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Whitehall is 'Montana Proud'

With the theme of Montana Proud, it was an action packed Homecoming Week in Whitehall. The Homecoming Royalty was announced during halftime of the Whitehall High School football team's 29-14 win over... Full story


Choir entertains Whitehall

Some of the best high school choir members in Southwest Montana came together last Tuesday at a special concert at Whitehall High School. Along with Whitehall, the Regional Honors Choir featured...


Between the Stacks

What do Dan Brown, Philippa Gregory, James Patterson, and Harlan Coben have in common with the Whitehall Community Library? They all have new titles out on the New Book Shelf! Dan Brown’s long awaited “Origin” deals with hero Robert Langdon as...


Vegetable Gardens of the Jefferson Valley

Early settlers in the Jefferson Valley soon discovered that the combination of good soil and a warm summer climate made this an excellent place to grow fruits and vegetables, if you could obtain...


WHY Whitehall?

Starting with this issue, the Whitehall Ledger will be highlighting residents from Whitehall and the surrounding area. This will be an amazing way to learn more about them and why they live in...



Friend Glenn, As I write this, the Indians are up 2 - 1 over the Yankees. And, if it doesn’t rain, game four will be played today. It could be the end of the season for the Yankees. Don’t get too excited over that thought. There’s always next...


WHS celebrates 2017 Homecoming

It’s Homecoming Week in Whitehall. The theme of the 2017 Whitehall High School Homecoming is “Montana Proud” and there are a variety of events are scheduled throughout the week. The popular annual parade will take place Friday, October 6 at 1... Full story


Community comes together at Powell Barn in Cardwell

Standing last Saturday inside of the barn that has been part of his family for over 100 years, Cardwell resident Bill Powell was flooded with memories of the building. "If these walls could talk, they... Full story


Knowing Normal: Class teaches animal CPR

"Knowing normal", that seemed to be the common theme Dr. Cory Tebay reiterated throughout the third biennial animal CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and first aid event organized by himself and... Full story



It was like a bee hive during the work in progress at Powell’s Barn Raising. Items from the loft were being cleaned, windows were being restored to be authentic, various wood projects were being scraped in readiness for finishing, along with... Full story


Between the Stacks

One of my favorite signs says: “We have summer in Montana, last year it was on Tuesday”. It was just a few weeks ago everyone was melting in 90 degree heat and Tuesday morning I swept snow off of my porch. Now that the weather is changing, it... Full story


WHS Council plans contest

The Whitehall High School Student Council is hoping for community participation during a Homecoming contest next week. According to Council President Ryan Murphy, at a recent meeting they came up with the idea of a window decorating for local... Full story


'Barn Raising' event Saturday in Cardwell

For the past 30 years, the Montana Preservation Alliance has played a prominent role in saving the state's historical places, traditional landscapes, and cultural heritage. This Saturday, the MPA is... Full story



Got a call from Patty Strozzi this week. She recently moved to Bozeman after sometime of trying to sell her house on North Whitehall Street. She had to tell me about shopping at Maurice’s and meeting one of my granddaughters, Angelica Shaw, who... Full story


Between the Stacks

It is such a pleasure to work in a town where everyone loves their library! For those of you who are always asking how to help support the Library, here is your chance. The Friends of the Whitehall Community Library will be having a meeting on... Full story


Star Theater hosting free movie, concert

A true gem of downtown Whitehall, the Star Theater has been an integral part of the community for decades. Starting this Friday the theater will be thanking its loyal base of customers with a free admission movie. The theater is also hosting a free... Full story


Tour highlights positives from 2016 funding

In October of 2016, the Jefferson Valley Community Foundation awarded five grants at a reception at the Borden's Building in Whitehall. Last week, JVCF board members were able to see the grants put... Full story



An enthusiastic group met to get the Cardwell 100th Anniversary celebration plans started. The Cardwell School has been reserved for August 4, 2018 to commemorate this milestone. With the date secured, the work finding former students and getting... Full story


Season of growth at museum

The stories held within the walls of the JV Museum were enhanced during the 2017 Season. Most recently a Broad Ax that had helped to build a barn at the 18 Mile in the early 1900s and once again in th... Full story


Kiss the Pig: Booster Club contest underway

The Whitehall High School Booster Club has long been an integral part of the community, raising money for the betterment of Trojan athletics. This year, the club has decided to have a little... Full story


Interact Club raising money for fire victims

The Whitehall High School Interact Club is stepping up to help Montanans affected by this summers devastating wildfires. The club has initiated the "Change For Fires" fundraiser for families in the Treasure State. Donation jars have been set up at... Full story


Car Wash serves dual role

Residents at Liberty Place were recently thinking of a way to help out the community, while at the same time looking to obtain funds so they could go out for pizza and several other outings. They... Full story


Tourney raises money for food pantry

It was another successful year for the Whitehall Annual Softball Tournament. The event that took place in late August was able to give back to the Whitehall Food Pantry. Organizer Mikel Kelley said that heavy smoke led to the cancellation of several... Full story


Festival entertains the crowds

On Labor Day, the small historic mining town of Mammoth rolled out its own brand of a "Rocky Mountain High" Music Festival. Nestled in the Tobacco Root Mountains, this year's festival was conceived and hosted by local residents, Dave and Marjorie Kle... Full story



Watch the Trojan Volleyball schedule times. The published schedules say the games will begin at 4pm. The accurate time is 5pm. The days haven’t changed, just the time. Supervising Teacher, Seth Coombe, said that the Cardwell School staff is in... Full story


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