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Articles from the August 9, 2017 edition

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 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 9, 2017

Town terminates CBOH lease

The Community Beacon of Hope Inc. is no longer operating in the Town of Whitehall. According to Deputy Town of Whitehall Attorney Elizabeth Musick, CBOH was provided a notice of termination of their lease Monday. Musick stated the ambulance service... Full story

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 9, 2017

Postal thefts reported locally

In the past several weeks, there have been multiple reports of mail thefts in Whitehall and the surrounding area. Between July 24 and 27 alone, there were three reports of postal thefts made to the...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 9, 2017

13 hired over summer break

Students and teachers in Whitehall will be returning to school at the end of the month. At a school board meeting last week, Superintendent John Sullivan said teachers would be reporting Monday, August 28 and the first day of students will be August...

 

Theater raises $400, Dunkirk free to Veterans

The Whitehall Star Theater continues to give back to the local community. The fundraiser at the theater held in conjunction with Frontier Days raised $400 for the Whitehall Community Library. The...

 

Fair Starts Wednesday

Local residents will be heading to Twin Bridges for the Madison County Fair that gets underway today, and will run until Sunday, August 13. The NRA Rodeo is scheduled for Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. The parade will take place Sunday at 11 a.m. For...

 

Start planning for 2017 Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo

The 2017 Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo, "A Fair of the Heart," is August 24-27 at the Jefferson County Recreation Park, one-half mile south of Boulder. Jefferson County Fair Board member Aimee...

 

Editorial: Try to make it out to the County Fair

There is something special about a small town county fair. It just so happens that local residents will have the chance to attend two in the month of August. The Madison County Fair starts today, and the Jefferson County Fair will run from August 24...

 

Column: New Things?

The older I get I don’t really like to try new things. I’m not sure if it is a good or bad thing, but I have a comfort zone and don’t often care to step outside of it. Every once in awhile I do, and I have to remind myself that doing something...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report

Monday, July 31 4:30 a.m. - animal problem- road killed I-90 eastbound, MM 252, Whitehall 8:09 a.m. - public safety-fire/smoke, 2 Wapiti Road, Whitehall 1:30 p.m. - suspicious/person/vehicle/circumstance, 106 North Jefferson Street, Whitehall 2:40...

 

Williams awarded scholarship

Phillip W. Williams, a graduate student at the University of Montana's FireCenter, was awarded the Whitehall Garden Club Scholarship for 2017. He received a BS in Forestry from the UM in 2016. He eventually wants to earn a PhD to teach at a...

 

New historic tour a success

The historic tours conducted over the Frontier Days weekend were a success with all but two seats sold on the five tours. Most of the participants were local and several came from nearby communities. The first tour on July 28th included a group from...

 
 By STAFF REPORT    News    August 9, 2017

Jefferson County implements Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

The Jefferson County Commissioners voted Thursday, August 3 to implement Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. The Stage 1 restrictions include no building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire or campfire unless noted in an exemption. Fireworks are also...

 

Carol Irene Halvorson

Carol Irene Halvorson, 75, went softly into the Lord's arms at Benefis Healthcare surrounded by her family on Sunday, August 6, 2017. Carol was born to Robert and Myrtle Pruett on January 23, 1942 in Whitehall. She received her education at...

 
 By MATT BLOIS    Community    August 9, 2017

ERs emerge as the frontline in the meth war

Dr. Doug Melzer usually works nights in the emergency room at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula. He spends most of his time dealing with the usual emergency room fare: heart attacks, pneumonia, broken...

 
 By Leonard Wortman    News    August 9, 2017

County Commission Update

Hi Folks, We didn’t have our regular meeting last week, but we did end up having two Special Meetings. One of the meetings was to approve Resolution 24-2017 which puts all of Jefferson County’s private lands under Stage One Fire Restrictions. The...

 

For Your Information

It was just a week ago that Lydia’s was the scene of a very surprised Janet Shaw Powley when her family had arranged dinner for many friends and relatives. After tears of gratitude and hugs from her four kids and their spouses, she seemed...

 

Between the Stacks

Thank you to the Star Theater for the wonderful donation of $400 to the Friends of the Library! I promise we will put the funds to good use on one of the many projects that are still in the planning stage! Summer reading is done for the year. It was...

 

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