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 By Tom Puchlerz    Opinion    July 28, 2021 

Dear Editor: Should Season Not Meant For Public Land

Dear Editor, In Montana private land elk hunting is moving toward 11 weeks for people who can pay thousands of dollars for trophy bulls, while others are left to hunt cows in deep snows and bitter cold when they’re struggling to survive the...

 
 By Bill Lanes    Opinion    July 28, 2021 

Connecting Point: Sidetracked By Numbers

Generosity goes beyond simply giving money; generosity permeates all areas of our lives. One area which we tend to forget in applying generosity is in our relationships, specifically forgiveness. Have you ever wrestled with an unforgiving attitude?...

 

Horoscope: Week of 7/28/2021

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, you may have to tend to family matters this week. Seek input from trusted family members and work together to come to a solution that everyone can embrace. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, it can be difficult to know when to st...

 

This Week's "Change That Up" Tip...Stay Positive

Are you a glass-half-empty kind of person? When someone pays you a compliment, you got everything on your list done for the day early, or finally accomplished something you’ve really been working hard for...do you focus on what’s next instead of...

 

Dear Editor: We are better than this

Dear Editor, I’m not going to name any names or go into any details, but once again, we have witnessed the lengths that some people will go to in order to soothe their own wounded ego. I’d like to think most people have a good reason for treating...

 
 By Sarah Smart    Opinion    July 21, 2021

Dear Editor: Pick up the Poop!

Dear Editor, I loved last week's column by Jo. (Jo is awesome!). She is absolutely right about picking up POO! I do think this attached poo bag and depository is the KEY! It is almost a for sure...

 
 By John Duford    Opinion    July 21, 2021

If It Works...Don't Fix It

“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,” says Paul in Romans 8:1. We would agree with nary a dissenter among us. The dispute arises when someone asks, “What must I do to be ‘in Christ Jesus’?” Then there...

 

Horoscope: Week of 7/21/2021

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, an unexpected financial windfall that comes your way this week allows you to make some changes. You may move or upgrade your home or car. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 You are looking trendy and fabulous lately, Taurus. Others are t...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    July 21, 2021

Go Ask Jo: 7/21/2021

Dear Jo, I just moved to Montana, to the Whitehall area. There is a street dance this weekend for Frontier Days. My question is this….what do I wear? Do people dress up? Do they wear jeans, skirts, what?! I don’t want to look like a “rhinestone...

 

Gonna be a busy weekend!

Are you ready for a good time?! I am! And let me tell you, Whitehall’s 2021 Frontier Days looks like it is going to be just that! Frontier Days, for me, began last week with me trying to get the paper out on time with a massive Frontier Days...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    July 14, 2021

Go Ask Jo: 7/14/2021

Dear Jo, This is a stinky subject, really stinky, dog poo stinky! I live in Whitehall. I love our little town. I know that we need tourism to help our businesses. I even find it interesting to meet new people from sometimes faraway places. BUT, why...

 

Horoscope: Week of 7/14/2021

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 You are inspired to study a new culture after reading about it in the news, Aries. Continuing your education may provide the challenge you’ve been looking for. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, some good news about a friend puts a sm...

 

Dear Editor: Well done, Kristine

Dear Editor, The article Kristine Erinn wrote about Bob Casagrande was beautifully written and very touching. Please pass along the heartfelt thank you to her, she was obviously ‘Family’ and had total respect for Bob. WELL DONE, Kristine. Dave...

 
 By Gwen Quesnell    Opinion    July 7, 2021

Dear Editor: Changed My Life

Dear Editor, Years ago, Paige Asten told me that they had moved to Montana because in Texas they were snubbed as a mixed marriage. They found a home here. I’m proud of Whitehall for that. Paige and Hervey ran an excellent massage therapy school....

 

Dear Editor: Are We Really Free?

Dear Editor, I’m just gonna say it outright, “Unless & until we know who we are, we will never be truly free.” With that said, I want to quote from ‘The Divine Right of Kings’, a blogpost I made about 5 years ago. “The question might well...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    July 7, 2021

Go Ask Jo: 7/7/2021

Dear Jo, Why do some people (okay, more than “some”) feel they have to get their “kicks” at someone else’s expense? I mean, SERIOUSLY?! Do they actually think about the repercussions before they ‘“steal candy from a baby?” Maybe...

 
 By Bill Lanes    Opinion    July 7, 2021

Connecting Point: A Reminder About the Heart

Jesus often spoke in parables to make clear points; in the Gospel of Luke he compares a tax collector and a Pharisee. Most of us think negatively of both individuals. We are tempted to think the tax collector is like an IRS auditor today. Such a...

 

Horoscopes: Week of 7/7/2021

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, opportunities to discuss future business enterprises with interested parties arise this week. Your meticulous nature ensures you are prepared to take advantage of these chances. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Others begin to notice...

 

Enjoy...Be Safe...and Send Me Pictures!

Ahhh, fireworks! I love them so much! BUT I get hurt nearly every year around the Fourth of July, mostly due to my own stupidity. I've caught sparks in my eye in the past, burning my contact to my eye...

 
 By Ron Jung    Opinion    June 30, 2021

Dear Editor: Passing of two Whitehall fixtures

Dear Editor, This past week another two Whitehall fixtures have left us and passed into Whitehall history, Bob Casagrande and Hervey Perez. Everyone knew them, or at least their names, because they...

 

Dear Editor: Ladies Day & Cruella

Dear Editor, First of all, I wish to voice my congratulations to and appreciation for the new editor of our local newspaper. This past Sunday’s Ladies Day Out was a great success. After a meet and greet at the newspaper office, the majority of the...

 

Horoscope: Week of 6/30/2021

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, this week your mind may be pulling you in one direction while your heart may be dragging you in another. It can be challenging to choose which one to listen to. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, seek the truth and you will find...

 

This Week's "Change That Up" Tip...The 80/20 Principle

Have you ever heard of the 80/20 principle, also known as the Pareto principle? It’s considered a foundational concept for life, business, time, and wealth management, and it essentially states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects...

 

Update on Radar Signs for Legion & Whitehall Streets

A few months ago, the Whitehall Ledger started fundraising for four radar signs to go along east/west Legion Avenue and north/south Whitehall Street. The Whitehall Ledger is excited to announce that several great individuals have come forward and...

 

Dear Editor: When did we stop doing the right thing?

Dear Editor, Just an opinion. Justice and grace...So when did we stop doing the right thing? Flash back to Kindergarten when we were all the very best of friends. We were taught to be kind, to respect each other’s space, to share and to value our...

 

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