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 By Jack H. Smith    Community    July 1, 2020 

Rotary Hosting July Blood Drive

The Whitehall Rotary Club is sponsoring a blood drive later this month. Vitalant Donor Recruitment Representative Shawn Muffich stressed the importance of the blood drive scheduled for July 14 from...

 

Busy Summer for Whitehall Project

We have much going on this summer. Here is a short summary of what we are doing. If you would like your land to be involved in any of this, please message us on our Whitehall Biological Weed Control Project Facebook page or call during normal...

 

Community Garage Sale Saturday

Local residents will have plenty of chances to find a hidden gem this Saturday at the annual Whitehall Community Garage Sale. The event is scheduled for Saturday, June 27 and maps can be picked up...

 

WTIF board accepting 2020 applications

The Whitehall Tax Increment Financing District (WTIF) will begin accepting applications July 1 for their 2020 grant cycle. Formed in 2012, the WTIF is an Urban Renewal program created to foster the revitalization and economic development of the...

 

Our Town 100 Years Ago: June 1920

One-hundred years ago, Whitehall was a growing community with new businesses opening, existing ones being sold and some closing – kind of like today. In business news, Carl Smith has sold his interest in the Smith Garage to Harry Huber. Walter...

 

Deadline for Community Garage Sale Map June 23

The deadline is nearing to reserve a spot on the map for the annual Whitehall Community Garage Sale. The garage sale will take place Saturday, June 27 and the deadline to be included on the map is...

 

Local students help clean bike park

Gunner South can remember a trip to the Whitehall Bike Park that resulted in many crashes due to what he described as holes and rocks. South and his friend Dean Valov both recently decided they...

 
 By Staff Report    Community    June 3, 2020

Whitehall Farmers' Market Opening June 20

The Whitehall Farmers' Market & Open Air Street Market is set to open on Saturday, June 20th. The market hours for this season are 9 a.m. to-Noon. Vendor spaces are $5/day and are first-come,...

 
 By Arlene Weber    Community    June 3, 2020

Celebrating Twenty-Five Years Of Preserving The Past

The large barn that is known as the Jefferson Valley Museum began its history in 1914 as the Ike Pace Barn. Pace and Frank Wyne began a dairy business there in 1915. It was known as The Sanitary...

 

Loomis is 2020 Valedictorian

On the first day of her freshman year in the fall of 2016, Madison Loomis had her sights set on becoming the 2020 Whitehall High School Valedictorian. Earlier this year, school officials informed...

 

Antique Appraisal May 30 at Museum

Local antique appraiser, Roger Richmond, will conduct an appraisal at the Jefferson Valley Museum at 303 S. Division, in Whitehall, on Saturday, May 30th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This will be a fundraiser for the Museum which is celebrating its...

 

Local writer publishes second book

What started at out as a "goofy poem" has now turned into two published books and a third on the way for Whitehall based writer Shirley Baustian. After publishing the children's book "Good Friends" in 2017, Baustian recently received the published...

 
 By Holly Harper    Community    May 20, 2020

WHS Class of 2010 Raising Funds for Whitehall School District

The Whitehall Class of 2010 has decided to cancel the upcoming ten-year reunion and repurpose those funds to benefit Whitehall Schools. Senior class officers are senior class officers unto death, and so the same individuals who planned the 2010...

 

Whitehall Project Monitoring for Houndstongue Insect

As you probably know, the nasty invasive weed houndstongue (Cynoglossum officinale (Boraginaceae)) has small oval/flat seeds that stick to about everything. I have spent countless hours combing them out of my Brittanys fur after bird hunts (spray-on...

 

BTBJ grants to local groups

Black Tie/Blue Jeans roared in front of the Covid-19 shutdown to raise $27,900. The annual event is sponsored by the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce and the Jefferson Valley Community Foundation. Each...

 

Binkowski hopeful for summer events

Jefferson County Events Coordinator Bruce Binkowski is hopeful phase three of the reopening of Montana will happen in time to still have local events this summer. At a Chamber meeting last week,...

 
 By Arlene Weber    Community    May 13, 2020

Jefferson Valley Museum opening for 25th season

The Jefferson Valley Museum will open for its 25th season on May 23rd at noon. People can visit the museum Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 4:00 p.m.. The museum will conclude the 2020 season on...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    Community    May 6, 2020

High School receives IGraduate Grant

For the second consecutive year, Whitehall High School has been awarded the Montana IGraduate Grant. According to Principal Melissa Robbins, the grant supports post-secondary research and...

 

Local Rotarians give back

Whitehall Rotarians Vic Miller, Libby McBride, Arlene Weber, and Wayne Peterson spent several hours on April 27th picking up trash at the I-90 intersection. The club has been taking care of this area and two miles to the east of town on I-90 for...

 

Library mill increase on June ballot

Lorie Steerman describes the Whitehall Library as the heart of the community. A member of the Friends of the Whitehall Community Library, she recently discussed the importance of the upcoming June 2...

 

Principal discusses graduation

Whitehall High School Principal Melissa Robbins connected with senior classes officers last week to discuss graduation for the class of 2020. Robbins said because timelines and opportunity to make a...

 

Status of Class of 2020 graduation unclear

Local school officials are unsure of what is going to happen for the 2020 graduation ceremonies. Three Forks 6-12 Principal Greg Heys said he has been tossing around ideas with the staff and other...

 

Construction underway on MDT Whitetail Road Project

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) has begun construction on roadway improvements on 10.3 miles of Whitetail Road (S-399) in Jefferson County between Boulder and Whitehall. The project...

 

Census forms mailed out

Many local residents may have recently received an envelope from the United States Census. Local officials are stressing the importance of responding online, by mail, or on the phone. Gallatin County...

 

Corps of Rediscovery Book Now Available

In June of 2019, Thomas Elpel of Pony led a small expedition down the 2,341-mile length of the Missouri River from Three Forks to St. Louis. During this five-month journey, Elpel shared his story with...

 

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