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 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 15, 2018 

King Concert August 16

When John King takes the stage Thursday, August 16 at the Rodeo Grounds in Whitehall he will be in a comfortable setting. The rising country music star grew in what he called a tiny town in northeast...

 

Pool Pals hosting "Dive In" event

It's pretty safe to say that swimming and going to the movies are a hit with most families. This Friday night local residents will have the chance to do both at the Whitehall Community Pool. Pool Pals Inc. is hosting a "Dive In" fundraiser Friday,...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    August 15, 2018 

COLUMN: Fashion Show Blues

With the first day of school just around the corner, families have been extremely busy with school shopping, getting supplies, and trying to get children into a much better sleep schedule. Each year around this time it always reminds me of the first...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    August 15, 2018 

Scrimmage, barbecue Friday night

The practice season is underway and local fans will soon get a sneak peak at the Whitehall High School football and volleyball teams. The annual Purple and Gold Scrimmages are scheduled to take place...

 

Celebrating 100 years

It didn't take long for a large crowd to gather last Saturday at the 100th Anniversary Celebration at Cardwell School. Shortly after 10:30 a.m., the school gymnasium was packed with former students,...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 8, 2018

Organizers pleased with 2018 event

Event organizers had many positives things to say about last month's Whitehall Frontier Days. Chamber Treasurer Jill Dove reported there were around 240 in attendance at the organizations July 28...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 8, 2018

John King concert next week

Tickets are currently on sale for two upcoming concerts in Jefferson County by rising country music star John King. A Georgia native who received significant national airplay for his song "Tonight,...

 

Column: Free Food

I’m not sure if I’m necessarily a fan of it, but the Google app on my phone has recently been giving me a very comprehensive list of what’s trending in the world every time I try to search for something. I used to get a much less condensed...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    August 8, 2018

Outlaws season ends at state

The Gallatin Valley Outlaws fell one win short of advancing to regionals. Playing at last week's American Legion Class A Baseball State Tournament in Miles City, Gallatin Valley won two games before they were eliminated after a 2-1 semifinals loss...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 1, 2018

Cardwell celebration Saturday

There is going to be one heck of a birthday party this Saturday in Cardwell. The Cardwell School 100th Anniversary Celebration is scheduled for August 4 starting at 10:30 a.m. The events at the school will include time for visiting and reconnecting,...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 1, 2018

Madison County Fair next week

The Madison County Fair scheduled for next week in Twin Bridges should provide plenty of fun for area residents. With the theme of “Red, White and Blue…This Fair is For You!!!” the events will kickoff next week with barrel racing scheduled for...

 

Column: The travelers

Publishing a newspaper every Wednesday I don’t get to travel that much or anywhere too far away. Sometimes this makes me a little bit sad, but all of the time I’m completely okay with it because it means I don’t have to deal with “fellow...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    August 1, 2018

Outlaws qualify for state

After a strong performance at the Class A South District Tournament in Helena, the Gallatin Valley Outlaws American Legion baseball team has high hopes for this week's state tournament in Miles City. The Outlaws, who play their home games in Three...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    July 25, 2018

Nieskens named national finalist

A Whitehall administrator is one of three finalists for the 2019 National Principal of the Year. Whitehall 6-12 Principal Hannah Nieskens was announced as a finalist Monday by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. She is joined by...

 

Frontier Days packs busy schedule

It's once again time for Frontier Days in Whitehall. The popular annual event is scheduled for Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28 in downtown Whitehall. One of the many organizers, Chamber of Comme...

 

Hunt selected Grand Marshal

Anyone lucky enough to have met Ronald Hunt will know just how deserving he is of being selected as the 2018 Whitehall Frontier Days Grand Marshal. For decades, Hunt has volunteered numerous hours to help those in need and for the betterment of his c...

 

Two new events Friday

Two new Frontier Days events could provide a huge boost to Friday attendance. The Montana Shakespeare in the Parks performance of Love's Labour's Lost is scheduled for Friday, July 28 at 6 p.m. in...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    July 25, 2018

Gallatin Valley Outlaws open postseason play Thursday

After a second place finish in conference play, the Gallatin Valley Outlaws American Legion baseball team will open the postseason Thursday in Helena. The second-seeded Outlaws will open the Southern...

 

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...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    July 18, 2018

Council meets at new town hall

After several long days of moving, the Whitehall Town Council was able to host their Monday meeting at their new location at 207 E. Legion Ave. Mayor Mary Janacaro Hensleigh said moving all the files...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    July 18, 2018

New flag flies high in Whitehall

Whitehall's Kevin Brunet has never been one to mince his words when it comes to discussing politics. Embarrassed by the leadership in the County during the Obama administration, Brunet wasn't feeling...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    July 18, 2018

Chamber seeks volunteers

With Frontier Days just around the corner, event organizers are still actively seeking volunteers for July 27 to 29. At the Chamber meeting last week, Chamber Coordinator Ann Lawrence told members they still really need a lot of volunteers. Lawrence...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    July 18, 2018

EDITORIAL: Fiber Festival a unique event for Whitehall

A fifth-generation rancher, Kami Noyes had a longtime dream of bring fiber artistry back to its roots. Noyes of Ranching Fiber Traditions was able to accomplish this in 2017, when along with Betty Kujawa of Snowdrift Alpacas joined forces for the...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    July 18, 2018

COLUMN: Popeye Arm

I should have known that the moment I wrote a column about a disdain for several weeks of fireworks in a row that I would pay for it in some sort of karmic retribution for constantly being grumpy about everything. This wonderful gem of a story...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    July 18, 2018

4 Trojans playing in Shrine Game

After helping build the Whitehall High School football program into one of the best in the Class B ranks, four Class of 2018 seniors will have one more chance to represent the Trojans this Saturday...

 

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