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Articles from the December 14, 2022 edition

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Tensions High Regarding Rec Complex

Tensions were high, though everyone kept their cool at the December Town Council meeting, held Monday, December 12 at the Town Hall. Representatives of the Whitehall Saddle Club (WSC) were in the audience, waiting to comment on the Council’s determ...

 

4-Day School Week Survey Results Announced

The hot topic of discussion at the December Whitehall School Board meeting, held Monday, December 13, was the results of the 4-day school week survey. Superintendent Hannah Nieskens presented the following information, collected from the survey,...

 

Jefferson County Input Needed

Headwaters RC&D is currently working on the five-year update to the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) and needs your help. The CEDS is a document that is updated every five years for the Economic Development Administration. By...

 

Thought Provokers: 12/14/2022

Mowing your lawn is an exclusively middle-class chore. Neither the poor nor the rich have to do it. Knowing that something is unhelpful is helpful. You can always tell by driving around who has a garage after a snowstorm. The fact that rich...

 

Dear Editor: Equality, liberty, and justice for all?

Dear Editor, I recently read an article published by foxnews.com where Florida governor Ron DeSantis slams woke Disney. I also watched a PBS NewsHour segment where Governor DeSantis stated that Florida is where woke goes to die. So, what is woke?...

 

Dear Editor: Thank you from Bill Kenworthy

Dear Editor, I wish to take a moment to thank my four doctors, Dr. MacDonald, Dr. Watson, Dr. Willoughby, and my personal doctor and great friend, Gayle Sacry. Also, Comm. Int. Health helper Holly Harper for coming to my house to take my vitals....

 

Candlelight Tours Offered at L&C Caverns State Park

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park will again host holiday candlelight tours of the entire developed cave route. This special event allows visitors to see and enjoy the caverns by the warm, festive glow of candle lanterns. Participants must make a...

 
 By GEORGIA    Opinion    December 14, 2022

Just Ask Georgia: 12/

Georgia, I have a question, I recently learned that a small man has been living in my attic for the past 53 weeks, unbeknownst to me and my family. He doesn’t speak any English and he acts feral. I don’t know what to get him for Christmas this...

 

Jefferson Valley Fine Arts Thanks You!

Many thanks are extended to the area artist community for their participation in the Christmas Festival Art Exhibit. We had amazing art, wonderful live music, provided by Rex Davis and Ed Merritt,...

 

Parade of Light Winners Announced

Residential Light Winners: Jerry Ward - 1st Place Logan Trotter - 2nd Place Rich/Celeste Shepherd - 3rd Place Business Light Winners: Pulse Salon - 1st Place Settings - 2nd Place Whitehall Drug - 3rd...

 

Connecting Point: Hidden Under the Tree

Our lives circle around tradition, especially this time of year. Over at least the last decade most, maybe all, adults agree tracking consumers has become excessive. It is my opinion that this creates a slippery slope where we lose value in some of...

 

Richard Joe Hollamon, 80

On December 7, 2022, Richard Joe Hollamon left his beloved wife and family to be with his Lord and Savior. Richard was born on December 1st, 1942 in Drain, Oregon to Joseph and Lois (MacDonald) Hollam... Full story

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 12/10/1997

December 10, 1997 John Jardine, 75, one of Whitehall’s most cherished and prominent residents, died in a plane crash on Sunday, December 7th, when the airplane he was in collided in mid-air with another private airplane about 10 miles north of...

 

NFPA Urges Added Caution This Holiday Season

Many hallmarks of the holiday season, including Christmas trees, holiday decorations, and festive meals, present potential fire hazards that contribute to an annual increase in U.S. home fires at this time of year. According to the National Fire...

 

Business Bingo Winners

Congratulations to the following Business Bingo winners: Austin Senst, Mike Brush, Cliff Edsall, and Shelly Heppler. Winners may pick up their prizes at the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce, Tues-Fri, 10 AM - 3 PM....

 

Between the Stacks: 12/14/2022

The Christmas Festival was a big hit at the Library and we had almost 600 people there celebrating in a variety of ways. I want to take a second and thank the many people who made all the fun happen. First, a big thank you to Deanna Mydland from...

 

Pool Shark Report: Weeks of 12/1 and 12/8/2022

Week of 12-1-2022 TEAM Mint #2: 12 wins, 5 lost K Bar #1: 11 wins, 6 lost MEN 4 wins, no losses: Tyler Blair, Rick Kelley, Terry Spencer WOMEN 2 wins, 2 losses: Shawna Amidon, Mady Carmody, Leslie Dyson Week of 12-8-2022 TEAM Mint #2:15 wins, 2 lost...

 

Whitehall Garden Club News - December

The Whitehall Garden Club (WGC) held its last meeting of 2022 on Wednesday, December 7th. Hostesses Mary Baughn and Evelyn Edmisten treated those in attendance to a "from scratch" feast. A hot potato...

 

Whitehall School Nurses Holiday Check-In

The media likes to portray the holidays as a happy time, but they are not for everyone. Check out some tips from Youth Dynamics for helping kids deal with holiday stress. Youth Dynamics is a mental health service provider around Montana. The closest...

 

Your Mortgage Minute: Tips for First-Time Buyers

Homeownership can be an excellent financial decision for people at a variety of income levels. We all have to live somewhere. Generally speaking, you will be better off in the long run if you own...

 

Trojan Wrestling Tournament a Huge Success

With the support of many community members, Whitehall hosted 25 teams and over 300 wrestlers, including 45 girls wrestling in their own competition. After three days of wrestling, Whitehall wrestlers finished in fourth place. Others placing included...

 

Trojan Boys Go 1-1 Over Weekend

The Trojans beat Shields Valley Friday, December 9th 55-42 with a great defensive effort by the entire team! Sophomores Ashton Pochelon and Joe Denny had gutsy performances to lead the team...

 

Lady Trojans Defeat Shields 47-22, Lose to MC

The girls played Shields Valley Friday and won 47-22, with nine different girls scoring for the Trojans. Senior Maxine Hoagland and Lauren Cima both had 11 a piece. On Saturday the Ladies played Manhattan Christian and lost 49-31, Junior Lindsay...

 

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