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 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    February 12, 2020 

Whitehall wins Divisional Title

For the first time since 1995, the Whitehall High School wrestling team captured a Divisional Championship. The Trojans had four individual champions and had another six finish in the top four to... Full story


Column: Funeral Potatoes

Each year in my household the “Super Bowl” serves as a wonderful opportunity to have some wonderful “game day” type food. I would like to say it is also a chance to also watch football but that isn’t always the case for everyone in the...

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    February 12, 2020 

Whitehall loses close battle to visiting Tigers

The Whitehall High School boys basketball team will wrap up their regular season with a Friday road game at Townsend and a Saturday home game against Manhattan Christian. According to Head Coach Zach McLean, the two opponents who they have already...

 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    February 12, 2020 

Lady Trojans take down Manhattan

The only thing that could slow down the Whitehall High School girls basketball team last week was Mother Nature. The Lady Trojans moved to 11-4 on the season with Thursday's 62-48 home win over... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    February 5, 2020

Council to continue marijuana discussion

After tabling the issue last month, the Whitehall Council will once again be discussing a possible medicinal marijuana dispensary in town limits. The topic will be on the agenda at their February 10... Full story


Column: Wait, never a Big Mac?

I think it is probably safe to say that nobody in my house is a morning person and the rides to work are usually pretty quiet. Every now and then I will badger Shayla on the way to work with a bunch of random questions that drives her up the wall.... Full story


Whitehall to focus on the 'little things'

With two weeks left in the regular season, the Whitehall High School girls basketball will be focusing on the 'little things' as they prepare for the postseason. The Lady Trojans (10-4, 5-3 5B) fell... Full story


Trojans defeat Big Timber

In the past several weeks, the Whitehall High School boys basketball team has battled to the end in several close losses. The Trojans were able to get over the hump last week picking up their first conference win of the season last Friday with a...


Whitehall completes successful regular season, divisionals Saturday

After a successful regular season, the Whitehall High School wrestling team will move on to the postseason starting with Saturday's Southern B/C Divisional Tournament in Cascade. Assistant Coach...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    January 29, 2020

Headwaters Country Jam announces 2020 headliners

The lineup has been announced for the 2020 Headwaters Country Jam scheduled for Thursday, June 18 to Saturday, June 20 at the "Bridge" near Cardwell. The headlining acts for the festival are Midland,... Full story


Column: Braveheart

There were probably a lot of people I graduated high school within Wyoming that instantly matured as they took their next steps in life, but this was certainly not the case for myself or my trusted crew The couple of years following high school were...


Trojans drop close road battle

While it may not have resulted in a win last week, the Whitehall High School boys basketball team showed they are close to a breakthrough game. The Trojans lost two close games last week the first a...


Whitehall defeats rival Boulder

The Whitehall High School girls basketball team moved to 10-2 with two road wins last week. The Lady Trojans (10-2, 5-1) picked up a hard-fought 57-53 win Thursday night at the Snake Pit in Anaconda and followed it up Friday with an impressive 56-41...


Teen Super Bowl Party February 2

fter a fierce winter storm led to the cancellation of the 2019 event, the Teen Substance Free Super Bowl Party will return to Whitehall in 2020. The event sponsored by Jefferson County, The Jefferson...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    January 22, 2020

2 School board seats open in May election

There will be two open seats on the Whitehall School Board in the upcoming May 5 election. According to District Clerk Patti Drake, the three-year seat currently held by Jeff Briggs in Whitehall School District 4 and 47, as well as the three-year...


Lady Trojans take down Townsend, fall to top-ranked Missoula Loyola

The Whitehall High School girls basketball team split a pair of home games last week. The Lady Trojans (8-2, 4-1 5B) picked up a hard-fought 57-47 win Thursday night against Townsend and fell 56-40 Sa...


Shorthanded Trojans battle hard at Choteau Classic

Despite being shorthanded, the third-ranked Whitehall High School wrestling did more than just hold their own at last week's Choteau Classic with a sixth-place finish out of 33 teams at the tournament...


Trojan basketball looking to put together full 32 minutes

While they were unable to pick up a victory in two home games last week, the Whitehall High School boys basketball team showed plenty of upside in their 59-50 loss Thursday to Townsend and a closely contested 43-41 loss Saturday to Missoula Loyola....

 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...


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...


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...


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... Full story


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... Full story


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...


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