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Articles from the January 18, 2023 edition

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Chamber Holds First 2023 Business After Hours, Introduces Goals for Year

Over fifty local business owners and Whitehall residents attended the Whitehall Chamber’s first Business After Hours of 2023, held at the Borden’s conference room on Wednesday, January 12. New Pre...

 
 By STEVE SACRY    Sports    January 18, 2023

WHS Trojans Place Third Overall at Choteau Invitational

The Whitehall High School Wrestling team placed third at the Choteau Invitational Tournament, held January 13 and 14 in Choteau. It was a full team effort, as 21 of the Trojan wrestlers had matches....

 
 By JOHN KREIS    News    January 18, 2023

Murals Project Receives Exciting Grant

The Whitehall Murals Project, spearheaded by the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce, is excited to announce that it has received a tremendous, helpful grant from the Dennis and Phyllis Washington...

 

Editorial: Taking Some Travel Time

In 2023 I’m looking forward to some travel with family and friends and yes, that means the office will occasionally be closed. However, I do know those dates and will always put them on the calendar, giving everyone a heads up to when the Ledger...

 
 By KEN WALSH    Opinion    January 18, 2023

Dear Editor: Finish with Week II of the Legislature

Dear Editor, We are now finished with week two of the legislature. It has been very busy and successful. I have had several bills moving within the House and Senate. House Bill 86, the Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program (WHIP) reauthorization has...

 

Dear Editor: The State Faces a Unique Challenge

Dear Editor, The 68th Montana Legislature is officially in session, and the House has already gaveled in. This year the state faces the unique challenge of deciding how to spend a $2 billion surplus. As Leadership of the Montana House, our response...

 

Thought Provokers: 1/18/2023

Making fun of short people is the last social taboo seen as acceptable. Murder is universally despised, and yet assassins are deemed cool. The actual reason children are a boundless fountain of energy is that they don’t have to use their brains...

 

Swearing In

New Sheriff Tom Grimsrud swears in his deputies, as well as new Undersheriff James Everett....

 

Community Events at Sage Wellness Center

Sage Wellness Center is hosting two community events in January. The first is a DIY Detoxifying Bath Salts class on Thursday, January 19th at 6:30 PM. Join us and learn how to create detoxifying bath salts that you can use to promote physical,...

 

Tickets Available for Lecture by Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at all Bobcat ticket outlets for the Feb. 22 lecture at Montana State University by Dmitry Muratov, a Russian journalist who received the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to safeguard freedom...

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 1/21/1998

JANUARY 21, 1998 Tom Rice and Rice Ford, started by Tom’s father Ed in 1938, celebrates its 50th anniversary as an “informal, virtually no pressure approach to car sales.” A mini crime wave swept over Whitehall with Jefferson River Auto (now Wh...

 

Whitehall Residents Make Dean's Lists

The UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA WESTERN: The University of Montana Western named 537 students to the 2022 fall semester Dean’s List. To achieve this honor, students must be enrolled full-time or for 12-semester credits and carry a minimum 3.33 grade...

 

Western Legacy Center to Hold Author Signing Event

The Western Legacy Center (WLC), located at 1 Whitetail Road, Whitehall, will hold an Author Signing Night on February 11, 2023, from 5 PM to 7:30 PM. Authors Henrietta Goodman, Kristine Erinn, Janet Hill, Ray Marxer, Ellie West, Elise Atchison, and...

 

Trojans Topple Bulldogs, Lose Against Hearty Loyola

The Whitehall Lady Trojans took on two strong teams in the past week, first taking on the Townsend Bulldogs on Thursday, January 12. The Trojans defeated the Bulldogs 41-31, a great conference win for...

 

20th Annual Memorial Pool Tournament

The 20th Annual Cori Bishop, Dave McLaughlin, Steve Dyson Memorial Pool Tourney brought in over 60 teams to the Whitehall area this past weekend, with play being held in multiple l...

 

Between the Stacks: 1/18/2023

This is going to be a busy week at the Library with lots of programs going on for every age group. Wednesday, January 18th at 9 AM the Holocaust Project teens will be meeting to work on this year’s Survivor/Rescuer Fair, to be held in April. Last...

 

Banning Books is for Bullies

Some people have become so alarmed by what children might read in school or in libraries that they want books they don't like removed - immediately. The targeted books include scenes of sexual...

 

Seidensticker Resigns as JLDC Director

Jefferson Local Development Corporation (JLDC)Executive Director Eric Seidensticker announced during the Dec. 21 board meeting that he is stepping down. His resignation comes three months after a divisive board decision to purchase the Roberts...

 

MT Shakespeare in the Parks Launches 2023 Season

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks embarks on their 51st season with a production lineup fit for a king...or perhaps a bard more appropriately. Ranging from well-known favorites like Measure for...

 

National Association of Chronic Disease Directors Awards St. James $50,000

St. James Healthcare, now part of Intermountain Healthcare, is pleased to announce it has been selected as one of six organizations to receive Million Hearts® Health Equity Implementation project funding to implement evidence-based strategies to imp...

 

Help Prevent Respiratory Illnesses this Winter

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials are reporting substantial influenza (flu) activity during the first three months of this current flu season, from September through December 2022, that has far exceeded the prior...

 

Challenge Your Happiness in 2023 - Part 2 The Secret Power of the 8-Minute Phone Call

I just had an eight-minute call with my good friend Tina, whom I've known for over three decades. I could never seem to connect with her (she has a very demanding job) until I sent her a text last...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 1/8/2023

SUNDAY, JANUARY 8 09:42:41 Animal: Paul Gulch Rd 16:30:49 911 Hang Up 17:33:43 Suspicious Person: Piedmont Rd 21:45:10 Abandoned Vehicle MONDAY, JANUARY 9 10:03:47 Fraud: Shoddy Springs Rd 10:57:47 911 Misdial 12:37:06 Custodial Interference: Mills...

 

Pool Shark Report: Week of 1/12/2023

Week of 1-12-2023 TEAM K Bar #1: 17 wins, 0 lost Mint #4: 13 wins, 4 lost Two Bit #1: 10 wins, 7 lost MEN Will Bowen: 4 wins, 0 lost Curtis Chadwick: 4 wins, 0 lost Will Cusson: 4 wins, 0 lost Chuck Dirkson: 4 wins, 0 lost Gordy Lyons: 4 wins, 0...

 

COUSIN CLEAVON'S REDNECK COOKING: Rack of Chupacabra

Back in 2015, our sleepy town of Whitehall was plagued by a Chupacabra. Not all of Whitehall was affected, but the goat farmers were scared. A little back story, Chupacabras are like wolves. They are...

 

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