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Pioneer Football 2023

The Pioneer football program has been one of the most dominant in Montana for 6-man football in recent years. The Pioneer teams for the last couple years have all made deep playoff runs, resulting in...

 

The Grocery Store

Imagine walking down the aisles filled with fresh produce, a variety of bread, and all the snacks you can think of. It is like a treasure hunt for your taste buds! The local grocery store feels like...

 

More Opportunties to read for the new year

Here are five more books you should consider reading: Straight Up by Trent Shelton “Who do you have in your life who’s not afraid to tell you the honest-to-God truth? Who do you have who’s a real source of wisdom when life gets real? With his trade...

 

"t'was the night before Christmas Break" stories by the 6th grade

“Twas the day before break, when all through the halls, All the students were anxiously climbing the walls; The lockers were open- kids combing their hair, In hopes that some snowflakes would soon fill the air; Kids were excited to sleep late in t...

 

The Gift of the Magi

ONE DOLLAR AND eighty-seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it was in pennies. Pennies saved one and two at a time by bulldozing the grocer and the vegetable man and the butcher until one’s cheeks burned with the silent imputation of parsimon...

 

Santa Letters

Mary’s Little Lamb Daycare Hi Santa, My name is Luke Terry and I am 4 year old. I have been good thisyear but sometimes a little bit naughty, is that ok? I do help my sister carry heavy rocks and I can fix broken toys. Some other nice things I do a...

 

Poetry from the High School students

The following is a poem written by four Sophomore boys in answer to Nikki Giovanni’s poem “Woman” in which she uses five different pairs of images to describe what the woman wants from her “man.” But he will not be what she is hoping for, no matter...

 

Times are hard

I know that what I'm about to say is an obvious statement, but have you all noticed how expensive things are nowadays? Fuel, groceries, clothes, literally everything. And anytime you want to find something cheaper from back in the day, it is now...

 

Students Study Shakespearean Sonnets

The second quarter of the school year has launched English students at Big Sandy High School into the wonderful world of poetry. Grades seven through twelve are writing a variety of poems and presenting them to their classmates.The Seniors and Sophom...

 

Christmas Ideas for different presents

Get a head start on getting some of the coolest and trendiest gifts for Christmas. We are going to hook you up with some really great ideas to get that someone special the perfect gift! This week we will give you the top 28 gifts, according to Good...

 

Technological Advances of the Civil War

The Civil War lasted from 1861 to 1865. It is the bloodiest battle that the United States has every fought since both sides fighting in the war were from the United States. Nearly 620,000 people were killed. The most shocking part, however, is the...

 

The "Not-So-Sly" Sly Racoon A "Trickster Tale"

It was a normal day for the town’s beloved store owner, Jack the Bunny. Jack was an old bunny; he wore rounded glasses on his rounded nose and fluffy sweaters over his rounded belly. He had a long gray beard and a smile that could light up the r...

 

Monkey Business

Recently there was a song running through my mind. I couldn’t place it. So, I delved into youtube to see where the words would lead me. The words that kept repeating in my head were “ Too much monkey business.” I was surprised to find this song...

 

EXILE ON MAINSTREET

Big Sandy's Main Street Puddle is no more. At least this is what I am told. Officially named the Joe Trepina Memorial Main Street Puddle, "Puddle" was paved over in October 2022. When I learned of...

 

What's Happening at the Library

November was a busy month at the Big Sandy Library. After school and on Fridays with the kids. Our weekly activities include Power Hour, which is everyday afterschool until 5:00pm. This is when kids can come down and use our computers or just use the...

 

T'was the night before Christmas Break

6th Grade “Twas the day before break, when all through the halls, All the students were anxiously climbing the walls; The lockers were open- kids combing their hair, In hopes that some snowflakes would soon fill the air; Kids were excited to sleep la...

 

Dear Santa

Mary’s Little Lambs Daycare Dear Santa, Hi! My name is Asher and I am 2 years old. I live in Big Sandy with my mom, dad and brother, Jaxon. I have been very good this year and would love it if you could please bring me a monkey book, a toy cow and a...

 

Pages from the Mountaineer at Christmas time

On December 7th, the nation observed Pearl Harbor day. It’s an easy observance to miss in the mix of Christmas shopping and work days. As I was preparing to research Christmases past as covered by the Mountaineer, I found myself thinking about how c...

 

Ranch Table Talks - June 14 at 7:06 AM

Editor’s Note: I read this blog on Facebook and reach out to her and asked if I could publish it. She said defiantly. Please follow her, it is absolutely so true and so hilarious. I am going to try to do a little crash course on men’s hand gestures....

 

book Review by Michael

Sleight of Hand is a crime novel by Phillip Margolin. A private eye investigator from Washington D.C. named Dana Cutler is called to investigate a missing scepter in Seattle, Washington, but discovers that it’s a prank. But the case takes a turn w...

 

The story of Johnny "Appleseed" Chapman

Editor’s Note: This story was to go with last week’s article about the Montana Children’s Theater story. We did not have the room last week. Last week, the Montana Children’s Theater came to Big Sandy to work with our kids to put on a musical...

 

Book review by Micheal

At Risk is a suspense novel by Patricia Cornwell. It is a story about Winston Garano, a detective. He is called out from the National Forensic Academy in Tennessee to go to Massachusetts to help his Defense Attorney boss to solve a 20-year-old...

 

DOUBLE FLUFF

In newspaper parlance, the type of article I write usually is called a “ fluff “ piece. It’s not news or information nor does it provide instruction or commendation of others.It’s just for fun or conveys a feeling about something. I personally have a...

 

Book Review by Micheal

From Russia, with Love is a spy novel written by Ian Fleming, the original creator of James Bond, Code-name 007. The English spy James Bond is on a mission to retrieve a girl named Tatiana Romanova wh...

 

History of how Big Sandy got its name

How Big Sandy got its name is a bit of a mystery, but an article from the February 2, 1922 issue of the Mountaineer offers a reasonable answer. Karen Reinertson and Renee Hanson found it last week while researching for the Old Timer’s Column. It’s an...

 

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