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Articles from the September 15, 2021 edition

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Town Cannot Join JVRAD Without County Action First

At the September Town Council meeting, held on Monday, September 13, Town Clerk and Treasurer Allissa Christensen reported that a ballot question voting to join the Jefferson Valley Ambulance District (JVRAD) could not be placed on the November ballo...

 

Show of Patriotism

This is about hope. We all need hope right now,” Kitty Reed said. This is the fourth year Reed and her family have shown they will never forget 9/11 by displaying signs over the Paul Gulch overpass...

 

Whitehall High School Homecoming Royalty

2021 ROYALTY: (Left) Seniors Brendan Wagner and Hailey Briggs are crowned King and Queen. (Below) Royal court included, from left: Annie Engler, Justin Kuehl, Marissa Ellison, Tommy Emerson, Camryn...

 

DEQ Releases Record of Decision for Mine Amendment at GSM

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has released a Record of Decision for the Golden Sunlight Mines Inc.’s (GSM) amendment application to Permit No. 00065 for the proposed tailings reprocessing project. The Golden Sunlight Mine is...

 

Dear Editor: Response to Gerald Johnson #1

Dear Editor, Once again (probably not for the last time either), I feel compelled to respond to Mr. Gerald Johnson’s almost ignominious “war” on firearms. I say almost because I do not believe he means to bring shame on his obviously favored...

 

Dear Editor: Response to Gerald Johnson #2

Dear Editor, I am writing this on September 11th, twentieth anniversary of the most horrific attack on America; when we lost a lot of our freedoms and family. I am going to make this short and sound as I don’t spend too much time with...

 

Dear Editor: People Kill People?

Dear Editor, So, some of you still hold to the addiction induced belief that “guns don’t kill people…” That may be true in an alternate universe using alternative facts showing that people are in control, but not in this universe. In this...

 

Name to a Face: Kristine Erinn

Few people in this day and age are able to make their dreams come true. However, through hard work and perseverance, Kristine Erinn has done just that. She recently self-published her first of many...

 

Continental Divide Hikers Traveling Through

Over the course of the summer, Whitehall has been inundated with both hikers as well as bicyclists. Last Wednesday two of these hikers stopped into the Ledger office to chat. Jim "Just Jim" Cline...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    September 15, 2021

Go Ask Jo: 9/15/2021

Dear Jo, I have been waiting for so long to meet someone who I am attracted to. I am definitely attracted to the new man in my life. We have a problem though. He has a habit of scratching his, well, you know. He not only does his scratching in...

 

Fall Festival Planning Underway for Chamber

During the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce's September meeting, held at the Borden's Conference room on Thursday, September 9th, it was clear that in the month of October Whitehall will be the place to...

 

From CTAC, the Community Development Committee is Born

Born from the Community Transition Advisory Committee (CTAC), which deals with Golden Sunlight Mine's involvement with the Whitehall Community, comes the Community Development Committee (CDC). The...

 

Veterans Gun Show This Weekend

The Whitehall Veterans Annual Fall Gun Show will be held Friday, September 17 through Sunday, September 19 at the Whitehall Community Center, located at 11 N. Division Street in Whitehall. The daily hours are Friday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday...

 

Petition for Radar Signs Available at Ledger

A petition for approval of the proposed radar signs on Whitehall Street and Legion Avenue is now available at the Whitehall Ledger Office. The office is normally open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday unless closed to cover a story. Two petitions are...

 

Christopher Michael Reed, 30

Christopher Michael Reed, 30, of Sarasota, Florida passed away September 2, 2021. Chris was born in San Bernardino, California on April 12, 1991 to Shirley Hanley and Michael Sudreth and was later...

 

Julianna Francis Ridder, 88

Julianna Francis (Kessler) Ridder passed away on Thursday Sept. 9, 2021. She was born on April 16, 1933, at the farm home of George and Frances (Berning) Kessler. She was one of eight children. Julie attended Elementary School in Marienthal, KS and...

 

Comprehensive Community Needs Forum September 22nd

The Rocky Mountain Development Council, Inc. (Rocky) invites the Whitehall Community to a Comprehensive Community Needs(CCNA) Forum on Wednesday, September 22 at 5 pm in the Whitehall Senior Center. Every three years, Rocky completes a Comprehensive...

 

Pool League Meeting September 16th

The start of the season Pool League meeting will be held Thursday, September 16 at 7PM at the KBar. This is the time to get your team signed up and make plans for the upcoming season! Please attend the meeting and make your voice heard. For...

 

Catherine Ellerton, 80

Catherine Ellerton, 80, passed away on August 26, 2021 in her home in Overton, NV. Catherine was born on August 7, 1941 in Whitehall, MT to John Morton and Teresa Zimmerman. Catherine had a talent for music, which showed at an early age. In grade...

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: September 19,m 1996

SEPTEMBER 19, 1996 The Whitehall school district is cruising along the information highway and it is going to be a great ride, Whitehall High teacher Al Anderson predicted Friday. “It’s exciting,” Anderson said. Over the summer, the district...

 

Connecting Point: Without Condition

Serving God involves an abandonment to Christ and his leadership. In order to follow Jesus we will always have to make the assessment to either be all in or not, there is no middle ground. In fact, such a commitment may involve sacrifice and...

 

Guest Opinion Response: Distortion of Our News

A few years ago, I heard a comment on the radio which made a strong impression on me. A member of the Heritage Foundation, a well-known and respected conservative organization, was being interviewed by a reporter for the New York Times. The member wa...

 

Guest Opinion: Mask Mandates in Our Schools

The Montana Nurses Association has referred to the recent emergency rule from Montana DPHHS regarding not masking in school as “promotion of junk science.” One might be wise to use caution as well as introspection in using such a bold statement....

 

PSAT/NMSQT Offered to Juniors October 13th at WHS

On Wednesday October 13th, Whitehall High School will be offering the PSAT/NMSQT standardized test to students in the 11th grade. This is a great opportunity for students to start to familiarize themselves with standardized tests that will help with...

 

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