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Articles from the October 11, 2017 edition

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 By DANA ROGGEE    News    October 11, 2017

Million acres scorched by 2017 wildfires

Dry conditions plagued Montana this summer, with multiple wildfires torching over 1 million acres throughout the state. The largest fire, the Lodgepole Complex fire, impacted over 270,000 acres. Recent rain and snow, and the forecast for continued...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    October 11, 2017

Special Council Meeting Set For October 17

The Whitehall Town Council will conduct a special meeting Tuesday, October 17 to vote on approval of its 2018-19 fiscal year budget. The meeting will take place at 5 p.m. at Town Hall. The special meeting had originally been scheduled for October...


Whitehall is 'Montana Proud'

With the theme of Montana Proud, it was an action packed Homecoming Week in Whitehall. The Homecoming Royalty was announced during halftime of the Whitehall High School football team's 29-14 win over... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    October 11, 2017

Fatalities near 2016 number

In the latest weekly report from the highway patrol, a total of 145 fatalities have taken place in 2017 on Montana roads. The number in 2016 was 152. 25 of the fatalities have taken place in District 3 (Butte) which includes Whitehall and Cardwell....

 By Jack H. Smith    News    October 11, 2017

Enrollment up at WHS

Enrollment numbers continue to rise at the two Whitehall secondary schools. At the Board of Trustees meeting last week, Whitehall 6-12 Principal Hannah Nieskens said the enrollment at the high school is now 139 after recently adding two freshman and...


Choir entertains Whitehall

Some of the best high school choir members in Southwest Montana came together last Tuesday at a special concert at Whitehall High School. Along with Whitehall, the Regional Honors Choir featured...


Between the Stacks

What do Dan Brown, Philippa Gregory, James Patterson, and Harlan Coben have in common with the Whitehall Community Library? They all have new titles out on the New Book Shelf! Dan Brown’s long awaited “Origin” deals with hero Robert Langdon as...


Editorial: Work begins on 2018 phone book

Early in 2018, the Ledger will be publishing the annual Whitehall Area Phone Book. The staff at the paper has currently started work on the edition and is using this editorial to remind residents and businesses about the publication. While a phone...


Column: Old Friends

A few weeks ago, I was able to reconnect with one of my best friends from high school. It had been years since I had talked to him and it was a great feeling to chat with him and relive some crazy stories from the past, some I had forgotten, and... Full story


Vegetable Gardens of the Jefferson Valley

Early settlers in the Jefferson Valley soon discovered that the combination of good soil and a warm summer climate made this an excellent place to grow fruits and vegetables, if you could obtain...


WHY Whitehall?

Starting with this issue, the Whitehall Ledger will be highlighting residents from Whitehall and the surrounding area. This will be an amazing way to learn more about them and why they live in...


Trojans tame rivals, on the road Friday at Columbus

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 County High School score with three... Full story


Cross Country heading to Townsend

The Whitehall High School cross country team got an early glimpse of the course they will be running at state at last week’s Capital City 7 on 7 Meet in Helena. The Trojans had six of a over a 1,000 who competed at the meet at Bill Roberts...


Whitehall Soccer kicks off a big change

The Whitehall Youth Soccer Association has decided to join the Montana Youth Soccer Association (MYSA) and they are hosting the start of registration October 26th with a fun night of indoor soccer. As a member of MYSA our players ages 11 or 12 and... Full story


Lady Trojans start strong, fall to Big Timber

The Whitehall High School volleyball team played some great volleyball in their opening set last night against Big Timber before eventually falling 25-23. The Lady Herders would take control in the se...



Friend Glenn, As I write this, the Indians are up 2 - 1 over the Yankees. And, if it doesn’t rain, game four will be played today. It could be the end of the season for the Yankees. Don’t get too excited over that thought. There’s always next...


County Commission Update

Hi Folks, At last week’s regular meeting we gave final Plat approval for the Ridge Minor Subdivision near Clancy and approved Resolution 37-2017 which created The Ridge Rural Maintenance District. We also had a lengthy discussion with a couple of...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    October 11, 2017

Chuchos moving to Chief Motel

Chuchos Tacos in Whitehall has a new home. The restaurant that was previously located at 14 East Legion has moved into the Chief Motel Building at 303 East Legion. Owner Heather Fortin said they have been working on the move for the past several...


Trojans upend Columbus

The Whitehall/Harrison High School football team took care of business Friday night in Columbus, and will play for an outright divisional championship October 20 against Manhattan. Up 6 to 0 at... Full story


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