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 By Jack H. Smith    News    July 18, 2018 

Council meets at new town hall

After several long days of moving, the Whitehall Town Council was able to host their Monday meeting at their new location at 207 E. Legion Ave. Mayor Mary Janacaro Hensleigh said moving all the files...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    July 18, 2018 

New flag flies high in Whitehall

Whitehall's Kevin Brunet has never been one to mince his words when it comes to discussing politics. Embarrassed by the leadership in the County during the Obama administration, Brunet wasn't feeling...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    July 18, 2018 

Chamber seeks volunteers

With Frontier Days just around the corner, event organizers are still actively seeking volunteers for July 27 to 29. At the Chamber meeting last week, Chamber Coordinator Ann Lawrence told members they still really need a lot of volunteers. Lawrence...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 11, 2018

Town Hall closed Thursday, Friday

The offices for the Town of Whitehall will be closed Thursday, July 12 and Friday, July 13. Town employees will use the time to move to their new location at 207 E. Legion. The offices on E. Legion...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    July 11, 2018

Adams arraignment July 18

A man charged with attempted deliberate homicide in connection with a June 19 shooting in Whitehall will make his initial court appearance next week. According to Jefferson County Attorney Steven C. Haddon, 33-year-old Daniel Adams will be arraigned...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    July 11, 2018

Capp Lane detour ends July 4

Last Wednesday was an important day for the Montana Department of Transportation Whitehall South Project. According to Melissa Shannon of Strategies 360, as of the 4th of July the Capp Lane detour...

 
 By Leonard Wortman    News    July 11, 2018

Jefferson County Commission Update

Hi Folks, At our regular meeting last week, we heard the quarterly Tax Increment Board update from Tom Harrington. Both of our Increment Districts are doing well. The one in the North County is almost sold out. This past year has seen a great amount...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    July 5, 2018

Districts hire 9

There will be several new faculty members during the 2018-19 school year in the Whitehall School Districts. Superintendent John Sullivan recently reported nine new hires, including the hiring of Kurtis Koenig as the new Whitehall Elementary...

 

Exploring the diversity of the Tobacco Root Mountains

Forty-one students from thirty different schools across the United States are taking part in the current Indiana University's summer Geology course, explained Bruce Douglas, the Academic Director....

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 27, 2018

Shooting suspect released on bond

A 33-year-old Butte resident arrested after a shooting June 19 in Whitehall was released the following day on a $100,000 bond. Daniel Adams was charged with attempted deliberate homicide in a shooting that was reported to have taken place during an...

 
 By Staff Report    News    June 27, 2018

Garden Club awards scholarship

Josiah Pettit was awarded the Whitehall Garden Club Scholarship for 2018 in the amount of $500. Josiah, a forest management major at Salish Kootenai College, distinguished himself with his academic...

 
 By Staff Report    News    June 27, 2018

Ledger changes next week's publishing date

The Whitehall Ledger office will be closed Wednesday, July 4 for the 4th of July holiday. The paper will be published Thursday, July 5....

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 20, 2018

Daines makes a stop in Whitehall

U.S. Senator Steve Daines stopped in Whitehall last Friday morning to spend time visiting with local ranchers. Among the topics discussed were globally marketing Montana beef, the 2018 Farm Bill,...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 20, 2018

New activity bus arrives

A little over a year after making the purchase, the Whitehall School Districts finally have their new activity bus. At a Board of Trustees meeting last week, Whitehall Superintendent John Sullivan...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 20, 2018

Suspect in Whitehall shooting released on bond

A 33-year-old Butte resident arrested following a shooting late Tuesday night in Whitehall was released Wednesday on a $100,000 bond. Daniel Adams was changed with attempted deliberate homicide in a shooting that was reported to have taken place... Full story

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 13, 2018

Department responds to two fires

The Whitehall Volunteer Fire Department responded to two truck fires last week. On Saturday morning, the department sent a total of four trucks to a semi truck fire on Interstate 90. Whitehall Fire...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 13, 2018

Town moving operations to former ambulance barn

The Whitehall governing body voted Monday to move town offices and public works operations to the former ambulance barn located at 207 E. Legion. The Council voted 4-1 to approve the measure. Jason Good, Montina Rawson, Barbara Gagnon, and Gary...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 6, 2018

Voters approve ballot measure

Voters in Jefferson County approved Tuesday a ballot measure that will permanently increase tax liability to generate an estimated $29,485 per year for the Jefferson Valley Search and Rescue in and the Elkhorn Search and Rescue. In results from the...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 6, 2018

Mule Days this week

In June of 2017, over 1,000 spectators made their way through the gates at the Montana Mule Days at the Rodeo Grounds in Whitehall. The three-day event will return to Whitehall this week with a record...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 6, 2018

High waters at Cardwell School

With just a few days left for students and staff, high waters in late May made things interesting at Cardwell School. Jefferson County Commissioner Leonard Wortman made two visits to the school and...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 6, 2018

Work continues on MT HWY 55

There has been a great deal amount of work completed on the Montana Department of Transportation Whitehall South Project. According to Melissa Shannon of Strategies 360, work is continuing on the...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 30, 2018

25 students graduate at Sunday ceremony

It was the end of one journey and the start of another last Sunday for the Whitehall High School Class of 2018. A total of 25 students graduated at the afternoon ceremony in Varsity Gym. Whitehall...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 30, 2018

3 graduate in Cardwell

It was a special night last Wednesday at Cardwell School for Avery Coombe, Judith Engler, and Westin Scheller who were all honored as eighth-grade graduates. In his Valedictorian speech, Coombe said there many been many memories made at the school,...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report

Monday, May 21 2:34 p.m. – welfare check, 101 West Legion Avenue, Whitehall 7:22 p.m. - trees/debris on roadway, Hwy 2 West, Whitehall 7:46 p.m. – property-found, Hwy 2 West, Whitehall 8:02 p.m. – traffic stop, Hwy 2 West, Whitehall 8:16 p.m....

 
 By STAFF REPORT    News    May 23, 2018

Whitehall Class of 2018 graduates Sunday

A total of 25 Whitehall High School seniors will graduate in a ceremony scheduled to take place Sunday, May 27 at 2 p.m. in the Varsity Gym. The members of the class of 2018 are Wyatt Scott Alexander, Jakob Earl Belgarde, Lexis Rhiannon Bowman, Zoe...

 

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