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 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 17, 2019 

Educational Funding and School Board Elections

Per the statement sent to the Mountaineer from the Big Sandy School Board. “As an essential part of its budgeting process, the Big Sandy Board of Trustees is authorized by law to impose levies to support its budget. The Big Sandy Board of Trustees...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 17, 2019 

Annual Rotary Easter Egg Hunt is This Saturday

Once again, the annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held this Saturday, April 20th. It starts at 11:00 AM sharp at the Big Sandy Airport. You must be on time, because the whole thing is over in a matter...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 17, 2019 

Hunter Safety classes under way

Brad Moore and Dave Schwarzbach are teaching Hunters Safety again this year. Brad said, "We talk about the prevention of hunting accidents which are caused by 99% human error." He absolutely enjoys...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 17, 2019 

Big Sandy brings home awards from State FFA

Layne Taylor, Ag teacher and FFA advisor said, "I am so proud of our Big Sandy FFA kids. They are so respectful and delightful. They represent our chapter and community so we'll. I am excited to...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 17, 2019 

Creative Writing Club starts up

A creative writing club will have their first organizational meeting Tuesday April 23rd starting at 4:00 at the grade school library. Snacks will be provided. The club is open to any want-to-be writer from the 2nd grade up. Since this is an...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 10, 2019

Hudson Wants to Give Gifts to Seattle Children Hospital

Big Sandy has sent a number of its children to Seattle's Children Hospital. Hudson Baumgarm will be leaving to have another open-heart surgery on June 5th leaving Big Sandy June 1st. He wants to take...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 10, 2019

Craig Edwards Captures the Beauty of the Golden Triangle

The Great Falls Art show was important to Craig because, "I want to share what I've done. The picture I put in the judging show wasn't because I wanted to win, but I wanted to stand out. The reason...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 10, 2019

Golden Tickets program encourages Good Behavior at School

The grade school students can earn a Golden Ticket Award for positive behavior. The idea comes from the Montana Behavioral Initiative (MBI). A group of teachers received training and implemented the...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 10, 2019

MFU ArrowHead Camp Registration Now Open

Montana Farmers Union Arrowhead Camp in the Highwood Mountains registration opens today. Although you can register until two weeks before the camp starts the Junior Camps for ages 8-12 fill up within...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    Opinion    April 10, 2019

Thoughts with Zoe

I just returned from a real vacation. You know the kind that energizes you while you’re gone. The kind of vacation that when you get home you don’t need to take a vacation to recover from your vacation. But, let’s face it, it isn’t pretty...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    Sports    April 10, 2019

Big Sandy 7th Grader, Reinhard Bold is a U.S.A. AAU All-American Award winner

Reinhard Bold has been wrestling since kindergarten. This year he is in the seventh grade. That means he has already committed 8 years to his sport. This year he won the Montana State AAU wrestling...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 3, 2019

"Bedtime Stories" opens April 27th at 6 pm

Play practice for " Bed Time Stories" started February 21st according to Vanessa Janssen. Although it has been a "lot of hard work", there are many reason for the excitement in the air. Backdrops...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 3, 2019

T-Ball Registration April 18th

An organizational meeting was held to promote T-Ball again this summer which will start at the beginning of May. There will be two practices each week Tuesday and Thursday. Rachel Baumgarn is...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 3, 2019

Volunteer Coaches help BSHS track

Head Coach of the Big Sandy Pioneer Track team Melanie Schwarzbach asked me to interview the assistant coaches this year. She believes their commitment to the kids is incredible. There are 20 athletes out for varsity track this year and she...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 3, 2019

Big Sandy students win awards at State Science

Tyler Schwarzbach, Hope Gasvoda, and Everett Works took their science projects to State. Hope and Evert took home silver awards. Tyler Schwarbach received the American Meteorological Society Award,...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    Opinion    April 3, 2019

Thoughts with Zoe

I’m sitting under a temperate rain forest tree and remembering this year’s Montana Winter. I have always loved moss growing on trees, so sitting by a carpet of moss lifted my spirits. Many of the trees are still bare, but they are almost ready to...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 27, 2019

Not Because Everyone is Talking Roads

So, let's talk roads, and not because no-one is talking about them. A small attempt at humor. Recently on television and radio, and in the Havre Daily Newspaper it has been reported about how Hill...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 27, 2019

Box Elder Spanish Class to Travel to Costa Rica

Connie Reichelt will be taking her advance Spanish class to Jaco, Costa Rica, April 9-18. The Box Elder High School English teacher Kelsey Miller will also be going. Although many of their students ha...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 27, 2019

Sietsema promotes book at Roadhouse signing

On March 21st Erik Sietsema's had a book signing event at the Roadhouse Diner. Posters were made saying to come and celebrate with a local author Erik Sietsema's "The Curse of the Vassal Fruit". They...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 20, 2019

Rotary Club "Midnight Masquerade" banquet a huge success

Nona Danreuther won the grand prize of $3,000 at Saturday's Rotary Banquet. Second Grand Prize of four tires or $1,000 in store credit at Tilleman's was won by Lyle McKeever. A glider chair was won...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 20, 2019

Motivational Speaker, John Parker has message for Students "Inspired to be Kind"

Big Sandy Booster Club sponsored John Parker, a motivational speaker, and his daughter Taylor. He spoke to every student. Grade School students discovered how they were like super heroes. Here is a...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 20, 2019

In Gratitude Beaudette's Receive a Red Sox Game

Amber and Randy Beaudette didn't want a goodbye article written when they left, and I honored their request. I do remember on one of their last nights in Big Sandy, they were sitting in an ambulance...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 20, 2019

Dan Cushman Archives Opportunity

There is an opportunity for the residents of Big Sandy to preserve our history. I've read about Dan Cushman but to tell the truth have never read a single thing he wrote. After reviewing a number of...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 20, 2019

Student Athletes for the 4th-5th and 6th Grade Basketball

This year the grade school basketball program is trying something different. Besides just practicing after school and having games on weekends, the coaching staff want them to know that working hard...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 13, 2019

"Agriculture is the Most Healthful, Most Useful and Most Noble Employment of Man"

"Agriculture is the most healthful, most useful and most noble employment of man." –George Washington Agriculture has from the beginning of our nation been the driving force of our country. During...

 

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