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Articles from the December 7, 2022 edition

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Whitehall Christmas Festival This Weekend

Christmas Festival week is here! We have many activities happening this week, something for everyone! From December 1 through 24 we have the Elfie Selfie contest for children 0-18. Find a “Chamber” elf in a business, take your picture with...

 
 By PAUL GANNON    News    December 7, 2022

MSU Seeks Elementary Teachers for Six-Week Paid Summer STEM Experience

Montana State University is recruiting elementary school teachers for a summer program that offers hands-on research experiences and fresh ideas for bringing science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM, into their classrooms. Teachers will...

 
 By STEVE SACRY    Sports    December 7, 2022

Trojan Men Wrestlers Place 2nd, Women 6th, at Cascade Tourney

After two days of competitive wrestling among 21 boy and 13 girl teams, the Whitehall boys placed second and the girls placed sixth. Whitehall entered 19 boys and two girls into the tournament,...

 

Dear Editor: Tiring of Misleading Dribble

Dear Editor, Well now, this is different. I know that my letters are usually long, but this is in response to the letter last week wondering whether or not big corporations were going to get any more tax breaks when the republicans take charge of the...

 

Dear Editor: Response to Jon Goff's Article

Dear Editor, After reading the article by Jon Goff in a recent Ledger pursuant to our “right to vote” and his statements of “a threat to our democracy” and his use of the term “Democratic Republic,” I about lost my lunch. Yes, we all have...

 

Dear Editor: Addiction & Politics

Dear Editor, I broach this subject very carefully, with a bit of hesitation and more than a bit of consternation, because it is a rather touchy one! Addiction! Of late, there has been a lot of talk going around having to do with another touchy subjec...

 

Dear Editor: The Terminator and the Constitution

Dear Editor, The TERMINATOR - straight from the insurrectionist’s mouth: “I haven’t read the Constitution, but from what I’ve been told, most of it is a waste of paper quite frankly; the fifth amendment is the only part worth saving.” A...

 

Thought Provokers: 12/7/2022

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory came out in 1971 and encouraged kids to lick walls. Lead paint was outlawed 7 years later. Walking around with your belt unbuckled feels inappropriate, but removing it completely makes it okay again. As humans...

 
 By BETHEL WAGNER    News    December 7, 2022

Holiday Open House at Sage Wellness Center

The team at Sage Wellness Center is pleased to announce that we will be opening our doors and hosting a Holiday Open House on Friday, December 16th from 4-8 p.m. at our office located at 330 Highway 2 East. The Whitehall community is invited to stop...

 

Elfie Selfie Week 1 Winner

ELFIE SELFIE WEEK ONE WINNER: Kylie Glaus looks adorable with her Chamber elf! Great job spotting it - your prize is available at the Whitehall Ledger office! Be on the lookout for more Chamber elves...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago...December Part I

In December 1896, the entire United States was in the grip of a strong winter. The Great Northern and Northern Pacific railroads were struggling to keep their lines open due to heavy snowfall and a...

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 12/3/1997

December 3, 1997 The Golden Sunlight Mine (GSM) expansion permit environmental impact statement was under attack, and GSM intended to fight back. An attorney for the National Wildlife Federation had written a letter to the Department of...

 
 By BILL LANES    Opinion    December 7, 2022

Connecting Point: Chartered Course

Well-known poet Maya Angelou has said, “Everyone grows old but not everyone grows up.” It is one of those understated facts that on Wednesday you might find humorous and on Thursday it irks you. There are some adults that never grow out of their...

 

Beverly Smith, 94

Beverly Smith passed away peacefully on November 17, 2022, at Barrett Hospital. She was born Beverly Elaine Parks on April 16, 1928, to Eldwin and Tennie Parks in Shelley, Idaho, and lived briefly in... Full story

 

Julian Wilson Norville, 96

Julian was born on April 5, 1926, to Hugh Weston and Helen May Norville in Grand Rapids, North Dakota. They lived in Larimore, North Dakota and then in Lodgegrass, Montana, for a number of years... Full story

 

Robert Sims, 75

Robert (Bob) Sims passed away on December 1, 2022. He is survived by Connie, his wife of 57 years, his daughter Marlene Welch, his son-in-law Cory Welch, and grandson Caleb.   Bob was born July 13,... Full story

 

Ann Gillis Hanson, 85

Ann Gillis Hanson, 85, of Whitehall, MT passed away on November 30, 2022. Ann was born on December 11, 1936, to Hugh "Bud" and Mary Powers Gillis in Missoula, MT. She attended the Immaculate Conception grade school and graduated from Butte High in... Full story

 

Between the Stacks: 12/7/2022

The elves have been to the Library to decorate, and the entire place is covered with Christmas cheer! The 21st Century program finished learning about Ukrainian Spider ornaments and creating their...

 

Open a Medical Care Savings Account Before December 31

Montana State University Extension is reminding Montanans to open a Medical Care Savings Account or make deposits into their accounts before Dec. 31 to save money on Montana income taxes. An MSA is an account used to reduce the cost of saving for...

 

MSU Extension: Gifting a Living Legacy

This is a series of articles focusing on estate and legacy planning. Authors are Kaleena Miller, Madison-Jefferson County Extension Agent, kaleena.miller1@montana.edu and Marsha Goetting, MSU Extension Family Economics Specialist,...

 

JeffCo Health Department Update

Influenza season is here, and it is making a mark on Jefferson County residents. The past two seasons have been less vigorous related to flu activity. This year we are seeing a significant increase in cases. These cases are affecting all ages....

 

7 Reasons to Support Small Business This Holiday Season

Small businesses add flavor to our area. There is a sense of adventure when you explore a small business. You never know what beauties you’ll uncover or what scrumptiousness awaits. Sadly, that’s also why a lot of people choose to patronize...

 

January 15: Deadline for Pheasant Release Applications

Applications are being accepted for the 2023 pheasant release program through Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Upland Game Bird Enhancement Program (UGBEP). Guided by statute, pen-raised birds are released in areas suitable for ring-necked pheasants...

 

Court Ruling Reinstates the 2022 Wolf Hunting and Trapping Regulations

Montana’s 2022 wolf regulations passed by the Fish and Wildlife Commission in August will go back in effect immediately after a court ruling in a lawsuit against Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks denied the plaintiff’s motion for a preliminary...

 

General Hunting Season in Southwest Montana Ends with Mixed Hunter Success

Hunter success continued to vary across southwest Montana during the latter half of the general deer and elk hunting season, according to data gathered by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks biologists. The general season lasted from Oct. 22 through Nov....

 

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