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 By MARTA VARELA    News    November 23, 2022 

Here Come the Holidays: Montana Style

Snow is falling, the air is crisp, day by day more twinkling lights appear, and kids are trying hard to behave; all signs of Christmas drawing near. As soon as that spirit hits, there's a Santa...

 

Whitehall Sustainability Committee Grant Cycle Open

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...

 
 By STEVIE CROISANT    News    November 23, 2022 

We Are HER Live Podcast Fundraiser December 3rd

It's no secret that mental health resources in rural Montana are few and far between. And in a small town like Whitehall, driving to Butte or Bozeman to access mental health services doesn't always...

 

Community Library, Ambulance District, Look to Utilize Town Property

Two Whitehall entities requested the use of Whitehall Town property at the monthly Town Council meeting, held at the Town Hall on Monday, November 14. “Informal talks” had been had with each group with employees of the Town and with the Mayor....

 

We Are HER to Hold Live Podcast Fundraising Event

Join local Whitehall nonprofit We Are HER for a live podcast showing on Saturday, December 3rd at 6 PM in the Star Theatre. Watch as their award-winning podcast is recorded live at the Star, where a s...

 
 By ARLENE WEBER    News    November 16, 2022

Fishpond Celebrates Centennial

The Whitehall Fishpond is celebrating its 100-year anniversary in 2022. This artifact symbolizes the patriotic community it was built for, Whitehall, which has always been a patriotic township. During...

 

CWD Detected for First Time in HD 311 Near Cardwell

Wildlife health staff with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks recently detected chronic wasting disease in a white-tailed deer buck that was harvested by a hunter in hunting district 311. The deer was harvested about 1 mile northeast of Cardwell on the...

 
 By ARLENE WEBER    News    November 9, 2022

Fishpond Centennial Celebration Friday

The Whitehall Rotary Club and the local VFW and American Legion will hold a joint celebration of the 100th anniversary of the historic fishpond on November 11th starting at 12:30 PM at the fishpond. The program of approximately 30 minutes will...

 

Whitehall School Board Continues Research Into 4 Day School Week

The Whitehall School Board met on Tuesday, November 1 and continued their discussion as to whether a four-day school week should be considered for the district. Whitehall Superintendent Hannah Nieskens presented information from the Three Forks...

 

TONIGHT: Complete Works of Shakespeare 7:30 PM at Star

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks continues its 50th anniversary season with a long-awaited winter production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) - Revised. Brought to you by...

 
 By JOHN KREIS    News    November 2, 2022

Whitehall's First Updated Mural at Jefferson Fresh Foods

After a summer of anticipation, information, and hard work by Kit Mather the old mural came down and the beautiful new mural went up last Thursday. If you haven’t seen it please go to Jefferson Fresh Foods and see it. It is bright, beautiful, and...

 

Public Forum Brings Some Controversy, Lots of Agreement, and Promises to County Residents

“This is probably the only political forum where none of us are fighting with one another,” Mary Janacaro Hensleigh, candidate for Jefferson County Commissioner, said with a laugh before the October 27 Jefferson County Candidate Forum began. And...

 
 By JIM TINGLER    News    November 2, 2022

Mountain West Automotive Now Parts City Provider

The news is out! Mountain West Automotive is no longer a CarQuest parts dealer! No, there is no new owner - Mountain West Automotive will continue to be locally owned and operated by Jim Tingler, as it has been for the last 29 years, but has...

 

Complete Works of Shakespeare at Star Theatre Wednesday, November 2

Whitehall non-profit Gold Junction Presents is proud to bring The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Revised) to Whitehall's Star Theatre on Wednesday, November 2 at 7:30 PM. This...

 
 By JOHN KREIS    News    October 26, 2022

New Mural Going Up Thursday at Jefferson Fresh Foods

Wow, we’re finally there, the Lewis and Clark mural located on Jefferson Fresh Foods is going up this Thursday (weather permitting)to replace the original weathered mural. Local contractor Tim Geary has agreed to donate personal time to remove the...

 

Cross v Grimsrud: Similar Stance, Different Approach

November 8 is Election Day and, if you haven't already cast your ballot, the two Jefferson County Sheriff/Coroner candidates would like to request your vote on one of their behalf. However, while one...

 

Town Pushed to Move Forward by Ambulance District After Mistaken Case of Responsibility

At the October 11 meeting of the Whitehall Town Council, councilwoman Katy James put on a different hat and approached the Council as a member of the Jefferson Valley Rural Ambulance District (JVRAD) during public comment. James read a letter, which...

 

Whitehall's Screams Come True Recognized as 2022's Best Halloween Destination for Montana

Screams Come True opens this Friday, October 21 at the Whitehall Community Center; the cast and crew will be ready to scare, torment, and delight you at 7 PM. The haunt, which is the passion project c...

 
 By ARLENE WEBER    News    October 12, 2022

A Tribute to Roy Millegan

Editor's Note: The Whitehall Ledger received notice that former Whitehall resident Roy Millegan had passed last week. His obituary is forthcoming; Jefferson Valley Museum curator Arlene Weber was...

 

School Board Mulls 4-Day Week, Updates Policies

Nearly ten years after a four-day school week was originally discussed, the topic was once again broached at the October 4th meeting of the Whitehall School Board. Whitehall Superintendent Hannah Nieskens questioned the Board as to what they have hea...

 

Chamber Firms Fall Festival Plans, Renames Christmas Stroll

The Whitehall Chamber of Commerce laid out their final plans for the upcoming October 22 Fall Festival at their monthly meeting on October 6 at the Western Legacy Center. The Fall Festival will be held in various locations throughout town which...

 

Carey Ranch of Boulder Awarded 2022 Great Montana Ranch Award

At the 2022 Montana Pro Rodeo Hall and Wall of Fame Scholarship Fundraising Banquet and Gathering on Saturday, October 1, the Carey Ranch was honored as the 2022 Great Montana Ranch of the year....

 

Fall Festival Deadlines Fast Approaching

The Whitehall Chamber of Commerce would like to remind everyone that the annual Fall Festival is right around the corner, being held Saturday, October 22. Several deadlines are approaching! VENDORS The Whitehall Chamber is able to accommodate a very...

 

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