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School Board Prepares for 2022-23 School Year with Updated School, New Teachers & Principal

At the first school board meeting of the 2022-2023 school year, it was overwhelmingly obvious that students will be returning to a much-improved school fall. “The custodial and maintenance teams deserve a ton of credit,” Superintendent Hannah...

 

Jefferson River Reaches Drought Trigger

The Jefferson River Watershed Council would like to inform Jefferson Valley residents that the river has reached the 280 CFS drought management flow trigger at the Twin Bridges USGS gauge. JRWC is asking for voluntary reductions in irrigation and...

 
 By JOHN KREIS    News    August 17, 2022

Whitehall's Mural Project Continuing Forward

As the summer continues on, so does the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce's mural restoration/renewal project. The first mural to be replaced is located on the south side of Jefferson Fresh Foods. Artist...

 

Up In Arms About Something Normal

The internet is all abuzz about a recent video showing Chef Gordon Ramsay saying it's "oven time" and "yummy yum" to a lamb he's selected to eat. Why is this so funny, to me at least? Because of its...

 

Dear Editor: Pandemic a Blessing in Disguise?

Dear Editor, These are just a few thoughts running through my head for a couple of years now. What if the recent so-called pandemic (some say Plandemic) has been a blessing in disguise?! Now, whether one believes there’s anything to all these...

 
 By TERRY MINOW    News    August 17, 2022

Ribbons, Prizes, and Smiles - All Guaranteed at the Jefferson County Fair!

Calling all parents and grandparents! Time to get your kids’ exhibits ready for “A Fair of the Heart,” the Jefferson County Fair, August 25-28, at the Jefferson County Recreation Park one-half mile south of Boulder. Every exhibit gets a ribbon...

 

JVCF Opens Annual Grant Cycle

The Jefferson Valley Community Foundation is calling all area non-profits. The opportunity to apply for monetary grants is fast approaching. As in past years, the Whitehall Community Library under the direction of Library Director Jeannie Ferriss...

 

Thought Provokers 8/17/2022

There are lots of people that don’t get any compliments because everyone already thinks they get complimented. A lot of people have stung their eyes from opening them underwater after seeing people on TV do it flawlessly. The crust is bread armor....

 
 By Jo    Opinion    August 17, 2022

Go Ask Jo: 8/17/2022

Dear Jo, I was just daydreaming and thinking a lot today. I was thinking about how crazy it is that a person has walked on the moon and on Mars. Do you think a person will ever walk on the sun? I know it’s really hot but I am thinking if they went...

 

Pop-Up Exhibits Return to MT Historical Society

Back by popular demand, the Montana Historical Society once again is asking collectors to show off their treasures during special monthly "pop-up" exhibits. The pop-up exhibits will be held on Second Saturdays this fall – Sept. 10, Oct.8, and Nov....

 

Never Hike Without This Perfect Accompaniment

I have long been known to have pet peeves about the debris hikers drop along trails, but one piece of litter has become more annoying: the ubiquitous facial tissue. A used tissue lying boldly in the middle of the path could indicate a person who...

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 8/13/1997

August 13, 1997 Local and state law enforcement officers made four arrests and confiscated nearly 300 marijuana plants during an August 6, 1997, pre-dawn raid on a home about eight miles south of Whitehall that resulted in what officials called one...

 
 By BILL LANES    Opinion    August 17, 2022

Connecting Point: A Free Gift

Some echo the words “There is nothing free in life” The pessimist opines, “In one way or another there’s some sort of catch.” Sadly some relationships are founded on play for play or a hard fast IOU. Power and greed infect our lives way...

 

Vera Mae Jensen, 93

Vera Jensen was born in Colfax, Washington, March 31, 1929 to Charles and Ivy Watson. She was the youngest of six girls, hence the nickname, Tince. Her family moved from Pullman, WA, to the Fife area... Full story

 

Sarah Clark Miller, 40

Our brave Sarah left us Wednesday, August 10, 2022, after a nine-year battle with brain cancer. She died peacefully at home in the arms of her loving family. Sarah was born April 19, 1982, to Leslie... Full story

 

Between the Stacks: 8/17/2022

This Saturday, August 20th, from 10 AM to noon, the Library will hold a grant writing workshop with an emphasis on local grants and grant paperwork. So many non-profit organizations are finding their...

 

Playgrounds On Our Minds: What Makes a Great Playground?

It should come as no surprise that playgrounds and parks play an important role in children’s lives and development. And with Whitehall making decisions as to its own playground, it seems a good time to look at why playgrounds are important and...

 

Whitehall Middle/High School Principal Check-In

On behalf of Whitehall Middle and High School, I welcome everyone to the start of the 2022-23 school year, I am honored to serve the Whitehall Community as the 6-12 Principal. I look forward to working together with the leadership team, staff,...

 

FWP Seeks Comments for Madison River Use

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking comments from the public on a set of recommendations for commercial-use and recreation management on the Madison River, one of the most popular fisheries and recreation destinations in the state. Public...

 

Low Flows Trigger Full Fishing Closure on Section of Upper Big Hole

A full fishing closure will go into effect on a section of the upper Big Hole River due to low flows. The closure begins at the river’s confluence with the North Fork of the Big Hole River upstream to Saginaw Bridge. This section will be closed to...

 

MSU Extension: Exploring Montana Body Donation Program

For the last 41 years, Montanans have donated their bodies to the Montana Body Donation Program (MBDP). Some Montanans are motivated by the desire to make a contribution to medical education. Others donate because they want to recognize the value...

 

Block Management Program Information Now Available

Block Management Area (BMA) Program information for 2022 will be available to hunters beginning Aug. 10. Hunters can request their BMA Access Guide online and can print individual BMA property maps...

 

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Crunchy Cucumber Salad with Crushed Peanuts

When preparing meals at home, cooks know that it helps to have a few simple, easily prepared dishes in their culinary repertoire. These are dishes that don't require too much planning and utilize certain staples that are present in everyone's pantry....

 

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