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 News    August 5, 2020 

Attention Chouteau County Residents

We have just been notified our our 4th active case of Covid 19. We are in the process of notifying and quaranting contacts. Please be safe and now that we have four cases the Governor’s Mask directive applies in this county. Masks will be worn for...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    August 5, 2020 

The Montana online library service

The Montana online library service, Library 2 Go, is a useful service that many Big Sandy locals have grown to love. This was especially the case during quarantine when trips to the library were shut down and trips to book stores were fewer and...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    August 5, 2020 

Farmers To Families: Providing relief to families in the Community

I approached the parking lot of Big Sandy Church of God, watching as cars quickly filled the parking lot and the roadside. Half a dozen volunteers run to cars carrying boxes of food and checking...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    August 5, 2020 

Green Acres

• Water trees three times a month in addition to watering your lawn. • Deep watering to a depth of 12” inches below the soil surface is recommended. Saturate the soil around the tree within the “dripline” (the outer edges of the tree’s...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    August 5, 2020 

Getting By

Quick Pickles Maybe canning cucumbers for pickles is not for you but you still have those fresh cucumbers? An easy alternative is to make quick pickles in the refrigerator. Great tasting, very easy and ready in a few hours! Try this recipe for a...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    August 5, 2020 

Big Bud get new shoes

Big Bud has gotten a shiny new pair of shoes, or more accurately: four new pairs of tires. The World's Largest Tractor, which calls Big Sandy home, was outfitted with brand new tires for the first...

 
 By Bryanna Goodman    News    August 5, 2020 

Facts about human trafficking

Nelson Mandela once said, “There is no keener revelation of a society’s soul than in the way in which it treats its children.” Child Sex trafficking is an ugly secret that many in America refuse to accept, or acknowledge. Human Trafficking is...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    July 29, 2020

On-Going Discussion on how to Open the School

At the regular Big Sandy School Board meeting, they once again visited about how best to open the schools. However, before that, the Student Council asked permission to have a dunk tank at the Fall Kick off to help them raise funds. They realized tha...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    July 29, 2020

Fitness in the Time of Covid-19

On a snowy Monday morning in March, Covid-19 disrupted an aspect of my life, and the lives of many other locals, in a way that has forced me to innovate and adapt daily: the High School gym shut down. For years, I have rolled out of bed before the...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    July 29, 2020

Green Acres

4-H, the nation’s largest youth development organization, grows confident young people who are empowered for life today and prepared for career tomorrow. 4-H programs empower nearly six million young people across the U.S. through experiences that...

 

Swim Team Retracts Request for Meet

The Big Sandy City Council met Monday night to vote on whether to move forward with the Big Sandy Barracudas’ request to hold a swim meet in Big Sandy on July 25-26th. Before the vote could take place, the Barracudas coach, Travis Baumann told the...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    July 29, 2020

Getting By

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate using alcohol-based hand sanitizer which contains at least 60% alcohol. Think all hand sanitizer is the same? If it is labelled alcohol hand sanitizer, it should all be safe to use,...

 

HAVRE ELKS LODGE AWARD SCHOLARSHIPS

Havre Elks Lodge #1201 recently awarded five scholarships to local graduating high school seniors. Lodge Scholarship Chairman Bob Nieuwenhuyse announced that Hope Gasvoda, Stacey Alderdice and Clint...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    July 21, 2020

Big Sandy School's Phased Reopening Discussion

The plan to open Big Sandy schools is still in the discussion format. They have asked every parent to take a survey on the Big Sandy School's Web site. It is important to have parents input before the...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    July 21, 2020

Opening the high school for public use: not yet

“So, how many times a week does someone ask you about the gym reopening?” I asked Kelly Haaland, the superintendent of Big Sandy Schools. I’d talked to enough school employees to know that it was a hot topic that had prompted a lot of...

 

Governor Bullock's Mandate the use of face coverings

COVID-19 has led to a once-in-a-century pandemic. More than 3.2 million Americans have been infected, and more than 135,000 have died. In the last month, active cases in Montana have risen from 55 to...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    July 21, 2020

Green Acres

MSU Agriculture research centers have three test plots for winter wheat in Chouteau County. Research plots are managed by MSU Western Triangle Agricultural Research Center (WTARC) south of the Knees, MSU Northern Agricultural Research Center (NARC)...

 

The Stress Impact Of COVID-19: 5 Ways To Cope And Protect Your Health

The millions of infections and hundreds of thousands of deaths that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought globally are creating stress over everything from personal health to employment, lifestyle, and finances. Given these difficult circumstances, it...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    July 15, 2020

First Year Anniversary for the Mountaineer

It's been a year and what a year. I feel like I've just started to learn to crawl. I had no idea what owning a business meant. There are still somethings I need to learn. I wanted to be a part of a...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    July 15, 2020

Every farmer knows the risk of hail

Every farmer knows the risk of hail, but when it comes, it’s devastating. This last week there was a storm that brought hail clear across the state of Montana almost. It wasn’t a wide swath, but where it landed, there was quite a bit of damage....

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    July 15, 2020

911 Action that needs to be taken for personal safety

Editor's Note: After this article on preparing for an emergency, we will do a series of articles concerning health and safety in your home. First, understand that no-one thinks a serious accident or i...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    July 15, 2020

Green Acres

I hope our Chouteau County gardeners have had a productive year growing vegetables, flowers, trees and shrubs. Below are a few tips for the month of August. • Renovate strawberries by mowing a minimum of every three years. Some people mow their...

 

Update on Covid-19 case in Chouteau County

There has been one incidence of a positive test in Chouteau County even though it is not showing up on the State website. The reason for this is that the person who tested positive is visiting Chouteau County and gave her address in California when...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    July 15, 2020

Ronald and Donald are Big Sandy fixtures

Now and then, someone will ask me how Ron and Don and doing. "I haven't seen them around for a while." If you are new to town, Ron and Don Christensen, twins, for years walked the streets of Big...

 
 By Jessica Dooley    News    July 15, 2020

What's Happening at the BSMC?

Despite the continued visitor restrictions, we are staying busy here at BSMC. The warmer weather has allowed for much needed and greatly enjoyed time outside. The flowers were planted in May; with...

 

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