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 By Jack H. Smith    News    September 19, 2018 

Committee to address weeds

A new committee of Whitehall residents and business owners will soon be working together to address weed problems within town limits. The Whitehall Town Council voted unanimously last week to begin wo...


Jefferson County Sheriff's Report

Monday, Sept. 10 1:32 a.m. – DUI—liquor, 3899 Hwy 287, Cardwell 3:19 a.m. – mental crisis, 460 Hwy 2 West, Whitehall 8:39 a.m. - traffic & roads-moving, I-90 eastbound, MM 256, Cardwell 1:20 p.m. - public safety-fire/smoke, Antelope Lane,...


Ambulance board selects JVEMSR

The Jefferson Valley Rural Ambulance District Board voted late last month to accept a Request for Proposal from Partners United for Live Saving Education (PULSE)/Jefferson Valley Emergency Medical Services and Rescue. PULSE/JVEMSR will now provide...


JLDC hosts annual meeting, awards

The Jefferson Local Development Corporation hosted their Annual Meeting on August 29th at the Boulder Fairgrounds. The event was a celebration of the non-profit organization's 20th anniversary. Guests... Full story


Art displayed at town hall

There has been some beautiful recent additions to put on display at the new Whitehall Town Hall building. Earlier this summer, art from local residents was placed on the wall at the facility located at 207 E. Legion Ave. Mayor Mary Janacaro...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 29, 2018

Paving underway on MT HWY 55

Paving has begun on the Montana Department of Transportation South Roadways Project. Melissa Shannon of Strategies 360 reported the second lift (paving) started August 20 on MT HWY 55. She said the second lift will smooth the road out and travelers...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 29, 2018

4 locals attend tracking class

With the vast open spaces and geographical diversity of Jefferson County, a search and rescue organization is a necessity. Knowing they could be needed at anytime in any weather condition, continual...

 By Staff Report    News    August 22, 2018

"A Fair of the Heart" kicks off this week

Ponies, parades, pies, puppets and prizes. They are all on tap at the Jefferson County Fair and Rodeo, 'A Fair of the Heart,' this weekend. The fair and rodeo kicks off Thursday, August 22 runs through Sunday, August 26, at the Jefferson County...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 15, 2018

King Concert August 16

When John King takes the stage Thursday, August 16 at the Rodeo Grounds in Whitehall he will be in a comfortable setting. The rising country music star grew in what he called a tiny town in northeast... Full story


Madison County Fair continues a long run

"I pledge my head to clearer thinking; my heart to greater loyalty; my hands to larger service and my health to better living for my club, my community, my country and my world." This pledge is that... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 8, 2018

Organizers pleased with 2018 event

Event organizers had many positives things to say about last month's Whitehall Frontier Days. Chamber Treasurer Jill Dove reported there were around 240 in attendance at the organizations July 28... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 8, 2018

John King concert next week

Tickets are currently on sale for two upcoming concerts in Jefferson County by rising country music star John King. A Georgia native who received significant national airplay for his song "Tonight,... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 1, 2018

Cardwell celebration Saturday

There is going to be one heck of a birthday party this Saturday in Cardwell. The Cardwell School 100th Anniversary Celebration is scheduled for August 4 starting at 10:30 a.m. The events at the school will include time for visiting and reconnecting,... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    August 1, 2018

Madison County Fair next week

The Madison County Fair scheduled for next week in Twin Bridges should provide plenty of fun for area residents. With the theme of “Red, White and Blue…This Fair is For You!!!” the events will kickoff next week with barrel racing scheduled for...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    July 25, 2018

Nieskens named national finalist

A Whitehall administrator is one of three finalists for the 2019 National Principal of the Year. Whitehall 6-12 Principal Hannah Nieskens was announced as a finalist Monday by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. She is joined by...

 By Jack H. Smith    News    July 18, 2018

Council meets at new town hall

After several long days of moving, the Whitehall Town Council was able to host their Monday meeting at their new location at 207 E. Legion Ave. Mayor Mary Janacaro Hensleigh said moving all the files... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    July 18, 2018

New flag flies high in Whitehall

Whitehall's Kevin Brunet has never been one to mince his words when it comes to discussing politics. Embarrassed by the leadership in the County during the Obama administration, Brunet wasn't feeling... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    July 18, 2018

Chamber seeks volunteers

With Frontier Days just around the corner, event organizers are still actively seeking volunteers for July 27 to 29. At the Chamber meeting last week, Chamber Coordinator Ann Lawrence told members they still really need a lot of volunteers. Lawrence... Full story

 By Staff Report    News    July 11, 2018

Town Hall closed Thursday, Friday

The offices for the Town of Whitehall will be closed Thursday, July 12 and Friday, July 13. Town employees will use the time to move to their new location at 207 E. Legion. The offices on E. Legion... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    July 11, 2018

Adams arraignment July 18

A man charged with attempted deliberate homicide in connection with a June 19 shooting in Whitehall will make his initial court appearance next week. According to Jefferson County Attorney Steven C. Haddon, 33-year-old Daniel Adams will be arraigned... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    July 11, 2018

Capp Lane detour ends July 4

Last Wednesday was an important day for the Montana Department of Transportation Whitehall South Project. According to Melissa Shannon of Strategies 360, as of the 4th of July the Capp Lane detour... Full story

 By Leonard Wortman    News    July 11, 2018

Jefferson County Commission Update

Hi Folks, At our regular meeting last week, we heard the quarterly Tax Increment Board update from Tom Harrington. Both of our Increment Districts are doing well. The one in the North County is almost sold out. This past year has seen a great amount... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    July 5, 2018

Districts hire 9

There will be several new faculty members during the 2018-19 school year in the Whitehall School Districts. Superintendent John Sullivan recently reported nine new hires, including the hiring of Kurtis Koenig as the new Whitehall Elementary... Full story


Exploring the diversity of the Tobacco Root Mountains

Forty-one students from thirty different schools across the United States are taking part in the current Indiana University's summer Geology course, explained Bruce Douglas, the Academic Director.... Full story

 By Jack H. Smith    News    June 27, 2018

Shooting suspect released on bond

A 33-year-old Butte resident arrested after a shooting June 19 in Whitehall was released the following day on a $100,000 bond. Daniel Adams was charged with attempted deliberate homicide in a shooting that was reported to have taken place during an... Full story


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