The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Arcylle Shaw
Contributing Writer 

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February 8, 2017

Not much happening this week. The school kids did make their ski trip to Great Divide last Thursday. The blizzard conditions didn’t deter them at all. They held the Spelling Bee which you can read about in this paper in its own article.

The Jr. High Honor Roll was announced by teacher, Michael Coombe. A Honor students were Wyatt Biggers and Katie Whitehurst. On the B Roll were Avery Coombe, Marta Nelson, Anna Nelson and Annie Engler.

Continuing research on the Cardwell School history only adds to my curiosity. Mr. Puckett was Principal, Clerk and teacher - a very heavy load which correspondence reveals. Funding was such a big issue in 1930! Another interesting bit of trivia was selection of the teachers. A qualified man was denied the position of English teacher because the Board wanted a female. That sure wouldn’t work today. The accreditation of the High School would end in a few more years, closing in 1934. The enrollment had increased and the school has remained open with 8 grades until the kindergarten was added some 20+ years ago.

You know there is opportunity to get hair cuts or perms, etc. on Mondays now at Pulse. Cassidi is using her Mondays to take care of customers in Whitehall. Call her for an appointment at 406-533-9489. Look for her ad in this Ledger.

Patty Strozzi not only hosted the Pinochle Club, but won the Pinochle prize. She gave prizes to Mary Gustin for High; Michael Clark for Second; and Judy Simmons, Low. Don Simmons joined them for the afternoon as a guest. Mary Gustin will hostess next.

Catherine Ellerton keeps the Jefferson Valley Museum Face Book page current and it is worth investigating. She asks hard questions of the volunteers and we contact Roy Millegan who can still give us lots of help, even from Las Vegas! You might even see yourself on it sometime. Information varies, but certainly should make one curious.

For those of us who have ‘youthful minds’: No matter how incongruously our youthful minds fit into or aging bodies, we can refuse to be old. We can celebrate our youth--no matter how many decade we’ve been youthful!


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