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Articles from the June 9, 2021 edition

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 By Erik Sietsema    News    June 9, 2021

Update on The New Pool

The community pool fundraising project is in motion, which raises the question of what sort of pool will the community be building? Plans for the pool are based on its placement in the lot near the graveyard on the southern end of the lot. The north...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 9, 2021

Durl Gibbs, guest speaker in Big Sandy-An incredible story!

At the Memorial day Presentation at the Big Sandy High School Auditorium, the guest speaker was Durl J. Gibbs of the Lewistown area. He is a 95-year-old World War II veteran. Born in 1925 in Idaho,...

 By Ann Denning    News    June 9, 2021

Big Sandy Methodist Church-A time of change

"For everything there is a season"-Ecclesiastes 3;1 All through our lives there are seasons. Happy, sad, challenging, many kinds of seasons. The Methodist Church of Big Sandy is going through such a...

 By Erik Sietsema    News    June 9, 2021

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Last week, a young man from the community made the trip to Great Falls to receive treatment for a suspected case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF). The decision to seek medical help was made after he suffered a handful of symptoms that prompted...

 By Tyler Lane    News    June 9, 2021

Green Acres

New Montguide Available on Codling Moth Management for Apple Tree Owners FFor those who struggling with worms in apples, a new Montguide called Backyard Guide to Codling Moth Management is available from the Chouteau County Extension office. Below...


Strutz shines at All-State game

The annual Montana 6-Man high school football all-star game is took place June 5 in Highwood. The kick off was at 7. The game pitting the Red against Blue, which was canceled last summer due to...


Boats in the Breaks - Canoe and Kayak RaceCelebrating 20 years of the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument by joining the Friends of the Missouri Breaks Monument’s Boats in the Breaks canoe and kayak race on Saturday, July 17, 2021. Paddle 20 miles of Montana’s Wild...


Elizabeth Mary Martin

Elizabeth Mary Martin, 83, passed away peacefully on April 21, 2021. Elizabeth was born on December 20, 1937 in Crieff Scotland to James and Isabela Methven, the second of three daughters. At age 29,... Full story

 By Erik Sietsema    Opinion    June 9, 2021

Patching Cracks

When I was a kid, my friends and I used to play baseball in the backyard. Along with baseball came tons of talk about how different baseball players swung the bat, made catches, slid into bases, or whatever. Then we would practice to play like them....


Senior Center News

Menu Thursday, June 10- Sub sandwich, fruit, chips, and brownies. Friday, June 11- Father’s day dinner $10- Roast beef, mash potatoes, veggies, Green salad, jello, roll, and dessert. Monday, June 14- Chicken Ranch pasta bake, veggies, Cucumber...


Lucile Fay (Secora) Courtnage

Lucile Fay (Secora) Courtnage, 92, of Big Sandy, passed away of complications of Parkinson's on June 4, 2021. Lucy was born in Circle, MT on June 21, 1928, to John and Gunda (Kleppe) Secora. The famil... Full story


Marvin and Juanita Works

Marvin and Juanita were partners in life and passed away within months of one another. Juanita Edith (Stearns) Works passed away on April 9, 2020 after a brief illness while fighting a long brave batt... Full story


Barracudas Sweep Harlem Swim Meet

The Big Sandy Swim Team took 1st place at the Harlem swim meet this weekend. The team was led by a phenomenal performance from senior swimmer Brady Pleninger, who set three new federation records...


State and Local Health Officials Encourage Safe and Healthy Swimming this Summer

State and Local Health Officials Encourage Safe and Healthy Swimming this Summer Spending time outdoors around water and in swimming pools is a great way to stay active and healthy during summer in Montana. The Department of Public Health and Human S...


Bannack State Park to host Bannack Days in July Ghost town event scheduled for July 17-18

BANNACK – Bannack State Park’s signature event, Bannack Days, will return this year with many familiar activities, displays and re-enactments celebrating Montana’s first territorial capital. Bannack Days are scheduled to happen Saturday, July...


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