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 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 7, 2021 

Kulbeck was sworn in as Big Sandy's new City Council member and New Pool was discussed

Mayor Shaud Schwarzbach mentioned that the pivot soil samples had been taken. Diane Labuda from the Big Sandy Pool Committee attended the meeting and reported on the recent meeting held with KLJ...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 7, 2021 

Big Sandy Paraprofessionals win award

A surprise assembly at the F. E. Miley school was held to award Amy Terry, Alma Terry, Cat Lopez, Brittany Sherburn, Cheryl Ostrom, and Dick Thornton the Paraeducator/Teacher Team of the Year award....

 
 By Zoe Merrill    Sports    April 7, 2021 

ioneer Track Begins

Big Sandy Pioneer track was canceled last year, so the start of a new season is exciting. Head Coach for the Big Sandy Pioneers is Melanie Schwarzbach. Helping her this year is Charlie Klimas throws, Wendy Taylor-sprints, and Shersteen Cline. “Trac...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 31, 2021

County Commissioner, Darlington Reports on Road Status

Three months in Rick Darlington, County Commissioner, reports, “It’s been really good, not a lot of snow removal this winter, with the open winter we saved a lot of money. We have a big job ahead of us to try and get them (the road) all...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 31, 2021

Florence Dedman Animal Shelter and Foundation

Answering a third grader’s concern about finding a home for all the stray animals, especially feral cats, I thought I would ask first at the Dedman Animal Shelter. Nikki Jones has been the director for three years. She admitted that the topic of...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 31, 2021

Jaesun Yirsa takes 3rd at state for his Patriots Pin essay contest

Jaesun Yirsa is a 7th grade home school student and the son of Petra and Justin Yirsa. Jaesun said he likes writing and has a very patriotic family. “It’s an honor for me.” Marty and Tamee...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 31, 2021

Tilleman Equipment introduces a new disc cultivator

Tilemean equipment would like to introduce a new Disc stubble cultivators SWIFTERDISC which are short concept cultivators designed for high-quality and fast stubble cultivation with a working depth of up to 5.5“, which the BEDNAR brand produces in...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    Opinion    March 31, 2021

Thoughts with Zoe

I find it strange myself. So it's ok if you do too. Easter is only a few days away, and writing a movie review as a way to celebrate Easter just isn't done. I clearly know that Walt Disney movies are...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 24, 2021

Mountaineer helping with shoe drive

The Big Sandy Mountaineer has offered their back room to be a collection site for the Billings-based Provision International. People with a footwear surplus can donate their used shoes, boots, heels...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 24, 2021

Prairie Blossoms Floral Opens in Old Library

The Prairie Blossoms Floral opens in the old library next to the soil conservation office. The Prairie Blossom Floral will be opening in conjunction with the Crafting Corner. The flower shop is open...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 24, 2021

Lehman's 62 years of True Value service

Ed Lehman told me his father opened the business in 1959. That is 62 years of doing business as Lehman’s True Value, the only hardware store in Chouteau County. The Mountaineer encourages shopping at home, and Lehman’s True Value Hardware is the...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 24, 2021

Omega Seed drills available at TillemanEquipment

Tilleman Equipment in Havre is excited to offer the new OMEGA seed drills with a working width of 9‘ to 26‘ are universal seed drills with tillage and seeding concept done in one pass, designed for sowing directly into stubble and land with a...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 17, 2021

Priorities of articles

My granddaughter, Dorothea, inspired this article. She and I were driving home when she said, "You own the Mountaineer. It is a very important job." And without skipping a beat, she told me after she...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 17, 2021

Rotary-Commitment to the Community

It's been a big project updating the cemeteries records into digital data. "Three years ago, we thought we could get it done between the Rotary banquet and Memorial Day. They laughed, "we're still wor...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 10, 2021

Ray resigns, Kulbeck appointed to City Council

The City Council met on March 4 at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall as usual. Krystyl Kulbeck was appointed for a few months to replace Darin Ray when the city council excepted his resignation. Krystyl represents Ward 2, which is north and east of the...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    Opinion    March 10, 2021

Thoughts with Zoe

Life is often hard. It's ok to learn that early. This year the Big Sandy Lady Pioneers lost every basketball game, and the Big Sandy Boy lost a game they wanted to win at the end. I loved watching...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 3, 2021

Ray convicted of 4 Felonies

Darin Ray was found guilty on four felony counts of assault with a weapon. The incident took place in June 2020. After an argument at the Mint Bar, those involved left the Mint Bar and went home. After this, a gun was pointed out of a pickup at four...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 3, 2021

Surgical screws for the body

(Editor's note: I am not a medical journalist, so this article is an elementary introduction to the subject.) Recently my son fell from a ladder and broke his wrist, and although I was aware of the su...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    February 17, 2021

Blood Draw February 24

Big Sandy will hold a blood draw on February 24 at the Jerry Martin Memorial Hall downtown Big Sandy from12:45 pm to 6:00 pm. According to Rachel Baumgarn, Big Sandy’s organizer, “You must call and make an appointment to give.” You can go to...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    February 10, 2021

The New Community Pool Becoming a Reality

The Town of Big Sandy has joined with Big Sandy School District to create an interlocal agreement to support the location. Currently, the fundraising community has raised over $70k of the estimated $1.7 million needed. They recognize it’s only a st...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    February 3, 2021

Darlington's first month in office, learning the ropes

After his first month as a county commissioner, Rick Darlington says, "I'm still wet behind the ears. There is a lot to learn." They meet every Monday, and two Tuesday's a month. They do review...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    January 27, 2021

New Business in town: Black Granary Handcrafted

The first time I ate one of Mary Merrill's baking creations was at her wedding. She wanted to make her wedding cake along with a variety of decadent desserts. I discouraged her, but she insisted...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    January 20, 2021

City Council Finalizes Plans for Junk Ordinance

The sheriff deputy was not present to report at the lasts City Council meeting held on January 7, 2021. KLJ was not present at the meeting, but they have information concerning grants for trails if...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    January 20, 2021

Booster Gives Support to Winter Sports

The Big Sandy Pioneer Booster club met at the concession stand on January 5 for the new year’s first meeting. It was held there because there was plenty of room to space yourself if you were concerned about social distancing. The new Pioneer...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    January 13, 2021

Tester's new book and his experience at the Capital building last week

What was your reason for writing Grounded? "I just thought after the election that I had in 2018 that the time to write it was then. There were so things that I had seen in the Democrat party which...

 

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