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Mayor Suggests Use of Town Properties at Commissioners Meeting

“I have a big three-car ambulance garage that I think would make a great Western Legacy Center (WLC),” said Mayor Mary Janacaro-Hensleigh at the Jefferson County Commissioner meeting on June 14, held in Cardwell.”You know, Town Hall and... Full story

 

Western Legacy Center "Back to Square One," According to Wortman

At the June 14 Jefferson County Commissioner’s meeting, held in Cardwell, Commissioner Leonard Wortman noted the Western Legacy Center (WLC) is “back to square one” after a recent decision by the Jefferson Local Development Council (JLDC)....

 
 By LEE GOOD    News    June 22, 2022

TSS Awarded JeffCo Broadband ARPA Grant

Internet access in Whitehall, and everyplace else for that matter, is going to continue to grow as more and more Internet services and streaming sources are available to our schools, businesses, home businesses, and households. Fiber is the only...

 

Two Shows of C&M Circus This Thursday

Thanks to the sponsorship of the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce, the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus is coming to Whitehall, MT on Thursday, June 23, to the lot behind the Rodeo Grounds -...

 

Thought Provokers: 6/22/2022

Generation X and Millennials will probably be the first generations in recent history to tell their kids about how much easier life was when they were kids. If you walk on the treadmill for an hour, it is considered normal. But if you walk around...

 

Ledger Brings Home 2022 MNA Awards

The 2022 Montana Better Newspaper Contest Awards were awarded this past weekend in Glendive, MT. The Ledger received the following awards: FIRST PLACE: • Best Ad - Services (color) • Best Special Section SECOND PLACE: • Best Ad - Services...

 

Whoops! A Large Mistake Was Made...

Let me be completely honest. The moment I put a newspaper edition to bed I am immediately beginning the next one. My computer layout is always a week ahead, while events of this week are still...

 
 By DAVE ASHLEY    Opinion    June 22, 2022

Dear Editor: Congratulations Gary Buchanan

Dear Editor, Congratulations Gary! Having collected signatures from over 13,000 registered voters in our 40 county Eastern District, Gary Buchanan, Independent, will be on the November 8th general election ballot. It’s a four-way race. An “R”,...

 

Naked Eye Events in the Night Sky

All of the planets will be up in the night sky from the 16th of June at 4:35 AM through the 27th of June at 4:40 AM. When all the planets rise they will create an arc across the Eastern sky from 91 degrees on the 16th to 107 degrees on the 27th. The...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    June 22, 2022

Go Ask Jo: 6/22/2022

Dear Jo, I own a small business. I love my store and feel protective of my space, but I also feel like I am welcoming as well. A customer came in with their dog. I allow dogs, I love dogs, and I do feel there is the assumption customers will control...

 

New Floors at Whitehall Schools

PRETTY AND DURABLE: New flooring in Whitehall Elementary school is being installed as we speak. The flooring was paid for by American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: June Part II

In 1896, just like today, people were looking forward to the official start of summer. Nationally, headlines included the fire that destroyed Hope, Idaho; the first session of the 53rd Congress...

 
 By RITA BROWN    Community    June 22, 2022

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 6/18/1997

June 18, 1997 Whitehall small business owner Bill Baycroft and Whitehall resident Chad Murphy - a warden for the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks - were appointed and sworn in as new town council members during the regular Whitehall Town...

 
 By BILL LANES    Obituaries    June 22, 2022

Connecting Point: Outside Evidence

The winning side in a court case usually has the preponderance of evidence on its side: eyewitness testimony, clear detail of either innocence or guilt, and corroborating evidence and exhibits all assist the jury to determine its decision. We hope...

 

Donald Frederick Drivdahl, 76

Donald Frederick Drivdahl was born June 24, 1945, the second of four children, to Mildred (Myer) and Louis Drivdahl in Big Timber, MT. He attended Glasston Elementary with his siblings and cousins.... Full story

 

Terri Lewis, Ph.D., 70

Terri Lewis, Ph.D. died on May 28, 2022, at her sister's home in Boulder. Terri was diagnosed with metastatic melanoma in February of this year. She was 70 years old at the time of her death. Terris... Full story

 

Joseph E. Ruckdaschel, 62

Joseph E. Ruckdaschel was born January 17, 1957, to Kenneth and Shirley Ruckdaschel, the fourth of seven children. Joe passed away peacefully at home after battling cancer. Joe graduated from Butte... Full story

 

Richard "Max" Bullock, 29

When asked how he would want to be celebrated, Lt. TJ Hall, Max's Wingman, said, "Fast, Loud and Awesome!" While he'll be celebrated this way, he'll be remembered as generous beyond belief, a genuine... Full story

 

Redman Orchard Welcomes Workshops

The Redman Orchard outside of Whitehall is a research site for the MSU Extension and was planted in 2014. The orchard is owned by Joe and Lisa Redman. A Specialty Crop Block Grant was awarded to MSU...

 

Between the Stacks: 6/22/2022

Argh, Matey! Next week the library will be celebrating Pirate Day for Summer Reading on Wednesday, June 29 at 10:30 AM. There will be stories, crafts, treasure hunts, and more as we set sail for new...

 

Midwives Bring More Healthcare Options to the Women of Southwest Montana

Babies are born every day. In fact, 249 were born in Butte at St. James Healthcare just last year. Over 200 births and over 200 different birth stories. Even twins have slight variances in their entrances. Every mother has a birth story to share,...

 

BANNICK RAY JENSEN

Bannick Ray Jensen was born in Butte, Montana June 7, 2022, to Whitehall residents Destini and Dell Jensen. Bannick weighed 6 lbs., 14 oz. and was 20.5 inches long. He joins siblings Wynter and...

 

Pullman to Receive Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Last week it was announced that Bill Pullman, who owns property in Whitehall and Cardwell and is President of Whitehall non-profit Gold Junction Presents, will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The selection panel, which is made up of...

 
 By KARA NELSON    Community    June 22, 2022

RMDC Supplemental Foods Available July 21

The Rocky Mountain Development Council, Inc. (Rocky) will have supplemental foods available for Whitehall area seniors on Thursday, July 21, 2022, from 11 AM – 12 PM. Pick-up is at the Whitehall Senior Center (3 North Division). There is no charge...

 
 By DOUG DODGE    Community    June 22, 2022

How to Prepare For Flooding

While Jefferson County has thankfully not experienced the historic flooding that neighboring counties have, their struggles are a sobering reminder to act now to prepare for flooding. Jefferson County has many areas that are vulnerable to this...

 

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