Looking back

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

10 years ago

June 12, 2008

The Flathead Hot Shots, an elite group of firefighters trained for working in rough conditions, fell victim to a lightning strike near Tally Lake. Two members were hit by the lighting, though neither suffered any long term effects.

20 years ago

June 11, 1998

For the third time, the Olney-Bissell School District failed to pass a $16,000 levy for the school. The levy would have helped save programs and staff the district could no longer afford.

30 years ago

June 8, 1988

Whitefish’s fireworks were up in the air after a shortage of funds threatened to shut down the Fourth of July show. Only about $150 of donated funds had been collected, well short of the $2,400 needed for the show.

40 years ago

June 8, 1978

By a 3-2 vote, the Whitefish City Council voted to deny annexing 120 acres on East Lakeshore Drive. The decision came out of concerns for annexing citizens without being able to provide adequate city services.

50 years ago

June 13, 1968

About 400 people attended the town’s first “Battle of the Bands,” hosted by the Whitefish Jaycees. Several bands, including “Shades of Gray” and “Discos” participated in the contest, which was judged based on musical talent, showmanship, originality, appearance, and audience appeal.

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Whitefish Lake Swim

August 15, 2018 at 3:31 pm | Whitefish Pilot The Whitefish Lake Swim was held Aug. 11 off of City Beach. There were 61 swimmers to compete in the race, which features a 1-mile and a half-mile swim. The annual swim is a fundraiser for the Wave...

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Legals August 15, 2018

August 15, 2018 at 5:00 am | No. 2441 CITY OF WHITEFISH NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON BUDGET AND PROPERTY TAXES AND ASSESSMENTS The Whitefish City Council has completed the City's preliminary budget for fiscal year 2019, its final...

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Twins battle for regional title

August 14, 2018 at 3:44 pm | Whitefish Pilot The Twins finally met their match Monday night, falling to the Bitterroot Red Sox 4-2 in the American Legion Northwest Class A Regional Baseball Tournament. As of press time, the Twins were set to t...

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Montana Mid-Am tourney comes to Whitefish this week

August 14, 2018 at 3:43 pm | Whitefish Pilot Board of Directors openings The Annual Meeting of the Whitefish Lake Golf Association is schedules for Oct. 13 where two new board members will be elected for three-year terms. To be eligible to ...

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