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 By Jack H. Smith    Community    April 24, 2019 

Summer season nears at Caverns

New LED lights and plenty of family friendly events should make for a great summer at the Lewis and Clark Caverns. Parks Manager Rhea Armstrong said they are very excited as they prepare for the 2019...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    April 24, 2019 

Giono travels to Washington D.C. event

Earlier this month, Whitehall resident Francine Giono traveled to Washington D.C. to take part in the 2019 EMS on the Hill Day. Giono was one of three Montana members of the National Association of...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    April 24, 2019 

COLUMN: Jack in Jackson Hole

With a winter that won't seem to stop, I haven't been this is excited for summer in a really long time. Although I'm moving in a few days, I'm not getting too depressed about everything that goes along with packing up everything and taking it...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    April 24, 2019 

Whitehurst nets top Class B time

As they inch closer to the postseason, the Whitehall High School track team is starting to put together their best performances of the season. Head coach Dan Lacey was pleased with the way his team competed at last week's Gallatin Valley...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    April 17, 2019

Reduction in force set for September 30

Barrick Gold officials are anticipating a reduction in force at the Golden Sunlight Mine on September 30. At a Community Transition Advisory Committee meeting last week, Mine General Manager Dan Banghart said an email was sent to employees April 10 i...

 

Spring cleanup next week

For Mayor Mary Janacaro Hensleigh, the annual Town of Whitehall Spring Cleanup is her favorite week of the year. This year's event is scheduled to take place April 23 to 26. Janacaro Hensleigh said...

 

COLUMN: Store Shenanigans

The other day I was at the grocery store searching for some chipotle peppers in adobo sauce when I overheard two ladies having a conversation. They had not seen each other in quite some time and were very happy to see each other and exchange...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    April 17, 2019

Briggs, Mercer nab first place at meet

There were plenty of strong performances last Thursday for the Whitehall High School Track team at the Big Timber Meet in Columbus. The Trojans had two individual champions in their second meet of...

 

Celebrating 100

On a rainy Friday afternoon, Whitehall's Mary Davis smiled when she reminisced about her love of baking and how she is known for making a wonderful strawberry shortcake. Her smile grew bigger as she...

 

WHS play next week

Whitehall High School drama students have been working hard in anticipation of their annual spring play. The student's performances of "The Hitchin' Post" are scheduled for Tuesday, April 16, and...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    April 10, 2019

Nieskens new Superintendent

The Whitehall School Board of Trustees did not have to look far to select a new Superintendent. The board voted 6-0 last week in favor of hiring current high school principal Hannah Nieskens. Trustee Jeff Briggs abstained from the vote. She will...

 

Whitehall Easter Egg Hunt Saturday

It's once again time for the annual Whitehall Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg Hunt. This year's event is scheduled for Saturday, April 13 at 10 a.m. at the Whitehall High School football field. Age...

 

COLUMN: Nicked nose

The past couple of years I've spent a great deal of time with a beard. Every so often I would let it get a little too long and perhaps look more like a Grizzly Adams than a newspaper guy. It is just really convenient to have a beard. I don't have to...

 

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry Friday

Each year members of the Knight of Columbus bring the local community together for a great cause at their fish fry. The 14th annual event is scheduled for Friday, April 5 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the St. Teresa's Catholic Church located at 107...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    April 3, 2019

OUR VIEW: Our View: Hopefully exploration a positive

In late March, Barrick Gold officials announced a final mill run has been scheduled for May at the Golden Sunlight Mine in Whitehall. This was certainly tough news to take for the community. The Golden Sunlight Mine has been such an important part...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    April 3, 2019

COLUMN: Just a clutz

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how karma may have played a part in two wonderful spills I had while walking around town. After another horrifically embarrassing fall inside of a school on my way to a building, I'm beginning to think that it probably...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    March 27, 2019

Work continues on bus barn

The projected completion date for Whitehall Transportation's Dick Gustin Memorial Bus Barn is set for late May or early June. According to WPT Director Paula Hippert ,the project incurred a small...

 

COLUMN: Moving Stinks

I can't remember a time in my life where I was ever so excited for the transition to spring and eventually the high temperatures of summer. This was a brutal winter with a few weeks I thought would never end. Driving was of course a nightmare and...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    March 27, 2019

Tennis opens season Friday

While large amounts of snow may have sent them inside for their first few practices, Whitehall High School Tennis coach Kerry Sacry is happy with the progress of his team. The Lady Trojans will open their Friday and Saturday at a tournament in Great...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    March 27, 2019

Trojans battling weather

With their season-opening meet scheduled for Friday in Frenchtown, the Whitehall High School track team has been battling the weather in anticipation of their first event. "The beginning of the...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    March 20, 2019

Sandbags available at Town Rec Complex

During her monthly report at Monday's Whitehall Town Council meeting, Mayor Mary Janacaro Hensleigh reminded residents that sandbags are available at the Recreation Complex. Hensleigh said with the all the snow Whitehall has had she thinks it is...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    March 20, 2019

Whitehall wins state title

The Whitehall Little Guys Wrestling team are state champions. The squad finished in first place out of 14 teams at last week's Southwest Montana Little Guys State Tournament in Dillon. Steve Sacry...

 

OUR VIEW: Time to start thinking about BTBJ

It's time to start thinking about the annual Black Tie Blue Jeans fundraiser scheduled for May 4 at the Whitehall Community Center. The event is the largest annual area fundraiser and is vital to so many non-profit organizations in the Whitehall...

 

Column: Sweet, sweet karma

I'm by no means a spiritual guru who spends hours a day cross legged on the floor mediating, but I'm a firm believer in karma. What goes around often does come around. While I certainly have my moments, I try to do the best I can and treat people the...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    March 13, 2019

Positive Audit Results for Whitehall School District

There was good news last week for the Whitehall School Districts. At a school board meeting March 6, Debbie Ouellette with Newland and Company presented her audit findings for the district. Superintendent John Sullivan said they received the highest...

 

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