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Articles from the November 16, 2022 edition

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  • Community Library, Ambulance District, Look to Utilize Town Property

    ELIZABETH PULLMAN, Whitehall Ledger|Nov 16, 2022

    Two Whitehall entities requested the use of Whitehall Town property at the monthly Town Council meeting, held at the Town Hall on Monday, November 14. “Informal talks” had been had with each group with employees of the Town and with the Mayor. Jeannie Ferriss, Whitehall Community Library Librarian, requested the use of the old Whitehall Town Hall, located on Whitehall Street next to the library, in order to expand the library itself. In turn, the Town would then need to move the Whitehall Court office to the Town Hall, requiring them to per...

  • We Are HER to Hold Live Podcast Fundraising Event

    ELIZABETH PULLMAN, Whitehall Ledger|Nov 16, 2022

    Join local Whitehall nonprofit We Are HER for a live podcast showing on Saturday, December 3rd at 6 PM in the Star Theatre. Watch as their award-winning podcast is recorded live at the Star, where a survivor who has been impacted by We Are HER's programs will share their story of hope and healing. Meet others from the We Are HER Family, learn more about this impactful non-profit, and help raise funds to help even more survivors become Healed, Empowered, and Restored. We can't wait to see you on...

  • Fishpond Celebrates Centennial

    ARLENE WEBER, Whitehall Rotary Club|Nov 16, 2022

    The Whitehall Fishpond is celebrating its 100-year anniversary in 2022. This artifact symbolizes the patriotic community it was built for, Whitehall, which has always been a patriotic township. During World War I an enormous flagpole, similar to the flag pole at Whitehall Truck & Towing on Highway 55, was erected in honor of local troops deploying. A farewell dinner was held at the theatre with 282 in attendance. Town women knitted socks and sweaters for local boys enlisted. Patriotism was in fu...

  • Thought Provokers: 11/16/2022

    Nov 16, 2022

    We’re the only species that eat hot food that we warm ourselves. Whenever you die, you’ll end up contributing to statistics of how you died. Therefore you can’t even live without completing a survey. The only reason we are using a base 10 number system is having 10 fingers; there’s absolutely no real reference in nature to 10 or its powers. Dwight D Eisenhower was still in office when Joe Biden celebrated his 18th birthday. Someone at some point in your life has probably seen you at your best and hoped to see you again but never did, without...

  • Dear Editor: As an election judge, I'm glad to live here

    ARCYLLE SHAW|Nov 16, 2022

    Dear Editor, Election Day is over and whether or not the results were what we wanted, we should be so thankful that we have the opportunity to vote! Our precinct voted at the Cardwell Pavilion and Kipp Huckaba had plowed the snow so everything was easily accessible for voters. It was like a family reunion during the afternoon when neighbors and friends were visiting! As an election judge, it made me glad to be living here. Some of the results of the issues concern me - particularly 131. If a doctor (who has taken an oath to preserve life) can...

  • Dear Editor: Encouraged by the outcome of the midterm elections

    DON LEPINSKY|Nov 16, 2022

    Dear Editor, I am encouraged by the outcome of the midterm elections. Not because all the candidates and ballot issues I voted for succeeded, but because winners and losers alike were, for the most part, gracious and accepted the will of the people. Civility may be making a comeback in politics. In my opinion, Americans chose democracy over autocracy in this election. So, why did a forecasted red wave turn into a red tide? Simply look at candidate quality. Swing voters certainly looked at candidate quality. They may have viewed Democrats as...

  • Dear Editor: Thank you for printing "Hats Off to a Determined Woman"

    BONNIE BROWN|Nov 16, 2022

    Dear Editor, Thank you to Betsy Marston for writing the article, “Hats Off to a Determined Woman” about Elouise Cobell, and to Editor Liz Pullman for printing it in the Whitehall Ledger. Elouise was my cousin. Her mother and my grandmother were sisters. As young girls, we spent time together at my grandmother’s Christmas and Easter dinners in Browning, as I too grew up on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation where my sister and brother still live. She seemed very shy, so it must have taken great courage to meet with elected and appointed polit...

  • JVCF Grants Awarded

    Nov 16, 2022

    Jefferson Valley Community Foundation's Short & Sweet grant awarding event was held Thursday, November 10th at the Whitehall Community Center. The following lists the organization awarded, as well as what the grant will be used towards: • PULSE: First CNA course at Whitehall High School • Jefferson Valley Sportsmen: Picnic tables • JVSARS: Little Angel Stove & Tent • Town of Whitehall: Non-slip mats for the pool • Chamber of Commerce: Lewis & Clark Murals • Whitehall Food Pantry: Weatherproo...

  • Volunteers Pack Food for Distribution

    MAXINE SAMUELSON, Zion Lutheran Church|Nov 16, 2022

    Members of Zion Lutheran Church gathered at the Whitehall Food Pantry on Friday, November 11 to pack food for distribution on November 15th. This was a Thrivent Action Team project, where the Food Pantry was given $250 for allowing us to participate....

  • Just Ask Georgia: 11/16/2022

    Georgia|Nov 16, 2022

    Georgia, I have a question. My wife changed her Facebook status from “married” to “widowed”. Should I be worried? Not Dead Yet Yet, Yet is the key word here! Get outta there! Run, run, RUN! With love, Georgia Georgia, I have a question. I have a dog. His name is Charlie and he is four years old. I’m just wondering when I should start to teach him about sex. What age do you think is appropriate? Naive Pupper Pupper, I highly doubt your pupper doesn’t already know about the birds and the bees. Also, this isn’t exactly something someone can t...

  • You're Invited to the 24th WSC Wreath Auction

    BRIDGET MORSE, Whitehall Saddle Club|Nov 16, 2022

    At a Whitehall Saddle Club meeting in 1989, after a long year of Barrel Races, O-Mok-See's, Horse Shows, and Rodeos, a group of Whitehall Saddle Club members thought a Community Open House at the WSC Club House would be a great way to give back. As the plans progressed, they decided to pair the event with Whitehall's Christmas Stroll event and raise awareness of the Whitehall Food Pantry. The plans included community members making wreaths that would be sold after the open house. Six beautiful...

  • Arctic Heat to Host Ladies Cookie Exchange

    CAREY BURNSIDE, Arctic Heat|Nov 16, 2022

    So often women say how much they would love to have something fun to do and to be with other women. This is their chance to do just that! Join Arctic Heat at the Whitehall Assembly of God Church on December 8th from 7-9 PM for an awesome evening of fun, laughter, and food; it doesn't get better than that! If nothing else, you will want to come just to see the decorations! This is a night for the ladies though, with no children. Ladies, come relax, have conversations, and enjoy yourselves...

  • Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 11/12/1997

    RITA BROWN, Whitehall Ledger|Nov 16, 2022

    November 12, 1997 The water improvement project dominated the Nov. 10 Whitehall Town Council meeting and most phases of the nearly completed project was discussed. Members of the audience and council members Dale Davis, Bill Baycroft, and Chuck Buus all voiced displeasure over the project contractor’s repair of town streets. The displeasure resulted in the form of a unanimous council vote to withhold the final payment to DeBuff (the contractor) of $55,983. Mayor Neil Gallagher said the legality of the council action should be examined and v...

  • Between the Stacks: 11/16/2022

    JEANNIE FERRISS, Whitehall Community Library|Nov 16, 2022

    Mark your calendar for Thanksgiving week as the Library will be closed on Thursday, November 24th, and Friday, November 25th. We will be open the rest of the week for regular hours, including Saturday. The school has an early release that Wednesday so please keep an eye out for little ones crossing the street to get to the Library. Monday evening, November 21st, at 6 PM the Rockhound Group will meet upstairs at the Library. This is a great time for sharing new finds, discovering different information on where to find interesting rocks and...

  • Connecting Point: Grace in a Pickle

    BILL LANES|Nov 16, 2022

    We often use idioms to make a point clear. A “pickle” refers to a difficult situation or a quandary. Most likely you have escaped by the skin of your teeth a time or two from a pickle you’ve created yourself. I have. Leaders learn what to do through experience. Preparing for a recent sermon I turned to the Martyr Stephen, and studied God’s Word. The Bible provides us with examples in which people displayed quality character when encountering difficult circumstances, one being Stephen. Acts records how the church was growing in spite of intense...

  • Wayne Jerome Tichenor, 82

    Nov 16, 2022

    Wayne Jerome Tichenor, passed away on November 4, 2022, at the age of 82. Wayne was born in Glasgow MT on April 9, 1940, to his parents Harold and Doris Tichenor, and was the youngest of four boys: Stan, Clint, and Daryl. Wayne was a wonderful man who did many great things throughout his lifetime. He was a “Jack of all trades” and if Wayne couldn’t fix it no one could. He had several jobs that were meaningful and stories aplenty with all of them. Wayne started out printing which was his prima... Full story

  • Max Lee Amberson, 89

    Nov 16, 2022

    Max Lee Amberson, 89, of Bozeman, passed away on November 6, 2022. Max was the sixth of seven children for Howard and Belle (Carpenter) Amberson. He was born on January 29, 1933. Max grew up in Gallatin Gateway, MT where he learned to love hunting, fishing, gardening with his mother, and playing basketball. He worked on the Flying D Ranch as a young man and learned what it took to be a true cowboy. Max attended MSU from 1951 -1955. He played basketball for his beloved Bobcats, majored in Agricul... Full story

  • Veterans Day Art 2022

    Nov 16, 2022

  • Jefferson County Voter Turnout Lower Than Anticipated

    CHARLIE DENISON, Boulder Monitor|Nov 16, 2022

    Clerk and Recorder Ginger Kunz had a hard time believing her eyes when she saw voter turnout in Jefferson County was only 69%. “We were so busy,” she said. “I was thinking, ‘oh, my gosh, this is a great turnout. Then it’s all said and done and I was like, ‘69 percent?’ I swore we would have been closer to 80%, but I know that’s just tunnel vision since I’ve been hearing from 6,000 voters.” Out of 9,479 registered voters in the county, only 6,532 submitted ballots, including the 140 provisional ballots that were determined Nov. 14. It’s not a...

  • Gianforte Unveils Historic Pro-Family, Pro-Jobs Budget

    BROOKE STROYKE, Office of the Governor|Nov 16, 2022

    Governor Greg Gianforte today unveiled his “Budget for Montana Families,” a historic pro-family, pro-jobs budget for the State of Montana for the next biennium. Governor Gianforte’s “Budget for Montana Families” provides $1 billion in income and property tax relief to Montanans in the largest tax cut in state history. The budget also invests in infrastructure, state-run facilities, education, and safer communities through more law enforcement and treatment programs. Additionally, the budget makes the State of Montana debt-free in 2023, pay...

  • Relief, Gratitude, and Silver Linings: Candidates Speak

    CHARLIE DENISON, Boulder Monitor|Nov 16, 2022

    By the time the sun rose Nov. 9 the two contested Jefferson County races appeared to have clear winners, as Sheriff candidate Tom Grimsrud led Chad Cross 3,358 to 2,524 and county commission candidate Dan Hagerty led Mary Janacaro Hensleigh 3,950 to 1,770. The Board of Canvassers will certify the election. As the process is finalized, however, candidates have accepted the results. All four spoke with The Monitor and shared their thoughts on the election results and what their priorities are moving forward. Tom Grimsrud relieved, excited for...

  • DPHHS Reminds Montanans about Increased WIC Benefits

    JON EBELT, Montana DPHHS|Nov 16, 2022

    Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials said today that increased benefits are now available to families through the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, commonly known as WIC. “We want to ensure that WIC recipients and those who are eligible, but not yet enrolled for the program, are aware that benefits increased in October,” said Kevin Moore, acting WIC Director for DPHHS. “This is great news because we know that with increases in food prices, times are tough for many famil...

  • Town Pump Matching $1 Million For Food Banks

    Nov 16, 2022

    As Montana's food banks deal with record demand in the wake of soaring food costs and other everyday expenses, the Town Pump Charitable Foundation is matching $1 million to help raise $4 million during its annual fundraising campaign for food banks, including the Whitehall Area Food Pantry and the Sincerely Paul Feeding His Sheep food pantry in Whitehall. Over 100 food banks statewide are participating this year in the "Be A Friend in Deed" campaign, which began in 2001. The campaign has raised...

  • RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Joe's Incredible Bacon Pumpkin Pie

    Nov 16, 2022

    Pumpkin pie is a fall favorite, but it's also a perfect pie to serve throughout the holiday season. There are many different pumpkin pie recipes, even though it's difficult to improve on pumpkin pie which is known for its creamy consistency and warm spices. But pumpkin pie can be even more delicious with the addition of an extra-special ingredient: bacon. This recipe for Joe's Incredible Bacon Pumpkin Pie, courtesy of Royal Bacon Society and Allrecipes, uses maple-cured bacon as well as tangy cr...

  • Creating Fiction from History: 11/16/2022


    In 1883, especially in North-Eastern Allamakee County Iowa, life was not easy for young Alberta Haney. Born to John and Fanny Haney on September 14th of the year 1867, Alberta, or Bertie as she was commonly known, being the oldest child, had been used to long labors in the fields around Lansing. Lansing had been incorporated three years prior and organized as a second-class city by State law in the year of her birth. Bertie barely missed the failed wheat harvests there in Lansing, but by the...

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