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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...

 

Local Rotarians celebrate common goals at annual picnic

Celebrating 85 years of working together to make a better world, the District 5390 Rotary Club of Whitehall held their annual picnic at the Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park Pavilion on Monday,...

 

Celebrating 70 years of geological field studies at IU field station

Approximately 125 alumni returned to the Indiana University Geological Field Station in the Tobacco Root Mountains to celebrate 70 years of exploring this diverse geological site. In 1948 Charles...

 

Past and present come to life at Jefferson Valley Museum

They came from Canada, New Zealand, Washington, Idaho, Florida, Tennessee and many towns within the Great State of Montana to learn the stories of this historic area and to catch up on the “good...

 

JV Fine arts show brings glitter and glamour to Frontier Days

A desire to bring the local artists together and furnish a place where they could work and paint their visions, led to the creation of the "Painters In The Potting Shed." (PIPS) Janet Chapman...

 

'Changes" From Out of the Darkness' Promises A Light at the End of the Tunnel

“I’d be in this great mood and then, at the snap of a finger, it just rains all over your parade. But rain it also cleanses, it washes everything clean. You can start all over and make things...

 

A summer season to celebrate the past

How did Whitehall come by its name? Who owned the first car in Whitehall? Who was the first woman elected to the National Congress who also taught school in Whitehall? These and many other questions...

 

Madison County Fair continues a long run

"I pledge my head to clearer thinking; my heart to greater loyalty; my hands to larger service and my health to better living for my club, my community, my country and my world." This pledge is that...

 

In the eye of the artist: A moment captured in time

In 2015 Michele Franich and Kerry Kraha launched a dream of a Community Art Show and the first two person show was held. Soon Michelle Tebay was added to the roster which grew rapidly to 30 artists...

 

"Love's Labour's Lost entertains Whitehall

Dear gentle and kindly citizens of the township of Whitehall gather round for I have a tale to tell of vows and scheming and cunning and love. T'was a mellow day the day of the 28th of July when the...

 

Exploring the diversity of the Tobacco Root Mountains

Forty-one students from thirty different schools across the United States are taking part in the current Indiana University's summer Geology course, explained Bruce Douglas, the Academic Director....

 

"Lights On" an inspiring production of Liberty Place

"To encourage individuals with brain injuries to reach their highest level of independence and to enhance the quality of their lives by giving them the 'Freedom To Try!' is the Mission Statement of...

 

Season of growth at museum

The stories held within the walls of the JV Museum were enhanced during the 2017 Season. Most recently a Broad Ax that had helped to build a barn at the 18 Mile in the early 1900s and once again in th...

 

Sound of Music echoes through canyon

"Feed your babies onions so you can find them after dark!" Or, how about "Ho Ho Hey, Don't take my boat, I got's fishin' when I get to Hare Bay." The audience was singing, laughing and clapping! We...

 

Lewis and Clark Caverns shows the Solar Eclipse at its finest

Editor's Note: This article will also be published in the August 30 edition of the Whitehall Ledger. Slowly dusk fell over the land and the temperature took a noticeable downward turn. To add a bit...

 

Making a difference through Rotary

In 1905 Paul Harris, a Chicago attorney, formed the first Rotary Club. His thought was for "professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas, form meaningful, lifelong friendships and give...

 

Living Our Western Heritage

What makes you think that is an Ameraucana? What color egg does it lay? What type comb does it have? What are you training it to be? I must admit I was drawn to the crowd that was witnessing this...

 

Jefferson Valley Museum plays host to alumni, racers, and history adventurers

It was a time of anguish. A time of soul searching. A time of 'Woe is me!" Finally, out of shear desperation, you pull in your pride, approach the person in question and ask "Just who are you?" And...

 

Indiana students explore the geological wonders of Montana

Since 1949 Indiana University has maintained a geological station in the Tobacco Root Mountains because of the diverse geological setting found in Montana. The current Director is Bruce Douglas who...

 

Fiber Fest is a colorful tapestry at Whitehall's Copper K Barn

The sun had just begun its orb illuminating 'Nature's Tapestry.' From the muted blue of the mountains, to the yellow, gold and green of the rolling fields, to the variegated greens of the trees, to a...

 

Life in the Wild West celebrated during last weekend's Bannack Days

Judge Alan Williams slammed down his gavel and admonished the prisoner to "Stay out of trouble in this town!" The prisoner had been arrested on Bannack's Main Street when he was recognized as a claim...

 

2017 Caverns Music Day series off to a rousing start

Winding down through the Jefferson River Canyon is an inspiring drive. The magnificent rock formations, the river so high and mighty and the vegetation as it highlights each curve brings a 'moment'...

 

"Lights On" highlights Liberty Place artists

The beginning words of a song written by Liberty Place musicians "Music takes me to a different state of mind. Makes me feel pumped, relaxed, helps me unwind." . . . . echoes the goal of the Liberty P...

 

JV Museum Opens Its Doors on 21st Anniversary

The new signs in town herald the twenty-first season of the Jefferson Valley Museum. Since 1996 the historical building has shared the history of this area with the many visitors from the 50 States,...

 

Dance, tumbling recital held at Star Theater

It was an evening of glitz and glamour with a bit of tap and ballet and hand stands, splits, back bends and somersaults thrown in. It was the "Dancing Through the Decades" Dance and Tumbling Recital...

 

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