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 By Erik Sietsema    News    August 3, 2022 

Senior Center Board make decision on Opening

The Senior Center Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 27th did not take place as planned since two of the board members who were present for the meeting submitted their letters of...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    August 3, 2022 

History of the Big Sandy Senior Center

In Spring, 1974, some friends were visiting and mentioned the Hi-Line Senior Citizens Center one of them belonged to. An interested Big sandy individual called a group to her home to discuss the possibility of organizing a similar group and a...

 
 News    August 3, 2022 

FWP "Kids to Fish" Program Allows Anglers to Borrow Gear & Tackle for Free

GLASGOW – A popular Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 6 program that allows kids and their friends or families to check out free fishing rods and tackle is in full swing again this year. In time for summer fishing, FWP staff has restocked and...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    August 3, 2022 

GREEN ACRES

Top Yielding Winter Wheat Varieties for Chouteau County MSU Agricultural Research Centers have one test plot for winter wheat in Chouteau County which is managed by MSU Northern Agricultural Research Center (NARC) north of Loma. A special thanks to...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    August 3, 2022 

Church of God Family Camp

Big Sandy Church of God held its Family Camp in the Bear Paw Mountains from Thursday, July 28, to Sunday the 31st. This is the 4th year of the newly revived Family Camp get together, organized by...

 
 News    August 3, 2022 

Oceans of fun at the Library this summer

The Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Program has come to an end! For the past seven weeks, the Big Sandy Library has been steeped in all things water related and brought exciting and...

 
 By Marla Ray    News    August 3, 2022 

LIBRARIAN DARLENE CLINE MARKS FIVE YEARS

August 2, 2022, marks the fifth anniversary of Darlene Cline at the helm of the Jeff Reichelt Memorial Library in Big Sandy. Darlene accepted the position of librarian at the Big Sandy Branch of the...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    August 3, 2022 

Robin Coyler New Cook at Senior Center

It's exciting to find a cook so experienced and passionate. Robin Coyler and John Johnson came in June for a vacation and stayed for a week to visit friends and relatives. They moved to Big Sandy in...

 

Main Street Update

Street construction is only on hold due to a review of engineer's specifications. The rumor the city had issues that needed to be fix are not true. They will return to work on Tuesday. Mayor Shaud...

 
 By Dan Schrock    News    July 27, 2022

The Pioneer Pen A Message from Big Sandy Schools Superindenent, Dan Schrock

I am unsure about the title but after staring at a blank page for admittedly far too long, I figured I needed to call this column something. That “something” is my perspective as the school superintendent for the Big Sandy Pioneers. My intent in...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    July 27, 2022

School Board met July 19

The Board of Trustees held a regular meeting on July 19. After the pledge Chairman Genererux introduced the new superintendent, Dan, and asked if he would like to say a few words. Dan Schrock asked,...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    July 27, 2022

A brief history of Pep's

In 1866, the Tingley brothers first settled in Big Sandy. According to Bill Snow, in the Gathering of Memories book, his father was partnered with Oliver Tingley in the operation of the Log Cabin Salo...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    July 27, 2022

Green Acres

Horticultural Tips for August Below are some rules of thumb when tending vegetables, lawns, flowers and trees during the month of August. •Renovate strawberries by mowing a minimum of every three years. Some people mow their strawberries every...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    July 27, 2022

Pinochle Tournaments Sundays at The Mint

Every other week or so, a hidden treasure takes place on a Sunday afternoon at The Mint. The bi-weekly Pinochle tournament is a gathering of locals and newcomers joining in friendly games of pinochle...

 
 By Ann Denning    News    July 27, 2022

CROWS, GOPHERS, AND CROPHERS

I saw foxes, deer, and rabbits on a recent trip to Canada. No moose this time, but I have seen them once in a while. However, I found myself mostly watching the crows and gophers. I grew curious about them. I realized I knew very little about...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    July 20, 2022

Big Sandy Medical Center Wellness Center going forward

The Big Sandy Medical Center's Wellness Center has finally got its direction solidly in place. Ryan Labuda has a degree in Business Management and is a Certified Trainer. Kurt Strutz has a Master's...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    July 20, 2022

Bob Nelson teaches fishing to local children

I have always loved listening to Bob Nelson talk; it doesn't matter the topic, it doesn't matter who the audience is. This time it was to local children at the Big Sandy Library. He answered the...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    July 20, 2022

Hunter Moore "Volunteered" to be in Musical

Big Sandy High School student, Hunter Moore, exercised his musical chops and stage presence last week while attending a musical theater production of Forever Plaid. Hunter was called on stage to play...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    July 20, 2022

Green Acres

Hailed out and emerged volunteer wheat should be sprayed immediately after harvest Information for this article was taken from a Kansas State University Press Release, which was released in 2020. Producers often wait several weeks after harvest befor...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    July 20, 2022

Erik is Raising Money for Cancer Reseach

For the fifth consecutive year, I will be riding in the Great Cycle Challenge to raise money to fight children's cancer. In the past 4 years, I have ridden nearly a thousand miles as a part of the...

 

KNMC seeks musicians for annual Rock Lotto event

KNMC is seeking musicians of all skill levels to participate in our annual rock lotto. Rock Lotto is an event in which musicians put their name in a drawing to be randomly placed into bands for a one-time only performance on Saturday, September 17th...

 

Independence Bank announces 2022 Scholarship Recipients

Independence Bank is proud to announce the 2022 IB Scholarship recipients. IB offers seven $1,000 scholarships each year to incoming freshman students planning to attend Montana State...

 

Mainstreet Construction Timeline

After visiting with them and showing them the radar, the construction crew was a little worried about the incoming storms, but like all of us, there was nothing they could do. We laughed, thinking...

 

BSMC hires interim CEO

The Big Sandy Medical Center has hired an interim CEO, following the resignation of the current CEO last week. Ron Wiens, an administrator from Shodair Children's Hospital in Helena, was hired for...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    July 13, 2022

Steve Sibra's New Book "Shoes For Baby"

Big Sandy's own Steve Sibra has released a new book through Swallow Publishers. "Shoes For Baby" is a collection of poetry that reflects a great deal of growth for Steve as a writer. Historically,...

 

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