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Articles from the September 28, 2016 edition

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  • Transition continues at Jefferson Fresh Foods

    Jack H. Smith, Ledger Publisher|Sep 28, 2016

    Last week was a busy one at the Jefferson Fresh Foods store in Whitehall. Throughout the week, workers were busy at the store reorganizing both the aisles and putting in new products. According to store owner Chad Collins, the changes were part of the transition the store made when it parted ways earlier this year with Independent Grocers of America (IGA) and joined forces with grocery wholesale Associated Food Stores. Collins said the changes made last week really opened up the store and...

  • Changes made to local rodeo club

    Jack H. Smith, Ledger Publisher|Sep 28, 2016

    Recent changes to what once was the Whitehall High School Rodeo Club should net positive results for local competitors. The new Whitehall Rodeo Club was recently formed and unlike its predecessor, will operate outside of the local school district. Sponsor Jodi Icenoggle said by offering the club outside the school, home-schooled students would now be able to join, and the club would also like to include junior high students to get them started competing earlier. Icenoggle said Whitehall High...

  • 'The Ballad of Lefty Brown'

    Jack H. Smith, Ledger Publisher|Sep 28, 2016

    Since his film debut in "Ruthless People" 30 years ago, Bill Pullman has made movies across the globe. During this time he has also made several movies in Montana, where he lives part of the time at a ranch near Cardwell. Pullman, who has filmed such movies as "Cold Feet", "Bright Angel", and "Walking Out" in Montana, is once again filming in the state, this time playing the title role in "The Ballad of Lefty Brown", which is currently shooting at the Bannack State Park near Dillon. In an...

  • Chamber dinner Thursday

    Staff Report|Sep 28, 2016

    The Whitehall Chamber of Commerce Volunteer Appreciation Dinner has been rescheduled. According to Chamber Assistant Coordinator Sari Halvorson, the dinner originally scheduled for Thursday, September 22 has been moved to September 29. The dinner will take place at 6 p.m. in Legion Park. Chamber President Ruby Anderson said last week the work volunteers do for the organization is huge and they couldn’t get things done without them....

  • Editorial: Fundraiser huge to local center

    Jack H. Smith, Ledger Publisher|Sep 28, 2016

    It doesn’t matter if it’s a hot summer day or a cold January afternoon, the Whitehall Senior Center is always full of activity. The center is such an important part of the local community, it’s value immeasurable. Seniors get together to eat, have a cup of coffee, participate in events, and many times just to visit and share stories. This Friday the center will be hosting a fundraising event that will not only bring the community together; it is also integral to day-to-day operations. The Fall Festival Haystack Dinner is scheduled to take...

  • Column: Like Wildfire

    Jack H. Smith, Ledger Publisher|Sep 28, 2016

    Social media and the World Wide Web can be a great way to get important or relevant news out quickly. It's one of the boons created by the increasing relevance of technology in our daily lives. Just last week, I was able to use the Whitehall Ledger website to put out a breaking news story that a dinner had been rescheduled. It was convenient, and hopefully spread the word about the event. On the same day, I was also able to witness firsthand the chaos web can create within a matter of moments....

  • Between the Stacks

    Jeannie Ferriss, Whitehall Community Library|Sep 28, 2016

    How would you feel if a total stranger had the authority to tell you what you could or could not read? This week the Library is recognizing the right of all Americans to read what they wish through “Banned Books Week”, September 25-October 1. People are always surprised when they see which books have been banned and for what reason. The fact that the Bible, If I Ran the Zoo by Dr. Seuss, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, and The Call of the Wild, by Jack London have all been banned shows a wide div...

  • 5-0: Trojans upend rival Panthers

    Jack H. Smith, Ledger Publisher|Sep 28, 2016

    Going into Friday night's game at Jefferson County High School in Boulder, the senior class members of the Whitehall/Harrison High School football team had yet to pick up a varsity win over their archrival. They have now. After falling behind 12-7 with 9:52 left in the second quarter, it was all Whitehall (5-0, 1-0 Southern 5B) who scored 26 consecutive points on their way to a dominant 33-18 win. Just moments after the game, head coach Dan Lacey said getting the win for the seniors was the... Full story

  • Ladies continue improvement

    Jack H. Smith, Ledger Publisher|Sep 28, 2016

    Through every point, set, and match of the 2016 season, the Whitehall High School volleyball team has continued to show improvement. While the Lady Trojans were unable to pickup a victory last week over Sweet Grass County or rival Boulder, they played extremely competitive against the two strong teams. Last Tuesday, the Lady Trojans fought hard against visiting Big Timber, but ultimately fell in four sets. The Lady Herders won the first two sets 25-18, and 25-22. Whitehall came back strong in...

  • LOVE Inc Fall Bazar slated for October 15

    Staff Report|Sep 28, 2016

    Love INC of the Greater Whitehall Area is sponsoring a Fall Community Bazaar and Flea Market on Saturday, October 15th, at the Community Center from noon to 5PM. Residents can purchase a table for their own crafts, flea market items, baked goods, etc. for only $10. Please call 498-4423 or 498-5616 to reserve a table space. The Center will be open the morning of the 15th as well as the 14th for setup. We hope that many of you will take advantage of this event to sell your own craft items or flea market treasures. We also hope that you will take...

  • Harriers battle in Missoula

    Staff Report|Sep 28, 2016

    The Whitehall High School Cross Country team faced stiff competition at last Saturday’s Mountain West Classic in Missoula. The boy’s varsity race featured 410 runners from 65 high schools, many of them from Montana Class A and AA. Whitehall senior Hunter Flynn had the top time for the Trojans. He finished in 72nd place with a time of 16:39. Clancy Russell was the next Whitehall runner to cross the line. The sophomore finished the race at 18:59.95. Ryan Murphy finished with a time of 20:22.39, Cade Briggs had a time of 21:35.96 and Adrian Bri...

  • County Commission Update

    Leonard Wortman, Jefferson County Commissioner|Sep 28, 2016

    Hi Folks, We didn’t have a meeting last week because we were all in Billings at the MACO convention. Parts of the convention are interesting and informative, while other parts get pretty long. We generally have some good discussions about public lands, wildlife, forests, mining, budgets, and a host of other topics. My two year term on the Board of Directors ended this week, so Sunday’s BOD meeting was my last. I left early Wednesday morning and got back in time to attend the North County Business Roundtable in Montana City. We heard a presentat...