Briggs Valedictorian, Wagner Salutatorian at 2022 WHS Graduation

Fifteen Whitehall High School Trojans will receive their diplomas on Sunday, May 29, 2022 at 2 PM in the Whitehall Varsity Gym. The Whitehall School District is proud to announce Haley Briggs as WHS...

Candidate Forum Thursday at 6PM

A candidate forum for the contested position of Jefferson County Commissioner will be held tomorrow, Thursday, May 26, at 6 PM at the Borden's Conference Room. The forum is being put on by the Lower...

Why Do I Want to Be Jefferson County Commissioner?

Who is Jon Goff? Of course, I am playing off the opening line, "Who is John Galt?" from Ayn Rand's novel Atlas Shrugged which serves as an expression of helplessness and despair at the current state...

Jefferson Valley Museum Opens May 28

The Jefferson Valley Museum will open for the 2022 season on Saturday, May 28 and will be open for Memorial Day on Monday, May 30. Visitors are welcome between the hours of noon and 4 PM, Tuesday...

Gold Junction Presents Free Summer Movie Series Begins June 8

Gold Junction Presents... is excited to announce the Family Adventure film series, as well as the Western Classics series. The Family Adventure series kicks off June 8 with Sing; the Western Classics begins July 7 with Rio Bravo. Both series are...

Scenes from Black Tie Blue Jeans

The 18th Annual Black Tie & Blue Jeans Fundraiser, held May 21 at the Copper K Barn, brought in what is thought to be the highest funds raised...

CORRECTION to 5/18/2022 Edition

In the 5/18/2022 edition of the Ledger it was stated that WHS Senior Brendan Wagner broke the triple jump school record with a jump of 37’8”, The school record is still held by Michael Welch with his 1999 jump of...

Editorial: A Little Humble Brag...

The Whitehall Ledger will be recognized as a 2022 Better Newspaper Contest award winner at the 137th Annual Montana Newspaper Convention in Glendive, June 17-18. The 2022 contest was judged by volunteer members of the North Dakota Press...

Editorial: Keeping, Changing & Breaking Traditions...

KEEPING: Two weeks ago I can honestly say I thought there would be no newspaper for the week. I was on my deathbed. Actually, I was on the floor of the Ledger office, with my screens angled to the floor, hoping I could get the paper laid out before...

Horoscopes: Week of 5/25/2022

ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 You may be questioning some of your relationships this week, Aries. Periodic reflection is good for your long-term well-being but move ahead with caution. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, finding a balance between your professional...

Dear Editor: In support of Jon Goff

Dear Editor, There is always a lot of talk about wanting younger/new people to participate in politics, but it doesn’t happen very often. This year, there will be a new name in the contest for Jefferson County Commissioner. I am writing to...

Dear Editor: In support of Dan Hagerty

Dear Editor and Jefferson County Voters, As you mark your ballots for Jefferson County Commissioner if you are uncertain which candidate to vote for, please consider the following: · Dan Hagerty is a Veteran. · Dan Hagerty has served his...

Go Ask Jo: 5/25/2022

Dear Jo, What do you do when someone comments on the job you are doing while knowing nothing of the work and effort that goes into it? I do sales and there is always someone who feels the need to comment on my prices, my advertising, and how I...

Connecting Point: Shallow Promises

Worship takes on several meanings in a wide range of contexts. As Christians, we need to focus on the Biblical understanding of worship; nothing more and nothing less. Our culture is inundated by “worship” experiences that embrace entertainment...

Dear Editor: In support of Jim Brown for Supreme Court

Dear Editor, We need to support Jim Brown for our state Supreme Court. It is common among Montana’s most liberal supreme court justices to accept large campaign donations from the same lawyers whose law firms are litigating cases before those...

Dear Editor: In support of Mary Janacaro-Hensleigh

Dear Editor, I’m voicing support for Mary Janacaro-Hensleigh for Jefferson County Commissioner, District 1. As Whitehall’s Town Attorney since 2015, I’ve had the pleasure of working with Mayor Hensleigh since she took office in 2018. Under...

Thought Provokers 5/25/2022

If someone lived to be 80 years old and had 1 photo of their life taken every hour. That entire person’s life could be assembled at 24 frames per second into the duration of a single season television show. About eight, one hour long episodes....

Hippert Ready for Family Time After 11 Years with Whitehall Public Transportation

After more than a decade with Whitehall Public Transportation (WPT) and Liberty Place, Paula Hippert will bid farewell to her career on June 30, 2022, and begin to focus on retirement. Kind of....

Whitehall Happiness Corner: 5/28/2022

CARROLL COLLEGE: On Saturday, May 14, 2022, Carroll College conferred degrees on 228 graduates of the class of 2022 during its 112th commencement ceremony held in Nelson Stadium. The following graduates are from the Whitehall area: HARRISON: Lane...

MONTANA PARK OF THE WEEK: Logan State Park

Logan State Park was established in 1967 to support local outdoor recreation like water sports and camping. Bring your friends and family to relax and have fun at this comfortable spot for swimming,...

Whitehall Schools Counselors & Nurses Check-In: May 2022

Elementary Counselor Well, we’ve come to the close of yet another fantastic year! Hopefully, your kids are armed with conflict resolution skills and emotional regulation tools that will last their whole lives…or at least through the dog days of...

Programs at Caverns Begin Memorial Day Weekend

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park is kicking off its interpretive program season over Memorial Day weekend. The birds and the bees have returned to the park, and AmeriCorps member Taryn Eveland will present a program titled “The Birds & The...

On Air: Liberty Place Radio Show Brings the House Down

Lights on V: On Air was presented to a full house at the Star Theatre on Thursday, May 19. Liberty Place residents and guest performers presented two live radio drama shows, similar in style to A...

Our Town 100 Years Ago: May 1922 Part II

What were some of the national headlines in late May 1896? Some are similar to today: Twisters in the mid-west, election irregularities in Alabama, the U.S. House delaying any decisions on immigration measures, people campaigning for seats in...

Whitehall Music Places at Competition, Enjoys Silverwood

The Whitehall Middle School and High School band and choir students competed, placing for the first time in almost a decade, and then experienced the...

Something Montana Should Consider? A Water-Stressed Valley Needs to Curb Development

In my drought- and fire-plagued home valley, 40 miles north of San Francisco, a debate has been simmering for decades over a massive development planned on state-owned property. The conflict is focused on nearly 1,000 acres of rural and wildland in...

Whitehall TV Channel 49.1: Week of 5/26/2022

Whitehall Low Power TV will live televise the commencement ceremonies on Channel 49.2 on Sunday, May 29 at 2 PM. It will also be video streamed online at www.streamingaudiosolutions.com on Whitehall events for out-of-town viewing. THURSDAY, MAY 26...

Bob Lombardi, 89

Bob "Peachie" Lombardi was born on November 16, 1932. He passed on May 21, 2022, following a long illness. Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria, and his brothers Ray and Frank. He is...

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 5/15/2022

SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2022 00:55:06 Welfare Check: I-90 02:07:46 Traffic Hazard: Whitetail Rd 02:14:28 Traffic Stop: N Whitehall St 03:05:49 Traffic Stop: Hwy 69 09:58:03 Larceny/Theft: Delmoe Lake Rd 11:22:06 Motor Vehicle Accident (Injury): I-90...

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