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 By ELIZABETH PULLMAN    Opinion    May 25, 2022 

Editorial: Keeping, Changing & Breaking Traditions...

KEEPING: Two weeks ago I can honestly say I thought there would be no newspaper for the week. I was on my deathbed. Actually, I was on the floor of the Ledger office, with my screens angled to the floor, hoping I could get the paper laid out before...

 
 By ELIZABETH PULLMAN    Opinion    May 25, 2022 

Editorial: A Little Humble Brag...

The Whitehall Ledger will be recognized as a 2022 Better Newspaper Contest award winner at the 137th Annual Montana Newspaper Convention in Glendive, June 17-18. The 2022 contest was judged by volunteer members of the North Dakota Press Association....

 
 By RUTH LOTT    Opinion    May 25, 2022 

Dear Editor: In support of Jon Goff

Dear Editor, There is always a lot of talk about wanting younger/new people to participate in politics, but it doesn’t happen very often. This year, there will be a new name in the contest for Jefferson County Commissioner. I am writing to...

 
 By ROBERT BRUNER    Opinion    May 25, 2022 

Dear Editor: In support of Jim Brown for Supreme Court

Dear Editor, We need to support Jim Brown for our state Supreme Court. It is common among Montana’s most liberal supreme court justices to accept large campaign donations from the same lawyers whose law firms are litigating cases before those very...

 
 By ED GUZA    Opinion    May 25, 2022 

Dear Editor: In support of Mary Janacaro-Hensleigh

Dear Editor, I’m voicing support for Mary Janacaro-Hensleigh for Jefferson County Commissioner, District 1. As Whitehall’s Town Attorney since 2015, I’ve had the pleasure of working with Mayor Hensleigh since she took office in 2018. Under her...

 
 By JOHN KREIS    Opinion    May 25, 2022 

Dear Editor: In support of Dan Hagerty

Dear Editor and Jefferson County Voters, As you mark your ballots for Jefferson County Commissioner if you are uncertain which candidate to vote for, please consider the following: · Dan Hagerty is a Veteran. · Dan Hagerty has served his community...

 

Thought Provokers 5/25/2022

If someone lived to be 80 years old and had 1 photo of their life taken every hour. That entire person’s life could be assembled at 24 frames per second into the duration of a single season television show. About eight, one hour long episodes....

 
 By Jo    Opinion    May 25, 2022 

Go Ask Jo: 5/25/2022

Dear Jo, What do you do when someone comments on the job you are doing while knowing nothing of the work and effort that goes into it? I do sales and there is always someone who feels the need to comment on my prices, my advertising, and how I...

 
 By BILL LANES    Opinion    May 25, 2022 

Connecting Point: Shallow Promises

Worship takes on several meanings in a wide range of contexts. As Christians, we need to focus on the Biblical understanding of worship; nothing more and nothing less. Our culture is inundated by “worship” experiences that embrace entertainment...

 

Horoscopes: Week of 5/25/2022

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 You may be questioning some of your relationships this week, Aries. Periodic reflection is good for your long-term well-being but move ahead with caution. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, finding a balance between your professional...

 
 By DAVE ANDERSON    Opinion    May 18, 2022

Dear Editor: In Support of Mary Janacaro-Hensleigh

Dear Editor and my friends throughout Jefferson County, After a six-year term as a County Commissioner for you folks and nearly five years as your Undersheriff, I write to wholeheartedly endorse Mary Janacaro-Hensleigh for County Commissioner for...

 
 By BOB SIMS    Opinion    May 18, 2022

Dear Editor: Candidate Forum May 26

Dear Editor, We citizens have not done a stellar job in selecting our elected “leaders” in recent years. Most of us vote but few of us make sufficient effort to gain enough knowledge that we can make a truly informed selection. Those that make...

 
 By DON DRAKE    Opinion    May 18, 2022

Dear Editor: In Support of Weed Mill Levy

Dear Editor, Jefferson Valley Sportsman’s Association urges all Jefferson County voters to vote for the continuation of the existing three (3) mill levy for the Jefferson County Weed Control District. Unless reauthorized by voters during the June...

 

Thought Provokers: 5/18/2022

You never miss the beer you didn’t drink yesterday. Believe it or not, those ads aren’t wrong, there actually are hot singles in your area. The cause of your death may be the end of the world. You’re crazy if you DON’T talk to your dog....

 
 By Jo    Opinion    May 18, 2022

Go Ask Jo: 5/18/2022

Dear Jo, I just want to be me. That does not seem like it should be difficult for someone to accept. I am really fun (just ask me), intelligent, thoughtful and maybe a bit crazy. I like to be outdoors, like art, and exploring. Why is it that people...

 
 By BILL LANES    Opinion    May 18, 2022

Connecting Point: Three Strands

We all approach life at different speeds and angles, and our philosophy certainly varies. That being said it’s common knowledge that a person can accomplish more in partnership. Yes, relational conflict can impede action plans or goals. However,...

 

Horoscopes: Week of 5/18/2022

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 This week could be a strange time in regard to your finances, Aries. It might be a good idea to get all of your financial affairs in order to figure out where you stand. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Check around the house for any areas...

 

Horoscopes: Week of 5/11/2022

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Avoid going down the rabbit hole that can be social media, Aries. Put your phone or tablet to the side for a little bit and focus your attention elsewhere. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Try to stay calm and grounded right now, Taurus....

 
 By TERRY MURPHY    Opinion    May 11, 2022

Dear Editor: Thanks to Congressman Rosendale

Dear Editor, As a Montana farmer, I am deeply concerned about the anti-natural resource policies of the Biden Administration. Agriculture is the economic backbone of our state, and his policy decisions are causing serious issues for Montana’s...

 

Dear Editor: Support for Dan Hagerty

Dear Editor & Jefferson County Voters, We have an opportunity to vote for a new county commissioner and we are blessed with four good candidates. Normally, I never get involved with political discussions but feel I need to address and support one...

 
 By SARAH SALSBURY    Opinion    May 11, 2022

Dear Editor: Support for Weed District Mill Levy

Dear Editor, As election/voting time comes upon us again, I encourage everyone to get informed and get out and vote! Voting is an important privilege and way to participate in our community. Another way we participate is by our tax contributions. As...

 
 By DAWN LEWTON    Opinion    May 11, 2022

Dear Editor: Support for Jim Buterbaugh

Dear Editor, I am writing this letter to the Editor to simply encourage Jefferson County Residents to vote for Jim Buterbaugh for the new Jefferson County Commissioner. As, a Madison County Resident, I will not have that opportunity. What I can do...

 
 By JOHN KREIS    Opinion    May 11, 2022

Dear Editor: Support for Library Levy

Dear Editor, It is certainly true that individuals and institutions are going through difficult budget stretching times. It is definitely a time to prioritize and support those parts of our lives important to ourselves, our families, and our...

 
 By JIM BUTERBAUGH    Opinion    May 11, 2022

Dear Editor: Seeing the inner workings

Dear Editor For the last two years, I have been following our County Commissioner (Leonard Wortman) around, getting an idea of how the system works and what is being done to Improve our little heaven in the United States. In doing this, I had the...

 

Dear Editor: Save Our Democracy

Dear Editor, We are living in very difficult times, but they are our times. Times we have helped create and need to help heal. For democracy to work we need a healthy government “of the people, by the people, and for the people.” Dark Money...

 

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