Whitehall Ledger 

Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 8/9/1998


August 9, 2023


A small group of floaters joined Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park Manager Lee Flath for a six-mile float down the Jefferson River near Whitehall on Saturday, August 1, 1998. The float, which may turn into an annual event, was held to highlight the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery visitation to the Jefferson Valley in 1805. Lewis and Clark camped along the Jefferson River near present-day LaHood Park, not far from where this photo was taken, on August 1, 1805, and the site was written about in Lewis' journals.

AUGUST 8, 1998

Jefferson Valley Baptist Church officials reached a settlement with Safeco Insurance Company, and made a decision to rebuild the Jefferson Valley Baptist Church - and modify the building design - at its present site on the west end of Whitehall off Highway 2. They came to the decision based on the fact that there was too much damage to simply remodel.

Terry Kostelecky, foreman for the Dumar Construction crew worked on erecting the new Whitehall water tank on August 3. The new Columbia Tank was to be completed after 18 days of construction, and Kostelecky said the new tank co...

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