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

Head Start continuing in Whitehall

There was recently some good news for the Whitehall Head Start Program. According to Bob Mullen, Jefferson County Commissioner, the Rocky Mountain Development Council Board of Directors and the Head Start Policy Council have voted unanimously to...

Council sets meeting to discuss crime

With criminal activity on the rise, local residents voiced concerns at the Whitehall Town Council meeting on Monday night. Town Attorney Ed Guza said he would like to set up a meeting with Jefferson County Sheriff Craig Doolittle to update the...

Chamber members discuss Christmas Stroll

With another Frontier Days under its belt, the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce is already starting to plan for the next big event of 2017. At a Chamber meeting last Thursday, Treasurer Jill Dove discussed preparations being made for the annual...

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report

Monday, Aug. 7 8:09 a.m. - traffic/ reckless, I-90 eastbound, MM 267, Cardwell 8:17 a.m. – abandoned auto, Boulder Cut-Off Road, Cardwell 9:47 a.m. – trespass, 176 Whiskey Gulch Road, Whitehall 12:58 p.m. – family disturbance, 68 Whitetail...

July production 2,400 ounces

At last week’s Community Transition Advisory Committee Meeting, Golden Sunlight Mine Manager Dan Banghart reported the production at the mine during July was 2,400 ounces. Banghart added from August 1 to 3 about 1,000 ounces were recovered....

Addiction divides Montana families

She thought he would make it. He knew a relapse would cost him his four-year-old daughter and again and again he would tell Judy Kelly, "I love her more than anything else in the world." Ultimately,...

Caverns hosting eclipse event

A total solar eclipse will occur on Monday, August 21, 2017. This event has been described as the Great American Eclipse. “Total solar eclipses occur once every one to two years but are only visible from less than half a percent of the Earth’s... Full story

Trojan scrimmages Thursday

A little over a week before they open the 2017 season, local fans will get a sneak peak tomorrow of the Whitehall High School football and volleyball teams. The annual Purple and Gold Scrimmages are ... Full story

Column: The Snowman

Earlier this month I was able to make a quick trip to my hometown. I closed the office on a Friday and headed out of town around 8 a.m. While an 800 mile round trip is certainly not fun, it’s important from time to time to take a quick break and...

Editorial: Shakespeare in the Parks an asset to community

This week’s issue of the Whitehall Ledger has a front-page article about the upcoming Shakespeare in the Parks performance. The event will take place August 28 in Whitehall, and is a tremendous opportunity for residents of all ages to get out and... Full story

Living Our Western Heritage

What makes you think that is an Ameraucana? What color egg does it lay? What type comb does it have? What are you training it to be? I must admit I was drawn to the crowd that was witnessing this...

Shakespeare in the Parks August 28

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks will be performing George Bernard Shaw's You Never Can Tell at 206 Yellowstone Road in Whitehall Monday, August 28 at 6 p.m. The New York Times has said of MSIP, "It ...

JLDC awards later this month

The Jefferson Local Development Corporation Annual Dinner and Awards will take place Wednesday, August 30 at the Whitehall Community Center. The theme for the 2017 event is Blue Jeans, Boots & Bandanas. The social hour will start at 6 p.m. and... Full story


In the Fall of 1980, our daughter, Kelly, left for college in Nampa, Idaho at Northwest Nazarene College and sent us this. I thought maybe there would be some parent that could use a little encouragement and would be blessed. Hold Fast the Summer...

Kids paint colorful murals

Last Friday was a memorable experience for David and Patti Hanley of Whitehall. They not only got to spend time with numerous grandchildren who were staying at their house, there basement exercise... Full story

Between the Stacks

Fall is rapidly approaching and things are in full swing at the Library. This fall we will be offering Art Camp for children Kindergarten through 5th grade. The classes will run for six weeks beginning September 11 at 4:00 p.m. If you would like to...

2017 Jefferson County Fair dedicated to Dawson, Rennie

The 2017 Jefferson County Fair, A Fair of the Heart, is dedicated to RaeCille Dawson and Dick Rennie, two long-time supporters of the Jefferson County fair and rodeo who passed away this year.... Full story

Phillip William Gooch

Phillip William Gooch, better known as Bill, of Whitehall, MT, died on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at St. James Healthcare in Butte, MT at the age of 58. Bill was born on August 19, 1958, to Phil and...

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