Articles from the December 15, 2021 edition

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Whitehall Saddle Club Annual Wreath Auction Brings in Over $5K For Local Causes

The Whitehall Saddle Club held their annual Wreath Auction at the Mint Bar on December 11th, after bidding at the Whitehall Community Center during the Christmas Stroll. Thirty-four wreaths were displ...

 
 By JOHN KREIS    News    December 15, 2021

JVCF Grant Funds Available for Non-Profits

The Jefferson Valley Community Foundation has received grant funds from The Dennis and Phyllis Foundation by way of Montana Rail Link. The Jefferson Community Foundation is soliciting applications from area nonprofits for community service projects...

 

Dear Editor: Climate Change

Dear Editor, The science has been conclusive for decades. The polar ice caps are melting. Sea levels and temperatures are rising. Forest fires, hurricanes, droughts, and flooding are increasing in intensity and frequency. The human-induced climate...

 

Dear Editor: Lying

Dear Editor, This may be controversial. This might cause a bit of a stir. It could even be esteemed to be a bit negative; but when, if ever, is it okay to lie? Much less, to our kids? For example, one of our kids comes up to us, asking what we think...

 

Dear Editor: Patriotism

Dear Editor, As a kid raised on a farm in northern Minnesota, I attended the last one-room schoolhouse of all eight grades. Graduating eighth grade and starting high school I recognized how privileged I was at Sunnyside school where I listened to...

 

Thought Provokers: 12/15/2021

If Wile E. Coyote could afford all of that high-end gear, why didn’t he just go buy dinner? Most modern adults are less equipped to survive in the wilderness alone than average 10-year-olds from 200 years ago. It’s not the roof of your mouth, it...

 

Name to a Face: Larry Feight

He knows everything there is to know about electrical fences...but that chapter of his life is coming to an end and a new one is about to begin. Larry Feight, who has been working in electric fencing...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    December 15, 2021

Dear Jo: 12/15/2021

Dear Jo, I am just sick of ugly sweaters! I have actually seen some of my own sweaters on people at these dumb parties!! What the hell?! It is literally insulting. I wore one of my best, favorite sweaters just to show people how dumb this ugly sweate...

 

New Whitehall Food Pantry Open and Ready to Serve

It's been a long time coming," Cara Sacry said with a smile. Sacry, along with Konnie Smith and several others have been working several years to bring the Whitehall Food Pantry into its own...

 

Chamber Corner: How to Get More Involved

The Whitehall Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting Thursday, December 9, 2021, at Borden’s conference room. New officers and board members were elected, while several vacated their positions with much respect and gratitude. Chamber...

 

Barbara Scott (Adams) Hill, 79

Barbara Scott (Adams) Hill, 79, our dear Mom and beautiful Texas belle, went to be with our Lord Jesus and our Dad, on December 2, 2021, in Billings, MT., after several years of challenging health...

 

Linda Crane Hicks, 70

Linda Crane Hicks, age 70, of Cardwell, Montana, died in her home on December 5, 2021. Linda was born in Devils Lake, North Dakota, on June 10, 1951. Linda grew up in Butte, MT with her parents Ray... Full story

 

Gary Frank Malyevac (Jake), 81

Gary Frank Malyevac (Jake) passed away suddenly in his home, which was his final wish, on December 12, 2021. Gary was born in Butte, MT, to Frank and Mabel Malyevac. Gary struggled with health issues...

 

Kurt Charles Klemo, 64

Kurt Charles Klemo, born February 24, 1957, in Butte to Jack and Mary Lou (McCarthy) Klemo, passed away unexpectedly at home on November 3, 2021, in Roswell, New Mexico at the age of 64. Kurt worked...

 

How to Cope with Grief During the Holidays

Don’t you wish you could press pause on the grieving process during the holiday season? I remember wishing I could do just that during the first (and several) holiday season following the painful loss of a loved one in my life. I recall being...

 

Connecting Point: Joy for a Weary World

‘Tis the season for joy. In the last couple of years, I’ve been sincerely questioned if I truly have felt this way, and I have concluded that in these times people are feeling more stressed than in the past. I’m not pretending to ignore current...

 

IT'S BIGGER THAN SHE IS!

WINNER OF THE NINE FOOT CHRISTMAS STOCKING! Jordyn Andrews looks so tiny in comparison to her HUGE Christmas stocking! Jordyn won the Christmas stocking, supplied by the Cardwell General Store,...

 

Between the Stacks: 12/15/2021

What an amazing weekend! Congratulations to the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce, Lorie Steerman and Rhea Armstrong for such a wonderful event. The library hosted 770 adults, youth, and children in...

 

Christmas Light Contest Winners Announced

RESIDENTIAL WINNERS: (Above) Brent and Sandi Mabbott took first place honors with their Christmas light display. Second place: Nick & Mary Hensleigh; third place: Cindy & Rob Strub, and...

 

Creating Fiction From History: 12/15/2021

Josaphyna De Villiers was born on May 21, 1894, to Willem and Dominique De Villiers. Although she entered this world in these United States of America, Josaphyna was of French ancestry, with both...

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 12/19/1996

DECEMBER 19, 1996 New ownership has come to the Whitehall Ledger. Glenn Marx, an advisor to Governor Marc Racicot, and his wife Terri, officially purchased the weekly newspaper Friday, December 13, and will formally take over operations on January...

 

Trojans Finish Busy Weekend By Placing 3rd in the Whitehall Alumni Dual Tournament

Whitehall first hosted Columbus for a dual on Thursday night. Whitehall came out on top 48-24. Highlights during that match were victories by pin from Issacc Skogen, Ivar Radcliffe, Gavin Watson, Dane...

 

JVFA Thanks You For The Support!

Jefferson Valley Fine Arts would like to give heartfelt thanks to those artists who exhibited their wonderful talents, making our art show another successful event for the Whitehall Christmas Stroll....

 

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