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 By Zoe Merrill    News    February 1, 2023 

Legislation Needed for Educational Professionals

According to usafacts.org from an article called “Teachers in the US face low pay relative to their level of education, which was published on November 11, 2022, “the average teacher makes less than the average full-time earner in every state...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    February 1, 2023 

The Big Sandy Gun Show brought out a big Crowd

The Big Sandy Gun Show took place last weekend and was deemed a great success by the vendors and organizers. The event typically draws several hundred people into the community over the course of the...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    February 1, 2023 

Big Sandy FFA Goes to Texas

The Big Sandy High School Ag Program took 12 kids and 3 adults to Texas two weeks ago to attend the Fort Worth Stock Show. This is nearly double the number of students who are typically able to...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    February 1, 2023 

Green Acres

MSU Extension Chouteau County Has Hay Probe and Nutrition Decision Software Sampling of hay is essential to livestock management. Hay sampling is best accomplished with a hollow core probe consisting of a stainless-steel tube and a sharp cutting...

 
 By Jessica Ophus    News    February 1, 2023 

BSMC Patient Recognition Week February 1-7

This week, our hats are off to you, the people of our community. What is a hospital without its patients? This facility was built over 50 years ago with none other than the people of the Big Sandy area in mind. It is the people who founded BSMC. It i...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    January 25, 2023

Why we don't feed the deer

When I had energy and more time I loved to plant flowers and vegetable. Only to be frustrated to wake up in the morning and have them eaten to the ground. Deer loved my flowers. They would come and mu...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    January 25, 2023

Our Food Bank is Thankful for the Big Sandy Community

The Big Sandy Food Bank has emerged from the 2022 holiday season having served more families than ever before. Between the Angel Tree Basket program, F.E. Miley's Thanksgiving food boxes, and the...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    January 25, 2023

The Big Sandy Booster Club Needs a Boost

The Big Sandy Booster Club makes a significant impact on our student athletes and participants in extracurricular activities. I spoke with Cheryl Strutz about the club’s direct impact on our kids. Cheryl is a member of the Booster Club and the...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    January 25, 2023

Green Acres

Grasshopper Management Q&A I hear ranchers can get assistance from the USDA in grasshopper spraying. Who do I contact? Contact Eric Norderud at 406-449-5210 or erik.d.norderud@usda.gov. Please have a breakdown of private acres and government acres be...

 
 By Jessica Ophus    News    January 25, 2023

The Tea at BSMC

Often when people think of any medical facility, the first people that come to mind are the doctors and nurses providing care there. It makes sense as these staff often have the most contact with the patients. However, there are so many “behind the...

 
 By Lindsay Boyce    News    January 18, 2023

American Legion 6th annual Coyote Derby Results

The 6th Annual Big Sandy American Legion Coyote Derby was off to a rocky start a couple of weeks ago when freezing rain shut down the roads from Great Falls to Big Sandy. However, this didn't stop man...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    January 18, 2023

Dr. Derik Powell and Highwood Dental Studio are now open

Dr. Derik Powell will be Big Sandy's new dentist. Derik and his wife both graduated from CMR in Great Falls. He completed undergraduate degrees from Montana State before attending Dental School at...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    January 18, 2023

The Big Sandy Booster Club Needs Volunteers & Support

The community of Big Sandy has always impressed me with their wholehearted support of local sports and student activities. You always see the stands full at basketball games and the sidelines crowded for the football team. When the team bus rolls out...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    January 18, 2023

Facts on how the brain works with ADHAD

Being the parent of a child with ADHD can be frustrating. Careless mistakes, clutter, distraction, fighting over school, dealing with their messiness, and a slew of other “quirks” make their schooling and daily lives challenging to say the...

 

Green Acres

Calving Workshop in Havre Calving season is right around the corner and it is always good to be prepared for all that the season will throw at you. MSU Extension Hill County will be hosting a Calving Workshop on February 1, 2023 from 5:30 pm – 8pm...

 
 By Jessica Ophus    News    January 18, 2023

The Tea at BSMC

Did you see last week’s article about the generous donation of land for the new clinic building? It is so good to see the community continuing to support this locally owned facility! As the new building gets established and services begin to take...

 

Rotary Chrsitmas Light Contest Results

The Big Sandy Rotary Club us excited about the display of pride and joy shown by the community during the holiday season. The great display of lights and pride give hope to all of us. The Rotary club is pleased to select some of our citizens as real...

 

Deadline approaching for IB scholarships

Independence Bank is proud to offer scholarship opportunities for incoming first-year students planning to attend Montana State University-Northern. To be eligible, students must graduate from a high school in Hill, Blaine, Phillips, Valley,...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    January 11, 2023

Tenley Keller Epperson and The Superbowl of Rodeo

Up front, I know nothing about horses, so when I heard one of our own had a horse competing in the Superbowl of Rodeos, the National Finals Rodeos, I just had to get a story. Laci Keller Christenson...

 
 By Ron Wiens    News    January 11, 2023

Generous Donation Starts New Year Celebration for Big Sandy Medical Center

Only three days into the new year and Big Sandy Medical Center (BSMC) is celebrating the generous donation of a large corner lot located across the street from the hospital’s main facility. The donors, Lance Peterson and his sister, Michelle...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    January 11, 2023

Dr. Indiana Sietsema Part 2: The Saga Continues...

In 1923,Big Sandy won their first football district championship and were highly favored to win state. Several days later, the title was stripped from them and their trip to the state championship...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    January 11, 2023

Green Acres

New informational Guide on Noxious and Invasive Weed Management A new informational guide EBO242 is now available at the Chouteau County Extension office. It is titled Revegetation Guidelines: Considering Invasive and Noxious Weeds. The guide was...

 
 By Kody Farmer    News    January 11, 2023

Big Sandy Gun Show set for January 27-29

The Big Sandy Gun Show returns January 27-28-29, 2023 at Jerry Martin Hall, 115 Johannes Avenue in Big Sandy. The three day event has a little something for everyone and fans of Gun Shows certainly won’t want to miss this one. The Show has a large...

 
 By Jessica Ophus    News    January 11, 2023

The Tea at BSMC

You've probably seen the clinic building sitting just across the street from the medical center. This building will have a large waiting room, multiple patient rooms, and offices too. You will...

 

SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE

Big Sandy Medical Services Foundation was established to foster better healthcare in the Big Sandy community. Their way of doing this is to encourage and assist young people who wish to pursue training in the healthcare field by offering...

 

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