in hunting district 311. However, the detection site was previously part of hunting district 333 but was added to hunting district 311 during FWP’s biennial season-setting process last year. CWD has been detected in hunting district 3...

  • Cardwell & Whitehall Schools Celebrate Veterans This Week

    ELIZABETH PULLMAN, Whitehall Ledger|Nov 9, 2022

  • Fishpond Centennial Celebration Friday

    ARLENE WEBER, Whitehall Rotary Club|Nov 9, 2022

    The Whitehall Rotary Club and the local VFW and American Legion will hold a joint celebration of the 100th anniversary of the historic fishpond on November 11th starting at 12:30 PM at the fishpond. The program of approximately 30 minutes will include a history of the pond and several songs performed by the Whitehall High School band. A reception will be held at the Community Center following the program. The pond was constructed in 1922 in honor of World War I veterans. In the early years it was maintained by the veteran groups, then the...

  • Thought Provokers 11/9/2022

    Nov 9, 2022

    Deaf people lose freedom of speech when handcuffed. A driver's license can be used to buy things that impair your driving. When everyone started carrying cameras, sightings of UFOs and Bigfoot vanished, but police misconduct skyrocketed. People who complain about chem trails don’t seem to care about exhaust from cars. You don’t know how many Oreos are too many until you’ve eaten too many. More adults go to toy shops than children. Getting a life sentence and a death sentence isn’t that different. Either way, you’re spending the rest of your l...

  • Toys For Tots 2022 Butte Campaign Underway

    Nov 9, 2022

    Toys for Tots is celebrating its 75th year birthday by giving gifts to needy children. Since 1947 over 281 million children have received gifts. In 2021 the Toys For Tots Program fulfilled the holiday dreams of giving to 8.8 million kids in over 830 communities nationwide. Toys For Tots statistics are beyond belief in helping the kids of America. With your community's help and your support in partnerships, we have brought happiness to children in not only Butte but surrounding areas of...

  • Just Ask Georgia: 11/9/2022

    Georgia|Nov 9, 2022

    Georgia, I have a question, I hate this word, but it is the only way to describe this. Why is my grandma’s house always...moist? Like, everything just feels swampy in there. She lives here in Montana, with no humidity, yet I feel like I’m in the bayou when I visit. Her table is damp, her chair is wet, and the air is...well, again, moist. I don’t get it. Disliking the Moisture Dear Moisture, Oh, is a crazy thing. My guess is your grandma has a humidifier that may be turned on a little too often, which may make the Montana air f...

  • Pool Shark Report: Week of 11/3/2022

    DOROTHY GRIFFITH|Nov 9, 2022

    WEEK OF 11/3/2022 TEAM: K Bar #1. 15-2 Mint #4. 13-4 MEN: Tyler Blair: 4 wins, 0 lost Will Bowen: 4 wins, 0 lost Mark Griffith: 4 wins, 0 lost Gordy Lyons: 4 wins, 0 lost Mike Wall: 4 wins, 0 lost WOMEN: Ellen Wagner: 3 wins, 1 lost Leslie Dyson: 2 wins, 2 lost...

  • Our Town 100 Years Ago...November Part I

    ARLENE WEBER, Jefferson Valley Museum|Nov 9, 2022

    NOVEMBER PART I November 1896 was significant with the presidential election being fought between McKinley and Bryan. McKinley was declared the winner. The battleship Texas sunk in the Brooklyn Navy yard, sitting about five feet below the water line. The court case in the news was the United States versus American Bell Telephone Company. A decision in favor of the government would open the telephone to public use. Here in the Jefferson Valley, the Zephyr's November issue was the last by popular...

  • Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 11/5/1997

    RITA BROWN, Whitehall Ledger|Nov 9, 2022

    November 5, 1997 Dale Davis won two of three wards and was elected mayor of Whitehall on November 4th in an election that saw a 72 percent voter turnout and a mixed message from voters. Davis clearly won the mayoral race, beating second-place finisher Bill Baycroft 217-174. In another stunning development in the Whitehall water improvement project, the Montana Attorney General issued an opinion that largely sided with the project opponents, suggesting Whitehall residents should have been awarded a public vote on the project and concluded the...

  • Between the Stacks: 11/9/2022

    JEANNIE FERRISS, Whitehall Community Library|Nov 9, 2022

    Without a doubt, the question I get asked the most is “What are you reading?” Since I generally have at least ten books going at the same time for different book clubs, programs, and my own enjoyment; I decided to share what I am currently reading this week. The History Book Club is reading a biography of a First Lady of the United States. I went through several before deciding what to read and came up with a book I had purchased years ago. My Life with Jacqueline Kennedy was written by her personal secretary Mary Barelli Gallagher in 196...

  • Connecting Point: The Appearance of Weakness

    BILL LANES|Nov 9, 2022

    Montanan men and women going back to the pioneer days have put a premium on self-reliance. As such, even modern Montanans shun outward appearances of weakness. So, we consider weakness as a handicap, something that keeps us from reaching our goals. Weakness, as a characteristic, goes against an early American standard. Work hard and you are supposed to be rewarded. How often do you see weakness celebrated? Never. The Biblical perspective on weakness is unconventional. God often chose the humble over the proud or the frail over the strong;...

  • Ronald Clive Curdy, 85

    Nov 9, 2022

    Ronald "Ron" Clive Curdy, 85, of Hamilton, Montana, passed away in his home on November 4, 2022. Ron was born September 12, 1937, to Robert "Bill" William Curdy and Mabel Emma Camp Curdy in Livingston, Montana. He was the second of three siblings having an older brother, Richard "Dick" Robert, and later a younger sister, Alice Jeanette. Ron lived and attended school in Livingston, MT until the 6th grade when his family moved to Whitehall, MT, where Ron graduated Highschool in 1956. He later... Full story

  • Whitehall Garden Club News - November

    JAYNE DEAN, Whitehall Garden Club|Nov 9, 2022

    The Whitehall Garden Club's meeting was on November 2 at Borden's conference room. The room was packed with members and visitors all enjoying the beautiful brunch set out by Karen Nielsen and Judy Chadwick, full of delectables and deliciousness! Ham croissants, freshly-baked muffins, homemade granola, and berry fruit salad. What a "treat" to follow lots of tricks on Halloween. Thanks to both Karen and Judy. Jayne Dean presented a Fast 5 Minute talk on the history and importance of sunflowers....

  • DAR Scholarship Applications Open

    Nov 9, 2022

    The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship and American Indians Committees opened online applications for students wanting to apply for any of their 27 national scholarship opportunities for graduating high school students, college undergraduates, and graduates on Nov. 1 through January 31, 2023, at 11:59 pm (Hawaii Time). The direct URL link to DAR Academic Works is A wide array of scholarships is available for students majoring in American history, American studies, history, historic...

  • Red Ribbon Week in Jefferson County

    Nov 9, 2022

    Last week, schools around the country participated in activities such as door-decorating contests, art contests, dress-up days, and classroom educational activities. The activities were done in support of The Red Ribbon Campaign, the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation. It reaches millions of students during Red Ribbon Week, usually celebrated from October 23rd through October 31st each year. Red Ribbon Week is sponsored by National Family Partnership and was created in...

  • Confronting the Epidemic of Drug Overdose Deaths in Our Communities

    Statepoint|Nov 9, 2022

    As America’s drug overdose and death epidemic continues to impact communities of every size in every corner of the country, new challenges have emerged. In 2021, more than 107,000 people died from drug-related overdoses, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the bulk of which were from illicitly manufactured fentanyl, which shows up in fake pills, methamphetamine, and cocaine. Since its founding in 2014, the American Medical Association (AMA) Substance Use and Pain Care Task Force have brought together medical s...

  • Reighard & Paske Recognized for Diabetes Care in Southwest Montana

    TANNER GOOCH, St James Healthcare|Nov 9, 2022

    The dynamic duo of Ida Reighard and Marcus Paske were awarded the 'Advancing the Vision in Quality Care Award' as part of the annual diabetes professional conference sponsored by the Montana Diabetes Program & the Montana Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES). Ida Reighard, RN, CDE is a Diabetes Education Coordinator and Marcus Paske, PharmD, BCACP, AE-C, CPP, is an Ambulatory Clinical Pharmacist with St. James Healthcare, now part of Intermountain Healthcare. They...

  • Living With Diabetes? Why You Need to Pay Attention to Your Feet

    Statepoint|Nov 9, 2022

    Diabetes can impact the body in a number of ways, especially creating potentially serious complications for your feet. “Foot care is a central component of overall diabetes care,” says Bryce Paschold, DPM, FACFAS, a board-certified foot, and ankle surgeon and a fellow member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. “Without precautions, even small foot problems can lead to amputation or be life-threatening.” To help those living with diabetes understand potential complications and how to avoid them, ACFAS is sharing these importa...

  • Rocky Mountain Bank Contributes $10,000 In Support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    TOD PETERSEN, Rocky Mountain Bank|Nov 9, 2022

    Rocky Mountain Bank proudly announces a total contribution of $10,000 to five local organizations across the state of Montana in support of breast cancer awareness month. The bank made contributions to St. Vincent Healthcare’s Eva Project, Cancer Support Community’s Mending the Mountains Program, Logan Health’s Save A Sister Fund, Clark Fork Valley Hospital, and Missoula Foundation for Community Health’s Ava Nichole Breast Health Fund. These donations are made possible through the bank’s Pink Ribbon Debit Card Program. Through its special P...

  • MSU Extension: What You Need to Know About Cremation

    KALEENA MILLER and MARSHA GOETTING, MSU and Madison Jefferson County Extension|Nov 9, 2022

    According to a report from the National Funeral Directors Association, Montana’s cremation rate is well above the national average of 58 percent. In 2021, 79 percent of people who died in the state were cremated. To address the rise in interest in cremations, MSU Extension has developed a MontGuide on the topic. According to Kaleena Miller, MSU Madison/Jefferson County agent, the MontGuide answers questions such as: Does my body have to be embalmed? Is a casket required? How can my family be assured the ashes given to them are mine? Which s...

  • Hunting Season Hitting Halfway Point in Montana

    MORGAN E. JACOBSEN, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks|Nov 9, 2022

    Montana’s general hunting season is hitting the midway point and the overall harvest is expected to increase with the onset of the deer breeding season in the coming weeks. So far this season, more than 4,500 hunters have appeared at regional game check stations. The overall number of hunters with harvested white-tailed deer is up so far compared to last year while the number of hunters with harvested mule deer and elk is slightly down. Montana’s general deer and elk hunting season runs from Oct. 22-Nov. 27. The deer breeding season, known as...

  • COUSIN CLEAVON'S REDNECK COOKING: Holiday Berkeley Pit Geese

    COUSIN CLEAVON|Nov 9, 2022

    It is now the season to start thinking about what to have for that Thanksgiving dinner table. I found that you don't always have to have turkey. We cook geese every other year. The drawback to having a goose for dinner is having to pluck all the feathers, but my grandpa in Butte found a way to get free plucked geese. My friend "Dennis" (not his real name, to protect him from potential liability), heard that geese fly into the Berkeley Pit where the acid water not only kills them but removes the...

  • Creating Fiction from History: 11/9/2022


    Sir Robert Moore was born of Scottish ancestry to John and Mary Moore on the official centennial of the birth of this great nation. The family farm was halfway between Lansing and Waukon, on the outskirts of what would soon become the unincorporated community known as Church. John and Mary were heavily involved in the founding of this little community. Born on the fourth of July, at 3:04 in the morning, Robert was a difficult child from day one. First of all, he presented breach and emerged...

  • Jefferson County Sheriff's Report:; Week of 10/30/2022

    Jefferson County Sheriff Dept|Nov 9, 2022

    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30 11:08:13 911 Hang Up: I-90 13:05:53 Larceny/Theft: Bowman Ln 15:49:47 Agency Standby: N Division St 16:54:22 Traffic Hazard: Hwy 69 17:07:22 Motorist Assist: Bluebird Ln 17:53:40 Traffic Stop: W First St 18:01:34 Traffic Stop: W First St 18:26:20 Traffic Stop: W Legion St 18:50:50 Traffic Stop: N Whitehall St 20:11:14 Traffic Stop: N Whitehall St 21:02:40 Traffic Stop: N Whitehall St 21:20:45 Traffic Stop: Tebay Ln 21:21:08 Traffic Stop: E Legion St 21:28:28 Traffic Stop: W Legion St 21:58:04 Traffic Stop: Hwy 2 E 22:45:12...

  • Horoscopes: Week of 11/9/2022

    Nov 9, 2022

    ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Try to focus on all of the things that are going right in your life right now, Aries. Avoid focusing on those things that have gone wrong. A new perspective is all you need. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 This week you need to slow down and smell the proverbial roses, Taurus. You’ve likely been moving at breakneck speed and you can’t maintain this momentum. Take a break. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, when someone presents an idea to you, use your intuition to determine if you should get involved. You can trust your gut on this dec...

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