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 By Zoe Merrill    News    January 22, 2020 

Commissioner Daren Schuster reports on County Roads

Board of County Commissioners are Clay Riehl, Bob Pasha, and Daren Schuster. We should know what our County Commissioners do. I looked up the various Chouteau County Department. The commissioners are...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    January 22, 2020 

Internet Open Opportunities for High School Students

Internet Open Opportunities for High School Students I interviewed Chris Brumwell on her birthday. She told me her age in a mathematical equation. Chris has been the math teacher in Big Sandy for...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    January 22, 2020 

Jane Nelson, Winner of New Sewing Machine

Jane Nelson was the winner of a new Bernina Sewing Machine. A prize worth $3,400. She may be retired from teaching, but the new machine opens up a whole new world of creativity and rewards. Jane and B...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    Opinion    January 22, 2020 

Thoughts with Zoe

I have, in the last six months, received several requests for the paper. I want to address these comments. People want more pictures. Legally I have the right to take a picture of anyone in a public arena, but I always ask. Some are wonderful; they...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    January 15, 2020

First Bank to Open January 21

According to Megan Bartel, First Bank Loan Operations Manager, "The First Bank branch opening will be January 21. The employees at First Bank of Montana have been hard at work training and getting...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    January 15, 2020

Big Sandy City Council Swears in Four members

At the monthly meeting of the Big Sandy Council, every council member was present. Mayor Shaud Schwarzbach was sworn in first, and then he swore in the rest of the councilmen, including Rich Jesperson...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    Sports    January 15, 2020

Larry Jappe Shares 6-Man All-Star Game Coaching Honors

Larry Jappe was chosen as head coach for the Red Team 6-Man All-Star Game. Wyatt Colvin from Jordon was chosen as the Head Coach for the Blue Team. Assisting coach Larry are Assistant coaches: J.R....

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    January 8, 2020

New Year's Resolutions, keeping them. making them, or not at all

"I never do that!" Surprisingly that was the response most of the time when I asked if they had a New Year Resolution. One said, "Yes, I'm going to. One that has a low bar and easy to accomplish."...

 

Year in Review! Looking back at 2019

January 2--The third annual Big Sandy American Legion Coyote Derby was to be held on the 4th through the 6th. January 9--The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, a new farm bill, has increased the...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    December 25, 2019

Big Sandy Schools have another Tool to help keep students safe

Recently all teachers have been certified on-line and have practice using Reflex Protect a self-defense spray. It is a new tool in the safety box to help keep students and teachers safe. It is often...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    December 25, 2019

Sunshine Snippers give Christmas Gift to Grade School

For the second year, the Sunshine Snippers 4-H club has chosen a project to help children in the area. They put a Christmas tree up at the grade school and decorated it with stocking hats, mittens,...

 

Thoughts with Zoe

Christmas is more than a family gift-giving holiday. When my mother passed away from cancer close to Christmas, my fear was Christmas would never be magically again, but as I pondered the birth of...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    December 18, 2019

4th Annual Big Sandy American Legion Coyote Derby, January 3

The 4th Annual Big Sandy American Legion Coyote Derby will take place January 3rd through January 5th at the Jerry Martin Memorial Hall. The early registration deadline is Friday, December 20th. Be...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    December 18, 2019

City Council Meet at Regular Meeting December 12

All city councilmen, including Big Sandy Mayor Shaud Schwarzbach, were present except Colby Baumgarn, who was sick. Three city employees and Officer Dennis Hale were also present. There were five...

 

Thoughts by Zoe

Peace It was like most days. I am driving to work never really at the same time. It de3pends on when I wake up and how do I want to move that day. Living 25 miles from town, or how we say it in...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    December 11, 2019

Another Stroll in the books; Big Sandy's Heart Always Beats

Thanks to the Big Sandy CSI organization for another Christmas celebration. It started early. Santa waited patiently for his first visit at the Mint. When I got there, the place was packed. After I...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    December 11, 2019

F.E. Miley sings the sounds of Christmas

For some, the FE Miley School program has been six years in the making. For others, it was their first one. For me, it is always my favorite concert. It could be that I love Christmas, or it could be...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    December 4, 2019

It's Here the Jim Rettig Christmas Stroll

For new residents of Big Sandy, you might want to know why it's called the Jim Rettig Christmas Stroll. Jim was the owner of the Big Sandy Mountaineer and was an active community leader. He invested a...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    December 4, 2019

Playing in Paradise

Senior Volleyball players Seanna Demontiney and Lainey Gregory were asked to join the Valier Volleyball team this summer for a week of playing volleyball in Honolulu, Hawaii! Both girls felt honored...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    December 4, 2019

Ron Baumann still in search of excellence

Ron traveled to Louisville, Kentucky, and the Kentucky Exhibition Center and attended the GIE Garden International Event. It is the biggest lawn/garden show in the United States. He tries to go every...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    November 27, 2019

Thanksgiving is Here

We all have our traditional Thanksgiving meal, and usually our regular thanksgiving prayer. We thank God for our family, for the food on our table, and pray for our family, which isn't with us. An...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    November 27, 2019

Big Sandy CSI Stroll Updates; Check out the vendors at the bazar

It’s Thanksgiving, and we’re celebrating with food. The Christmas Stroll Saturday morning is nothing without it food vendors. Paula Amsbaugh will have a table to sell her Mimi’s Mustard and Dip. Paula said, “I got the recipe from a friend...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    November 27, 2019

Shari Jenkins Schmit Big Sandy Artist

Editor's note: Shari Jenkins Schmit will be at the Craig Edwards Art Gallery in person Saturday December 7th between 9-6. A number of her prints will be on sale. Shari Jenkins Schmit lives and...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    November 27, 2019

Her Love of Horses

Lily Winderl likes to paint. Horses are her forte. She loves drawing horses. "I start most of my pieces with a basic coat, a then I add a vibrant color. I do a lot of bright colors. I've been working...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    November 20, 2019

Veteran's Day Honored by The Big Sandy Students

TJ Bond music teacher at the Big Sandy schools presented to our community an excellent program to honor the vets in our community. The grade school children were supposed to wear red, white, and...

 

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