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 By Jack H. Smith    Community    July 18, 2018 

Cougar finds a home

In a little over a month, students from past and present will come together for the Cardwell School 100th Anniversary Celebration. Among the former students is Buzz Cowdrey of Bozeman who started...

 

Fiber Festival next week

The Copper K Fiber Festival, held now for a second year at the Copper K Barn in Whitehall is working on bringing public awareness to not only the fiber arts as an art form or handicraft, but...

 

Above, Kyle Huss has some fun Monday at the Whitehall Community Pool. Below, Charlotte Huss gets ready to swim.

A fundraiser that will last until Frontier Days will help raise money for the Whitehall Community Pool. Pool officials are raffling a new Toro 22" Recycler Lawn Mower. Manager Allissa Christensen said the money raised will help with the upkeep of...

 

Rotary making changes to annual dinner

The Whitehall Rotary Club is making some changes to their annual community dinner. This year's brunch/dinner has been scheduled for July 29 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Rotarian Ed Handl said they are...

 

Postmaster Resignation from 1890

"Major" E. G. Brooke is a well-known member of our Whitehall historical figures group. He came to the Jefferson Valley in the late 1860's, ran a stage stop on what is now the Whitetail road, was a member of two territorial and one state legislature,...

 

Tom and Helen Carey celebrate 60th anniversary

Tom and Helen Carey celebrated 60 years of marriage last week with a huge gathering at the ranch. Their kids, all eight of them and their spouses, organized a 'surprise' party for them. All those...

 
 By Arcylle Shaw    Community    July 5, 2018

For Your Information

Visitors at the Jefferson Valley Museum are greeted with tubs of flowers from Wagner's Nursery. It looked like 'effort' to get them unloaded and situated for all to enjoy. The Museum is a grateful recipient of Wagner's generosity. Last week Nancy...

 

Youth Dynamics seeks local homes

With a steady rise in the number of Montana youth in foster care, the need for foster homes has grown exponentially. Youth Dynamics, a Montana based non-profit children's agency, is hoping to find more foster homes in the Whitehall area. Lily Hawks,...

 

3 Finish "Hot Hamburger" Challenge

The K Bar and Grill hosted a special a special "Hot Hamburger" Challenge last week. A total of eight local residents tried their best to take down the hamburger that featured "Carolina Reaper"...

 

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...

 

Between the Stacks

This week we enjoyed dancing and tumbling with the Christensen School of Dance on Wednesday. Allissa and her crew brought mats and let everyone tryout different types of tumbling. There was also a dance demonstration for everyone! The puppets are...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Whitehall Farmer's Market expanding

The directors of the Whitehall Farmers' Market are pleased to announce they will be expanding this year to include an Open Air Street Market, open to all home based businesses, community fundraising groups, and those with vintage or repurposed goods...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Rotary hosts Bike Safety Class

The Rotary Club of Whitehall held its third Bike Safety Class for the third grade children in Whitehall on May 22. Thanks to a generous grant of $212.50 from the Pipestone Quarry that was awarded in...

 

Cardwell 100th Anniversary: A big party for the entire community

With the Cardwell School 100th Anniversary Celebration a little over two months away, event organizers want to spread the word that the August 4 event will be a big party for the whole community. Arcylle Shaw said no one is excluded from the event,...

 
 By STAFF REPORT    Community    May 23, 2018

Ostler receives scholarship

2018 Whitehall High School senior Kyeli Ostler was recently awarded the Whitehall American Legion Post #4603 Dennis Smith Memorial Scholarship. Post member Roger Steerman informed Ostler with the...

 

"Lights On" an inspiring production of Liberty Place

"To encourage individuals with brain injuries to reach their highest level of independence and to enhance the quality of their lives by giving them the 'Freedom To Try!' is the Mission Statement of...

 

Kids decorate cakes at Jefferson Fresh Foods

Jefferson Fresh Foods and the Whitehall after school program joined forces last week to help create special Mother's Day gifts. Students made the short walk to the grocery store Thursday afternoon to decorate Mother's Day cakes. The idea came from...

 

Students explore Lost Tomahawk

Earlier this school year, seventh grade students in Whitehall helped to come up with a permanent name for a new fishing access and paddler's campsite on the Jefferson River near Waterloo. The...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Community    May 9, 2018

Copper K Fiber Fest set to return this July

After a successful inaugural event in 2017, the Copper K Fiber Festival will return to Whitehall later this summer. The second annual event hosted by Kami Noyes of Ranching Fiber Traditions and Betty Kujawa of Snowdrift Alpacas is scheduled to take...

 

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