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First Allotment of COVID-19 Vaccines Hit Jefferson County

Jefferson County Health Department has received its first allotment of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. We are currently receiving limited supplies of the vaccine and will follow CDC and Montana DPHHS recommendations for allocation. The vaccine will be...

 

Whitehall students receive sweatshirts

Since the creation of Montana Rail Link's Project Sweatshirt in 2014, a total of 16,243 sweatshirts featuring school colors and mascots have been presented as a gift to students and staff throughout the state. Last Thursday, students, and staff in Wh...

 

Chamber announces contest winners

The Whitehall Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of their 2020 Christmas Lights Contest. The winner of the residential contest was Jerry Ward at 404 2nd Street, and the winner of the...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: Dec. 1920 Part 2

(Please note a correction for December 1920, Part 1. Mr. Black's first name is Tanjor, not Tannor.) Another year is wrapping up. Kids are playing sports, people are getting married, organizations are selecting officers for the coming year. There are...

 

Jefferson County Radio Airing 'It's a Wonderful Life"

Jefferson County Radio continues its holiday programming with a special radio presentation performed by the Jefferson High School Drama Department. The radio adaptation of “It’s a Wonderful Life” has been recorded by the JHS drama department...

 

Jefferson County Radio playing "Country Sounds of the Season" through Christmas

Jefferson County Radio is getting into the holiday spirit playing “country sounds of the season.” The stations will be playing the special holiday music through Christmas day. The local stations will be featuring classic country artists Johnny...

 

Chamber hosting variety of 2020 holiday promotions

While organizers were unable to move forward with the traditional Christmas Stroll scheduled for Saturday, December 12, the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce is still putting together a family-friendly...

 

Community Christmas Celebration December 20

Covenant Community Church, along with others in the Whitehall area, is planning a Community Christmas Celebration on December 20th, at 4 p.m. on the lawn of The Education Station, located on the...

 

Rotary Club Completes Another Year of Service

Despite a restricted year, Whitehall Rotarians were still able to complete service projects and several ongoing fundraisers. Dishcloths sales were done during Frontier Days and would have been offered during the Christmas Stroll. The dish cloths...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: December 1920 part 1

Christmas is fast approaching in the Jefferson Valley. Candlelight tours of the caverns are the first big event of December as a promotion of Morrison Cave. A special dinner was held at the Palm with 40 visitors (at least 21 were influential men...

 

Whitehall students gain access to New Mexico RC telescope

Students in Whitehall will soon be able to take advantage of a 16” RC Optical Systems telescope hosted by the New Mexico Skies at the Pérez Observatory near Mayhill, NM. According to science teacher Zachary Kozicky, he was enrolled in an online...

 

Tree Permits online

This year, due to COVID-19, the issuing of Christmas Tree Permits by the Forest Service can now be completed on-line at www.recreation.gov/tree-permits. Although there is no charge for the permit, (up to three trees per permit), there is a...

 

For Your Information

The newest addition to Jefferson Island (Cardwell) is Callan Dean Patrick! (See the photo) Shawn and Avery Patrick are the parents of this little fellow and Shawn said "We are quite smitten with this little one." Love is an amazing thing - it just...

 

Festival of Trees moves to online format

While things might be a little different in 2020 with an online format, the annual Liberty of Place Festival of Trees will once again be huge in fundraising efforts for the organization that provides... Full story

 

Candlelight Tours Available

Montana State Parks announced last week Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park will once again offer the popular Holiday Candlelight Tours. These special candlelight tours of the Caverns will be...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: November 1920, Part 2

Winter is settling in on the Jefferson Valley, the general election is becoming just a memory, people are moving in and out of town. It is the second half of November 1920. The post office has an opening for a rural mail carrier. The route is a...

 

Christmas Stroll cancelled, Pop Up Market planned

The Whitehall Chamber of Commerce’s event plan for the 2020 Christmas Stroll was denied by the Jefferson County Health Board. Chamber President John Kreis said it was very disappointing news but at the same time, they certainly understand the...

 

Major changes for the W.S.C.'s 23rd annual Wreath Auction

Due to Covid-19 the Whitehall Saddle Club has had to think of a new way to keep the annual Wreath Auction going. In the past, the Wreath Auction was in the Community Center. This is where the wreaths have been on display. Local wreath makers donated...

 

JVCF Awards 2020 Grants

The Jefferson County Community Foundation once again showed their love and appreciation for local non-profits at last week's Short and Sweet event at the Whitehall Community Center. Board member Amy...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: November 1920

The election is over, winter is setting in and homes and businesses are changing hands – one hundred years ago in Whitehall. Jefferson County voters selected Mr. D. F. Riggs as a new member of the Montana House of Representatives. Mr. H. R....

 

Fall play to be televised next week

Whitehall High School drama students have been working hard in anticipation of next week's televised performance of their annual fall play. The performance of "Money to Burn" is scheduled for Friday, September 13 at 7 p.m. on Whitehall Low Power TV... Full story

 

Automated External Defibrillators: Where is the nearest one?

At work or at home, you should know the answer to that question. "AED" is the acronym for "Automated External Defibrillator," and AEDs are used to help people who are experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest. There are several Public Access AEDs in the...

 

Whitehall Fall Festival Saturday

Chamber members have been busy prepping for this Saturday's Whitehall Fall Festival. And while pleased with how things are coming together, they could also use a few more volunteers. "This is going...

 

'Screams Come True' Starts October 23

Screams Come True Haunted House with Hay Maze opens this Friday and the event's haunters are fully prepared to keep you screaming all night long! The event, now in its second year, has added a hay... Full story

 

Town Pump fundraiser helping food banks serve in crisis

With demand for food bank services surging in Montana during the pandemic, the Town Pump Charitable Foundation is matching $750,000 in contributions during its 19th annual fundraising campaign for food banks across Montana, including Whitehall Area...

 

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