Articles from the October 6, 2021 edition

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  • School Board discuss masks during COVID-19 quarantine

    Zoe Merrill|Oct 6, 2021

    The Big Sandy School board held a special meeting to discuss two items during a Covid-19 quarantine. There was one kindergartener who tested positive for Covid. This reporter does not know if it was the Delta strain or not. The result of that, and because the children in the kindergartener class do not maintain social distancing, meant the county health nurse recommended that all kindergarten classes stay home for one week. Melanie Schwarzbach representing the teacher the Memorandum of Understanding-COVID leave document requesting funds become...

  • Chauvet's Hay Auction Oct. 8th

    Shane Chauvet|Oct 6, 2021

    The Big Sandy Chili Feed has always been filled with fun memories of firetruck rides, homecoming, and a chance to see your friends and neighbors. I don’t think I have missed one in almost forty years. However, this year’s Chili Feed has a different meaning to me than years past. This year when I go, it will not only be the memories in my mind, but a new purpose to also say thanks! I was involved in an accident in July that nearly amputated my arm. The Big Sandy Ambulance crew and the ER saved my life and my arm. My family and I wanted to giv...

  • Harvest Festival Was A Success

    Jessica Ophus|Oct 6, 2021

    The first-ever Harvest Festival took place on Saturday, September 25, in front of the Catholic Church and it was a huge success! Everyone was invited to join in the celebration of harvest, community, and fellowship. This event replaced the traditional Harvest Dinner usually hosted in the fall by the Parish Council of Women (PCW). For over 40 years the ladies hosted a turkey dinner with all the fixings, using the proceeds to provide scholarships, purchase needed items for the church, and make...

  • Green Acres

    Zoe Merrill|Oct 6, 2021

    Chouteau County Juniors and Seniors will participate in 2021 Chouteau County Agricultural Business Day Junior and Senior students from Big Sandy High School, Fort Benton High School, Geraldine High School, Highwood High School, and Chouteau County Home Schools will participate in the 2021 Chouteau County Agricultural Business day on November 2nd. The event will take place from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. at the Ag Center (1205 20th Street). An estimated twenty-five Chouteau County businesses will be in attendance to educate juniors and seniors about...

  • Update on 60's Class get together

    Oct 6, 2021

    Some alumni felt that 2025 was a bit too far to see fellow classmates. Way back in March of this year a plan was hatched by Sharon Broesder Casey (class of 64) for a gathering on Chili Feed weekend. They are still planning to attend the Chili Feed, Friday, October 8th. On Saturday, October 9th the Senior Center will open at 9 a.m. for friends and family to gather, visit and reminisce the day away. Cow Patti’s food truck will NOT be available as once planned. This is not and exclusive Sixties party. Come visit. 50’s, and 70’s come on down and s...

  • Beverly Lorraine Grass

    Oct 6, 2021

    Beverly Lorraine Grass, 92, passed away due to natural causes at Peace Hospice in Great Falls, MT on Thursday, September 23, 2021. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of her life will be held when all of her family are able to gather together. Beverly was born on February 11, 1929, to Earl Wendell (Shang) and Mary Howser Winter in Havre, MT. Beverly grew up in Kremlin, MT attending elementary school and high school there, graduating in 1947. Beverly met Lionell Grass and they were... Full story

  • Getting By

    Janell Barber|Oct 6, 2021

    Winter Squash – Quick and Easy Prep is Possible Spaghetti, pumpkin, acorn, butternut, hubbard, buttercup are all delicious and nutritious squash varieties to include in fall and winter meals. Do you enjoy eating them but put off fixing them for a meal because of the dreaded preparation? Do you have a difficult time peeling and cutting them raw? The solution is either roasting in the oven or, my personal preference, pressure cooking. Whether you have a stove top or an electric pressure cooker, you will get the same great results. The d...

  • Senior Center News

    Oct 6, 2021

    Menu Thursday, October 7 - Sloppy Joe’s, veggies and fruit salad. Friday,October 8- Cranberry Turkey sandwiches, on Cranberry Walnut bread, chips, and pudding. Monday, October, 11- Chicken Pot Pie and dessert. Tuesday, October 12-Beef-n-Bean Burrito, fried Rice, coleslaw, and dessert. Wednesday, October 13- Club sandwiches, fries, and Peach Crisp. Recipe of the week: Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins Ingredients 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 tablespoons brown sugar 4 ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour 5 tabl...

  • Big Sandy Pioneers take down Box Elder Bears 62-0

    Carolyn Mosier|Oct 6, 2021

    The Big Sandy Pioneers defeated the Box Elder Bears with a 62-0 Shutout. Assistant coach Tucker Taylor had this to say about the game. "The boys played a good game. It was a good opportunity for some of our younger guys to get some good game time. All of them played well. Sam Cox did a great job at linebacker and fullback in the second half. We are really looking forward to our matchup next week against North Star. Ryder Galbavy will be able to play, and we should have Lance Rutledge back." Ryde...

  • Lady Pioneer Volleyball wins in Centerville and take 4th at NorthStar Showcase

    Carolyn Mosier|Oct 6, 2021

    The Pioneers Volleyball team had a hectic week. Winning some and losing some but overall showing a great display of talent and determination. They lost to Chinook on Tuesday, won against Centerville Thursday, then placed 4th in a 12-team tournament on Saturday. Big Sandy vs. Chinook Although the Chinook team won the match with a 3-set sweep, they had to work for it after the first set. Chinook dominated the first set on the home court until the end when the Pioneer Ladies seemed to pull things together and show they were as good a team as...