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

Whitehall Sustainability Committee Grant Cycle Open

The Whitehall Sustainability Committee (WSC), with oversight from Golden Sunlight Mine, was formed in 2022 to help Golden Sunlight rank community projects in the Whitehall area by a local advisory group. In 2022 the WSC funded $135,000 worth of...

We Are HER Live Podcast Fundraiser December 3rd

It's no secret that mental health resources in rural Montana are few and far between. And in a small town like Whitehall, driving to Butte or Bozeman to access mental health services doesn't always...

Here Come the Holidays: Montana Style

Snow is falling, the air is crisp, day by day more twinkling lights appear, and kids are trying hard to behave; all signs of Christmas drawing near. As soon as that spirit hits, there's a Santa...

Horoscopes: Week of 11/23/2022

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 You have energy to release this week, Aries. But you are not sure if the world is ready for you. Don’t expect the same reaction from everyone when you interact. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Something in your life that seems ordinary...

Dear Editor: ESG

Dear Editor, A new alphabet soup set of initials has been floating around recently, ESG (Environment, Social, Governance). Simply put, this is the cooperation of the United Nations, countries, and corporations to change the world. Obviously, it is...

Dear Editor: Thanksgiving Message from Senator Daines

Dear Editor, As a fifth-generation Montanan, I didn’t choose Montana — Montana chose me. Over 100 years ago, my great-great-grandmother homesteaded 23 miles east of Conrad, and that’s how my family made it to the Last Best Place. And I’ll...

Thought Provokers: 11/23/2022

Nuclear reactors are glorified steam engines. People only defend the hyper-wealthy because they hope to be in the same boat one day A grilled cheese cut in two triangles hits differently than one cut in two rectangles. When you travel, people seem...

Connecting Point: The Strands of Grace

I would liken grace to a nicely knitted lifeline, that which saves us from our sin and self. Grace encompasses many virtuous strands such as love, mercy, forgiveness, humility, self-sacrifice, and more. Another virtue that the Bible ties to grace...

Two Whitehall Businesses Moving, One Closing, in December

It’s the beginning of a new adventure for Bloom Health and Wellness, as they move the shop from the Borden’s side building to Resolutions Fitness’ space at 23 West Legion at the beginning of December. Resolutions, which has been a staple on...

Game Wardens Seek Information on Deer Killed Illegally at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park

Game wardens with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks are seeking information on a deer that was killed illegally at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park. Sometime between the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 11, and Saturday, Nov. 12, a deer was shot in the...

This Month in Montana History: November

November 18th 1864, 158 years ago: Prospector James E. Riley claims rights to the land that will be Boulder Hot Springs. By 1867, he will construct a crude bathhouse and tavern that is a far cry from the opulent Queen Anne-style building that...

New Book Traces Montana History's Paper Trail

Collector and historian Thomas Minckler spent a half-century gathering 19th and early 20th-century letters and documents, vintage photographs, rare books, and paintings. He's sharing those...

COUSIN CLEAVON'S REDNECK COOKING: The Truth About What Grandma Cooks

Due to the genetics in my family, I am autistic and very OCD, which makes certain things obsessively important to me. Therefore, in the interest of truth and honesty, I feel it is my duty to expose all the supposedly innocent grandmas who serve...

St. James Receives Performance Leadership Award

As part of the National Rural Health Day celebration, St. James Healthcare, now part of Intermountain Healthcare, has been recognized with a 2022 Performance Leadership Award for excellence in Outcomes. Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural...

Send a Support Our Troops® Care Package

Support Our Troops® Care Packages enhance the morale and well-being of the deployed troops worldwide by seeking, receiving, and shipping care boxes containing items specifically requested by...

Be Antibiotics Aware: Smart Use, Best Care

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials are urging Montanans to be aware of the importance of appropriate antibiotic use during U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week Nov. 18-24, 2022. This is an annual observance that provides...

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 11/19/1997

November 19, 1997 Two bags containing over $8,000 in alleged drug money confiscated during a drug raid near Whitehall were stolen from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office sometime between October 23 and October 25. During a raid on a mobile...

Our Town 100 Years Ago: November Part II

NOVEMBER, PART II In November 1896, the elections were over, and people were able to focus on other concerns. In the West, flooding in the Coeur d'Alene area was of great concern with 100 cords of...

George Melvin Armstrong, 84

George Melvin Armstrong, Jr. went to be with His Lord and Savior on November 16, 2022, surrounded by his family who loved him dearly. He was born the second of six children to George and Juanita...

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 11/13/2022

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13 07:20:09 Animal: Hwy 287 18:31:33 Follow Up: Hwy 55 19:00:53 Stranded Motorist 20:10:54 Traffic Stop: A St 20:38:09 Traffic Stop: N Whitehall St 21:11:07 Traffic Stop: N Whitehall St 21:19:58 Traffic Stop: N Whitehall St MONDAY,...

Montana Decides: Congrats, Considerations, and a Clarification

Much like vote counting results in some places around the country, I am a little slow on delivery. However, local elections are officially in the rearview mirror. Approximately 58 percent of...

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