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Articles from the June 14, 2017 edition

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 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 Jack H. Smith    Sports    June 14, 2017

Wolfe has high goals at national rodeo

Later this week, Whitehall's Brynna Wolfe will be competing in barrel racing at the National Junior High Finals Rodeo in Lebanon, TN. Despite being a rookie at the event, Wolfe has lofty goals for...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    June 14, 2017

Johnson heading back to nationals

Jacy Johnson is making a return trip to the National Junior High Finals Rodeo starting June 18 in Lebanon, TN. Johnson, a soon to be freshman at Whitehall High School, will be competing in both pole bending and the rifle shooting competition. "I'm...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    June 14, 2017

Robertson hoping third times a charm

Whitehall's Garris Robertson will be making his third trip to the National Junior High Finals Rodeo starting Sunday in Tennessee. After two years of experience, the soon to be ninth grader at Whitehall High School is ready for a breakthrough...

 

Crowds come out for Montana Mule Days

Spectators and participants from all over the Western United States made their Whitehall last week for the Montana Mule Days event. Tara Price of the Montana Long Ears Association estimated the...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 14, 2017

Whitehall School lunch prices raising

The cost of school lunches will be increasing in the Whitehall Schools for the 2017-18 school year. At the Whitehall School Board of Trustees meeting last week, Superintendent John Sullivan said the USDA and OPI recommended for school districts to...

 

Father's Day Breakfast June 18 at Senior Center

Father’s Day in the Southern Jefferson Valley has become synonymous with a popular event for local residents. The Jefferson Valley Search and Rescue Father’s Day Breakfast is scheduled for June 18 from 7 a.m. to Noon at the Whitehall Senior...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 14, 2017

Production exceeds target at GSM

The production numbers were well above target during May at the Barrick Golden Sunlight Mine. At the monthly Community Transition Advisory Committee meeting last week, mine environmental superintendent Chuck Buus reported production at 6,451 ounces,...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 14, 2017

Motion to appeal filed in recall case

Whitehall Mayor Dale Davis and Council members Vincent Keogh, Gary Housman, Tom Jenkin, and Joe Adams have filed a notice of appeal to the Montana Supreme Court. The notice of appeal comes after a May ruling in Boulder by Seventh Judicial District Co...

 

Public meeting discussing Cardwell Dump June 22

A public meeting concerning the issues at the Cardwell Dump will be held June 22 at 1 p.m. The meeting with the sanitarian and Jefferson County Commissioners will be at the Cardwell School....

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    June 14, 2017

EDITORIAL: Group represents Whitehall well

Last week, 2017 Whitehall High School graduates Colton Noyes, Braden Larsen, and Andrew Simon all traveled to Billings to compete in the annual Class B All-Star Football game. This week, three Whitehall residents will be making the trip to Tennessee...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    June 14, 2017

COLUMN: Pens and Socks

I try to stay organized to the best of my abilities. Unfortunately by about Wednesday mornings my desk looks like a tornado blew into the office and it takes awhile to get back on track to get ready for the next issue of the Ledger. I always tell mys...

 

Katherine Joyce Tribble Janacaro

Katherine Joyce Tribble Janacaro was born July 13, 1928. She was adopted by William and Katherine Tribble, and grew up on a ranch with her brother, Larry, in the Milligan Canyon area. Her education included Eureka, a country school just down the...

 

Imerys Talc awards scholarships

Whitehall High School graduates have been chosen to receive the 2017 Imerys Talc Scholarship in the amount of $500 each. They are Colton Noyes and Ann Russell. Colton is planning on attending the...

 

For Your Information

How about the new upgrade at the Star Theater? Whether intentional or not, that beautiful gold color sure looks the WHS Trojan color. Can we expect some purple? VERY IMPORTANT - The Cardwell Post Office has new hours. The window will now be open...

 

2017 Caverns Music Day series off to a rousing start

Winding down through the Jefferson River Canyon is an inspiring drive. The magnificent rock formations, the river so high and mighty and the vegetation as it highlights each curve brings a 'moment'...

 

Between the Stacks

Summer Reading is off to a great start and this week even more exciting programs are in store for our readers. Monday the Countdown to Kindergarteners will be exploring letters and the alphabet. They are working on making a line, following...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    June 14, 2017

Trojans compete in All Star game

While the final score may not have been what they were hoping for, 2017 Whitehall High School graduates Braden Larsen, Colton Noyes, and Andrew Simon were able to once again take to the field at last...

 
 By CALLAHAN PEEL    News    June 14, 2017

Few options exist for parents battling a child's meth addiction

Celes Castrol remembers that day in eighth grade when she and her friends discovered the meth pipes in one girl's parents' room. Castrol and her friends decided to test them out, and from that point...

 

Money to assist reading program

The Whitehall Rotary Club presented a check for $900 to the Whitehall Library on June 7th to help cover some of the costs of the summer reading program. Rotary members Arlene Weber and Millie Baycroft presented the check to Jeannie Ferriss. Millie...

 
 By Leonard Wortman    News    June 14, 2017

County Commission Update

Hi Folks, At our regular meeting last week we tabled a Public Hearing and Resolution for a Budget Amendment and transfer of funds for the Museum in Clancy. We held a conference call with Ken Brown, the Executive Director of the Western Counties...

 
 By STAFF REPORT    News    June 14, 2017

Judge Berger announces candidacy for Montana Fifth Judicial District

Judge Luke Berger formally launched his candidacy to retain his position as district court judge in Montana's Fifth Judicial District this week by filing the necessary paperwork with the Montana Commissioner of Political Practices. In January of...

 

Whitehall Pool open, fundraiser next week

The Whitehall Pool is open for business. At the Town Council meeting Monday, pool commission member Steve Atnonioli reported the opening date was Thursday, June 9, a little earlier than usual. He said they took care of some compliance issues; had...

 

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