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 By Jack H. Smith    News    September 16, 2020 

Administrator discusses all-mail election

Jefferson County Election officials announced in late August they would be conducting an all-mail ballot election. The Jefferson County Commissioners voted earlier this month against a resolution that would have reversed the decision. The issue has...

 

Whitehall takes down visiting Lady Tigers

The Whitehall High School volleyball team shined in their first home game of the season last week against Manhattan. The Lady Trojans picked up their first win of the season Tuesday, September 8 with...

 

Whitehall Schools celebrate Homecoming

It's Homecoming Week in Whitehall with a variety of activities planned on campus. According to WHS Principal Melissa Robbins, students will be participating in dress-up days, playing in an indoor...

 

High school, junior high rodeo set for September 12, 13

There will be plenty of great rodeo action this weekend in Whitehall. The annual Whitehall High School and Junior High Rodeo are scheduled for Saturday, September 12, and Sunday, September 13 at the...

 

Trojan football takes down rival Jefferson

It's so far so good for the Whitehall/Harrison High School football team. The Trojans used a strong defensive performance and two Miles Hoerauf to Flint Smith touchdowns on their way to an 18-6 season-opening home win over rival Jefferson High School...

 

Lady Trojans show promise in opening two matches

Editor's Note: The Lady Trojans picked up their first win of the season Tuesday evening with a 25-19, 22-25, 25-22, 25-23 victory over visiting Manhattan. Read more about the match in next week's...

 

Whitehall opening season with limited attendance

There will be a limited number of home fans allowed as the Whitehall High School sporting teams start the fall season in Phase 2 of the State of Montana Reopening. According to guidelines provided by Whitehall Superintendent Hannah Nieskens, Whitehal...

 

Main Street Green: New 'Event Park' in Downtown Whitehall

It was a special night last Thursday in downtown Whitehall with the official unveiling of Main Street Green. The special ceremony honored those who have helped make the new "Event Park" that will soon...

 

Column: Ghost Touch

I often find myself writing about technology and how I am kind of in this never-ending loop of it driving me crazy while at the same time being an absolute necessity in my life. A perfect example of this would be last Tuesday evening when I had to...

 

Trojans open season Friday

After missing out on the playoffs the past two seasons, the senior class for the Whitehall/Harrison High school football team has high hopes for the 2020 season that will begin later this week with a...

 

Plenty of positives at 2020 Madison County Fair

While it may have been a little different from those in past, there was still plenty to smile about at the recent Madison County Fair in Twin Bridges. According to Mikayla Hudson, 4-H & Youth...

 

Trojans take down rival Panthers

It's so far so good for the Whitehall/Harrison High School football team. The Trojans used a strong defensive performance and two Miles Hoerauf to Flint Smith touchdowns on their way to an 18-6 season...

 

Mulligan reflects on time at Corner Store

Sitting in his office last Friday morning, Corner Store owner Tim Mulligan took time to reflect on his nearly thirty years as a business owner. With the store officially changing hands to a Thriftway...

 

Lady Trojans open up 2020 season next week in Townsend

The Whitehall High School volleyball team will return a wealth of varsity experience when they open the season September 3 at Townsend. The Lady Trojans will welcome back three seniors with Meagan Johnson, Kendra Klapan, and Dalaney Scafani all...

 

Trojan football adds second Jefferson game to schedule

It looks like the Whitehall/Harrison High School football team will get a non-conference game --- well sort of. After having their first three games of the season canceled due to an order from the Jefferson County Health Department barring...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 19, 2020

Bullock issues school mask directive

Students in both public and private schools will be required to wear masks at the start of the upcoming school year. Montana Governor Steve Bullock issued a Directive last Wednesday that is...

 

Health Department says no to non-conference games

The Jefferson County Health Department has directed both Whitehall and Jefferson High Schools they will not be able to participate in non-conference games for the 2020 Fall season. According to Whitehall District Officials, the schedules will be...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 19, 2020

Jefferson County seeking polling place volunteers

Jefferson County Commissioner Cory Kirsch announced last week the county is looking for some help to allow them to hold polling place elections rather than a mail-in only election in November. "We are in need of election judges for the polling...

 

Chamber Hosting August 19 event

After hosting the annual Frontier Days celebration in July, the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce is moving forward with plans for the Fall Festival. They are also hosting a special "Hot Summer Nights event Wednesday, August 19. Chamber President John...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 12, 2020

Town officials pleased with results of chip seal project

Whitehall Town officials are pleased with the result of the recent chip sealing project completed by HardDrives Inc. At a Council meeting Monday, Whitehall Public Works Director Kory Klapan told the governing body the chip seal looks wonderful compar...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 12, 2020

Caruana helps to replace vandalized sign

Three Forks resident Julia Caruana was returning home after to a trip to Pipestone when she saw the vandalization to the joint campaign sign for U.S. President Donald Trump and Montana Senate...

 

School district offering kindergarten readiness program

Enrollment is now open for the new Kindergarten Readiness Program in Whitehall. The program is for children who are at least four years old by September 10 and will take place during the week from 12:10 p.m. to 3:10 p.m. Whitehall Superintendent...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    August 5, 2020

State Bound: Outlaws finish second at district tourney

With a second-place finish at last week's Southern A District Tournament in Three Forks, the Gallatin Valley Outlaws are headed to the State Tournament this week in Lewistown. The Outlaws will open...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    August 5, 2020

MHSA announces fall sports guidelines

As it stands today, fall sports in Whitehall are scheduled to start on time. The Montana High School Association (MHSA) announced July 27 their guidelines for fall activities that include a five-tier...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    July 29, 2020

County official discusses protocol for positive test

Molly Carey of the Jefferson County Health Department recently described the process officials follow after the notification of a positive COVID-19 test. After a county resident receives a positive...

 

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