The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Rockin' The Rivers This Weekend at the Bridge

For the past two decades, Rockin' the Rivers has been held just outside of Three Forks, Montana, on a 140-acre venue that comes complete with a natural amphitheater. This happens to be the perfect...

It's Almost Jefferson County Fair Time! Plan Your Entries!

The 2022 Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo, "A Fair of the Heart," is August 25-28 at the Jefferson County Recreation Park, one-half mile south of Boulder. Jefferson County Fair Board member Megan...

Getting the Most out of Summer Learning: Books and Encouragement Make All the Difference

When children are invited to pick out their own books to keep from a wide variety of titles, they are more likely to read over the summer months. Reading a number of engaging, age and reading-level appropriate books over the summer can make a big...

Horoscopes: Week of 8/10/2022

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, your energy levels are elevated this week and that’s just the start of the positive energy floating around you. Harness your energy and use it to complete a project. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 A quiet week is ahead, which is...

Thought Provokers: 8/10/2022

To pretend like we are yelling, we make our voices quieter. The best and worst part about the internet: it’s pretty easy to find people who act and think as you do. There are two types of people: those who stop the microwave with 1 second left,...

Murder (and fun) at Gunslinger Gulch

This weekend three of my ladies and I went to Gunslinger Gulch in Anaconda and participated in a murder mystery game, along with 23 other individuals. This 52-acre ghost town brought us all the fun...

Connecting Point: All Things New

Who doesn’t like new things? I recall the day we brought home our first family puppy, Oreo. The kids grew more ecstatic with each new day in the beginning. They made promises of how they would care for her, including pooper scooper patrol,...

Go Ask Jo: 8/10/2022

Dear Jo, I was brought up in a fairly strict household, but ever since I moved out of my father’s house, I have progressively gotten better! The further I distance myself from said household, both geographically and spiritually, the more my...

Cottage Industries - Montana Style: Midway Colony's Gift of Freshness and Quality at Whitehall's Farmers Market

Every year as summer approaches, Whitehall starts looking forward to Midway Colony’s stand at the Farmers Market, with the experience that the assorted produce, eggs, and fryers will be fresh, and...

COUSING CLEAVON'S REDNECK COOKING: Buzzing Sugar Pops

This is the best way to get rid of cicadas, you know, those bugs that sound like your wife. They never shut up. However, unlike her, they only come out every 13-17 years! Cicadas are very difficult...

Local Musician Donating Liver to Mother

While the name Debbie Holwegner may not sound familiar, her daughter and grandson's voices might. Jessica Jane Hegg and her son Jaxon frequently perform at Whitehall's Beats & Eats events. At one...

Between the Stacks: 8/10/2022

When you have been a librarian as long as I have, it is always a pleasure to attend a well-organized, well-planned conference. This past week I was at the Montana Library Association, Mountain Plains...

Rotary Club Presents Their 80th Wheelchair Award

Rotary Club President Wayne Peterson presented Pastor Bill Lanes with the latest Wheelchair Award for the Assembly of God Church. This is in appreciation for the use of their fellowship area during...

Give Blood for Chance at Year's Supply of Gas

Did you know about 62 percent of the U.S. population is eligible to give blood? But, only about 3 percent does. By making an appointment to help save lives with the American Red Cross in August, donors can pump up the blood supply and keep it from...

Our Town 100 Years Ago: August Part I

In August 1896, a heatwave was making the nation swelter; Texas was scorching hot with temperatures of 107 to 112 reported. Hundreds of deaths were reported in New York City; Chicago reported 577...

Creating Fiction from History: 8/10/2022

Her parents might have had an inkling, but when little Destiny Phantasia Fairchild first appeared on the scene in September of 1871, she looked like a fairly normal newborn baby. Douglas and Antonia...

Greater Northwest Passenger Rail Summit To Help Launch Second Rail Revolution Across Region

The historic Northern Hotel in downtown Billings, Montana, will serve as the backdrop for the first Greater Northwest Passenger Rail Summit on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 22-23. Passenger rail advocacy organizations from across the Northwest will join...

Ledger: Looking Back 25 Years: 8/6/1997

August 6, 1997 The Whitehall Farmers’ Market was set to become a reality in the summer of 1997, reported Dr. Kathy Meyer, who helped spearhead the proposal. A series of technical difficulties and logistical problems made it nearly impossible to...

Robbie Frank Kountz, 57

Robbie Frank Kountz was born in Bozeman, Montana, on May 3, 1965, to Dick and Kristie Kountz. He grew up in Bozeman, graduating from Bozeman High. He grew up in the Gallatin Valley back when life was...

William "Bill" Sisk, 76

William "Bill" Sisk of Whitehall, Montana, passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2022, in Culpeper, Virginia. He was surrounded by family during the last days and hours of his life. Bill was described...

Town Did Not Kill Rotary Fish and More at Monthly Council Meeting

Mayor Mary Janacaro-Hensleigh started off the August Town Council meeting, held in the Town Hall, by dispelling a recent rumor. “The Town did not kill the Rotary Fish Pond’s fish. It is sad that it happened, but the Town did not have anything...

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 7/31/2022

SUNDAY, JULY 31 06:33:35 911 Hang Up 11:00:43 Medical: Hwy 41 11:43:56 Trespass: Lower Rader Creek Rd 13:40:39 Trespass: Hwy 2 E 13:43:55 Stranded Motorist: I-90 16:52:51 Welfare Check: Makowski Ln 17:20:10 Traffic Stop: N Whitehall St 17:35:53...

Evacuation Preparedness in Jefferson County

It’s late afternoon in August, you look out your window and a typical bright summer day is suddenly growing very dark. You step outside and the air is filled with a thick brown haze blotting out the sun, and you can hardly make out your...

How Do You Know When a Road is Indeed Public?

If you encounter a closed road or trail (which is obviously not a federal highway, a state highway, or a city street) and you believe it may be a legally accessible road, here are some things you can do to check it out: FIRST, is it in a National...

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