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  • Father's Day Breakfast this SATURDAY at Senior Center

    Jun 12, 2024

    This Saturday, June 15th, at the Whitehall Senior Center, you can have a great time for a great cause. The Jefferson Valley Search and Rescue is hosting its fourteenth annual Father's Day Breakfast. The SATURDAY, June 15 breakfast will run from 7 AM to noon and the cost is $9 per person. Children six and under eat free. This is the organization's lone fundraiser of the year. The money raised will be used to purchase equipment and meet operational needs. Whitehall Public Transportation will...

  • Don't Miss BTBJ & Montana Painter's Alliance Saturday

    Jun 12, 2024

    The Whitehall Chamber of Commerce is setting the tables, pressing their jeans, and queueing up the music for Saturday's Black Tie Blue Jeans (BTBJ) fundraising event! This year's event promises to be a fun, relaxed evening that goes back to basics, celebrating our community in a laid-back, welcoming atmosphere. Whether you wear your finest attire or your favorite pair of jeans, we don't care – we want you there! Doors open at 5:30 PM on Saturday, June 15th, at the Whitehall Community Center, k...

  • WHITEHALL WATER PROJECT: The Simple Facts, Week 3

    BILL LANES, Whitehall Town Council|Jun 12, 2024

    Week 3: Myth- The Town of Whitehall is bilking residents for water/sewer/garbage. Here are the facts: 1. The Bond Council have set the rate increases with the Lien Holders that the Town must comply with to receive funds. Again, the increase it only because we have loans to repay. The town is not “pocketing” the money or using it for any other projects. 2. Whitehall current monthly base rate is comparable to many other towns in our vicinity. For example: • Three Forks $83.75 (water/sewer) • Manhattan $88.00 (water/sewer) • Boulder is currently...

  • Whitehall Rodeo Board Gears Up For Two July Rodeos

    Jun 12, 2024

    The Whitehall Rodeo Board is seeking sponsors for not one but two July rodeos! On July 19-20, Whitehall's first PRCA rodeo will hit the Whitehall Rodeo Grounds, followed the next weekend by the Bulls, Broncs, and Barrels series over Frontier Days, July 26-27. These events showcase the rich tradition of rodeo and provide thrilling entertainment for attendees of all ages. The Whitehall Rodeo Board is offering various sponsorship levels to accommodate the diverse needs and preferences of sponsors....

  • Furiosa Extravaganza at Star Theatre

    Jun 12, 2024

    Two Mad Max post-apocalyptic cars, a sandrail, and three motorbikes made their way to Whitehall's historic Star Theatre on Saturday, June 8th, for the new Furiosa movie. Friends of Gold Junction Presents board members Tim & Chiara Schober, the vehicles came from Helena and Missoula and were quite a sight!...

  • National Flag Day Celebrated June 14th

    TOM HARRINGTON, Whitehall Veterans|Jun 12, 2024

    The Whitehall cemetery will hold a flag retirement ceremony at 10 AM on June 14th. These organizations can also be addressed with questions on proper flag etiquette. Let us remember on June 14th, National Flag Day, how our flag was developed, the sacrifices made, its representation of freedom, and its significance to this great nation. National Flag Day will be celebrated on June 14th to honor the American flag. On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress proposed that the United States have a national flag instead of the British Union Jack. The...

  • EDITORIAL: A Moment to Humble Brag

    ELIZABETH PULLMAN, Whitehall Ledger|Jun 12, 2024

    Each year, the Montana Newspaper Association invites newspaper professionals to enter their best work in the following categories: Editorial, Design, Photojournalism, Advertising, Digital, and Special Publications. By reciprocal agreement, entries are judged by newspaper professionals and journalists from other state press/newspaper associations; this year’s contest was judged by volunteer members of the Utah Press Association. On June 3rd, the Whitehall Ledger was notified its entries has placed in the following categories: • Best Fea...

  • Timothy Louis Welna, 71

    Jun 12, 2024

    Timothy Louis Welna went to be with the Lord on December 5, 2023. He was born to Marvin and Shirley Welna on November 18, 1952, in Minneapolis, MN, the second oldest child out of five siblings. Tim graduated from Little Falls Senior High in 1971 and got an Associate of Applied Sciences degree in Natural Resources Conservation at the University of Minnesota, Crookston, in 1974. From there, he studied biblical studies at Pillsbury Bible College from 1975 to 1977. Then, he went to Central... Full story

  • Montana Tech Spring Honors List

    Jun 12, 2024

    The following Montana Technological University students have been placed on the Honor Roll, Dean’s List, and Chancellor’s List for the Spring 2024 semester at Montana Technological University in Butte, Montana. Those earning a 3.5 GPA will receive recognition for being listed on the Dean’s List. A full-time undergraduate student (enrolling in and completing a minimum of 12 credits) who earns a 3.25 GPA during the semester is listed on the semester Honor Roll. The following Whitehall and Cardwell residents were named to one or more of Monta...

  • Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 6/12/2024

    RITA BROWN, Whitehall Ledger|Jun 12, 2024

    June 16, 1999 Over 300 people were served, the benefit auction was a major success, and over $13,000 was raised to help defray the medical costs of eight-month-old C.J. Patritti, who was born with extensive heart problems. The benefit dinner and auction were held June 13th at St. Teresa's Parish in Whitehall. Whitehall Athletes of the Week were Lacey Ward and Kim Franich. Both played strong and consistent soccer for the U-19 Whitehall girls' soccer team at the state tournament. Lacey was...

  • Whitehall Garden Club News: June 2024

    JAYNE DEAN, Whitehall Garden Club|Jun 12, 2024

    The Whitehall Garden Club met Wednesday, June 5th, at the Borden's Conference Room with their usual "bloom," as well as a delicious morning brunch including a colorful springtime fruit salad, dilled deviled eggs, and a crockpot full of kielbasa. Since June is "Gingerbread Month" (I'm sure everyone knows this), a gingerbread sheet cake with mounds of fresh whipped cream or frosting was devoured, all beautifully arranged for the eye and the tummy. The day's first order was Ann Palmer presenting...

  • Programs at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park

    MORGAN E. JACOBSEN, Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks|Jun 12, 2024

    Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park is about 15 miles southeast of Whitehall, along Montana Highway 2. For more information about the park, call 406-287-3541, ext. 9. Friday, June 14 - Songs of the Dawn Priests: Join guest speaker Franco Littlelight who uses storytelling, art, poetry, music, and song to present the history of the Crow Indians. 8 PM at campground amphitheater. Saturday, June 15 - Night Skies at Lewis & Clark Caverns: This popular program is back to highlight the stories of the stars that you can see in the night skies over Lewis &...

  • Do You Need a Permit? MT's Natural Streambed & Land Preservation Act (310 Permit Program)

    Jefferson Valley Conservation District|Jun 12, 2024

    Anyone planning to work in or near a stream must obtain a 310 permit from their local conservation district office. WHO MUST APPLY: Any private, non-governmental individual or corporation that proposes to work in or near a stream on private or public land must apply for a 310 permit. HOW: The person conducting the work should submit a completed application to the conservation district. District supervisors will notify the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks and, if requested, set up an inspection of the site. After a team inspection, the...

  • Hunter, Bowhunter and Trapper Education Events Scheduled in Southwestern Montana

    Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks|Jun 12, 2024

    Several classes and field days for Hunter, Bowhunter and Trapper Education students have been scheduled in southwestern Montana. Hunter and Bowhunter Education students can take a course online or in-person. Online students under age 18 must also complete an in-person field day. Trapper Education includes an online course and an in-person field day for all students. To learn more about age requirements for these courses, visit In-person classes are free, and...

  • RVMC Enhances Community Laboratory Health Fair Services

    Ruby Valley Medical Center|Jun 12, 2024

    Ruby Valley Medical Center (RVMC) has revamped the program for discounted laboratory services through its Health Fair to serve the Ruby Valley and Whitehall communities better. The new program offers each community member one annual discounted set of lab tests and a menu of over twice as many lab tests compared to past Health Fairs. "We are very pleased to provide more flexibility and options for how our patients can receive this important healthcare benefit," said RVMC CEO Jim Gillhouse. How...

  • Whitehall Chamber Corner: Unlocking New Opportunities - Highlights from the 10th Annual Chamber Pro Talks

    CHIARA SCHOBER, Whitehall Chamber of Commerce|Jun 12, 2024

    As the Executive Director of the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce, I am thrilled to share my experiences from the 10th Annual Chamber Pro Talks online conference. Established in 2014, this event is a premier gathering for chamber professionals, offering cutting-edge strategies and invaluable networking opportunities. The five-day conference featured 20 dynamic sessions covering essential topics such as workforce development, member retention, non-dues revenue, ambassador programs, young...

  • Learn About Whitehall Bio Control: 6/12/2024

    TODD BREITENFELDT, Whitehall Biological Control Project|Jun 12, 2024

    A weed is any plant that grows where you don't want it to grow. A noxious weed is a plant that causes environmental and/or economic damage. The Whitehall Project has now made six releases of the whitetop (hoary cress) flower galling mite (Aceria drabae) in the Whitehall Area. We are excited about the future potential of this bioagent. Time will tell... Our next insect available in small numbers is the yellow toadflax stem boring weevil (Mecinus janthinus). Yellow toadflax (butter and eggs) is...

  • Between the Stacks: 6/12/2024

    JEANNIE FERRISS, Whitehall Community Library|Jun 12, 2024

    Summer Reading & Feeding is off to a great start. Our Maker Space Explorers discovered the world of miniature robots as they set up courses for them to follow and learned how they worked. Maker Space meets every Friday at 2 PM. and is open to everyone. Summer Feeding is from 11:15 AM-1 PM for anyone 18 and younger. There is no registration, and the meals are in sack lunch form so that they may be picked up anytime during pickup hours. This week, the lunches are all cold entrée, but next week, th...

  • Liberty Place Resident Create L&C Journals

    Jun 12, 2024

  • Tech Questions? Get the Answers: 6/12/2024

    TIM SCHOBER, White Hat Tech Solutions|Jun 12, 2024

    The Role of Encryption in Data Security As the digital world continues to evolve, the importance of securing data cannot be overstated. In 2023, a staggering 353 million people fell victim to data breaches, with identity theft surpassing 1.1 million incidents and fraud accounting for over 2.5 million reports. Amidst this landscape, encryption emerges as a key component in safeguarding sensitive information. What is Encryption? Encryption is a method of converting data into code to prevent...

  • A Different Perspective: 6/12/2024

    LARRY HOFFMAN, Whitehall Ledger|Jun 12, 2024

    Last Saturday, I was headed back home to an antique tractor and engine show. A variety of perspectives always come to mind: the things that are so very different and the few that have not changed and never will, at least in my lifetime. The springtime mountains, still snow-topped down into their shaded valleys, and the greening hills and plains flowing away from them, with subtle hints and vivid splashes of wildflowers, coming back into the bloom of their endless life cycle. Mature cows and...

  • Dear Editor: Tester Testing

    JIM BUTERBAUGH|Jun 12, 2024

    Dear Editor, Tester tired...tired of the lies. I have grown accustomed to the fact that many politicians would rather tell an 'untruth ' than admit they are worthless. But the commercials I see on TV threaten my ability not to put my remote through the screen. I write of the commercials where you hear, "I am John Tester, and I approve of this message." Tester claims he has been after Biden to secure the border. Except Tester has supported Biden's open border policy. Tester claims...

  • Dear Editor: A Note to the Anonymous Note Leaver

    CHIARA SCHOBER, Whitehall Chamber of Commerce|Jun 12, 2024

    Dear Editor, I am writing in response to an anonymous note I recently received criticizing the appearance of our Chamber. The note, handwritten on a small piece of paper, stated: "This 'Chamber' looks awful! What a mess and embarrassment to this community!" As the only part-time employee of the Chamber, I want to address these concerns and share some context with our community. While I am not responsible for grounds maintenance, I understand the importance of our office's appearance and how it...

  • Bozeman Symphony and Montana Shakespeare in the Parks Offer Free Community Concerts

    Jun 12, 2024

    The Bozeman Symphony in partnership with Montana Shakespeare in the Parks (MSIP) announces a series of free concerts featuring ensembles of its musicians throughout the state this summer. Most of the concerts will precede MSIP’s theatre productions as part of their summer tour, providing a unique blend of classical music and Shakespearean drama. The concert series starts with a String Quartet performance in Bozeman on Thursday, June 20, from 6:30 to 7:30 PM at the Montana State University Duck Pond, just before The Winter’s Tale pre...

  • Cardwell School Embraces Final Days of School Year

    Jun 12, 2024

    Field trips, water fights, candy cannons, last day of school BBQ, and goodbyes...

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