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Last Update: July 23, 2014 Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org , 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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Horse clinician Kip Fladland explains horse headgear to a group of young horse enthusiasts Friday evening at the Whitehall Rodeo Grounds. The Whitehall Saddle Club was fortunate enough to book Fladland for a weekend of horse clinics in Whitehall. Fladland draws on his 30-plus years of experience, including five years with legendary horseman Buck Brannaman, when conducting his training and clinics around the country. GREG CORR PHOTO
Time to ‘get western’
Frontier Days celebration kicks off Friday
By GREG CORR
Whitehall’s annual summer celebration, Frontier Days, gets under way this Friday, July 25 with vendors in the park and Rocky Mountain Bank’s annual customer appreciation barbecue from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Many of the traditional events of Frontier Days will return this year, like the park vendors, kids’ pedal tractor pull, the parade and the popular (and delicious) barbecues.
This year’s Frontier Days theme is “Gettin’ Western,” and the “white tornado” Mary Davis will serve as the grand marshal during Saturday morning’s parade, which begins at 11 a.m.
The Frontier Days Parade will start near the Ladies Auxiliary Country Store, head west on Legion Avenue and will backtrack this year, giving parade-goers a second look at the many entries. Jody Cargill, who is in charge of the parade this year, said a slight change has been made to the route. It will now go west on Legion Avenue to Stanley Street, turn right, then right on First Street and right again on Brooke Street back to Legion Avenue.
Parade entries can toss candy to youngsters this year, but Cargill urges entries with candy to toss it far from the procession to avoid any accidents.
The Frontier Days weekend also serves as the time for Whitehall High School alumni to reunite and rekindle memories, and Jefferson Valley Museum will be holding its unprecedented Whitehall High School “Gab Fest” on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at the museum.
New this year will be the Fire Department Pancake Breakfast Saturday from 6:30 to 9 a.m. at the Barrick Pavilion and a Touch a Truck event Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. on Main Street. The Chamber of Commerce also plans to bring back Sunday’s Poker Float down the Jefferson River, starting at Mayflower Bridge east of Whitehall. Please check the Chamber’s Facebook page prior to the float for possible cancellation due to weather conditions.
Broncs, Barrels and Bulls will bring hundreds of rodeo fans to the Whitehall Recreational Complex both Friday and Saturday nights, starting at 7 p.m., for some thrills and spills.
A full schedule of events follows:
Friday, July 25
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Craft vendors in Legion Park.
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Rocky Mountain Bank’s customer appreciation barbecue on the bank’s lawn.
4 p.m. — Stick Horse Rodeo in Legion Park.
4-6 p.m. — Whitehall Veterans Barbecue at the Barrick/GSM Pavilion in Legion Park.
6 p.m. — Talent Show near the Pavilion in Legion Park.
7 p.m. — Rodeo action at Whitehall Recreational Complex. Main Street dance after rodeo!
Saturday, July 26
6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. — Fire Department Pancake Breakfast at Barrick/GSM Pavilion.
8 a.m. — Horseshoe Tournament begins at the pits in Legion Park.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Craft vendors in Legion Park.
9 a.m. — Registration for the Bill Baycroft Memorial Rod Run car show begins on west end of Legion Park. The show starts at 11 a.m.
10 a.m. — Parade lineup near the Ladies Auxiliary Country Store.
11 a.m. — Whitehall Frontier Days Parade, Legion Avenue heading west, then heading east.
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Kids’ activities throughout the park.
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Whitehall Chamber of Commerce/Golden Sunlight Mine Barbecue in Legion Park at Barrick Pavilion.
12 noon to 4 p.m. — Whitehall High School Alumni “Gab Fest” at Jefferson Valley Museum.
1 p.m. — Kids’ Pedal Tractor Pull on Main Street.
2 to 4 p.m. – Touch a Truck - Main Street.
3 p.m. — Memorial Rod Run awards and prizes.
7 p.m. — Rodeo action at the Whitehall Recreational Complex! Main Street dance after rodeo!
Sunday, July 27
10:30 a.m. — Meet at the Mayflower Bridge for the Frontier Days Poker Float! Bring your own floating devices, drinks and snacks. First check the Chamber’s Facebook page for possible cancellation due to conditions.