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 By Zoe Merrill    News    September 23, 2020 

Big Sandy Booster Club continues to support the schools

The monthly meeting of the Big Sandy Booster Club was held on September 8th. During this time, when so many activities have been canceled, the Booster Club is trying to maintain a positive approach n supporting the activities of the Big Sandy...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    September 23, 2020 

Sheri Otto Moore home town girl still teaching

Big Sandy's own Sheri Otto Moore brings a wide range of talents, interests, and genuine care for her students to her work educating third graders at FE Miley Elementary School. Sheri is on her 8th...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    September 23, 2020 

Yanci Phillips, celebrates her fifth birthday--Miracle

Yanci Phillips celebrated her 5th birthday last Wednesday, September 15th. Her mother, Karli Phillips explains: "It's a HUGE deal because before she was born, we were prepped that she might live an...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    September 23, 2020 

Green Acres

The eastern heath snail is the only snail species that climbs to the top of the vegetation to keep cool. This behavior is the main identifier for the species. If you live in other areas of the county and have discovered this species in the tops of...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    September 23, 2020 

Getting By

I cannot let September slip by without putting information out about this month being National Sewing Month. The past six months have sparked a surge of more people sewing. Motivations of why people sew vary from stress reliever to a way to save...

 

Election Judge Training

The Chouteau County Elections office is looking for election judges. In order to serve as an election judge, it is mandatory to attend a training session and be certified. The training sessions will cover the duties and responsibilities of an...

 
 By Jessica Ophus    News    September 23, 2020 

What's Happening at the Hospital?

Fall is upon us and, with the changing colors in the trees, come changes at BSMC. You know what they say...life is about change. Nothing ever stays the same! Among some of the changes happening at the...

 

Big Sandy Ambulance receives grant money for new Rig

The Big Sandy Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Department is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of the Montana Department of Transportation EMS Grant Program Award. The department has been awarded $196,200, which is 90% of the cost of a new...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    September 16, 2020

Revolutionizing School Safety

I was able to talk to Jason Gardiner, CEO of Kart Kleen Technologies, last week about the development of a mobile disinfecting unit that would allow students to clean their personal belongings before they entered the school. Along with company...

 

Mrs. Hanson, enlightening the first graders of Big Sandy for 5 years

For the past five years, Big Sandy's first grade students have been taught by the energetic and cheerful Mrs. Katie Hanson. Mrs. Hanson was born and raised here in Big Sandy. She cites a long term...

 

Big Sandy Street Names and Why

Since I moved to Big Sandy, I have always called the road that runs through the middle of downtown "Main Street." I have heard quite a few other people refer to it by the same name. It wasn't until I...

 

Pioneer Athletics & Spectator Information for the Week

This week, the Pioneer Volleyball team hits the road, playing Hays-Lodgepole on Thursday evening (date change from the original schedule) and CJI on Saturday. As of press time, no spectators are allowed at Hays, though you can watch the volleyball...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    September 16, 2020

Green Acres

The following information was prepared by Kevin Wanner (MSU Extension Entomologist). Emerging winter wheat can be particularly vulnerable to damage by grasshoppers. The larger adult stage grasshoppers are more difficult to control and can move into...

 

Getting By

FRIDAY FOOD PRESERVATION 101 Finding your freezer stuffed and no room to put your fresh seasonal produce to enjoy this winter? Canning may be your answer. Canning does require some specific steps to ensure a safe, shelf-stable product. Montana State...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    September 9, 2020

Two Months before Voting; Mail-in Ballots are safe

Lana Claassen, Chouteau County Clerk, from the Chouteau County Clerk and Reporters office, whose primary job is to ensure we have a fair and reliable voting process, is 99.99% sure voting is fair. Every person who is registered to vote has a...

 

Amy Terry: A new and special position

In a year with an unusually small number of staffing changes for Big Sandy schools, one major change isn't a new face. It's a well-loved teacher in a new role: Ms. Amy Terry has shifted to a...

 

Teaching music has it's challenges too

Running the school year safely during the COVID pandemic has been challenging and required significant precautions be taken. One of the courses that faces the biggest challenges in meeting safely is...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    September 9, 2020

Green Acres

According 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 populations this year could be...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    September 9, 2020

Rutledge's and Red Angus

Rutledges are not just my neighbor. Both Lance and Andrea Rutledge had impressive accomplishments in the Red Angus beef industry. Lance Rutledge was one of the 24 Nile Merit Heifer Program...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    September 9, 2020

Kris Kulbeck helps design a "game-changer"

You may have all seen this on TV Friday night but did not realize Big Sandy’s own Kris Kulbeck partially designed it. The TV story was about technology using UV lights to Kill COVID-19 germs. Kart Kleen Technologies showcased the system, “Freq...

 

Awards that were awarded to the 4-H and FFA members for the 2020 Chouteau County Fair

The following is a list of the 4-H and FFA member who received the top awards at the 2020 Chouteau County Fair and the businesses and individuals who generously sponsored the award. Top Rabbit Project – Faith Gasvoda – Sponsored by: Jay and Patri...

 

Spectator Covid-19 Expectations for this Week's Games

The Pioneers hit the road this week, traveling to Fort Benton on Thursday for volleyball and then onto Stanford on Friday to play DGS. The football team is also on the road, playing North Star in Rudyard. As I mentioned in last week’s article, the...

 

F.E.Miley has a new 2nd Grade teacher, Desmond Parker

The newest face at FE Miley Elementary School is actually a returning personality. Mr. Desmond Parker is the new 2nd Grade teacher. He is taking over from Amy Terry, who will be shifting to focus...

 
 By Anne Denning    News    September 2, 2020

Big Sandy held final Omoxsee of the season Sunday

If you have never been to an Omoxsee, you are missing something fun!! August 30 is the last meet for the season, but read this article, and you will be raring to attend next year. O-Mok-See comes from...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    September 2, 2020

Green Acres

The 2020 Chouteau County 4-H and FFA livestock carcass contest took place at Pioneer Meats in Big Timber. A total of 58 Chouteau County 4-H animals were evaluated for carcass quality by Mark King (MSU Extension Sweet Grass County). The purpose of...

 

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