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 By Jack H. Smith    News    November 13, 2019 

School play November 14, 15

The Whitehall High School's drama department performances of "When Bullfrogs Sing Opera" are scheduled for November 14 and 15 starting at 7 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room. After many long hours practicing for the play, director Marci Whitehurst has...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 13, 2019 

Chamber sets 2020 event dates

At their annual meeting last week, Whitehall Chamber of Commerce members voted to approve several event dates for 2020. The approved dates for 2020 include Black Tie Blue Jeans on March 14, Easter...

 
 By Staff Report    News    November 6, 2019

Whitehall voters select three council members

In unofficial results from the November 5 general election, voters in the Town of Whitehall cast their ballots for three new members of the Whitehall Town Council. According to Jefferson County Election Administrator Bonnie Ramey, no candidates...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    November 6, 2019

Chamber annual meeting Thursday

The annual meeting of the Whitehall Chamber of Commerce is this week. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 7 at the Borden's Building Conference room. The board of directors meeting is...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    October 30, 2019

Ballots mailed, 3 seats Council seats up for grabs

Ballots have been mailed for the 2019 Whitehall Town Council. Two-year term seats are opening in Ward 1, 2, and 3. Incumbent Logan Reiff (Ward 1), Katy James (Ward 2), and Roy McBride were elected by...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    October 23, 2019

Council approves new public works employee

After a lengthy discussion, the Whitehall Town Council voted 3-2 last Tuesday to hire Ron Noe as a third public works employee. Council members Logan Reiff and Shawn Hoagland voted in approval of the...

 
 By Staff Report    News    October 16, 2019

Inmate escapes custody

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department is continuing their search for an inmate who escaped from custody late Friday. According to the Sheriff's Office, Tory Gee escaped October 11 from the Jefferson County Detention Center at 10:25 p.m. Gee, 27,...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    October 9, 2019

'Screams Come True' headed to Whitehall

Attendees from across Southwest Montana will have their "Screams Come True" later this month in Whitehall. Dubbed as a unique two-weekend event, the "Screams Come True" haunted house experience is scheduled for October 18 and 19, and October 25 and 2...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    October 2, 2019

Tailings project takes step forward

The Golden Sunlight Mine's tailings processing project is one step closer to reality. According to mine general manager Dan Banghart, Barrick Gold recently approved the mine advancing the project with detailed engineering and preparing for a permit...

 

It's Homecoming week in Whitehall

With a theme of "We Are the Trojans," it's Homecoming week in Whitehall. Whitehall High School students will take parti n various activities and will be competing in a variety of competitions...

 

Tailings reprocessing projects could extend life of mine

A tailings reprocessing project could breathe new life into the Barrick Golden Sunlight Mine near Whitehall. At last week's Community Transition Advisory Committee Meeting, Steve Lloyd said the TSF 1...

 

WFD responds to calls, McClusky Fire near 3,000 acres

It was a busy day for area firefighters last Wednesday. According to Whitehall Volunteer Fire Chief Jeremy Ward, the department responded to three calls September 4, all in the Milligan Canyon area west of Three Forks. Ward said the department was...

 

High School, Junior High Rodeo this weekend

There will be plenty of local athletes in action this weekend at the annual Whitehall High School and Junior High Rodeo. The rodeo is scheduled to take place Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, Septembe...

 

Crews continue to battle fire near Whitehall

Fire crews are continuing to battle the McClusky fire that was caused by lighting August 16 three miles northeast of Delmoe Lake and 13 miles northwest of Whitehall. As of press deadline, the fire is...

 
 By Staff Report    News    August 28, 2019

Andersen is new Justice of the Peace

Steve Andersen is the new Jefferson County Justice of the Peace. According to County Clerk and Recorder Bonnie Ramey, Andersen was appointed by the Jefferson County Commissioners at their August 20 meeting. He was one of five candidates who filed to...

 

Lightning sparks fire near Delmoe Lake

Lighting was the cause of the McClusky Fire that started August 16 approximately three miles northeast of Delmoe Lake and 13 miles northwest of Whitehall. The fire is burning in lodgepole pine in steep, rugged, inaccessible terrain with high...

 

Fundraiser for Jack Racicot Planned for September 7th

A fundraiser is being planned for former Whitehall High School Student, Jack Racicot, who was active in the football and drama programs during his time at WHS. On February 16, 2019, Jack was...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 7, 2019

Rockin' the Rivers this week

This week music enthusiasts from across the state will make their way to "Bridge" near Cardwell for the 19th annual Rockin the Rivers festival. The music festival is scheduled to take place August 8...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 7, 2019

Man arrested after July 28 home invasion

A 31-year-old was arrested in the early morning hours on July 28 following a home invasion in Whitehall. According to Jefferson County Sheriff Craig Doolittle, the department received a call at 4:55 a.m. from a resident on 2nd Street West who...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    July 31, 2019

Sullivan reflects on time in Whitehall

Just two days prior to his retirement, Whitehall Schools Superintendent John Sullivan spent his time Monday helping to paint the old and worn concession stand on campus. His last few moments in the position were indicative of his five-year tenure...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 31, 2019

Madison County Fair next week

It's only a week away from the annual Madison County Fair and Rodeo. With a 2019 theme of "Traditions Run Deep", the popular annual event is scheduled to take place August 7 to 11 in Twin Bridges. In...

 

Work wrapping up on MT HWY 55

This week the Whitehall South Roadway Improvements project begins its final stage. The final roadway striping is currently scheduled to begin on MT 55 on Thursday, July 25 and is expected to take two...

 
 By Staff Report    News    July 17, 2019

Justice of the Peace Position Vacant

The Jefferson County Justice of the Peace position is now open. The county is currently seeking applications for position that was recently vacated with the resignation of Dean Hildebrand. The applicant must reside within county limits and lived in...

 

Whitehall Project: Leafy Spurge Flea Beetles, where do they work?

There are 6 species of flea beetles approved for release on leafy spurge. They are: Aphthona abdominalis Aphthona cyparissiae Aphthona czwalinae Aphthona flava Aphthona lacertosa Aphthona nigrascutis They are a very small beetle with a back...

 
 By Jack H. Smith    News    July 10, 2019

From Alaska to Argentina: Ferrero makes a stop in Whitehall

When Kevin Ferrero was an eight-year-old in France he was inspired by his older brother's four-year bike journey from Alaska to Argentina. Now in his 20's, Ferrero is now making the trip on his own...

 

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