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Articles from the February 17, 2021 edition

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 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...


Central Montana in the Deep Freeze is nothing new

Wednesday morning the thermometer dipped below 30 degrees for the first time this winter, and many locals weren’t ready for the chill. My experience of the cold morning started when I walked out into thecold to start my car so it could warm up a...


New Hours and services at Big Sandy Library

By Erik Sietsema The Big Sandy Public Library has changed its hours of operation, is compiling a community cookbook, and has upgraded some services in order to better serve the community. The new... Full story

 By Tyler Lane    News    February 17, 2021

Green Acres

Will the cold temperatures increase grasshopper egg mortality? The answer for 2021 is probably not. In Canada, few grasshoppers hatched following a winter with temperatures at negative 22 degrees Fahrenheit (Riegert, 1967). However, Canada had... Full story


Best Diesel Mechanic in MT is in our backyard

Jim Taylor Motors in Fort Benton employs the "best diesel mechanic in the state", at least according to Nick Brock, internet manager for the dealership. I visited the dealership to speak with the best... Full story


Gary Allen Geyer

Gary Allen Geyer, 80, passed away on February 6, 2021 due to natural causes. Please visit his online memorial page at to leave a message of condolence for his family. Gary was born... Full story


Anella Marie Martin

Anella Marie Martin, 89, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2021 of natural causes at Peace Hospice in Great Falls, Montana. Her rosary service will be held at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 11th and he... Full story


Senior Centr News

Menu Thursday, February 18- Beef & Bean Burrito, fried rice, and veggie. Friday, February 19- Grilled Tuna melts with beggie soup, and dessert. Monday, February 22 - Pulled pork & Mac, vegie, Cottage Cheese, fruit, and dessert. Tuesday, February,... Full story


Covid Up Date - New Recommendedations

There is a light at the end of this pandemic tunnel. People all over the county are receiving Covid 19 vaccines. To date the Chouteau County Health Department has given over 800 doses of the vaccine with approximately 300 people fully vaccinated... Full story


Pioneers enter tourney on three-game win streak

Big Sandy boys basketball coach Thomas Dilworth has been preaching the same message all season to his young squad and the Pioneers looked ready Saturday night to don their choir robes in response. Be... Full story


No W but Pioneer girls produce points

The Big Sandy girls concluded a winless regular season Saturday on the hardwood but went out with their best offensive production over the course of a weekend. The Pioneers have had to battle to...


Wrestlers battle foes, injuries as postseason looms

Big Sandy wrestlers are beating their foes on the mat but the toughest test may be the injury bug as superdivisionals loom. “We are a little banged up right now,” said Tucker Taylor, the head coach of the Fort Benton-Big Sandy coop program.... Full story


Chouteau County Cancer Support Group

We want to thank everyone who donated to our organization in the past year. 47 individuals received financial support in 2020. Many of those individuals received checks quarterly as they continued to treat their cancer. Gas cards were given to those... Full story


Getting By

Heart Disease Risk Factors Every February is American Heart Month, raising awareness about preventing heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Approximately 47 percent of all Americans...


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