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 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 16, 2021 

Public Town Meeting to discuss water and Sewer Rates

The Big Sandy City Council town meeting to discuss water and sewer rates was held in the large room in the back of City Hall. Approximately 30 residents were in attendance. Mayor Shaud Shcwarzbach...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 16, 2021 

Four Council seats up for election

Big Sandy is divided up into two wards. Ward one runs south of the main street that runs from the Catholic Church to the cemetery. Ward two runs north of the same street. The council has two...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    June 16, 2021 

The Janssen's Answer a new call to ministry

Pastor Sean Janssen and his family will be leaving Big Sandy to answer a call to pastor Grace Lutheran Church in Port Townsend, Washington. Sean was called to Big Sandy to pastor Christ Lutheran...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 16, 2021 

Sarah's Craft Creations, a new Big Sandy Home business

I have known Sarah Shaw for quite a while. I was also looking for someone who could do alterations or mend small projects. Yes, I sew, but finding the time or, for that matter, the desire to mend hasn...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    June 16, 2021 

Green Acres

For those who struggling wiAccording to Laurie Kerzicnik (Montana State University Entomologist), grasshoppers continue to be an issue for several areas in Montana. Grasshopper infestations will continue to extend into the fall. High grasshopper popu...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    June 16, 2021 

Getting By

Do you love making wearable items, quilts or afghans from wool fabric or yarn? If so, the Make It With Wool (MIWW) Contest is for you! If you knit, crochet, spin, weave, felt, sew or quilt, consider entering the MIWW contest coming up in November....

 
 News    June 16, 2021 

New Pool Fund receives donation from Northwest Farm Credits Services

Mayor Shaud Schwarzbach and Councilman Rich Jesperson were in hand to receive an $21,000 check donation from Northwest Farm Credit services for the neww pool project. This is a mock up of what the...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    June 9, 2021

Update on The New Pool

The community pool fundraising project is in motion, which raises the question of what sort of pool will the community be building? Plans for the pool are based on its placement in the lot near the graveyard on the southern end of the lot. The north...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 9, 2021

Durl Gibbs, guest speaker in Big Sandy-An incredible story!

At the Memorial day Presentation at the Big Sandy High School Auditorium, the guest speaker was Durl J. Gibbs of the Lewistown area. He is a 95-year-old World War II veteran. Born in 1925 in Idaho,...

 
 By Ann Denning    News    June 9, 2021

Big Sandy Methodist Church-A time of change

"For everything there is a season"-Ecclesiastes 3;1 All through our lives there are seasons. Happy, sad, challenging, many kinds of seasons. The Methodist Church of Big Sandy is going through such a...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    June 9, 2021

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Last week, a young man from the community made the trip to Great Falls to receive treatment for a suspected case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF). The decision to seek medical help was made after he suffered a handful of symptoms that prompted...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    June 9, 2021

Green Acres

New Montguide Available on Codling Moth Management for Apple Tree Owners FFor those who struggling with worms in apples, a new Montguide called Backyard Guide to Codling Moth Management is available from the Chouteau County Extension office. Below...

 

Boats in the Breaks - Canoe and Kayak RaceCelebrating 20 years of the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument by joining the Friends of the Missouri Breaks Monument’s Boats in the Breaks canoe and kayak race on Saturday, July 17, 2021. Paddle 20 miles of Montana’s Wild...

 

State and Local Health Officials Encourage Safe and Healthy Swimming this Summer

State and Local Health Officials Encourage Safe and Healthy Swimming this Summer Spending time outdoors around water and in swimming pools is a great way to stay active and healthy during summer in Montana. The Department of Public Health and Human S...

 

Bannack State Park to host Bannack Days in July Ghost town event scheduled for July 17-18

BANNACK – Bannack State Park’s signature event, Bannack Days, will return this year with many familiar activities, displays and re-enactments celebrating Montana’s first territorial capital. Bannack Days are scheduled to happen Saturday, July...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 2, 2021

Public meeting to discuss Water and sewer rate increase Wednesday, June 9

There is an important public meeting on Wednesday, June 9, at the city hall to discuss the new sewer and water rates. I have been covering this issue for three years attending the city council...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    June 2, 2021

Pool Fundraising efforts have begun

Fundraising efforts to build a new community pool have begun and construction plans and cost estimates are being finalized. The committee to raise the estimated $1.75 million dollars is comprised of...

 

Five to attend Girls State

It is an exceptional year for Big Sandy to be sending five girls to Girls State this year. In 2020 Madison Terry and Katherine Bold were selected to go due to COVID-19 Girls State was canceled....

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    June 2, 2021

Green Acres

The Montana State University College of Agriculture and Montana Agricultural Experiment Station have announced the dates for their annual agricultural field days, which will return as in-person events after being hosted virtually in 2020. “We are s...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 2, 2021

Piano Recital for 21 students

This May 26th, a spring Piano Recital featuring the private students of T. J. Bond, Nona Danreuther, Susie Sant, and Marla Ray was held at the Christ Lutheran Church. There were 21 impressive students: seventeen grade school students and four...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    June 2, 2021

Getting By

Looking forward to being outside with the sunny days we have had and are yet to come? While we all have much to keep us busy outside, we may forget the harm the sun exposure can cause. Whether you are working or recreating, long days in the sun can b...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    June 2, 2021

The Masons' Kindles for Kids program

6 students at FE Miley Elementary received Kindle readers as prizes for their participation in the Bikes For Books/Kindles for Kids program. Every year 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students participate in...

 

REAL Montana Class IV Visits Miles City, Colstrip and Sidney to discuss Livestock and Energy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Big Sandy resident Colleen Buck just returned from 5 days in Colstrip, Miles City and Sindey as part of REAL Montana (Resource Education and Agriculture Leadership). For Colleen...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    May 26, 2021

Jungles & Food Trucks & Wax Museums! Oh My!

On May 20th, F.E. Miley Elementary School put on its annual Open House Extravaganza. Parents and community members were welcomed into the elementary school to see displays and hear presentations put...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    May 26, 2021

Fresno Walleyes donate Fishing Poles

Every 5th and 6th grade student at FE Miley Elementary received a fishing pole last week, compliments of Walleyes Unlimited of Montana, Fresno Chapter. Neil and Bope Kulbeck, along with Charlie...

 

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