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 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    Sports    June 20, 2018

Johnson heading to National Finals

For the second straight year, Whitehall's Jacy Johnson has qualified for the National Finals in a Light Rifle Shooting Competition. The soon-to-be sophomore will be competing at the National High School Finals Rodeo next month in Rock Springs, WY....

 
 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...

 

Shelter added at fishing pond

A new addition will be quite the asset to the Piedmont Family Fishing Pond. Last week an all-concrete picnic shelter was delivered and set up at the site two miles from downtown Whitehall. According...

 
 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    Community    June 13, 2018 

Big turnout at fundraiser

A power outage Saturday evening did not prevent the local community from coming together in unison at the Erik Todd Benefit at the Whitehall Community Center. Cara Sacry who helped with the event...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    June 13, 2018 

Trojans help lead South to victory

Under a bright spotlight, five members of the Whitehall/Harrison High School football team put on quite the performance at last Saturday's Class B All-Star game in Billings. Seniors Wyatt Alexander,...

 
 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...

 

Erik Todd fundraiser Saturday

It will be a great time for a great cause this Saturday at the Whitehall Community Center with the Erik Todd Benefit fundraiser scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. The event will raise money for the former longtime Cardwell resident who suffered a seriou...

 
 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...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 6, 2018

High waters at Cardwell School

With just a few days left for students and staff, high waters in late May made things interesting at Cardwell School. Jefferson County Commissioner Leonard Wortman made two visits to the school and...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    June 6, 2018

Editorial: Changes should benefit Farmer's Market

Things will be a little bit different when the annual Whitehall Farmer’s Market opens for business next Saturday, and this is a good thing for the local community. Event organizers are transitioning into a “Street Market” in Legion Park and...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 6, 2018

Work continues on MT HWY 55

There has been a great deal amount of work completed on the Montana Department of Transportation Whitehall South Project. According to Melissa Shannon of Strategies 360, work is continuing on the...

 

8th graders promoted to Whitehall High School

As the Whitehall High School Class of the 2018 ventures out into the world, a new class in ready to start their journey. The Class of 2022 took their first steps to earning their diplomas at last...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    June 6, 2018

2018 schedule nearly complete

The schedule is just about complete for the 2018 Whitehall/Harrison High School football team. The Trojans currently have eight scheduled games, the first a non-conference home game August 31 against perennial power Missoula Loyola. Head Coach Dan...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 30, 2018

25 students graduate at Sunday ceremony

It was the end of one journey and the start of another last Sunday for the Whitehall High School Class of 2018. A total of 25 students graduated at the afternoon ceremony in Varsity Gym. Whitehall...

 

Students place U.S. Flags

The Friday before Memorial Day, the fourth grade class of Donna Loomis made their way to the Whitehall Cemetery to place United States Flags at the graves of Veterans. Loomis, who also serves as a...

 

Local photographer Shank hosting open house June 2

In the mid 1990's, Whitehall resident Charles Shank fell in love with photography. This Saturday, June 2, he will share his passion with the local community with a photography open house scheduled...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    May 30, 2018

Editorial: Search and Rescue deserves a "Yes" vote

Early next month, local resident in Jefferson County will vote on ballot measure that would help pay for operation costs and equipment for Jefferson Valley Search and Rescue and Elkhorn Search and Rescue. The total amount raised by the levy would be...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 30, 2018

3 graduate in Cardwell

It was a special night last Wednesday at Cardwell School for Avery Coombe, Judith Engler, and Westin Scheller who were all honored as eighth-grade graduates. In his Valedictorian speech, Coombe said there many been many memories made at the school,...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 30, 2018

Trojans wrap up season

After a year of success for Trojans athletics, the 2017-18 sports season came to an end last Saturday at the Class B State Track Meet in Laurel. Much has been the case all season -- Whitehall High School had some strong individual efforts at state....

 

Honoring the "Ultimate Sacrifice"

Each Memorial Day, Whitehall American Legion Post #24 and the Ralph Sullender Veterans of Foreign Wars host a special ceremony to honor those who made the Ultimate Sacrifice. Local Veteran Tom...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 30, 2018

Cyborg plans out future fights

With two fights left on her UFC contract, Women's Featherweight Champion Cris Cyborg has a plan laid out for her next two opponents. Fresh off a first round TKO over Yana Kuntiskaya at UFC 222 in March, Cyborg said she expects the first two be a...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 23, 2018

Top in Class: Murphy reflects on high school career

Whitehall High School senior Ryan Murphy can vividly remember his first day of Kindergarten in the fall of 2005. As he entered his classroom, Murphy would not let go of his mother Jill's leg, and...

 

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