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

By Arcylle Shaw
Contributing Writer 



February 21, 2018

Because of howling winds, blowing snow and frigid temperatures, the Cardwell School Board agreed to cancel school on Monday, President's Day. That is a very rare happening. As a result, the Live Wax Museum is rescheduled for next Monday, February 26th, from 1:30 until 3:30. There will still be an opportunity to buy baked goods and/or contribute to the students' project to help with the Centennial celebration. Further information can be acquired by calling Seth Coombe at the Cardwell School. 287-3321

Winter weather hasn't slowed down the Pinochle Club that meets regularly at the Senior Center. Mary Gustin hosted the afternoon. Dee Panich placed First; Martha Hanson, Second; Joyce Held, Low; and Lucile Buchanan, won Pinochle. Marion Poff held 1500 trump! Erv Hedegaard was a guest and Michael Clark will be the host next time.

Courtesy Photo

Pictured are the third, fourth, and fifth grades at the Cardwell School in 1960-61. Do you recognize them? In the front row is Carol Shaw, Jim Sacry, Debbie Hemund and Laurie Taylor. Middle row has a partial view of someone we can't tell who she is. Next, is Linda Buie, Judy Pankovich, Ed Armstrong and David Stepan. The back row has Carol Ann Sacry, Gay Armstrong and Barbara Ballard. The teacher is Helen Norville. Mrs. Norville taught the third, fourth and fifth grades many years at Cardwell. Judy Pankovich and David Stepan have both passed away. Do you know which ones still live in this area? Have fun while looking forward to the Cardwell School Centennial on August 4th

Some of us would think that a bunch of young adults (and some not so young), that spent the afternoon in the very brisk wind and freezing temperatures sledding/tubing were slightly crazy. Rhoda and Bill Powell are fun-loving people, but thankfully, the Lord had a cow calving, which kept Bill off the hills. Not so with Johne and Coleen Tuthill. Bill said that the Tuthills got a little beat-up, but that the kids did fine. After a quick meal at the church, the gang headed to Powells for the remainder of the day. Several hours of sledding made them ready for the warmth of Powells home and then it was game time! Whew!

This chilly weather - it is winter - followed Glenn and Carol Patrick to Arizona for a brief get-away. Friends from the Patricks time in Havre hosted them. Rainy days made the temperature a little cooler for that area, but time with family and friends is what it is all about. Ranch work never goes away, so the routines of the ranch were quickly back in motion.

The Patricks weren't the only ones heading south. Randy and Bev Kirk drove to Arizona by way of The Valley of Fire in southern Utah and the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge. It was a first for Bev and was exciting for her to visit all of the new area. Bill and Mary Ann Ballard spend their winters in the sunny south and spent some time with the Kirks. The highlight for Bev was the Grand Canyon! Amazing handiwork of God. This week at the Kirk's they are hosting a man from New Zealand and I look forward to sharing his day at the ranch on the North Boulder. "Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways." Romans 11:35


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