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 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 12, 2021

Rockin' The Rivers Back On For 2021

After having the event canceled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Rockin' the Rivers is set to return in 2021. According to RTR office manager Jodie Petitt, the 2021 festival is scheduled to take...

 

"Ultimate Domination" at Opening Duals

It was a great start to the season for the Whitehall High School wrestling team. The Trojans picked up a 51-24 win over Florence and also defeated Big Fork 43-30. During the two duals Whitehall had a...

 

Flint, Dylan Smith selected to Shrine squad

The Whitehall High School football team will once again be well represented at the prestigious Montana East-West Shrine Bowl. The 2021 teams that were announced Christmas at Midnight include Trojan...

 

Settings part of 56 county Peaks to Plains Tour

Settings by All Things Montana in Whitehall recently had the honor of being a stop on the U.S. Small Business Administration "Peaks to Plains Business Resiliency Tour". The seven-day statewide tour...

 

Talented Trojans open season Saturday

While the Whitehall High School wrestling team may have been unable to compete in December, they used the change in the schedule to their benefit. The Trojans started practicing December 7 and according to Assistant Coach Steve Sacry, they have used...

 

Senior-laden Trojans open with conference tilt

The Whitehall High School boys basketball team will jump right into conference play when they open the season Saturday, January 2 with a 5B District road matchup at Big Timber. Not only will this be the opening game for the senior-laden Trojans, but...

 

Whitehall students receive sweatshirts

Since the creation of Montana Rail Link's Project Sweatshirt in 2014, a total of 16,243 sweatshirts featuring school colors and mascots have been presented as a gift to students and staff throughout the state. Last Thursday, students, and staff in Wh...

 

Chamber announces contest winners

The Whitehall Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of their 2020 Christmas Lights Contest. The winner of the residential contest was Jerry Ward at 404 2nd Street, and the winner of the...

 

Demolition work continues on mills

Demolition work is continuing in the mill area at the Barrick Golden Sunlight mine in Whitehall. At a Community Transition Advisory Committee meeting last week, Mine General Manager Chuck Buus reported a significant amount of demolition has taken...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    December 9, 2020

Board approves voluntary rapid antigen test

The Whitehall School Board of Trustees voted last week to approve BinaxNOW, a rapid antigen test for COVID-19. The use of the tests is voluntary for both students and staff. During a presentation, School Nurse Mary Beth Hunter stressed this is not...

 

Festival of Trees moves to online format

While things might be a little different in 2020 with an online format, the annual Liberty of Place Festival of Trees will once again be huge in fundraising efforts for the organization that provides...

 

2 accidents lead to Monday I-90 fatality

A tragic wreck just moments after another accident resulted in a fatality Monday on Interstate 90 between Cardwell and Whitehall. According to Trooper Michael O’Connor of the Montana Highway Patrol, there were two accidents Monday morning, the...

 

7 Trojans earn postseason honors

After advancing to the Class B quarterfinals for the third time in five years, the Whitehall/Harrison High School football team was well represented with numerous Trojans receiving postseason...

 

Schools, town hall announce closures

The Whitehall School district announced last Tuesday they will be closing the campus and moving to remote learning from Monday, November 16 to Monday, November 30. Accounting for the Thanksgiving...

 

Mine General Manager Shares Optimism on Project

Golden Sunlight Mine General Manager Chuck Buus is hopeful by this time next year they will have concentrate being shipped by truck to Nevada. In an update at last week's Community Transition...

 

Governor Elect Gianforte selects Nieskens for COVID-19 Task Force

Whitehall Superintendent Hannah Nieskens has been named to Governor-Elect Greg Gianforte's COVID-19 Task Force. The 21-member task force is comprised of healthcare experts, business leaders, school administrators, law enforcement, and local and...

 

Christmas Stroll cancelled, Pop Up Market planned

The Whitehall Chamber of Commerce’s event plan for the 2020 Christmas Stroll was denied by the Jefferson County Health Board. Chamber President John Kreis said it was very disappointing news but at the same time, they certainly understand the...

 

Ridgeline Sports Opens in Whitehall

Morgan and Lucy Shaw have a huge passion for the outdoors.  They recently decided to share their love for the outdoors in the Treasure State in the form of a new area business. Earlier this year,...

 

3 earn postseason accolades

After one of the most successful seasons in recent history, the Whitehall High School volleyball team was well represented on the 5B District All-Conference team. Senior Meagan Johnson was named...

 

Public Safety Levy denied

A majority of Town of Whitehall residents voted last week against a public safety mill levy. The unofficial total vote count was 307 against and 260 for the levy that would have generated funding for the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Department and the...

 

JVCF Awards 2020 Grants

The Jefferson County Community Foundation once again showed their love and appreciation for local non-profits at last week's Short and Sweet event at the Whitehall Community Center. Board member Amy...

 

Two elementary students placed in quarantine

Two Whitehall Elementary School classes were placed in quarantine last week. In a letter sent to parents, Superintendent Hannah Nieskens said the district was notified that two individuals associated with the school had confirmed, positive tests for...

 

Trojans fall in quarterfinals

A fantastic season for the Whitehall/Harrison High School football team came to an end last Saturday with a 40-13 quarterfinal loss at Fairfield. After trailing 12-0 just three minutes into the game,...

 

Breakthrough season ends for Whitehall

For the first time in 16 years, the Whitehall High School volleyball team had the opportunity to play at the Southern B Divisional Tournament. While the team was unable to advance out of last week's...

 

Fall play to be televised next week

Whitehall High School drama students have been working hard in anticipation of next week's televised performance of their annual fall play. The performance of "Money to Burn" is scheduled for Friday, September 13 at 7 p.m. on Whitehall Low Power TV...

 

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