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 News    June 20, 2018 

Oh Deer, We have been spotted!

Deer playing in a field, southeast of Big Sandy....

 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 20, 2018 

Community Wide Garage Sale June 23

Keely Bahmiller was planning a garage sale for herself when the idea of forming a Community Garage Sale just kept coming to mind. Keely said, “It sounded like a fun family event. It would be fun and could be a good community event.” She also beli...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 20, 2018 

Big Sandy High School held Football camp

There was running, kicking, and passing and catching the football. Eighteen grade school kids meet every morning between 9-12 o'clock dreaming of becoming the next Pioneer football player. "It was...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 20, 2018 

Enjoying the perks of Tractor Work and the things you see

On YouTube they have instructional videos on how to drive a tractor. Seem ridiculous that driving a tractor could be accomplished by watching a video, or by reading step by step instructions. With...

 By Tyler Lane    News    June 20, 2018 

Green Acres

Sign up now for Marias River Float Trip and Weed Tour Registration forms are now available to sign up for a float trip on the Marias River to learn more about noxious weed management and watershed conservation problems. The Marias River Basin Weed...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 20, 2018 

Look Who's in Town

Editors note: I decided to approach people not local to the area and see what brought them to town, here is what I found out. I saw them ride their bicycles into town and turn down onto main street....

 News    June 20, 2018 

State, local health officials promote safe swimming tips

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and local public health partners are reminding Montanans to stay safe and healthy while having fun in the water this summer. Swimming can be a fun way to spend time outdoors in the summer...

 By Doug Giebel    News    June 20, 2018 

Big Sandy Cultural Fund begins Summer Programs

The Big Sandy Cultural Center will soon begin its second summer of workshops including art, performing (acting, singing, playing instruments), public speaking, creative writing and other activities. The project under Doug Giebel’s direction has...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 20, 2018 

Father's Day is Celebrated

It only took 58 years after President Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day a National Holiday in the United states. Father’s Day was celebrated in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd. Her father, the Civil War veteran...

 By Leslie Gregory    News    June 20, 2018 

Senior Center News

The Senior Center now has a Facebook page, they post the days menu and the soup of the day. Please check it out and like the page. Menus for the week: Thursday, June 21- BBQ Pulled Pork sandwich, Coleslaw, and jello. Friday, June 22- Cheddar Dogs on...

 News    June 20, 2018 

MFU announces Scholarship Recipients

Great Falls, MT- Montana Farmers Union is proud to announce this year’s scholarship recipients. MFU offered eight scholarships totaling $4,000. This year’s winners were selected because of their outstanding contributions to the organization as...

 News    June 20, 2018 

Top 20 things to do with the kids this summer!

Summer is a great time of year, especially if you live in the north. It’s a chance to be free from thick clothing and the hectic schedule that takes place during the school year. It’s also a chance for parents to do a ton of fun things with...

 News    June 20, 2018 

Reporting Prevented Planting and Failed Acres

For Immediate Release Producers are reminded to report prevented planting and failed acres in order to establish or retain FSA program eligibility for some programs. Producers should report crop acreage they intended to plant, but due to natural...

 News    June 20, 2018 

The 2018 Blaine County Kids' Rodeo

The Blaine County Rodeo Club is sponsoring the Blaine County Kids’ Rodeo for those 18 and under as part of the Blaine County Fair on Wednesday, July 4th at 1:00 p.m. Entries are due by June 25th. Entry forms can be picked up at the following...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 13, 2018

Doing their Civic Duty

Finding a way to serve our community is easy. All you have to do is look for a place that interests you and get involved. This year's primary election is the perfect example. It takes 10 people to...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 13, 2018

BS schools hires Activities Director

A special Big Sandy School Board meeting was called to order by Chairman Darin Generuex with two other board members present, Brandon Gasvoda and Heather Pleninger along with Big Sandy Superintendent Brad Moore. Other guests present were Bailey...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 13, 2018

Tyler Schwarzbach learns "Lessons on Civic Duty"

Tyler Schwarzbach participated in an incredible opportunity that will affect his involvement in civic responsibility for the rest of his life. American Legion selected Big Sandy high school junior...

 By Tyler Lane    News    June 13, 2018

Green Acres

Recommendations for Reestablishing Crested Wheatgrass A long, cold, icy winter in 2017-2018 was very harmful to crested wheat grass. Although snow amounts were record-setting in some locations around the state, crested wheatgrass died in areas where...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 13, 2018

TEAM themed Vacation Bible School

I loved watching the kids huddle up and give loud cheers for their team leader, Jesus! They jumped up and down in excitement and celebration. You might find this activity at a sports pep rally, but... Full story


Even in FWP Region 6, Please be Bear Aware

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks would like outdoor enthusiasts to be "Bear Aware," even in northeast Montana. Although bear encounters are rare in most of FWP Region 6, black bears are occasionally... Full story


Tobacco Use Among Montana Teens On the Rise

A recent report from the 2018 America’s Health Rankings Women and Children Report shows Montana’s tobacco usage among adolescents has increased seven percent since 2016. More than 22 percent of high school students currently use e-cigarettes and... Full story

 By Janell Barber    News    June 13, 2018

Getting By

Are you bothered by congestion or sinusitis due to season allergies? While drinking more fluids, increasing omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin C, and taking decongestants and antihistamines are some ways to cope with the symptoms, clearing your nasal pa... Full story

 By Leslie Gregory    News    June 13, 2018

Senior News

The Senior Center now has a Facebook page, they post the days menu and the soup of the day. Please check it out and like the page. Menus for the week: Thursday,June 14- Creamy Pasta with ham and peas, carrot salad, and Peach crisp. Friday, June 15-...

 By Marla Ray    News    June 13, 2018

Allderdice receives Duane Olson Scholarship

The 2018 recipient of the $500 Duane Olson Memorial Athletic Scholarship is Weston Allderdice, son of Dave Allderdice and Dusty Allderdice. This award was established in May of 1997 by Jim and Marla R... Full story


Public health officials issue a rabies reminder

State and local public health officials are reminding Montanans to be aware of the risk for exposure to rabies as summer approaches. Encounters between humans and wild animals often increase in spring and summer months because of the time spent...


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