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 By Jack H. Smith    News    September 19, 2018 

Committee to address weeds

A new committee of Whitehall residents and business owners will soon be working together to address weed problems within town limits. The Whitehall Town Council voted unanimously last week to begin wo...

 

Homecoming week in Whitehall

With a theme of "Road Trip to Victory", it's once again Homecoming Week at Whitehall High School. A busy week of activities at the Whitehall Schools include dress up days, spirit competitions, stick...

 

Column: The Camera

I’ve always found it interesting how different people deal with the same situation. A few weeks ago, I was sitting at the office and Melissa returned volleyball game visibly upset. Somehow during the time she had left the office and went to the...

 

Trojans hosting Wolves

It's a huge game Friday night for the Whitehall/Harrison High School football team. Along with the traditional Homecoming festivities, the Trojans will be looking to pick up their first conference...

 

Lady Trojans hosting two

It is another week of pivotal matches for the Whitehall High School volleyball team. The Lady Trojans will be hosting two home games, the first a conference matchup Thursday against Broadwater. The...

 

Ambulance board selects JVEMSR

The Jefferson Valley Rural Ambulance District Board voted late last month to accept a Request for Proposal from Partners United for Live Saving Education (PULSE)/Jefferson Valley Emergency Medical Services and Rescue. PULSE/JVEMSR will now provide...

 

Column: Shampoe Brown

I was always lucky on the first day of school because it was impossible to botch the pronunciation of my name during roll call. This however is not the case for some people I've known. Although I'm completely fine with my name and who I'm named...

 

Trojans pickup first victory of season

After a difficult start to the 2018 season, the Whitehall/Harrison High School team rebounded in impressive fashion last Friday night in Shepherd with an emphatic 27-13 win over the host Mustangs....

 

Trojan harriers compete twice

The Whitehall High School cross county team once again had solid times at last Tuesday's Butte Central Meet at the Fairmont Golf Course. Junior Madison Loomis was the lone Trojan to compete in the...

 

Lady Trojans finish strong in home opener

There is no quit in the Whitehall High School volleyball team. After losing two tough sets to start their home opener 25-15, 25-12 to Manhattan, the Lady Trojans came back strong in the third. While they ended up coming short 25-21, head coach Sage...

 

Art displayed at town hall

There has been some beautiful recent additions to put on display at the new Whitehall Town Hall building. Earlier this summer, art from local residents was placed on the wall at the facility located at 207 E. Legion Ave. Mayor Mary Janacaro...

 

COLUMN: Twin?

While I'm sure some people toss and turn and night worrying about politics, solving world hunger and other important issues, I on the other hand find myself up at 2 a.m. thinking about some of the dumbest things imaginable. One that has been driving...

 

Trojans looking to earn their paycheck

While the first two games of the season did not go as planned, there is still plenty of fight left in the Whitehall/Harrison High School football team. The Trojans will look to pick of their first...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 29, 2018

Paving underway on MT HWY 55

Paving has begun on the Montana Department of Transportation South Roadways Project. Melissa Shannon of Strategies 360 reported the second lift (paving) started August 20 on MT HWY 55. She said the second lift will smooth the road out and travelers...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 29, 2018

4 locals attend tracking class

With the vast open spaces and geographical diversity of Jefferson County, a search and rescue organization is a necessity. Knowing they could be needed at anytime in any weather condition, continual...

 

Saturday Mornings hosting Grand Opening event Saturday, Sept. 1

The Saturday Mornings store in Whitehall is under new ownership and will have a new look for customers. New owner Shannon Scheffel is hosting a grand opening event Saturday, September 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the store located at 7 N. Main in...

 

Column: Adulting

I’m proud to say I’m a huge fan of the schools in Whitehall. I think the teachers, staff, administration and board work together in unison to create something special. I’m also very high on the district where I grew up in Wyoming and although...

 

Trojans look to bounce back

After a tough start to the 2018 season, the Whitehall/Harrison High School football team will look to bounce back when they host Missoula Loyola Friday night. The Trojans fell 34-0 last Saturday to...

 

Nice start for Lady Trojans

It was a positive start to the season for the Whitehall High School volleyball team. The Lady Trojans finished second out of four teams at last Saturday's Manhattan Quad Tournament. First-year head...

 

Great turnout at Jefferson County Fair

Jefferson County Fair Board members are very pleased with last week's event. "It was a banner year for the number of people who attended the fair and rodeo on Saturday. We lucked out on the...

 

Trojans open season in Boulder

A tough season opening course did not deter the Whitehall Cross Country team from some positive times at last week's Jefferson Invite in Boulder. Leading the way for the Trojans was junior Madison...

 

Zeb Antonioli takes trip to New Zealand

A Carroll College bound Whitehall resident had the opportunity of a lifetime earlier this summer when he traveled to New Zealand with a 4-H Cultural Exchange program. Zeb Antonioli recently took part...

 

Firefighters thank store volunteers

The Whitehall Volunteer Fire Department took time last week to thank a local organization whose recent donation helped significantly with a recent remodel at the fire hall. The department hosted a...

 

Column: Ham and Fake News

After a decade of showing absolutely zero interest in social media, my mom recently took baby steps and created a Facebook account. While I’m sure this is not the gateway social media step into Instagram or Snap Chat, she is able to get some joy...

 

Talented Trojans open season Saturday

After two of the most successful seasons in recent history, the Whitehall/Harrison High School football will hope for more of the same when they open the 2018 season Saturday, August 25 in a neutral...

 

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