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MHSA Releases Guidelines for Winter Sports

Basketball and wrestling seasons are just around the corner, though they were originally slated to begin this week. The Montana High School Association (MHSA) pushed back the start of winter sports until December 7th, in an effort to allow the state...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    November 18, 2020 

Heather Wolery: Big Sandy School's Princpal

Several years ago, Heather Wolery read "Pete the Cat's Groovy Guide to Life" during her speech to Big Sandy's graduating class. She chose the book because when she started teaching 3rd grade at FE...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    November 18, 2020 

Geocaching, a family fun activity

My wife and I discovered Geocaching a little over a decade ago while on a double date with a friend from work and his wife. We went to a local park and with our GPS-enabled cell phones in hand, raced...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    November 18, 2020 

Green Acres

If we continue to have drought conditions, grasshopper pest populations will explode this spring. One insecticide available is Dimilin 2L. Below are a few facts about Dimilin 2L. • Dimilin 2L is an insecticide that interferes with molting. This...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    November 18, 2020 

Getting By

To continue the theme of American Diabetes month in November, self-care for people with diabetes is important and necessary to manage the chronic condition. Self-care can help people with diabetes feel better and reduce the risks of complications....

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    November 11, 2020

Koren War Veteran, Chuck Comp

One of my favorite school activities is the Veterans Programs that were held these last few years. The afternoon started with a free meal for the Veterans at Senior Citizens. Afterward, you would go...

 

Cinda Pearson, 13 years as F.E. Miley school secretary

Anyone in the last 13 years who has had reason to call or visit the elementary school has been greeted by the warm and cheerful voice of Cinda Pearson. Cinda is the school secretary at FE Miley...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    November 11, 2020

Green Acres

Managing horticultural landscapes and house plants in November is important to healthy production during the growing season. Below are a few recommendations for Chouteau County gardeners. • Apply protective mulches to perennial beds. • Use a...

 

How Covid-19 has Affected Our School

Angie Sant, Amaya Edwards, Lily Winderl, and Josalynn Genereux Big Sandy High School has experienced large scale change. From a typical school experience to learning behind a screen last spring, and...

 

Big Sandy High School Job Shadowers

A couple weeks ago , Big Sandy's Personal Finance class sent students to local businesses and the Elementary school to do some job Shadowing. The Mountaineer had 4 students come and experirence teh...

 

The Big Sandy Grocery Store pandemic challenge

The pandemic in Montana is entering its ninth month and the Big Sandy Grocery Store has been serving our community throughout the whole ordeal. This time of unusual stress has brought with it...

 

BEAR PAW DEVELOPMENT WANTS CITIZEN INPUT ON DRAFT CEDS DOCUMENT

30-day comment period opens for Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy HAVRE, November 5, 2020 – Bear Paw Development Corporation (BPDC) is seeking input from area residents regarding the draft 2020 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    November 4, 2020

Masks/ No Masks, that is the question

Upon researching Covid-19 on the CDC website, I found 8,911 results. If I just searched masks, I found 6,112 results on masks. The first travel-related case of COVID-19 in the United States was on January 21, 2020. The first Person-to Person spread...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    November 4, 2020

After 43 Years Brumwell's Retire

After 43 years of teaching in Big Sandy, Larry and Chris Brumwell are retiring. The couple came to Big Sandy in 1978, right out of college and have served our town for their entire careers. Chris...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    November 4, 2020

Covid-19 and the school

The 2019-2020 school year ended in an unusual manner when the pandemic triggered national lockdowns. Big Sandy Schools shifted to a distance learning model for the last few months of the school year, while the the community went into lockdown. With...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    November 4, 2020

Green Acres

On behalf of the Chouteau County Extension Office, Janell and I would like to Congratulate Julia on this achievement. The Montana Symbol of Excellence (SOE ) program annually recognizes both 4-H and FFA youth and hog breeders who raise market hogs th...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    October 28, 2020

Voting in 2020

The 2020 Primary Elections had higher than normal turnout. Statewide there are 696, 262 Registered Voters; of that 382,072 voted making it a 54.87% turnout. Chouteau County has 3,490 registered voters; 2,244 voted for a 64% turnout. Voting is a...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    October 28, 2020

Demrece Keller 17 years teaching in Big Sandy

"I thank God daily for having a job like this. It's wonderful. To be able to work with inquisitive minds is truly a blessing," was the reply I got from Demrece Keller when I asked how she liked...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    October 28, 2020

Jessica Ophus writes a book "Bonus Love"

"...Having someone new in your life does not mean that there is less love, but in fact, there is more. Having a Bonus Mom means having Bonus Love." This is one of the main messages in Bonus Love: A...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    October 28, 2020

Green Acres

Diagnosing injury to plants from herbicides can be difficult. A new guide (EB0232) from Montana State University is intended to aid in assessing and identifying potential non-target herbicide injury. Knowing when and what was applied is vital for...

 

Chouteau County Cancer Support Group Celebrates 15th Anniversary

As the Cancer Support Group prepares to celebrate their 15th anniversary in November your help is needed. We are preparing for this celebration and would like you to help us during the month of October. You are invited to share WHAT DOES THE...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    October 28, 2020

Getting by

November is observed as American Diabetes Month. This is an opportunity to share information about diabetes, making people aware of what it is and why it is important to manage diabetes when diagnosed or even prevent it.34. What is diabetes? Simply...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    October 28, 2020

Big Sandy School Board meeting

During public comment, the problem with car congestion by school pickup areas was brought forward and discussed. Big Sandy Booster club was present and talked to the school board members about the Pioneer logo the booster club uses. There is no...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    October 28, 2020

City Council Discuss but waits to take action

The City Council met in the City Hall’s big room, with appropriate spacing, even though some still attended the meeting by Zoom, including this reporter. There were three city employees and two guests present. The meeting started as usual with the...

 

Pioneers Sports Updates

This week begins the junior high basketball season. Returning as the Pioneers girls coach is Travis Baumann and new to our boys program this year is Katie Nicholson. This season will prove to look differently than those of years past. There will be...

 

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