Charges Filed in Three Forks Double Homicide

Twenty-four-year-old Zachary Eugene Norman has been charged with two counts of deliberate homicide resulting from a shooting incident early Saturday morning in Three Forks. The Gallatin County...

Freed Life Counseling Now Available in Whitehall

While 2020 and 2021 are behind us, the neverending tunnel of uncertainty for our future remains. Now, a light at the end of that tunnel opens with the creation of Freed Life Counseling, now available...

JeffCo Sheriff Dept. Conducts Compliance Checks

On December 30, 2021, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office conducted an Alcohol Compliance Check from the north to the south end of the county. During the compliance checks, all businesses that serve or sell alcohol were checked for compliance...

2021 Photo of the Year

EAGLE EYE! Whitehall resident William Ulrichny's photo of this majestic eagle garnered him 2021 Photo of the...

Nieskens Appointed to First-Ever MHSA Student Advisory Council

At the Montana High School Association (MHSA) annual meeting in January, representatives to MHSA's first-ever Student Advisory Council were announced. Whitehall sophomore Charity Nieskens has...

Trojan Wrestlers Place 4th at Choteau Classic

The Whitehall Trojan Wrestling team traveled north last weekend for both matches in Fairfield and to attend the Choteau Classic tournament. This tournament was attended by 40 Class B boy and girl teams from around the state. In this competitive...

Memorial Tourney Brings in Dozens to Area

On January 15 and 16 the Whitehall Independent Pool League (WIPL) hosted the 19th Annual Memorial Pool Tournament. The tournament is held in memory of Cory Bishop, Steve Dyson, and Dave McLaughlin....

Both Trojan Basketball Teams Young, Looking to Learn

The Whitehall Trojan Basketball team's seasons haven't brought in many wins, but learning experiences are vital to both teams and their success. "We're young - we're a very young team," said junior...

MHSA Adds Shot Clocks to HS Basketball

In their annual meeting held Monday, January 17, 2022, the Montana High School Association voted in favor of adding shot clocks to high school basketball. The eighth proposal on the agenda was given by Great Falls CMR High School to add a 35-second...

Pool Shark Report: 1/19/2022

Week of 1-13-2022 TEAM K Bar #1: 15 wins, 2 lost Mint #3: 11 wins, 6 lost Mint #4: 11 wins, 6 lost MEN Brad Babb: 4 wins, 0 lost Will Bowen: 4 wins, 0 lost Gordy Lyons: 4 wins, 0 lost Chris Nelson: 4 wins, 0 lost WOMEN Deanna Wall: 3 wins, 1 loss...

Dear Editor: Response to Chuck Denowh

Dear Editor, Your paper recently published an editorial by Chuck Denowh discussing American Prairie’s recent purchase of the 73 Ranch. Some of the statements made by Mr. Denowh can lead the reader to the conclusion that American Prairie doesn’t...

Thought Provokers: 1/19/2022

If you run 26 miles, it’s because you’re an athlete. If you walk 26 miles, it’s because you can’t afford a car. Poems only rhyme in the language they were written in. A microwave can show you how clean someone really is. You have to wait...

Connecting Point: What are you chasing?

The desire to be “top of your game” or “top of the world” is a near-universal want. For centuries, people have aspired to great heights, achieving some of life’s “greatest” passions. Individuals like Tom Brady, Serena Williams, Usain...

Go Ask Jo: 1/19/2022

Dear Jo, I have heard a lot of people complaining and/or asking about what to do about receiving thank-you acknowledgments. Here is the other side of that dilemma. What does one do when receiving gifts that for whatever reason are unfortunate picks...

Horoscopes: Week of 1/19/2022

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, you may be tempted to overspend this week, as you have a mind to remodel or redecorate your home in a major way. Try not to get carried away. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 You are ready to pour a huge investment of time and...

A Tribute to Roger Siemens

Many of you probably read Roger Siemen’s obituary in the Whitehall Ledger (Jan.12) or in the Montana Standard. Facebook has some complimentary posts that many of you will find interesting. Roger led a full life with many accomplishments. One of...

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Sausage-Stuffed Red Potatoes

Healthy eating is on the minds of many people at the start of a new year. One roadblock to healthy eating each January is the start of the National Football League playoffs, which culminate with the...

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 1/16/1997

January 16, 1997 A sharply divided Whitehall Town Council with a 4-3 vote approved a water rate increase for town businesses and residents during the council meeting on January 13. The vote, which followed a lengthy and oftentimes bitter hearing...

Our Town 100 Years Ago: January 1896 part 2

January 1896 was starting out cold and snowy but that did not stop people from getting out and about. The following were written in the late January 1896 editions of the Whitehall Zephyr. Died. John...

Between the Stacks: 1/19/2022

This week Sweet Tea Tales will meet on Thursday, January 20th at 6:00 p.m. This popular program lets budding chefs of all ages bring their food creations to enter into the taste test of the month....

Public Service Commission Seeking Public Comment on CenturyLink Service in Rural Montana

The Montana Public Service Commission has opened an investigation into the adequacy of legacy telephone systems owned and operated by CenturyLink Communications, LLC, and its affiliated Montana carriers. Many rural Montanans rely on these legacy...

The Wisdom of Elders

Some cultures respect the wisdom of elders. Not us. We follow Facebook, TV evangelism, identity cult politics, and Kardashian's lip and bikini shots. It's okay with me, even though I'm growing long...

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 1/9/2022

SUNDAY, JANUARY 9 00:03:51 Traffic Stop: Hwy 55 02:18:47 911 Open Line 03:24:57 Traffic Offense: I-90 10:25:51 Suicide Threats: S Division St 13:55:57 Traffic Stop: Hwy 55 14:31:57 Motor Vehicle Accident (Non-Injury): Hot Springs Rd 18:49:27 911...

Whitehall TV Channel 49.1: Week of 1/20/2022

THURSDAY, JANUARY 20 5:00PM PBS NEWSHOUR 6:00PM THIS OLD HOUSE 6:30PM ASK THIS OLD HOUSE 7:00PM AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS ON MASTERPIECE PT 3 8:00PM PBS NEWSHOUR 9:00PM AMANPOUR & COMPANY 10:00PM THIS OLD HOUSE 10:30PM ASK THIS OLD HOUSE 11:00PM...

Gianforte, Jacobsen Announce Record Business Creation in 2021

Governor Greg Gianforte and Secretary of State Christi Jacobsen announced a record number of new businesses were created in Montana last year. More than 51,500 new businesses were registered with the Montana Secretary of State in 2021, surpassing...

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