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Articles from the March 31, 2021 edition

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 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 Erik Sietsema    News    March 31, 2021

Holy Week Church Services

Last year, I preached the Good Friday and Easter Morning Services to an empty room with a camera set up to stream everything to Facebook. All of the other churches in town, and across the country,...

 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 Tyler Lane    News    March 31, 2021

Green Acres

With the coming of spring and warmer weather conditions, snakes are through hunkering down for the winter making human encounters more likely. For many, snakes evoke feelings of uneasiness to outright panic. Montana only has 10 native snake species o...


Joyce Carpenter

Joyce passed from a broken heart on Monday February 22, 2021 while sleeping in her home in Billings, MT. She was born January 15, 1952 in Havre, MT. Joyce grew up in Big Sandy and always considered... Full story


Senior Center News

Menu Thursday, April 1- Taco Salad, roll and dessert. Friday, April 2- Pollack, tater tos, veggie, Caramel Apple Salad. Rest of the Menu not available at press time. Recipe of the week: Make-Ahead Blueberry-Cinnamon Muffins Ingredients 3 ¼ cups al...


Patching Cracks

In the ancient world, Jews and Samaritans hated each other. The conflict between the two groups went back hundreds of years and frequently reached levels of venom and spite that we rarely see in our culture. It was common for Jews to kick the dust...


Guest Editorial - Jon Tester

Targeted COVID Package Will Reopen Our Economy One year into this pandemic, Montanans are finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Our vaccines are safe and effective, COVID cases are falling thanks to the tireless efforts of our...



Albert & Mary Bold Scholarship of $600 will be awarded to a member of the Big Sandy community who is obtaining a degree in nursing or a medical science. The recipient must demonstrate a strong moral character, be a member of the Big Sandy community,...

 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...


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