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 By Zoe Merrill    News    July 11, 2018 

Summertime is the time for Swim Lessons

As you approach the pool you can hear lots of children's laughter, finding it surprising that only eight children are swimming. Thirty-two children took lessons this summer at the Big Sandy Swimming...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    July 11, 2018 

Hope Gasvoda, will attend Summit at John Hopkins University

Hope Gasvoda, daughter of Peter Gasvoda of Big Sandy, and Marla Olson of Havre, will be attending a Medicine and Health Care Summit at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD July 27-August 4. She...

 
 News    July 11, 2018 

DPHHS: Takes steps to prevent West Nile Virus infection this summer

State and local public health officials are reminding Montanans to take steps to avoid mosquito bites and prevent infection with West Nile Virus (WNV). In Montana, WNV season usually begins in July...

 
 News    July 11, 2018 

Chouteau County Sheriff's Office 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Center Receives APCO Agency Training Program Certification

This agency will be recognized at APCO’s 84th Annual Conference & Expo. Alexandria, VA – Chouteau County Sheriff’s Office, MT, has met the minimum training standards for the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO)...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    July 11, 2018 

Young artist Jack Gollehan wins major art award

Jack Gollehan, son of Rob and Mindy Gollehan currently residing in Helena, but who lived in Big Sandy a year ago, is well on his way to a career as an artist. Although he is just a six-grader next...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    July 11, 2018 

Green Acres

Summer Pneumonia in Beef Calves Summer pneumonia in nursing beef calves is not uncommon, but occurs with low frequency. A wide variety of risk factors for summer pneumonia exist including relative success of colostrum antibody transfer, commingling o...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    July 11, 2018 

Big Sandy T-Ball; a Diamond in the rough

There were enough cars in the parking lot one would have thought it was a big game, and it was for the little ones playing. Moms and dads, grandparents, and even great grandparents were there sitting...

 
 News    July 11, 2018 

Northern Montana Health Care Awards "C.A.R.E." Award to Employee

Havre, Montana - This week NMHC presented the C.A.R.E. Award to Jessica Sheehy, PA-C, a member of the Family Medicine Team at the Northern Montana Family Medical Center. Jessica has worked at NMHC...

 
 By Leslie Gregory    News    July 11, 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, July 12- Beef-N- Bean Burritos, Spanish rice, and Chocoate chip cookies. Friday, July...

 
 News    July 11, 2018 

WMA in Phillips Co. Vandalized, Wardens Seeking Information

Malta game warden Ben Morin responded to a complaint of signs being shot on Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Area 8 near Nelson Reservoir on July 6, 2018. Upon arriving, Warden Morin found multiple WMA and parking signs had been shot, and there was a...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    July 4, 2018

Town Celebrates the holiday together!

Big Sandy will be having a town party at the T-Ball fields next to the grade school on July 4th starting at 6:00 or 7:00?? The concession stand will be serving hamburgers and brauts for $5.00. The...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    July 4, 2018

Erica Chauvet: Small town Veterinarian serves Big Sandy

Erica Chauvet, is the only veterinary we have in Big Sandy. Says she's just "a girl that likes people, helping animals, and loves her family and God. Countryside Veterinary Service is located on the...

 

100 years ago the fourth of July news was WWI news

The Bear Paw Mountaineer, July 04, 1918; Found by Zoe Merrill: (Although they didn't know it on July 4, 1918, and even thought the whole front page of the Mountaineer was nothing but World War I...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    July 4, 2018

Green Acres

Gardening Tips for the Month of July Below are a few tips which will assist gardeners with summer management of their landscapes. Additional gardening information is available at the Chouteau County Extension Office located in the green building...

 
 By Leslie Gregory    News    July 4, 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, July 5- Hearty torilla casserole, and donuts Friday, July 6- Chicken Strips, french...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 27, 2018

Camp Adventure: a flood and Helicopter ride

Everybody should know by now that the Montana Army National Guard used two Chinook helicopters to rescue Big Sandy kids who were attending Montana Wilderness School of the Bible. The Dearborn River...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 27, 2018

Big Sandy senior Grace Finke attends Girls State

Grace Finke a senior this year at Big Sandy High School was selected to go to Girls State this month. She wanted to go "to expand my horizons on learning about the government and how things work....

 

A look back at 100 years ago with Mountaineer Editor, C.C. Mills "Boost Your Own Home Town"

August 18, 1921 Mountaineer C.C. Miles Editor and Publisher Researched by Zoe Merrill (I thought this was a really good article which was found while reading older Mountaineer papers. An interesting...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    June 27, 2018

Green Acres

New Herbicide-Resistant Kochia Montguide Available Information for this article comes from Montguide MT 201806AG. Authors include Dr. Prashant Jha from MSU Southern Agricultural Research Center and group of County Extension Agents from the Golden...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 27, 2018

Big Sandy School Board News

The regular school board meeting was held with all board members present. The new Superintendent Haaland was also present although he doesn't start his responsibilities until July 1, 2018. There were...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    June 27, 2018

Getting By

FLOOD CLEANUP When faced with a flooded basement, house or other buildings, the last thing you might think about is the indoor air quality. Failure to remove contaminated items/materials and reduce the moisture and humidity can present serious long-t...

 
 By Leslie Gregory    News    June 27, 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. The Senior Center will be CLOSED for the fourth of July. Have a great holiday! Menus for the week: Thursday, June 28-...

 
 By Bruce Auchly    News    June 27, 2018

The Magic of Birds

If this Universe has a Creator, she must have been having a good day when she created birds. They are colorful and dull, helpful and ruinous. They eat bird seed, harmful insects, even our garbage. They will also ruin your clean car and carry off...

 

Oh Deer, We have been spotted!

Deer playing in a field, southeast of Big Sandy....

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 20, 2018

Community Wide Garage Sale June 23

Keely Bahmiller was planning a garage sale for herself when the idea of forming a Community Garage Sale just kept coming to mind. Keely said, “It sounded like a fun family event. It would be fun and could be a good community event.” She also beli...

 

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