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Whitehall Master Plan Meets with Several Dozen Citizens, Begins Brainstorming Process

A crowd of nearly fifty participated in the first public meeting of Whitehall’s Master Plan committee on Wednesday, October 6 at the Whitehall Community Center. Stahly Engineering, of Helena, coordinated the meeting as a brainstorming session as...

 

Western Legacy Center Kick-Off Event Thursday

The Western Legacy Center will hold its kick-off event Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 9 AM at the former Roberts Building, located at 3 Whitetail Road in Whitehall. The Western Legacy Center is the creation of the Jefferson Local Development...

 

Pie Auction and More at Fall Festival October 23rd

At the October meeting of the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce, held Thursday, October 7, all things Fall Festival were on the minds of attendees. The Annual Whitehall Fall Festival will be held October...

 

Enjoy Hocus Pocus and Support WHS Sports!

The Whitehall High School Volleyball team is hosting a "Halloween Movie Night" fundraiser later this week at the Star Theatre. All ages are welcome on Saturday, October 16 at 2 p.m. for a special...

 

Thought Provokers: 10/13/2021

Whеn уоu dоn’t рunish реорle fоr brеaking thе rulеs, уоu’re рunishing реорle whо fоllоw thеm. Polish is the only word that sounds different with an upper case. Pronunciation for spells shouldn’t matter in Harry Potter...

 

Dear Editor: COVID in 2021

Hi Folks, I want to talk a little about COVID. During our first round of COVID-19 those with underlying conditions and the elderly were the populations most at risk from COVID. When younger, healthy people caught COVID their symptoms were fairly...

 

Dear Editor: Law in our town

Dear Editor, I’m not one to complain, because it is what it is, but what is being done about the drug problem in our normally peaceful little town? At least on the surface, Whitehall has been a thriving little community in the past and even to...

 
 By Jo    Opinion    October 13, 2021

Dear Jo: 10/13/2021

Dear Jo, I need help! It’s been two years since my last confession. To be quite honest, it’s been almost that long since I have darkened a church doorstep. The problem is, if indeed it could be called a problem, is that it’s also been almost...

 

Spooky Spectaculars for Your Haunted Season

Ready for a few more flicks to help get you in the haunted magical mood for Halloween? THE WORST WITCH: A modern day family comedy, this is a fun light-hearted show for all ages. About a little witch...

 

Crowdfund Montana Launches Investment Platform for Local Businesses

A new investment platform has launched to empower Montana businesses to raise investment capital directly from the general public, helping entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses free from the control of traditional financial gatekeepers....

 

DPHHS Announces $31 Million For Child Care Providers

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) announced today that $31 million in federal funding is now available to Montanan child care providers via an online application. “Access to child care is an essential piece to the...

 

Judy Marie Wilson, 73

Our loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, Judy Marie Wilson, passed away at the age of 73 at her daughter's home in Bozeman on October 2nd after an extended illness. Judy was born in Butte...

 

Dale A. Gibson, 81

Dale was born in Billings, Montana on December 10, 1939, to Bub and Marie Gibson. He was the oldest of three sons; Ron is in New Mexico and Gene is in Bozeman. Dale married Alberta Cowles in June...

 

Gloria Jean Warren, 66

Gloria Jean Warren (age 66) passed away on Friday, October 1st, 2021, after a courageous and short battle with cancer. When she passed, she was at her home with her beloved husband of 30 years by her...

 

Robert Vernon "Goose" Shaw, 76

Our beloved Goose left his gaggle here on Earth October 6, 2021, to join his heavenly flock of family and friends. Goose was born August 15, 1945, in Whitehall, MT to Loren and Cena Shaw. Goose gradua...

 

Creating Fiction from History: Josaphyna Dundarsen

In turn of the century New England, short hair on women, even shoulder-length, brought the offending female under more than a bit of suspicion. Josaphyna Dundarsen was such a female! Not only did she...

 
 By Bill Lanes    Opinion    October 13, 2021

Connecting Point: Mandate of Mercy

In life we have an important choice between being merciful or vengeful. We most definitely are living currently in a culture that’s on pins and needles. People are at great odds over matters that shouldn’t drive us apart. The truth is, when someo...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: October 1921, Part 1

October 1921, Part 1 The Jefferson Valley was a busy place in 1895. The Sunlight Mine, Lime Spur, the Parrott Smelter project, and a large sawmill in Perry Canyon were just a few business endeavors...

 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: October 17, 1996

OCTOBER 17, 1996 The first Whitehall schools open house in years was held Oct. 9 for an appreciative audience. Dubbed “America Back to School Night,” the event featured more than just a chance for parents to visit with teachers. It also...

 

Future Trojans Tackle Flag Football

The Whitehall Trojan Flag Football teams played a great season and will complete their games on Thursday, October 14th. Coordinators would like to thank Whitehall High School Trojans Miles Hoerauf,...

 

Trojan XC Results from Cascade and 7 of 7 Meets

At the Cascade Invitational, held October 9, 2021 in Cascade, Whitehall Middle School Trojan boys took third as a team. Personal results are as follows: HIGH SCHOOL (5K) : Katie Frankman 27:00 and...

 

Name to a Face: Bruce Denny - Fencing and Family Man

Bruce Denny began his time in this world June 3, 1941 in Laurin, Montana and made quite the entrance when he arrived. Thought to be stillborn, and with attendants dealing with his mother's already...

 

Fall Festival Fun at Kleffner Ranch

Jefferson County Republicans invite everyone to their annual dinner fundraiser at Kleffner Ranch Barn on Sunday October 17th from 3 to 8 p.m. Fall Festival Family fun from 3 to 5 includes live music by Lance Handyside, horse-drawn hay-wagon rides...

 

Montana State Park of the Week Milltown State Park

Milltown State Park began as a river restoration Superfund and has grown into so much more! Located just outside of Bonner, MT, this park offers over 3 miles of beautiful trails. Abundant outdoor...

 

Whitehall Community Christmas Cantata Returns!

HALLELUJAH! The long-awaited Community Christmas Cantata is back! Everyone who loves music and singing and the joy of fellowship is invited to join in on the fun. The cantata this year is Hark the Herald and will be under the direction of Janet...

 

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