The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Jack H. Smith
Ledger Publisher 

Column: Love what you do...


November 23, 2016

The first issue of the Whitehall Ledger features an article about the creation of the newspaper by Dean Neitz and Mick Gee.

The first time I walked into the office of the Whitehall Ledger in February of 2015, I quickly noticed a framed issue of a newspaper hanging on the wall near the entrance.

I quickly glanced at the paper, and realized it was the first issue of the Ledger. For reasons I'm not quite sure of, the issue does not have a date on the front page, but it was published sometime in the spring of 1984.

The headline for the lead story reads, "Whitehall area has newspaper", and discusses how the paper came to be. It's a story that started with two newspapermen who had come to Whitehall to watch Montana T...

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