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Surviving/Thriving Amid COVID-19: Treasure State Truck & Auto Repair Opens in Whitehall

Treasure State Truck & Auto Repair's construction is nearly complete and the newest business on Legion Avenue is open for customers. Owner Ryan Strozzi, of Whitehall, is also the owner of...

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'Importance' Streaming This Thursday & Friday

The cast of Whitehall High School's production of the Importance of Being Earnest is wrapping up dress rehearsals and is excited to present their production to the community, via streaming, on April...

Jefferson County Mask Mandate Lifted

Jefferson County has succeeded in meeting the criteria to lift the mask directive. Masks will no longer be mandated in Jefferson County as of April 2, 2021. Justification for the lifting of the directive is a result of the county having less than...

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Flynn Competing in National Cross Country Meet This Weekend

Whitehall High School alumni Hunter Flynn is preparing for a weekend to remember! Flynn qualified individually for the National Cross Country Meet by placing at the North Star Conference Cross...

Whitehall Wrestling Holds Awards Dinner

The Whitehall Wrestling team recently held their end of the year awards dinner. This year the dinner included families and we were thankful to have it at the Fire Hall. Varsity letters were awarded to those that had made significant contributions...

Trojans Represent Montana Wrestling in Iowa

Alley Antonsen, Ethan Wock and Kyle Denny earned spots on the All-Star Montana Wrestling Teams that travel to Des Moines, IA April 2,3 to compete with teams from around the country. They earned these spots by placing at the recent Montana State AAU...

Dear Editor: Outraged

Dear Editor, I have recently become aware of a disturbing event that happened the other day. The Ice Cream Lady, who is a good friend of mine, was just finishing up her route for the day, when her vehicle was blocked in & she was verbally accosted...

Volunteers Make the World Go 'Round

This past weekend while working on the Whitehall Chamber’s Easter Egg and Scavenger Hunt, I had many people ask how they can get more involved. Such a great question! The need for volunteers gets greater and greater each year with new events...

Dear Editor: COVID "Vaccines"

Dear Editor, All the outright lies pursuant to the alleged COVID “vaccines” need to be exposed to the public and stopped immediately. Drug companies have been working on a vaccine for Coronavirus since 2002 and could never bring it to the...

Dear Editor - HB 325

Dear Editor, If passed by the voters, HB 325 would amend MCA 3-2-101 to do away with state at large elections for supreme court justices, and provide for elections in newly created separate districts. In my opinion, the bill is severely flawed. The...

Dear Editor: "Protect Children, Not Guns"

Dear Editor, When or if your readers read “Protect Children, Not Guns – An Initiative” in today’s Ledger, everyone should understand that it is not an Op-Ed by me. It is not an opinion. It is a fact and a reality faced by all of America’s...

Dear Jo: 4/7/2021

Dear Jo, Manners, I want to talk about manners. Does anyone have manners anymore? I find that I don’t even practice the kind of manners I was raised with. I see people have less reverence for our elderly, less respect for their parents, less...

Horoscope: 4/7/2021

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Now may be a great time to reevaluate your finances, Aries. Investments could be the right path for now, but you may want to seek some professional advice. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 A message from a business partner could bring...

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Name to a Face: Shelly Heppler

Shelly Heppler was born in Billings, Montana into a loving family. She lived in Lockwood, just outside of Billings, while going to elementary school. She completed high school at Helena Helena, after...

5 Facts Proving Montana Weather is Insane

1. Montana was once colder than Mars. On January 6, 2015, Montana’s temperature plummeted to -61 degrees. The Mars Rover sends daily temperatures back to Earth and it ranged from -13 to -24 degrees that day. 2. Montana has experienced hurricane...

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Recipe of the Week: Espresso-Chocolate Chip Angel Food Cake

Entrees might be the focal point of a meal, but dessert provides the final impression people will have after sitting down to break bread together. Home cooks who want their guests to leave the dinner...

Annual Fur Harvest Data Presented in Whitehall

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks biologists in southwest Montana will present fur harvest data at a Montana Trappers Association meeting on Saturday, April 10. The presentation will also include discussion on quota adjustments for the 2021-22...

JeffCo Health Board Update: 4/7/2021

During the past year, a virus that has changed all our daily lives, amplified the visibility of public health. In the public health field, individuals work to promote healthy living, prevent disease and injury, and determine ways to bring the...

Leave Baby Animals Alone; Be Mindful of Diseases

Each spring, FWP receives calls from people who have picked up deer fawns or other wildlife. It’s important to remember that Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks no longer accepts, holds or rehabilitates moose, deer, elk and most other animals. Often...

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Hippity Hoppity, Hippity Hoppity! The Easter Bunny Was Here!

Over a hundred children ages 0-6 participated in the Whitehall Chamber's Easter Eggs-travaganza Egg Hunt on the Main Street Green this past Saturday. Participants found hundreds of eggs scattered...

NorthWestern Energy to Refund Customers $8.1 Million

NorthWestern Energy will begin refunding its electric customers in Montana $8.1 million as a result of a recent settlement concerning the price of transmitting power over NorthWestern’s system. The Montana Public Service Commission’s final...

Whitehall MS/HS Principal Check-in

April is a busy month with added layers of standardized testing. We recently finished the ACTs with the Juniors and have the Pre-ACTs for Sophomores planned for April 27th. Mr. Norbeck, the school counselor, is the lead on these exams. Please...

Between the Stacks: 4/7/2021

I hope you all had a happy holiday weekend. The Library was able to make Easter a little brighter thanks to the Love, INC. organizations in Dillon and Whitehall. They provided 50 Easter baskets for the Library to pass out to children and their...

Edwin "Ed" Morgan, 80

Edwin “Ed” Morgan, 80, passed away in Bozeman on Monday, March 29, 2021. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Lindley Center, 1102 E. Curtiss St. in Bozeman, at 1:00 P.M. on Sunday, April 11. Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson...

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Protect Children, Not Guns - an Initiative

On April 20, 1999, Americans witnessed a once unthinkable and no unforgettable tragedy at Columbine high School. We watched in horror as frightened children fled with their hands up, frantic parents...

Gianforte Signs Bill Prohibiting Sanctuary Cities in Montana

Governor Greg Gianforte signed a bill into law that bans sanctuary cities in Montana. “We are a nation of laws, and immigration laws will be enforced in Montana,” Governor Greg Gianforte said. “HB 200 ensures drug dealers, human traffickers,...

Grizzly Bears Retain Status Under Endangered Species Act

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has completed their 5 year status review of the grizzly bear in the lower 48 states and announced that they will recommend the species retains their threatened status under the “Endangered Species Act....

Let's Talk...Election Integrity Act of 2021

By now I am sure that anyone who watches the news has seen the spat about the revamping of Georgia’s voting laws. I listened as the President stood at the podium and made many claims about the bill – calling it Jim Crow on steroids. That is...

USCA Responds to USDA Request for Feedback on COVID Response Programs

In response to a request for feedback by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) on the development of coronavirus response programs, the United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) submitted specific...

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