Articles from the May 22, 2024 edition

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  • Congratulations Class of 2024

    Zoe Merrill|May 22, 2024

    This year's 2024 graduates wanted to have the shortest graduation in Big Sandy's history, and it was. It only lasted 30 minutes, but it fit this class. Dan Schrock, Big Sandy Superintendent, welcomed family and friends. His welcome was the only speaker besides the Salutatorian and the Valedictorian. Dan said, "Distinguished guests, and most importantly, graduates. Today marks a significant milestone in your journey to you, your hard work, dedication, and unwavering commitment to excellence.'...

  • Memorial Day Celebration Parade! Everyone's a parade!

    May 22, 2024

    Do you have a vehicle with wheels or hooves that can go at least walking speed AND stop? If you do, you’re halfway there! What you do with those wheels and hooves of ‘go and stop’ is up to you. Classics, junkers and clunkers. Horses wagons and wheelers. The campaign to unsuck the memorial day parade is entering its second season. We’re inviting y’all to join us! We have the talent, the infrastructure and the manpower to make our little hometown parade one of the funnest (and maybe even funniest) in the state! Our towns sports teams ~ get a flo...

  • 7th Annual Community Yard Sale & Craft Show June 15th

    May 22, 2024

    The old saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” best describes the heart of every yard sale. For some folk, it provides an opportunity to declutter and make a little cash from belongings no longer useful, to others it’s a chance to refine the art of a good barter. For the past 7 years, Keely Bahnmiller has been bringing wheelers and dealers together in our small town for one large yard sale! It’s a day quite a few locals look forward to and usually brings in people from surrounding towns. There’s something special about late sp...

  • Green Acres

    May 22, 2024

    Buckwheat: A Hazard for Montana’s Export Markets As farmers finalize spring planting, remember the importance of keeping Montana grain exports free from buckwheat contamination. Food safety is an important factor for purchasers of Montana’s wheat. Montana exports most of its wheat to Asian countries in the Pacific Rim. Human populations in Asian countries have buckwheat allergies that are more common than in other parts of the world. Buckwheat seed has the potential to contaminate commodity wheat crops when grown prior or adjacent to whe...

  • Approaching summer school District in great shape

    May 22, 2024

    This year, the school district is in a much better place. As we approach summer, there aren't as many places to fill as last year. “We have a fourth-grade position (teacher) applied for. She's an experienced teacher coming to us by way of Winnett. Before that, she was the UN Western Educator of the Year. She is hardworking and very student-centered. I am really excited about possibly having her here as a teacher.” However, she will need to be approved, so the Mountaineer cannot have that information confidentially, but it is really enc...

  • Lloyd Charles Turne

    May 22, 2024

    Lloyd Charles Turner, 79 years old, passed away peacefully May 12, 2024, in Cottonwood, AZ surrounded by his wife and daughter. He was born on May 21, 1944, in Havre, Montana to Charles Turner and Mildred Vlk Turner. He graduated in 1962 from Big Sandy High School in Montana. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Carol Turner, his sister Diana Thompson, his children from his first marriage to Elaine Blazek; daughter Loyelle Ellis and son Lance Turner, granddaughter Stephanie Ellis, and... Full story

  • Homecoming 2025 Update

    May 22, 2024

    We still have a few more addresses to update via: • email – • Facebook, Big Sandy Homecoming page – private message with personal information • Homecoming Committee, PO Box 437, Big Sandy, MT 59520 2000 - Pearl Morsette 2003 - Adam Roam, Lea Doleschal, Mikhala Gideon 2004 - Tyler Scofield 2005 - Francine Egge, Krista Wilkins, Tyson Cooley 2006 - Sarah Sura 2007 - Jeramie Erie 2009 - Lauren Fredenberg 2014 - Brooke Leader, Shiloh Denny 2015 - Nick Carrell Also, your name, address or email, if changed in the last five...

  • 2024 Scholarships received

    May 22, 2024

    Scholarships and awards to the Class of 2024 were given out on Monday, May 20th. Both Lainey Terry and Cooper Taylor received the Heisman Award. Alleyah Eagleman and Heather Frank received the HOBY. The DAR Good Citizen Award went to Cooper Taylor. Lainey Terry received the Treasure Lodge Masonic scholarship. The Elaine Courtnage Scholarship was given to Tosha Alalderdice and Kodi Boone. Kodyi Boone also received the Medical Center Foundation. Cooper Taylor received the Duane Olson Memorial scholarship. Scholarships Chosen by High School...


    May 22, 2024

    On June 4, 2024 Town of Big Sandy voters will decide whether or not they wish to have their form of local government reviewed. The Town Council of the Town of Big Sandy approved a resolution at their regular meeting on Monday March 7, 2024, that will place the option of creating and funding a local government study commission on the primary election ballot. If approved, the study commission would have three members. Those members would have up to $20,000.00 to spend for the review process. The funding for the commission would be an additional...

  • History of Sheriffs in Chouteau Needed

    May 22, 2024

    At the Chouteau County Sheriff’s office there is a plaque with a list of every sheriff that has served in Chouteau County. I thought it would be easy to do some research but found it took a look of time. I think it would be awesome to have history of each by the time Sheriff Vern Burdick’ s retirement. Anyone want to help with this project? James Stewart 1862 Served as Reginal Sheriff from Idaho J.B. Caven/Henry Crawford 1863 WM. T. Hamilton 1865-1868 Born In Scotland. When he was 2 years old he arrived in New Orleans. Grew up in Missouri. He...

  • Five Pioneer tracksters will go to State

    May 22, 2024

    Five Pioneers have earned their place to compete at state. Alex Worral will compete in the 800 and the mile. Darrell Sunchild and Lainey Terry both will compete in the discus. Both Sonny Phillips and Chase Gasvoda will compete in the Unified boys race. The Pioneer tracksters spent the last couple weeks participating in District and Divisional track meets. Both the girls and boys team placed 5th at Districts. The boys team had nine boys earning the right to compete at Divsionals, and the girls te...