Articles from the January 12, 2022 edition

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  • City Plans two public meetings to discuss Junk Ordinance

    Jan 12, 2022

    The Big Sandy town Council held a public meeting on January 5, 2022, to discuss the grant application. Mayor Schwarzbach and council members Colby Baumgarn, Jon Sheehy, Rich Jespersen and Krystyl Kulbeck were also present. All three staff were also present; Tim LaBuda, Larry Geyer, and Wendy Kleinsasser. There was no one from the public at this meeting. Chuck William from KLJ told the council that a competitive grant using ARPA Pot C funds is due January 14. The funding will be used to purchase a new SCADA system, which will monitor the town’s...

  • Frozen pipesa delay the Schools' first day back

    Erik Sietsema|Jan 12, 2022

    Big Sandy Public School students received an unexpected extension to their Christmas vacation when the plumbing in the elementary school burst on Sunday,January 2nd. The cleanup and repairs were initially completed Monday around midday, when a second burst pipe was discovered further down the line. The repairs for the second issue were completed Tuesday afternoon and classes resumed Wednesday. The first pipe burst sometime Sunday morning. PrincipalHeather Woolery explains the sequence of events...

  • Big Sandy's Rock School and RD Recording

    Zoe Merrill|Jan 12, 2022

    It's the beginning of a new year, and although RD Recording and Rock School are a year and a half in, it's still a perfect example of going for an idea or dream and making it real. RD Recording and Rock School started In remembrance of Rusty Danreuther. Chris said, "he was so good with music and sports. I'm trying to carry on his passion. If he were here, he'd be all about it." For one and a half years, Chris Myers, with the help of his dad, Larry, has been working with kids, teaching them...

  • Green Acres

    Tyler Lane|Jan 12, 2022

    Master Gardener Level 1 Class in Fort Benton or Big Sandy (please pre-register) MSU Extension level 1 Master Gardener classes will take place in Fort Benton or Big Sandy in February pending pre-registration numbers. Now is your chance to participate in an excellent educational opportunity. A minimum of 10 pre-registered participants is required. The class traditionally begins in late February. Please contact the MSU Chouteau County Extension office at 622-3751 to pre-register. The Level 1 Master Gardener course requires 16 hours of class time,...

  • Omicron a COVID-19 variant is in Chouteau County

    Jan 12, 2022

    On December 20th it was reported that Omicron was in Montana but, “Despite the detection of Omicron, Delta remains the predominant strain in Montana. “Given this activity around the country, it’s important that we exercise caution and take proven steps to prevent disease and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 here in Montana.” DPHHS encourages all Montanans to take the following steps to protect themselves from becoming infected with COVID-19, including variants like Omicron. In two weeks on Jan 3rd the DPHHS stated, “ This brings the statewide...

  • Earl Eugene Sluggett

    Jan 12, 2022

    Earl Eugene Sluggett, 83, passed away peacefully in Dillon on December 08, 2021. He was born in Havre on August 27, 1938 and adopted by Lester Sr. and Inez Sluggett the following year. He grew up on the family ranch located southeast of Big Sandy with his parents and his 6 siblings. After attending country school through the eighth grade, he attended and graduated from Big Sandy High School in 1957. After serving two years in the United States Army, he returned to the home place to farm and ranc... Full story

  • Patching Cracks

    Erik Sietsema|Jan 12, 2022

    “You have to assemble your own life yourself— action by action. And be satisfied if each action achieves its goal, as far as it can. No one can keep that from happening.” This line was written by the second century Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius in his collection of reflections on life. The point is simple: You create who you are and your own life. Every action you take is a step in the direction of what you are. You will spend time reading books, exercising, watching tv, scrolling social media, or whatever else. Each decision regarding how y...

  • Senior Center News

    Jan 12, 2022

    Wednesday, January 12- Pork Roast wiht mashed potatoes, veggies, Jello, and doughnuts. Thursday, January 13- Meatloaf, corn, baked potoates, Broccoli/Cauliflower salald, and Birthday cake. Friday, January, 14- Hot Pastrami sandwich, fries, and essert. Monday, January 17- Fish burger with lettuce, toamto, coleslaw, and pudding. Tuesday, January 18- Chicken & waffels, fruit and juice. Recipe of the week: -Fashioned Hamburger Stew Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 pound ground beef 1 medium onion, diced 2 large russet potatoes, peeled and dice...

  • Big Sandy Medical Center SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

    Jan 12, 2022

    Big Sandy Medical Services Foundation was established to foster better healthcare in the Big Sandy community. One way of doing this is to encourage and assist young people who wish to pursue training in the healthcare field by offering scholarships to Big Sandy High School graduates. Scholarship amounts for the 2022-2023 college year will be a minimum of $300.00 each, one to a graduating senior, one to a college student already enrolled in a college and a third to either of these groups, depending on applications received. All applicants must...

  • Lady Pioneers Battle the top two 9C Opponents

    Ella Jurenka|Jan 12, 2022

    After a long cold Christmas break the Lady Bears did not come out on the basketball court cold. Hitting 8 of 17 from behind the acre and shooting 52% from the field the Lady Bears came up with a big victory over the Lady Pioneers. The Lady Pioneers fought hard and never gave up. Eva Wagoner led the way for the Lady Pioneers with 8, Jai Baumann with 6 and Eva Yeadon added 5 points. Malaysia Baumann checked in and quickly knocked down a nice 3 ball to finish the game. Final school Box Elder 75-...

  • Happy and Healthy New Year From Chouteau County Cancer Support Group

    Trish Eklund|Jan 12, 2022

    As the new year begins, we hang up our new calendars and pack away all the holiday decorations and lights. It is time to focus on the coming months and make those resolutions. Some people laugh and say the resolutions are things we would like to do but never keep the resolve to really stick to them. We encourage you to write these resolutions on a piece of paper. Use colored paper and colored markers, add a picture or decoration, and keep the resolutions somewhere where you’ll see them. This will make it easier to follow through. Many people h...

  • Pioneers split games on the weekend

    Rhett Simenson|Jan 12, 2022

    On Friday night the Pioneers faced the Box Elder Bears, in a game where the contest where the Bears would get hot from the behind the three-point line giving the bears the 34-25 edge at half time. The Pioneers wouldn't go away as the put up a 22-point quarter and giving the Pioneers a two-point edge after three quarters. In the 4th the hot shooting continued for Box Elder as they would go on to win the contest 71-63. The Pioneers would be led by Wylee Snapp with 22 points, Braydon Cline added...

  • Tilleman Equipment debutes the FENDT at the MAGIE

    Jan 12, 2022

    Press release- Duluth GA: Tilleman Equipment in Havre MT is the newest dealer to be awarded the Fendt tractor line. (the “d” is silent; rhymes with tent) Fendts have long been a staple on grain and livestock farms in Europe. Only 200 AGCO dealers have demonstrated the ability and taken on the investment in parts, training and tooling to represent this high quality tractor line. Fendt, owned by AGCO, will be making its North Central Montana debut at the MAGIE this January in Great Falls. AGCO purchased the German manufacturer in 1996 and beg...