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Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: July

JULY 18, 1996 Frontier Days ’96 will feature many of the events people have come to love over the years as well as a few newcomers. The largest “newcomer” will be the NRA professional rodeo to be held at the Whitehall rodeo arena. Featuring...

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: July 12, 1996

Three Whitehall players – Dallice Smith, Hannah Warfield and Amber O’Donnell – proved Monday that their selection to the league All Star team was well deserved. The three were selected from the Whitehall Red Socks team to play on the...

 

Ledger: Looking Back 25 Years: 7/3/1996

This edition of the paper contained the second of a two-part Ledger interview with Harrison area rancher and Montana State Legislator Karl Ohs. Following are brief excerpts from that article. The FBI was looking for Montana State Legislator Karl...

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years:

The Whitehall Ledger was awarded 15 first place awards, including one major award for community service, at the Montana Newspaper Association (MNA) annual convention in Livingston Saturday. Ledger editor Jan Anderson individually received 8 first pla...

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: June 20, 1996

JUNE 20, 1996 Stopping traffic is what utility workers did when they reached the Pipestone Creek Bridge just east of Whitehall. The job foreman said they are installing 17 miles of fiber optic line from the U.S. West building in Whitehall to the...

 

Ledger: Looking Back 25 Years - 6/13/1996

It’s finally summer in the valleys of southwest Montana, but it’s still spring or even late winter up in the mountains, the Forest Service reminds area residents. Melting snow and rain have left soils in the higher country saturated, and the...

 

Ledger: Looking Back 25 Years June 6, 1996

JUNE 6, 1996 Montana may be the “Last of the Big Time Splendors” and Butte may be the “Can-Do City” but how does one identify Jefferson County? That’s exactly the question people often ask, according to the Jefferson County Economic Develop...

 

Ledger: Looking Back 25 Years - May 23, 1996

MAY 23, 1996 Memories of the Whitehall area will come alive Saturday when the Jefferson Valley Museum holds its official opening ceremony and begins operations for its first year ever. The museum, many years in the creation with a great deal of local...

 

Ledger: Looking Back 25 Years - 5/16/1996

MAY 16, 1996: The history it represents took 100 years to create, but the Whitehall Centennial Quilt took only about a decade. While that may seem like a long time to make one quilt, the reason for the delay is apparent from the intricacy of the...

 

Ledger: Looking Back 25 Years: May 9, 1996

MAY 9, 1996 Although Whitehall may not be on the center of the map when it comes to cultural affairs, a stop in Whitehall is on the agenda for a nationally recognized string quartet. The National Symphony Orchestra will send a string quartet to White...

 

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...

 

Ledger: Looking Back 25 Years - April 25, 1996

How often does a barbershop quartet stroll through Whitehall these days? Whitehall area residents will have a chance to enjoy the four-part harmonies at an April 27 concert while also raising money for the local school music program. “The Chord...

 

Ledger: Looking Back 25 Years (April 18, 1996)

APRIL 18, 1996 More than two dozen Whitehall area residents will mount up Wednesday, April 24, for Donkey Basketball sponsored by the W-Club. The 7 p.m. event should provide plenty of laughs as four teams of students, teachers and others try to win...

 

Ledger: Looking Back 25 Years

Greg and DeAndra Parks of Whitehall have been chosen by the Jefferson Valley Habitat for Humanity (JVHFH) as the second family to receive a Habitat for Humanity home. The first home, built for and with Bill and Margaret Carhuff, was completed in...

 

Ledger: Looking Back 25 Years

Producers will have only one opportunity to enroll in the commodity-related provisions of the “Agricultural Improvement and Reform Act,” which is expected to be signed into law this week. . . . This bill, which provides farm payments through the...

 

Ledger: Looking Back 25 Years - 3/28/1996

MARCH 28, 1996 Sidewalks were the main topic when the Whitehall Business Assoc. held its regular monthly meeting March 21. WBA President Wally Madsen explained that the town council has obtained a $10,000 grant which it plans to use to repair sidewal...

 

Ledger: Looking Back 25 Years - March 21, 1996

MARCH 21, 1996 After many hours of hard work by local residents, Whitehall has been re-named as a “Certified Community” by the state Department of Commerce. The designation, good for three years, entitles the community to be listed in...

 

Ledger: Looking Back 25 Years - 3/14/1996

MARCH 14, 1996 A 36-space seasonal recreational vehicle park at the Cardwell Store received a recommendation for approval from the Jefferson County Planning Board March 6. The matter now goes to the County Commission where approval is expected soon....

 

Ledger: Looking Back 25 Years

MARCH 7, 1996 A Subway sandwich shop is slated to open in the Whitehall Town Pump in about 6 weeks, Subway Development Agent for Montana and Wyoming Nick Lombardi said recently. The shop, which will share seating with the existing Town Pump restauran...

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: February 29, 1996

FEBRUARY 29, 1996 The Whitehall of 2010 should be different from the current Whitehall in some ways, but in many significant ways it should remain a lot the same, even bringing back some of the community events which were treasured in the past but...

 

Ledger: Looking Back 25 Years - February 22, 1996

FEBRUARY 22, 1996 The word at the Whitehall Business Association meeting Thursday was “growth.” Held Feb. 15, the day after Butte announced that a new silicon processing plant would be coming to that city, the WBA meeting was filled with discussi...

 

Ledger: Looking Back 25 Years - February 15, 1996

FEBRUARY 15, 1996 It looks as if it will be possible to reconstruct the Whitetail road mostly within the existing right of way, Commissioner Leonard Wortman said during Thursday’s regular county commission meeting. It may be necessary to go ten or...

 

Ledger: Looking Back 25 Years

Gail and Topper Giono were recognized Monday morning to 15 years of service to the Deerlodge National Forest above and beyond the call of duty. Topper is a deputy of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and his wife Gail is the Whitehall area...

 

Keeping tradition and the arts alive in Montana

The fourth annual Fiber Fest held at the Copper K Barn outside of Whitehall on July 18 and 19 got off the ground through the sheer determination of founders Kami Noyes and Betty Kujawa. Kami stated...

 

Abundant Energy A Few Steps Away

Are you fed up with fatigue and want your life back? This was the challenge thrown out by Bethel Wagner at her Sept. 5th workshop. Wagner who stated that she has always been interested in health relat...

 

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