Looking Back for July 8

| July 7, 2020 1:11 PM

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

10 years ago

July 8, 2010

Whitefish had a new troupe taking the stage. The Stumptown Players theater group was made up of 16 former Whitefish Theatre Company performers and was debuting A.R. Gurney’s “Sylvia.”

20 years ago

July 6, 2000

Jim Stack joined 21 other Americans as the recipients of the Carnegie Hero Fund Foundation’s Carnegie Medal. Stack was awarded for his efforts to save a man who had fallen into Whitefish Lake the previous spring.

30 years ago

July 5, 1990

Anglers on Whitefish Lake were looking to have a bountiful summer, as the lake was adding 30,000 extra cutthroat trout in addition to the yearly plant of 50,000 cutthroats.

40 years ago

July 10, 1980

The city decided that while a McDonalds in town might be built, it would not be funded with low-interest industrial development bond. The council said a big corporation like McDonalds didn’t need tax free bonds when it was competing with local businesses.

50 years ago

July 9, 1970

Whitefish’s young photographers were getting national recognition for their local captures. The President’s National Advisory Council on Supplementary Centers and Services awarded an Innovative Project Award to the Whitefish Central School’s photography program. The award recognized Project See, a pamphlet of photos with short captions put together by junior high school students.