Ledger: Looking Back 25 Years - 5/16/1996
May 19, 2021
MAY 16, 1996: The history it represents took 100 years to create, but the Whitehall Centennial Quilt took only about a decade. While that may seem like a long time to make one quilt, the reason for the delay is apparent from the intricacy of the quilt. Six years after Whitehall’s centennial, the quilt was presented to the Jefferson Valley Museum Monday to be exhibited when the museum opens May 25. Embedded in the blue of the Big Sky Country emblem is the Whitehall Centennial logo which honors the diverse lifestyles found in the Whitehall area. Mining, agriculture, livestock and railroading are recognized in the logo. Radiating from the logo are the names of people who contributed to Whitehall’s history. Early pioneers to more recent civic leaders are all honored with a calligraphy listing. Several Whitehall residents’ creative talents and skills blended together to make the friendship quilt. Mike Miyake created the centennial logo, Florence Weyer designed the quilt, and Jean Sturgeon did the quilting. Leslie Lang, formerly Leslie Weidman, did the calligraphy on the names. Lemoin Weidman was the chairperson of the Centennial Quilt Committee.
Jennifer Brown, a senior at WHS, is a recipient of a 1996 Presidential Scholarship, the most prestigious scholarship awarded by the Montana State University at Bozeman.
Trojan Athlete of the Week is Scott Bieber, a senior at WHS. He was nominated by Mike Battaiola. He did an outstanding job at the district 4-B track meet. Scott’s future plans include attending Western Montana College on a football scholarship. He is the son of Bill and Patsy Bieber.
Trojan Student of the week is Megan Strom. This sophomore at WHS was nominated by Ken Kinzer for her fine work in Science. Congratulations to Megan for her in-depth knowledge of biological concepts and willingness to go beyond class requirements to achieve that understanding. She is the daughter of Don and Judy Strom.