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Happy Birthday Charlie Russell!

The photograph of this painting by Charles Russell is called Deer Drinking at Lake McDonald. It comes from a wonderful book entitled "Artists in Glacier". For anyone interested in the people who have ...

Big Sandy American Legion celebrates 98 years in Big Sandy

The Big Sandy American Legion Post 50 celebrated a big birthday on March 17. They were charted on November 19, 1919 and this year the twenty-five members plus the Women's Auxiliary celebrated their...

Not all laughs and giggles with Nancy and Charlie

When Charlie Russell met the lady who was to be his wife he was living in Cascade. He had given up the range and was painting full time to try and make a living. Nancy was a housekeeper for some friends of Charlie’s and they met over dinner one...

Blood Drive a great success

Being as we have such a generous community there are going to be some changes to the blood drive. We would like to include the donors that can’t be there until 5’o clock so we will change the time until 7 o’clock. Of course, we will begin...

State officials say enjoy poultry, but do so safely!

Raising backyard poultry has become increasingly popular in Montana and many feed stores across the state offer chicks for sale. Raising your own flock can be a rewarding and fun experience that should include safe handling practices with live...

Betty Silvan

Betty Silvan, 82, passed away due to natural causes on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the Big Sandy Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the Big Sandy United Methodist Church with Pastor Sharon...

Big Sandy Book Club review for February

What do people from Montana, North Dakota, Canada, Georgia, Kansas, Minnesota and Rhode Island have in common???They are all members of Big Sandy’s Book Club! We have a core membership of ladies from Big Sandy but have an amazing diversity in...

Green Acres

Fifth Annual Chouteau County Agriculture Day The fifth annual Chouteau County Ag day for 4th and 5th graders will take place at the Chouteau County Fairgrounds on April 19, 2017. All 4th and 5th graders in Chouteau County are invited to attend....

Getting By

National Poison Prevention Week, March 19-25, 2017 How safe do you think your house is of poisonous household products? Poison is all around us, affecting anyone anytime. By taking the time to look around and exercising caution during the usage and...

Bear Paw Meanderings

This is Charlie Russell’s birthday week. You can always tell that because it is Western Art week in Great Falls, Montana. Charlie Russell was born on March 19, 1864. That would make this his 153rd birthday. Charlie Russell was a boyhood hero for...

My Answer

Q: I’ve gone through some hard times recently, and my aunt says I ought to be thankful because they’ll make me a better person. Is she right? I admit I’m having a hard time seeing things her way. A: We all want our lives to be smooth and...

William Arnold Sheets

William Arnold Sheets, 87, of Onalaska, Wisconsin passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Eagle Crest North. He was born in Portland, OR, on September 25, 1929 to John and Wilma (Ruping) Sheets....

Fred G. Bitz

Fred G. Bitz, 89, of Big Sandy, passed away March 11, 2017 at Big Sandy Nursing Home due to natural causes. Funeral Services were held on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Fifth Avenue Christian...

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