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

Ambulance district election cancelled

Local voters may have to wait a while to cast their votes to determine if there will be a new Ambulance District in Jefferson County. An election scheduled early next year for a district proposed by members of the Jefferson Valley EMS and Rescue...

Town Council votes to suspend member

At a special meeting last Wednesday, the Whitehall Town Council voted to suspend member Francine Giono-Janik without pay. The motion passed by the governing body states Council Member Janik will be...

Three fires over holiday weekend

The Whitehall Volunteer Fire Department responded to three fires over the holiday weekend. According to Fire Chief Jeremy Ward, the first fire the department responded to was Thanksgiving night at La Casa Trailer Park No. 2 in Whitehall. Ward said...

Concerts next week, meeting moved

With the Whitehall Schools K-5 Christmas Concert set for Tuesday, December 6 at 7 p.m., the monthly School Board of Trustees meeting has been moved. The meeting will take place Wednesday, December 7...

Preventing norovirus from attending holiday gatherings

Tis the season to share your dinner table with relatives and friends. The holiday season hits just after Montana DPHHS logged in 7 gastrointestinal (GI) outbreaks in the first three weeks of November. Five of these GI outbreaks have been caused by...

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report

Monday, Nov. 21 5:37 a.m. - care for sick/injured, 1 Bowman Lane, Whitehall 10:18 a.m. - traffic/roads parking, I-90 westbound, MM 237, Whitehall 7:02 p.m. - fish & game violations, Hwy 69, Cardwell 8:08 p.m. - suspicious/person/v...

Jefferson County Commission Update

Hi Folks, We have had several phone conferences over the past couple of months to finalize the loan and grants for the Sugar Beet Row sewer project. The final step will be the creation of the Rural Special Improvement District to take place on...

Trojans focused on opener

When the Whitehall High School boy's basketball team opens the 2016-17 season Saturday at Manhattan Christian, they will do so with a plethora of returning talent. The defending Class 5B Regular...

Lady Trojans start season Saturday

After two week's of practice, Whitehall High School girl's basketball head coach Herman Gerving is pleased with the way his team has started the season. "Things have been going fine. The girl's are...

Wrestlers start season in Cascade

The Whitehall High School wrestling team will open the 2016-17 season Friday and Saturday at a tournament in Cascade. The Trojans will return five wrestlers who qualified for last year’s state tournament in Billings. Connor Johnson, Kayden...

Letter to the Editor: Thanks for the decorations

Ho-Ho-Ho! Driving down Legion this weekend we noticed how festive it all looked. The park area, the fish pond area, the whole run of the street is decorated to the max and done beautifully! Whom ever made all the wooden decorations, painted them...

Column: Not the engine light

Sometimes my weeks are a lot like the movie "Groundhog Day", so I was really excited for the Thanksgiving Holiday. I was planning to travel to Wyoming last Wednesday after the paper was finished, and ...

Editorial: Job well done with Christmas decorations

Anyone who has recently taken a drive down Legion Avenue in Whitehall will have noticed the numerous holiday decorations. Simply put, it looks awesome! Last Saturday, members of the BY's and Ag Cats...

Wreath Auction set for December 10

Each year local residents come together to build wreaths for the Whitehall Christmas Stroll Wreath Auction. In its 18th year, the event serves as not only a fundraiser for the Whitehall Food Pantry,...

Christmas Stroll section next week

The annual Whitehall Christmas Stroll is just around the corner. The popular annual event is scheduled to take place Saturday, December 10 with a variety of events in downtown Whitehall. Please look for the “Christmas Stroll” special edition in...

The Roving Reporter

The 2nd and 3rd graders spent some time building during the after school program this week. They used various materials during their construction. Towers were built using popsicle sticks, clothes...

For Your Information

Thanksgiving begins the Holy Days Celebrations. Among the many dinners, etc., the annual Thanksgiving dinner hosted by the staff and students (and some Moms) of the Cardwell School, triggers the festivities for many. Donations to the Food Bank were...

Chamber recognizes member anniversaries

Nearly 100 individuals, businesses, and organizations make up the membership of the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce. This year, The Chamber Board determined that member retention was more important than ever and moved to create a program that would...

Between the Stacks

December is here and the Library schedule is full of fun holiday activities. Tuesday afternoons, December 6 and 13 at 2:00 p.m. will be the adult ornament making classes. The itinerary will include traditional German stars and Danish heart baskets...

LOLA SMITH

Lola Smith "the apple strudel lady" of Whitehall died November 23, 2016 at Butte. She was born August 1, 1937 at Radebeul, East Germany. Lola found her way to the United States fulfilling her dream...

JUANITA (NITA) LATIMER

Juanita (Nita) Latimer passed away in her home in Whitehall on October 9, 2016. She was born near Cincinnati, Ohio on September 16, 1950. Nita was the loving wife of Jerome (Jerry) Latimer and was an integral part of his life for 37 years. She and...

Ruth Kountz Habeger

Ruth Kountz Habeger of Bozeman, formally a 60 year resident of Billings, Montana went home to be with the Lord Monday, November 28, 2016, at the age of 97. Ruth was born on May 14, 1919, in...

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