Articles from the June 1, 2022 edition

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 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 1, 2022

Senior Citizen Center elects new board members

At the Big Sandy Senior Center Annual Meeting the members voted to elect three new board members to the board. New board members are Terry Grant, Karen Baumann, and Wendy Kleinsasser. Gloria Godfrey, Deloris Prybil, and Pam Gasvoda have served their...

 By Erik Sietsema    News    June 1, 2022

Mr. Thornton retires after 49 years

After the final day of school this year, the Big Sandy Schools Facebook Page posted a short video of "Mr. T's last walk out the door after 49 years." Kids cheered on and accompanied the well-loved...

 By Erik Sietsema    News    June 1, 2022

Hunter Snapp receives Welding Apprenticeship

Hunter Snapp, one of the 2022 graduates from Big Sandy High School, received a certificate of recognition from the Montana State Department of Labor and Industry for completing a Welding and Machining...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 1, 2022

Big Sandy young musicians have Piano Recital

It amazes me how much musical talent is in the community. On May 24, there was a spring piano recital for the students of five piano teachers. Those five teachers were TJ Bond, Michelle Danreuther,...

 By Tyler Lane    News    June 1, 2022

Green Acres

6 Knees Area Field Day is Scheduled for July 13 MAES-MSU Western Triangle Agricultural Research Center (WTARC) and MSU Extension are hosting a field day in the Knees area on July 13th at 9:00 a.m. Dr. Jamie Sherman (MSU barley breeder) will share...


The story of Johnny "Appleseed" Chapman

Editor’s Note: This story was to go with last week’s article about the Montana Children’s Theater story. We did not have the room last week. Last week, the Montana Children’s Theater came to Big Sandy to work with our kids to put on a musical...


Lyle Ophus

Lyle Ophus, 83, retired farmer and rancher, died of cancer May 20, 2022. Funeral Mass was celebrated Friday, May 27, at 11 AM at St. Margaret Mary's Catholic Church in Big Sandy. Lyle was born in... Full story

 By Erik Sietsema    Opinion    June 1, 2022

Patching Cracks

I got my first job when I was 16. I worked at a bakery/deli making sandwiches, serving customers, washing dishes, and doing other minimum wage-type restaurant work. Since then (for about 30 years), I have rarely had a stretch of time where I did not...

 By Zoe Merrill    Opinion    June 1, 2022

Thoughts with Zoe

This Memorial Day week reminds me of Memorial Day's most powerful lesson learned. I was in Washington DC making the rounds of all the memorials. There is very little talking while you soberly view eac...

 By Ann Denning    Opinion    June 1, 2022

The Damnit Animals

When I was growing up, none of my family swore. The only exception to that rule happened maybe twice a year when I would hear--DAMNIT!!! A hammer usually preceded it on a finger or something similar. I first used that word at the tender age of five....

 By Zoe Merrill    Sports    June 1, 2022

Pioneers hard work pays off at State

State track is a powerful experience for athletes. The large stands are full and the fans loudly support every attempt. Even the last one in the event is clapped for. Usually ever athlete is pumped...


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