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 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 28, 2017

Residents discuss Cardwell Dump

Concerns about the dump in Cardwell were addressed last Thursday at a regular meeting of the Madison County Solid Waste and Recycling Board. Chris Wagner was one of the handful of residents at the...

 
 By STAFF REPORT    News    June 28, 2017

Resident dies in tragic accident

The search for a missing Whitehall woman came to a tragic end Tuesday afternoon. The body of 21-year-old Kirsten Ryerson was found Tuesday afternoon on Point of Rocks Road near Whitehall. She had died from injuries suffered in a 4-Wheeler accident....

 

Pool fundraiser a success

Local residents came together in unison last Friday evening at a fundraiser for the Whitehall Community Pool. According to pool manager Haylee Estey, a total of $5,277 was raised during the barbecue...

 

Community Garage Sale this Saturday

Those looking to find a great deal or a hidden gem will have plenty of opportunity this Saturday, July 1 at the annual Whitehall Community Garage Sale. Maps for the event can be picked around mid morning June 30 at the Corner Store at 201 West...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 28, 2017

Six file for Town of Whitehall election

Two candidates have filed to run for Mayor of the Town of Whitehall. According to Leslie Martini, Chief Deputy for the Jefferson County Clerk and Recorders Office, Mary Janacaro Hensleigh and Tyler Q. Steinebach both filed for the four-year term...

 

Fiber Fest next month

Event organizers are inviting residents from across Montana to visit Whitehall and experience a weekend of fiber fun in the countryside with classes, vendors and friends. The Copper K Fiber Festival will take place July 22 to 23 in Whitehall at the...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    June 28, 2017

Editorial: Thanks for running for office

A total of six candidates have filed for the four open positions in the upcoming Town of Whitehall elections. The Ledger would like to take time to personally thank each and every candidate that stepped up to the plate and made the decision to run...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    June 28, 2017

Column: Just Right

I saw a picture on the Internet earlier today that really grabbed my attention. It was of probably a second or third graders response to the question, “Why are grown ups weird?” The child answered “Every one of them says how are you? And you...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report

Monday, June 19 5:58 a.m. - traffic accident/1 vehicle/injury, I-90 westbound, MM 257.5, Cardwell 8:45 a.m. - animal problem – injured, I-90 eastbound, MM 256.5, Cardwell 9:18 a.m. - animal problem, I-90 MM 256, Cardwell 9:49 a.m. - trees/debris on...

 

For Your Information

Who would have thought that ‘garbage’ could become such an issue? There was a great turnout for the meeting with the Madison County Solid Waste Board. The Ledger editor has complete information on another page. It is going to take some research...

 
 By Leonard Wortman    News    June 28, 2017

County Commission Update

We didn’t have a regular meeting last week. Tuesday evening we held a Public meeting to talk about the proposed rest area at the Boulder interchange. We have some interest in establishing a Targeted Economic Development District (TEDD) West of the...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    June 28, 2017

Brooke Smith headed to Nationals

Whitehall resident Brooke Smith has qualified for the world's largest rodeo. The soon to be senior at Twin Bridges High School will be competing in Reined Cow Horse at the 2017 National High School Finals Rodeo starting July 16 in Gillette, WY....

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    June 28, 2017

11 leave Class B, Whitehall joins South Division

A reclassification by the Montana High School Association has eliminated 11 Class B football teams. There will now be a total of 29 teams that have been split into four divisions. The Whitehall/Harrison High School football team will play in the...

 

Katelynn Wagner qualifies for finals

Anyone who watched Whitehall's Katelynn Wagner perform in the Cutting Horse competition at the recent Montana State High School Rodeo Finals in Baker was sure to have left the arena impressed with her first-place finish. What was even more...

 
 By KASEY BUBNASH    News    June 28, 2017

Montana meth cleanup laws lagging behind other states

It was a perfect home for their growing family. James and Josephine Slack had purchased a small house in a rural neighborhood on Mill Road just north of Helena, Mont. The home had a big yard...

 

Between the Stacks

I can’t believe the Summer Reading program is half over this week. With the weeks flying by, I want to remind everyone that the Library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th so the staff may celebrate with their families. The Library will be open...

 

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