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Collision with Whitehall School Bus Leaves One Dead

On Monday, November 29, just before 7 AM, a Whitehall school bus collided head-on with a 2002 Chrysler Town & Country minivan after the van negotiated a sharp right-hand corner while traveling West and crossed the center line. The accident occurred...

Influenza Season Is Here: Stay Informed & Healthy

The 2021-22 flu season is here. Last year, Montana had no diagnosed flu. Those who follow flu trends are concerned we will see increased flu activity this year. Experts suspect the low number of flu cases last year may mean fewer people with...

Editorial: What You Will, and Will Not, See in the Ledger

I had an experience on Monday while covering the horrific bus vs van accident. The incident is something I cannot ignore and is what spurred this editorial. In February 2009, Dallice Smith was killed in a car accident on Highway 69. She was a...

Dear Editor: Freedom House

Dear Editor, Freedom House, a non-profit NGO conducting research and advocacy on democracy, political freedom, and human rights, recently reported that US democracy is in decline and has been for the last decade. They urgently recommend reforms to...

Thought Provokers: 12/1/2021

Cookbooks are still not obsolete because recipe websites are terrible. The grinch gets a bad rap. He never hated Christmas, he just hated people. The social acceptability of farting versus peeing yourself swaps when you’re in a body of water....

Dear Editor: Corn!

Dear Editor, Let me start by saying that corn used to be my most favored vegetable when it came to canned veggies, anyway. When I had good teeth, I would devour corn-on-the-cob like it was going out of style back in the day. Even to this day, I...

Horoscopes: Week of 12/1/2021

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, when life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade. Take that to heart and try to see the silver lining when an obstacle gets in your way. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 It’s one thing to stand by your views, Taurus. It’s...

MTDOT Finishes Construction on I-15/I-90 Interchange Ramps

Just in time for holiday travel, the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and Jim Gilman Excavating are excited to announce the formal completion of construction on the I-15/I-90 Interchange Project outside Butte. The roadway is open with...

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Golden Harvest Pork Stew

Slow cookers can be unsung kitchen heroes any time of the year, but particularly during the colder seasons. That's because slow cookers take on one-pot meals with ease. A person simply places all the...

Supplementation and Alternative Feeds: Madison-Jefferson Rancher Roundtable December 8th

The Montana State University Madison-Jefferson Extension Rancher Roundtable Event will be held Wednesday, December 8 from 5:30 PM to 7 PM at the Volunteer Hall at the Boulder Fairgrounds (25 Little...

No 2022 Whitehall Community Calendar

Due to unforeseen circumstances and staffing shortages this year, the Whitehall Chamber will be unable to do the Community Calendar for 2022. The Chamber apologizes for the oversight this year and hopes to have them ready for future...

Creating Fiction from History: December 1, 2021

Understandably, Charlotte was proud to wear her new dress for the nice man holding the camera. It was her birthday trip after all! She and her parents, Russian immigrants Andrei and Alina Semenov,...

Between the Stacks: 12/1/2021

I can't believe it is already the beginning of December. To help everyone get in the holiday spirit, the staff is hosting a "Decorate the Library Party" on Friday, December 3rd, at 3 PM. Everyone is...

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: December 6, 1996

Whitehall Stroll Events include: Whitehall stores begin welcoming shoppers and strollers. During the day, various businesses will host open houses and a contest to “Stamp Out Holiday Hassles” will be conducted. Santa will be entertaining...

Connecting Point: The Gift That Keeps Giving

The holiday season is in full swing, and retailers are tempting consumers with Christmas specials. I swear, the more I’ve aged, the margin for advertising has broadened wider and wider. Will we see Christmas in July at some point? Now I’m not...

2021 Poorly Drawn Pet Pawtraits FUNdraiser

Are you ready for our next FUNdraiser event to help raise funds for our animal shelter building project? Join us December 1st through December 10th for the 2021 Poorly Drawn Pet Pawtraits Fundraiser!...

Betsey Anne Hallila, 83

Betsey Anne Hallila, of Whitehall, found her angel wings on November 27, 2021, passing quietly and peacefully with her son and daughter by her side. Betsey was born on December 12, 1937, in Winooski,...

USDA Accepting Applications for $1.15 Billion in Loans and Grants to Help Rural Communities Get High-Speed Internet

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the Department has begun accepting applications for up to $1.15 billion in loans and grants to help people in rural areas get access to high-speed internet. This announcement...

Gov. Gianforte Seeks Nominations for Montana Governor's Veteran Commendation

Governor Greg Gianforte launched the 2021 Montana Governor’s Veteran Commendation and is seeking nominations for the award. “Our veterans and their families have sacrificed so much in defense of our freedoms and our way of life. Even after...

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