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New library named for Jeff Reichelt

When Janis Kaiser gave the Kaste building to the library in 2007, she thought they would use her building as a new library. She was pleasantly surprised when a whole new building came alive where the...

 News    June 21, 2017 

They're sure cute, but please leave baby animals alone

Each spring, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks receives several calls from people who have picked up deer fawns or other wildlife. According to FWP Region 7 Warden Ryan Karren, a California couple...

 By Steve Stiles    News    June 21, 2017 

From The Mayor's Desk

Mayor Stiles reported that there were two visitors present at the regular June 8 meeting of the City Council. After the pledge was read and the minutes of the last meeting approved there was a public comment. An individual has a bunch of lots in Big...

 By Wendy Tilleman    News    June 21, 2017 

Guest Editorial

Below is a writing shared with friends and family after the tragic news of my Aunt’s passing. Montana being the small state it is, news of my Aunt’s passing spread quickly. Former schoolmates, friends, and acquaintances were soon sending family m...

 By Robert Lucke    News    June 21, 2017 

Senior Center News

Contact the Senior Citizen cooks at 378-2405. Most all lunches include an entrée, vegetable, potato, salad, dessert and drink and each costs $5.00 unless otherwise noted. Lunches for the coming week are as follows: Wednesday, June 21 chicken ranch...

 By Lindsay Boyce    News    June 21, 2017 

American Legion Post 50 Gives Back

Memorial Day, A time honored tradition to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the United States of America. Every Year the American Legion Post 50 organizes a guest speaker to talk...

 News    June 21, 2017 

Vacation Bible School Came Back to Big Sandy

40+ children enjoyed learning about "God's Army" June 5-8 at Christ Lutheran Church! Director, Andrea Rutledge, reported that each day more than 30 kids, ages 4-12 years, sang songs, played games,...

 By Robert Lucke    News    June 14, 2017

"Mountaineer" Father of the Year, Bob Nelson

There are plenty of outstanding fathers in the Big Sandy area. For some time, now "The Mountaineer" has named a mother of the year at Mother's Day but this is the first time we have started a new trad...


The American Flag

Did you know that at military funerals, the 21 gun salute stands for the sum of the numbers in the year 1776. Have you ever noticed how the honor guard pays meticulous attention to correctly folding...

 By Bruce Auchly    News    June 14, 2017

Rain, Rain Go Away

Back in third grade, I remember reading a story about a little boy who grew tired of rain ruining his weekends. So he chanted: Rain, rain go away. And he got his wish. The sky cleared, the sun came ou...

 By Rober Lucke    News    June 14, 2017

Senior Center News

Contact the Senior Citizen Cooks for Meals on Wheels at 378-2405. Lunches include an entrée, vegetable, potato, salad, dessert and drink and all cost $5.00 each unless otherwise noted. The lunch menu for the coming week is as follows: Wednesday,...


Honor Roll - 4th quarter - Big Sandy High School

Seniors Layton Bahnmiller Gabriella Blatt Alex Richter Juniors Jasmine Genereux Jenna Leader Sophia Reichelt Jessica Roth Andrea Rutledge Tanner Shipp Dakota Terry Sophomores Jaylyn Cline Grace Finke Riley Genereux Dusti Phillips Tyler Schwarzbach...

 By Doug Giebel    News    June 7, 2017

Summer Art Programs set for Big Sandy

The Big Sandy Cultural Fund will sponsor free summer workshops in the arts, drama, performance and creative writing for all ages. The informal sessions will begin June 5th in the former S&J grocery store, now being converted into a community...


Ride for Wounded Warriors

Saturday, May 27, the Eagle chapter of bikers stopped in Big Sandy, returning to Havre from their annual Memorial weekend ride to support the Montana Chapter of Wounded Warriors. This year the... Full story

 By Robert Lucke    News    June 7, 2017

Summer Bucket List for 2017

By Robert Lucke The term Bucket List comes from a movie starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman who go around doing wonderful things they have always wanted to do before they "kick the bucket".... Full story

 By Robert Lucke    News    June 7, 2017

Bee Lucke and C. L. Stuart and the case of the terrible tie rod

Sometimes history is a confluence of events that when merged together cause something really great to happen. Such it was with Bee Lucke and C. L. Stuart around 1950 when they were heading to Clear Creek in Bee’s 1939 black Chevy Coupe with a... Full story

 By Robert Lucke    News    June 7, 2017

Walter Gerson Poetry Contest Co-Third Place winner

By Robert Lucke This is the ninth year former Big Sandy High School graduate Ellaraine Lockie has provided the English students at BSHS the opportunity to participate in the Walter Gerson Poetry Contest. Each year Ellaraine Lockie judges students’...

 By Tyler Lane    News    June 7, 2017

Green Acres

Pulse Production Management after Seeding • Peas use water down to 3 feet (Wichman, 2005). • Nodulation begins 2-3 weeks after plant emergence (Jones, 2017). • Nodules are active 3-4 weeks after plant emergence (Jones, 2017). • Active nodules... Full story


Tester Announces Nearly $9 Million for Job-Creating Airport Infrastructure

Senator Secures #ConnectMT Resources for 20 Local Airports Across Montana. (U.S. Senate) - U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced today, as part of his ongoing efforts to strengthen the state’s infrastructure and #ConnectMT, that 20 Montana airports... Full story


Five schools in Montana received a recent boost to their National Archery in the Schools Programs (NASP).

Big Sandy, Sidney, Winnett, and Lewis & Clark in Lewistown each received a total contribution of $3,000 from the Montana Outdoor Legacy Foundation, National Archery in the Schools, Easton Foundation, Cabela’s Outdoor Fund, Montana Chapter of the Na...


May Regular and Special School Board Minutes

Regular Meeting May 16, 2017 7:00 p.m. Trustees Present: Diana LaBuda, Vice Chairperson, Darin Genereux, Andrew Long, Brandon Gasvoda, Trustee Absent, Brad Weaver. Staff Present: Brad Moore, Superintendent, Maryetta Engle, Clerk, Heather Wolery, Elem...


Montana Students Make UM Dean's List

MISSOULA – At the University of Montana, 2,743 students made the spring semester 2017 Dean’s List and President’s 4.0 List. To qualify for the Dean’s List or President’s 4.0 List, students must be undergraduates, earn a semester GPA of 3.5...

 By Brad Moore    News    May 31, 2017

State Tax Shift Impacts Big Sandy Schools Taxpayers

Going into this past legislative session the state was facing a revenue shortfall. When there is a shortfall in revenue, cuts are made across the board to address the shortage. With public education being a large portion of the state’s budget it...


BSHS Students go to Costa Rica

Big Sandy High School students will travel to Costa Rica, June 5- 13, to conduct research and participate in a Sea Turtle Ecology Program. Big Sandy High School Students join the Field Science Program...

 By Robert C. Lucke    News    May 31, 2017

River Rules: Benton to Kipp

There are plenty of rules if a person wants to go boating in the mighty Missouri from Fort Benton to the Fred Robinson Bridge. There is also a wide array of pamphlets to describe how to play by the rules when on the Missouri. Most of the material is...


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