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 By Jack H. Smith    News    November 13, 2019 

School play November 14, 15

The Whitehall High School's drama department performances of "When Bullfrogs Sing Opera" are scheduled for November 14 and 15 starting at 7 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room. After many long hours practicing for the play, director Marci Whitehurst has...

 

Annual Harvest Pantry Dinner Friday

It's once again the time of the year for the annual Church of Latter-day Saints Harvest Pantry Dinner. The popular annual event is scheduled for Friday, November 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church...

 

Column: Goat Heads

While I certainly don't mind being outside for a hike or spending a few days camping without any technology or a care in the world, I also very much like to be sitting on the self-created divot on my couch and binge-watching a television show or a...

 

Liberty Place Festival of Trees November 22

There will be a new location for the 22nd annual Liberty Place Inc. Festival of Trees. After many years at the Best Western GranTree Inn, this year's fundraiser is scheduled for Friday, November 22...

 

Veterans Day programs next week

The Whitehall and Cardwell Schools are hosting their annual Veterans Day program next week. The Whitehall program is scheduled for Monday, November 11 at 10 a.m. in Varsity Gym, while the Cardwell...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    November 6, 2019

Chamber annual meeting Thursday

The annual meeting of the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce is this week. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 7 at the Borden's Building Conference room. The board of directors meeting is...

 

Cardwell Store hosting holiday food drive

The Cardwell Store and Moose Crossing Sweets & Gifts are giving back to the local community with an ongoing food drive. The drive conducted by the store located at 770 MT HWY 2 started November 1 and will run until December 1. Those who donate...

 

Column: Grub's

Every few months I will have a dream of a small little diner in my hometown of Rock Springs, Wyoming. After the dream, I will always wake up hungry and craving a double shamrock and fries with from Grub's Drive-In. While it may make some people...

 

Trojans end season at tourney

The season came to an end last week for the Whitehall High School volleyball team. The Trojans dropped two hard-fought contests at last week's 5B District Tournament in Belgrade. Whitehall fell in the...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    October 30, 2019

Ballots mailed, 3 seats Council seats up for grabs

Ballots have been mailed for the 2019 Whitehall Town Council. Two-year term seats are opening in Ward 1, 2, and 3. Incumbent Logan Reiff (Ward 1), Katy James (Ward 2), and Roy McBride were elected by...

 

Column: Miserable

Southwest Montana is a really wonderful place to both work and live and I'm truly blessed to call the Treasure State home. I've lived and worked all over the western United States and Montana truly is a special place. I wish I could say that about...

 

Trojans wrap up season at state

The Whitehall High School cross country team wrapped up their 2019 season in a positive fashion at last week's State Meet at the Eagle Falls Golf Course in Great Falls. Head Coach Kerry Sacry was...

 

Whitehall wins on senior night

It was a senior night to remember for the Whitehall High School volleyball team. The Lady Trojans ended their home season with a thrilling five-set victory (25-22, 25-18, 14-25, 18-25, 17-15) over...

 

Trojans season ends early

It was an unfortunate early end to the season for the Whitehall/Harrison High School football team. Trailing 20-0 with 1:29 left in the first quarter to Big Timber, the three sets of lights on the visitor's side of Trojans field shut off and moments...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    October 23, 2019

Council approves new public works employee

After a lengthy discussion, the Whitehall Town Council voted 3-2 last Tuesday to hire Ron Noe as a third public works employee. Council members Logan Reiff and Shawn Hoagland voted in approval of the...

 

Column: Green Hair Don't Care

When I was a senior in college, I was taking classes through the University of Wyoming Extension office in my hometown and waiting tables at a local restaurant. I had a steady girlfriend, a great group of friends, was making pretty decent money and...

 

Whitehall defeats rival Panthers

The Whitehall High School volleyball team picked up arguably their biggest win of the season last Tuesday with a thrilling five set home victory over rival Jefferson High School. Head coach Kyla...

 

Trojans take down Wolves, senior night October 25

The Whitehall/Harrison High School football team shined in all three phases of the game and picked up their first conference win of the season with a 29-6 road win last Friday at Three Forks. The Trojans scored on their first possession of the game...

 

Column: Peaches

It was just about nine years ago when I first spotted "Peaches" walking near my home in Washington. I had never been a cat person in my life, but I instantly felt for him as the little kitten followed his mother. I knew in a heartbeat that the life o...

 

Trojans, Wolves to battle Friday

Two Southern B rivals will be looking to pick up their first conference win of the season Friday when the Whitehall/Harrison High School football team travels to take on Three Forks. After winning their first two games of the season, the Trojans...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    October 9, 2019

'Screams Come True' headed to Whitehall

Attendees from across Southwest Montana will have their "Screams Come True" later this month in Whitehall. Dubbed as a unique two-weekend event, the "Screams Come True" haunted house experience is scheduled for October 18 and 19, and October 25 and 2...

 

COLUMN: Lonely Shopping

With the kids both in activities this fall there have not been many family trips to the grocery store. This is probably a good thing. For some strange reason they don't seem to like all the embarrassing things I will do to draw attention to us at...

 

Trojans look to get offense rolling at Columbus

The Whitehall/Harrison High School football team will look to break out of an offensive slump when they hit the road Friday for a Southern B Conference matchup at Columbus. After starting the year in impressive fashion with two non conference wins, t...

 

Whitehall nets great times at Headwaters Invitational

The Whitehall High School and Junior High cross country teams shined at last Saturday’s Headwaters Invitational in Three Forks. Head Coach Kerry Sacry said it was a great day for the Trojans and...

 

Amazing week for Lady Trojans volleyball

It was an incredible week for the Whitehall High School volleyball team. The Lady Trojans were able to pick up a home win against Twin Bridges and won on the road Thursday in four sets against Drummon...

 

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