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Articles from the August 23, 2017 edition

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 By Staff Report    News    August 23, 2017

Back the Blue event tonight

A “Back the Blue” event is scheduled for Wednesday (August 23) evening at 6 p.m. The gathering to support local law enforcement is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Barrick Golden Sunlight Mine Pavilion....


Lewis and Clark Caverns shows the Solar Eclipse at its finest

Editor's Note: This article will also be published in the August 30 edition of the Whitehall Ledger. Slowly dusk fell over the land and the temperature took a noticeable downward turn. To add a bit...


'A Fair of the Heart' starts Thursday

Ponies, parades, pies, puppets and prizes. You can enjoy them all at the Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo, "A Fair of the Heart," this weekend. The fair and rodeo kicks off Thursday, August 24, and runs through Sunday, August 27, at the Jefferson...

 By Staff Report    News    August 23, 2017

Town meeting set for tonight

The Town of Whitehall is hosting a special public meeting Wednesday, August 23 with Jefferson County Sheriff Craig Doolittle. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at Town Hall. The Whitehall Town Council voted last week to approve the meeting after...


Play Monday night

Local residents will be in for quite the performance Monday night when the Montana Shakespeare in the Parks program returns to Whitehall. The performance of George Bernard Shaw's "You Never Can Tell"...


Donation brings power to pavilion

Thanks to a generous donation from the Barrick Golden Sunlight Mine, there is now power at the pavilion located at Legion Park in Downtown Whitehall. The mine donated $4,800 to pay for electrical work...


Making a difference through Rotary

In 1905 Paul Harris, a Chicago attorney, formed the first Rotary Club. His thought was for "professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas, form meaningful, lifelong friendships and give...


Editorial --- Friday Night Lights: Get out and support Trojans

“There is nowhere better to be on a Friday night than a high school football game.” – Mark Correll Late last year, the Whitehall High School football team was on a tear as they made their way to the Montana Class B Semifinals before losing to...


Column: Mystic Mac

I’m under the firm belief that there can never be too many articles about football in not only the Whitehall Ledger, but any other publication. If there was an article about the 3-4 defense in Cosmopolitan, you better bet I’d read it. However...



Down McKeown Lane is a wonderful old house and out buildings that belong to Scott and Tracie Cornwall. Over the years, Tracie has put a foundation under the old house, done some landscaping and at present, Scott is in the process of refurbishing the...


County Commission Update

Hi Folks, At last week’s regular meeting, we signed a contract with the First Boulder Valley Bank for them to provide banking services to the County. We approved Resolution 25-2017 which provides for a loan of about $300,000 from the Metal Mines...


Bible Study Fellowship starts September 14 in Whitehall

More than 50 years ago, five women heard a missionary from China speak at their church in California. That was Audrey Wetherall Johnson. These women asked her if she would lead them in a Bible Study. She agreed, but told them she would not "spoon...

 By Staff Report    News    August 23, 2017

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report

Monday, Aug. 14 1:16 a.m. – traffic stop, Hwy 2 East, Three Forks 4:11 a.m. - suspicious/person/vehicle/circumstance, Hwy 2 East, Three Forks 8:57 a.m. - keeping the peace, 38 Curlew Lane, Whitehall 9:43 a.m. – stranded motorist, Hwy 69, MM 20,...


Talented Trojans open season Friday

This Friday night the Whitehall/Harrison football team will look to start their season with a bang when they open on the road against Shepherd. Over a week into practice, head coach Dan Lacey is impressed with what he has seen from the 2017 Trojans s... Full story


WHS Cheer squad welcomes new coach

It's so far, so good for new Whitehall High School cheer coach Allissa Christensen. After a week of practice, Christensen said things have been going very well for the 2017 fall squad. "I have a... Full story


Hayes hired to football staff

There will be a new assistant coach on the sidelines for the 2017 Whitehall/Harrison High School football team. Brennan Hayes was hired over the summer to join the staff that includes head coach Dan Lacey and assistant Ed Simon. In an interview last... Full story


Lady Trojans open Saturday

The Whitehall High School volleyball team will open their 2017 season Saturday, August 26 at a tournament in Manhattan. The team will be under the direction of second-year head coach Lauren McDonald. Going into the season, McDonald said as far a runn... Full story


Leadership key to 2017 Whitehall volleyball

Whitehall High School junior volleyball player Dorothy Mastel is not short on experience on the court. Mastel was able to gain valuable varsity experience as a freshman, and was a starter during the... Full story


Strong line leads the way for Trojan football team

It will all start up from on offense for the Whitehall/Harrison High School football team. The 2017 Trojans will return a wealth of experience on the offensive line when they open the season Friday,... Full story


Feight takes reigns at quarterback

For the past two seasons, Whitehall's Max Feight was able to watch and learn from all-state quarterback and 2017 graduate Braden Larsen. It is now time for the rising junior Feight to shine. Feight praised Larsen for his leadership and teaching him... Full story


Trojans start season Saturday in Boulder

After a week of practice for the Whitehall High School Cross Country team, long time head coach Kerry Sacry is happy with what he's seen for the 2017 squad. The members of the 2017 team are Ryan Murph... Full story


Trio hoping to improve from inaugural campaign

During the fall of 2016, Ryan Murphy, Adrian Bright, and Madison Loomis competed their first seasons as members of the Whitehall High School Cross Country team. With a year of experience, all three said they are comfortable in their second year with... Full story


Between the Stacks

September is always the time to re-organize the schedule and settle in for winter. Starting September 1st the Library will have new hours per request of our patrons. The new hours reflect not only the busiest times during the week but also the...


Well rounded Trojans defeat Shepherd

The Whitehall/Harrison High School football team could not have asked for a better start to their opening game of the season August 25 at Shepherd. Dynamic junior returner Connor Johnson took back the...


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