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Black Tie Blue Jeans fundraiser next week

Local residents will have a chance to eat, drink, and give at next week’s Black Tie Blue Jeans fundraiser. The 13th annual event, presented by the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce and Jefferson Valley Community Foundation, is scheduled to take place...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    April 26, 2017

Resident pleads in shooting case

A 24-year-old Whitehall resident pleaded guilty last week to a charge of providing false reports to law enforcement stemming from a self-inflicted shooting incident April 15 in Whitehall. Frederick Webb made an appearance last week in Jefferson... Full story

 

Crowd comes out on Earth Day

It was a beautiful spring morning last Saturday as a large crowd descended upon Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park near Cardwell. The group from around Southwest Montana was on hand for a special Eart...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    April 26, 2017

Whitehall successful at district music festival

It was an amazing weekend for members of the Whitehall High School choir and band. Competing at the MHSA District Music Festival in Deer Lodge, Whitehall had a total of 13 students qualify for the State Music Festival May 5 and 6 in Missoula....

 

Brown receives prestigious honor

A Whitehall Middle School student has been selected as a top ten finisher in a statewide essay contest. Eighth-grader Chloe Brown recently received the news of placing in a Department of Justice Violence Prevention writing competition. Brown will be...

 

Editorial: The positives far outweigh the negative

As is the case with any small town, there were plenty of rumors floating around Whitehall about what happened during a shooting incident April 15. While some of the information spreading around was not true, some of it was. Even though the story...

 

Column: Social Experiments...

Viral videos are a huge deal in 2017. Everyone has a phone, and everyone is recording just about everything they can to post to YouTube or a variety of other platforms. While there are certainly millions of horrible videos, there are some that are...

 

Bonnie Coppo (Fellows) Lombardi

Bonnie Coppo (Fellows) Lombardi left this world on March 30th, 2017 to reunite with the Lord and loved ones. Born to Robert and Margaret (Newell) Coppo on December 26th, 1949, it may be said that she had a life filled with hard circumstances. She...

 

Virginia Lee Speck

Virginia Lee Speck, 105, beloved aunt, teacher and friend, a long-time resident of Missoula, died peacefully in her sleep on March 8, 2017 of natural causes. She was born at home 10 miles south of Whitehall, Montana, the oldest of three children of...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report

Monday, Apr. 17 6:26 a.m. - traffic accident/1 vehicle/non injury, I-90 westbound, MM 248, Whitehall 9:39 a.m. - suspicious/person/vehicle/circumstance, 113 West 2nd Street, Whitehall 10:44 a.m. - care for sick/injured, 207 East Legion Avenue,...

 

Between the Stacks

I just received great news that Neal Lewing from Humanities Montana will be able to come and do his presentation on Thomas Francis Meagher June 5th at 6:30. It will be a great night of Montana history! Since May’s History Book Club is featuring ...

 

Looking Back 25 Years

Wed., April 29, 1992 Jerry Tavegia with the Dept. of Commerce in Helena provided information concerning the Certified Communities program to local business owners attending the April 20th meeting of the Whitehall Business Assoc. Nancy Sacry had start...

 

Stone organizes "Ghost Out" to promote alcohol awareness

As a junior member of the Jefferson County DUI Task Force, Whitehall High School senior Catelyn Stone is very aware of the dangers of alcohol. With April being designated as Alcohol Awareness Month and after encouragement from Task Force Director...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    April 26, 2017

Busy week for Trojans track

After several days off for spring break, there was little rest last week for the Whitehall High School track team. The Trojans stayed busy with road meets April 18 in Columbus, April 20 in...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    April 26, 2017

Whitehall tennis opens home season Friday

After spending the first several weeks of the season on the road, the Whitehall High School tennis team will open their home schedule this week. Local fans will have the opportunity to watch the Lady Trojans three times in five days. Whitehall will...

 
 By Michael Siebert    News    April 26, 2017

As the 65th Montana Legislature winds down, a look a the big issues

HELENA -- After nearly five months of rigorous debate, Montana's 65th Legislative session is coming to a close. While lawmakers are only constitutionally required to draft and pass a two-year budget...

 

For Your Information

The song, April Showers, is running through my head. All of this rain - and snow - is making lawns lush, but difficult to be able to mow them. I see that my cherry trees are starting to bloom. They will be loaded unless we get a hard freeze. John...

 
 By Leonard Wortman    News    April 26, 2017

County Commission Update

Hi Folks, Last Tuesday after we reviewed claims at 9:30, we met with Road Supervisor, Rory Parsons for his weekly update. The Whitehall crew has finished redecking the Williams Bridge. Parrot Castle Road is having some issues but it seems to be...

 

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