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Articles from the June 17, 2020 edition

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 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 17, 2020

City Wide Garage Sale; Saturday, June 20

City Wide Garage Sale The city-wide garage sale is a go! A few more hoops to jump through this year, but there are still 22 individual garage sale sites in the town this Saturday June 20. The sale starts at 8:00 in the morning and goes to 3:00 in...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 17, 2020

COVID-19; How to open high school gym

A number of gyms and businesses are reopening and there is a discussion on why the high school gym cannot be open to the public. The following is from a letter from The Chouteau County Environment...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 17, 2020

City Council Meeting approved local Swim Meet

The Big Sandy City Council met and used the majority of its time to discuss the town's pool opening information. As well, the Big Sandy Barracuda's swim team presented to the city council a plan to ho...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 17, 2020

Celebrate Father's Day your way

After researching Father's Day, I discovered it isn't celebrated the same way, or for that matter, it isn't even celebrated on the same day around the world. In the United States, it is always the...

 By Tyler Lane    News    June 17, 2020

Green Acres

Jane Mangold (MSU Extension Weed Specialist) has been getting quite a few calls about the efficacy of a bacteria used for cheatgrass control in rangeland. Below is an abbreviated version of the study and results. Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) is one...


New Committee formed to raise funds for new Pool

A new committee has been formed to raise funds for a new city pool. The committee members are Shaud Shwarzbach, Diana LaBuda, Heather Pleninger, Melanie Shwarzbach, and Rich Jespersen. They made an announcement at the First Big Sandy Swim Meet....

 By Zoe Merrill    Opinion    June 17, 2020

Summer Challenge- July 17

I was sitting outside the Mountaineer on the new bench, working on writing on what it means to be from a rural community. I smile because it means something precious. Three senior citizens were puttin...

 By Janell Barber    News    June 17, 2020

Getting By

Reports of fraud and scams have, unfortunately, become a normal part of our lives. It can happen to anyone. As the fastest growing segment of the population in the United States, older adults are especially targeted and uniquely vulnerable to...


Senior Center News

Thursday, June 18 - Hot Dogs, Macaroni salad, and fruit. Friday, June 19 - Father’s Day Dinner Oven fried Chicken, Mashed potatoes, veggies, and dessert. Monday, June 22- Chicken & Broccoli alfredo, corn chip salad, and dessert. Tuesday, June 23 -...


Beverly Iris (Stenhjem) Williams

Please join us as we celebrate, and remember, the life of Beverly Iris (Stenhjem) Williams, who passed away on December 17, 2019, in Missoula, due to natural causes. At her request, cremation has taken place and a memorial celebration of her life... Full story

 By Erik Sietsema    Opinion    June 17, 2020

Patching Cracks

Daryl Davis is a blues musician who, for the last 30 years, has been collecting KKK robes. He has over 200 in his home, which he saves as a reminder of the work he has been doing. Mr. Davis is an African American man whose uses his spare time to...

 By Serena Cator    Sports    June 17, 2020

Fitness Corner

Stephanie Overbay accepted the 365-day challenge I want to take the time to give a shout-out to my friend Stephanie Overbay in this week's article. She's been on her journey by walking AT LEAST a...


First Ever Swim Meet was a Success!

Mother Nature provided a perfect day for the first-ever Big Sandy Swim Meet. Warm temperatures and a gentle breeze made for an enjoyable day outside minus the mosquitoes. Thirty-three Barracudas took...


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