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  • 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...

  • Back When They Bucked with Shawn Davis

    ANN BLEIKER, Reprinted from Rodeo Life|Apr 3, 2024

    (The following article was requested to be reprinted after the unveiling of the Shawn Davis bronze on March 30 at the Western Legacy Center.) Shawn Davis has spent his life in the western or equine business with his biggest impact being in the sport of professional rodeo and specifically the National Finals Rodeo. Born Dec. 7, 1940, in Butte, Montana, Davis bought his RCA card in 1962 (RCA became the PRCA in 1975) and it was full-speed ahead. He made a name for himself in the arena winning...

  • Jefferson Valley Museum Annual Program Thursday, April 4 at 6:30 PM

    ARLENE WEBER, Jefferson Valley Museum|Apr 3, 2024

    The Jefferson Valley Museum’s annual program and meeting will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2024, at 6:45 PM at the Star Theatre at 25 Legion Avenue. The concession stand will be open for refreshments. There is no admission charge. A short museum update will occur at 6:45 PM, and two museum board member positions will be elected. The program will begin at 7 PM. This year’s program will feature families who settled in the South Boulder area, including Sacry, Powell, Shaw, Armstrong, and Carmody. Photos on the big screen will help highlight the...

  • Read Town's Infant at Work Policy, Submit Feedback Now

    ELIZABETH PULLMAN, Whitehall Ledger|Mar 27, 2024

    The Town of Whitehall’s proposed Infants at Work Policy is making waves on social media after the Town requested public comment via an online survey. Below is the policy in its entirety. If you want a digital copy, don’t hesitate to contact the Town of Whitehall at 406-287-3972. You may submit your opinion of the policy at https://bit.ly/4a3gbo2. PROPOSED POLICY: It is the policy of the Town of Whitehall to provide a positive work environment that recognizes parents’ responsibilities to their jobs and to their infants by acknowledging that,...

  • Ready! Set! Hunt! Easter Festivities a Success!

    Mar 27, 2024

    EGGS-TRAVAGANZA: The Whitehall Chamber of Commerce and Gold Junction's Easter Egg & Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, March 23rd, was a packed event, even with the colder-than-usual weather. Thanks to Tiffany Howlett of Dynamite Acre Farms, the Easter Bunny sent real baby bunnies of all sizes and goats in his stead. Happy Easter to all!...

  • Prom Royalty Crowned

    Mar 27, 2024

    CROWNED: The Whitehall High School Prom Royalty included (from left) Prince Zane Tebay, Princess Kari Ellison, King Blake Becker, and Queen Lainey Ellison....

  • Get Your Tickets NOW: Friends of the NRA Banquet Friday, April 12th

    Jefferson Valley Friends of the NRA|Mar 27, 2024

    There is something for everyone at a Friends of NRA event, so don't miss the Jefferson Valley Friends of NRA Banquet on Saturday, April 12, at the Madison County Fairgrounds pavilion! Tickets are selling out FAST! From the moment you walk in, the atmosphere is brimming with excitement. Whether watching that unique item in the live auction, trying your luck at one of the games, or just dining on some delicious food, you'll have a good time. It's a family-friendly event chock-full of everything from exclusive, limited-edition merchandise,...

  • BINGO & Soup Tonight at Trinity Methodist

    Mar 27, 2024

    Everyone is invited to an intergenerational (all-ages) BINGO and Soup Night at Trinity United Methodist (102 N. Brooke Street) on Wednesday, March 27th, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Join us for a bowl of soup and a time to connect and play bingo and other games. All are welcome, invited, and encouraged to attend this fun evening!...

  • Outdoorsman Night Donates $8,000 to Jefferson Valley EMS & Rescue

    ELIZABETH PULLMAN, Whitehall Ledger|Mar 27, 2024

    Whitehall Baptist Pastor Kyle Gilstrap and his wife Tressa present John Janik and Denise Bausch a check for $8,000, money raised at the 2024 Outdoorsman Night on Friday, March 22nd....

  • Council Hears Negative Feedback in Regard to Infant at Work Proposal

    ELIZABETH PULLMAN, Whitehall Ledger|Mar 20, 2024

    Babies on the brain seemed to be the main topic at the March meeting of the Whitehall Town Council, held Monday, March 19th, at the Town Hall. But not just babies, but babies in the Town Hall office. The Council is currently researching whether or not to allow babies in the workplace, as two town employees are currently expecting. Earlier this month, a meeting regarding maternity leave and infants in the workplace was called into executive session. In the meantime, the Council has looked into safeguards, current practices elsewhere, and...

  • 4-H Family Fun Day at Community Center

    Mar 20, 2024

    4-H FAMILY FUN DAY: All sorts of fun happened at the 4-H Family Fun Day on Friday, March 15th at the Whitehall Community Center. There were games and prizes galore, as well as few future 4-H who helped set up the event. LEDGER PHOTOS...

  • Easter Egg & Scavenger Hunt This Saturday at 11 AM on Main Street Green

    ELIZABETH PULLMAN, Whitehall Ledger|Mar 20, 2024

    Who knows what the weather may be on Saturday, but rain, snow, or shine, the Whitehall Easter Egg and Scavenger Hunt will commence on Saturday, March 23rd at 11 AM on the Main Street Green (next to the Star Theatre). The Whitehall Easter Egg and Scavenger Hunt are brought to you by the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce, Gold Junction Presents, and the many donations and volunteer hours the Whitehall community businesses and individuals put in. The Easter Egg hunt is for ages 0-10 but mainly geared t...

  • Chamber Announces Black Tie, Blue Jeans Date, Plans for Frontier Days

    ELIZABETH PULLMAN, Whitehall Ledger|Mar 20, 2024

    At the March Whitehall Chamber of Commerce meeting at the Borden’s Conference Room on Thursday, March 14th, plans for the upcoming warmer months were discussed with vigor - especially since the weather was so lovely outside. Black Tie Blue Jeans will return in 2024, after a hiatus in 2023, to restructure and redefine the fundraiser’s goals. The 2024 event will be held at the Whitehall Community Center on Saturday, June 15th, featuring local band Pony Express. The Chamber will begin sending bids for food to local establishments, with pre...

  • Recent String of Wrong-Way Motorists Prompts Nine New Signs on I-90

    JACK SMITH, Three Forks Voice|Mar 20, 2024

    In the past several months, an alarming number of wrong-way motorists have been arrested for driving the wrong way on Interstate 90 near Three Forks. The disturbing recent string of incidents turned fatal on January 4 when 22-year-old Laysa Grewell was killed following a head-on collision with a wrong-way driver at mile marker 278 just outside of Three Forks. To reduce the incidents on the Interstate, the Montana Department of Transportation will soon be placing nine new wrong-way sign systems...

  • Whitehall's Jo Stone To Celebrate Her 100th Birthday March 15th

    ELIZABETH PULLMAN, Whitehall Ledger|Mar 13, 2024

    A century of life is no small achievement. Since 1924, so much has happened in our world. Women gained the right to vote; the Holocaust devasted the world, we walked on the moon, and more. Whitehall resident Jo Stone will celebrate a century of life on March 15, 2024, and her life is something to be admired. Mrs. Stone's fondest memories seem to be of her early childhood, of working, and of her family. Born in Hollister, California, she lived in the country with her family and the highlight of...

  • Outdoorsman Night Friday, March 22nd

    ELIZABETH PULLMAN, Whitehall Ledger|Mar 13, 2024

    The Whitehall Baptist Church is once again hosting an Outdoorsman Night! Bring your family and enjoy an evening of food and friends, all supporting the Jefferson Valley EMS & Rescue. The event will be held at the Whitehall Community Center on Friday, March 22. Doors open at 5:30 PM, with the fun beginning at 6 PM. Pre-registration is required by March 21 at $20 per person. For children seven years and under, it will be $5. Space is limited to 250 attendees, and this event has historically sold...

  • Jefferson Valley Sportsman's Annual Banquet Slated for Saturday, March 23

    ELIZABETH PULLMAN, Whitehall Ledger|Mar 13, 2024

    The 2024 Jefferson Valley Sportsmen Association Banquet is scheduled for Saturday, March 23, at the Whitehall Community Center, 11 North Division Street, Whitehall. Event doors will open at 6 PM, with dinner at 7 PM. The price for tickets is $25, including dinner and an annual membership to the association. Live and silent auction items will be available at the event to help raise funds for the association. For more information about tickets or donating items, please call Don Drake at 406-490-1551 or Keith Pietsch at 406-491-2518. Tickets will...

  • Cardwell Community Church Missionaries Headed to Guatemala

    ARCYLLE SHAW|Mar 13, 2024

    Destination: Santa Rosita, Guatemala. A team from Cardwell Community Church in Cardwell, Montana, will be heading to Santa Rosita at the end of April. Santa Rosita is an area of 600 families 30 minutes south of Guatemala City. They live in extreme poverty—no electricity or running water, and they lack medical care. Gary and Debbie Miller, who will lead the team, have ministered to these delightful people before to physically help and teach them about Jesus and what He offers them. The team's m...

  • School Board Approves '24-25 School Calendar

    ELIZABETH PULLMAN, Whitehall Ledger|Mar 13, 2024

    At the March 5th Whitehall School Board meeting, Superintendent Hannah Nieskens announced the 2024-2025 school year calendar, which may surprise some due to how the Madison County Fair and holidays fall this year. School will begin on August 20th, with Christmas/New Year's break starting December 23rd and classes resuming on January 6th, 2025. Graduation will be on June 8, 2025, with the last day of school for all others being June 12, 2025. OTHER NEWS: • Athletic Director Kurtis Koenig d...

  • Oscars Red Carpet Party & Prom Dresses Available, Get Ready for Sunday!

    Mar 6, 2024

    Lights, Camera, Action! Are you ready to experience the glitz and glamour of Hollywood right here in Whitehall, Montana? Get ready to roll out the red carpet and join us at the Whitehall Star Theatre on Sunday, March 10th at 4 PM for the most epic Oscars Party of the year, hosted by none other than Gold Junction Presents! Need a gown for the big night, or the upcoming WHS prom? The Whitehall Ledger office has attire for all ages and sizes, with dresses priced between $10 and $50! Funds made...

  • Don't Miss Girl Scout Benefit Bingo on Friday!

    ELIZABETH PULLMAN, Whitehall Ledger|Mar 6, 2024

    The Whitehall Chamber's quarterly BINGO fundraiser , under the direction of Raven Hyrsenko, will be held this Friday, March 8th at 6:30 PM at the Whitehall Community Center. Don't miss out on supporting the Whitehall Girl Scout Troup at this event....

  • WHS Drama to Present THE CAVE CAT This Weekend

    ELIZABETH PULLMAN, Whitehall Ledger|Mar 6, 2024

    Whitehall High Drama will perform THE CAVE CAT on March 8th and 9th at 6 PM in the WHS Multi-Purpose room. THE CAVE CAT is a timeless tale with a bit of a twist. The play’s theme is the struggle of youth to surmount the established conventions of a society that divides all cats into three rigidly maintained categories. At the outset, the idealistic young cat (junior Lele Martin) feels that she is a misfit since she does not possess the characteristics of her respectable middle-class “lion” parents (sophomore Addisyn Gray and home-...

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