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Whitehall Chrismtas Stroll Saturday

There will be plenty of fun for all ages at the 2018 Whitehall Christmas Stroll. The annual event is sponsored by the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce and will take place on Saturday, December 8 in...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    December 5, 2018 

Chamber Lights Contest returns

The deadline is nearing for the 2018 Whitehall Chamber of Commerce Christmas Lights Contest. Entries for the contest are due to the chamber by Friday, December 7 at 10 a.m. Houses must be fully decorated and lit for judging by December 8. Winners...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    December 5, 2018 

Column: Chicken in a Can

It always makes me laugh when I'm watching a "true crime" show and someone will describe their community as a small town. I recently watched a show where Fort Collins, Colorado was painted as a small college town and I could not believe what I was... Full story

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    December 5, 2018 

Whitehall headed to Manhattan Tip Off Tourney

The Whitehall High School boys basketball team will look to pick up their first win of the season Friday when they battle Deer Lodge in the Manhattan Tip-Off Tournament. The Trojans opened their...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    December 5, 2018 

Lady Trojans impressive in opener

You could not have asked for a better start to the opening game of the season for the Whitehall High School girls basketball team. The Lady Trojans scored the first 16 points of their Saturday game...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    December 5, 2018 

Wrestlers strong at opening tournament

It was an amazing start to the season for the Whitehall High School wrestling team. Competing at last week's season opening Cascade Tournament. The Trojans had four individual champions on their way to a second place finish. "It was a great weekend....

 

Column: Stuck in the window

In my line of work, I've established a routine that makes it a lot easier to get the job done. Any little change will throw me out of my comfort zone and last week was a perfect example of this. With the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, I had to...

 

Meeting to discuss new Veterans home

An informational meeting about the Southwest Montana Veterans' Home is set to take place Friday, November 30 at the Whitehall Community Center. The meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. According to local Veteran Gary Redfern, the meeting will also...

 

Lady Trojans open season Dec. 1

Under the direction of first-year head coach Kelly Nieskens, there were plenty of positives for the 2017-18 Whitehall High School girls basketball coach. With their 2018-19 season starting Saturday...

 

Trojans hosting Manhattan Christian

While his squad may be young as far as varsity experience, longtime Whitehall High School boys basketball coach Zach McLean has been impressed with the effort of his team in anticipation of Saturday's...

 

Our View: Fire department needs volunteers

The word "hero" has a different meaning for everyone. In my eyes, a "hero" can mean anything from a past or present member of the military to a teacher who does their best each and everyday to help ensure the future is bright for a younger...

 

Column: Tacos?

I must have missed the memo, but somehow it feels as if society has immediately transitioned from Halloween to Christmas. I drove by a neighbor's house the other day and his yard was full of decorations. I wasn't quite sure if I wanted to throw up...

 

Flynn continues running career

After a successful running career at Whitehall High School, 2017 graduate Hunter Flynn has continued to shine during the first two years of his collegiate career at Dickinson State University in...

 

Stageline offering free Thanksgiving dinner

After a successful event in 2017, Whitehall Stageline Pizza is once again giving back to the local community with a free-of-charge Thanksgiving Dinner. The dinner is scheduled to take place Thursday, November 22 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the restaurant...

 

Food Pantry receives donations

Throughout the year, the Whitehall Food Pantry plays a vital role in the local community, especially during the holiday season. Earlier this week, the pantry received generous donations to help their...

 

LDS Harvest 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 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church located at 41 Mormon Lane. The meal is a Thanksgiving...

 

COLUMN: It's Over

I think it's probably safe to say I'm one of many that are excited the 2018 General election is done. For the past several months it has been darn near impossible to sit and watch a football game or one of my favorite shows without at least three or...

 

Whitehall Schools honor Veterans

The Whitehall School District honored those who have served last week at the annual Veteran's Day Program. The program included a 100th year celebration of Armistice Day in 1918 by Whitehall fifth...

 

Johnson named to all conference team

Throughout the course of the 2018-19 volleyball season, Whitehall High School sophomore Meagan Johnson shined with her play and 100 percent hustle. She was recently honored for her efforts. Johnson...

 

Feight wins state Wendy's Heisman award

Whitehall High School senior Max Feight has been named The Montana winner for the Wendy's National Heisman award. The national finalists will be announced on November 8. The award was created by...

 

OUR VIEW: Whitehall needs Halloween event

A few weeks ago, members of the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce discussed the idea of hosting a Halloween festival. This is not only a great idea, it is something that is very needed for the community. Halloween has changed quite a bit over the past...

 

Column: Home chef

I really enjoy what I do for a living, but at the same time often think what it would be like to have picked another career. While I certainly love sports about as much as one can, the fact I can barely go up or down the stairs without falling, I...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    October 31, 2018

I-186 opponents discuss initiative

STOP I-186 Campaign members have been busy since mid June spreading their message about the proposed Initiative they say will have devastating impacts to both future and current mining operations as well as mining jobs in the Treasure State. STOP...

 

Whitehall School play set for Nov. 8, 9

It's once again time for the annual fall play from the Whitehall High School drama department. The performances of "Happy Birthday Dear Grandpa" are set for Thursday, November 8 and Friday, November 9...

 

Column: 6 things...

There are days when I can produce up to 10 stories without a care in the world, and other days where I struggle to write even the lead to one. Whenever I'm struggling with a block, I will usually start with my weekly column and go from there. Sometim...

 

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