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Articles from the October 4, 2017 edition

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  • WHS celebrates 2017 Homecoming

    Jack H. Smith, Ledger Publisher|Oct 4, 2017

    It’s Homecoming Week in Whitehall. The theme of the 2017 Whitehall High School Homecoming is “Montana Proud” and there are a variety of events are scheduled throughout the week. The popular annual parade will take place Friday, October 6 at 1 p.m. in Downtown Whitehall. According to WHS Student Council Advisor Rodney Head, the floats will be displayed on the track for the community to view before and during the Friday night football game. The Trojans football team is scheduled to host rival Jefferson County High School Friday night at 7 p.m.... Full story

  • Community comes together at Powell Barn in Cardwell

    Jack H. Smith, Ledger Publisher|Oct 4, 2017

    Standing last Saturday inside of the barn that has been part of his family for over 100 years, Cardwell resident Bill Powell was flooded with memories of the building. "If these walls could talk, they could tell you a lot," Powell said. On a detailed tour given by Powell, he shared not only what each area of the barn had been used for in the past, often times places that had multiple uses throughout the past century, but he was also able to take a sneak peak into the future. On the overcast fall... Full story

  • Water rights workshop Thursday in Whitehall

    Staff Report|Oct 4, 2017

    A free water rights workshop is taking place Thursday, October 5 at the Borden’s Hotel Conference Room in Whitehall at 6 p.m. The workshop is being hosted by Ponderosa Advisors LLC, and will focus on recent letters sent to land and water right owners by the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC). The five water rights questions that will be answered at the workshop are: 1. Do I need to file for an old stock or domestic water right? 2. How do I protect my current water use? 3. I received a handful of “Review Abs... Full story

  • JVCF event Oct. 12

    Staff Report|Oct 4, 2017

    The Jefferson Valley Community Foundation will host their Fall Grant Cycle Awards next week. The event will take place October 12 in the Borden’s Conference Room at 7:00 p.m. 2017 grants will be presented to area nonprofits and will also include an Ice Cream Social. They JFCF is happy announce that Amy Sullivan, Montana Community Foundation’s Director of Gift Planning will make a presentation of Legacy Planning and the Montana Endowment Tax Credit at the event. Amy will also present a program at the Senior Center at noon, and at the Bar... Full story

  • Knowing Normal: Class teaches animal CPR

    Melissa Jenkins, Staff Writer|Oct 4, 2017

    "Knowing normal", that seemed to be the common theme Dr. Cory Tebay reiterated throughout the third biennial animal CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and first aid event organized by himself and Patti Reed. Tebay expressed comprehensively during the event the importance of knowing the normal in your pet. This included things such as, heart rate, respirations, capillary refill, behaviors and coat. Knowing these things could help prevent and assess what is going on with your pet and help with... Full story

  • Editorial -- Your local newspaper: The real deal

    Jim Zachary|Oct 4, 2017

    While no one should ever say “I know it’s real because I saw it on the internet,” everyone should be able to say, “I know it’s real. I read it in the newspaper.” Real newspapers reporting real news have never been more important or more valuable to readers and communities. This week, newspapers across the nation recognize National Newspaper Week and the theme — Real Newspapers…Real News — points to the importance of accurate reporting, watchdog journalism, strong editorials, comprehensive public notices and a free, open public forum that... Full story

  • The bee in my sweatshirt

    Jack H. Smith, Ledger Publisher|Oct 4, 2017

    It was business as usual last Wednesday at the Whitehall Ledger office. While Melissa is making the weekly jaunt to Anaconda to pickup the paper, I stay put and get the website updated, as well as a variety of other tasks to get ready for the next edition. Sure there is probably a lot of surfing true crime web sites, but I do use the day as an opportunity to get ahead for the next week. When Melissa had returned around noon I had started to get hungry so I made the short trip to KFC for lunch. When I was walking back into the office I felt some... Full story

  • Erwin Fulton Hill Jr.

    Oct 4, 2017

    Erwin Fulton Hill Jr. (Zack) went to be with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on September 25, 2017. He was the son of Erwin Fulton Hill and Isabel Mayfield Hill, born on August 20, 1936 in Tulsa, Okla., where his parents were living for a short time. His family roots were in Texas and he grew up in Houston. Zack graduated from San Jacinto High School in Houston in 1954, and boxed as a Golden Gloves boxer while in school. As a young man, he worked for his father Erwin at the oilfield tool... Full story

  • Farren Lee Crain

    Oct 4, 2017

    Farren Lee Crain passed away September 12, 2017 at St. James Hosp. in Butte surrounded by his loving family. Farren was born Sept. 18, 1984 to Mark Crain and Audrey Weyer in Sheridan Mt. He grew up in Montana, California and North Carolina. He was a very talented young man. He could do anything he put his mind to. He worked as an automobile mechanic, a landscaper, in construction, car detailing and car painting. A "Mr. Fix-It" man. He also had an incredible artistic ability. He possessed... Full story

  • Borton workshop on solar power may flip the switch

    Renata Birkenbuel, Contributing Writer|Oct 4, 2017

    When it comes to solar power, off-the-grid guru Christopher Borton of Whitehall seems to have a direct line to the sun. Alternative Energy Resources Organization (AERO) Expo participants will find out on Saturday, Oct. 21, when Borton gives a solar power-directed workshop, one of a dozen sustainability-themed skill and resource sharing sessions on the agenda. Borton's workshop, "Energy 201: PV 4 U," will provide participants with the tools and knowledge they need to explore putting solar panels... Full story


    Arcylle Shaw, Contributing Writer|Oct 4, 2017

    It was like a bee hive during the work in progress at Powell’s Barn Raising. Items from the loft were being cleaned, windows were being restored to be authentic, various wood projects were being scraped in readiness for finishing, along with painting and nail pulling. Bill and Tamara Pullman, Ken Breining, Marsha Freman and the Preservation Alliance were the forces behind the efforts. (No doubt there were others, these are the ones obvious to me.) Repairs were being made from a lift and continual cleaning, cleaning, cleaning was part of the a... Full story

  • Trojans remain undefeated

    Jack H. Smith, Ledger Publisher|Oct 4, 2017

    After not giving up a lead in their first five games of the season, the Whitehall/Harrison High School football team found themselves in unfamiliar territory Friday night when Townsend quarterback Tyson Racht connected with Kameron Rauser for a long touchdown to put the Bulldogs up 7-6 with 9:17 left in the first quarter. The Trojans (6-0, 4-0 Southern B) bounced back emphatically with two consecutive first half touchdowns on their way to a 26-14 road victory. Going into the game, Whitehall... Full story

  • Middle school runners shine at Missoula meet

    Jack H. Smith, Ledger Publisher|Oct 4, 2017

    A talented group of Whitehall Middle School runners shined last Saturday at the Mountain West Classic in Missoula. The large meet included competitors from Montana, Washington, Idaho and Wyoming. Eighth grader Adam Williams finished an impressive 51st out of 312 runners with a time of 8:36.94. Seventh grader Dane Hoover also had a solid race, placing 110th with a time of 9:10.77. Kollin Smith also competed for the boys team and finished with a time of 12:00.55. Sixth grader Ashlynn Alley placed 110th out of 338 runners in the girls race with a... Full story

  • Ladies win two in Manhattan

    Jack H. Smith, Ledger Publisher|Oct 4, 2017

    In a busy week for the Whitehall Lady Trojans volleyball team, the squad continued to show heart and determination and was able to pickup two victories at the Manhattan Christian Invitational. Whitehall picked up pool play victories over White Sulphur Springs (25-21) and Shields Valley (25-12) at the 15-team tournament. "The girls did really well against White Sulphur Springs and Shields Valley – they soundly beat Shields Valley which solidified my thoughts that they had a really off day when w... Full story

  • Between the Stacks

    Jeannie Ferriss, Whitehall Community Library|Oct 4, 2017

    One of my favorite signs says: “We have summer in Montana, last year it was on Tuesday”. It was just a few weeks ago everyone was melting in 90 degree heat and Tuesday morning I swept snow off of my porch. Now that the weather is changing, it time to curl up by a warm fire with a good book or venture out to try one of the many programs being offered at the Library. There are many new books coming in as well as a plethora of new movie donations. Don’t forget the Friends of the Whitehall Community Library meeting is Thursday, October 5 from... Full story

  • County Commission Update

    Leonard Wortman, Jefferson County Commissioner|Oct 4, 2017

    Hi Folks, At our regular meeting last week we were finally able to get all of the various levies in from the Towns and Schools so we could approve Resolution 32-2017, Fixing Tax Levies for FY 17-18. We also approved Resolution 33-2017, Declaring October Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Jefferson County. We encourage all County employees to wear pink on Tuesdays throughout October to show support. We had an appraisal done on a piece of property in Basin and we decided to advertise in the paper for anyone interested in purchasing the property.... Full story

  • Trojans defeat rivals

    Jack H. Smith, Ledger Publisher|Oct 4, 2017

    In a Friday night matchup of two of the best teams in all of Class B, the Whitehall/Harrison High School football team bounced back from an early Jefferson High School score with three consecutive touchdowns on their way to a 29-14 homecoming victory over their cross-county rivals. "These kids prepare so hard, and preparation is what is getting the job done for us," head coach Dan Lacey said following the game. "We spend a ton of time watching film and the kids understand situations we need to...

  • Pink Out event Tuesday, October 10

    Staff Report|Oct 4, 2017

    It will be a great time for a great cause Tuesday, October 10 in Varsity Gym. The Whitehall Lady Trojans are set to host Big Timber in a special "Pink Out" event to raise awareness for Breast Cancer. Along with the Lady Trojans wearing pink, head coach Lauren McDonald encouraged fans to join them in an effort to raise awareness. The junior varsity game will start at 5 p.m. and will be followed by varsity action....