Looking Back

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A weekly look at past Whitefish Pilot articles, compiled by Daniel McKay.

10 years ago

Feb. 14, 2008

Ten cars were crushed at Park Avenue apartment after a snow-covered carport roof collapsed. One man was trapped in the cab of his truck during the incident.

20 years ago

Feb. 12, 1998

Sixty years after opening its doors, the Olney Community Church closed. Village Missions decided the church could no longer support itself after suffering dwindling congregation numbers.

30 years ago

Feb. 17, 1988

Federal cuts had planning for upgrades at the ice rink taking a hit. Original plans for the ice rink at Mountain Trails Park on Wisconsin Avenue called for a covered and refrigerated rink at a cost of more than $215,000.

40 years ago

Feb. 16, 1978

Then the oldest private business in Whitefish, Stacey Oil Company hit its 45th anniversary. Opened by George Stacy in 1933, the service station sat at the corner of Second Street and Baker Avenue.

50 years ago

Feb. 15, 1968

Hoping to bring more snow before Winter Carnival, Whitefish held a “Snow Ball.” The dance was “designed to placate the fussiest appetite of the ancient Nordic gods that controlled the winter,” the Pilot wrote, and the dance featured an old fashioned snake dance and some sort of sacrifice.

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Community briefs for Sept. 26

September 25, 2018 at 3:13 pm | Whitefish Pilot Haskill Basin Come celebrate National Public Lands Day on the Whitefish Trail on Saturday, Sept. 29 by working on the Haskill Basin section of the trail. The Montana Conservation Corps will be helpi...

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City Council considers increase to sewer, water rates

September 25, 2018 at 2:36 pm | Whitefish Pilot Whitefish water and sewer users could see an increase in their bills if a proposed increase is approved. The standard residential service for water is expected to increase by .73 percent or about 3...

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Powerful blues performer on stage Friday night

September 25, 2018 at 2:33 pm | Whitefish Pilot Nova Scotia-based singer-songwriter Matt Andersen with his giant soul-filled voice and powerful blues performance will perform one night only on Friday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the O’Shaughnessy Cen...

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Police Calls: Sleep lost over tampered pillow

September 25, 2018 at 2:32 pm | Whitefish Pilot Monday, Sept. 10 8:55 a.m. Someone had cut soccer nets at Smith Fields. 12:04 p.m. A driver knocked over a “No Parking” sign on Lupfer Avenue. 4:45 p.m. A caller returned to her hotel room to find...

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