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Articles from the May 8, 2019 edition

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 By Zoe Merrill    News    May 8, 2019

Nurse Appreciation Week and Nursing Home Week, May 12-18

This year's theme for Nursing home week is "Live Soulfully." There is no question that the Big Sandy Nursing Home lives up to the theme. They do everything that helps seniors to live fulfilled lives....

 By Zoe Merrill    News    May 8, 2019

Alma Terry, Appreciated everyday by Teachers and Students for what she does

It's National Teacher Appreciation Day May 7th and it's getting close to the end of the year. In a state where teachers are paid the lowest of all 50 states, a verbal recognition of their efforts is...


Big Sandy Students prove they are Superior at State Music Festival

The Big Sandy High School music program qualified twenty events for the state music festival held at Helena High School on May 3rd & 4th. Under the direction of Susan Walker and with the...

 By Tyler Lane    News    May 8, 2019

Green Acres

Cytospora Canker The fungal disease Cytospora canker is common in Montana and is most damaging on Colorado and Norway spruces. The first indications of Cytospora canker are dying lower branches with bluish-white-colored resin flowing from cankered ar...

 By Alicia Bjornestad    News    May 8, 2019

FFA sponsors Donkey Basketball

Last Tuesday the FFA members and advisor, Mr. Taylor, held a fundraiser at the Big Sandy High School. The fundraiser was the annual donkey basketball game with different teams and good concessions!...

 News    May 8, 2019

VFW News The Running Report

District Two Meeting. On Saturday, April 27, thirty-five members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary visited Fort Benton to participate in the 2019 Spring Meeting. Twenty Veterans and fifteen Auxiliary representing eight of the twelve...

 News    May 8, 2019

DPHHS reminds Montanans to take precautions to avoid hantavirus this spring

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and local public health agencies remind Montanans and visitors to the state to be aware of the risk of hantavirus and to take precautions to avoid exposures to rodents, their droppings and...


Barbara Jean Dixon

Barbara Jean Dixon, age 91, of Big Sandy passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2019 due to natural causes. Cremation has taken place. A Vigil was held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. and a... Full story


Senior Center News

Thursday, May 9- Sub Sandwiches, Chips, and Brownies. Friday May 10- Mother’s Day Dinner $10.00, roastbeef, mashed potatoes, Pastele gelatin, salad bar, and cheese cake. Monday May 13- Tamale Pie, broccoli/cauliflower salad, and apple crisp....

 By Erik Sietsema    Opinion    May 8, 2019

Patching Cracks

I recently read the Wizard of Oz and was surprised at some of the differences between the film and the novel. The most interesting difference related to the story of the Tin Man, who was originally just a regular woodsman. He was cutting wood to...

 News    May 8, 2019

HCE Holding 74th Annual Meeting of Members on May 11th

Hill County Electric Cooperative, Inc. (HCE) will be holding its 74th Annual Meeting of Members on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the Student Union Building on the campus of Montana State University-Northern in Havre, MT. The physical address is 300...


Fairfield-Belt Invite and Top 8 Results

The Pioneers competed in two track meets this week, the Fairfield Belt Invitational and the Cascade Top 8. Thirty one teams were invited to the Fairfield-Belt meet, which featured the majority of the...

 By Zoe Merrill    Sports    May 8, 2019

The Value of Track

It was a windy day, like most spring track meets. I saw him coming down the cement stairs from the track field. I asked him if he likes track. He said, "Yes. I run the 100 and the hurdles." Although...


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