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

Council nixes barn buy/sell

Nearly one month after voting down a resolution that would have terminated the buy/sell agreement for the purchase of the former ambulance barn, the Whitehall Town Council reversed its course of action at their regular meeting Monday night. The...

Officials discuss mine closure plan

Barrick Gold Corporation Vice President for Permits and Closure Patrick Malone was a special guest at the Community Transition Advisory Committee meeting last week. Malone discussed current work being done to update the closure plan for the Golden...

Town hosting public hearing next week

The Town of Whitehall is hosting a public hearing later this month to obtain public comments regarding overall community development needs. The meeting is scheduled to take place February 20 at 5 p.m. at Town Hall. The purpose of the meeting is to...

Grant money could be used towards updating press box

For the second straight year, the Whitehall School Districts have received a $1,000 grant from Northwestern Energy. At a school board meeting last week, Superintendent John Sullivan said they could possibly use the money for a new press box at the...

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report

Monday, Feb. 5 7:43 a.m. – traffic accident, I-90 westbound, MM 235, Whitehall 5:40 p.m. – mental crisis, 460 Hwy 2 West Whitehall 7:12 p.m. – mental crisis, 460 Hwy 2 West Whitehall 8:49 p.m. - suspicious/person/vehicle/circumstance,...

WHS receives GRAMMY Museum award

It has been an amazing few weeks for the Whitehall Schools Music Department. Along with receiving a $250 "One Class At A Time" check from Montana Tech and KXLF TV Station (Butte) and hosting a middle ...

Lady Trojans draw rival Boulder

The Whitehall High School girls basketball will get another shot at rival Jefferson High School (Boulder) when they open the District 5B Tournament Thursday. The sixth seeded Lady Trojans will play...

Three Trojans playing College Football

The Whitehall High School football team had three players sign letters of intent to play college football. Pictured are Braden Smith, Wyatt Alexander, and Dawson Hoerauf. Smith and Alexander signed...

Trojans headed to District Tourney

With a 57-51 win last Friday night over Townsend, the Whitehall High School boys basketball team clinched the third seed in the this week's District 5B Tournament in Belgrade. The game was tied at...

Two Trojans place at state tournament

The Whitehall High School wrestling team wrapped up a strong 2017/18 season with two Trojans placing at the State Wrestling Tournament at the Metra Park in Billings. Senior Dawson Hoerauf ended his...

EDITORIAL: Kudos to the music department

Often times the pages of a small-town newspaper are full of articles and pictures for high school sporting teams and this is certainly the case in the Ledger. I also feel it is very important to recognize some of the other great things going on at...

COLUMN: Recycling blues

While I was in college, I always dreaded summer coming. It would mean I would have to stop the laidback lifestyle of being a student and have to work my butt of to raise money for tuition. This was...

School of Dance Wows the Crowd

Members of the Christensen School of Dance entertained the crowd at a recent Whitehall High School basketball game. The performance included dancers and tumblers from the...

Sylvia performing at benefit concert

Pencil in February 17, 2018 for making plans to attend the benefit concert being held for Sunny Kay McDowell. Sunny Kay has been faced with major back problems for many years, with the last three leaving her on the disability list. It has been a...

Chamber seeking members

The Whitehall Chamber of Commerce is continuing to seek renewals and new members in 2018. At the monthly meeting last week, Chamber President Jan Thorne said there are currently 65 renewals and 10 new members and the board is still working to...

Backyard Bird Count Event Saturday

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park starts off our 2018 events February 17 with a walk for the Great Backyard Bird Count. Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first...

Jean M. Burnett

Jean M. Burnett of Whitehall, passed away on January 31, 2018 in Butte. She was born to Oscar and Blanche Rood in Valley City, N.D. Jean was preceded in death by her parents, husband Dale, son Steve, and grandson Brady. Jean married Dale Burnett in...

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