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Articles from the August 2, 2017 edition

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 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 2, 2017

Beacon of Hope Inc. late on lease payment

The Town of Whitehall has informed Community Beacon of Hope Inc. they have until August 8 at 5 p.m. to pay their rent for the ambulance barn. A letter from Deputy Town Attorney Elizabeth Musick states the contracted ambulance service has failed to...

 
 By STAFF REPORT    News    August 2, 2017

Madison County Fair next week

A week from today spectators and participants from across Southwest Montana will be making their way to Twin Bridges for the Madison County Fair. The popular annual event will run from August 9 to 13...

 
 By STAFF REPORT    News    August 2, 2017

Jefferson County to implement Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

The Jefferson County Commission is scheduled to meet tomorrow to implement Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. STAGE 1 The following acts are prohibited under Stage 1 restrictions: 1. Building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire or campfire unless noted...

 

Reishus pens kids book

Over 40-years-ago, Whitehall resident Randy Reishus had an unforgettable Montana summer day where he was bitten by a turtle. He is now sharing his experience with a younger generation in the recently...

 

Broncs and Barrels

Whitehall Ledger photographer Melissa Jenkins was able to capture the intensity of the 2017 Whitehall Frontier Days Futurity event....

 

Editorial: Fire department well deserving of 2017 accolade

One of the more popular events at Frontier Days is the annual parade that brings a huge crowd that line the streets of Whitehall. At this year's event committee members made an outstanding decision...

 

Column: Stop it Jerusha!!!!! Just Stop!!!!

A few weeks ago in an editorial I mentioned the tiny kitten I found while walking to the post office. In a short amount of time, Lil Jerusha has very much become a part of our family and has gone from a sick and abandoned kitten, to a rambunctious...

 

Lenita Patricia (Watson) Parker

Patricia Parker, 79, passed away peacefully in her home in Three Forks on Wednesday evening July 26, 2017, surrounded by her family. Patricia was born at the Murry Hospital in Butte, Montana, March 17...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report

Monday, July 24 1:18 a.m. - suspicious/person/vehicle/circumstance, 702 Cottonwood Road, Cardwell 8:24 a.m. – traffic/reckless, I-90 eastbound, MM 238, Whitehall 10:18 a.m. - suspicious/person/vehicle/circumstance, 1800 Hwy 2 East, Cardwell 2:15 p....

 

For Your Information

REMEMBER: The Annual Granny Yates Picnic is this coming Sunday at Pass Creek Community Center, North of Belgrade. Join the family for visiting and family search. Lunch will be at 1:00 pm. Pat Watson Parker recently passed away and she was one of many...

 

JVCF opens grant process

JVCF has opened their 2017 Fall Grant Cycle effective July 25, 2017. All known local non-profits have been sent a grant application form. If JVCF has missed you please call Millie Baycroft at...

 

2017 Frontier Days Parade

The crowds came out for the 2017 Whitehall Frontier Days parade....

 
 By BOWEN WEST    News    August 2, 2017

Portraits of Meth: Stories of 'chasing the dragon'

Meth is the most addictive drug according to Tammera Nauts, executive director of Recovery Center Missoula rehab facility. "People think that addiction is a choice, it's a brain disease," Nauts said....

 

Jefferson Valley Museum plays host to alumni, racers, and history adventurers

It was a time of anguish. A time of soul searching. A time of 'Woe is me!" Finally, out of shear desperation, you pull in your pride, approach the person in question and ask "Just who are you?" And...

 
 By Leonard Wortman    News    August 2, 2017

County Commission Update

Hi Folks, At our last meeting on July 25th we discussed some of the fees the Fair Board charges the Rodeo Club for events at the Fair Grounds. We appointed Commissioner Kirsch to represent the County on the Boulder Development Fund Board. We...

 

Frontier Days video replays available

If you would like to watch a replay of the 2017 Whitehall Parade or the Broncs and Barrels event, Whitehall Low Power TV has uploaded these videos to YouTube for viewing at your convenience. The parade video is available at www.yo...

 

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