The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Articles from the August 18, 2021 edition

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Controversial BLM Outfitter Permit Open for Public Comment

An application for an amendment to an outfitting permit has drawn criticism on local social media pages. The amendment from Montana Trophy Outfitters (owned and operated by Whitehall native Forrest Lewton), was applied for through the Bureau of Land...

 

Shakespeare in the Park: A Midsummer Night's Dream

DREAMIN': Queen Titania (Rachel Cendrick) looks adoringly upon her new love, all due to Puck's misplaced love potion at Sunday's performance of a Midsummer Night's Dream at the Main Street Green. The...

 

Fatal Traffic Incident on Second Street

Jefferson County Sheriff Craig Doolittle informed the Whitehall Ledger of a fatal traffic incident, which occurred Sunday, August 15 around 8 p.m. on Second Street in Whitehall. The victim, an adult male whose name has not been released, died...

 

Madison County Fair Snapshots

JUNIOR CHAMPIONS: (From left) Kaylee Klapan: Junior Dog Showing; Rylee Randall: Junior Goat Showing; Cooper Montgomery: Junior Sheep Showing; Braxton Walker: Junior Hog Showing....

 

Rockin the Rivers Snapshots

HANDS TO THE SKY: Rockin' the Rivers brought the crowds to the Bridge amphitheater between Cardwell and Three Forks this weekend. Skillet was a fan-favorite, bringing raucous cheers from the...

 

Thankful for Extra Cameras!

It has been a busy week and, once again, I find myself wishing I could clone myself. I want to be in all places at all times, but it just isn’t possible. I am so unbelievably thankful for the help of Charles Shank and Kari Montgomery this week - th...

 
 By Linda Jung    Opinion    August 18, 2021

Guest Editorial: From Town Councilor

Most of you know me already, but I thought I’d reintroduce myself to the community, as I am one of the new town councilors. I am Linda Jung and I represent Ward 2 for the Town of Whitehall. I have lived here as a resident for 33 years. But my...

 

Dear Editor: COVID-19 & 5G

Dear Editor, Jim Buterbaugh’s letter to the editor from last week’s paper got me thinking. Actually, this subject has been on my mind for quite some time now. I’m admittedly a bit of a conspiracy theorist and one of the theories I’ve...

 

Chamber Recaps Frontier Days, Plans for Fall

At the monthly Whitehall Chamber of Commerce meeting on Thursday, August 12, the Chamber recapped the successful Frontier Days event and began plans for the Fall Festival in October. All agreed that the July Frontier Days event brought in the...

 

CTAC Creates New Community Development Committee

At the August meeting of the Community Transition Advisory Council (CTAC) on Thursday, August 12, Golden Sunlight Mine lead Chuck Buus announced a new committee to be created in order to assist GSM in allocating funds to local projects. The...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    August 18, 2021

Go Ask Jo: 8/18/2021

Dear Jo, I went to a local fair this past weekend. I am a 50 plus woman. I only mention this because “back in the day” I would be dancing my butt off at the fair. Back then, men asked women to dance; no one stood around like at a high school danc...

 

Special Museum Event with Christy Leskovar

The Jefferson Valley Museum will host a Zoom meeting on Tuesday, August 31st at 7 p.m. for a special evening discussion with Christy Leskovar regarding her newest book, “East of the East Side.” Please note, this event is Zoom only and no...

 
 By Bill Lanes    Opinion    August 18, 2021

Connecting Point: Who is the Stranger

From an early age most of us have been taught to be aware of “stranger danger.” Much of this is due to safety, especially with the rise of sex trafficking. As parents we have discussed with our children extensively awareness and how to spot...

 

Jennifer Louise Levengood, 46

Jennifer Louise Levengood, 46, of Cheyenne, passed away on August 3, 2021 at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November 23, 1974 at Naval Regional Medic...

 

Donnie Grant Welborn, 55

Donnie Grant Welborn, of Lima, MT, was born February 24, 1966. He was taken from us suddenly in the early morning of August 11, 2021 after he had an accident at the ranch where he had recently been...

 

Gareld "Gay" Clark Warmoth, 91

Gay Warmoth passed away on August 4, 2021 at Community Medical center. Born in Missoula on October 27, 1930 to Nellie and Noel Warmoth, being the third of their six children. Gay lived on 153...

 

Creating Fiction from History: Party crashers

'Twas a soiree to remember! This past Saturday evening in mid-July, the Gentlemen's Club of Jefferson County met, in a tent erected for this shindig, in the environs of Whitehall, Montana. This specta...

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: August 15, 1996

It’s county fair and rodeo time, with plenty of excitement offered in every direction. The Madison County Fair and Rodeo kicks off in Twin Bridges this Thursday, Aug. 15, and runs through Sunday. Then the Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo starts in...

 

Jefferson County Fair & Rodeo Next Week

The Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo, A Fair of the Heart, kicks off on August 25 and runs through Sunday, August 29. The fair features live bands and entertainment all four days. Held at the Jefferson County Recreation Park one-half mile south of...

 

Have These Money Talks Before Sending Your Teen to College

For many teenagers, college is the first time they make money decisions without parental assistance. But if they don’t fully understand how finances work, they leave themselves open to making costly and long-lasting mistakes. “Many teens don’t...

 

Returning to College: Mitigation Post COVID and Avoiding Substance Abuse

Returning to the new school year will be different for some students. Many states are seeing increased cases with the Delta Variant or are implementing new COVID mandates. However, America is finally being unmasked. America’s young people are of a...

 

Library Kicking It Into High Gear This Fall

Have you visited our Whitehall Community Library lately? Without a doubt, it is one of the busiest places in Whitehall, day in and day out. Librarian Jeannie Ferriss and staff have done an amazing job developing a plethora of fun and educational acti...

 

NFPA and CCFS Urge College Students to Protect Themselves and Their Peers From Fire on Campus

This fall, college students are returning to campus, many for the first time in over a year, marking the start of new classes, new friends, and new living spaces. Through their annual Campus Fire Safety for Students campaign, the National Fire...

 

Estell Travels Through on a Mission for Visions Beyond Borders

Bridger Estell passed by on the outskirts of town as he continued his 500 mile ride, which began at the Roosville Border Crossing and will end at West Yellowstone, in an effort to raise $5000 for a...

 

Fishing Closures Announced on Portions of Big Hole River

Full fishing closures will go into effect on portions of the Big Hole River Aug. 17. Full fishing closures prohibit fishing at all times of day. These closures will stay in effect until conditions improve. These closures go into effect, Tuesday,...

 

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