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Homecoming week in Whitehall

With a theme of "Road Trip to Victory", it's once again Homecoming Week at Whitehall High School. A busy week of activities at the Whitehall Schools include dress up days, spirit competitions, stick...

 

JVCF grant cycle in full swing, 2017 grantee tour last week

The fall grant cycle for the Jefferson Valley Community Foundation is now in full swing. Grant applications are due from area non-profits by September 30, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.; they may be mailed or...

 

Another successful year for 4-H Working Ranch Horse Program

By Christy Todd Ranch Horse Leader The 4-H Working Ranch Horse Program has had another successful year for exhibitors participating in the Madison-Jefferson County Fair. This year's show was held...

 

A summer season to celebrate the past

How did Whitehall come by its name? Who owned the first car in Whitehall? Who was the first woman elected to the National Congress who also taught school in Whitehall? These and many other questions... Full story

 

Great turnout at Jefferson County Fair

Jefferson County Fair Board members are very pleased with last week's event. "It was a banner year for the number of people who attended the fair and rodeo on Saturday. We lucked out on the...

 

Davis art exhibit open house September 9

The historic Boulder Hot Springs has invited local resident, Kathleen Davis, to exhibit her artwork from September 1 until late October. An open house reception will take place September 9 from noon...

 

Zeb Antonioli takes trip to New Zealand

A Carroll College bound Whitehall resident had the opportunity of a lifetime earlier this summer when he traveled to New Zealand with a 4-H Cultural Exchange program. Zeb Antonioli recently took part...

 

Firefighters thank store volunteers

The Whitehall Volunteer Fire Department took time last week to thank a local organization whose recent donation helped significantly with a recent remodel at the fire hall. The department hosted a... Full story

 

Pool Pals hosting "Dive In" event

It's pretty safe to say that swimming and going to the movies are a hit with most families. This Friday night local residents will have the chance to do both at the Whitehall Community Pool. Pool Pals Inc. is hosting a "Dive In" fundraiser Friday,...

 

Sign up for the Jefferson County Fair

The 2018 Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo, "A Fair of the Heart," is August 22 to 26 at the Jefferson County Recreation Park, one-half mile south of Boulder. Jefferson County Fair Board member Megan Dawson urges people to enter fair exhibits. "We...

 

Between the Stacks

The Library would like to give a big thank you to Deb Niedermeyer for her wonderful QuickBooks workshop last week. The workshop was funded by the Montana Department of Transportation DBE program. Thank you so much Shannon! There was a great turn out...

 

Celebrating 100 years

It didn't take long for a large crowd to gather last Saturday at the 100th Anniversary Celebration at Cardwell School. Shortly after 10:30 a.m., the school gymnasium was packed with former students,...

 

Frontier Days Packs the Fun

There was a huge crowd last week for the Frontier Days celebration in Whitehall. Pictured is some of the fun that took place July 27 and 28. See more about Frontier Days in the print edition of the... Full story

 

In the eye of the artist: A moment captured in time

In 2015 Michele Franich and Kerry Kraha launched a dream of a Community Art Show and the first two person show was held. Soon Michelle Tebay was added to the roster which grew rapidly to 30 artists... Full story

 

"Love's Labour's Lost entertains Whitehall

Dear gentle and kindly citizens of the township of Whitehall gather round for I have a tale to tell of vows and scheming and cunning and love. T'was a mellow day the day of the 28th of July when the...

 

Frontier Days packs busy schedule

It's once again time for Frontier Days in Whitehall. The popular annual event is scheduled for Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28 in downtown Whitehall. One of the many organizers, Chamber of Comme... Full story

 

Hunt selected Grand Marshal

Anyone lucky enough to have met Ronald Hunt will know just how deserving he is of being selected as the 2018 Whitehall Frontier Days Grand Marshal. For decades, Hunt has volunteered numerous hours to help those in need and for the betterment of his c... Full story

 

Two new events Friday

Two new Frontier Days events could provide a huge boost to Friday attendance. The Montana Shakespeare in the Parks performance of Love's Labour's Lost is scheduled for Friday, July 28 at 6 p.m. in...

 

Belladonna Beaver the Dugout Canoe

It took nearly three months of sawing, chopping, planing, grinding, and sanding to turn a 10,000-pound Douglas fir log into a 500-pound dugout canoe. Tom Elpel of Pony long dreamed of making a dugout...

 

Cougar finds a home

In a little over a month, students from past and present will come together for the Cardwell School 100th Anniversary Celebration. Among the former students is Buzz Cowdrey of Bozeman who started...

 

Fiber Festival next week

The Copper K Fiber Festival, held now for a second year at the Copper K Barn in Whitehall is working on bringing public awareness to not only the fiber arts as an art form or handicraft, but...

 

Above, Kyle Huss has some fun Monday at the Whitehall Community Pool. Below, Charlotte Huss gets ready to swim.

A fundraiser that will last until Frontier Days will help raise money for the Whitehall Community Pool. Pool officials are raffling a new Toro 22" Recycler Lawn Mower. Manager Allissa Christensen said the money raised will help with the upkeep of...

 

Rotary making changes to annual dinner

The Whitehall Rotary Club is making some changes to their annual community dinner. This year's brunch/dinner has been scheduled for July 29 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Rotarian Ed Handl said they are...

 

Postmaster Resignation from 1890

"Major" E. G. Brooke is a well-known member of our Whitehall historical figures group. He came to the Jefferson Valley in the late 1860's, ran a stage stop on what is now the Whitetail road, was a member of two territorial and one state legislature,...

 

Tom and Helen Carey celebrate 60th anniversary

Tom and Helen Carey celebrated 60 years of marriage last week with a huge gathering at the ranch. Their kids, all eight of them and their spouses, organized a 'surprise' party for them. All those...

 

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