Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: April 3, 1997
April 6, 2022
April 3, 1997
The Mayflower Mine - an active mine site in the 1890s and late 1930s - is active again, and after the site preparation is soon completed an exploratory drilling program to determine if the possible gold and silver ore body exists is expected to begin in June 1997.
Joe Ryan was elected and Charlotte Trudgeon was re-elected to three-year terms in the Whitehall School Board of Trustees election.
New population statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Census, released through the Montana Department of Commerce, shows Jefferson County with a 21.8 percent increase in population since 1990. That ranks the county second, behind only Ravalli County, in population growth.
Trojan Educator of the week was math teacher and coach Bruce Bell. Mr. Bell has been teaching for ten years and is very active in Whitehall High School’s math program and a variety of sports programs. Mr. Bell’s hobbies are sports and photography. Bruce and his wife, Patty, have four children between the ages of four and fifteen.
Trojan Student of the Week was John Carhuff. John is a freshman at Whitehall High School and was nominated by Carole Cogdill for his excellence in mathematics. John is the son of Margaret and Bill Carhuff and is a collector of sports collectibles. John plans to attend college after he graduates.
Trojan Athletes of the Week were highlighted in a special tribute to Whitehall’s Athletic Managers. Volleyball: Molly Ballard, Jennifer Dolan, and Brian Sears. Basketball: Krystin Feight and Amanda Housman. Wrestling: Logan Nelson and Bridgette Harrington.