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  The Whitehall Ledger, established in 1984, is a weekly newspaper owned by Jack Smith.
   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 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, and 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, however, sometimes we are out of the office gathering photos and news.

    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 call at (406) 287-5301. Let us know how we can help you!
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Dec. 18, 2014

Whitehall High School
Class of 2016 Graduates

By JACK H. SMITH
Ledger Publisher


Last Sunday was the end of a journey for the members of the Whitehall Class of 2016.
24 seniors received their diplomas during the annual Graduation Ceremony in the Varsity Gym.
The ceremony commenced with the traditional processional, followed by the National Anthem performed by Whitehall junior Rachel Smith.
Whitehall High School Principal Hannah Nieskens then welcomed graduates, families, and friends to the ceremony.
The guest speaker at the 2016 graduation was longtime district teacher and coach John Stenson. He told the students he was very honored to be selected as their guest speaker, and graduation day is a big moment in life for both the graduates and their families. Stenson said the students are and always he will be Whitehall Trojans.
He encouraged the graduates to follow their passion and whatever they do strive for happiness.
The next to speak were the Class of 2016 Salutatorian Ashlie Benner and Valedictorian Garrett Briggs.
Benner told her classmates that just because they are adults, they don’t need to have things figured out. Briggs thanked everyone who helped the students get to this point, including what he called very devoted teachers at the school.
Briggs and Benner were also presented with the annual “Golden W” award.
The ceremony also included the presentation of numerous scholarship awards from local companies and organizations.
Benner was awarded with the $1,000 Dennis Smith Memorial by the Whitehall American Legion, The $500 Holcim Trident Plant Worthy Student Scholarship, The $1,000 Sacry Scholarship, the $250 Whitehall Booster Club Scholarship, the $500 Ram Benich Scholarship, the $500 Cowdry Scholar Athletic Scholarship, a $500 Golden Sunlight Mine Scholarship, the $500 Mariah’s Challenge Scholarship, the Dorothy Shaw Memorial Scholarship and the $500 Superior Friction Reduction Corporation Scholarship.
Allie Nielsen was awarded with a $350 scholarships from Rocky Mountain Bank. Brock Johnson received a $350 scholarship from the Whitehall Saddle Club, the $1,000 Sacry Scholarship, the Rotary Club Scholarship, the $500 Cowdry Scholar Athletic Scholarship, the $750 Montana Farmer’s Association Scholarship and the $500 Golden Sunlight Mine Scholarship.
Michaela Simons was awarded with the $250 Whitehall Booster Club Scholarship, the $350 Rocky Mountain Bank Scholarship, and the Dorothy Shaw Memorial Scholarship.
Samara Brunet was awarded with the $2,500 David E. Payne Memorial Scholarship.
Amber Hockenberry was awarded with the $500 Old Fellow and Rebekah Lodges of Montana Scholarship.
Dillon Hoerauf received the $250 Whitehall Little Guys Wrestling Scholarship.
Kyra Armstrong received the $750 Ruby Valley National Bank Scholarship, $250 4-H Scholarship, and the $500 Imerys Talc Scholarship.
Anthony Baceski and Madison Johnson were both awarded with the $10,000 Ronald J. Woods Memorial Scholarship. Johnson also received the Dorothy Shaw Memorial Scholarship, the $1,000 MSU Premier Scholarship and the $500 Holcim Trident Plant Worthy Student Scholarship.
Willis Pullman was awarded with the $1,000 Cardwell Cougar Scholarship, and the OPI: Outstanding Academic Performance for an ACT Composite Score of 27 or Higher Scholarship.
CLASS OF 2016
The members of the Whitehall Class of 2016 are Kyra Armstrong, Anthony R. Baceski, Ashlie Ryan Benner, Anthony J. Bowman, Garrett J. Briggs, , Samara R. Brunet, Miranda D. Cantrell, Curtis R. Flood, Riley M. Harper, Amber M. Hockenberry, Dillon C. Hoerauf, Lily J. Jensen, Brock S. Johnson, Madison Johnson, Zane P. Kountz, Allie L. Nielsen, Willis Pullman, Joseph A. Reed, Devon N. Rowe, Michaela A. Simons, Jordana L. Smith, Jeremiah J. Williams, Brandon M. Witzel and Keslie A. Wolfe.







Valedictorian Garrett Briggs addresses the crowd Sunday at the 2016 WHS graduation ceremony. Ledger photo by Melissa Jenkins