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Jefferson County Sheriff's Report: Week of 5/8/2022

SUNDAY, MAY 8, 2022 01:05:04 Suspicious Vehicle: W Legion St 10:38:14 Civil Standby: N Jefferson St 14:37:54 Traffic Stop: Hwy 2 W 14:58:52 Traffic Stop: W Legion St 18:08:25 Motor Vehicle Accident (Injury): I-90 18:30:02 911 Open Line: I-90...

 

Op-Ed: Proposed Initiative 191 Would Hurt River Access

I have spent nearly 20 years guiding anglers on Montana rivers and streams in Southwest Montana. After 10 years as a guide, I became an outfitter in 2015 and have been operating my small business ever since. Montana, and its waters, are treasures....

 

Cousin Cleavon's Redneck Cooking: Awesome Possum Tossum

Last week a relative of mine was visiting from Australia. She is my grandfather's third cousin's adopted sister's friend's next-door mate, in Montana hunting jackalopes and snipe. She had pretty good...

 

It's a Spherical-Miracle!

I used to adore hard edges and corners. My favorite things growing up were edgy. I played with wooden building blocks for hours. Oh sure, I had a frivolous fling with Play-Doh. But my true love was...

 

Creating Fiction From History: 5/18/2022

James Robert Bennet III was born into it, one might say! Making a grand entry into this world in late June of 1883, the 23rd, to be precise, Jim-Bob emerged into this life in the local physician's off...

 

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Spinach Pantry Souffle

On those days when home cooks are searching the cupboards and refrigerator for some culinary inspiration, they need look no further than the egg carton. Often relegated to breakfast time, eggs can be the main ingredient or star of meals at any time o...

 

Between the Stacks: 5/11/2022

This week the Friends of the Library will be meeting on Thursday, May 12, at 5 PM at the Library. This great group of people helps in a variety of different areas concerning the different library projects. Besides helping staff with the day-to-day ta...

 

Whitehall Garden Club News - May

In the merry, merry month of May, the Whitehall Garden Club started their meeting with a delectable breakfast table including a deeply delicious deep dish sausage egg bake (say that 3 times) and...

 
 By DAVID PARKER    Community    May 11, 2022

Liberty Place Lights On V: On Air May 19th

We are very excited about this year’s performance, for a couple of reasons. First, though it was a fun experience playing outside on the green last year, we are looking forward to the energy and atmosphere of the theater again. Secondly, we are...

 
 By RITA BROWN    Community    May 11, 2022

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: May 1 & 7, 1997

May 1, 1997 Trojan Educator of the Week was Mike Welsh, a PE instructor at WHS. Mr. Welch, who has been with the district for three years, was nominated for his excellent PE and weights programs, as well as relating well with students. Mr. Welch enjo...

 

Last Chance to Sign up for the Fun Run! Don't Miss Out!

Join the 5K Walk n Talk Fun Run on May 14, a fundraiser for the Whitehall PTSA. Registration forms are available at the Whitehall Ledger and the elementary school front desk. Early registration has been extended through Wednesday, May 11....

 

White, Reiff, and Wagner Retain Seats on Whitehall School Board

After the May 3 School Board election vote, it is official that James Reiff and Jenelle White were reelected for their three-year terms, while Bobbi Wagner retained her two-year term. Reiff and White had been up against newcomer Pod Moriarty....

 
 By MARTA VARELA    Community    May 4, 2022

Cottage Industries - Montana Style: Montana Jams and Candles

Made in Whitehall, using all-natural ingredients, Pati McLaughlin creates about 20 different jams and jellies, daughter-in-law Brandy Yates with her soy candles and wax melts of 25 to 35 different...

 

Between the Stacks: 5/4/2022

The Library is again hosting Teen Mental Health First Aid on May 6, 2022, from 8 AM to 5 PM. This important workshop is free and open to the public who wish to help prevent suicide in our young...

 

A Brief History of Whitehall: Part II

A prominent feature that draws visitors to this Jefferson Valley community are the twelve Lewis and Clark murals depicting the Corps of Discovery's passage thru the landscape. In 1999, residents creat...

 

Creating Fiction from History: 5/4/2022

"But I don't want you to go!" Janice had already been bereft of her father; now her mother was getting ready to leave her an actual orphan. Yes, she had plenty of aunts and uncles to live with; in...

 

MONTANA STATE PARK OF THE WEEK: Hell Creek State Park

Located on the Hell Creek Arm of Fort Peck Lake, you'll find excellent facilities for water sports and a bounty of walleye, lake trout, northern pike, and small-mouth bass to fish. Plus, there is a...

 

COUSIN CLEAVON'S REDNECK COOKING: Mythical Pork Rinds

Here in Montana, you hear a lot about the mythical creature called the Man-Bear-Pig. I was sitting around the fire last weekend with my family and Uncle Jim-Bob told a hero story of how he saved...

 

Whitehall TV Channel 49.1: Week of 5/5/2022

SPECIAL NOTICE: The History of Waterloo, Montana by Ron Hunt, and Historic Buildings and Homes in Whitehall by Arlene Weber will be broadcast on Whitehall Low Power TV channel 49.2. These programs will be played back at 1 PM, 3 PM, 5 PM, 7 PM and 9 P...

 

B-Y's Youth Rodeo Saturday, May 7

The longest running youth rodeo in the state of Montana, the BY's 4-H Club Youth Rodeo, is scheduled to take place May 7 at the Whitehall Rodeo Grounds. According to organizers, in 1962 members of...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: April 1896 and 1922, Part II

April of 1896 was not much different in weather than today. There was snow and cold; but, a welcome for the moisture that the disparate spring weather was bringing. The following news is taken as...

 

Compost Demonstration May 4 at WGC Meeting

Did you know backyard composting can be as easy as following a recipe? Kaleena Miller, extension agent for Jefferson and Madison counties will demonstrate the recipe for a successful compost pile at the Whitehall Garden Club’s May meeting on...

 
 By ASTA BOWEN    Community    April 27, 2022

A Do-It-Yourself, Homegrown National Park

National parks have been getting a lot of love since the pandemic, so much that this summer you need reservations at many. For example, you must make a reservation just to drive Montana's legendary...

 

Between the Stacks: 4/27/2022

The Library will be hosting another workshop on Teen Mental Health First Aid on May 6 from 8 AM to 5 PM. This important workshop is free and open to the public who wish to help prevent suicide in our...

 
 By TIM GALLEN    Community    April 27, 2022

Hunting for a Home? Consider These Financial Factors

From low inventory to higher prices and climbing interest rates, the housing market nationwide continues to present challenges for individuals and families as they home hunt. “With so many market factors beyond buyers’ control, it’s vital to...

 

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