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 By Zoe Merrill    News    November 23, 2022 

Big Sandy has incredible schools

Principal Heather Wolery’s report was the most important and exciting at the meeting. The student enrollment is elementary 104, Jr. High 29, and High School 63. There are 52 girls and 52 boys in the elementary school. Jr. High has 12 girls and 17...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    November 23, 2022 

One very excited girl!

I was at the high school getting a couple of photos. Piper Phillips was there practicing for the play. She came up to me and said, "Are you from the newspaper?" I knew right away what she wanted to...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    November 23, 2022 

New Honor Society inductees

Recently inducted into the Big Sandy Chapter of the National Honor Society were Eva Wagoner, Cody Boone, and Mattie Gasvoda. Jessie Jaramillo, Big Sandy High School's art teacher, is the sponsor of...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    Sports    November 23, 2022 

Lady Pioneers celebrate their season

During a team awards ceremony, coach Britney McKenny presents her volleyball awards at the end of the season. One of her athletes was selected for the first time as an All-State Selection. Congratulat...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    November 16, 2022

Big Sandy honors local Veteran's

I grew up respecting Veterans Day; my father was a vet. But it wasn't until my daughter, Serena, and her husband, Kody, were home did I fully understand the depth of the day. I remember my father...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    November 16, 2022

City receives debt forgiveness towards Water Project

According to the North Central Montana Regional Water site website, "The Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy's Reservation and the State of Montana, through the Reserved Water Rights Commission,...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    November 16, 2022

Miracle on Main street, Stroll Buttons are on sale now

This year's Christmas Stroll theme is a Miracle on Main Street. Marless reminded me, "As you know, it's sort of a twist of the Miracle of 34th Street. Santa has to go to court and prove he is Santa,...

 

Thanksgiving Challenge

I have never been able to catch the person who removes the snow in front of the Mountaineer until recently. I know several different individuals who do this service, and I've never been able to catch...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    November 9, 2022

How the Big Sandy Football Team Prevails

It is important to realize just how good our Pioneer Football team is. We need to celebrate the accomplishments and dedication it has taken to get where they are! But let's be honest, the others have...

 

A Friend is worth Thanking!

Thanksgiving is a great time to thank friends. Real friends, not Facebook kind of friends. The type of friends that have lasted through trials, temptations, and disagreements. Nona Danreuther and I...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    Sports    November 9, 2022

Pioneer Volleyball leave it all on the floor

Big Sandy Pioneer Volleyball players were ready to play at Divisionals! Their first game was against the Belt Huskies who went on to take first place. They lost to Belt in three. Friday they played...

 

November is the time to be Thankful

It is once again that time of year when we take time to be thankful for what we have. This year instead of having just one day, one week, where we have an "attitude of gratitude," we will be talking...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    Sports    November 2, 2022

Pioneer Volleyball goes to Divisionals

"We finished the District Tournament in 4th Place. I am beyond excited that we made it to the Divisional Tournament!! Our conference was so competitive all year long. Every match was unpredictable,...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    Sports    October 26, 2022

Lady Pioneers on to Districts with winning on their minds

Coach Britney McKenney said, "I am super proud of my girls for finishing out the conference season with a win! We are heading into the District Tournament 9-7, which is the first time we've had a...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    October 26, 2022

Senior Center received a donation from Jefferson Inn and Lewis & Clark Caverns

Big Sandy Senior Center received a donation of $510 from Lewis and Clark Caverns and Jefferson Inn. They held a raffle and wanted to donate to a Senior Center that was doing a good job recovering...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    October 19, 2022

Dave Christensen; Breeder of Corn

Navy Blue I was excited to go to Charlie Overbay's corn-husking party. I wanted to know how the corn faired with the drought and the grasshoppers. Charlie pointed out Dave Christensen from Big...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    Sports    October 19, 2022

Big Sandy has one more game before Districts

“We won in 3 sets against Box Elder on Friday night. Scores: 25-14, 25-18, 25-23” I watched the game on NFHS, and the girls took care of business. Box Elder had improved from the time before but still lost in three. The Big Sandy team Stats:...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    Sports    October 12, 2022

Huge Win over Fort Benton

Coach McKenney said, "We had a massive win against Fort Benton on Thursday night. It was extra special, since it was our last home game of the season and Senior Night. This is the first time we've...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    October 5, 2022

Big Sandy Senior Center to serve special meals during Rummage Sale

Special meals will be served at the Big Sandy Senior Center during the Big Sandy Medical Guild Rummage Sale. Ribs will be served on Thursday, and Spaghetti will be served on Friday. Both will cost...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    Opinion    October 5, 2022

From The Desk of the Mountaineer Editor

One request the public has made of the Mountaineer is to have more Ob-Ed articles, which means “opposition to the editorial” page, in other words, more political articles. Consider this your invitation. However, please keep the following in...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    Sports    October 5, 2022

Pioneer Volleyball tie for second place at Northstar Showcase

Volleyball had a huge week of games by first traveling to Chinook and losing in three, 15-25, 25-27, 18-25. Team Stats: Digs: 65, Assists: 14, Kills: 20, Blocks: 3, and Aces: 3 Individual Stats:...

 

Pioneers hit half way mark in season with vicrory over Knights

Coach McKenney wrote, "We won an exciting 5-set match against North Star this week. Even though we played up and down throughout, I was happy to see us finish. We still have a lot of work to do, but I...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    September 21, 2022

Pioneer Parent Organization Forms to Support teachers

The organizational meeting of the Pioneer Parent Organization met at the Big Sandy Library. The purpose is to find ways to support the teachers of Big Sandy. Both teachers and parents will belong to...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    September 21, 2022

Medical Center Board Still Looking for a Permanent CEO

Ron Wiens is still the acting CEO; however, the Medical Center is still looking for a permanent CEO. Anyone interested in the position should contact the Medical Center to require how to apply. I attended the monthly board meeting of the Board of...

 

Pioneer Volleyball splits the week

ven new volleyball enthusiasts can see a difference in the Pioneers. Michael Wright said, " The Pioneer's home game against the CJI was an exciting but tough match-up. Even though the Lady Pioneers...

 

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