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 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 20, 2019 

Rotary Club "Midnight Masquerade" banquet a huge success

Nona Danreuther won the grand prize of $3,000 at Saturday's Rotary Banquet. Second Grand Prize of four tires or $1,000 in store credit at Tilleman's was won by Lyle McKeever. A glider chair was won...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 20, 2019 

Motivational Speaker, John Parker has message for Students "Inspired to be Kind"

Big Sandy Booster Club sponsored John Parker, a motivational speaker, and his daughter Taylor. He spoke to every student. Grade School students discovered how they were like super heroes. Here is a...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 20, 2019 

In Gratitude Beaudette's Receive a Red Sox Game

Amber and Randy Beaudette didn't want a goodbye article written when they left, and I honored their request. I do remember on one of their last nights in Big Sandy, they were sitting in an ambulance... Full story

 By Tyler Lane    News    March 20, 2019 

Green Acres

Peter Kolb (Montana State University Extension Forester) will be teaching gardeners about tree trimming, tree disease management and tree insect pest management on Thursday, April 4th from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Chouteau County Memorial...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 20, 2019 

Dan Cushman Archives Opportunity

There is an opportunity for the residents of Big Sandy to preserve our history. I've read about Dan Cushman but to tell the truth have never read a single thing he wrote. After reviewing a number of...

 By Bruce Auchly    News    March 20, 2019 

Spring is for the Young

Not all creatures have given up on spring ever happening. Some are counting on it. And soon. Great horned owls and Canada geese are sitting on eggs now, or soon will be. Two totally different Montana...

 By Janell Barber    News    March 20, 2019 

Getting By

Been wondering what the chia seed craze is about? Who remembers the catchy tune – “cha, cha, cha, chia”? These are indeed the same seeds that grew into the green “fur” of the popular Chia Pets and other characters. Now, chia seeds have...

 By Amanda Bold Schaub    News    March 20, 2019 

It's just a piece of dirt, and other lies I tell myself

*Inspired by a true friend, her bottle of wine, and my bottle of whiskey. Growing up in the middle of nowhere watching my parents squeeze a living out of the Missouri Breaks Gumbo, I heard them...

 News    March 20, 2019 

Big Sandy Medical Foundation Services Scholarship deadline in March 31

Big Sandy Medical Services Foundation would like to remind high school seniors and college students who are pursuing a medical career that the deadline for their scholarship applications is March 31, 2019. For the 2019-2020 college year, up to three...

 News    March 20, 2019 

Be a lifesaver: Give blood with the Red Cross this spring

HELENA, Mont. (March 18, 2019) — Eligible blood donors of all blood types – especially type O – are urged to give blood through the American Red Cross now to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients this spring. By giving blood, do...

 By Stephanie Overbay    News    March 20, 2019 

February Blood Drive was a great success

On Wednesday February 27, 2019 we had another successful blood drive. We had an amazing turn out that helped us yield 31 units of blood. The Red Cross was also able to register 2 first time donors ,...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 20, 2019 

Student Athletes for the 4th-5th and 6th Grade Basketball

This year the grade school basketball program is trying something different. Besides just practicing after school and having games on weekends, the coaching staff want them to know that working hard...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 13, 2019

"Agriculture is the Most Healthful, Most Useful and Most Noble Employment of Man"

"Agriculture is the most healthful, most useful and most noble employment of man." –George Washington Agriculture has from the beginning of our nation been the driving force of our country. During...


Big Sandy students win honors at regional Science fair

Five Big Sandy High School students competed in the Hi-Line Regional Science Fair at MSU Northern on March 5th. Hope Gasvoda, a junior, will be representing the Hi-Line at the Intel International...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 13, 2019

Kira Witmar, New K-12 Special Ed Teacher

Kira Witmar was born in the Philippians. She was raised in New Mexico. She served in the Air Force and moved to a few states. After the Air Force, they moved to Missouri because her husband's family... Full story

 By Jodi Thornton    News    March 13, 2019

Rotary Banquet will feature music by "The Wortman Girls"

The time to get a Rotary Banquet ticket is slipping away with the banquet scheduled for this Saturday March 16, 7:00 p.m. with doors opening at 6:00 p.m. There are still tickets available for anyone...

 By Tyler Lane    News    March 13, 2019

Green Acres

Montana State University Entomologist will be presenting to Gardeners in Fort Benton Laurie Kerzicnik (Montana State University Associate Extension Specialist and Insect Diagnostician) will be teaching gardeners about Insect Identification on Thursda...


Shed Hunters Should Give Wildlife a Break

Late winter can be a stressful time for deer and elk with deep snow, limited food options and depleted fat reserves. That’s why Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is asking shed hunters and other recreationists to give deer and elk their space until...


FSA deadline for NAP Coverage is March 15

March 15th is the application closing date for 2019 NAP coverage on spring-seeded crops. NAP provides risk protection for most crops that you cannot insure through your MPCI agent. A partial list of NAP-eligible crops in Chouteau County would...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 13, 2019

Grade school holds Science Fair

The F.E. Miley Gifted and Talented Program held a Science Fair with presenters form the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade. The 4th grade presenters were: David Morsette with "M&M Survival Challenge; Keira Oats...

 By Janell Barber    News    March 13, 2019

Getting By

HOW TO TALK TO KIDS ABOUT WEIGHT AND OBESITY Weight is a sensitive subject for many, especially for children and teens. Concerns about body image and gaining weight are affecting kids at a very young age. Careful attention in deciding how to talk to...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 13, 2019

Agronomy is the Future in Agriculture

Brion Torgerson's praises his team for creating an agronomy program available to all farmers no matter what color of tractor they drive. "We are always looking forward into the future and asking where...


Montana FSA: USDA Commodity Loans Available to Montana Producers

Farm Service Agency reminds Montana producers that Marketing Assistance Loans (MALs) and Loan Deficiency Payments (LDPs) are available to help producers through periods of low market prices. The 2014...

 By Dana Darlington    News    March 13, 2019

Save the Cowboy, Part Two

The second action that makes American Prairie Reserve (APR) not popular among local communities is their current land acquisition and their future plans to amass 3.5 million acres in order to create...

 By Jan Suszkiw    News    March 13, 2019

Study Clarifies U.S. Beef's Resource Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

WASHINGTON, DC, March 11, 2019—A fuller picture is emerging of the environmental footprint of beef in the United States. An Agricultural Research Service (ARS)-led team has completed a comprehensive life-cycle analysis quantifying the resource use...


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