Big Sandy Virus update

For the most part, everyone knows what is happening in our state concerning the COVID-19 virus. However, it doesn’t seem logical to put out a paper without letting everyone know what is happening locally. It doesn’t hurt to mention once again...

Daren Schuster, running for re-election of Chouteau County Commissioner

Editor's note: I am working from home currently and am connecting with individuals in a wide variety of ways. I asked Daren the same questions I asked the other candidate for county commissioners....

Homecoming 2020 Update

2020 Homecoming? That is a question that the committee dealt with recently. Our short answer is—yes, at this point—an explanation follows. Amid the federal and state suggestions about limiting the spread of the COVID-19 virus we discussed a...

Big Sandy School Board Met March 17

Under old business, they voted to pay for new drainage off of the annex. The issue is ice builds up, and it causes ice and dangerous conditions in the winter. Technology Projects-Heather is helping...

From the desk of the Editor

What to do about the Mountaineer? I have been asked several times if I am going to continue to print the newspaper. The short answer is yes, as long as I can financially afford it. The difficulty will be finding stories to write. If you think about...

Local Kids Read 1,000 Books, Celebrated at The Library

This last week, our Choteau County Library threw a get together for all the children in our community who have read a thousand books. Libraries across the county are trying to get young children to...

BSMSF SCHOLARSHIPS DEADLINE NEAR, March 31

Big Sandy Medical Services Foundation would like to remind high school seniors and college students who are pursuing a medical career that the deadline for their scholarship applications is March 31, 2020. For the 2020-2021 college year, up to...

Celebrating Ag Week; thank you farmers and ranchers

It seems a little ridiculous to be writing an article that celebrates who we are. We know we make the food the nation eats. We know the facts, but it doesn't hurt to remind us about how important we...

Green Acres

New Montguide Available for Bull Buyers Kari Lewis and Wendy Becker (MSU Extension Agents from Glacier County and Fort Peck Reservation) have developed a resource for the bull buying season. The Montguide is available at the Chouteau County...

Getting By

There is an abundance of information coming at us at a rapid rate surrounding Coronavirus. This may bring many different emotions or feelings. You may also find these emotions or feelings change just as rapidly as the information you are receiving....

Ridin' By"

Note: I wrote this story in 2018, as an homage to the memory of Buster Dunlap, a longtime family friend who was a cowboy from Circle, Montana. It was originally published in an online literary magazine titled Literally Stories, in a slightly...

This Too Shall Pass

Much like the rest of this community, I have been following the news of all things related to COVID-19 closely. It has left me feeling scared for loved ones in larger cities and anxious for the near future, but overall it has left me with a heavy...

Thoughts with Zoe

During times of stress when I struggle, when it appears there is no answer, I have always gone to the scriptures to find solace. The scriptures always give me comfort. These are challenging times. We have to wait and see, but it is my hope we can...

Patching Cracks

In 1871, the Great Chicago Fire wrecked the life of prominent lawyer Horatia Spafford. Spafford lost his four-year-old son in the blaze along with most of his property and his law practice. 2 years later, he had planned to tour Europe with his...

Senior Center News

Thursday, March 26- Hot Turkey sandwich, potaotes, veggies, and cucumber salad Friday, March 27- Breaded Panko, Egg rolls, veggies, and dessert. Monday, March 30- Chicken Stroganoff, stemmed Broccoli, salad, and dessert. Tuesday, March 31- Pork...

Rita Kay Robertson

Rita Kay Robertson, 74, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at the Missouri River Medical Center Nursing Home in Fort Benton, Montana, Cremation has taken place and services will be held in May. A full obituary will follow. Holland &...

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