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JLDC Moves Forward with Western Legacy Center Building Purchase

The Jefferson Local Development Corporation (JLDC) voted 6-2 on Wednesday, September 21 to purchase the Rogers Building (3 Whitetail Rd), in which to house the Western Legacy Center (WLC). In June the JLDC had pulled out of negotiations to purchase t...

 

Jefferson County Candidate Forum October 27

The Lower Jefferson River Watershed Committee and the Whitehall Ledger are, again, sponsoring a Candidate Forum for the competitive races in Jefferson County for the November election. The forum will be held Thursday, October 27, 2022, in the Borden...

 

Whitehall Route UPS Driver Embraces Early Retirement

He’s the friendly face you see most days as your many Amazon packages and whatnot are delivered right to your door, but as of October 6, Sean Byrnes will be resting and relaxing in retirement....

 

Trojan Homecoming Week!

The Whitehall Trojans Homecoming festivities are in full swing, so don't miss out on a single moment to show your support to your hometown team! The Whitehall JMG classes have done a campus cleanup...

 

Holstein Ready to Instill Pride of Craftsmanship in WHS Trojans

To say Rich Holstein has embraced Whitehall High School is an understatement - he's Trojan Pride to the fullest. Holstein, who is the new Industrial Arts teacher at WHS, has always had a "god-given gi...

 

Sew Unique Opens in Whitehall on Briggs Lane

If there's one thing Wendy Turner knows, it's quilting. That's why she's excited to open Sew Unique Custom Quilting and Retreat just outside of Whitehall on Briggs Lane. Turner, who is the daughter...

 

Town Council Meeting Quiet as Whitehall Plans For Winter Prepping

The September meeting of the Whitehall Town Council saw many standard reports and little controversy as the Town heads into the colder months. Whitehall Public Works Director Kory Klapan said Town workers would begin blowing out sprinklers at the...

 

Blessed to Pay It Forward

On the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend, one of my best friends contacted me. She works for ABC FOX Montana and had been given quite a few tickets to Montana's Biggest Weekend in Dillon, Montana for the...

 

Getting Ahead of the Rumor Mill: 9/14/2022

RUMOR HAS IT... • ... the Jefferson County Commissioners have bought the River Restaurant building in Boulder for use by the County Health Department. THE FACTS Jefferson County Commissioner Leonard Wortman stated that the River Restaurant, owned...

 

Tennis Courts, New Vehicle, and 21st Century Program Discussed at First School Board Meeting of Year

At the first school board meeting of the 2022-2023 school year, the summer was discussed as well as future plans for the Whitehall Trojan Campus. Superintendent Hannah Nieskens announced that the...

 

Whitehall Chamber & Others Gearing Up for Annual Fall Festival October 22nd

It's that time of the year again! The leaves are beginning to fall and Whitehall's Annual Fall Festival is a month away! Start planning now! The festivities will be held throughout town on Saturday, October 22. VENDORS The Whitehall Chamber has MANY...

 

Berkram Ready to Tackle High School English

After four years off from teaching, Ceanna Berkram is ready to take on the challenges of High School English at Whitehall Schools. "I wasn't quite ready, I didn't think, to get back into teaching,"...

 

Whitehall Daycare Project Receives $579,397 Grant from Montana DPHHS

Whitehall’s childcare project, spearheaded by Jefferson Local Development Corporation, has garnered a $579,397 grant from the Montana Department of Health and Human Services. The Early Childhood and Family Support Division is partnering with 31...

 

Whitehall Chamber Board Member Businesses Honored at JLDC Banquet

At the annual Jefferson Local Development Corporation awards banquet, held Wednesday, August 17 in Boulder, two of Whitehall's Chamber of Commerce Board member businesses were honored, Settings by...

 

Whitehall Sustainability Committee Funds "Let's Play Whitehall!" Playground Project

The Whitehall Sustainability Committee is pleased to announce that Nevada Gold mines, operating locally as Barrick Golden Sunlight Mine, has approved and funded its first project via the grant process vetted by the Whitehall Sustainability...

 

Not Ready For This School Year

It's the cliche statement we hear every year. Summer went by too fast. Whitehall School starts today and summer is over. I've always enjoyed the start of a new school year. My son gets a haircut, he...

 

School Board Prepares for 2022-23 School Year with Updated School, New Teachers & Principal

At the first school board meeting of the 2022-2023 school year, it was overwhelmingly obvious that students will be returning to a much-improved school fall. “The custodial and maintenance teams deserve a ton of credit,” Superintendent Hannah...

 

Up In Arms About Something Normal

The internet is all abuzz about a recent video showing Chef Gordon Ramsay saying it's "oven time" and "yummy yum" to a lamb he's selected to eat. Why is this so funny, to me at least? Because of its...

 

Town Did Not Kill Rotary Fish and More at Monthly Council Meeting

Mayor Mary Janacaro-Hensleigh started off the August Town Council meeting, held in the Town Hall, by dispelling a recent rumor. “The Town did not kill the Rotary Fish Pond’s fish. It is sad that it happened, but the Town did not have anything to...

 

Murder (and fun) at Gunslinger Gulch

This weekend three of my ladies and I went to Gunslinger Gulch in Anaconda and participated in a murder mystery game, along with 23 other individuals. This 52-acre ghost town brought us all the fun...

 

Local Musician Donating Liver to Mother

While the name Debbie Holwegner may not sound familiar, her daughter and grandson's voices might. Jessica Jane Hegg and her son Jaxon frequently perform at Whitehall's Beats & Eats events. At one...

 

Whitehall Resident & Montana Science Center Staffer, Becomes Cyborg

On Thursday, July 28, 2022, Whitehall resident Tim Schober became a cyborg. Well, not fully cyborg, but he did volunteer to have an RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) chip implanted into his hand,...

 

Whitehall Community Pool Seeking Your Support

Summer is in full swing and it's hard to find a friend, neighbor, or young one who hasn’t enjoyed the Whitehall Community Pool this summer. Not only does the pool provide a great place to cool down...

 

Western Legacy Center's Montana Made Gift Shop Open

While the museum portion of the Western Legacy Center (WLC) is still in the planning and implementation stages, the Montana Made gift shop within the WLC recently opened its doors to its first custome...

 

M&M Vintage Providing Quality One-of-a-Kind Finds

Specializing in quality vintage clothing from the 1940s to the 1990s, M&M Vintage is a refreshing step back into time. The shop, owned and operated by Monique Morris, is located in the former Ropers b...

 

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