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Presidents Day

Presidents Day is February 20. It takes the place of Washington’s and Lincoln’s birthdays that are both in February. Many years ago the holiday would alternate between the two birthdays but then it was decided to honor all the presidents with...

School Board Minutes for Jan.23 Meeting

Big Sandy Public Schools Regular Meeting January 23, 2017 7:00 p.m. High School Computer Room Trustees Present: Brad Weaver, Chairperson, Brandon Gasvoda, Darin Genereux, Andrew Long, Diana LaBuda Staff Present: Brad Moore, Superintendent, Maryetta...

School Board Elections held May 2

The annual school election will be held May 2, 2017, from noon until 8:00 p.m. Two trustees with three year terms are expiring this year: Darin Genereux and Brandon Gasvoda. Andrew Long’s one year term is also expiring. Anyone wishing to file for...

ADULT EDUCATION - Beginning Spanish Class

¡Hola! Do you want to learn how to speak Spanish? Instructor Bridgette Long learned by immersion in Chile and will be teaching the basics of Spanish in the history classroom at the high school. Classes will meet on Mondays and Thursdays, from 7:00...

Down the Up Staircase

I started my teaching career in Glasgow, Montana in 1964. I loved the town and the people in the town. It was a very welcoming town to a stranger like I was. The school administration told us young teachers to join groups and join in the community...

Dee, Marla and Ann: They did it!

Most all towns, little and large, have heroes. The thing about that is that maybe that hero is not known in the next block down or the heroic act he or she performed is lost after a few years have...

Upper Missouri National Heritage Area

In the spring of 2016 some people from Great Falls, Cascade and Fort Benton, Montana formed a proposed National Heritage Area for this part of Montana. At first their idea was huge with boundaries...

Take 5 perform in Fort Benton Feb. 21

Chouteau County Performing arts in partnership with Montana Flour and Grain Inc, The Pioneer Lodge and Ron and Dee Lohse, present Take 5, at 7 PM, Tuesday, February 21st at the Fort Benton Elementary ...

Fort Assinniboine

The following article about Fort Assinniboine as seen through the eyes of Dr. John Carroll was written for “The Mountaineer” in 1930. Dr. Carroll was slated to go on an adventure to the North Pole during his tenure at Fort Assinniboine but did...

Pioneers head to District 9C Tournament: Girls start Wednesday, Boys, Thursday

The Big Sandy Pioneer basketball teams concluded the regular season this past weekend. The Pioneer boys picked up a 72-54 win over the Turner Tornadoes and fell 64-38 to the North Star Knights. The...

Getting By

Getting the most from your credit card (taken from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System website) 1. Pay on time—Paying on time will help you avoid late fees as well as penalty interest rates applied to your account. It helps you...

Patching Cracks

For the last couple of months, my family has faced some challenges as a result of illness. These challenges have put us into a position where we have strained a bit under the basic tasks of life. Perhaps the best thing that has come of this time in...

My Answer

Q: Why does God say we’re guilty when we do something wrong, since He already knows that we’re not perfect and we’re going to make mistakes? I think He ought to overlook our sins instead of making us feel guilty. After all, this is the way He...

Green Acres

Winter Bull Management Protection from inclement weather is a critical factor in winter herd bull management because of the very real concern of frostbite of the scrotum. While mild frostbite generally has a good recovery rate, severe frostbite can...

Bear Paw Meanderings

I love the winter. Let me preface that remark by saying I love winter when I do not have to go anywhere in it and when I am in a house I can keep warm and most important of all, one that has a full larder. Even when living in town, it is still so...

Best Superbowl Ever!

Most anyone who knows me at all knows that the Patriots and the Seahawks are my two NFL teams. I have written again and again how the Patriots got the shaft with Deflategate and how quarterback Tom Brady should not have had a four game suspension...

Lorraine M. Otto,

Lorraine M. Otto, 92, passed away on Friday, February 10, 2017 at Big Sandy Nursing Home due to natural causes. Services will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with a viewing one...

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