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

Why Do I Want to Be Jefferson County Commissioner?

I was born and raised all my life in Corbin, MT, which is in Jefferson County. I'm very familiar with the geography of Jefferson County, including the roads and highways. I graduated from Jefferson...

Last Chance for Black Tie and Blue Jeans This Weekend

Black Tie and Blue Jeans is here! Whitehall's premier social and most enjoyable event is here, this Saturday, May 21. The eighteenth annual event, a joint event of the Whitehall Chamber and the...

Whitehall Transportation Receives Grant from St. James Healthcare to Install Backup Generator

Whitehall Transportation recently received a $10,175 grant from St. James Healthcare for the installation of a backup generator. As many people know in southwest Montana having backup power is a necessity in the cold winter months. Whitehall...

Whitehall PTSA Fun Run a Huge Success

The first-ever Whitehall PTSA Walk & Talk 5K Fun Run was a huge success. It was a beautiful Saturday morning when over 100 participants gathered at the school for the start of the race, which...

Why Do I Want to Be Jefferson County Commissioner?

I love being your Mayor. Over the past eight-plus years, I have learned a lot about how to successfully run a municipality. After serving on the Planning Board, Parks/Trees/Cemetery Board, TIF...

Memorial Day History and Upcoming Celebration

The Whitehall American Legion Post #24 and the Ralph Sullender Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4603 will have a Memorial Day service in the veteran's area of the Whitehall cemetery at 10 AM on...

Personal Records Galore at Belgrade District Track

At the 5B District Track Meet in Belgrade, held this past weekend, the Whitehall Trojan Track and Field Team brought home several personal records. Senior Brendan Wagner also placed a new school record in the triple jump with a leap of 37-08.50....

Op-Ed: CI-121 is Neither Comprehensive Nor a Reform

The Montana Chamber of Commerce is the state’s largest business advocacy organization, representing small and large businesses from rural to urban communities. Improving Montana’s tax climate is part of our strategic plan, supported by the...

New Face At Mountain View Real Estate

Mountain View Real Estate, located at 206 West Second Street in Whitehall, has a new face in the office. Joe Chase will be in the office on Mondays, for now, to service all your real estate needs....

Dear Editor: In Support of Mary Janacaro-Hensleigh

Dear Editor and my friends throughout Jefferson County, After a six-year term as a County Commissioner for you folks and nearly five years as your Undersheriff, I write to wholeheartedly endorse Mary Janacaro-Hensleigh for County Commissioner for...

Dear Editor: Candidate Forum May 26

Dear Editor, We citizens have not done a stellar job in selecting our elected “leaders” in recent years. Most of us vote but few of us make sufficient effort to gain enough knowledge that we can make a truly informed selection. Those that make...

Horoscopes: Week of 5/18/2022

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 This week could be a strange time in regard to your finances, Aries. It might be a good idea to get all of your financial affairs in order to figure out where you stand. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Check around the house for any areas...

Dear Editor: In Support of Weed Mill Levy

Dear Editor, Jefferson Valley Sportsman’s Association urges all Jefferson County voters to vote for the continuation of the existing three (3) mill levy for the Jefferson County Weed Control District. Unless reauthorized by voters during the June...

Thought Provokers: 5/18/2022

You never miss the beer you didn’t drink yesterday. Believe it or not, those ads aren’t wrong, there actually are hot singles in your area. The cause of your death may be the end of the world. You’re crazy if you DON’T talk to your dog....

Connecting Point: Three Strands

We all approach life at different speeds and angles, and our philosophy certainly varies. That being said it’s common knowledge that a person can accomplish more in partnership. Yes, relational conflict can impede action plans or goals. However,...

Go Ask Jo: 5/18/2022

Dear Jo, I just want to be me. That does not seem like it should be difficult for someone to accept. I am really fun (just ask me), intelligent, thoughtful and maybe a bit crazy. I like to be outdoors, like art, and exploring. Why is it that people...

Cottage Industries - Montana Style: Covenant Gardens

Beginning in early May, Whitehall can expect to see Amy Martin at the corner of Legion and Division Streets, Thursday through Saturday, her SUV filled with spring veggies and garden plants, ready for...

Gallatin Composite Squadron Assists in Whitehall

On the morning of May 14, Civil Air Patrol (CAP) members of the Gallatin Composite Squadron traveled to Whitehall Montana to assist with traffic control during the town's first 5K Fun Run. During...

Between the Stacks: 5/18/2022

Mystery Book Club will meet on Tuesday, May 24 at 5 PM this month. Speaking of book clubs, I have a group of 4th -8th graders who want to start a new book club at the Library. They will be discussing the latest in young adult literature as well as...

Our Town 100 Years Ago: May Part 1

One would think that things were a lot different back in 1896, and in many ways they were. But, some things were much like today. In May 1896, headlines included destructive tornadoes in Kansas, a fire in a Colorado town that left at least 2000...

JeffCo Health Department Update: 5/18/2022

Public Health is many things. It is clean air and water, safe schools, mental health, emergency preparedness, disease surveillance, and promotion of healthy lifestyles. The work of public health is achieved by preventing illness and injury and...

It's a Spherical-Miracle!

I used to adore hard edges and corners. My favorite things growing up were edgy. I played with wooden building blocks for hours. Oh sure, I had a frivolous fling with Play-Doh. But my true love was...

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 5/14/1997

May 14, 1997 Trojan Educator of the Week was Diane Larsen, the Whitehall K-6 secretary. Mrs. Larsen has been the secretary for three years and is greatly appreciated for her efforts. Mrs. Larsen and her husband, Bruce, have two children - Kurt and...

We Are Her Meets & Exceeds $10,000 Give Big Goal

Wow! All I can think is just how incredibly powerful the We Are HER Community is. On May 5 and 6, We Are HER had our biggest fundraiser of the year - Give Big Gallatin Valley. During Give Big, we set...

Cousin Cleavon's Redneck Cooking: Awesome Possum Tossum

Last week a relative of mine was visiting from Australia. She is my grandfather's third cousin's adopted sister's friend's next-door mate, in Montana hunting jackalopes and snipe. She had pretty good...

Celebrate Clancy Days June 4th

The Clancy Days celebration is scheduled for Saturday, June 4th, 2022. Clancy will be celebrating this annual community event, with the theme this year of "Proving Up!" Each year, the Clancy...

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