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 Dec. 12

December 12, 2018 at 4:41 pm | Whitefish Pilot Nordic skiing Glacier Nordic Club begins its learn-to-ski programs for both youth and adults in January. Chet Hope Youth Ski League is now taking registrations for its 43nd season. Started in 1976, ...

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City embraces new tech for wastewater plant

December 12, 2018 at 5:24 am | Whitefish Pilot Whitefish is planing to implement relatively new technology at a cost of $2.3 million in its planned new wastewater treatment plant that it expects to work more efficiently and also save in the overa...

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Community supporter Jake Heckathorn dies at age 95

December 12, 2018 at 5:00 am | Whitefish Pilot Jake Heckathorn, a man who spent more than six decades supporting his community, died Dec. 5 at the Montana Veterans Home in Columbia Falls. He was 95. Heckathorn was both donor and volunteer to ma...

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Legals December 12, 2018

December 12, 2018 at 5:00 am | No. 2459 Montana Eleventh Judicial District Court Flathead County In the Matter of the Name Change of Robert Kozlowski Jennifer Krueger, Petitioner Cause No. DV-18-1153A AMY EDDY Notice of Hearing on...

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