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

Western Legacy Center Shooting For Memorial Day Soft Opening

The Western Legacy Center (WLC) announced its plan to create a viable, vibrant tourism-based enterprise to generate economic and cultural value for Jefferson County. The Western Legacy Center will...

Screams Come True This Weekend

Screams Come True Haunted House and Hay Maze opens this weekend and the event's haunters are fully prepared to keep you screaming all night long! The event, now in its third year, has added an extra...

TROJANS DOWNED BY FLORENCE:

The Whitehall Trojans took on Florence High School October 15th but lost 54-7. Miles Hoerauf was 11/30 passing for 146 yards, with one touchdown and two interceptions; he rushed for a team leading 33...

Pool Shark Report: 10/20/2021

The Whitehall 8-ball Independent Pool League (WIPL) started it’s year on October 14, 2021 with eight teams Week of 10-14-2021: TEAM K Bar #1: 12 wins, 5 losses K Bar #2: 10 wins, 7 losses Mint #2: 9 wins, 8 losses MEN Jeremy Jensen: 4 wins, 0...

XC Townsend Invite Results

Whitehall Middle School Trojan boys placed 8th in the team score with a score of 195. All runners scored a personal record time in the 2500 Run. Reece Hofer 11:30 PR Gage Kidwell 11:31 PR Max...

Horoscope: Week of 10/20/2021

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, this week may start off with a little confusion. However, within a few days you can sort through much of the haze and make sense of things. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Everything is not what it seems, Taurus. That doesn’t mean...

Dear Editor: Feeling Ignored

Dear Editor, Many of us here in Jefferson County are tired of party politics and feeling ignored by political elites who only care about their own agendas. These days it seems like elections are so partisan that no one really wins. We have to...

Dear Editor: Your Privacy and Money are at Risk

Dear Editor, Your privacy and money are at risk as the IRS seeks approval to snoop. There is an ongoing battle regarding the $3.5 trillion reconciliation plan proposed by the Biden Administration, which includes a provision that would require...

Dear Editor: Why the Attacks?

Dear Editor, Why are Montana Republicans attacking local control? Montanans cherish local control. Our treasured state constitution puts power in the hands of those who are elected in our communities, people like school board members and city and...

Dear Editor: Kudos to Wortman

Dear Editor, First of all, kudos to Leonard Wortman! In response to his letter from last week, I would like to say that I find myself in almost full agreement with the majority of what he wrote. However, I must say that his comments about the new...

Guest Editorial: Evolution, Not Expansion

This is in regard to the Whitehall Master Plan meeting, which was held October 6, 2021. I am by no means a politician or even much of a reporter, but I’ll be honest, I really didn’t take much home from said meeting. However, as the meeting...

Thought Provokers: 10/20/2021

If tables only had 3 legs, they’d never wobble. Someone knows Lebron James as “The guy from the Space Jam movie.” The richer you are the easier it is to get things for free. Around good people, it feels like you can do anything. Around bad...

Go Ask Jo: 10/20/2021

Dear Jo, Not only do I look younger that my 24 years, I apparently look like my husband’s sister instead of his wife. We constantly get comments about looking alike, those are not too bad. The awkward moments are when we are affectionate...

Connecting Point: Hope in the Wind

COVID-19, the border crisis, inflation: are these stealing our sense of hope? Pessimism and wistful thinking keep many from enjoying the blessings of good cheer. The Oxford Dictionary defines wistful as “having or showing a feeling of vague or...

Spooky Spectaculars for Your Haunted Season

Ready for a few more flicks to help get you in the haunted magical mood for Halloween? TWITCHES: Twitches is a Disney classic which should be on everyone’s list of MUST-SEE Halloween specials. Twitches and Twitches Two are hilarious and fun...

Montana State Park of the Week Milltown State Park

Granite Ghost Town State Park showcases remnants of this once thriving 1890s silver boomtown that bears stark witness to Montana's boom-and-bust mining history. Hector Horton first discovered silver...

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Hot Mulled (Sherried) Apple Cider

When hosting friends and family at home, it's understandable that hosts direct so much of their focus to the foods they plan to serve. The main course is often the focal point and most memorable...

Lewis & Clark Caverns Escape Cabin Opens This Weekend!

Nestled in the camp grounds of the Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park hides a secret; The Escape Cabin. For one day, the park rangers are hosting an escape room game in one of the rental cabins. This...

Free Dental Care to Military Veterans November 6th

In recognition of Veterans Day, Aspen Dental locations nationwide will open their doors to provide free care to military veterans across the country. Now in its 7th year, the Day of Service provides much-needed dental care for veterans at no cost...

Commodities Available for Whitehall Senior Citizens November 4th

The Rocky Mountain Development Council, Inc. (Rocky) will have supplemental foods available for Whitehall area seniors on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at the Whitehall Senior Center (3 North Division). There is no charge for the food. The Commodity...

Whitehall Hosts American Legion Regional Meeting

Linda Cousineau, District 6 Commander, addresses the veterans in attendance at the American Legion Regional Meeting on Saturday, October 16 at the Whitehall Community Center. This district represents...

Name to a Face: Dana Brunet

Where might you know Dana Brunet from? She's the smiling face behind the deli counter at the Peppertree. She's the helping hand who gave you a tow a few years back when your vehicle broke down. She's...

Ennis Initial Private Applicator Training Nov. 16

An Initial Private Applicator Training will be held Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at the Madison Valley Rural Fire District at 5037 US Highway 287 North in Ennis. This training class is brought to you, free of charge, by the Montana State University...

Changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

The U.S. Department of Education is temporarily changing certain rules to allow potentially hundreds of thousands of borrowers the chance to qualify for student loan forgiveness if they have worked in public service. This opportunity is only...

Montana Hospital Association Names SCL Health 2021 Excellence in Behaviorial Health Service Award Winner

The Montana Hospital Association has recognized SCL Health Montana with the 2021 Excellence in Behavioral Health Service Award. The award recognizes a healthcare organization that demonstrates vision and excellence in behavioral healthcare...

Cory J. Casagrande, 47

Cory J. Casagrande, age 47, of Helena and formerly of Whitehall died October 15, 2021. Funeral services will be held at a future date to be announced. K&L...

Mary Elizabeth SeGraves, 93

Mary Elizabeth SeGraves died peacefully in her sleep surrounded by loved ones at home on the morning of September 11, 2021. Mary was born to William and Mary (Walker) Hashley on November 20, 1927 in...

Donald Charles Kravik, 90

Donald Charles Kravik was born on October 7, 1931 to parents Emil and Lila (Ubben) Kravik, of Marietta, Minnesota. He attended school near his parents home. Donald joined the US Army on July 5, 1952...

Donna Mae Gornick, 84

On October 11, 2021, after a prolonged battle with mixed dementia, our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister-in-law, aunt, and dearest friend, Donna Mae Gornick, passed away...

Will Senator Tester Vote to Impose Critical Race Theory on Montana's Children?

Montanans overwhelmingly reject Critical Race Theory in our classrooms. Since Brown v. Board of Education, we’ve worked to live up to our founding ideals and we hold true to the principle of equal treatment for every student. President Biden’s...

Working to Protect Montanans from Democrats' Tax and Spend Spree

Democrats, led by President Biden, Chuck Schumer, Bernie Sanders and Nancy Pelosi, are rushing a reckless $3.5 trillion tax and spending spree bill through Congress that would reshape the very foundation of America and push the U.S. down the path...

Guest opinion: Gianforte Appointments Favor Private Wildlife

Growing up in rural Utah, I had incredible public hunting opportunities just like so many in Montana have enjoyed for generations. I spent time with family and friends, pursuing mule deer and elk on both public and private lands in what were the...

Congressional Districts Need to Reflect Competitiveness

When the Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission adopted criteria and goals for dividing Montana into two Congressional Districts it included a goal of considering competitiveness in its decision-making. That made sense, for history is...

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