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

DEQ Releases Record of Decision for Mine Amendment at GSM

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has released a Record of Decision for the Golden Sunlight Mines Inc.’s (GSM) amendment application to Permit No. 00065 for the proposed tailings reprocessing project. The Golden Sunlight Mine is...

Town Cannot Join JVRAD Without County Action First

At the September Town Council meeting, held on Monday, September 13, Town Clerk and Treasurer Allissa Christensen reported that a ballot question voting to join the Jefferson Valley Ambulance District (JVRAD) could not be placed on the November...

Homecoming Friday Night Lights

The Whitehall Trojans High School Football team celebrated Homecoming this past Friday, but unfortunately was unable to pull out a win for the game against the Townsend Bulldogs. Final score was 44-0...

Bozeman Invitational XC Results

WHS Results: Wesley Biggers 17:59.74, Ethan Valov 25:30.92, Kaitlyn Frankman 26.:52.43 WMS Results: Cooper Montgomery 9:03, Lexi Stratton 9:35.61, Reece Hofer 10:04.91,...

Dear Editor: Response to Gerald Johnson #1

Dear Editor, Once again (probably not for the last time either), I feel compelled to respond to Mr. Gerald Johnson’s almost ignominious “war” on firearms. I say almost because I do not believe he means to bring shame on his obviously favored...

Guest Opinion: Mask Mandates in Our Schools

The Montana Nurses Association has referred to the recent emergency rule from Montana DPHHS regarding not masking in school as “promotion of junk science.” One might be wise to use caution as well as introspection in using such a bold...

Horoscope: Week of 9/15/2021

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 If you’re single, get prepared to mingle, Aries. If you’re attached, then your relationship will only grow stronger in the days to come. Romance is in the air, so embrace it. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, even if you’re...

Dear Editor: Response to Gerald Johnson #2

Dear Editor, I am writing this on September 11th, twentieth anniversary of the most horrific attack on America; when we lost a lot of our freedoms and family. I am going to make this short and sound as I don’t spend too much time with...

Dear Editor: People Kill People?

Dear Editor, So, some of you still hold to the addiction induced belief that “guns don’t kill people…” That may be true in an alternate universe using alternative facts showing that people are in control, but not in this universe. In this...

Go Ask Jo: 9/15/2021

Dear Jo, I have been waiting for so long to meet someone who I am attracted to. I am definitely attracted to the new man in my life. We have a problem though. He has a habit of scratching his, well, you know. He not only does his scratching in...

Guest Opinion Response: Distortion of Our News

A few years ago, I heard a comment on the radio which made a strong impression on me. A member of the Heritage Foundation, a well-known and respected conservative organization, was being interviewed by a reporter for the New York Times. The member...

Connecting Point: Without Condition

Serving God involves an abandonment to Christ and his leadership. In order to follow Jesus we will always have to make the assessment to either be all in or not, there is no middle ground. In fact, such a commitment may involve sacrifice and...

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Creamy Ham & Broccoli Casserole

Busy families who do not have the time to spend an hour or more in the kitchen preparing weeknight dinners can turn to slow cookers to do the work for them. Slow cookers cook foods on a low...

Continental Divide Hikers Traveling Through

Over the course of the summer, Whitehall has been inundated with both hikers as well as bicyclists. Last Wednesday two of these hikers stopped into the Ledger office to chat. Jim "Just Jim" Cline...

RMDC Presents Fall Homebuyer Education Courses

Rocky Mountain Development Council offers a monthly Homebuyer Education class. The purpose of the class is to teach potential homeowners about the process of purchasing a home. October’s session is a one-day, in-person event on Saturday, October...

Extension Office: Living Trusts as An Estate Planning Tool

To prepare for an ever-changing financial future, Montana State University Extension educators suggest couples should designate a “contingency day” to review finances and re-examine their financial lives. “The same suggestion applies for a...

Montana State Park of the Week Wayfarers State Park

Located on the northeast shore of Flathead Lake near Bigfork, you'll find Wayfarers State Park. Area residents in the know will tell you that the best sunsets on Flathead Lake can be viewed from...

Whitehall High School Homecoming Royalty

2021 ROYALTY: (Left) Seniors Brendan Wagner and Hailey Briggs are crowned King and Queen. (Below) Royal court included, from left: Annie Engler, Justin Kuehl, Marissa Ellison, Tommy Emerson, Camryn...

Show of Patriotism

This is about hope. We all need hope right now,” Kitty Reed said. This is the fourth year Reed and her family have shown they will never forget 9/11 by displaying signs over the Paul Gulch overpass...

Fall Festival Planning Underway for Chamber

During the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce's September meeting, held at the Borden's Conference room on Thursday, September 9th, it was clear that in the month of October Whitehall will be the place to...

Youth Only Pheasant, Waterfowl Hunt to Open

Montana’s young hunters will have the state’s waterfowl and pheasants pretty much to themselves Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25-26. Licensed hunters ages 15 and under may hunt ducks, geese, coots, mergansers and ring-necked pheasants statewide on...

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 9/5/2021

SUNDAY, September 5, 2021 00:04 Mental Crisis: Hwy 2 W 02:14 Motorist Assist: I-90 05:12 Medical: Whitetail Dr 07:54 Death: N Jefferson St 08:03 Civil: Yellowstone Trl 11:22 Fire/Smoke Structure: Second St E 13:38 Medical: Legion St E 14:39 Traffic...

Christopher Michael Reed, 30

Christopher Michael Reed, 30, of Sarasota, Florida passed away September 2, 2021. Chris was born in San Bernardino, California on April 12, 1991 to Shirley Hanley and Michael Sudreth and was later...

Julianna Francis Ridder, 88

Julianna Francis (Kessler) Ridder passed away on Thursday Sept. 9, 2021. She was born on April 16, 1933, at the farm home of George and Frances (Berning) Kessler. She was one of eight children. Julie attended Elementary School in Marienthal, KS and...

Catherine Ellerton, 80

Catherine Ellerton, 80, passed away on August 26, 2021 in her home in Overton, NV. Catherine was born on August 7, 1941 in Whitehall, MT to John Morton and Teresa Zimmerman. Catherine had a talent for music, which showed at an early age. In grade...

Tester Announces Bipartisan Legislation Ensuring American Beef is Labeled 'Product of USA'

As a part of his years-long push to improve market transparency and ensure fairer prices for Montana producers, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced bipartisan legislation, the American Beef Labeling Act, which would ensure that beef raised in...

Constitution Day Ceremony in Helena September 17th

Everyone is invited to the Capitol rotunda Friday, Sept. 17, at 1 o’clock for a Constitution Day ceremony featuring Lt. Governor Kristen Juras, Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen, Superintendent of Public Instruction Elsie Arntzen, and Dept. of...

Gianforte Announces National Guard Resources for COVID-19 Response

Governor Greg Gianforte announced that 10 Montana National Guardsmen have volunteered to assist the Billings Clinic in its COVID-19 response. “Over the last year, soldiers in the Montana National Guard have consistently stepped up to the plate,...

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