Looking Back Sept. 12

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

10 years ago

Aug. 28, 2008

After 30 years with the department, Whitefish Fire Chief Dave Sipe announced his retirement. Sipe had been chief since 1995 and first joined the department as a volunteer in 1978.

20 years ago

Aug. 27, 1998

It was back to the drawing board for Winter Sports Inc. after they announced a 9 percent drop in revenue during fiscal year 1998. Michael Collins, president of WSI, said media attention to El Niño, poor snow conditions early in the season and a further weakening of the Canadian dollar all contributed to the down year.

30 years ago

Aug. 31, 1988

The skies around Whitefish were gray with smoke after the Dry Fork Fire near Libby reached 11,000 acres. The fire grew from 1,500 acres the night before after a dry cold front brought fast winds through the area.

40 years ago

Aug. 31, 1978

As part of a fundraising effort, the Jungle Wonders Circus came to the Mountain Trails Saddle Club in Whitefish. Jungle Wonders was a full, three-ring circus with a heavy emphasis on animal acts but also featured clowns, trapeze acts and a full circus band. The Whitefish Jaycees sponsored the event and proceeds would benefit the Whitefish swimming pool fund.

50 years ago

Aug. 29, 1968

After publishing her book, “The Gift of Little Things,” local author Alice Jackman Hutchens held an autograph party at the Whitefish Library. The book tells the author’s story of how she met her husband as a young schoolteacher at Star Meadows.

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Dogs beat down Browning

September 21, 2018 at 5:00 am | Whitefish Pilot The Bulldogs celebrated homecoming with a 37-6 win over the Browning Indians. Whitefish (3-2) got on the board first with a two-yard rushing touchdown by quarterback Mark Anderson midway through th...

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FWP seeks information in poaching cases near Whitefish

September 20, 2018 at 5:33 pm | Whitefish Pilot Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is seeking information about a deer and elk that were illegally killed west of Whitefish. FWP game wardens responded on Sept. 1 responded to a report of a bull elk t...

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The Wich Haus

September 20, 2018 at 6:19 am | Whitefish Pilot The idea behind the Wich Haus is to keep things simple. “Our concept is to do maybe five sandwiches and do them really well,” Jamie Minster, co-owner said. “That’s the philosophy.” Minster opened t...

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Long ride of life

September 19, 2018 at 6:35 am | Whitefish Pilot For the last 14 years, Bernice Ende has lived the nomad’s life, traveling thousands of miles across the United States on horseback for trips that last years. It’s about the journey, she says — not t...

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