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406 Roots: Making Whitehall Home

406 Root Salon has rooted itself into Whitehall as its newest salon! Casey Shaw purchased the business from Leslie Dyson, which was formerly Dalene's Salon. The business was renamed, the building's...

 

Town Approves Payment of Delinquent Bill After Discussion with Contractor

The July meeting of the Town Council brought resolution to a long-standing delinquent bill, which was approved for payment at Monday night’s meeting. The bill, the remaining half due for replacement of faulty siding on the Town Hall building, was...

 

Introducing a New Fiction Column

When I first took over the Whitehall Ledger I thought long and hard on how you could bring creative writing into the newspaper world. There are so many talented writers who live among us, I wanted to provide an outlet to them as well. Well, I think...

 

Creating Fiction from History: Railroad Wreck

It was a load crash. Only a few people had heard it at the time because, well, there were not a lot of people around. Old Jimmy Hennson and his two sons rushed out of their little farmhouse across...

 

JeffCo Health Board Update: 7/14/2021

This year has been one like no other. It has been exhausting. There have been long work hours filled with stressful experiences. It has been difficult to maintain healthy habits. Getting enough rest has been especially challenging. Last week I took...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    July 14, 2021

Go Ask Jo: 7/14/2021

Dear Jo, This is a stinky subject, really stinky, dog poo stinky! I live in Whitehall. I love our little town. I know that we need tourism to help our businesses. I even find it interesting to meet new people from sometimes faraway places. BUT, why...

 

Gibson Gives Raises Over $2.5 Million Dollars Worldwide, Exceeds Expectations in Mission to Give the Gift of Music One Guitar at a Time

In July-2019, Gibson re-launched its philanthropic arm Gibson Gives--and upon its two-year anniversary, Gibson Gives is proud to announce it has raised over $2.5 million dollars worldwide through its...

 
 By Bill Lanes    Community    July 14, 2021

Connecting Point: Coming Face to Face with Jesus

Most of us remember a time or two when our behavior was haughty and arrogant. Today’s meditation takes aim at the condition of being proud that usually causes such behavior. Again, I’m focusing on Jesus’s parable contrasting the Pharisee and...

 

Darlene Joy Olson, 82

Darlene Joy Olson passed away on the evening of July 10, 2021, at her home in Whitehall. She was born to Mildred (Erickson) Stadem and Severt Stadem on March 23, 1939, in Bryant, South Dakota. She gra...

 

Carl Oscar Halvorsen, 86

Carl Oscar Halvorson passed away reading peacefully and was found on June 25, 2021. He entered the world in Whitehall, MT on October 3, 1934, the first son to Harold and Ruth (Haxby) Halvorson. He...

 
 By Jon Ebelt    Community    July 14, 2021

DPHHS Seeks Public Comment on Proposal to Expand Behavioral Health Treatment Services

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director Adam Meier announced the agency is seeking public comment on its federal application to expand mental health and substance use treatment services through the Healing and Ending...

 

Between the Stacks: 7/14/2021

Get out your magic hats, wands, and rabbits! We will have the incredible Kyle here for our annual summer reading magic show on July 21 at 10:30 p.m. Do not forget to bring your reading logs to turn in for prizes! Thursday, July 22 at 2:30 p.m. will...

 

Kristi's Kiddie Korner Receives Best Beginnings 5 Star Rating

Kristi’s Kiddie Korner, a licensed Child Care Facility in Whitehall for more than 13 years, has achieved 5 STARs in the Best Beginnings STARS to Quality program. The program began as a Field Test in June of 2010 and Kristi’s Kiddie Korner joined...

 

28-Day Metabolism & Energy Reset Class Offered

Certified health coach, Bethel Wagner, is leading a 28-Day Metabolism & Energy Reset. The 28-Day Reset starts on July 29th. The main objective of the program is resetting healthy metabolism and increasing energy levels. It is gentle, effective,...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: July 12

The following is taken as written in early July editions of the Whitehall Zephy, 1895. The accompanying ads appeared in the July 12, 1895 edition, and yes, the one ad was printed upside down. We were pleased to meet Mr. John H. Weingard, of Silver St...

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: July 12, 1996

Three Whitehall players – Dallice Smith, Hannah Warfield and Amber O’Donnell – proved Monday that their selection to the league All Star team was well deserved. The three were selected from the Whitehall Red Socks team to play on the...

 

Montana Park of the Week: Madison Buffalo Jump

Take a picnic and hike to the top of a buffalo jump for impressive views of the Madison River Valley. Situated on the edge of a broad valley carved by the Madison River, this high limestone cliff was...

 

Officials Kill Grizzly Bear Near Ovando

Wildlife officials shot and killed a grizzly bear early Friday morning less than two miles from Ovando, where a woman was killed in a grizzly bear attack early Tuesday morning. The bear was killed at the scene of a second chicken coop raid that was...

 

Tester Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Combat Housing Shortage for Volunteer Firefighters and First Responders

Amid a dangerous start to an early fire season, U.S. Senator Jon Tester this week introduced his bipartisan Volunteer First Responder Housing Act to expand eligibility for qualified volunteer first responders to participate in certain federal...

 

Fires Banned at Most FWP Properties in Jefferson County

Stage-1 fire restrictions will be in effect until further notice at most Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks properties in Jefferson County beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, July 10, due to high fire danger. This follows Stage-1 fire restrictions...

 

Comment Period Open for Proposed Wastewater Facilities Upgrades at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks staff at Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park are proposing to replace and upgrade the septic drain field at the park. The new system would handle projected increases in visitation over the next 20 years. The existing...

 

Whitehall TV Channel 49.1: Week of 7/15/2021

THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2021 5:00PM PBS NEWSHOUR 6:00PM THIS OLD HOUSE 6:30PM ASK THIS OLD HOUSE 7:00PM UNFORGOTTEN ON MASTERPIECE PT 1 8:00PM PBS NEWSHOUR 9:00PM AMANPOUR & COMPANY 10:00PM THIS OLD HOUSE 10:30PM ASK THIS OLD HOUSE 11:00PM PROFESSOR T...

 

This Week's "Change That Up" Tip...Stop Procrastinating

Do you struggle with putting off or altogether avoiding things you know you should and need to do? Join the club. None of us is immune to the strongholds of procrastination, which can crush dreams, goals, and careers. If you procrastinate -- or know...

 

USDA Announces $600 Million to Increase Meat Processing Through the American Rescue Plan, Following Tester Push

Following his direct appeal to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack last month urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to make investments in new meat processing facilities, U.S. Senator Jon Tester celebrated the USDA announcement that it...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 7/4/2021

SUNDAY, JULY 4, 2021 00:39 911 Hang Up: I-90 01:02 Suspicious Person 02:38 Disorderly: Pipestone Rd 02:47 Traffic Hazard: I-90 11:29 Welfare Check 13:13 911 Open Line 15:45 Stranded Motorist: I-90 17:30 Threats: Bluebird Ln 18:33 Traffic Hazard: Hwy...

 

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