Looking Back for Nov. 7

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

10 years ago

Oct. 16, 2008

From Wall Street to Big Mountain – financial meltdowns caused by the Lehman Brothers had ski resorts around the country worried about their own futures. After Moonlight Basin resort began laying off employees due to the Wall Street meltdown, shareholders and employees in Whitefish began to worry about their own job security.

20 years ago

Oct. 15, 1998

The Whitefish Lake Golf Club proposed a $350,000 restoration project, which first required an extension of the city’s lease on the property. The clubhouse was built in the 1930s and needed upgrades to the electrical system, infrastructure and external facade.

30 years ago

Oct. 19, 1988

Around 30 students were sent home from Whitefish High School after a measles scare hit town. Several cases were diagnosed in Kalispell, and all students without immunization records were sent home in Whitefish. Most students were back in school by the following week, with a flurry of vaccinations given out as well.

40 years ago

Oct. 19, 1978

Whitefish was preparing for a new wave length, as the city waited to hear back on its application for its first AM radio station. The city applied to the FCC and a 225-foot broadcast tower would need to be built upon approval.

50 years ago

Oct. 17, 1968

Fashion was on display at the Masonic temple in Whitefish. As part of a fundraiser, the Whitefish Women’s Club held a “Discovery in Fashions” show, showing off clothing that fit the theme of “Columbus Day.”

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Winner announced for Big Mountain dream home

March 20, 2019 at 12:43 pm | Whitefish Pilot A former preschool teacher from Osgood, Indiana, has been announced as the winner of the HGTV dream home on Big Mountain. Beverly Fulkerson was drawn as the winner from nearly 135 million entries, ...

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Connelly resigns as volleyball head coach

March 20, 2019 at 11:00 am | Whitefish Pilot The Lady Bulldogs volleyball team is looking for a new head coach following former coach Addy Connelly’s resignation. Connelly stepped in as the head coach a few weeks into the 2017 season after lon...

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Community briefs for March 20

March 20, 2019 at 10:15 am | Whitefish Pilot Scholarships Soroptimist International of Whitefish is accepting applications for $1,000 scholarships available to both senior boys and girls at Whitefish, Columbia Falls, Bigfork, Glacier and Flath...

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Professionals discuss changing world during lakes conference

March 19, 2019 at 2:04 pm | Whitefish Pilot A changing environment was a reoccurring theme during the inaugural Montana Lakes Conference last week in Whitefish. Whether changes are the result of climate change or other human influences, sever...

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