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 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 18, 2018 

Margaret Grubb: Big Sandy's Centenarian Celebrated

Margaret Grubb was born April 22, 1918 and will be 100 years old on her birthday. What a birthday party that will be! With a lot of laughter Margaret and her two daughters Shirley and Carol sat down... Full story

 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 18, 2018 

FFA State Convention: Big Sandy chapter is very well Represented

I started by talking to Faith Gasvoda who is part of the team that is judging in Livestock (cow, pigs, goat, sheep) at the state FFA Convention, she hoped she knew enough. They've been practicing... Full story

 By Brad Moore    News    April 18, 2018 

Big Sandy Education Foundation Awards Grants

The Big Sandy Education Foundation Board of Directors met earlier this winter to discuss ways to distribute some generous donations to enhance the educational opportunities for the students. After a... Full story

 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 18, 2018 

City Council Discuss Water Meeting

The Big Sandy City Council met April 5th at 7:00 p.m. at city hall. Pledge of Allegiance started the meeting. A short discussion about repairing the city streets after the winter’s destruction of them. It was noted there were a lot of potholes.... Full story

 News    April 18, 2018 

NILE Foundation Scholarship Winners Announced, Rutledge receives scholarship

Billings, Mont.--The NILE Foundation proudly announces the Scholarship winners for the 2018-2019 academic year. "Through the efforts of the NILE Foundation the total scholarship amount was increased...

 By Tyler Lane    News    April 18, 2018 

Green Acres

Sixth Annual Chouteau County Agriculture Day for 4th and 5th Graders The sixth annual Chouteau County Ag Days for 4th and 5th graders will take place at the Chouteau County Fairgrounds on May 2, 2018. All 4th and 5th graders in Chouteau County are...

 By Leslie Gregory    News    April 18, 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. The board will meet on Wednesday, April 18 at 10 a.m. Menus for the week: Thursday, April 19- Taco salad in a Shell,... Full story

 By Leslie Gregory    News    April 18, 2018 

Pioneer News

Thursday, April 19- Tekno Expo at MSU-Northern for Juniors and Seniors. Friday, April 20 &21- Music Festival in Havre, Friday- Band and Choir, Saturday is Solos and Ensembles. Monday, April 23- 25- 7th grade will be taking Smarter Balanced tests....

 News    April 18, 2018 

Honor Roll - 3rd Quarter - Big Sandy Schools

Seniors Jasmine Genereux Jenna Leader Sophie Reichelt Jessica Roth Andrea Rutledge Dakota Terry Juniors Jaylyn Cline Grace Finke Riley Genereux Tyler Schwarzbach Georgia Wortman Sophomores Stacey Allderdice Cassidy Belcourt Amanda Cline Seanna...

 By Janell Barber    News    April 18, 2018 

Getting by

DESIGNATING BENEFICIARIES THROUGH CONTRACTUAL ARRANGEMENTS There are three methods people can transfer their property to beneficiaries when they pass away. The three methods are: contractual arrangements, written wills or Montana intestate succession...


Springtime in Montana, 2018

The arrival of these birds on open water hopefully means that warmer weather and spring has finally, or is about to arrive. After six months of brutal winter we all are hoping it is...

 By Brad Moore    News    April 11, 2018

No Election for Big Sandy Schools again this year

For the fifth consecutive year Big Sandy schools will not have a trustee election. There were two trustee positions open this year, a one year term and a three year term. By the April 5, 2018 deadline there were two candidates file for the two...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 11, 2018

Big Sandy Schools hires, Kelly Haaland as the New Superintendent

Kelly Haaland of Melstone High School has accepted a contract to serve as Big Sandy's new school superintendent. When asked why he wanted to move he said, "I just want to move back home." Kelly grew...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 11, 2018

Brad Moore looks forward to New Challenge

Brad Moore, after resigning as Big Sandy Superintendent last month, has a new job and challenge at MSU-Northern. His new position is Director of Student Support Services. His job is to help the studen...


April is International Autism Awareness Month

1 of 68 children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASDs). Autism is a developmental disorder of variable severity that is characterized by difficulty with social interactions and communication and by repetitive or restricted patterns of...

 By Tyler Lane    News    April 11, 2018

Green Acres

Rising Costs of Vitamins A and E As many producers may have noticed, cost of vitamins A and E have increased over the past few months, and subsequently, mineral supplements that include vitamins A and E. The rising costs were mainly due to a fire on... Full story

 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 11, 2018

The accompanists say, "Their Passion is Music"

Big Sandy’s High School District Musical Festival will be held on April 20th and 21st in Havre. The Pioneer Band, Pioneer Choir, and piano solo’s will be judged on the 20th and solos, duets, quartets, and quintets will be judged on the 21st. Big... Full story

 By LEslie Gregory    News    April 11, 2018

Senior Center News

The Senior Center now offers Soup and Salad bar every day, as an option for lunch. Menus for the week are: Thursday, April 12- Dr. Pepper Pork Roast, mashed potatoes, carrots, bread, salad, and carrot cake. Friday, April 13- Chicken Breast...

 By Leslie Gregory    News    April 11, 2018

Pioneer News

Thursday, April 12 - Pre-Festival Music Concert - 6:00 P.M. - high school auditorium Saturday, April 14 - Track meet scheduled in Havre has been cancelled Wednesday, April 18 - Cal Wearly Memorial Track Meet in Havre District Music Festival in Havre...

 By Janell Barber    News    April 11, 2018

Getting by

With the time constraints many families are under, the idea of making and enjoying a home cooked meal as a family may seem overwhelming or even an afterthought some, if not most days. Would you believe me if I told you that you could have a... Full story

 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 4, 2018

Spring It's Here, or is it?

It's here! Spring, the season we've wanted for weeks every time we were digging ourselves out of icy snow drifts. The country roads still have drifts of snow along the sides and the gravel doesn't app...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 4, 2018

There is Easter and then there is EASTER

The wind chill factor was zero and it was snowing out so the Easter Bunny asked Rotary if they would please move their annual Easter Egg Hunt indoors this year. She wanted to visit with the kids and... Full story

 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 4, 2018

Swim Team 2018 begins with the annual BBQ fundraiser

The 2018 Big Sandy Barracudas, the Big Sandy Swim Team, held its registration March 29th and during the Rotary Easter Egg Hunt they held their 2nd annual Barbecue dinner. The excitement of the year... Full story

 By Tyler Lane    News    April 4, 2018

Green Acres

Gardening Questions and Answers per Master Gardener Class • Will removing half the vegetable plant leaves when transplanting reduce transpiration and wilting? According to Illinois Extension, pruning transplants to reduce water loss is not a...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 4, 2018

Fifth and Sixth Grade basketball fundraiser for New Uniforms

Parents quickly decided to create a fundraiser for the 5th and 6th grade boys' and girls' basketball team. Before the fundraiser, the Big Sandy swim team held their first registration of the year at...


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