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Articles from the November 20, 2019 edition

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  • Council discusses forming police force

    Jack H. Smith, Whitehall Ledger|Nov 20, 2019

    The Whitehall Town Council is exploring forming their own police department. They also want to examine contracting out the town's garbage service. The governing body voted unanimously last week to start taking a closer look at both issues. Town Clerk/Treasurer Summer Fellows said examining the issue is not about work done by the Jefferson County Deputies or dispatch. Fellows said the biggest complaint they get about law enforcement is about the thing's residents want enforced like loose dogs....

  • Star Theater Hosting Toys for Tots Event

    Jack H. Smith, Whitehall Ledger|Nov 20, 2019

    The Star Theater in Whitehall is once again helping give back local community with this week's Toys for Tots fundraiser. The charity event is scheduled for Friday, November 22 to Sunday, November 24 at the theater located at 25 W. Legion in Whitehall. Those who bring in a toy for a donation will receive a movie pass or have admission covered for this week's film. There will also be several silent auction items. According to theater manager Colton Anderson, past Toys for Tots drives have gone...

  • Column: Ham and Beans

    Jack H. Smith, Whitehall Ledger|Nov 20, 2019

    I really enjoy cooking and the weekends are my favorite time to put some time and effort into creating a great meal. It's never as much fun on weekdays because after a long day I really don't want to spend much time in the kitchen. A few weeks ago, I decided to make ham and beans and I started out early in the morning by putting some ham hocks in some stock, spices, beans, and vegetables and after a few hours, the house was really starting to smell good. I had purchased some pre-cooked ham and...

  • Flynn qualifies for nationals

    Jack H. Smith, Whitehall Ledger|Nov 20, 2019

    10 Whitehall High School graduate and current Dickinson State University runner Hunter Flynn has once again qualified for the NAIA National Cross Country Championships. Flynn will be competing this Friday at the event in Vancouver, Washington after qualifying November 8th at the North Star Conference Championships in Forest City, Iowa. Flynn finished sixth overall with a time of 26:54, averaging 5.24 minutes a mile. He earned all-conference honors and an individual spot at nationals. "It's an...

  • Michael T Franich

    Nov 20, 2019

    Michael T Franich, 67, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away Saturday November 16, after a tragic accident. Michael was born to Mike and Josephine Franich in Butte, Montana in 1952, graduated from Butte High School in 1970 and married his high school sweetheart Michele in 1973. They had two children Micheal (little Mike) and Kimberly. Michael was a long time trucker and in 1981 he moved his family to start a ranching life in Whitehall, MT. Michael always had many irons in the fire...

  • 22nd annual Wreath Auction December 7

    Bridget Morse, Whitehall Saddle Club|Nov 20, 2019

    ou are invited to participate in the 22nd annual Wreath Auction. December 7th 2019. At a Whitehall Saddle Club meeting on 1989, after a long year of Barrel Races, O-Mok-See's, Horse Shows, and Rodeos a group of Whitehall Saddle Club members thought a Community Open House at the WSC Club House would be a great way to give back. As the plans progressed, they decided to pair the event with Whitehall's Stroll night, and to raise awareness of the Whitehall Food Pantry. The plans included community...

  • Vehicle Damages School Property

    Nov 20, 2019

    On the evening of Friday, November 15 between 11 pm and midnight, a small silver crossover SUV drove south down Main Street and straight through the elementary school fence. The chain-link fence is certain to have caused noticeable damage and scratching to the vehicle's paint. In addition, the vehicle's small rear antenna was broken off and left at the scene. The vehicle drove across the school playground and exited through a small gap on the fence by the high school parking lot. The incident...