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Articles from the May 10, 2017 edition

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 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 10, 2017

Local Head Start in need of teacher

The future of the Rocky Mountain Development Council Head Start program in Whitehall is up in the air. At an informational meeting last week, program director Ashley Pena-Larsen said they are facing t...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 10, 2017

Briggs sworn into trustee position

It was a night of new beginnings for the Whitehall Schools Board of Trustees. Following their regular monthly meeting last week, new member Jeff Briggs was sworn in for a three-year term on the board. Briggs will take over for former board member...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 10, 2017

O-Mok-See summer series starts Sunday

It’s once again the time of the year for the Whitehall Saddle Club’s O-Mok-See Summer Series. The first O-Mok-See is scheduled to take place this Sunday, May 14 with signups starting at 10 a.m., and action slated for 11 a.m. The May O-Mok-See...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 10, 2017

Judge rules in 2016 recall case

Two judgments were issued last week dealing with costs related to a failed 2016 recall petition for elected officials in the Town of Whitehall. Seventh Judicial District Judge Katherine M. Bidegaray ruled in favor of the respondents, Jefferson...

 

BY's 4-H Rodeo

Competitors from around Southwest Montana descended upon Whitehall last Saturday for the BY's 4-H Rodeo. The event is the longest running youth rodeo in Montana....

 

Tebay display at Boulder Hot Springs

Whitehall resident and artist Michelle Tebay has a love for the land and the state of Montana. This is proudly reflected in her work. A juried member of the Pastel Society of America and the Oil...

 
 By Staff Report    Community    May 10, 2017

'Erin's Exiled Children' display at Whitehall Library

A display narrating the Irish struggle for independence and the support given by Ireland's "exiled children in America," is now available for viewing at the Whitehall Library. "Erin's Exiled Children: The Irish of America and the Making of Modern...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    May 10, 2017

Editorial: Spread the word about Head Start opening

The importance of programs like Head Start cannot be understated. The hands on learning a child experiences in the program from the ages of three to five is beneficial to their transition from early education to grade school. I have witnessed just...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Opinion    May 10, 2017

Column: Nos Amis

It is never easy to turn on the television or to get on the Internet and see horrific acts of terror around the world. I will never understand why people think the way they do, but its sickening that people would think a mass shooting or bombing of...

 

Letters to the Editor: Opposed to two services

I recently talked with Leonard Wortman about the Protest Form regarding the establishment of a Rural Ambulance District. I was confused about 1) the first paragraph and all the legal jargon. 2) a failure to respond is a “yes” vote. 3) if you retu...

 

Letter to the Editor: "Mr. Mayor part IV and V"

I so enjoyed your Letters to the Editor last week. I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time. Are you all still wearing your ruby slippers, clicking your heels and living in “Wonder Land”? I really believe you and your ghost writer have been...

 

Letter to the Editor: Politically Neutral

Of the twelve years that we have lived here, this is only my second letter to the editor. I feel strongly about this issue that I feel it is time for me to write another. And, I for one appreciate all that the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce has done...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report

Monday, May 1 10:21 a.m. - alarms fire false/error, 80 Hwy 359, Cardwell 10:45 a.m. - stray livestock, Kountz Road, Whitehall 4:50 p.m. - traffic stop, Whitetail Road, Whitehall 8:25 p.m. - care for sick/injured, 13 West Legion Avenue, Whitehall...

 
 By Arcylle Shaw    Community    May 10, 2017

For Your Information

Had an occasion to visit Wagner’s Nursery in Butte and what an experience! When I need a ‘flower fix’ , that is the place to go. The flowers are so beautiful - and the fragrance, Wow! It was better than shopping for new clothes. Matthew 6:28...

 

Looking Back 25 Years

Wed., May 6, 1992 The Valley View and Legion Street projects will be combined as originally planned in the Phase 1 portion of the water line replacement project for the Town of Whitehall, it was agreed during a special meeting of the Whitehall Town...

 

Whitehall amazing at state music

Members of the Whitehall High School choir and band continued to shine at last week’s State Music Festival in Missoula. School musical director Janet Heilig said they had eleven events at state, four of them receiving the top possible score of a...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    May 10, 2017

Town declarations of nomination due June 19

This November local residents will go to the polls to vote for five open positions in the Town of Whitehall governing body. Declarations of Nomination are due to the Clerk and Recorders Office or Town Hall by June 19 at 5 p.m. Along with the four...

 
 By Staff Report    News    May 10, 2017

Ambulance district public hearing May 16 in Whitehall

The Jefferson County Commissioners will be hosting a public hearing next week in Whitehall. The pubic hearing about the creation of the Jefferson Valley Rural Ambulance District will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Borden’s Building Conference...

 

Robertson qualifies for National Finals

Cyris Robertson, a sophomore at the University of Montana, Western, in Dillon, is headed to the CNFR. Robertson competed at the final spring rodeo this past weekend in Great Falls, coming into the tie down roping 8th in the Regional standings....

 

Crowds Come Out for Black Tie Blue Jeans

A total of 143 seats were sold to the 13th annual Black Tie Blue Jeans Fundraiser last Saturday at the Whitehall Community Center. The popular local event included a night of dining, drinks, auctions...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 10, 2017

Whitehall Tennis headed to Divisionals

A total of eight Whitehall High School tennis players will be looking to qualify for state at this week's Southeast B-C Divisional Tournament at Lone Peak. Senior Monica Sepulveda, junior Kyeli...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Sports    May 10, 2017

Trojans track team strong, district meet starts Friday

It was another week of tremendous individual performances by members of the Whitehall High School track team. The Trojans opened up last week last Tuesday at the John Cheek Top 8 meet in Anaconda, and walked away with seven first place finishes. Wyat...

 

Petty ride in town May 15

The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America, one of the most successful and popular charity rides in the country, is coming to Whitehall on May 15 for its 23rd annual motorcycle trek. Former NASCAR driver and NBC Sports racing analyst Kyle Petty will...

 
 By Leonard Wortman    News    May 10, 2017

County Commission Update

Hi Folks, We’ve had a few issues discussed at our regular meetings over the past couple of weeks. On April 25th we held a discussion about a locked gate on Rocky Road South of Boulder. We have had several requests to look at getting the road open...

 

Between the Stacks

Ready to tap your toes and lift your spirits? This Thursday, May 11, at 5:30 p.m. the Library will be hosting an evening of Irish music. The event is free and open to anyone who enjoys live music with an Irish twist. Bring your children and make a...

 

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