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 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 16, 2018 

WHS recognized by national publication

Whitehall High School was recently recognized by a prestigious national publication as one of the best high schools in Montana, as well as earning a Bronze medal in national rankings. The school was one of the 16 percent of schools nation wide and...

 
 By STAFF REPORT    News    May 16, 2018 

Stay informed about possible flooding

With waters rising locally, area residents have several ways to obtain information regarding a possible flooding event. According to Jefferson County Disaster and Emergency Services Coordinator Doug...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 9, 2018

Cardwell levy passes

Voters in the Cardwell School District approved Tuesday a general fund mill levy to support operational costs of the school. In unofficial results, the ballot measure passed by a vote of 73 to 39. In other results from the May 8 vote, voters in...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 9, 2018

Whitehall students excel at State Music Festival

Whitehall High School band and choir students proved they are among the best in Montana at last week's State Music Festival in Helena. Whitehall had a total of three students finish with Superior ratings. Senior Alexys Mercer received a Superior...

 
 News    May 9, 2018

Museum opening May

The Jefferson Valley Museum will open for the 2018 season on Saturday, May 26th at 12:00 PM. Volunteers will be available to answer questions and provide tours through the many sections of local history displays. The museum will be open Tuesday...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    April 25, 2018

Black Tie Blue Jeans fundraiser April 28

The Whitehall area community will come together for a great cause this weekend at the 14th annual Black Tie Blue Jeans fundraiser. The event will take place Saturday, April 28 at the Whitehall Community Center and has a pre Kentucky Derby theme of...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    April 25, 2018

Canadian Flag flies at Town Hall

The Town of Whitehall is paying tribute to the citizens of Canada. A Canadian Flag was raised at town hall last week in remembrance of the 16 killed when a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    April 18, 2018

Mayor airs post meeting concerns

Whitehall Mayor Mary Janacaro-Hensleigh took a strong stance last week to defend local residents who choose to voice their opinions during Council meetings or public hearings. During her monthly report at the April 9 meeting, Janacaro Hensleigh said... Full story

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    April 18, 2018

Darling visits CTAC meeting

Since its inception, the Community Transition Advisory Committee has given community officials a chance to not only learn a little bit more about the Barrick Golden Sunlight Mine near Whitehall, it has also awarded them the opportunity to give feedba... Full story

 

Bob Magart running for board

1. Could you please give a little bit about your background and why you chose to run for school board? The son of a miner-logger and farm girl, one of six, second youngest, I started my professional life as a high school teacher. Ten years in that... Full story

 

Ossello seeks third term

1. Could you please give a little bit about your background and why you chose to run for school board? My husband and I have lived in Whitehall for 21 years and we have 3 children that go to school in Whitehall. Our son is in HS, our middle daughter... Full story

 

Scott Prevost files for trustee position

1. Could you please give a little bit about your background and why you chose to run for school board? I was self-employed as a general contractor in residential construction. I chose to end that business to spend more time with my family. I... Full story

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    April 11, 2018

Nieskens named Montana High School Principal of Year

Whitehall High School Principal Hannah Nieskens was recognized last week as the 2018 Montana High School Principal of the Year. In her third year at the school, Nieskens received the award last Thursd...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    April 11, 2018

MDOT officials discuss HWY 55

Employees from the Montana Department of Transportation met with local officials and visited various organizations last Thursday to discuss the ongoing Whitehall South Roadway Improvements Project. MDOT Senior Engineering Project Coordinator Shane... Full story

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    April 4, 2018

Whitehall trustee election set for May 8

A total of three candidates have filed for the two three-year Board of Trustee positions in Whitehall School District 4 & 47. According to District Clerk Patti Drake, Robert Magart, incumbent Gina Ossello, and Scott Prevost all filed prior to the... Full story

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    April 4, 2018

NRA Banquet Later This Month

Those interested in the annual Jefferson Valley Friends of the NRA Banquet should act fast to purchase tickets for the popular annual event. The banquet will take place Friday, April 20 starting at 6 p.m. at the Whitehall Community Center. Event... Full story

 
 By STAFF REPORT    News    April 4, 2018

Deer Shot Near Waterloo

The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is seeking help from local residents in regards to numerous poaching incidents near Whitehall. MFWP reported last week that a total of nine white-tailed deer... Full story

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    April 4, 2018

Construction underway on HWY 55

A construction project to upgrade Montana HWY 55 is underway, and local residents could encounter delays up to 15 minutes. According to the Montana Department of Transportation, roadway grading and... Full story

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    March 28, 2018

Town Pump adding parking

Over the past several weeks, local residents may have noticed the removal of a building adjacent to the Town Pump location in Whitehall. Once construction is completed, the area will be used for...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    March 21, 2018

Council votes to vacate seat

The Whitehall Town Council voted Monday night to vacate the seat of Ward 1 member Katy James. In her motion to declare the vacancy, Council Member Montina Rawson referenced Montana Code 7-4-4-4111 “Determination of vacancy in municipal office”....

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    March 21, 2018

Skogen joins race for Justice of Peace

A second Whitehall resident has filed to run for the Jefferson County Justice of the Peace. According to Jefferson County Election Administrator Bonnie Ramey, Larry Skogen filed for the office prior to the March 12 deadline. He will be joined in the...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    March 14, 2018

Trustees ask for May 8 levy

The Cardwell School District Board of Trustees voted last week to take a $68,000 school levy to the voters at a May 8 special election. It will be the first time the district has sought a levy in 30 years. Board members Trent Biggers, Dawn Lewton,...

 
 By DOUG DODGE    News    March 14, 2018

Snowpack high in county

The current snowpack in Jefferson County can be summed up easily: we are in it up to our waists. If you live in the high country, or have spent time there recently, this comes as no surprise. The National Weather Service confirms this with their... Full story

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    March 14, 2018

Town Council changes March meeting date

The Whitehall Town Council has changed the date for their regular monthly meeting. The meeting originally scheduled for March 12 has been moved to March 19 at 7 p.m. Mayor Mary Janacaro-Hensleigh said last week the meeting was changed due to a...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    March 14, 2018

Whitehall trustees rehire two principals

The Whitehall School District Board of Trustees voted last week to rehire K-5 Principal Britt McLean and 6-12 Principal Hannah Nieskens. Superintendent John Sullivan said the three administrators work together as a team and he thinks that is... Full story

 

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