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  • Permit Required to Salvage Vehicle-Killed Deer, Elk, Moose and Antelope

    MORGAN E. JACOBSEN, Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks|Nov 30, 2022

    Anyone wanting to salvage a road-killed deer, elk, moose are antelope must obtain a Vehicle-Killed Wildlife Salvage Permit. These are available at no cost and must be obtained within 24 hours of the time a person takes an animal into their possession. Permits are available either through law enforcement officers on the scene of collisions or online on the FWP website. As a reminder, any salvaged animal must be removed in its entirety from the roadway by the permittee. The animal may be field dressed before it leaves the area but entrails or any...

  • Whitehall's Christmas Events Begin Next Wednesday, Carry Through Weekend

    ELIZABETH PULLMAN, Whitehall Ledger|Nov 30, 2022

    The holidays are upon us and Whitehall is a bustling place to be in the upcoming weeks! Don’t miss out on all the fun, which begins on Wednesday, the 8th, and leads right up to Christmas and New Years! MONDAY, DECEMBER 5 and WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7: WHS Madrigal Dinner at 6:30 PM in the multi-purpose room. Festivities include music, dancing, contests, skits, and medieval meal. $30 per person, contact school at 287-3462 for tickets. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8: Arctic Heat Ladies Christmas Cookie and Gift Exchange. Bring three dozen of your finest...

  • Star Theatre Offering Multiple Holiday Movies in December

    ELIZABETH PULLMAN, Whitehall Ledger|Nov 30, 2022

    The Star Theatre is busting out the best of the best Christmas movies and is offering them to all in December! The free Christmas series begins with Scrooged on Thursday, December 8th, continues with It’s a Wonderful Life on Thursday, December 15th, and concludes with Elf on Thursday, December 22nd. All films are free admission and will begin at 7 PM....

  • Dear Editor: China Funds Universities

    JIM BUTERBAUGH|Nov 30, 2022

    Dear Editor, As Vladimir Lenin said: control education, control the future. Well, it was something to that effect. Other nations understand this and use it to some extent in the United States. But no one has influenced education in the U.S. as China has. And yet most parents in America are unaware. A 2021 Lawfare Project poll notes that almost 60% do not know that China and other countries are major contributors to colleges. In 2021, the University of Houston received $32 million dollars from the Dalian Maritime University, which is run by the...

  • Dear Editor: Government Needs to Get Off Our Backs

    DON LEPINSKY|Nov 30, 2022

    Dear Editor, Will congress enact more corporate tax cuts now that Republicans have taken control of the House of Representatives? Will they extend current corporate tax cuts? How about tax cuts for the rest of us? That’s right, 95% of us do not own stocks and bonds. The bottom 95% of us on the income hierarchy are subject to individual federal tax rates that range from 10% to as high as 37%! What about us? I understand the necessity of paying taxes. Infrastructure, Social Security, Medicare, and the military are some of the necessary...

  • Thought Provokers: 11/30/2022

    Nov 30, 2022

    The ad for the first tv with colors must’ve been in black and white. Nothing makes you sweat like remembering you didn’t put on deodorant. Giraffes probably don’t know what their own farts smell like. It’s stupid to hate yourself for past mistakes when you don’t even know if these mistakes prevented even bigger mess-ups. It seems the richer and more famous someone gets, the more things they receive for free. Older televisions gave off that fuzzy static feeling when you touched the screen, and newer ones do not. Soon it will become a...

  • Just Ask Georgia: 11/30/2022

    Georgia|Nov 30, 2022

    Georgia, I have a question, My daughter is fourteen and still sleeps with a buys stuffed animals. How do I get to stop? This is so embarrassing! Too Old For Stuffies Dear Too Old, You need to grow up! Yes, you! How does what your daughter sleeps with, in the privacy of her own bed, embarrass you? I am an aged adult and I still sleep with a teddy bear. I use it because it supports my arm and besides that, it is cute as heck! Maybe your daughter needs emotional support and comfort... probably from you... as you don’t seem the most loving...

  • Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 11/26/1997

    RITA BROWN, Whitehall Ledger|Nov 30, 2022

    November 26, 1997 The Town of Whitehall was one of the fastest growing areas in Montana, according to statistics released by the Montana Department of Commerce. The incorporated Town of Whitehall grew 24.3% from April 1990 to July 1996, a change in population from 1,067 residents in 1990 to 1,326 residents in 1996. The statistics showed a population increase of 53 residents (1,273 to 1,326) from July 1995 to July 1996. The information showed Boulder grew 20.7% during the same period, and Three Forks grew 23.1%. Dillon by 9.5%, Ennis by 29.4 %,...

  • PTSA Announces Holiday Season Plans

    KYLIE HANSEN, Whitehall PTSA|Nov 30, 2022

    I wanted to update everyone on what has been going on with the Whitehall Schools PTSA. Our goal this year is to be more involved in community events and bring the community together with lasting memories. Since our first meeting for the year in September, we realized we had BIG ideas for our small town. We knew this would mean a lot of fundraising. Our first fundraiser was small but more or less about being involved. We joined in on the organization and planning of the fall festival carnival....

  • Holiday Stress Relief Yoga Class

    BETHEL WAGNER, Sage Wellness Center|Nov 30, 2022

    Lou Rae Yoga and Sage Wellness Center will be holding a Holiday Stress Relief Kriya Yoga Class on Saturday, December 10th from 10 AM to 12 PM at The Education Station, located on the corner of Legion and Division. Instructor Lauren Rae Bleck will guide participants through breath, postures, and a final meditation designed to increase vitality and reduce stress during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. She will conclude the class with a relaxing sound bath. All levels of yoga students...

  • Connecting Point: Cultivating Grace

    BILL LANES|Nov 30, 2022

    I hope you had a great time with your family and friends this Thanksgiving. Traditions comprise a large portion of our daily lives, many without much thought or effort. Certainly, Thanksgiving dinners involve much effort, but I’m referring more to our attitude or disposition. Are we motivated by genuine gratitude, or do we pass out thanks carelessly? Most of us say “thank you” without much thought or emotion. It’s customary to thank the waitress when she brings the meal to the table. Are we thankful when the wait is long for that meal?...

  • Tom James Poston, 79

    Nov 30, 2022

    Tommy (Tom) James Poston, 79 of Council Grove, Kansas passed away November 9, 2022, at Brookdale Shawnee Alzheimer & Dementia Care Center in Shawnee, Kansas. Tom was born to James and Vivian Poston on October 14, 1943, in Morenci, Arizona. Tom graduated from Whitehall High School in Whitehall, Montana. Upon graduation, Tom was drafted into the U.S. Army serving a tour of duty in Vietnam. Tom and Lynda Dains were married shortly after he returned from overseas. They had two daughters. Tom... Full story

  • Donations Help Most Vulnerable Facing Disasters, Global Emergencies, Blood Crisis

    MATT OCHSNER, American Red Cross|Nov 30, 2022

    2022 has been a year of crisis for families across the country — from Hurricane Ian in Florida to historic flooding in Montana to the first-ever national American Red Cross blood crisis. “Whether a crisis is felt by an entire community or a single person, it turns lives upside down — especially for the most vulnerable,” said Nicole Sirak Irwin, regional CEO of the Red Cross of Idaho, Montana and East Oregon. “This holiday season, join us to provide help and hope for people in need during future emergencies by making a financial...

  • Trojan Wrestlers Look Forward to 22-23 Season

    STEVE SACRY, WHS Wrestling Coach|Nov 30, 2022

    The Whitehall Wrestling Team is looking forward to an exciting year. Led by returning state place winners Miles Hoerauf and Leo Scafani and joined by a large team of wrestlers, the team is planning on leaving its mark on the mats this year. Along with Hoerauf and Scafani, the other seniors are Dane Hoover, Michael Reiff, Karson Klapan, Kyle Denny, Gavin Watson, Harley Dunn, Nick Denny, Blake DuBois, and Blake Ritz. Other returning members are juniors Ivar Radcliffe, Isaac Skogen, and Wesley...

  • Pool Shark Report: 11/10 and 11/17

    DOROTHY GRIFFITH, Whitehall Pool League|Nov 30, 2022

    Week of 11-10-2022 TEAM Kbar #2 14 wins 3 lost Mint #3 14 wins 3 lost MEN 4 wins, no losses: Tyler Blair, Dean Bowen, Rick Kelley WOMEN Ellen Wagner 3 wins 1 lost Shawna Amidon 2 wins 2 lost Terry Chadwick 2 wins 2 lost Week of 11-17-2022 TEAM Mint #3 16 wins 1 lost K Bar #1 11 wins 6 lost MEN 4 wins, no losses: Tyler Blair, Will Bowen, Rick Kelley, Dwayne McClanahan, Jay Von Bergen WOMEN Leslie Dyson 3 wins 1 lost Dorothy Griffith 2 wins 2 lost Ellen Wagner 2 wins 2 lost...

  • Between the Stacks: 11/30/2022

    JEANNIE FERRISS, Whitehall Community Library|Nov 30, 2022

    The Holocaust Project will meet this week on Thursday, December 1st, at 6:30 PM for a combination meeting of November and December. The committees will meet at 5:30 PM followed by the book discussion group at 6:30 PM. There are many things to work on including an evening with former news reporter Mike Dennison, the Survivor/Rescuer Fair, and spring speaking engagements. The book discussion group is open to anyone who would like to join. For more information, please contact the Library at 287-3763. In December Lit to Flics will be discussing...

  • Whitehall Sustainability Committee Grant Cycle Open

    ELIZABETH PULLMAN, Whitehall Ledger|Nov 30, 2022

    The Whitehall Sustainability Committee (WSC), with oversight from Golden Sunlight Mine, was formed in 2022 to help Golden Sunlight rank community projects in the Whitehall area by a local advisory group. In 2022 the WSC funded $135,000 worth of projects in the form of the upcoming playground on Legion Avenue and the upcoming daycare facility next to the Whitehall Schools. The project funding cycle is once again open and accepting project proposals until February 1, 2023. Think big, think the legacy of Golden Sunlight and what they hope to...

  • Celebrate the Holidays with Montana Historical Society

    DEB MITCHELL, Montana Historical Society|Nov 30, 2022

    Join the Montana Historical Society for holiday cheer on Saturday, Dec. 10 for a full day of fun. From 9 AM to 5 PM in our lobby at 225 No. Roberts in Helena, private collector Mike Smith will share 40 years of extraordinary Christmas treasure collecting. The 1860s to 1910s were the golden age of Santa Claus, when the focus of Christmas festivities shifted toward the celebration of the joy and imagination of the years of childhood. A rising middle class of consumers and a spectacular new method of color printing called chromolithography...

  • MONTANA PARK OF THE WEEK Elkhorn State Park

    Nov 30, 2022

    Traveling along gravel secondary roads outside of Boulder, you'll find the once thriving town of Elkhorn, now one of the smallest state parks in the state. See the remnants of this 19th-century mining town preserved as examples of frontier architecture. Three-quarters of a mile up the main road that runs through town (just outside of the state park property) lies the town cemetery where visitors can see the tombstone of Swiss miner Peter Wys who originally discovered the silver veins in the...

  • Living With Grizzlies as Neighbors

    MOLLY ABSOLON, Writers on the Range|Nov 30, 2022

    When I was working with a Kenyan outdoor instructor in Wyoming's Wind River Range a couple of decades ago, he surprised me one day by saying, "Hiking here feels like a walk in the park." With armed guards, he was used to moving through wild places in Africa full of dangerous animals. He said he always felt vigilant on those trips, but in Wyoming's Winds? We weren't going to be threatened by anything larger than a GORP-seeking squirrel. But now, grizzlies have returned to the Wind River Range, a...

  • RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Chicken Stew with Herb Dumplings

    Nov 30, 2022

    Who couldn't use a little more free time in his or her day? Slow cookers can create that by enabling home chefs to set their ingredients to simmer early in the day and then head to work, school, recreational activities, pretty much whatever they need to get done, as the food cooks. Not being beholden to the kitchen is a benefit slow cookers offer. Since slow cookers cook foods slowly at low temperatures, they are quite handy and even can help people save money. Tougher cuts of meat or poultry...

  • Creating Fiction from History: 11/30/2022

    CHARLES HADDON SHANK|Nov 30, 2022

    Technically, Anya wasn't Russian. Though she had lived in a rural area just south of Moscow since she was three, Anya Mussorgsky was actually from the good ole U.S. of A. She had been adopted by Russian diplomat and statesman Maxim Petrov Mussorgsky and his wife, Lady Katarina, during a routine visit to New York City. At the time, New York City was still a gathering point for much of the growing world's political business. As the young couple was not able to have children of their own, they...

  • Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 11/20/2022

    Nov 30, 2022

    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20 01:45:12 Suspicious: N Main St 09:58:26 Civil: Hot Springs Rd 11:44:15 Medical: N Whitehall St 12:20:50 Dog at Large: Corbett Lp 13:22:56 911 Hang Up: Division St 14:47:32 Civil Standby: Hwy 55 17:18:33 Abandoned Vehicle: Pipestone Rd 17:20:30 Traffic Stop: I-90 18:07:37 Traffic Stop: N Whitehall St 20:35:25 Traffic Offense: I-90 21:05:40 Suspicious: I-90 21:38:58 Traffic Stop: I-90 22:45:24 Traffic Stop: I-90 MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21 00:34:47 Traffic Stop: N Whitehall St 07:08:44 911 Hang Up: I-90 09:50:09 Stranded Motorist:...

  • Horoscopes: Week of 11/30/2022

    Nov 30, 2022

    ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 This week no one can help you but yourself, Aries. You have to figure out a way to get to the bottom of a problem on your own. But then the reward will be twice as sweet. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 There are a few obstacles in your path this week, Taurus. But nothing you can’t get around. If you have a few people help you out, your work will be even easier to manage. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, when a current plan of attack isn’t working out quite right, you may have to approach it from a different direction. A new angle can...

  • Whitehall TV Channel 49.1: Week of 12/1/2022

    Nov 30, 2022

    THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1 5:00PM PBS NEWSHOUR 6:00PM THIS OLD HOUSE 6:30PM ASK THIS OLD HOUSE 7:00PM BROADCHURCH PT 6 8:00PM PBS NEWSHOUR 9:00PM AMANPOUR & COMPANY 10:00PM BROADCHURCH PT 6 11:00PM LA OTRA MIRADA: WAY OF THE CROSS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2 5:00PM PBS NEWSHOUR 6:00PM WASHINGTON WEEK 6:30PM FIRING LINE 7:00PM MOLLY OF DENALI 7:30PM DINING WITH THE CHEF 8:00PM PBS NEWSHOUR 9:00PM AMANPOUR & COMPANY 10:00PM WASHINGTON WEEK 10:30PM FIRING LINE 11:00PM ICON: MUSIC THROUGH THE LENS - ON CAMERA SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3 5:00PM ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: MODERN...

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