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 By Zoe Merrill    News    May 22, 2019 

Congratulations Big Sandy High School Class of 2019

Graduation is always a wonderful time of celebration. Families come from every direction, mother's cry, memory booths for each graduate surround the walls of the gym, and of course the Pomp and...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    May 22, 2019 

Memorial Day: a day for Remembrance and reflection

My father, David J Clowes, died in 2016 at the age of 85. He did not die in the Korean War. He served as a gunner's mate on the USS Walton, serving in the Formosa Sea during the Korean War. He would...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    May 22, 2019 

Looking Forward: Big Sandy Senior, Grace Finke

Editor's Note: We will be profiling 3 seniors. Here is the first. "You are at the end of your senior year." Grace Finke is the only child of Linda and Fred Finke and according to them she has always...

 By Tyler Lane    News    May 22, 2019 

Green Acres

EPA Orders Measures to Protect Paraquat Applicators and the Public Due to increased human health concerns, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its final decision regarding pesticide products containing the herbicide active...

 By Janell Barber    News    May 22, 2019 

Getting By

Food Nutrition Facts Label Reading food labels is essential to making healthy food choices. It is common to think we know what the nutritional content and ingredients are but when you take a look at the label, you may be shocked at what you...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    May 22, 2019 

Chouteau County Cancer Support Group visits Rotary

Chouteau County Cancer Support Group is made up of cancer survivors and Trish Eklunds, from Geraldine, who was a hospice social worker. It was formed 19 years ago. They have a board comprised of six...

 News    May 22, 2019 

Bill signed into law creating a student debt

For Immediate Release HELENA — A program to offer student debt assistance to young farmers and ranchers in Montana was signed into law on Friday, May 10, and will encourage young people to pursue a career in agriculture, Montana’s leading...


Spring seeding is underway

Mother's Day includes, spraying, working the fields, and grabbing quick hugs, and celebrating out rural way of life....

 By Zoe Merrill    News    May 15, 2019

Celebrating Mother's Day

When you think of Mother’s Day and what you do for Mother’s Day it usually doesn’t included tractor work. Driving long hours trying to get caught up with the spring’s late start. You think of flowers and homemade cards. It doesn’t matter...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    May 15, 2019

Big Sandy High School Awards Banquet a Full Night

The Big Sandy High School awards assembly was held on May 7. A large potluck was set up on three table, and it was almost all eaten by the end of the night. Years ago, when my own children went to...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    May 15, 2019

Schools Field Trips, Trips, and More Trips

The senior class is on their Senior Trip, their last class trip. They flew to Los Angles. Those class trips start young in Big Sandy. On May 2nd, Kindergarten teacher Samantha Weaver informed me the "... Full story

 By Tyler Lane    News    May 15, 2019

Green Acres

Sudangrass is a viable forage alternative for Chouteau County Sudangrass is a good haying and grazing alternative for Chouteau County livestock producers. Sudangrass can be seeded and harvested with conventional equipment in normal crop rotations....


FFA Alumni & Ag Supporters Active in Big Sandy, support High School Chapter

In January 2019, the Big Sandy FFA Alumni was chartered with 10 founding members. This organization is meant to support the local Big Sandy High School FFA Chapter. It is open to anyone who wishes to support this worthwhile organization; NOT just...


Extended Sales Closing Date for 2019 NAP Coverage at FSA

Due to regulatory changes that were enacted through the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, the sales closing date for 2019 NAP coverage was extended until May 24th. This change is for crop year 2019 only, and the extended sales closing date applies only...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    May 8, 2019

Nurse Appreciation Week and Nursing Home Week, May 12-18

This year's theme for Nursing home week is "Live Soulfully." There is no question that the Big Sandy Nursing Home lives up to the theme. They do everything that helps seniors to live fulfilled lives....

 By Zoe Merrill    News    May 8, 2019

Alma Terry, Appreciated everyday by Teachers and Students for what she does

It's National Teacher Appreciation Day May 7th and it's getting close to the end of the year. In a state where teachers are paid the lowest of all 50 states, a verbal recognition of their efforts is...


Big Sandy Students prove they are Superior at State Music Festival

The Big Sandy High School music program qualified twenty events for the state music festival held at Helena High School on May 3rd & 4th. Under the direction of Susan Walker and with the...

 By Tyler Lane    News    May 8, 2019

Green Acres

Cytospora Canker The fungal disease Cytospora canker is common in Montana and is most damaging on Colorado and Norway spruces. The first indications of Cytospora canker are dying lower branches with bluish-white-colored resin flowing from cankered ar...

 By Alicia Bjornestad    News    May 8, 2019

FFA sponsors Donkey Basketball

Last Tuesday the FFA members and advisor, Mr. Taylor, held a fundraiser at the Big Sandy High School. The fundraiser was the annual donkey basketball game with different teams and good concessions!...

 News    May 8, 2019

VFW News The Running Report

District Two Meeting. On Saturday, April 27, thirty-five members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary visited Fort Benton to participate in the 2019 Spring Meeting. Twenty Veterans and fifteen Auxiliary representing eight of the twelve...

 News    May 8, 2019

DPHHS reminds Montanans to take precautions to avoid hantavirus this spring

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) and local public health agencies remind Montanans and visitors to the state to be aware of the risk of hantavirus and to take precautions to avoid exposures to rodents, their droppings and...

 News    May 8, 2019

HCE Holding 74th Annual Meeting of Members on May 11th

Hill County Electric Cooperative, Inc. (HCE) will be holding its 74th Annual Meeting of Members on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the Student Union Building on the campus of Montana State University-Northern in Havre, MT. The physical address is 300...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    May 1, 2019

Job Well Done: Final Water Lines Being Finished in Big Sandy

According to Mayor Shaud Schwarzbach they have about 1,000 linear feet to go before they are finished. When the lines are completed all projects around Big Sandy have been accomplished. If you take a...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    May 1, 2019

The Struggles the Miracles: Hudson's Journey

It's time once again for Hudson Baumgarn, son of Colby and Rachael Baumgarn, to have his third open heart surgery at the age of four. Hudson has Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) and without medi...

 News    May 1, 2019

F.E. Miley Elementary students wear Blue for 'Autism Awareness'

F.E. Miley Elementary students showed Awareness for Autism Thursday, by wearing blue "Awareness for Autism shirts donated by the Big Sandy Rotary Club.... Full story


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