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Articles from the July 12, 2017 edition

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 By Jack H. Smith    News    July 12, 2017

Whitehall ACT scores on the rise

For the second consecutive year, ACT tests scores are up at Whitehall High School. According to Principal Hannah Nieskens, the scores were better than 2016, which she said was a positive considering last year’s class set a high bar. “In fact,...

 

Black Tie Blue Jeans gives back

Every May, residents from across the area come together in unison to give back to the community at the annual Black Tie Blue Jeans event. The 13th annual event in 2017 was once again a success, with...

 
 By Melissa Jenkins    News    July 12, 2017

No decision made on ambulance lease

A hard deadline was set at the Whitehall Town Council meeting Monday night to renew the lease with Community Beacon of Hope Inc. (CBOH). The deadline is set to take place at a special council meeting on July 17, 2017 at 7 p.m. Elizabeth Musik said...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    July 12, 2017

Residents feel 5.8 magnitude quake

Residents from across Whitehall and the surrounding area felt the effects of an earthquake in the early morning hours of Thursday, July 6. According to the USGS, the epicenter of the 5.8 magnitude...

 
 By STAFF REPORT    News    July 12, 2017

Whitehall a Gigabit Community

Whitehall now qualifies to be called a "gigabit" community as we can now deliver a gigabit (1000 mbit) of Internet to selected homes or businesses within the community. Last week Dave Torgerson...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    July 12, 2017

Editorial: Volunteers a huge help at Frontier Days

Whitehall is only a few weeks away from the biggest celebration of the year at the annual Frontier Days event. Next week’s Whitehall Ledger will include a special section highlighting the variety of activities at Frontier Days. There is truly...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    July 12, 2017

Column: Dear Jack

When I was in grade school, I would wake up way earlier than I needed to and head upstairs to start my day. I grabbed a huge bowl of cereal, possibly a pop tart, and would read two to three newspapers. I would read the papers from cover to cover, and...

 

Cover Crop Cocktail Walk July 28 at Carey Ranch

Cover crop cocktails are relatively new to the Jefferson Valley. You can use them to simultaneously create feed and increase the health of your soil. Cover crops use a diverse blend of species to increase organic matter, nitrogen, water infiltration...

 

Kent Alwyn Bowman

Kent Alwyn Bowman of Whitehall went home to be with our Lord and Saviour on July 5, 2017. Kent was born June 11, 1950 in Coulee City, Washington. His early years were spent in Pine River, Minnesota. His family moved to Great Falls, Montana in 1960....

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report

Thursday, July 6 12:39 a.m. - suspicious/person/vehicle/circumstance, 513 East Legion Avenue #2, Whitehall 1:13 a.m. - suspicious/person/vehicle/circumstance, I-90 eastbound, MM 239, Whitehall 9:46 a.m. – theft postal, Toll Mountain Road,...

 

For Your Information

It was wishful thinking. The airplanes that I heard were not spraying for mosquitoes. The mosquitoes are enjoying attacking the public! In ‘Come Before Winter’, by Charles Swindoll, he wrote, “God never promised you a Disneyland. He offers...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    July 12, 2017

High School names new cheer coach

The Whitehall High School cheer squad has a new head coach. At their meeting last month, the Whitehall School Board of Trustees voted to approve the hire of Allissa Christensen. "I'm excited to be working with a school that supports the Cheer...

 

Jerry Mahlum

Jerry Mahlum, 64, of Whitehall, Montana, was born July 4, 1953. Jerry passed away at home on July 9, 2017 surrounded by friends and family. He formerly lived in Big Timber. A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Ju1y 15 at...

 
 By Anna Reid    News    July 12, 2017

Meth production shifts to industrial style labs

It was a bust made to go viral. Following a 2013 shooting between father and son, Walter White was arrested for meth distribution in Billings. White, who shares his name with the fictional meth...

 

Nicky Hill

Nicholas AKA Nick AKA Nicky Hill flew over the great divide on July 8, 2017 after sucking on to many cancer sticks for 38 years. I feel blessed to be able to write my own obituary. Nick was born in Whitehall MT on May 20th 1941 to Doctor Robert and...

 

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