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 By Jo    Opinion    April 21, 2021

Dear Jo: 4/21/2021

Dear Jo, I try to keep myself well-groomed and looking sharp, so I shave every couple of days. For the most part, this works out fairly well, but I sometimes ‘nick’ (sorry, Nick) myself and end up bleeding like a stuck pig. How would you suggest...

 

Horoscope: 4/21/2021

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Some things are entirely out of your control, Aries. You may come up against some such obstacles this week. Focus your energy on the things you can control. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, if you’re seeking new horizons, establish...

 

Editorial: Assumptions Are No Good For Anyone

My editorial this week is in response to the letter below, commenting on my previous editorial from two weeks ago “Holy Cow, Slow Down!” As the author of the letter to the Editor did not sign their note, I can only address it here, in public. We...

 
 By Unknown    Opinion    April 14, 2021

Dear Editor: Wife of a Truck Driver and Damn Proud of It

Dear Editor, This letter is in response to an article written by you in your newspaper regarding “all the big trucks speeding down past your office.” I am a wife of a truck driver. You have no idea how many hours and miles a truck driver drives...

 

Dear Editor: Keep the Skatepark Clean

Dear Editor, After a trip up to Ringing Rocks with my three small children and some friends last Saturday, we decided to drive into Whitehall for a frosty treat from the KFC/A&W. After getting our treats in the drive-through, we made our way over to...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    April 14, 2021

Dear Jo: 4/14/2021

Dear Jo, Can you please advise me on a family situation? I recently moved to Montana in order to be closer to my aunt. She is a remarkable woman whom I love and respect. Her son, my cousin, recently moved back to Montana also. I enjoy time together...

 

Horoscope: 4/14/2021

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, if you feel like every day is the same thing, then figure out a way to add some spark to the week. Invite friends for an adventure or embrace a new hobby. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, find ways to entertain your family and...

 

Dear Editor: Gun Control in my Hometown Paper

Dear Editor, The subject of gun control seems to be everywhere these days. Even my hometown newspaper. Guns are evil. We must choose between guns and our children’s safety. Really? Here is another man’s opinion. The anti-gun argument often fails...

 
 By Robert Lack    Opinion    April 14, 2021

Dear Editor: Letter for a Horseman

Dear Editor, This is from a horseman: I am really glad to see fourty-four farms in Texas have partnered with Walmart to procure Angus based cattle for Walmart to process and package their own line of meat in their black plastic tray. So they don’t...

 
 By Arcylle Shaw    Opinion    April 14, 2021

Dear Editor: Focus on Abortion, Not Gun Control

Dear Editor, Mr. Johnson, you are to be commended for your concern of deaths of children by guns. The abortion industry has killed millions of babies in the womb and without guns. Those babies need defending. They have had their lives taken with...

 

Volunteers Make the World Go 'Round

This past weekend while working on the Whitehall Chamber’s Easter Egg and Scavenger Hunt, I had many people ask how they can get more involved. Such a great question! The need for volunteers gets greater and greater each year with new events...

 
 By Don Lepinsky    Opinion    April 7, 2021

Dear Editor - HB 325

Dear Editor, If passed by the voters, HB 325 would amend MCA 3-2-101 to do away with state at large elections for supreme court justices, and provide for elections in newly created separate districts. In my opinion, the bill is severely flawed. The...

 
 By Kelly Hencz    Opinion    April 7, 2021

Dear Editor: COVID "Vaccines"

Dear Editor, All the outright lies pursuant to the alleged COVID “vaccines” need to be exposed to the public and stopped immediately. Drug companies have been working on a vaccine for Coronavirus since 2002 and could never bring it to the market...

 

Dear Editor: "Protect Children, Not Guns"

Dear Editor, When or if your readers read “Protect Children, Not Guns – An Initiative” in today’s Ledger, everyone should understand that it is not an Op-Ed by me. It is not an opinion. It is a fact and a reality faced by all of America’s...

 

Dear Editor: Outraged

Dear Editor, I have recently become aware of a disturbing event that happened the other day. The Ice Cream Lady, who is a good friend of mine, was just finishing up her route for the day, when her vehicle was blocked in & she was verbally accosted...

 

Dear Jo: 4/7/2021

Dear Jo, Manners, I want to talk about manners. Does anyone have manners anymore? I find that I don’t even practice the kind of manners I was raised with. I see people have less reverence for our elderly, less respect for their parents, less...

 

Horoscope: 4/7/2021

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Now may be a great time to reevaluate your finances, Aries. Investments could be the right path for now, but you may want to seek some professional advice. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 A message from a business partner could bring...

 

Holy Cow - Slow Down!

Something has got to be done about the speeding on Legion Avenue. There has got to be some creative ideas out there that will make the semis slow down and still appease the Montana DOT by keeping Legion Ave a functional part of the highway system. Tw...

 

Dear Editor: About the Rock Lady

Dear Editor, As a sibling and friend of the community’s beloved rock lady, I wanted to add a little more to the profile that came out recently! The profile touched on Pam being a nature lover, and oh boy is she. As children, I remember her going...

 

Dear Editor: HB176 and County Support

Dear Editor, Why are our county election administrator Bonnie Ramey and state representative Marta Bertoglio supporting voter suppression bill HB176, which eliminates same day voter registration on Election Day? 60,000 Montanans registered and voted...

 
 By Arcylle Shaw    Opinion    March 31, 2021

Dear Editor: Response to Gerald Johnson Letter #1

Dear Editor, This is in response to Gerald Johnson’s comments on gun control. Guns don’t kill people. People kill people. They use knives, their hands, etc., etc. According to Jeremiah 17:9, “The heart is deceitful above all things and...

 
 By Leslie Alley    Opinion    March 31, 2021

Dear Editor: Abortion is More Worrisome than Gun Violence

Dear Editor, Usually more than half of all gun deaths that occur in this country are due to suicide or accident. Therefore of the 715,000 gun deaths that occurred in the US in the last 20 years, as mentioned in last week’s letter to the Editor,...

 

Dear Editor: Response to Gerald Johnson #2

Dear Editor, This is in regards to last weeks letter to the editor from Mr. Gerald Johnson. After reading the above-mentioned letter last week, I felt the need to write a bit of a correctional rebuttal. I will try to be as positive as I can, so here...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    March 31, 2021

Go Ask Jo: 3/31/2021

Dear Jo, I am a bit chubby. I guess how chubby depends on how you view weight. I am also single. I am writing because I get mixed messages about the dating scene. Some say that losing weight and getting fit is important before I venture into dating....

 

Horoscope: 3/31/2021

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, you have a unique perspective, and sometimes you appear uninterested in the opinions of others. But this week it is best to be humble and accept other thoughts. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, you routinely put caring for...

 

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