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

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Talent Showcase Fundraiser Saturday

A Talent Showcase Fundraiser for Kelly Jo Elser and Lily Jensen's trip to ARTS Orlando 2021 will be held at the Madison County Fairgrounds Round Bar in Twin Bridges on May 8th. All proceeds will go...

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Whitehall Ledger to Start Fundraising for Signs

After much response from the Ledger editorial on the traffic and rates of speed which many vehicles are traveling on Legion Avenue, as well as Whitehall Street, The Ledger is looking to make a...

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Beats & Eats This Saturday - Rain or Shine!

Whitehall's music series, Beats & Eats, makes its 2021 debut after one heck of a long COVID-19 hiatus this Saturday, May 8th from 4-8 p.m. The event was slated to be held on the Main Street...

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WHS Trojan Track on Course for Districts & Divisionals

This track season has been great so far as we are coming down to the final stretch and getting prepared for districts and divisional meets. Our team has competed very well so far in numerous events...

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WMS Trojans Track Finds Success with 35 Athletes

Middle School track started March 29th with a whopping 35 6-8th grade students out. Head coach Gayle Walter and Assistant Coach Trish Scarborough are thrilled with the turn out this year for track....

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Beautiful Weather for Mossy Rock Bike Trials in Pipestone

Over 40 competitors of all ages and experience levels converged upon Jim & Carrin Alley's property in Pipestone to display their balance skills. This is the fourth year the trials have been held...

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Trojans on Par for '21 Golf Season

The inaugural season of Whitehall High School Golf is winding down. The Trojans have improved with each tournament. Sometimes by shaving 10 or more strokes off their score from the beginning of the...

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BY's Rodeo Brings in Cowboys & Cowgirls From All Over

Rodeo enthusiasts enjoyed gorgeous weather on May 1st for the first rodeo of the season in this area - the BY's Youth Rodeo. A quick thank you to the Jefferson Valley Rural Ambulance District for...

St. James Healthcare Now a Part of Montana Mission: Lifeline® Stroke

During a stroke every minute is critical, because a stroke deprives brain tissue of essential oxygen- and nutrient-rich blood, resulting in the death of brain cells. That is why delivering fast and effective care is important for those who are...

Dear Editor: Our Town's Finances

Dear Editor, There has been a lot of discussion lately about the town of Whitehall and its financial state. It has apparently not been managing its money very well. There have been some major accounting problems, some major shortcomings in funds...

Dear Editor: Vaccines

Dear Editor, I’m not pro-vaccine, but neither will I condemn those who are. I may sadly shake my head and walk away, but I will not condemn their choice. I will not be taking the vaccine (not willingly, anyway), for somewhat the same reason as...

Dear Editor: Infrastructure

Dear Editor, Most of us would agree that we need to invest in our crumbling infrastructure. What we disagree on is defining infrastructure and how to pay for it. A conventional definition, which would include upgrading roads, bridges, rail,...

Connecting Point: A Confused Generation

Imagine yourself for a moment as an outdoor enthusiast, on the first leg of a five-day backpack journey. You are loaded with supplies, map and compass in hand. You have charted your course and plan to be at your destination by Day Two. At first,...

Dear Jo: 5/5/2021

Dear readers, I am going to post a Dear Jo which I have taken the liberty of rewriting to make the content ok to print. To my Dear Jo writer, I hope I both represent your question and give good advice! Jo Dear Jo, I have a big problem….My...

Horoscope: 5/5/2021

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, love and romance are definitely in your favor this week. If you have been pondering setting up a date or taking a spouse out for a night on the town, do it. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Even the best partnerships can be...

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Name To A Face: LaDonna Knox

LaDonna Knox was born in Midvale, Utah, near Salt Lake City; where she lived until about a year ago. After attending Midvale Elementary and Hillcrest High School, she worked for a medical surgeries...

We Are HER Seeking Donations to 'GIVE BIG'

Give Big Gallatin Valley, the largest giving day in the State of Montana, is a 24-hour celebration of giving that supports more than 200 nonprofits throughout the area. In just six years, donors have raised nearly $6 million for important local...

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RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Eggs with Chorizo for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo celebrates the date of the Mexican army's victory over France at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Though it is considered a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo celebrations...

Black Tie Blue Jeans Seeking Song Suggestions

Organizers of Black Tie Blue Jeans are excited for the upcoming event and looking to kick it up a notch with a playlist of dance music following Homemade Jam & Friends live performances during the event. Dance music of all genres is on the docket,...

NorthWestern Energy: Report Osprey Building Nests on Power Lines

Osprey nests can cause power outages and even fires, and their proximity to energized equipment puts the birds at risk of electrocution. NorthWestern Energy has installed hundreds of platforms to maintain service reliability and to provide a safe...

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: May 2, 1996

MAY 2, 1996 What should Whitehall be in the year 2010? What can Whitehall residents do to guide the community in that direction and steer clear of undesirable changes? Those questions are the focus of a project called Vision 2010 which has been...

Wildflower Walk: The Friendly Flora of Lewis & Clark Caverns

In celebration of National Wildflower Week, Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park will host a guided wildflower hike on Saturday, May 8, at 11 a.m. As the weather continues to warm and things start to look a bit greener, early flowers will begin to...

Between the Stacks: 5/5/2021

May is traditionally the Library’s month to prepare for Summer Reading. We will have many of our regular programs but this is the transition for staff from regular programs to all of the wonderful things we have planned for teens, children,...

JeffCo Health Department Update: 5/5/2021

Promoting health and wellness are the pieces of my job that are closest to my heart. Creating opportunities for people to have an awareness of and make choices that improves their overall quality of life brings great satisfaction. I view wellness...

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Paul Millarke, 79

Paul Millarke, husband of former Whitehall resident Linda Weber Millarke, passed away on April 2nd. Paul was born in Watsonville, California and graduated from Watsonville High School in 1958. He...

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George Lee Hatch, 85

George Lee Hatch passed away February 9th of sepsis in a Naples, Florida hospital. Catherine, his wife of 52 years and best friend, was at his side. George lived life to the fullest. Moderation was...

Montana Farmers Union Appreciates Lawmakers Ler and Bogner for Action on Meat Inspection Bill

Montana Farmers Union appreciates the efforts of two state law makers whose work to amend HB 2, a budget bill, which will allow the state to explore more opportunities for meat processing as well as level the playing field for custom butchers. The...

Montana to Launch Return-to-Work Bonuses to Address Workforce Shortage

Governor Greg Gianforte announced two measures to address the state’s severe workforce shortage and incentivize Montanans to reenter the labor force. The State of Montana will launch a return-to-work bonus program, utilizing federal funds...

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