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  • Council Revisits Clerk/ Treasurer Job Split Request

    ELIZABETH PULLMAN, Whitehall Ledger|May 22, 2024

    It felt a bit like deja vu at the May 21, 2024, meeting of the Whitehall Town Council, though the outcome of the evening’s meeting was a bit different than that of the April meeting. The issue of splitting the Clerk/treasurer job was once again broached. Councilman Roy McBride called a point-of-order before questioning whether revisiting this issue after last month’s vote was legal. Mayor Mary Janacaro-Hensleigh answered, saying that she had spoken with Town Attorney Ed Guza and that because it was being brought back at the request of Cou...

  • Whitehall Third Graders Visit the Big Red Barn

    DIANE JENSEN, Jefferson Valley Museum|May 22, 2024

    Third-grade students from Whitehall Elementary School participated in an end-of-the-year field trip to our local Jefferson Valley Museum. Given the nickname the "Big Red Barn" by a few participating students, teams of two went on a scavenger hunt on museum grounds trying to locate specific items. Following the scavenger hunt, students used braille LEGOS to spell their first names and museum-specific vocabulary words. All scavenger hunt participants received an ice cream coupon from A&W. The... Full story

  • Memorial Day Service Monday, May 27th at 10 AM at Whitehall Cemetery

    TOM HARRINGTON, Whitehall Veterans|May 22, 2024

    The Whitehall American Legion Post #24 and the Ralph Sullender Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4603 will hold a Memorial Day service in the veteran's area of the Whitehall cemetery at 10 AM on Monday, May 27th. This year, the ceremony will include a special recognition of the Vietnam War. Attending the Memorial Day service ceremony is an excellent opportunity to show your support and appreciation for all those who have served in this great nation's armed forces. Memorial Day is a time to remember...

  • School Board Can't Certify Election Results...Yet

    ELIZABETH PULLMAN, Whitehall Ledger|May 15, 2024

    While the 2024-20245 Whitehall School Board elections took place via mail-in ballot earlier this month, the results are still in the air. At the May board meeting on Wednesday, May 8th, Whitehall district superintendent Hannah Nieskens reported on an issue that she and school clerk Allissa Christensen had been dealing with for several weeks, which affected the election results. According to Nieskens, she had been contacted by the county superintendent that board member Laura McDonald needed to be removed from her seat, as she was actually in...

  • Whitehall High Imagine Learning School of Excellence Award Winner

    Imagine Learning|May 15, 2024

    Imagine Learning, the largest provider of digital curriculum solutions in the U.S. serves over 15 million students in more than half the school districts nationwide. Recently, Imagine Learning announced the winners of the 2023–2024 Imagine Nation Awards, honoring schools and districts across America for their exemplary implementation of Imagine Learning solutions and commitment to student learning. Whitehall High was selected as a 2023-2024 School of Excellence for its use of Imagine R...

  • Historic Aurora Borealis Show in Whitehall

    May 15, 2024

  • Whitehall Public Transportation Needs Your Support - Join Them Saturday!

    KARA OSBORNE, Whitehall Public Transportation|May 8, 2024

    Whitehall Public Transportation (WPT) invites you to join the fun on Saturday, May 11, for their Mother's Day Breakfast at the Whitehall Community Center from 8 AM to 11:30 AM. The price depends on age, and door prizes will be available for Mom! This event is an important fundraiser for WPT. Many don't realize how important WPT is to our community or even what they do. "I never knew I could hop on the WPT bus and catch a ride to Butte or Bozeman," said Ledger owner Elizabeth Pullman. "I...

  • Join TSS & Meet Montana at Thursday's Chamber After Hours

    CHIARA SCHOBER, Whitehall Chamber of Commerce|May 8, 2024

    The Whitehall Chamber of Commerce invites you to our upcoming Whitehall Business After Hours, where local professionals connect, collaborate, and build valuable relationships. This quarter’s After Hours will be held Thursday, May 9th at 6 PM at the TSS Conference Room (in the former Extension office at the corner of Legion and C Street). Please use the metal ramp up the right side of the building and enter through the exterior door; the conference room is the first door on the right. Our h...

  • Driver Survives Crash Off Homestake Pass Cliff

    KXLF Montana|May 8, 2024

    A driver survived a crash after the semi-truck he was driving plunged a reported 100 feet down a cliff face off Interstate 90 at 10 PM Monday, April 29. According to the Whitehall Fire Department, the driver was eastbound on Homestake Pass between Whitehall and Butte when the crash occurred. Responders said in a social media post that the truck had hit a guardrail. The semi-cab separated from the frame and rolled down the cliff while the rest of the truck stayed on the road. Rescue teams used rope and other devices to lower rescuers and...

  • Infant-At-Work Policy Approved at Emotional Special Town Meeting

    ELIZABETH PULLMAN, Whitehall Ledger|May 1, 2024

    The Whitehall Town Council held a special meeting at 11 AM on Monday, April 29th, to finalize the proposed Infant-at-Work Policy submitted for approval in March. Before the discussion began, councilman Roy McBride called a point of order and made the motion to adjourn the meeting and move it to an evening time, as the agenda did not have “Approval of Agenda Items” as an action item. However, after conferring via phone with town attorney Ed Guza, Town Clerk Kennedy Kleinsasser said that the agenda was adequate to Guza’s knowledge, and the meeti...

  • Rec Board Planning Summer Events

    ELIZABETH PULLMAN, Whitehall Ledger|May 1, 2024

    At the April meeting of the Town of Whitehall Recreation Board, held on Monday, April 29th, at the Town Hall, summer was on everyone’s minds. The Whitehall Pool's tentative opening date is June 19th; however, manager Kelley Seccomb said that the pool still needs at least two more lifeguards. Anyone interested in the lifeguard position may apply at the Whitehall Town Hall. Rodeo representative Tim O’Donnell said that several investors in North Dakota are interested in bringing a PRCA Rodeo to Whitehall the weekend before the annual Frontier Day...

  • Give Big with We Are HER on May 2 & 3

    ELIZABETH PULLMAN, Whitehall Ledger|May 1, 2024

    One Valley Community Foundation’s Give Big Gallatin Valley is a 24-hour celebration of giving to connect generous community members with causes they care about most to raise important funding for Gallatin County nonprofits. The initiative has raised over $14.3 million for 425 organizations in just nine years. In 2023 alone, Give Big brought 6,650 community members together to raise over $2.92 million for 250 local nonprofits. This year, as they celebrate the 10th annual Give Big, the goal is to raise $3 million for over 260 local nonprofits i...

  • 2nd Annual Bob Ross Night a Success

    May 1, 2024

    The Whitehall Assembly of God Church hosted their second annual Bob Ross Paint Night on Sunday, April 28th. Over two dozen attendees tried their hand at a Bob Ross-inspired painting. Grace Frazer (right) received the award for best art!...

  • 2024 Ledger Grad Section Wrapping Up

    May 1, 2024

    The WHS Class of 2024 will be graduating in less than a month! Once again, the Ledger will be putting together its keepsake Graduation Section. Is your business interested in running an ad of congratulations for this section? Please let the Whitehall Ledger know as soon as possible! The deadline for inclusion is May 13, 2024; the graduation section will run in the May 29, 2024 edition of the Ledger as well as be handed out at graduation. Congrats ads in this section are priced as follows: • Business card: $40 • Large Rectangle (3 column x 4”)...

  • Canadian Cyclist Killed by Vehicle Near Clancy

    JAMES EVERETT, Jefferson County Undersheriff|May 1, 2024

    The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Montana Highway Patrol, St. Peter’s Ambulance, Montana City Volunteer Fire Department, and Clancy Volunteer Fire Department responded to a vehicle vs. bicycle incident that occurred on Montana Highway 282 between Clancy and Montana City on the afternoon of Saturday, April 27th, 2024. The incident resulted in the death of a Canadian citizen, and our office would like to express our deepest sympathies to the friends and loved ones of the victim. The Montana Highway Patrol is conducting an investigation i...

  • Come Join the 4th Annual Arbor Day Celebration

    Whitehall Garden Club|Apr 24, 2024

    "While most holidays celebrate something that has already happened and is worth remembering, Arbor Day represents a hope for the future. The simple act of planting a tree represents a belief that the tree will grow to provide us with clean air and water, cooling shade, habitat for wildlife, healthier communities, and endless natural beauty - all for a better tomorrow." - Arbor Day Foundation. The Whitehall Garden Club will celebrate Arbor Day with the fourth annual Arbor Day Celebration on...

  • JRWC Drought Planning Meeting Wednesday, April 24

    Apr 24, 2024

    The Jefferson River Watershed Council (JRWC) would like to invite Jefferson Valley residents to learn about local and state drought planning efforts. Please join the JRWC on April 24 at 6 PM at the Whitehall Community Center to hear from DNRC’s Upper Missouri Water Planner about Montana’s new comprehensive State Drought Management Plan. A precipitation report and a Jefferson Drought Management Plan update will follow....

  • Whitehall Country Store Honored by Whitehall Community Center

    Apr 17, 2024

    HONORABLE LADIES: Gayle Strozzi, Laurie Dorvall, and Angela Japhet of the Whitehall Country store were honored by the Whitehall Community Center on Sunday, April 14th. Tom Harrington presented them a plaque, which reads, “This community support award is presented to Whitehall Country Store staff and volunteers. The efforts of your organization to assist and help non-profit organizations who have asked for your support to make their mission a success. Through your efforts and willingness to a...

  • Many "Elephants in the Room" at April Town Council Meeting

    ELIZABETH PULLMAN, Whitehall Ledger|Apr 17, 2024

    As Councilman Bill Lanes put it, there were several “elephants in the room” during the April Whitehall Town Council meeting, held in the Town Hall on Monday, April 15th. The first elephant: The Whitehall Town Council’s development and determination on a franchise agreement with Visionary Broadband Communications, which received a federal grant to provide fiber internet to underserved and non-served areas in Whitehall. Town Attorney Ed Guza updated the audience on the new direction being taken, which is a complete ordinance for all telec...

  • Whitehall Community Center Open House Sunday

    Apr 10, 2024

    The Whitehall Veterans invite you to spend the afternoon with them on Sunday, April 14th at 2 PM to see all the improvements recently made to the Whitehall Community Center. The North side of the Community Center was recently refurbished; the South side will soon be resurfaced. Take a look on Sunday at 2 PM at the Whitehall Community Center....

  • School Board Prepares for Summer, 2024-2025 School Year

    ELIZABETH PULLMAN, Whitehall LEdger|Apr 10, 2024

    At the April meeting of the Whitehall School Board, held Tuesday, April 2nd, in the Elementary Library, much discussion of the upcoming 2024-2025 school year was had. Most importantly, changes to the Early Literacy Program. The Early Literacy program is a half-day program available to students who are age four by September 10, 2024. Any youngster who fits the age requirement must be screened using an approved screener before June 1, 2024, to be considered for admittance into the Early Literacy program. This is not a Whitehall Schools...

  • JVEMSR Active Shooter Response Training Held Over Weekend at WHS

    CHRIS ROSA, JVEMSR|Apr 10, 2024

    Jefferson Valley Emergency Medical Services and Rescue were joined by Ruby Valley EMS and Harrison Volunteer Fire Department for a two-day training at the Whitehall High School over the weekend. Over a dozen responders were trained, while another 10-15 volunteered as victims of a shooting within the school. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department and Whitehall School nurses were noticeably absent. The training was hosted by JVEMSR and taught by Paradocx. Paradocx is a company that comes out...

  • Fifth Disease, caused by Parvo Virus, Hits Whitehall Elementary

    ELIZABETH PULLMAN, Whitehall Ledger|Apr 10, 2024

    An email from the Whitehall School nurses went out to students and parents on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, informing families that Fifth disease appears to have made its way into Whitehall Elementary. “We have had a number of elementary students with what appears to be Fifth disease over the last few weeks, but finally have a provider diagnosis to confirm it. It is caused by parvovirus B19,” the email stated. The nurses went on to detail that Fifth disease starts as a runny nose, sore throat, and fatigue. A few days later, the student has not...

  • Sacry Presentation Will Air on PBS Channel 49.2

    Apr 10, 2024

    The Jefferson Valley Museum Annual Meeting Program, presented by Dr. and Kathryn Sacry on the history of the Sacry, Powell, Armstong, and other families of South Boulder, will be shown on local PBS channel 49.2. Showings will be Thursday, April 11th, at 2 PM, 5 PM, and 7 PM, as well as Saturday, April 13th, at 2 PM, 5 PM, and 7 PM....

  • Whitehall Senior Center Wants Candidates for Center Election

    PAULINE GLESS, Whitehall Senior Center|Apr 10, 2024

    WANTED: Candidates for PRESIDENT, VICE-PRESIDENT, SECRETARY, TREASURER, and CORRESPONDENT for the Whitehall Senior Citizens Center. Qualfiers for all positions: Must be 55+ years old; must have been a paid member for two years (specifically 2022 and 2023). Additional qualifiers for each of the named positions may also be read at the Whitehall Senior Center before signing up as a candidate for the position of your preference. If interested in any of these positions, you may apply to be a candidate at the Whitehall Senior Center on May 22 from 9...

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