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 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 7, 2021 

Kulbeck was sworn in as Big Sandy's new City Council member and New Pool was discussed

Mayor Shaud Schwarzbach mentioned that the pivot soil samples had been taken. Diane Labuda from the Big Sandy Pool Committee attended the meeting and reported on the recent meeting held with KLJ...

 
 News    April 7, 2021 

Rotary Banquet will be April 24

The annual Rotary banquet will be held on Saturday, April 24 at 6:00 in the Big Sandy High School gymnasium. The theme this year is Camelot, so join us in your finest royalty attire. Tickets are $100 again, which includes 2 prime rib dinners and...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 7, 2021 

Big Sandy Paraprofessionals win award

A surprise assembly at the F. E. Miley school was held to award Amy Terry, Alma Terry, Cat Lopez, Brittany Sherburn, Cheryl Ostrom, and Dick Thornton the Paraeducator/Teacher Team of the Year award....

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    April 7, 2021 

Triangle Sponsors Food Bank Raffle

The Big Sandy Food Bank is raffling off a half a pig to raise money to support their food distribution program. Tickets are $5 and the drawing will be held April 30th. They can be purchased from the Senior Center, the offices of the Big Sandy...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    April 7, 2021 

Green Acres

The Chouteau County Soil Moisture Survey was started by Judee Wargo in 1993 to assist farmers in determining recropping potential on cereal grain stubble. After 28 years, the Chouteau County Extension Office continues to compile data for determining...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    April 7, 2021 

Getting By

The food being promoted through Montana Harvest of the Month for April is chickpeas. Harvest of the Month is a program which showcases Montana grown foods. You will see posters and events in the schools, other education facilities and healthcare...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 31, 2021

County Commissioner, Darlington Reports on Road Status

Three months in Rick Darlington, County Commissioner, reports, “It’s been really good, not a lot of snow removal this winter, with the open winter we saved a lot of money. We have a big job ahead of us to try and get them (the road) all...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    March 31, 2021

Holy Week Church Services

Last year, I preached the Good Friday and Easter Morning Services to an empty room with a camera set up to stream everything to Facebook. All of the other churches in town, and across the country,...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 31, 2021

Florence Dedman Animal Shelter and Foundation

Answering a third grader’s concern about finding a home for all the stray animals, especially feral cats, I thought I would ask first at the Dedman Animal Shelter. Nikki Jones has been the director for three years. She admitted that the topic of...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 31, 2021

Jaesun Yirsa takes 3rd at state for his Patriots Pin essay contest

Jaesun Yirsa is a 7th grade home school student and the son of Petra and Justin Yirsa. Jaesun said he likes writing and has a very patriotic family. “It’s an honor for me.” Marty and Tamee...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    March 31, 2021

Green Acres

With the coming of spring and warmer weather conditions, snakes are through hunkering down for the winter making human encounters more likely. For many, snakes evoke feelings of uneasiness to outright panic. Montana only has 10 native snake species o...

 

ALBERT & MARY BOLD SCHOLARSHIP & BSMSF SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES NEAR

Albert & Mary Bold Scholarship of $600 will be awarded to a member of the Big Sandy community who is obtaining a degree in nursing or a medical science. The recipient must demonstrate a strong moral character, be a member of the Big Sandy community,...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 31, 2021

Tilleman Equipment introduces a new disc cultivator

Tilemean equipment would like to introduce a new Disc stubble cultivators SWIFTERDISC which are short concept cultivators designed for high-quality and fast stubble cultivation with a working depth of up to 5.5“, which the BEDNAR brand produces in...

 

DPHHS Provides Update on COVID-19 Variants in Montana

DPHHS Provides Update on COVID-19 Variants in Montana State health agency continues to work with CDC on surveillance for variant strains Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials announced today the state now has 19 total...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 24, 2021

Mountaineer helping with shoe drive

The Big Sandy Mountaineer has offered their back room to be a collection site for the Billings-based Provision International. People with a footwear surplus can donate their used shoes, boots, heels...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    March 24, 2021

The Rotary's Annual Easter Egg Hunt Resumes

The Big Sandy Rotary Club will be hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 3rd at 11 AM sharp. The event will take place at the Big Sandy Airport. The event is open to children who are...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 24, 2021

Prairie Blossoms Floral Opens in Old Library

The Prairie Blossoms Floral opens in the old library next to the soil conservation office. The Prairie Blossom Floral will be opening in conjunction with the Crafting Corner. The flower shop is open...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    March 24, 2021

This year, Gardeners have a local potting soil supplier

With the arrival of Spring, Big Sandy's gardening and landscaping communities have a local source for buying high quality soil. For the last couple of years, Dan Matthew has been selling Glacier Gold...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    March 24, 2021

Green Acres

Hay U Webinar Montana State University Extension Pondera County is sponsoring the first Hay U Webinar for livestock producers. The Webinar will address how to establish a good stand of hay, forage pest management, hay storage, hay quality and hay...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 24, 2021

Lehman's 62 years of True Value service

Ed Lehman told me his father opened the business in 1959. That is 62 years of doing business as Lehman’s True Value, the only hardware store in Chouteau County. The Mountaineer encourages shopping at home, and Lehman’s True Value Hardware is the...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 24, 2021

Omega Seed drills available at TillemanEquipment

Tilleman Equipment in Havre is excited to offer the new OMEGA seed drills with a working width of 9‘ to 26‘ are universal seed drills with tillage and seeding concept done in one pass, designed for sowing directly into stubble and land with a...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    March 24, 2021

Getting By

There are three methods people can transfer their property to beneficiaries when they pass away. The three methods are: contractual arrangements, written wills or Montana intestate succession statutes (laws for those who did not have a written...

 

Call to get on a COVID-19 Vaccine list

The Big Sandy Pharmacy is required to follow the priority set by the state of Montana. Phase 1A is nearing completion. It is Frontline healthcare workers, Long-term Care and Assisted Living Facilities, Healthcare workers with direct patient contact...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 17, 2021

Priorities of articles

My granddaughter, Dorothea, inspired this article. She and I were driving home when she said, "You own the Mountaineer. It is a very important job." And without skipping a beat, she told me after she...

 

School Board Elections, May 4, 2021

The annual school election will be held Tuesday, May 4, 2021 by mail ballot. Ballots will be mailed out on Friday, April 16, 2021 and accepted until 8:00 p.m. on May 4th. Two trustee’s terms are expiring this year: Kelly Rutledge and Heather...

 

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