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Articles from the August 30, 2017 edition

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 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 30, 2017

Lightning causes fire near Whitehall

Lighting late last Thursday night started a wildfire seven miles northeast of Whitehall. As of Wednesday morning at 11 a .m., the Conrow Fire was reported at 2,727 acres and the containment was at 65... Full story

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 30, 2017

Residents address concerns at town meeting last week

Local law enforcement, residents, as well as town and county officials came together last Wednesday night at a special town meeting in Whitehall. A majority of the meeting was a public forum to allow residents to express their concerns and ask... Full story

 

Fair draws big crowds

Organizers of the Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo, "A Fair of the Heart," say it was a big success and drew a large crowd. The fair and rodeo was August 24-27, at the Jefferson County Recreation Park... Full story

 

Hall of Fame Class to be recognized September 8

On Friday night, September 8th, the WHS Athletic Hall Of Fame Class of 2017 (the class that was enshrined in March of this year) will be recognized at half time of the Trojan’s first home football game against Red Lodge. Members who were inducted... Full story

 

Editorial: Thanks for all you do law enforcement

A few weeks ago, I wrote an editorial about commending the Whitehall Chamber for their decision to select the local volunteer fire department as the Grand Marshal of the 2017 Frontier Days parade. This noble gesture said so much about the community... Full story

 

Column: Video Store

When I was growing up I used to relish Friday evening. My family would make our way to Warehouse Video and rent several movies for the weekend. I can still remember the smell of fresh popcorn they would always give to each customer, and the owner... Full story

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report

Monday, Aug. 21 7:11 a.m. – alarms, 12 East Legion Avenue, Whitehall 10:51 a.m. – traffic/ reckless, I-90 eastbound, MM 243, Whitehall 11:07 a.m. - suspicious/person/vehicle/circumstance, 2 North Whitehall Street, Whitehall 11:28 a.m. - care for... Full story

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 30, 2017

Residents show support for local law enforcement

Area residents came together last week to show support for local law enforcement at a "Back the Blue" event at Legion Park in Downtown Whitehall. Among those in attendance at the Wednesday event was... Full story

 

Sound of Music echoes through canyon

"Feed your babies onions so you can find them after dark!" Or, how about "Ho Ho Hey, Don't take my boat, I got's fishin' when I get to Hare Bay." The audience was singing, laughing and clapping! We... Full story

 

Trojans start strong, defeat Shepherd

The Whitehall/Harrison High School football team could not have asked for a better start to their opening game of the season August 25 at Shepherd. Dynamic junior returner Connor Johnson took back the... Full story

 

Lady Trojans defeat Livingston

There were plenty of positives for the Whitehall High School volleyball last Saturday in Manhattan. The Lady Trojans were not only able to pick up a victory against Livingston, the young team was also able to gain valuable experience on the court.... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    August 30, 2017

Two Trojans compete in Boulder

The Whitehall High School Cross Country team will be at full strength Friday when they head to a meet in Twin Bridges. The Trojans opened their 2017 season last Saturday with two runners competing at... Full story

 

Shakespeare in the Park entertains Whitehall Audience

A large crowd attended the Montana Shakespeare in the Park performance of "You Never Can Tell" Monday night in Whitehall.... Full story

 

Grant benefits K-8 students

A grant received late last school year will be a boon for Whitehall students in the upcoming school year. According to physical education and health teacher Robyn Smith, the schools received a $250 "One Class at a Time" grant to purchase playground... Full story

 

Between the Stacks

The time is fast approaching! Beginning September 1, the Library will change to our new hours. They are, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 7 p.m., Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to... Full story

 

County Commission Update

Hi Folks, At our meeting on the 22nd, someone said we had been pretty fortunate in Jefferson County that we hadn’t had any big fires since they were all around us and it was so dry. Thursday we got hit twice. The first fire reported was in the... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    Sports    August 30, 2017

Whitehall High School, Junior High Rodeo next weekend

High school rodeo action is coming to Whitehall. The annual Whitehall High School and Junior High Rodeo is scheduled for Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10. The rodeo will begin at the Rodeo Arena at 10 a.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. on... Full story

 

Trojan fire on all cylinders in blowout victory

By Jack H. Smith Ledger Publisher In their first two games of the season, the Whitehall/Harrison High School football team has scored a whopping 72 points in the first half alone. They have given up... Full story

 

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