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 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 21, 2017 

Jefferson County Sherrif's Department investigating whereabouts of Whitehall resident

By JACK H. SMITH Ledger Publisher The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department is investigating the whereabouts of 21-year-old Whitehall resident Kirsten Ryerson. According to Sheriff Craig Doolittle, Ryerson was last seen sometime Thursday, June 22,... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 21, 2017 

Chiller receives national award

A Whitehall High School teacher was the recent recipient of a prestigious national award. Caitlin Chiller was one of 15 teachers nationwide to earn the National Council of Teachers of English 2017 High School Teacher of Excellence Award. Chiller...

 By STAFF REPORT    News    June 21, 2017 

Crucial time ahead for Whitehall Head Start

In early May, the Rocky Mountain Development Council (RMDC) held a meeting with parents concerned about the possibility that the Whitehall Head Start program may close. Parents and concerned citizens were informed that two issues needed to be...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 21, 2017 

Waterloo Grove: More access to Jefferson

Local outdoor enthusiasts should soon have a new walk in fishing and floater's camping site on the Jefferson River. Members of the Jefferson River Canoe Trail are currently in the process of...

 News    June 21, 2017 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report

Tuesday, June 13 12:03 a.m. – traffic stop, Hwy 359, Cardwell 10:58 a.m. – agency assist, I-90 eastbound, MM 232, Butte 12:50 p.m. – dog at large, I-90 MM 241, Whitehall 12:53 p.m. – dog at large, 303 South Division Street, Whitehall 1:10 p.m...

 By Leonard Wortman    News    June 21, 2017 

County Commission Update

Hi Folks, I missed last week’s meeting so I could attend the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals Conference in Big Sky. Community Development Extension Agents from around the country attended. Micky Zurcher, Tom...

 By Melissa Jenkins    News    June 21, 2017 

Council working towards lease

The Whitehall Town Council and Community Beacon of Hope Inc. (CBOH) are working toward having a clarified lease agreement ready for the council meeting in July. At the special Town Council meeting on Monday night Town Attorney Ed Guza said, “The...

 By Melissa Jenkins    News    June 14, 2017

Town Council tables ambulance lease

At their regular meeting Monday night, the Whitehall Town Council tabled voting on a possible new lease agreement with the Community Beacon of Hope Inc. Ambulance Service. The matter was tabled and contingent upon the ambulance service paying some...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 14, 2017

Whitehall School lunch prices raising

The cost of school lunches will be increasing in the Whitehall Schools for the 2017-18 school year. At the Whitehall School Board of Trustees meeting last week, Superintendent John Sullivan said the USDA and OPI recommended for school districts to... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 14, 2017

Production exceeds target at GSM

The production numbers were well above target during May at the Barrick Golden Sunlight Mine. At the monthly Community Transition Advisory Committee meeting last week, mine environmental superintendent Chuck Buus reported production at 6,451 ounces,...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 14, 2017

Motion to appeal filed in recall case

Whitehall Mayor Dale Davis and Council members Vincent Keogh, Gary Housman, Tom Jenkin, and Joe Adams have filed a notice of appeal to the Montana Supreme Court. The notice of appeal comes after a May ruling in Boulder by Seventh Judicial District Co...


Public meeting discussing Cardwell Dump June 22

A public meeting concerning the issues at the Cardwell Dump will be held June 22 at 1 p.m. The meeting with the sanitarian and Jefferson County Commissioners will be at the Cardwell School.... Full story

 By CALLAHAN PEEL    News    June 14, 2017

Few options exist for parents battling a child's meth addiction

Celes Castrol remembers that day in eighth grade when she and her friends discovered the meth pipes in one girl's parents' room. Castrol and her friends decided to test them out, and from that point...

 By Leonard Wortman    News    June 14, 2017

County Commission Update

Hi Folks, At our regular meeting last week we tabled a Public Hearing and Resolution for a Budget Amendment and transfer of funds for the Museum in Clancy. We held a conference call with Ken Brown, the Executive Director of the Western Counties...

 By STAFF REPORT    News    June 14, 2017

Judge Berger announces candidacy for Montana Fifth Judicial District

Judge Luke Berger formally launched his candidacy to retain his position as district court judge in Montana's Fifth Judicial District this week by filing the necessary paperwork with the Montana Commissioner of Political Practices. In January of...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 7, 2017

Chuchos Tacos opens in Whitehall

A new restaurant opened earlier this week in downtown Whitehall. Chuchos Tacos served their first customers Monday at the business located at 14 East Legion Avenue. The restaurant is owned by Heather...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 7, 2017

District moves to 2017 ballot

Local voters will have a chance to decide if they want an ambulance district in Jefferson County. At their meeting last week, the Jefferson County Commissioners voted 3-0 to approve Resolution 14-2017, Calling for an Election Regarding the Formation...


Jefferson County Sheriff's Report

Monday, May 29 11:58 a.m. – traffic stop, Delmoe Lake Road, Whitehall 12:35 p.m. - theft-shoplift, 501 West Legion Avenue, Whitehall 3:28 p.m. – care for sick/injured, 16 Gornick Lane, Whitehall 3:59 p.m. – traffic stop, Pipestone Road, Whiteha...

 By Leonard Wortman    News    June 7, 2017

County Commission Update

Hi Folks, At our regular meeting last week, we granted a road variance for the R.D. Marks Subdivision at Clancy and removed the requirement for dedicated park land at the Alhambra RV Park. We opened two bids for the Jail meal contract. We approved...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 31, 2017

27 graduate at Sunday Ceremony

In the past several weeks, there has been a common theme in conversations between community members, teachers, coaches, and administrators --- there is something special about the Whitehall High...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 31, 2017

Montana Mule Days next week at Whitehall Rodeo grounds

The 33rd annual Montana Mule Days is coming to Whitehall. A presentation of the Montana Longears Association, the popular family-friendly event is scheduled to take place June 9-11 at the Whitehall...

 By Arcylle Shaw    News    May 31, 2017

Five graduate at Cardwell School

Five eighth grade graduates took their places on the platform at the Cardwell Gym to be honored for the completion of nine years of learning. The graduating students were Katie Whitehurst, Marta Nelson, Anna Nelson, Wyatt Biggers and Brodie Becker....


Jefferson County Sheriff's Report

Monday, May 22 10:19 a.m. – traffic stop, Hwy 359, Cardwell 12:09 p.m. - welfare check, 30 Wapiti Road, Whitehall 12:35 p.m. - stray livestock, Hwy 69, MM 9-10, Cardwell 3:30 p.m. - prisoner transport, 225 North Alaska Street, Butte 4:01 p.m. -...

 By Leonard Wortman    News    May 31, 2017

County Commission Update

Hi Folks, We didn’t have our regular afternoon meeting on Tuesday last week. We did meet with the Road Supervisor and as the Solid Waste Board. We had been talking about holding several Public meetings early this summer to talk about the...

 By Staff Report    News    May 24, 2017

Whitehall High School Graduation Sunday

The Whitehall High School Class of 2017 graduation is scheduled to take place Sunday, May 28 at 2 p.m. in the Varsity Gym. The Valedictorian for the class is Braden Larsen. The Salutatorian for 2017 is Rabeca Kopf. The ceremony will begin with the...


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