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Jefferson County Welcomes New Vista Volunteer

Jefferson County's new Vista volunteer, David Butler, probably thought Montana winters were docile when he arrived three weeks ago; then the snow hit this weekend. For the Florida native, the past...

 

Name to a Face: Arlene Weber

Arlene Weber is the first generation in her family to be born in Montana, though her family has been here since 1910. Her father was born out of state; he would often tell her stories about his home s...

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

Jefferson County Health Department is grateful for the interest our residents have shown in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Currently vaccine supply is very limited. Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services receives a weekly allocation...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: February 1921

FEBRUARY 1921 PART 1 We will start with some news, as it was written, from the February 2 & 8, 1895 Whitehall Zephyr. The dance given by the band boys on the night of January 25th was not nearly...

 

Ledger: Looking Back 25 Years

Gail and Topper Giono were recognized Monday morning to 15 years of service to the Deerlodge National Forest above and beyond the call of duty. Topper is a deputy of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and his wife Gail is the Whitehall area...

 

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Cherry Upside Down Cake

a few important events to celebrate. In the United States, one such event is Presidents' Day, which this year will be observed on Monday, February 15. Presidents' Day honors both George Washington...

 

Bags Filled with Homemade Spaghetti Sauce, More Provided to Whitehall Residents

The ladies and gents of "Sincerely Paul Feeding His Sheep" did it once again this past Saturday, providing dozens of Whitehall residents with pantry fillers from their supply room. This giveaway...

 

Name to a Face: Bob Casagrande

Bob Casagrande was born and raised in Montana. He was raised on his grandparents ranch (The Salvagni Ranch) and was there every summer. He officially took roots in Whitehall in 1969, which was the...

 

Change in Phone # for COVID-19 Vaccine Wait List

Jefferson County Health Department is following the state of Montana COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution Plan. The State is providing vaccines according to their phased plan. We are actively moving from Phase 1A into Phase 1B. Currently, clinics are...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: January 1921, part 2

January 1921, Part 2 The "Our Town" articles will have an extra bonus this year. The first couple of paragraphs will be taken from an 1895 edition of the Jefferson Valley Zephyr and will be as...

 

Looking Back 25 Years: January 25, 1996

JANUARY 25, 1996 A semi-tractor trailer accident at the Whitehall I-90 interchange Saturday around noon sent three people to the hospital by ambulance. According to Highway Patrol Officer Nancy Antonioli, “We were very lucky we didn’t have any...

 

JANUARY: Thyroid Awareness Month

January is Thyroid Awareness Month, but unfortunately, up to 60% of people with thyroid disease are unaware that their thyroids are suffering. Not only does thyroid disease affect over 20 million people, thyroid medications are among the top 5...

 

Name To A Face: Laurell Ovitt, Nature's Artist

Laurell Ovitt is best known for her gorgeous original artwork, which she sells at the Whitehall Farmers Market and around town. However, there is much more to her than just her art. Laurell is a 4th generation Montana native who originally grew up...

 

For Your Information - Cardwell News

If you are into geo-cashing, Ray Hunt and his boys, Eon, Ember and Roam, have put together 30 plus of them. Ray is an amazing story-teller and knows how to entertain his boys with treasure hunts and various other projects. According to Grandpa Ron,...

 

Between The Stacks

One of the really great things about working in the Library is the chance to meet so many new residents in Whitehall. We have had people from all over the country coming to Montana and bringing their talents and willingness to share their skills...

 

Let's Talk ... National Debt

For a few years I have watched our National Debt as it soared at a frightening rate, much like watching a teenager with a credit card. A basic description of our nation’s debt is what money our government has borrowed from sources, such as private...

 

First Allotment of COVID-19 Vaccines Hit Jefferson County

Jefferson County Health Department has received its first allotment of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. We are currently receiving limited supplies of the vaccine and will follow CDC and Montana DPHHS recommendations for allocation. The vaccine will be...

 

Whitehall students receive sweatshirts

Since the creation of Montana Rail Link's Project Sweatshirt in 2014, a total of 16,243 sweatshirts featuring school colors and mascots have been presented as a gift to students and staff throughout the state. Last Thursday, students, and staff in Wh...

 

Chamber announces contest winners

The Whitehall Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of their 2020 Christmas Lights Contest. The winner of the residential contest was Jerry Ward at 404 2nd Street, and the winner of the...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: Dec. 1920 Part 2

(Please note a correction for December 1920, Part 1. Mr. Black's first name is Tanjor, not Tannor.) Another year is wrapping up. Kids are playing sports, people are getting married, organizations are selecting officers for the coming year. There are...

 

Jefferson County Radio Airing 'It's a Wonderful Life"

Jefferson County Radio continues its holiday programming with a special radio presentation performed by the Jefferson High School Drama Department. The radio adaptation of “It’s a Wonderful Life” has been recorded by the JHS drama department...

 

Jefferson County Radio playing "Country Sounds of the Season" through Christmas

Jefferson County Radio is getting into the holiday spirit playing “country sounds of the season.” The stations will be playing the special holiday music through Christmas day. The local stations will be featuring classic country artists Johnny...

 

Chamber hosting variety of 2020 holiday promotions

While organizers were unable to move forward with the traditional Christmas Stroll scheduled for Saturday, December 12, the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce is still putting together a family-friendly...

 

Community Christmas Celebration December 20

Covenant Community Church, along with others in the Whitehall area, is planning a Community Christmas Celebration on December 20th, at 4 p.m. on the lawn of The Education Station, located on the...

 

Rotary Club Completes Another Year of Service

Despite a restricted year, Whitehall Rotarians were still able to complete service projects and several ongoing fundraisers. Dishcloths sales were done during Frontier Days and would have been offered during the Christmas Stroll. The dish cloths...

 

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