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Knowing Normal: Class teaches animal CPR

"Knowing normal", that seemed to be the common theme Dr. Cory Tebay reiterated throughout the third biennial animal CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and first aid event organized by himself and... Full story

 

Council sets meeting to discuss crime

With criminal activity on the rise, local residents voiced concerns at the Whitehall Town Council meeting on Monday night. Town Attorney Ed Guza said he would like to set up a meeting with Jefferson County Sheriff Craig Doolittle to update the curren...

 
 By Melissa Jenkins    News    July 19, 2017

Lease approved

The Whitehall Town Council voted 4 to 1 to approve a new lease with Community Beacon of Hope Inc. (CBOH) at a special meeting Monday night. Alderman Joe Adams was the lone vote against the updated lease agreement. Prior to the vote, Adams said one...

 
 By Melissa Jenkins    News    July 12, 2017

No decision made on ambulance lease

A hard deadline was set at the Whitehall Town Council meeting Monday night to renew the lease with Community Beacon of Hope Inc. (CBOH). The deadline is set to take place at a special council meeting on July 17, 2017 at 7 p.m. Elizabeth Musik said...

 
 By Melissa Jenkins    News    June 21, 2017

Council working towards lease

The Whitehall Town Council and Community Beacon of Hope Inc. (CBOH) are working toward having a clarified lease agreement ready for the council meeting in July. At the special Town Council meeting on Monday night Town Attorney Ed Guza said, “The...

 
 By Melissa Jenkins    News    June 14, 2017

Town Council tables ambulance lease

At their regular meeting Monday night, the Whitehall Town Council tabled voting on a possible new lease agreement with the Community Beacon of Hope Inc. Ambulance Service. The matter was tabled and contingent upon the ambulance service paying some...

 
 By Melissa Jenkins    News    May 17, 2017

Quick meeting for Whitehall Council

It was an unusually brief regular meeting Monday night for the Whitehall Town Council. The Council concluded the majority of their regular monthly meeting in a little over 30 minutes before adjourning into executive session. After around 40 minutes...

 
 By Melissa Jenkins    News    April 12, 2017

Town Council Discusses Rates

An increase in water and possibly sewer rates may be imminent for residents in Whitehall. At the Monday Town Council meeting, Mayor Dale Davis said the State of Montana Board of Investments would not let the town apply for the bonds or loans until...

 
 By Melissa Jenkins    News    April 5, 2017

Utility blues: Water line breaks, power pole fire leads to outage

Fire and water emergencies affected customer utilities last week in Whitehall. The two instances had workers from NorthWestern Energy and the Town of Whitehall diligently working several hours to get...

 
 By Melissa Jenkins    News    March 29, 2017

Water break on Whitehall Street

Town Clerk/Treasurer Summer Fellows reported a water break on Whitehall Street Wednesday evening. Fellows said the Town of Whitehall is unsure how long the break will take to fix, but city workers are working on the break diligently. Fellows said... Full story

 
 By Melissa Jenkins    News    March 15, 2017

Beacon of Hope Inc. inches closer to startup

Former Whitehall Ambulance Director Tyler Steinebach gave an update for Beacon of Hope Inc. at Monday night’s council meeting. Steinebach said Beacon of Hope Inc., who will be leasing the ambulance facility and equipment from the Town of Whitehall,...

 
 By Melissa Jenkins    News    March 1, 2017

Water options discussed at town meeting

The Town of Whitehall hosted a public informational meeting Monday night with members of the DEQ (Department of Environmental Quality) and NCI Engineering out of Great Falls. The purpose of the forum was to give residents updates and information abou... Full story

 

Council approves ambulance lease

The Whitehall Town Council voted unanimously Monday night to enter in to an agreement to lease the Ambulance Barn, itemized equipment and inventory to Community Beacon of Hope Inc. for a three-month trial beginning March 1. Beacon of Hope Inc. is...

 

Scams: Keep you eyes open and guard up

It’s sad but true. Since I have been at the Ledger there have been some scams that have happened. People can be dishonest, and some people make a living at it. They may sell you something you never receive, or try to steal your personal information...

 

Council discusses solid waste issues

The Whitehall Town Council tabled the discussion on a resolution at their monthly meeting Monday that increases the fees for solid waste services. The discussion on resolution 2015-6 has been tabled until the governing bodies March meeting. The resol...

 

Whitehall Council votes to increase cemetery fees

The Whitehall Town Council approved a resolution Monday night to increase cemetery fees. The measure passed 5-0 to increase the fees to $125 for weekday cremation burials, and $150 for weekend and holidays. The fee for casket burials will now be...

 

Council discusses utilities

At their monthly meeting Monday night, the Whitehall Town Council approved a 1.5 percent late fee on utility bills. The rate recommendation was made by the Water, Sewer and Garbage Committee, and will be charged after are account are 60 days past due...

 

Council member exits meeting

After stating she felt a discussion was inappropriate, Whitehall Town Council member Francine Giono-Janik walked out of the governing body’s monthly meeting Monday night. Janik left the meeting during a discussion about cameras during the...

 

Cameras found in ambulance barn

After an executive session at the regularly scheduled Town Council meeting Tuesday night, Mayor Dale Davis dropped a bombshell that there were hidden cameras found in the Ambulance Barn by the current ambulance crew. “They found hidden cameras...

 

Market season comes to an end

The Whitehall Farmer's Market 2016 season came to an end on a brisk yet beautiful Saturday morning in Legion Park. Vendors showcased a splendid selection of tasty treats and beautiful artwork at the...

 

Budget delayed

Final approval of the 2016-17 Fiscal Year Budget was delayed by the Whitehall Town Council Monday to allow more time to look over the Whitehall Ambulance Enterprise fund. “I don’t know how we can establish what the ambulance will bring in under...

 

Whitehall Council still working to finalize budget

On Monday night the Whitehall Town Council continued to delve into the 2016-2017 town budget, which is nearing completion for the upcoming fiscal year. Fellows reminded those in attendance at the meeting the budget will be available for anyone intere...

 

Council continues town budget work

After several budget meetings, the Town of Whitehall is getting very close to having a final budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Mayor Dale Davis stated at a budget meeting Monday, “the goal is to get the budget closer to what is being spent....

 

Another budget meeting Monday

The Whitehall Town Council hopes to finalize their budget for the next fiscal year at a meeting next week. The Council conducted a special meeting Monday to finalize the budget for the 2016-17 fiscal...

 

Council hears water update

On Monday night at the Town Council meeting, Mayor Dale Davis reported on the latest update on Whitehall’s water situation and the DEQ. According to Davis, the DEQ (Department of Environmental Quality) came in last week to look at the town’s...

 

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