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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...

 

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...

 
 By Staff Report    Community    August 16, 2017 

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...

 
 By Arcylle Shaw    Community    August 16, 2017 

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

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 It...

 
 By Staff Report    Community    August 16, 2017 

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....

 

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...

 

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...

 

Theater raises $400, Dunkirk free to Veterans

The Whitehall Star Theater continues to give back to the local community. The fundraiser at the theater held in conjunction with Frontier Days raised $400 for the Whitehall Community Library. The...

 

Fair Starts Wednesday

Local residents will be heading to Twin Bridges for the Madison County Fair that gets underway today, and will run until Sunday, August 13. The NRA Rodeo is scheduled for Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. The parade will take place Sunday at 11 a.m. For...

 

Start planning for 2017 Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo

The 2017 Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo, "A Fair of the Heart," is August 24-27 at the Jefferson County Recreation Park, one-half mile south of Boulder. Jefferson County Fair Board member Aimee...

 

Williams awarded scholarship

Phillip W. Williams, a graduate student at the University of Montana's FireCenter, was awarded the Whitehall Garden Club Scholarship for 2017. He received a BS in Forestry from the UM in 2016. He eventually wants to earn a PhD to teach at a...

 

New historic tour a success

The historic tours conducted over the Frontier Days weekend were a success with all but two seats sold on the five tours. Most of the participants were local and several came from nearby communities. The first tour on July 28th included a group from...

 
 By MATT BLOIS    Community    August 9, 2017

ERs emerge as the frontline in the meth war

Dr. Doug Melzer usually works nights in the emergency room at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula. He spends most of his time dealing with the usual emergency room fare: heart attacks, pneumonia, broken... Full story

 

For Your Information

It was just a week ago that Lydia’s was the scene of a very surprised Janet Shaw Powley when her family had arranged dinner for many friends and relatives. After tears of gratitude and hugs from her four kids and their spouses, she seemed... Full story

 

Between the Stacks

Thank you to the Star Theater for the wonderful donation of $400 to the Friends of the Library! I promise we will put the funds to good use on one of the many projects that are still in the planning stage! Summer reading is done for the year. It was... Full story

 

Reishus pens kids book

Over 40-years-ago, Whitehall resident Randy Reishus had an unforgettable Montana summer day where he was bitten by a turtle. He is now sharing his experience with a younger generation in the recently...

 

Broncs and Barrels

Whitehall Ledger photographer Melissa Jenkins was able to capture the intensity of the 2017 Whitehall Frontier Days Futurity event....

 

For Your Information

REMEMBER: The Annual Granny Yates Picnic is this coming Sunday at Pass Creek Community Center, North of Belgrade. Join the family for visiting and family search. Lunch will be at 1:00 pm. Pat Watson Parker recently passed away and she was one of many...

 

JVCF opens grant process

JVCF has opened their 2017 Fall Grant Cycle effective July 25, 2017. All known local non-profits have been sent a grant application form. If JVCF has missed you please call Millie Baycroft at...

 

2017 Frontier Days Parade

The crowds came out for the 2017 Whitehall Frontier Days parade....

 

Jefferson Valley Museum plays host to alumni, racers, and history adventurers

It was a time of anguish. A time of soul searching. A time of 'Woe is me!" Finally, out of shear desperation, you pull in your pride, approach the person in question and ask "Just who are you?" And...

 

Frontier Days video replays available

If you would like to watch a replay of the 2017 Whitehall Parade or the Broncs and Barrels event, Whitehall Low Power TV has uploaded these videos to YouTube for viewing at your convenience. The parade video is available at www.yo...

 

Indiana students explore the geological wonders of Montana

Since 1949 Indiana University has maintained a geological station in the Tobacco Root Mountains because of the diverse geological setting found in Montana. The current Director is Bruce Douglas who...

 

For Your Information

This little tidbit is for Patti Hanley and Sally Kreis, both retired teachers from Cardwell School. They LOVE the MSU Bobcats. Five former Bobcats, Deonte, Matt, Tanner, Joe and Caleb and Rick - do those names sound familiar?- are serving the Lord...

 

Art Show a hit at Frontier Days

This Friday and Saturday those in attendance at Frontier Days will be able to view some amazing local art at the Jefferson Valley Fine Arts Show. Organizer Michelle Tebay said this will be the fifth time they have put on the event that takes places...

 

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