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Last Update: August 27, 2014       Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana
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The Whitehall Ledger is the only newspaper devoted to the community of Whitehall. This site was created to not only provide information about the Ledger but about Whitehall as well. We hope you enjoy your trip through the site and hope you’ll let us know what you think. Was the site helpful? Can it be improved? What other kinds of information would you like to learn or access through this site? Please contact us at 406-287-5301, and thanks for your interest in the Ledger and the community of Whitehall.
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  The Whitehall Ledger, established in 1984, is a weekly newspaper owned by Greg Corr.
   The circulation is 1,150, and a typical Ledger is 24 tab-sized pages, although with special editions and special sections the paper can be as large as 40 pages. The newspaper offers extensive coverage of local activities, organizations and local government, and the paper has the following sections on a weekly basis: opinion/editorial, community/historical section, sports, agriculture, classified advertising and a real estate page. We are a five column (12 picas per column, 16 inches deep) tab. Our general circulation area is Whitehall, Pipestone, Cardwell, Silver Star, Waterloo, and Boulder. We publish the paper every Wednesday, and our deadline for news and advertising is 5 p.m. each Monday. Our business hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and we are open during the noon hour.

    ADVERTISING: Our standard advertising rate is $5 per column inch. Our classified ad rate is $5 for the first 15 words, with each word 10 cents after that. Our rate for pre-print advertising is $66 (for 1,000). We insert approximately 1,000 (we do not insert to subscribers out of the county or out of state). The Ledger does commercial printing and can create, design and print letterhead, brochures, flyers, posters, business cards and other products. We have a high quality digital camera and can take color photos for advertising or other purposes. The Ledger can be reached through this website, via e-mail at whledger@gmail.com , by snail mail at PO Box 1169, Whitehall, MT 59759, or give us a jingle at (406) 287-5301. Let us know how we can help you!
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Kindergarten start date will be Tuesday, Sept. 2
    Whitehall kindergarten orientation is scheduled for Aug. 27-29 this year with the actual first day of class on Tuesday, Sept. 2.
    In an effort to make the transition into kindergarten more comfortable for parents and students, the orientation will provide parents, students and teachers the opportunity to get acquainted with one another on an individual basis as well as become more familiar with the school facilities and daily routines.
    Kindergarten teachers have invited individual families to take part in this orientation during a scheduled visit on Aug. 27, 28 or 29. Please call the elementary office for more information.
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Grand Champ Beef
Cole Dunagan of Whitehall and a member of the Rocky Mountain Rascals poses with his Grand Champion Market Beef “Uncle Penny Bags" at last week's Madison County Fair. PHOTO COURTESY OF CATHERINE ELLERTON
Jefferson County Fair & Rodeo features affordable fun!
    The Jefferson County Fair & Rodeo kicks off this week at the Jefferson County Recreation Park south of Boulder.
    Scheduled for Aug. 21-24, “A Fair of the Heart” features affordable fun for the whole family.
    The county fair, Jefferson County’s 31st, starts off with a bang. On Thursday, Aug. 21, “The Cold Hard Cash Show,” a tribute to Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Three, starts at 7 p.m. The show costs $20 and is a benefit to help pay for a cover for the rodeo bleachers at the grounds.
    The fair features live music, exhibits and contests. Inflatable slides and other playground equipment share the recreation park with the Boulder River Carousel. A variety of food stands tempt folks with goodies from ribbon fries to snow cones. Exhibits are open to the public on Saturday and Sunday.
    Plenty of rodeo and horseback action lures rodeo fans to Boulder. Kids have their own horse show, parade and rodeo on Friday. On Friday evening starting at 4 p.m., local cowboys and cowgirls compete in the Wrangler Roundup. There is no admission charge for Friday events.
    Saturday events include the parade in Boulder starting at 1 p.m. and live bands all afternoon.
    Admission to the fairgrounds is free with a parking fee of $2 per car. A beef barbecue, sponsored by the local 4-H club, is a home-cooked feast that is served from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday.
    The Rodeo Association puts on the fast-paced Jefferson County NRA Rodeo, starting at 5 pm. Saturday, Aug. 23. At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, baked goods are auctioned to benefit the fairgrounds in a good-natured competition that sees some pies and cakes going for hundreds of dollars. From 8 to 11 p.m., Saturday night’s real barn dance stars popular band Insufficient Funds with a bargain cover charge of $1.
    On Sunday, Aug. 24, events include a dog show, a kids’ stick horse rodeo and treasure hunt in the straw. The second performance of the NRA Jefferson County Rodeo kicks off at 2 p.m. Sunday. More live music, exhibits and vendors round out the weekend.
    For a schedule of events and information on how to enter the fair and rodeo, go to jeffersoncounty-mt.gov.