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 By Jack H. Smith    Community    May 16, 2018 

Kids decorate cakes at Jefferson Fresh Foods

Jefferson Fresh Foods and the Whitehall after school program joined forces last week to help create special Mother's Day gifts. Students made the short walk to the grocery store Thursday afternoon to decorate Mother's Day cakes. The idea came from...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Community    May 16, 2018 

Students explore Lost Tomahawk

Earlier this school year, seventh grade students in Whitehall helped to come up with a permanent name for a new fishing access and paddler's campsite on the Jefferson River near Waterloo. The...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Community    May 9, 2018

Copper K Fiber Fest set to return this July

After a successful inaugural event in 2017, the Copper K Fiber Festival will return to Whitehall later this summer. The second annual event hosted by Kami Noyes of Ranching Fiber Traditions and Betty Kujawa of Snowdrift Alpacas is scheduled to take...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Community    May 9, 2018

"Lights On II: Re-Lit" next week

Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 17 for what should be an amazing night in Whitehall when residents of Liberty Place host their second annual "Lights On" concert and art exhibition. The "Lights... Full story

 

4 WHS students selected to attend RYLA Camp

Four freshmen at Whitehall High School have been selected by the Whitehall Rotary Club to attend the July 2018 RYLA Camp. RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Academy) is a long standing Rotary program in...

 

Black Tie Blue Jeans a Success

Left, Left, Don Chlebeck sells raffle tickets at last Saturday's Black Tie Blue Jeans event at the Whitehall Community Center. The largest fundraiser in the area, preliminary numbers for the event...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Community    May 2, 2018

Whitehall Public Transportation raising funds for bus facility, have new vehicle

There are plenty of positives in 2018 for Whitehall Public Transportation. Along with continued work on building a new transit facility, WPT has also recently been able to utilize a van they...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Community    May 2, 2018

Mule Days returning to Whitehall

For the second straight year, Montana Mule Days will take place in Whitehall. The 34th annual event is scheduled to take place June 8 to 10 at the Whitehall Rodeo Grounds and will feature a record 151 classes in 2018. The only mule and donkey show...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Community    May 2, 2018

River Rally/Safety Fair set for May 11

The Jefferson River Rally and Health and Safety Fair has a strong reputation for bringing together local residents of all ages. The annual event Sponsored by the Jefferson Watershed Council, Jefferson Local Development Corporation/MSU Extension...

 

Whitehall Spring Cleanup nears

With warmer weather just around the corner, it’s once again for some spring-cleaning. The annual Town of Whitehall Spring Cleanup is scheduled for May 1 to 4, and will once again include assistance from Whitehall High School Students. Mayor Mary...

 

LeProwse honored for flag work

A Whitehall resident was honored Monday for her longtime dedication to local veterans. Doris LeProwse was presented a certificate of appreciation for the countless hours of work she has done to repair American flags. "She is the Betsy Ross of...

 

High School play next week

Whitehall High School students have been busy preparing for their upcoming spring play. The performance of "See How They Run" by Phillip King is scheduled for April 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. The...

 

Whitehall qualifies 11 for State Music Festival

A total of 11 Whitehall High School band and choir students will be moving on to next months State Music Festival in Helena. The students qualified at last week's District Music Festival in Anaconda. The Women's Ensemble of Isabo Brookins, Bailee...

 

Garden Club has special guest

Todd Breitenfeldt gave an excellent and informative lecture to the Whitehall Garden Club about the biological control (bugs/insects) of weeds. Todd told the Garden Club that noxious weeds are the...

 

Flags fly for Arbor Day

Legion Avenue in Whitehall has a new look with the addition of several flags to celebrate Arbor Day. Mayor Mary Janacaro-Hensleigh said the town has been gearing up for Arbor Day scheduled for April...

 

Whitehall headed to district music festival

Whitehall High School Choir and Band Members will be competing April 13 and 14 at the District Music Festival in Anaconda. Musical Director Janet Heilig usually begins preparing students for the...

 

Museum annual meeting Thursday

A Thursday night program in Whitehall will give local residents a chance to hear about some of the great things going on at the Jefferson Valley Museum. The annual meeting of the museum is scheduled for April 5 at 7 p.m. at the Methodist Church...

 

Dugout Canoe Carving on the Jefferson River

In 1805 the Lewis and Clark Expedition paddled, poled, and cordelled eight dugout canoes up the Jefferson River. Today, Churchill Clark, the great-great-great-great grandson of Captain William Clark...

 

Brunet, Lanes aiming to become Mining City Star

Two local residents will be vying for the title of Mining City Star during the final round of competition April 7 at Fairmont Hot Springs. 11th Grade Whitehall student Dawson Lanes will be competing...

 

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry Friday

After a one-year absence, the Whitehall Knights of Columbus Fish Fry will return this week. The event is scheduled to take place Friday, March 23 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St. Teresa’s Hall in Whitehall. Knights of Columbus member Jim Stearns...

 

Chamber Easter Egg Hunt March 31

In a little over a week, kids from across the area will make their way to the high school for the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg Hunt. The popular annual event is scheduled for March 31 at 1...

 

Handing Down Heritage

The annual Handing Down the Heritage event in Butte had local ties with Ceili Moriarty and Shayla Hamilton Both Dancing with the Tiernan Irish Dancers. Main pic: Four-year-old Moriarty dances at the...

 

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

In last week's Ledger, Jack Smith covered some vital information regarding the Cardwell School. If you didn't read it, go back and do it. There are two school board positions open - the high school...

 

Museum hosting annual meeting

The Jefferson Valley Museum will hold its annual meeting April 5 at the Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. This is the time to see what your Museum has accomplished...

 

Todd Fundraiser Saturday

Legends Bar and Grill will be hosting a special fundraiser for Erik Todd. The spaghetti fundraiser will take place Saturday, March 24 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the restaurant located at 13 West Legion. 100 percent of the proceeds will go to Todd who was...

 

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