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Madison County Fair continues a long run

"I pledge my head to clearer thinking; my heart to greater loyalty; my hands to larger service and my health to better living for my club, my community, my country and my world." This pledge is that...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 8, 2018

Organizers pleased with 2018 event

Event organizers had many positives things to say about last month's Whitehall Frontier Days. Chamber Treasurer Jill Dove reported there were around 240 in attendance at the organizations July 28...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 8, 2018

John King concert next week

Tickets are currently on sale for two upcoming concerts in Jefferson County by rising country music star John King. A Georgia native who received significant national airplay for his song "Tonight,...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 1, 2018

Cardwell celebration Saturday

There is going to be one heck of a birthday party this Saturday in Cardwell. The Cardwell School 100th Anniversary Celebration is scheduled for August 4 starting at 10:30 a.m. The events at the school will include time for visiting and reconnecting,...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 1, 2018

Madison County Fair next week

The Madison County Fair scheduled for next week in Twin Bridges should provide plenty of fun for area residents. With the theme of “Red, White and Blue…This Fair is For You!!!” the events will kickoff next week with barrel racing scheduled for...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    July 25, 2018

Nieskens named national finalist

A Whitehall administrator is one of three finalists for the 2019 National Principal of the Year. Whitehall 6-12 Principal Hannah Nieskens was announced as a finalist Monday by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. She is joined by...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    July 18, 2018

Council meets at new town hall

After several long days of moving, the Whitehall Town Council was able to host their Monday meeting at their new location at 207 E. Legion Ave. Mayor Mary Janacaro Hensleigh said moving all the files...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    July 18, 2018

New flag flies high in Whitehall

Whitehall's Kevin Brunet has never been one to mince his words when it comes to discussing politics. Embarrassed by the leadership in the County during the Obama administration, Brunet wasn't feeling...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    July 18, 2018

Chamber seeks volunteers

With Frontier Days just around the corner, event organizers are still actively seeking volunteers for July 27 to 29. At the Chamber meeting last week, Chamber Coordinator Ann Lawrence told members they still really need a lot of volunteers. Lawrence...

 By Staff Report    News    July 11, 2018

Town Hall closed Thursday, Friday

The offices for the Town of Whitehall will be closed Thursday, July 12 and Friday, July 13. Town employees will use the time to move to their new location at 207 E. Legion. The offices on E. Legion...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    July 11, 2018

Adams arraignment July 18

A man charged with attempted deliberate homicide in connection with a June 19 shooting in Whitehall will make his initial court appearance next week. According to Jefferson County Attorney Steven C. Haddon, 33-year-old Daniel Adams will be arraigned...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    July 11, 2018

Capp Lane detour ends July 4

Last Wednesday was an important day for the Montana Department of Transportation Whitehall South Project. According to Melissa Shannon of Strategies 360, as of the 4th of July the Capp Lane detour...

 By Leonard Wortman    News    July 11, 2018

Jefferson County Commission Update

Hi Folks, At our regular meeting last week, we heard the quarterly Tax Increment Board update from Tom Harrington. Both of our Increment Districts are doing well. The one in the North County is almost sold out. This past year has seen a great amount...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    July 5, 2018

Districts hire 9

There will be several new faculty members during the 2018-19 school year in the Whitehall School Districts. Superintendent John Sullivan recently reported nine new hires, including the hiring of Kurtis Koenig as the new Whitehall Elementary...


Exploring the diversity of the Tobacco Root Mountains

Forty-one students from thirty different schools across the United States are taking part in the current Indiana University's summer Geology course, explained Bruce Douglas, the Academic Director....

 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 27, 2018

Shooting suspect released on bond

A 33-year-old Butte resident arrested after a shooting June 19 in Whitehall was released the following day on a $100,000 bond. Daniel Adams was charged with attempted deliberate homicide in a shooting that was reported to have taken place during an...

 By Staff Report    News    June 27, 2018

Garden Club awards scholarship

Josiah Pettit was awarded the Whitehall Garden Club Scholarship for 2018 in the amount of $500. Josiah, a forest management major at Salish Kootenai College, distinguished himself with his academic...

 By Staff Report    News    June 27, 2018

Ledger changes next week's publishing date

The Whitehall Ledger office will be closed Wednesday, July 4 for the 4th of July holiday. The paper will be published Thursday, July 5....

 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 20, 2018

Daines makes a stop in Whitehall

U.S. Senator Steve Daines stopped in Whitehall last Friday morning to spend time visiting with local ranchers. Among the topics discussed were globally marketing Montana beef, the 2018 Farm Bill,...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 20, 2018

New activity bus arrives

A little over a year after making the purchase, the Whitehall School Districts finally have their new activity bus. At a Board of Trustees meeting last week, Whitehall Superintendent John Sullivan...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 20, 2018

Suspect in Whitehall shooting released on bond

A 33-year-old Butte resident arrested following a shooting late Tuesday night in Whitehall was released Wednesday on a $100,000 bond. Daniel Adams was changed with attempted deliberate homicide in a shooting that was reported to have taken place... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 13, 2018

Department responds to two fires

The Whitehall Volunteer Fire Department responded to two truck fires last week. On Saturday morning, the department sent a total of four trucks to a semi truck fire on Interstate 90. Whitehall Fire...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 13, 2018

Town moving operations to former ambulance barn

The Whitehall governing body voted Monday to move town offices and public works operations to the former ambulance barn located at 207 E. Legion. The Council voted 4-1 to approve the measure. Jason Good, Montina Rawson, Barbara Gagnon, and Gary...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 6, 2018

Voters approve ballot measure

Voters in Jefferson County approved Tuesday a ballot measure that will permanently increase tax liability to generate an estimated $29,485 per year for the Jefferson Valley Search and Rescue in and the Elkhorn Search and Rescue. In results from the...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 6, 2018

Mule Days this week

In June of 2017, over 1,000 spectators made their way through the gates at the Montana Mule Days at the Rodeo Grounds in Whitehall. The three-day event will return to Whitehall this week with a record...


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