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 By Zoe Merrill    News    September 15, 2021 

The City Council discussed increase costs in Storm Drain Project

All city council members were present at the last city council meeting except for Rich Jesperson, who had a tree limb removal accident. He was home from the hospital and healing from a concussion. All three of the city employees were present,...

 By Jessica Ophus    News    September 15, 2021 

Harvest Festival to replace Harvest Dinner, September 25

In lieu of the traditional Harvest Dinner, this year the ladies of the PCW at St. Margaret Mary's have decided to host a Harvest Festival instead. The Harvest Dinner has been hosted by the gals for... Full story

 By Steve Sibra    News    September 15, 2021 

Lawrence B. Green 1929-2021; A man of pebbles

Someone once criticized me, telling me, everything with you is a story. And I think he was right – but I don't take it as a criticism, I see it as acknowledgement of a gift, to be shared. This is... Full story

 By Tyler Lane    News    September 15, 2021 

Green Acres

Fall is a Great Time to Order Shelterbelt Trees The Montana Conservation Seedling Nursery (MCSN) is already receiving orders for shelter belt plantings. Rocky Mountain Juniper is the most popular windbreak species and sells out quite quickly. If you...


MSU Extension to offer estate and legacy planning learn-at-home course

BOZEMAN — Montana State University Extension and the Montana Community Foundation will collaborate to offer a new learn-at-home course that covers estate and legacy planning topics for Montanans. “Estate/Legacy Planning for Every Montanan” is...

 By Ann Denning    News    September 15, 2021 

United Methodist Women looking for members

UMW stands for United Methodist Women. We meet once a month at the Methodist church. We have a great time, a time that is interdenominational. This means we welcome anyone to attend and join us in worshiping God and donating to many charities in Big...


Winners at Chouteau County Fair

Agriculture Department: Youth Best of Show Herb Collection Joseph & Axel Brown Top Gardener Chase Kolthoff Adult Best of Show; Nancy Grossman in corn; Laurie Baumm in cabbage Top Gardener Sandy... Full story

 By Zoe Merrill    News    September 8, 2021

Medical Guild planning Rummage Sale set for Sept. 30 & Oct. 1

The Big Sandy Medical Guild had a good turnout for planning the annual rummage sale for their luncheon meeting. They canceled last year's event, but they plan to have the event from September...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    September 8, 2021

New Sports Reporters Enjoy Involvement

They are new to our community. Would you please welcome Gary and Carolyn Mosier? I am so excited for them to be here because they volunteered to help me cover the sports in our community, which can...


The Church of God Celebrates 100 years

Big Sandy Church of God is preparing for its 100 year birthday celebration, which will be held October 10th at the Church of God. The congregation is planning on celebrating the day by inviting the... Full story

 By Tyler Lane    News    September 8, 2021

Green Acres

2021 Pesticide Waste Disposal program will be in Central Region in September The 2021 Montana Department of Agriculture waste pesticide disposal program will take place in Central Montana. The first collection event will take place in Havre on Septem...


Chandee Bomgardner catering, a fair favorite for 32 years

This year marked the 28th year that Chandee Baumgardner has sold Indian Tacos at the Choteau County Fair. I spoke with Chandee while she was cooking flatbread in the deep fryer. It was obvious that...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    September 1, 2021

Townhall meeting about new drainage system September 15

On September15 at 7 p.m. at the City Hall, there will be a town meeting to discuss the new storm drainage system going down the main street, replacing the old nonworking drains on Johannes. The... Full story

 By Zoe Merrill    News    September 1, 2021

Big Sandy Schools starts as normal

The day before school started and I was visiting the FE Miley grade school for the open house. She was in the third grade and recognized me and just needed to tell me about everything she bought for... Full story

 By Zoe Merrill    News    September 1, 2021

Big names, Small town, Rad Skate Park

This last weekend the 10th annual was held at the Big Sandy Skate Park. There were around 200 people in attendance; the furthest away was Alex from Costa Rica. "Dan was coming from Brazil but...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    September 1, 2021

Green Acres

The 2021 Chouteau County 4-H and FFA livestock carcass contest took place at Pioneer Meats in Big Timber. A total of 55 Chouteau County 4-H animals were evaluated for carcass quality by Mark King (MSU Extension Sweet Grass County). The purpose of the...


New Pool News: Two Signs/One Story

Two signs with two fundraising thermometers now adorn the sidewalk near City Hall. Don’t be confused: there are NOT two swimming pool fundraising efforts going on; just one. The two signs and two thermometers are about a fundraiser within a...



HAVRE – Brooke Rudolph has recently been promoted to Consumer Lender/Operations Officer at Stockman Bank in Havre. Her responsibilities include developing and servicing consumer loans, and...


Autumn Stauffer's Heart Surgery

Autumn Stauffer, the four month old daughter of Caleb & Hannah Stauffer, underwent a second heart surgery August 23rd to treat a heart condition she was diagnosed with in utero. Most people... Full story

 By Zoe Merrill    News    August 25, 2021

Maris River Freedom Concert August 28

Paula Witt and her husband Todd, along with many others, have completed the dream of holding a free concert on their farm to celebrate and support county fire departments. Paula said, "it was my...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    August 25, 2021

Big Sandy School Board votes to open exercise room to public

At the last Big Sandy School Board Meeting, they voted to open the Fitness Center to the public again. The exercise room was first closed because of COVID-19. Recently they needed to put new flooring in the area, which also required to be sealed, so...

 By Erik Sietsema    News    August 25, 2021

Chouteau County "Pullin for the Fair" had something for everyone

The 2021 Chouteau County Fair drew some of its largest crowds ever after the 2020 hiatus. “It’s been very good. We’re happy to have the fair back again. We didn’t do it last year because of the Covid issue. Everybody seems to be happy to be...

 By Erik Sietsema    News    August 25, 2021

Casten Heppner & Demolition Derby

Casten Heppner's 2002 Crown Victoria made an impact on the competition while he represented Box Elder/Big Sandy in the Chouteau County Fair's demolition derby last weekend. "We are at the Mayhem on... Full story

 By Tyler Lane    News    August 25, 2021

Green Acres

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing the interim decision (ID) for the pesticide paraquat dichloride (paraquat) finalizing new, stronger safety measures to reduce exposure. The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act...


Big Sandy Senior Center starting News Letter

The Senior Center is starting a community newsletter called “Pioneer Pals.” The purpose of this newsletter is to bridge the gap between our schools and our community. It will tentatively feature two kids from the grade school, two kids from the...


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