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Articles from the March 13, 2024 edition

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  • Whitehall's Jo Stone To Celebrate Her 100th Birthday March 15th

    ELIZABETH PULLMAN, Whitehall Ledger|Mar 13, 2024

    A century of life is no small achievement. Since 1924, so much has happened in our world. Women gained the right to vote; the Holocaust devasted the world, we walked on the moon, and more. Whitehall resident Jo Stone will celebrate a century of life on March 15, 2024, and her life is something to be admired. Mrs. Stone's fondest memories seem to be of her early childhood, of working, and of her family. Born in Hollister, California, she lived in the country with her family and the highlight of...

  • Outdoorsman Night Friday, March 22nd

    ELIZABETH PULLMAN, Whitehall Ledger|Mar 13, 2024

    The Whitehall Baptist Church is once again hosting an Outdoorsman Night! Bring your family and enjoy an evening of food and friends, all supporting the Jefferson Valley EMS & Rescue. The event will be held at the Whitehall Community Center on Friday, March 22. Doors open at 5:30 PM, with the fun beginning at 6 PM. Pre-registration is required by March 21 at $20 per person. For children seven years and under, it will be $5. Space is limited to 250 attendees, and this event has historically sold...

  • Gold Junction Presents Announces Membership Winners from Oscars Party

    ELIZABETH PULLMAN, Whitehall Ledger|Mar 13, 2024

    At the first annual Gold Junction Presents (GJP) Oscars Party, GJP announced Star Theatre memberships that are now available, which will help fund the renovations the non-profit will soon be starting to the Star Theatre. Twelve memberships were raffled off during the event. The winners were: INTERN: Sir James and Amy Reavis. TECHNICIAN: Kurt Glaus and Carol Ann Reiff. CO-MANAGER: Stevie Thieme and Kevin Fox. CO-PRODUCER: Amy French and Brooke Benson. CO-DIRECTOR: Debra Stone and Raven Hrysenko....

  • Jefferson Valley Sportsman's Annual Banquet Slated for Saturday, March 23

    ELIZABETH PULLMAN, Whitehall Ledger|Mar 13, 2024

    The 2024 Jefferson Valley Sportsmen Association Banquet is scheduled for Saturday, March 23, at the Whitehall Community Center, 11 North Division Street, Whitehall. Event doors will open at 6 PM, with dinner at 7 PM. The price for tickets is $25, including dinner and an annual membership to the association. Live and silent auction items will be available at the event to help raise funds for the association. For more information about tickets or donating items, please call Don Drake at 406-490-1551 or Keith Pietsch at 406-491-2518. Tickets will...

  • Cardwell Community Church Missionaries Headed to Guatemala

    ARCYLLE SHAW|Mar 13, 2024

    Destination: Santa Rosita, Guatemala. A team from Cardwell Community Church in Cardwell, Montana, will be heading to Santa Rosita at the end of April. Santa Rosita is an area of 600 families 30 minutes south of Guatemala City. They live in extreme poverty—no electricity or running water, and they lack medical care. Gary and Debbie Miller, who will lead the team, have ministered to these delightful people before to physically help and teach them about Jesus and what He offers them. The team's m...

  • School Board Approves '24-25 School Calendar

    ELIZABETH PULLMAN, Whitehall Ledger|Mar 13, 2024

    At the March 5th Whitehall School Board meeting, Superintendent Hannah Nieskens announced the 2024-2025 school year calendar, which may surprise some due to how the Madison County Fair and holidays fall this year. School will begin on August 20th, with Christmas/New Year's break starting December 23rd and classes resuming on January 6th, 2025. Graduation will be on June 8, 2025, with the last day of school for all others being June 12, 2025. OTHER NEWS: • Athletic Director Kurtis Koenig d...

  • A Different Perspective: 3/13/2024

    LARRY HOFFMAN, Contributing Writer|Mar 13, 2024

    In the early 1980s, I ran the farthest-north underground mine in the United States, halfway between Fairbanks and Prudhoe Bay, in the Brooks Range, eighty miles north of the Arctic Circle. The haul road to the North Slope oil fields was over thirty miles away, so our operation depended on air transportation. Everyone who came to work on the project, including me, was new to Alaska and couldn’t wait to fly over the mighty Yukon, with images of crystal-clear water surging through rocky canyons. W...

  • Thought Provokers: 3/13/2024

    Mar 13, 2024

    A healthy diet, exercise, and drinking plenty of water dramatically increase your chance of having a tragic death. Mater is technically a surgeon, considering that being a "mechanic" in the Cars universe involves operating on somebody’s internal organs. The more you understand life, the less meaning life has. So many photos on old phones will never be seen again. There’s something that’s entirely normal for you but very unusual for everyone else. When talking to animals, it’s always good girl and good boy, not good woman or good man, even if th...

  • Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 3/10/1999

    RITA BROWN, Whitehall Ledger|Mar 13, 2024

    MARCH 10, 1999 The Whitehall Town Council spent much of its March 8 meeting discussing ways to improve the appearance of Whitehall. The council discussed cleaning up abandoned cars, improving the appearance of the cemetery, working with the Jefferson County Weed District to develop a town weed management plan, repairing streets damaged during the water improvement project, and efforts on the Spring Clean Whitehall 1999 project. Over 100 students participated in the Butte-Anaconda Accredited Musi...

  • Music For All

    Mar 13, 2024

    The Middle School Band Festival, hosted at Whitehall Schools, brought together musicians from Boulder, Sheridan, White Sulphur Springs, Ennis, and Twin Bridges. A huge thank you to Mrs. Heilig for putting this all together. The guest director, Marcus Bendon, recognized Whitehall musicians for their great behavior and manners!...

  • Save the Date for Enchanted Faire

    JUDY CHADWICK, Whimsical Wonders|Mar 13, 2024

    The Whimsical Wonders are returning to the Main Street Green for the 2nd annual Enchanted Faire on June 22, 2024. “The Green Trail of Whimsy” invites you to start thinking about your costumes, and yes, we are inviting you to make magical houses and other dwellings, which will be displayed along the trail. This event is for young and old, boys and girls, and everything in between! We will keep you informed as the plans are being finalized. We eagerly look forward to the unique costumes and delightful structures you create....

  • KC Fish Fry March 22nd

    JIM STEARNS, Whitehall Knights of Columbus|Mar 13, 2024

    The Whitehall Council 8375 Knights of Columbus will host their Fish Fry on Friday, March 22, 2024, at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church. The fry begins at 5:30 PM. The price is $10 per person or $30 for a family of four. If you wish, you can bring a dessert to share....

  • KC Bingo on March 23rd

    JIM STEARNS, Whitehall Knights of Columbus|Mar 13, 2024

    The Whitehall Council 8375 Knights of Columbus will host a BINGO night on Saturday, March 23, after the 5 PM Mass at St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church. Donations are graciously accepted, and prizes will be awarded. All proceeds go towards church needs. Please bring a treat to share if you so wish!...

  • Hunter Education Slated For April

    DAVE COLE, Hunter Education Instructor|Mar 13, 2024

    The spring Whitehall Hunter Ed course will be held at the Whitehall Community Center. The first class will be on April 3rd from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. The following week, classes will be on April 8th, 9th, 11th, and 12th from 6:30 PM to 9 PM. The test and field exercise will be on April 13th from 8 AM to 4 PM. Students must attend all classes. Anyone born after January 1st, 1985, must have Hunter Education certification to hunt in Montana. A parent or guardian must attend the first class with any student under 18 years of age. There is no charge for...

  • Evelyn Mae Ellis, 78

    Mar 13, 2024

    Evelyn Mae Ellis passed away on March 5, 2024, at her home in Whitehall, Montana. She was born on the farm in Gracefield, Minnesota, on April 7, 1945, the daughter of Walter Parrow and Edna (Ewert) Parrow. In 1957, Evie moved to Anaconda, Montana, and graduated high school there in 1963. Evie then moved to Minneapolis and worked as a secretary before returning to Montana, where she met her husband, Tom Ellis, at Cedar Park Lanes in Anaconda. Tom and Evie were married on March 26, 1966, and... Full story

  • Anita Joanne Calbert, 60

    Mar 13, 2024

    Anita Joanne (Novasel) Calbert was born on August 12, 1963, and passed away on February 8, 2024. Anita was a loving and caring mother, wife, sister, grandmother, and friend to those who knew her. She was the beloved wife of Alan Calbert, mother of Tony Crew (and wife Haylee Hayward), grandmother of Dmitri Crew, sister of Tony, Mike, and Rose, and friend, cousin, and aunt to many. Anita had the biggest heart for others, especially her cats. She was kind and generous and was also very talented in... Full story

  • Whitehall Garden Club News: March

    JAYNE DEAN, Whitehall Garden Club|Mar 13, 2024

    Top of the mornin' to ya! 'Twas a lovely sight, the breakfast buffet set forth by Glenna Waltee and Joan Myhre. The green deviled eggs, the soda bread, the shamrock sandwiches, a green fruit salad, and, of course, the "Blarney Stones" delighted members and guests alike. The motto, "Eat, Drink (fruit juice of course) and Be Irish was the theme of the brunch! Glenna Waltee did a FAST TEN presentation on the shamrock. Interestingly, Shamrocks are not native to Ireland but are used as good luck...

  • DPHHS: Discard and Not Purchase Recalled Cinnamon Products from Family Dollar/Dollar Tree

    Montana DPHHS|Mar 13, 2024

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advises consumers to throw away and not purchase specific ground cinnamon products because samples of these products were found to contain levels of lead that may be unsafe. One of these products, Supreme Tradition ground cinnamon, has been distributed at Family Dollar and Dollar Tree stores in Montana. These stores currently operate in the following counties: Beaverhead, Big Horn, Broadwater, Carbon, Custer, Dawson, Deer Lodge, Fallon, Fergus,...

  • Department of Revenue Warns of Tax Season Scams

    Montana Department of Revenue|Mar 13, 2024

    The Montana Department of Revenue warns all Montanans to be aware of numerous scams and frauds related to their tax information and refunds. The most recent scam involves the advertising of a 1-800 number for the Department of Revenue that mimics the department’s call center number. When the taxpayer called that number, they were routed to a fraudster who attempted to get the taxpayer’s social security number and immediate payment for money that the taxpayer allegedly owed. Thankfully, the taxpayer was already suspicious of the number and ins...

  • WHS Presents THE CAVE CAT

    Mar 13, 2024

    WHS Drama presented THE CAVE CAT to the public on Friday, March 8th and Saturday, March 9th....

  • Between the Stacks: 3/13/2024

    JEANNIE FERRISS, Whitehall Community Library|Mar 13, 2024

    Spring is in the air, and everyone seems to think of outside activities! Our Rockhounding group will not be meeting in March because they are planning a huge meeting and planning session on Monday, April 15th, at 5:30 PM at the library. They will be hosting speaker Deb Hanneman, PhD, of the Whitehall Geo group. The Montana Geological Society (MGS) has a new quarterly magazine entitled Montana Applied Geosciences Magazine or MAGMA. The publication will reflect the birth of new rocks and the...

  • 2024 We Are HER Survivor Retreat Accepting Applications

    STEVIE CROISANT, We Are HER|Mar 13, 2024

    We Are HER, a Whitehall-Cardwell-based non-profit, is excited to announce the 2024 Survivors Retreat. The We Are HER Survivors Retreat is a five-day healing and educational experience in the mountains of Montana for ten survivors. The retreat's goal is to empower survivors through education about trauma recovery and connection with other survivors of abuse, assault, or stalking. This year's retreat will be held June 17-21, 2024. Applications to attend are now being accepted. The retreat is for...

  • Pool Shark Report: Week of 3/7/2024

    LESLIE DYSON, Whitehall Pool League|Mar 13, 2024

    WEEK OF 3/7/2024 TEAM Two Bit #2: 12 wins, 5 losses Two Bit #1: 11 wins, 6 losses Mint #4: 10 wins, 7 losses K-Bar #1: 9 wins, 8 losses MEN 4 wins, 0 losses: Ernie Smith 3 wins, 1 loss: Tyler Blair, Brian Hartford, Brad Babb, Dwayne McClanahan, Michael Clark, Dean Bowen, Fred LeProwse, Tyler Babcock, Jeremy Jensen WOMEN 3 wins, 1 loss: Deanna Wall, Terry Chadwick 2 wins, 2 losses: Shawna Amidon...

  • Tech Questions? Get the Answers: 3/13/2024

    TIM SCHOBER, White Hat Tech Solutions|Mar 13, 2024

    The Future of Home Entertainment: Emerging Technologies In a world constantly evolving with technological advancements, the landscape of home entertainment is undergoing a revolutionary transformation. The fusion of cutting-edge technologies promises to redefine how we experience entertainment within the confines of our homes. From immersive virtual reality to mind-bending augmented reality, the future of home entertainment is poised to be an exhilarating journey for consumers. One of the most...

  • Red Cross Asks: TEST Your Smoke Alarms as You TURN Your Clocks Forward

    Montana American Red Cross|Mar 13, 2024

    Daylight saving time began March 10, and the American Red Cross encourages everyone to test their smoke alarms as they turn their clocks forward to ensure the devices are working. "Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in a home fire in half as you only have about two minutes to get out," said Scott O'Connell, regional disaster officer for the Red Cross of Montana. "Every second counts when there's a home fire, and the sooner an alarm alerts you to a fire, the sooner you can get to a safer...

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