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Articles from the July 27, 2022 edition

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Main Street Update

Street construction is only on hold due to a review of engineer's specifications. The rumor the city had issues that needed to be fix are not true. They will return to work on Tuesday. Mayor Shaud...

 By Dan Schrock    News    July 27, 2022

The Pioneer Pen A Message from Big Sandy Schools Superindenent, Dan Schrock

I am unsure about the title but after staring at a blank page for admittedly far too long, I figured I needed to call this column something. That “something” is my perspective as the school superintendent for the Big Sandy Pioneers. My intent in...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    July 27, 2022

School Board met July 19

The Board of Trustees held a regular meeting on July 19. After the pledge Chairman Genererux introduced the new superintendent, Dan, and asked if he would like to say a few words. Dan Schrock asked,...

 By Erik Sietsema    News    July 27, 2022

A brief history of Pep's

In 1866, the Tingley brothers first settled in Big Sandy. According to Bill Snow, in the Gathering of Memories book, his father was partnered with Oliver Tingley in the operation of the Log Cabin Salo...

 By Tyler Lane    News    July 27, 2022

Green Acres

Horticultural Tips for August Below are some rules of thumb when tending vegetables, lawns, flowers and trees during the month of August. •Renovate strawberries by mowing a minimum of every three years. Some people mow their strawberries every...

 By Erik Sietsema    News    July 27, 2022

Pinochle Tournaments Sundays at The Mint

Every other week or so, a hidden treasure takes place on a Sunday afternoon at The Mint. The bi-weekly Pinochle tournament is a gathering of locals and newcomers joining in friendly games of pinochle...

 By Ann Denning    News    July 27, 2022


I saw foxes, deer, and rabbits on a recent trip to Canada. No moose this time, but I have seen them once in a while. However, I found myself mostly watching the crows and gophers. I grew curious about them. I realized I knew very little about...

 By Erik Sietsema    Opinion    July 27, 2022

Patching Cracks

This week, I finished reading a biography of C.S. Lewis written by a student and personal friend of his. The book is unique in that it offered a personal account of the life of an author I hold in high esteem. I love Lewis’ writings, both his...


Barracudas Fourth in Fort Benton, next week Divisionals

The Big Sandy Swim Team found themselves competing in their last regular season meet of the year, just down the road this weekend in Fort Benton. They placed fourth in team points behind powerhouse Le...


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