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Articles from the September 20, 2017 edition

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WHS Hall of Fame announces class of 2018

The Whitehall High School Athletic Hall of Fame will induct its third class, the Class of 2018, in the spring of next year. This year’s class features athletic director, Dan Reum, who served for more than 25 years from the 1970s through 1990s.... Full story


Star Theater hosting free movie, concert

A true gem of downtown Whitehall, the Star Theater has been an integral part of the community for decades. Starting this Friday the theater will be thanking its loyal base of customers with a free admission movie. The theater is also hosting a free... Full story


Tour highlights positives from 2016 funding

In October of 2016, the Jefferson Valley Community Foundation awarded five grants at a reception at the Borden's Building in Whitehall. Last week, JVCF board members were able to see the grants put... Full story


Sullivan: Legislature does schools, taxpayers no favors

If any of you followed the state legislature this past Spring you would have read about proposals to cut state spending and funding for our schools. They did restore millions of dollars in funding for Montana schools that were originally on the chopp... Full story


Officials pleased with underground mining

Officials at the Barrick Golden Sunlight Mine are pleased with the current progress of underground operations at the site. At the Community Transition Advisory Meeting last week, Mine General Manager Dan Banghart reported the production in August... Full story


Editorial: Bleachers are great upgrade at high school

After two away games to start the 2017 season, the Whitehall/Harrison High School football team was able to open their home season earlier this month against Red Lodge. While the game had the importance of the home fans getting their first chance to... Full story


Column: 400 words on the dump.

While I was attending the University of Wyoming, I was waiting tables to help pay for school and expenses, and it was getting really old. While it certainly not the worst job I’ve had, my nerves were getting fried by people who were downright mean,...


Jefferson County Sheriff's Report

Monday, Sept. 11 4:57 a.m. – animal problem, Paul Gulch Road, Whitehall 7:00 a.m. – animal problem, 206 1st Street West, Whitehall 10:35 a.m. – criminal mischief, Whitetail Road, MM 16, Whitehall 10:54 a.m. – hit & run, Hwy 2 West, Whitehall... Full story


Jefferson County Joins Several Counties with Early Flu Activity

With the first case of influenza confirmed in Jefferson County last week and several others in 5 other Montana counties, it looks like the 2017-18 flu season has begun. Last Friday, the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS)... Full story


Lady Trojans face rivals Saturday

The Whitehall High School varsity volleyball team will look to pick up their first conference win this weekend against rival Jefferson High School. The Lady Trojans were on the road Tuesday night in B... Full story


Weather not kind to Trojans

After having their last two meets cancelled, the Whitehall High School Cross Country team will be back in action Saturday at a meet in Butte. The Trojans once again had to wait another week to... Full story


Trojans remain unbeaten, play at Three Forks Friday

It was a cold, windy, rainy and muddy night September 15 at Trojans Field. While the conditions may not have been ideal for a Whitehall/Harrison offense that had averaged 41 points in their first... Full story


County Commission Update

Hi Folks, Interesting change of weather this past week. There wasn’t much easing into the change. It went from the 90’s to the 40’s in about three days. This should go a long way toward ending our fire season for this year, especially since we... Full story



An enthusiastic group met to get the Cardwell 100th Anniversary celebration plans started. The Cardwell School has been reserved for August 4, 2018 to commemorate this milestone. With the date secured, the work finding former students and getting... Full story


Plane runs into house Thursday afternoon in Whitehall

The FAA and Montana Highway Patrol are investigating a plane accident Thursday afternoon in Whitehall. According to Jefferson County Sheriff Craig Doolittle, a plane was apparently taxiing on the... Full story


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