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Articles from the October 26, 2022 edition

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  • Hagerty and Hensleigh Vie for Jefferson County Commissioner Seat

    ELIZABETH PULLMAN, Whitehall Ledger|Oct 26, 2022

    Jefferson County Commissioner candidates Mary Janacaro-Hensleigh and Dan Hagerty, both from Whitehall, are looking forward to Election Day on November 8th, both admitting it will be nice once the race for the Commissioner seat is complete. “Honestly, I’m tired of political campaigns in general,” Hensleigh said with a laugh. Hensleigh is currently the town of Whitehall’s mayor, and has been for the last 10 years; she will release the position to Town Council Chair Roy Milligan should she be elected as County Commissioner. “It should be very s...

  • Fall Festival Costume Contest

    Oct 26, 2022

  • Complete Works of Shakespeare at Star Theatre Wednesday, November 2

    ELIZABETH PULLMAN, Whitehall Ledger|Oct 26, 2022

    Whitehall non-profit Gold Junction Presents is proud to bring The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Revised) to Whitehall's Star Theatre on Wednesday, November 2 at 7:30 PM. This event is free to the public, though donations are appreciated. Now in its 50th year, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks' presents their production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Revised). This energy-filled production attempts to prove that three actors can do the impossible: act...

  • New Mural Going Up Thursday at Jefferson Fresh Foods

    JOHN KREIS, Whitehall Chamber of Commerce|Oct 26, 2022

    Wow, we’re finally there, the Lewis and Clark mural located on Jefferson Fresh Foods is going up this Thursday (weather permitting)to replace the original weathered mural. Local contractor Tim Geary has agreed to donate personal time to remove the old mural and put the new mural in place. The old mural originally painted by artist Kit Mather with calligraphy done by Carilyn Jenkin has been a beautiful, special, signature for our community’s enthusiasm for art and history. The Whitehall Chamber is looking for a new home for the old mural, tho...

  • Thought Provokers: 10/26/2022

    Oct 26, 2022

    The taller the person the more freaked out they are by people taller than themselves. Spiderman can only operate in a small number of Earth’s cities. In most of them, he’d be virtually useless. Many people are choosing to live their own version of the Truman Show by voluntarily sharing all aspects of their lives on social media. Most people that you know have a memory of you that you have no memory of. Being considered cute to humans is probably the single best evolutionary strategy. Sometime in your 40s, you are likely to hit the halfway mar...

  • Dear Editor: Read the Voters Pamphlet

    ARCYLLE SHAW|Oct 26, 2022

    Dear Editor, It’s less than two weeks until the mid-term elections. I would encourage each of us to become well-informed voters. This means some research, and that takes time. Who can you trust? Follow the money and find some trustworthy people to answer questions. Read thoroughly the ‘Voter’s Pamphlet’ from the Sec. of State. Thomas Jefferson said, “If we are to guard against ignorance and remain free, it is the responsibility of every American to be informed.” That includes city, county, state, and federal offices. Remember it’s a priv...

  • Dear Editor: Oh, Pie!

    LORIE STEERMAN|Oct 26, 2022

    Dear Editor, I would like to commend the Whitehall Garden Club on their pie event during the Fall Festival last weekend. This enthusiastic crew donned festive pie hats and put on a fun event in the Star Theatre. Whole pies were auctioned off at a silent auction to benefit many non-profits, and slices of pie were sold individually. (Yes, I sampled my fair share). Thank you for hosting the pie auction, and for your cheerful atmosphere! Pie, pie hats, it doesn’t get any more fun than this! Lorie Steerman Whitehall, Montana...

  • Dear Editor: Shop Local


    Dear Editor, I am not perfect by any means, particularly when it comes to the subject of this letter. At the danger of retracing our steps in what’s probably familiar territory, I again wanted to bring up the subject of Shop Local. I totally understand sometimes it just makes better sense, financially speaking, to shop over the hill in Butte, a bit further in the opposite direction in Bozeman. or up the pass in Helena. Sometimes, if I’m going to be in one of these cities for whatever reason, I might end up doing my shopping at Walmart or som...

  • Fall Festival Pumpkin Patch at Redman Orchard

    Oct 26, 2022

  • Fishpond Centennial on Veteran's Day

    ARLENE WEBER, Whitehall Rotary Club|Oct 26, 2022

    The Whitehall Rotary Club and the local VFW and American Legion will hold a joint celebration of the 100th anniversary of the historic fishpond on November 11th starting at 12:30 PM at the fishpond. The program of approximately 30 minutes will include a history of the pond and several songs performed by the Whitehall High School band. A reception will be held at the Community Center following the program. The pond was constructed in 1922 in honor of World War I veterans. In the early years it was maintained by the veteran groups, then the...

  • Our Town 100 Years Ago: October Part II

    ARLENE WEBER, Jefferson Valley Museum|Oct 26, 2022

    In late October 1896, the focus was on the upcoming November election. But there was plenty of other news on the front page. A hurricane caused severe damage to resorts at Coney Island, a Brit beat American Johnny Murphy for the bantamweight boxing world title, and notorious highwayman Albert Hence Downen is arrested in Denver and confesses to at least 50 hold-ups around Denver. The focus in Whitehall was also leaning toward the election but regular life continued on as well. The following are...

  • Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 10/22/1997

    RITA BROWN, Whitehall Ledger|Oct 26, 2022

    October 22, 1997 The Supreme Court oral argument briefings on the Whitehall water improvement project were delayed due to the Montana Attorney General’s request for a 10-day delay. The delay was apparently not caused by other - or higher priority - workloads. Rather, the delay was from the relative importance of the case. Neither Bullock nor Baker would say the Whitehall water project case had more importance than other cases they worked on, but both understood the case did not contain itself to the limits of Whitehall. The Whitehall water impr...

  • Jefferson County Museum Presents... A Ghostly Gathering

    MELODY PESTA, Jefferson County Museum|Oct 26, 2022

    Ellen Baumler will be at the Jefferson County Museum ( 5 North Main Street, Clancy) on Saturday, October 29 at 3 PM for ghost stories she has researched. If the crowd is too large for the museum, we will move to Clancy Methodist Church. The Book Seller will be open 1-3 PM before the start of the lecture in the Community Room of the ORSH. History and the supernatural are the canvas for this program that intertwines the past with the present. Historian, storyteller, and award-winning author Ellen Baumler weaves a ghostly web in a...

  • What is the First Christian Church of Whitehall All About?

    Oct 26, 2022

    First Christian Church of Whitehall. We are not the Disciples of Christ, nor do we affiliate with or support any nonbiblical religious institutions. We believe in the Holy Word of God. We do not subscribe to doctrines or philosophies that are not biblical (i.e., Calvinism, legalism, liberalism). We are a biblical Restoration Church who believe in the almighty God who created our world and all that is in it. We believe in Jesus Christ, the Messiah and Son of God who was born to a virgin, and walked the Earth as a man for a role model to all...

  • Roy E. Millegan, 96

    Oct 26, 2022

    Roy E. Millegan was born in Helena, Montana on August 16th, 1926 to James Roy Millegan and Effie (Lidolph) Millegan, growing up on a part of the homestead his grandfather Wallace and Martha Millegan established in the 1860s. They were noted Montana pioneers having come to Bannack in the 1860s gold rush. Survivors include his wife, Vera; son, Roy E. Millegan Jr. of Las Vegas (wife/partner Dorothy Pitman) stepdaughter Barbara Peterson of Las Vegas and stepson, Daniel Glover (wife Dorothy) also of... Full story

  • This Month in Montana History

    RAE BRUCE, Jefferson County Museum|Oct 26, 2022

    October 3rd, 1825, 197 years ago: Thomas J. Galbraith is born in Pennsylvania. He became the first elected Judge for the Fifth Judicial District of Montana in 1889 and served until 1893. October 17th, 1855, 167 years ago: The Judith River treaty is signed by representatives of Piegan, Blood, Blackfoot, Atsina, Salish, Kalispel, and Kootenai tribes, making areas in the northeast and southern Montana, including what would become Jefferson County, common hunting ground. October 13th, 1863, 159...

  • Pool Shark Report: Week of 10/20/2022

    Oct 26, 2022

    Week of 10-20-2022 TEAM Kbar #1: 14 wins 3 lost Mint #2: 13 wins 4 lost MEN Will Bowen: 4 wins 0 loss Gordy Lyons: 4 wins 0 loss Ernie Smith: 4 wins 0 loss WOMEN Leslie Dyson: 3 wins 1 lost Dorothy Griffith: 2 wins 2 lost Ellen Wagner: 2 wins 2 lost...

  • GJP Carnival Brings in $700+ for Local Causes

    Oct 26, 2022

    The Gold Junction Presents Carnival was moved into the Borden's conference room due to weather, but over 700 tickets were sold for the twelve games held inside, ran by local organizations and non-profits....

  • Third Graders Receive Dictionaries

    ARLENE WEBER, Whitehall Rotary Club|Oct 26, 2022

    The Whitehall Rotary Club completed their annual distribution in October of dictionary/reference books to local third graders. Third grade students in Harrison, Cardwell and Whitehall receive the books each school year. The books are purchased from The Dictionary Project, a national non-profit that promotes literacy. The books contain a basic dictionary along with sections on the U.S. Constitution, the U.S. states, world countries, the planets, world maps, weights and measures, sign language...

  • Montana Old Time Fiddle Jam at Mint November 6

    Oct 26, 2022

    The Montana Old Time Fiddlers will present an Old Time Fiddle Jam at the Mint Bar at 1 E. Legion in uptown Whitehall, on Sunday, November 6th, from 2 to 6 PM. The program is free and open to the public, and dancing is encouraged! Guitar, Mandolin, and Banjo players are welcome to participate in the jam – and anyone can just come to hear some great old-time fiddle music. The Montana Old Time Fiddlers are dedicated to preserving old-time fiddle music in Montana, providing educational and performance opportunities for all. For more info call D...

  • Cardwell School to Present MCT's Little Mermaid Friday, October 28

    Oct 26, 2022

    Audiences of all ages will get a fresh look at an age-old favorite this Friday, October 28 at 6 pm, when the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) and more than 34 local students present THE LITTLE MERMAID at the Cardwell School Gym. The local cast features Lilly Howell as the Little Mermaid, Celia. Also featured are her two sisters, Delia, played by Emalynn Coombe and Amelia, played by MCTs Nina Ballon. Gil, the Merboy next door will be played by Gavyn Coombe and the country singin’ Starfish will be played by Trace Simon. The Royal family inc...

  • Transitions at St. James Physical Therapy Clinic

    Oct 26, 2022

    On Monday, October 24, the St. James Physical Therapy Clinic in Whitehall said goodbye and thank you to Gus Trost, who has been a staple at the center since 2007. Trost has accepted a position at St. James Hospital in Butte. He admits he is going to miss this clinic "big time." Whitehall will miss you, Gus. Trost is replaced by Kim Kansen, who had previously been working at a Helena outpatient PT clinic. Kansen, who completed one of her rotations at Whitehall Medical Clinic in 2021, is excited...

  • Between the Stacks: 10/26/2022

    JEANNIE FERRISS, Whitehall Community Library|Oct 26, 2022

    Our Homeschool Roundup has decided to meet every other week in November to do different types of activities and network with others around the area. If you are a homeschooled family and would like to attend, just drop in. The dates in November are the 1st, 15th, and 29th. There is no cost for supplies or programs. For more information call the Library at 287-3763. Deanna Mydland will be here on Friday for the day to celebrate Halloween with our preschoolers during Storytime. She always has centers, activities, music, and games to teach our...


    Oct 26, 2022

    Rich Shepard was awarded Judge's choice for his chili at Whitehall's Fall Festival before he was dragged off by zombies. The people's choice winner were Ron & Laurie Stolba....


    Oct 26, 2022

    High Peaks Federal Credit Union came in first place for People's Choice with 59 votes, followed closely by the KBar with 56 votes. Judges Choice was awarded to Freedom Floral....

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