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Articles from the July 21, 2021 edition

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Montana Farmers Union Dedicates Arrowpeak Camp Trail to Merrill Family

Great Falls, MT- This past weekend at Arrowpeak Camp in the Highwood Mountains, Montana Farmers Union recognized Alan Merrill and his family for their years of service to the organization by...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    July 21, 2021

Big Sandy Organics grows -needs land to expand

Heather Dilworth said, "The news is the is Big Sandy Organics is growing like crazy." They got a new contract with an international company to produce Einkorn, another ancient grain, into a snack. I...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    July 21, 2021

Major Fredrick F. Terry writes a book for his children

Fred Terry is the son of Floyd and Marlene Terry. He never saw himself as a writer before, but he got the idea to write a book to help him stay in touch each month, reading the next chapter to his...

 By Erik Sietsema    News    July 21, 2021

Big Sandy Church of God holds Family Camp

Big Sandy Church of God held its annual Family Camp from July 14th through the 18th in Beaver Creek State Park. Members gathered at the Lions Campground to camp together and hang out in the outdoors...

 By Tyler Lane    News    July 21, 2021

Green Acres

Top Yielding Winter Wheat Varieties for Chouteau County MSU Agriculture Research Centers have three test plots for winter wheat in Chouteau County. Research plots are managed by MSU Western Triangle Agricultural Research Center (WTARC) south of the...


Homeschoolers to Participate in Extracurricular Activities

Governor Greg Gianforte signed SB 157 into law, which provides the opportunity for homeschool students to participate in public school extracurricular activities. “The new law will allow non-public and home school students to participate under the...


Larry Curtis Reichelt

Larry Curtis Reichelt died July 4 in Missoula, MT. He was born and raised in Big Sandy where his parents, George and Annie Reichelt, farmed. They raised 5 children: Georgianna, deceased; Dennis, decea... Full story


Darlene Monson

Darlene Monson, 90, passed away July 3, 2021, at Peace Hospice in Great Falls, MT. Memorial and burial services will be held at a time to be determined by her family. Darlene was born May 31, 1931,... Full story


Clyde Pegar

Clyde was born in Havre, Montana. He was raised on a farm outside of Big Sandy, MT, and graduated from Big Sandy High school. He worked in sales in the building supply industry in California for 32 years, a friend to countless loyal customers and... Full story

 By Erik Sietsema    Opinion    July 21, 2021

Patching Cracks

Last Sunday Evening, I was writing my weekly newspaper column, when I started getting notifications about some bad weather coming our way. My wife sent me out to get the laundry off the line before it hit, but otherwise I thought about the scary look...


Senior Center News

Menu Thursday, July 22-Sausage Stir Fry with rice and dessert. Friday, July 23- Chili Dogs, Macaronit salad, and dessert. Monday, July 26- Sloppy Joe’s, Green beans, Green Salad, and dessert. salad. Tuesday, July 27-Apple bacon Pork roast,...


Barracudas Bring Home the Bronze

The Big Sandy Swim Team placed 3rd at the Choteau Lions swim meet this weekend. This meet was the last regular season meet of the summer, with the western divisional meet slated for Conrad next weekend. Overall, the team scored 511 individual...

 By Zoe Merrill    Opinion    July 21, 2021

Thoughts with Zoe

I needed a break. A break from dry brown land. A break for high heat. A break from discouragement and depression. I went and visited my sister, Dena, in Billings. I knew she would have a lush green...


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