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 By Jack H. Smith    News    January 15, 2020 

Council tables marijuana business license

Members of the Whitehall Town Council will need more time to decide if they will approve a business license for a medical marijuana dispensary. At their monthly meeting Monday, the Council voted...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    January 15, 2020 

Column: Unsteady Work

It's always an exciting yet scary time when moving to a new community and this certainly was the case when I lived in Washington a few years ago. Normally when I had moved in the past, I had a job at a newspaper lined up, but this time was...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    January 15, 2020 

Trojans hosting Townsend, Loyola

The Whitehall High School boys basketball team will return home for the first time since December 21 with two games this week in Varsity Gym. The Trojans (1-7, 0-4 5B) will host conference foe...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    January 15, 2020 

Trojans finish third at Cut Bank Invite

The Whitehall High School wrestling team once again showed they are a major force in Class B/C with a third-place finish out of 29 teams at last week's Cut Bank Invitational. Whitehall was the top...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    January 15, 2020 

Whitehall takes down Manhattan, Twin Bridges

The Whitehall High School girls basketball team moved to 7-1 on the season with two road wins last week. The Lady Trojans defeated Manhattan 52-51 Thursday and 67-38 win Friday at Twin Bridges. Whitehall would start strong at the Lady Tigers taking...

 

Fire Department receives two donations, volunteers needed

The recent Christmas holiday once again showed the giving nature of local residents with two donations to the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Department. Earlier this week, Reverend Tonya R. Whaley, a...

 

Column: Bowl Mania

A few weeks ago, I talked about how I would do my best to stay up until midnight to ring in the new year, but I was in bed well before the new decade. I remember my Grandpa once telling me nothing good ever happens after midnight, so I probably...

 

Trojans squads fall to Big Timber

The Whitehall High School girls basketball team will look to bounce back from their first loss of the season with road games this week at Manhattan and Twin Bridges. In their lone game last week, the...

 

Senior captains shine in Bozeman

The senior captains on the Whitehall High School wrestling team led by example at last week's Tom LeProwse Bozeman Invitational. According to Assistant Coach Steve Sacry, Mike Wilkinson, Riley...

 

'Buddy Bench' donated to Whitehall School

In May of 2018, 10-year-old cousins Avery Kohl and Lydia Chaffin both tragically passed away in a UTV accident in Idaho. Throughout their lives, both made a tremendous impact on those they crossed pat...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    January 2, 2020

Looking Back at 2019: Busy Year at Whitehall Schools

It was a busy year in 2019 for the Whitehall Schools. In April, the school board voted 6-0 in favor of hiring current high school principal Hannah Nieskens as the new Superintendent. She took over...

 

COLUMN: The Remote

When I was growing up, I never usually had much say in what television show was being played in the house. In the days before the remote control, I would certainly have to be the one to get up and change the channel but that was my extent of being a...

 

Plenty of positives for Trojans in 2019

There were plenty of positives for Whitehall High School sports in 2019. The highlight of the year came in February when senior Connor Johnson captured the 132-pound state title with a win by fall 46...

 

Officials discuss meat processing facility

Over the past few months, the idea of a Co-operative Meat Processing Facility in Jefferson County has sparked an interest from local producers, government officials, and local organizations. The idea was once again discussed last week at a joint...

 

Local stations to broadcast Lights On 3

Earlier this year, the Musical Ensembles at Liberty Place delighted local crowds with their third annual "Lights On" concert. Next week local residents will be able to relive the wonderful evening...

 

Music festival announces bands

In August of 2020 the Rockin' The Rivers Musical Festival will be celebrating their 20th year at the event held at the "Bridge" near Three Forks. To celebrate the festival scheduled for August 13 to...

 

COLUMN: Discombobulated

In a few days, people across the world will stay up until midnight to welcome the new year. I most likely will not be one of them. In fact, it has been several years since I stayed up that late that night. This was not always the case and I can...

 

Whitehall High School wrestlers strong at 2 Great Falls tournaments

The Whitehall High School wrestling team once again found success last week at the C.M.R. Holiday Classic and the Walt Trudy Currie Tournament in Great Falls. According to assistant coach Steve...

 

Whitehall opens conference play with two home wins

With two 5B District home wins last week, the Whitehall High School girls basketball team will take a perfect 5-0 record into the winter break. Sparked by a huge fourth quarter where they scored 24...

 

Trojans show offensive promise in 5B Conference openers

Going into the winter break, Whitehall High School boys basketball Head Coach Zach McLean has seen positives on the offensive end of the court, while readily admitting the team has work to do on defense. The Trojans opened 5B District play last week...

 

Country Store awards grants

While there was plenty of time for good and conversation, the annual Volunteer of the Country Store Christmas Dinner was once again a chance for the organization to give back for the betterment of...

 

Trojans finish first at Whitehall Duals

It was a phenomenal weekend for the Whitehall High School wrestling team. The Trojans went a perfect 7-0 on their way to a first-place finish at the annual Whitehall Duals event. "Once again, the...

 

Column: The Currency of Gum

I was watching a television show about how stuff is made, and they had an episode about gum. While I still enjoy a piece every now and then, it brought back memories of my childhood. As a little kid, I would always try to get a pack of gum at the...

 

Whitehall moves to 3-0

The Whitehall High School girls basketball team was dominant last week with two lopsided wins at the Manhattan Tip-Off Tournament. The Trojans opened up play Friday with a convincing 63-20 win over...

 

Trojans pick up first victory

The Whitehall High School boys basketball team picked up their first win of the season last Friday with a 52-35 win over Great Falls Central. The Trojans started strong at the game played as part of the Manhattan Tip-Off Tournament and would double...

 

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