The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

Articles from the December 21, 2022 edition

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Investigation Dismantles Butte Drug Trafficking Organization with Ties to the Sinaloa Cartel

Many in Whitehall were aware of police activity several weeks ago at the Whitehall Post Office. However, until now, details of the event could not be released. At a press confference on Thursday,...

 

The Whitehall Ledger Has Moved to 405 West Legion

After nearly four decades at 15 West Legion, the Whitehall Ledger vacated the space on December 20, 2022, for its new home at 405 West Legion. Where is that? many have already asked. Some know it as the Headstart building, others as the wrestling...

 

Thought Provokers: 12/21/2022

Mrs. Clause never spends Christmas with her husband. Technically, fries w/ ketchup is eating fruits and vegetables. As kids, we wish for fake things to be real, but when we grow up we wish real things were fake. Batman has a vitamin D deficiency...

 

Dear Editor: Don't Allow This Blatant Assault on Montana's Citizens

Dear Editor, In the early 1970s, frustrated with the corporate boot that dominated and bullied Montanans, the state’s people rose up. Led by ordinary citizens like Pastor George Harper of Helena, local historian and mother of six Louise Cross of...

 

Elfie Selfie Week Three Winner

ELFIE SELFIE WEEK THREE WINNER: Marlee Learn found the infamous elfie on the shelfie and took a selfie! Great job spotting it - your prize is available at the Whitehall Ledger office! Be on the...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: December, Part II

December, Part 2 Those living in December 1896 would be amazed at how things seem to be repeating in 2022. Wheat crops were failing in the "old world" causing famine; four banks in the eastern U. S....

 

Between the Stacks: 12/21/2022

She is a quiet, unassuming little elf who spends the year doing amazing things for others. She needs no fancy titles, public recognition, or payment for her quiet service. It all started out when she was caring for a loved one who would not recover....

 

Connecting Point: Christmas Confusion

Christmas is in the air with school plays, business parties, and church, and community events. Last-minute decisions are being made about travel, or what will be served during the day’s celebration. Here in the Whitehall valley, there is no...

 

Trojans Defeated by Jefferson, Three Forks

On Thursday, December 15 Jefferson beat Whitehall 47-41. The defense played well while the offense struggled to put the ball in the hole. Whitehall had only 13 points after 3 quarters. The Trojans...

 

Hoerauf Places 2nd, Scafani 7th at CMR; Witzel and Wock Place 2nd at Great Falls

Trojan wrestling journeyed to Great Falls to participate in two different tournaments this passed weekend. On Friday, December 16, the CMR Holiday Classic started with both girl's and boy's divisions. This was the largest tournament in the state for...

 

Gianforte Welcomes Amazon

Governor Greg Gianforte announced Friday, December 16, 2022 that Amazon’s first facility in Montana is currently under construction in Missoula. Representing Amazon’s first major investment in Montana, the new facility will create more than 100...

 

Governor Gianforte Prohibits Use of TikTok for State Business, on State Equipment

Governor Greg Gianforte prohibited the use of TikTok on state equipment and for state business in Montana on Friday, December 16. In a memo to Chief Information Officer Kevin Gilbertson and executive agency directors, the governor cited TikTok’s...

 

FWP completes 829-acre addition to Mount Haggin WMA

With help from several partners, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks this month completed the purchase of an 829-acre addition to Mount Haggin Wildlife Management Area. The new parcel, known as the Willow Creek addition, is about 4 miles south of...

 

FWP Extends Comment Period on Draft Grizzly Bear Management Plan, Draft EIS

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is extending the public comment deadline on the draft grizzly bear management plan and associated draft environmental impact statement (EIS) to Feb. 4. The purpose of the draft plan and draft EIS is to guide the...

 

Wolf Trapping Opens in Most Occupied Grizzly Bear Habitat

Effective immediately, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is opening wolf trapping season in all areas of occupied grizzly bear habitat across the state, with the exception of deer and elk hunting district (HD) 130 in northwest Montana (See map). In...

 

COUSIN CLEAVON'S REDNECK COOKING: Yeti Mints

Yetis are close cousins of sasquatch. Yetis live in the Himalayas and other cold places, including Alaska, but just like humans, they like to visit their families at Christmas. So, when winter hits in Montana, Alaska yetis walk down to see their...

 

Creating Fiction from History: 12/21/2022

Mary Ann McGee was born to William and Margaret McGee on November the 8th, 1889, which, incidentally, was the day when Montana gained statehood. Where Mary started her life on this Earth is not so...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 12/11/2022

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11 00:24:53 Stranded Motorist: I-90 00:48:41 Public Works/Utilities: N Whitehall St 02:18:20 Suspicious: N Whitehall St 02:29:35 Suspicious: N Whitehall St 04:13:02 Extra Patrol: Yellowstone Trl 08:50:13 Medical: Quarter Horse Ln...

 

WHITEHALL TV CHANNEL 49.1: Week of 12/22/2022

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22 5:00PM PBS NEWSHOUR 6:00PM THIS OLD HOUSE 6:30PM ASK THIS OLD HOUSE 7:00PM ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: NAUGHTY OR NICE 8:00PM PBS NEWSHOUR 9:00PM AMANPOUR & COMPANY 10:00PM THIS OLD HOUSE 10:30PM ASK THIS OLD HOUSE 11:00PM LUCY...

 

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