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 By Jack H. Smith    News    December 13, 2017 

Council lifts suspension

The Whitehall Town Council voted unanimously Monday night to reinstate suspended member Francine Giono-Janik. Prior to the 5-0 vote, Town Attorney Ed Guza stated it is his opinion Janik is ready get back to the position and recommended she be placed...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    December 13, 2017 

District board meets

The Jefferson Valley Rural Ambulance District Board of Directors met for the first time since the new district was approved by local voters in November. At a meeting Monday night at the Borden’s Building in Downtown Whitehall, the board members...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    December 13, 2017 

Vandalism, theft, reported at school

Whitehall School officials are looking into recent reports of vandalism in the weight room. At the School Board of Trustees meeting last week, High School/Middle School Principal Hannah Nieskens reported there has been recent vandalism, thefts, and...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    December 6, 2017

Students select access site name

Whitehall seventh graders worked together last Friday to help come up with a permanent name for a new fishing access and paddler's campsite on the Jefferson River near Waterloo. The students spent...

 

Bidding opens for town ambulances

The Whitehall Council approved unanimously to open public bidding on four ambulances owned by the town. The governing body passed four resolutions at a special meeting last week that opened the bidding process. The town is selling a 2015 Chevrolet...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report

Monday, Nov. 20 1:30 a.m. – abandoned auto, Hwy 2 East, Cardwell 3:29 a.m. - abandoned auto, I-90 westbound, MM 239, Whitehall 9:05 a.m. - care for sick/injured, 90 Boe Lane, Whitehall 10:07 a.m. – civil assist, 2 North Whitehall Street,...

 

Council votes to sell building

At a special meeting Monday night, the Whitehall Town Council approved a resolution to sell the ‘Ambulance Barn’ located at 207 E. Legion. The 4-1 vote came after an hour long public hearing to discuss the sale of the property to Dr. Cory Tebay...

 

Speech team ready for 'fun' 17-18 season

Just days before their first meet of the season last Saturday at Missoula Loyola, members of the Whitehall High School speech team were not only looking forward to competition, they had their sights...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report

Monday, Nov. 13 4:57 a.m. – mental crisis, 460 Hwy 2 West, Whitehall 2:22 p.m. - keeping the peace, 2 North Whitehall Street, Whitehall 11:53 p.m. - traffic accident/1 vehicle/injury, I-90 eastbound, MM 237, Whitehall 7:53 p.m. – traffic/...

 

'Pinktober' raises $8,000

During the month of October, Barrick mine sites and offices in the US participated in the company's Pinktober Breast Cancer Awareness initiative benefitting community healthcare providers. Barrick donated $5 for each employee dressed in pink on the...

 

Council upholds suspension

At their regular monthly meeting last week, the Whitehall Town Council voted unanimously to uphold the suspension of member Francine Giono Janik. Janik was put on suspension by the governing body in November of 2016. At last week’s meeting, Mayor D...

 

Council votes to retain Keogh

Although she was elected by acclamation to a Ward Seat on the Whitehall Town Council in October, it appears Katy James may not serve on the governing body when new members are sworn in the first Monday in January. At a meeting Monday night, the White...

 

Attendance on the rise

For the second straight month, Whitehall Middle and High School Principal Hannah Nieskens has reported an increase in attendance at the schools. At the board of trustees meeting last week, Nieskens said the number at the high school has increased to...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 15, 2017

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report

Monday, Nov. 6 2:42 a.m. - suspicious/ person/vehicle/circumstance, 1 Commercial Way, Whitehall 6:38 a.m. - traffic accident, I-90 westbound, MM 250, Whitehall 7:46 a.m. - traffic accident, I-90 westbound, MM 250, Whitehall 7:58 a.m. - traffic...

 

Council tables ambulance barn vote

The Whitehall Town Council voted Monday night to table a resolution that would approve the sale of the Ambulance Barn located at 207 E. Legion. Council member Mac Smith made a motion to table Resolution 2017-08, and asked the governing body to host...

 

Governing body hires firm to complete PER

After a lengthy discussion about the ongoing uranium issues the town water supply, the Whitehall Council voted Monday night to hire Jason Crawford of Kadrmas, Lee & Jackson to complete a Preliminary Engineering Report due next year. The Council also...

 

Production on target at gold mine

Production was on target during October at the Barrick Golden Sunlight Mine. At the Community Transition Advisory Committee meeting last Thursday, Mine General Manager Dan Banghart said the production for the month was 4,000 ounces, on par with...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    November 8, 2017

Local voters approve ambulance district

There will be a new ambulance district in Jefferson County. In a special election Tuesday, local voters approved the formation of the Jefferson Valley Rural Ambulance District in the Whitehall area. According to Jefferson County Election...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    November 8, 2017

Chamber members discuss upcoming Christmas stroll

With the Christmas Stroll a month away, members of the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce have been hard at work in preparation for the popular annual event. At the regular chamber meeting last week, treasurer Jill Dove said they currently have about...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    November 8, 2017

18 to 20 inches reported in Whitehall

It was a winter wonderland last week in Whitehall and the surrounding areas. A fierce winter storm made its way into the Lower Jefferson Valley late last Thursday evening and the snow did not let up...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report

Monday, Oct. 30 8:44 a.m. -- criminal mischief to vehicle, 111 North Division Street, Whitehall 2:25 p.m. – threat to injure person, 99 Hwy 2 East, Whitehall 4:25 p.m. – traffic stop, Yellowstone Trail, Whitehall 4:53 p.m. – stranded motorist,...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    November 1, 2017

Festival of Trees set for Nov. 16

In its 20th year, the annual Liberty Place Inc. Festival of Trees has become not only an amazing evening for all those in attendance, it also serves as the primary fundraiser for the non-profit...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    November 1, 2017

Local schools hosting Veteran's Day programs

Area students have been busy preparing for Veteran’s Day programs scheduled in Whitehall and Cardwell. The Cardwell program will take place Thursday, November 9 at 9 a.m., while the Whitehall event will take place Friday, November 10 at 10:30 a.m....

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    November 1, 2017

Montana DOT grant a boon to Jefferson Valley EMS and Rescue

There was recently some great news for Jefferson Valley EMS and Rescue (JVEMS) when they were notified of a grant award from the Montana Department of Transportation. According to Grant Bureau Chief Audrey Allums, JVEMS has been awarded grant...

 

County Commission Update

Hi Folks, I was in Butte at a training about Tax Increment Financing Districts, Targeted Economic Development Districts, and Urban Renewal Districts last Tuesday at the same time as our regular meeting. The information was great. Some of the types...

 

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