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

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Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: October 24, 1996

OCTOBER 24, 1996 Hannah Warfield-Ruffatto may not look like your typical football player, but she may wind up kicking, passing and punting at a Denver Broncos football game on November 10. She won the 12-13 year old girls age group at the regional...

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: October 17, 1996

OCTOBER 17, 1996 The first Whitehall schools open house in years was held Oct. 9 for an appreciative audience. Dubbed “America Back to School Night,” the event featured more than just a chance for parents to visit with teachers. It also...

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: October 10, 1996

OCTOBER 10, 1996 With extremely dry conditions in Southwest Montana causing very high fire danger, Forest Service officials were warning that grave problems could be on the horizon. “If things stay as dry as they are, we could have some serious pro...

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: October 3, 1996

OCTOBER 3, 1996 How much do you know about the national party platforms on which presidential candidates Bill Clinton and Bob Dole are supposedly running? How would you feel if a high school student could tell you more about the issues in the race...

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: September 26, 1996

SEPTEMBER 26, 1996 There are changes on the wind at Whitehall High School, Principal Barbara Thronson said Monday night, and she realizes not all of the changes are popular with the students. But, in the long run, the students, their parents and the...

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: September 19,m 1996

SEPTEMBER 19, 1996 The Whitehall school district is cruising along the information highway and it is going to be a great ride, Whitehall High teacher Al Anderson predicted Friday. “It’s exciting,” Anderson said. Over the summer, the district...

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: September 12, 1996

SEPTEMBER 12, 1996 Students returning to Tia Kober Elementary and Whitehall Middle School this fall were greeted by grass, flowers, trees and other landscaping thanks to the hard work of the BY’s 4-H Club. Club leader Charlene Dillon said about 18...

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: September 5, 1996

SEPTEMBER 5, 1996 The Yellowstone Trail, a road which provided the way east and west through Whitehall for decades, is the subject of a new book being written by a Wisconsin couple. Alice and John Ridge, retired professors from Altoona, Wisconsin, ar...

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: August 22, 1996

AUGUST 22, 1996 The 13th annual Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo begins Thursday, Aug. 22, with four days of live music, rodeos, parades, exhibits and activities for the whole family. All of the fun will be at the Jefferson County Recreation Park and...

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: August 15, 1996

It’s county fair and rodeo time, with plenty of excitement offered in every direction. The Madison County Fair and Rodeo kicks off in Twin Bridges this Thursday, Aug. 15, and runs through Sunday. Then the Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo starts in...

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: August 8, 1996

AUGUST 8, 1996 Jefferson County Health Nurse Paula Anders called the Ledger Friday to ask cooperation in alerting Whitehall area residents to an outbreak of pertussis – whooping cough – in the county. Although none of the latest cases are in...

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: August 1, 1996

If six-year-old Rosie Twomey of Whitehall had any qualms about singing in front of a large crowd of strangers, it didn’t show. Without a sign of nervousness, and with no instrumental accompaniment, she raised the microphone and quieted the crowd...

 

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

JULY 25, 1996 It’s time to kick up your heels and swing into the fun of Whitehall’s Frontier Days. The biggest weekend of Whitehall’s summer gets underway Friday, and there will be events galore throughout the weekend. From the Friday crafts...

 

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...

 

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