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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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Design unveiled for new Muldown school building

June 19, 2018 at 2:53 pm | Whitefish Pilot The Whitefish School Board gave a unanimous thumbs-up last week to the exterior design of the future Muldown Elementary School. Dow Powell, owner’s representative for the project, presented the desi...

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Kayak discovered on property after taking solo trip on river

June 19, 2018 at 2:53 pm | Whitefish Pilot Thursday, June 7 9:36 a.m. A few dogs were getting aggressive on Fourth Avenue. 9:23 p.m. A man was trying to fight people at a Baker Avenue establishment before taking off “like a crazy person.” ...

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Council upholds approval of planned condo project

June 19, 2018 at 2:51 pm | Whitefish Pilot For the second time Whitefish City Council on Monday approved a 60-unit condo project along Highway 93 South. However, Council this time added a condition that management of the property for short-...

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Neighborhood plan for Highway 93 S returns after update

June 19, 2018 at 2:51 pm | Whitefish Pilot A neighborhood plan for 70 acres fronting U.S. Highway 93 South will return to the Whitefish Planning Board for a public hearing on Thursday after the developers redesigned their plan. Whitefish 57...

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