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Articles from the September 16, 2020 edition

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 By Zoe Merrill    News    September 16, 2020

Revolutionizing School Safety

I was able to talk to Jason Gardiner, CEO of Kart Kleen Technologies, last week about the development of a mobile disinfecting unit that would allow students to clean their personal belongings before they entered the school. Along with company...

 

Mrs. Hanson, enlightening the first graders of Big Sandy for 5 years

For the past five years, Big Sandy's first grade students have been taught by the energetic and cheerful Mrs. Katie Hanson. Mrs. Hanson was born and raised here in Big Sandy. She cites a long term...

 

Big Sandy Street Names and Why

Since I moved to Big Sandy, I have always called the road that runs through the middle of downtown "Main Street." I have heard quite a few other people refer to it by the same name. It wasn't until I...

 

Pioneer Athletics & Spectator Information for the Week

This week, the Pioneer Volleyball team hits the road, playing Hays-Lodgepole on Thursday evening (date change from the original schedule) and CJI on Saturday. As of press time, no spectators are allowed at Hays, though you can watch the volleyball...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    September 16, 2020

Green Acres

The following information was prepared by Kevin Wanner (MSU Extension Entomologist). Emerging winter wheat can be particularly vulnerable to damage by grasshoppers. The larger adult stage grasshoppers are more difficult to control and can move into...

 

Letter to the Editor

Dear friends and neighbors, I have placed an ad in the Mountaineer promoting what I have called an “America Rally” in Big Sandy on Friday evening, September 18th. Let me explain my rationale. First, the public health restrictions imposed by the p...

 

Letter to the Editor

Importance of Vaccination for Influenza 2020 By Dr. Ann Rudinger (Editor’s note- Dr. Rudinger is the wife of Ed Blazek, Class of BSHS ’72) With all the attention given to COVID-19, it is easy to overlook a basic health care step- the annual FLU... Full story

 

Patching Cracks

“Wealth should be like a light coat on a cool day. It should bring us comfort while we have it, but it can throw off at any moment without worry.” I read this line years ago in school, but I can’t find the name of the speaker. At the time, it...

 

Martha May Pleninger

Martha May Pleninger, 89, passed away due to natural causes on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at Benefis Medical Center in Great Falls. Cremation has taken place, and graveside memorial services and a community fellowship reception will be held at 11:00... Full story

 

Getting By

FRIDAY FOOD PRESERVATION 101 Finding your freezer stuffed and no room to put your fresh seasonal produce to enjoy this winter? Canning may be your answer. Canning does require some specific steps to ensure a safe, shelf-stable product. Montana State...

 

Senior Center News

Menu Thursday,September 17 - Beef-n- Bean Burritos, Fried rice, and dessert. Friday, September 18- Pulled Pork nachos, and dessert. Monday, September 21 - Hawiian Chicken, Fried potaotes, veggie, Bacon Ranch salad, and Bread Pudding.... Full story

 

Pioneers reserves pile up points on Box Elder, 68-13

Two weeks after it started, the Big Sandy Pioneers football regular season is halfway done. In yet another 2020 oddity, the home slate is two-thirds complete following Friday’s 68-13 romp over Bear Paw country rival Box Elder. Fourteen days after...

 

Pioneers reserves pile up points on Box Elder, 68-13

There’s no night like Parent Night to pick up a win. Upon recognizing the support of their folks, the Big Sandy varsity and junior varsity volleyball squads each swept visiting Box Elder Thursday night. The victory is the first on the season for...

 

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