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Playoffs start Saturday in Whitehall

For the first time in 35 years, Whitehall will play host to a playoff football game. Playing on senior night at Trojans Field Friday night against Manhattan, the Whitehall/Harrison High School... Full story

 
 By Staff Report    News    October 25, 2017

Groups celebrates new access to Jefferson River

Members of the Jefferson River Canoe Trail enjoyed a fall picnic Saturday to celebrate after raising $270,000 in 2017 to fully pay for a new 30-acre walk-in fishing access site and paddlers' campsite...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    October 25, 2017

Ballots mailed out October 23

Ballots were mailed out October 23 for the November 7 election on the question of Creation of the Jefferson Valley Rural Ambulance District and the election of five directors. The number of candidates for the five directors is the same as the amount...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    October 25, 2017

Town Council votes to pay water related bill

After a lengthy discussion about what the role NCI Engineering has been taking in helping to address water issues, the Whitehall Town Council voted unanimously October 17 to pay an over $28,000 bill to the firm based out of Great Falls. According to...

 

Liberty Place launches GoFundMe fundraiser

At Liberty Place, our mission is to encourage individuals with brain injuries to reach their highest level of independence and to enhance the quality of their lives by giving them the “Freedom to Try”. Our facilities currently have carpet in the...

 

Editorial: Trojan football shows the power of 11

In my three seasons covering the Whitehall/Harrison High School football team there have been plenty of wins by the Trojans, perhaps none bigger than a heart stopping 19-14 win Friday night over Manhattan. In a game with the conference title on the...

 

Column: Thank a teacher

As is the case with many small community newspapers, my job involves a lot of time at the local schools for activities and sports. While I have been out of school quite some time, every time I visit I always admire just how hard students, staff,...

 

Jefferson County Sheriff's Report

Monday, Oct. 16 4:07 p.m. – citizen assist, 68 Whitehall Road, Whitehall 8:09 p.m. - traffic/ reckless, I-90 westbound, MM 276, Cardwell 10:18 p.m. - animal problem- road killed, Hwy 69, MM 5.5, Whitehall Tuesday, Oct. 17 7:53 a.m. - animal problem...

 

Elizabeth (Bette) Stepan

Elizabeth (Bette) Stepan, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday morning, October 22, 2017. As her health continued to decline, she remained encouraged, recalling Second Corinthians...

 

Whitehall concludes 2017 season

Despite some rough weather conditions, the Whitehall High School cross country team had some strong individual performances at last week's MHSA State Meet at the Bill Roberts Golf Course in Helena....

 

Lady Trojans open district play Friday

It's postseason time for the Whitehall High School volleyball team. The Lady Trojans will open the District 5B Volleyball Tournament Friday against Manhattan. The game will take place at 10 a.m. at...

 

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

If I had a permit, and a gun, and knew how to use it, I could have a bear rug in my bedroom. Two nights in a row, Mr. Bear paid me a visit and was very helpful the second night by pruning one of my apple trees. I had trouble with a bear and some...

 

Between the Stacks

The History Book Club will be meeting October 30 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss “The Monument’s Men”. Next month they will be discussing the Library of America’s World War I reader. If you would like to join the November discussion, please let the...

 

County Commission Update

Hi Folks, I didn’t make it to our regular meeting last week, but Bob and Cory only dealt with a couple of items on the agenda. They canceled the taxes on a few mobile homes that are no longer functional and where we would have no opportunity to...

 

Huge plays in fourth propel Trojans

With their season on the line, the Whitehall/Harrison High School football team stepped up with huge plays in the fourth quarter of their 26-18 win over Shepherd in the first round of the MHSA Class... Full story

 

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