Looking Back for Dec. 11

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

10 years ago

Dec. 10, 2009

Fifty-eight years after opening its doors, the Whitefish Christian Church was closing for good. The church, which was located on East Second Street, cited shrinking membership and a mix-up over the property’s title as its reasons for closing.

20 years ago

Dec. 9, 1999

A number of new businesses in Whitefish got started during the week. The Whitefish Athletic Club, Mail Boxes, Etc., Lovely Lilly’s Children’s Consignment Boutique and the Dollar Store all had ribbon-cutting ceremonies.

30 years ago

Dec. 7, 1989

A new sign ordinance led to a packed City Council chambers. Most of those in attendance were against the ordinance or simply against any sign regulations in general. Most of the regulations referred to flashing signs, which were seen as distracting and not in the town’s character.

40 years ago

Dec. 6, 1979

A pornography ordinance that was introduced a week before was thrown out by the city before its third reading. The ordinance was intended to control and limit what sorts of lewd materials could be seen and sold in town, but the city decided that was up to citizens to decide.

50 years ago

Dec. 11, 1969

In response to a community forum that looked into what kind of sex education was needed in Whitefish, a new committee opposed to sex education was also formed. The group, the Whitefish Council for Decency, felt that teaching sex ed would be “disastrous” and that moral would be “cast aside.”

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