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Bus Barn open house next week

After years of planning and hard work, the Whitehall Public Transportation Dick Gustin Memorial Bus Barn is now a reality. Local residents will have the opportunity to view the new facility at a...

 

Gun show this week

For the first time since 2017 area residents will have the opportunity to attend a local gun show. The Whitehall Gun Show is scheduled to take place Friday, September 13 to Sunday, September 15 at...

 

Lanes siblings excel at National Finals

In late July, Whitehall siblings Dawson and BreeAnne Lanes made the cross-country trip to Orlando for the 2019 Assemblies of God Youth Ministries National Fine Arts Festival. To say they did a great j...

 

Shakespeare in the Park August 29 at Whitehall baseball fields

Whitehall area residents will get to enjoy "The Merry Wives of Windsor" next week. The 2019 Montana Shakespeare in the Park performance is scheduled for Thursday, August 29 at 6 p.m. at the Whitehall...

 

Fair of the Heart kicks off August 21

It's once again time for the Jefferson County Fair. The annual event is scheduled to take place August 21 to 25 at the Jefferson County Recreation Park one-half mile south of Boulder. Dubbed "A Fair...

 

Lyman returns to "Rock" the Rivers

On the third day of the Rockin' the Rivers Festival near Three Forks, those in attendance were able to enjoy the sounds of Crashdown Butterfly of Seattle, a band with ties to Southwest Montana. The...

 

Local Rotarians celebrate common goals at annual picnic

Celebrating 85 years of working together to make a better world, the District 5390 Rotary Club of Whitehall held their annual picnic at the Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park Pavilion on Monday,...

 

Celebrating 70 years of geological field studies at IU field station

Approximately 125 alumni returned to the Indiana University Geological Field Station in the Tobacco Root Mountains to celebrate 70 years of exploring this diverse geological site. In 1948 Charles...

 

Busy year for the Whitheall Project

The Whitehall Biological Weed Control Project has had a busy year. We started June 1st and have collected/released the following numbers so far: Mecinus janthiniformis (Dalmatian toadflax stem weevil, collected near Missoula and Helena): 4,100 = 41 r...

 

Past and present come to life at Jefferson Valley Museum

They came from Canada, New Zealand, Washington, Idaho, Florida, Tennessee and many towns within the Great State of Montana to learn the stories of this historic area and to catch up on the “good...

 

JV Fine arts show brings glitter and glamour to Frontier Days

A desire to bring the local artists together and furnish a place where they could work and paint their visions, led to the creation of the "Painters In The Potting Shed." (PIPS) Janet Chapman...

 

Whitehall Frontier Days this week

It's once again time for the biggest celebration of the year in Whitehall. The 2019 Whitehall Frontier Days is scheduled for Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27 and will feature two days of family f...

 

Copper K Fiber Festival Saturday, Sunday

Knitting or felting conversations may trigger thoughts of our grandmas or the homesteading era; however, fiber arts have made a strong comeback as a way to connect with others, natural resources, and...

 

Music Days at the Park July 28

The sounds of music will be coming to Lewis & Clark Caverns this summer. The Montana State Park will be hosting their annual Music Days at the Park with the first event scheduled for Sunday, July...

 

Mobile food pantry headed to Whitehall

The Montana Food Bank Network Mobile Food Pantry will be in Whitehall later this month. The free of charge pantry will be making a local stop July 17 at 10 a.m. at the Education Station located at the corner of Legion and Division. The pantry visit...

 

Carey chosen for a state honor

At the recent Montana Federation of Garden Clubs annual state meeting in Miles City, Mary Ann Carey was chosen to receive the highest award given to a garden club member. As an active garden club member Mary Ann has served as President of the local...

 

Good Music and Good Food at Beats & Eats

There was plenty of great food and great music last Saturday at the Beats & Eats event at Chuchos Tacos....

 

Fiber arts classes available during festival

Nine classes will be offered at the 2019 Copper K Fiber Festival. The third annual event is scheduled for July 20 to 21 and will take place at the Copper K Barn located at 786 Point of Rocks Road in W...

 
 By Tom Elpel    Community    June 26, 2019

Missouri River Corps of Rediscovery: Gates of the Prairie

"This evening we entered much the most remarkable clifts we have yet seen. These clifts rise from the waters edge on either side perpendicularly to the height of [about] 1200 feet. every object here w...

 

Deadline nears for community garage sale

The deadline is approaching for the 2019 Whitehall Community Garage Sale. The annual event is scheduled to take place Saturday, June 29 and the deadline to signup is June 25. The cost is $5, and this...

 

Market starts Saturday

The Whitehall Farmer’s Open Air Street Market will begin this Saturday. The market will take place every Saturday from June 15 to October 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Legion Street Park. The...

 

Father's Day Breakfast June 16

It will be a great time for a great cause this Sunday at the Whitehall Senior Center. The Jefferson Valley Search and Rescue is hosting their ninth annual Father's Day Breakfast. The June 16 breakfast will run from 7 a.m. to Noon and the cost is $7...

 

Skeeter coming to Whitehall

Skeeter the Advance Clown is heading to Whitehall later this month in advance of the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus. Skeeter is scheduled to be at the Whitehall Community Library Thursday, June 20 at 1 p.m. The circus will follow the next and is...

 

Between the Stacks

The Library staff would like to give a big thank you all the wonderful people that made last week so much fun. First to Lily, Cooper, and Kari Montgomery for sharing their sheep with us, as well as Za...

 
 By Tom Elpel    Community    June 5, 2019

Missouri River Corps of Rediscovery Six months Paddling a Dugout Canoe

“We are now several hundred miles within the bosom of this wild and mountanous country, where game may rationally be expected shortly to become scarce and subsistence precarious without any information with rispect to the country not knowing how...

 

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