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Chouteau County Fair Blue Jeans & Country Dreams August 16th - 19th

The members of the Chouteau County Fair Board are happy to invite you and all your friends to the upcoming Chouteau County Fair. August 17-19, 2018. This marks the 106th edition and they are excited...

 

Congratulations! Barracudas State Champs in "Class A"

The Big Sandy Barracudas swam to the first place trophy at the State Meet in Conrad this past weekend. The past 2 years they have just fallen short of the championship but this year they worked hard...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    August 8, 2018

Fields Tree Removal; doing a service for Big Sandy

Patrick and Briana Fields are owners of Fields Tree Service a new business in town this summer. He became a tree trimmer right after graduating from Big Sandy High School. His specialty is hazardous...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    August 8, 2018

Senior Swimmers take their last lap

There are three senior swimmers and like other sports, seniors take their last walk around the pool. This year we have three seniors, Jenna Leader, Sophia Reichelt, and Lainey Gregory. A senior in...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    August 8, 2018

Green Acres

New Herbicide-Resistant Downy Brome (Cheatgrass) Montguide Available Information for this article comes from Montguide MT 201814AG. Authors include Dr. Prashant Jha from MSU Southern Agricultural Research Center and a group of County Extension Agents...

 

Big Sandy Library kids summer reading

Awesome job to the 49 rock star kids that completed their summer reading sheet. In total they read over 670 hours. Our top reader was Aaron with over 60 hours, Isaac with 50 hours, and Gabe with 30...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    August 8, 2018

Getting By

People suffer heat-related illness when the body’s temperature control system is overloaded. The body normally cools itself by sweating. However, under some conditions, sweating just isn’t enough. In such cases, a person’s body temperature rise...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    August 8, 2018

Cultural Center looking for Artists

The Cultural Center is having art workshops now before the beginning of school. Generous friends of the program have donated funds to give an award of $5.00 to each person age 8 through adult who will spend an hour or so creating some artwork. Talent...

 

Jerry Louis Jenkins

Heaven has gained one of Montana's last, best, cowboys: Jerry Louis Jenkins. Born on July 17, 1936, Jerry passed away on July 31, 2018, in Lewistown. Born in Great Falls to Harold Herbert and Louise...

 

Patrick Donald Welty

Patrick Donald Welty 84, passed away in Big Sandy on Thursday, August 2, 2018. A Celebration of Life will be on Friday, August 17, 2018, 9:00 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 400 Johannes in Big Sandy. Holland and Bonine Funeral Home has...

 

Patching Cracks

In a few weeks, I am (hopefully) going to self publish a book through Amazon’s Kindle service. Shortly thereafter, we’ll print physical copies of the book and put them up for sale on Amazon. I am waiting on the last details for the cover art to c...

 
 By Leslie Gregory    News    August 8, 2018

Senior Center News

The Senior Center now has a Facebook page, they post the days menu and the soup of the day. Please check it out and like the page. Menus for the week: Thursday, Aug. 9-BLT wrap, tater tots, and Chocolate cookies. Friday, Aug. 10- Ham & Hash brown...

 

Health officials offer tips during smoky conditions

Montana’s air quality has worsened this week due to fires burning in Oregon and California. State public health officials urge people across the state to take precautions as the potential for poor air quality reaches unhealthy levels in the coming...

 

My Answer

Q: We’ve been invited to a family reunion this summer, and to be honest I’m dreading it. Some in our extended family haven’t spoken to each other in years, and instead of being a happy time I’m afraid it could be tense. Should we even go? A:...

 

Barracudas are Class A State Champions!

The Big Sandy swimmers concluded their 2018 season by winning the state championship in Class A of the Montana swimming federation; their highest achievement since the formation of the team seven...

 

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