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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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

"Spooktacular" Costume Contest at 2020 Whitehall Fall Festival

It will be fun for all ages with a "Spooktacular Costume Contest and Parade" planned at this year's Whitehall Fall Festival. The event scheduled for Saturday, October 24 in downtown Whitehall will...

 

Fall Festival Hosting Pie Auction

A Pie Auction at the upcoming Whitehall Fall Festival will help give back to local non-profit organizations. Set for Saturday, October 24, pie makers can identify which non-profit they would like the...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: Oct. 1920 Part 1

Fall is a beautiful time of year in the Jefferson Valley. The cottonwood trees along the river have a golden glow from the changing leaves; the air has a crisper feel than just a month ago, and wearing a jacket is becoming more common. New people are...

 

Ringing Rocks Road Getting Makeover

The rocky road to Ringing Rocks will soon be smoother after Bureau of Land Management road crews finish scraping and leveling troublesome portions of the route. The road to the popular geologic site...

 

Chamber updating billboard

A billboard visible from both Interstate 90 and MT HWY 2 is getting a fresh look. The board for the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce recently voted to change the artwork on the billboard. Jefferson County Events Coordinator Bruce Binkowski is assisting...

 

Veterans Spotlight

A new column, entitled "Veterans Spotlight", begins today. The short article will highlight a local military veteran's service, past and present life, each week. The Whitehall Veterans hope you enjoy and that this helps you get to know some local...

 

Between the Stacks

So many fun things going on this week and next, I almost don't know where to start! Thursday, Sept. 17 is Sweet Tea Tales at 1:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to submit their favorite "Fall Fun Feast" recipe. Just remember that servings must be...

 

Whitehall Schools celebrate Homecoming

It's Homecoming Week in Whitehall with a variety of activities planned on campus. According to WHS Principal Melissa Robbins, students will be participating in dress-up days, playing in an indoor...

 

JLDC announces award winners

The Jefferson Local Development Corporation (JLDC) usually hosts an annual dinner meeting in August to celebrate economic and community development activities over the past year in Jefferson County and to recognize outstanding county businesses. The...

 

Main Street Green: New 'Event Park' in Downtown Whitehall

It was a special night last Thursday in downtown Whitehall with the official unveiling of Main Street Green. The special ceremony honored those who have helped make the new "Event Park" that will soon...

 

JVEMSR Ambulance Service Feels the Love

"This is for the ambulance folks, right? Keep the change." At Saturday's yard sale for the ambulance service, those words were said repeatedly. The five-hour yard sale earned over $400 and reaffirmed...

 

Rotary Provides Hand Sanitizer to WHS

Members of the Whitehall Rotary club prepared hand sanitizer in August for distribution to the local volunteer fire department and the Whitehall schools. Ed Handl, Millie Baycroft, and Arlene Weber mixed and bottled the mixture of isopropyl alcohol...

 

Local Vets lead Highway Marker Memorial Program

Dale McGee, US Army veteran, and Bill Brazil, US Navy veteran, members of the Whitehall American Legion Post 24 have been instrumental in managing the Montana American Legion White Cross Highway...

 

Between the Stacks

This week we will have two great PBS programs! Wednesday, August 26th at 10:30 a.m. Deanna Mydland will be here to do a special Story Time with all her wonderful PBS centers. On Thursday, August 27th, she will be back to do Odd Squad Math camps at...

 

Museum Annual Meeting Rescheduled for September 3

The Jefferson Valley Museum's Annual Meeting, originally scheduled for April 2nd, has been rescheduled for Thursday, September 3, 2020. It will be held at the Star Theatre with appropriate guidelines...

 

Chamber Hosting August 19 event

After hosting the annual Frontier Days celebration in July, the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce is moving forward with plans for the Fall Festival. They are also hosting a special "Hot Summer Nights event Wednesday, August 19. Chamber President John...

 

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