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Mountaineer Increases ad prices

I have struggled with this for a year now, hoping I would not have to increase the cost of advertisements. However, when Havre Daily’s newspaper print broke down, and I had to have Helena print the paper, the price of printing rose four times what...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    September 21, 2022 

Pioneer Parent Organization Forms to Support teachers

The organizational meeting of the Pioneer Parent Organization met at the Big Sandy Library. The purpose is to find ways to support the teachers of Big Sandy. Both teachers and parents will belong to...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    September 21, 2022 

Medical Center Board Still Looking for a Permanent CEO

Ron Wiens is still the acting CEO; however, the Medical Center is still looking for a permanent CEO. Anyone interested in the position should contact the Medical Center to require how to apply. I attended the monthly board meeting of the Board of...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    September 21, 2022 

Michelle Danreuther plays for La-La-La-Library Card Sign-Up Month

The Big Sandy Library kicked off Library Card Sign-Up Month with the first of a series of live musical performances when Michelle Danreuther played piano for library patrons the afternoon of Tuesday,...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    September 21, 2022 

Green Acres

October is a Great Time to Order Shelterbelt Trees The Montana Conservation Seedling Nursery (MCSN) will be receiving orders on October 1st 2022. Rocky Mountain Juniper is the most popular windbreak species and sells out quite quickly. If you are int...

 

Alex Worrall wins Best In Show for Showmanship

During the county fair, I set out to write articles highlighting incoming seniors with long histories of involvement in FFA and 4H competition. Both of the students I interview, Lance Rutledge and...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    September 14, 2022

Disastrous Bear Paws Fire

It was a scorching day, over 100 degrees, with a strong wind of plus 20 miles an hour. Red flags warning were out when the fire alarm went off in Big Sandy. It was the kind of day that everyone...

 

FE Miley's New Second Grade Teacher: Sydnie Stellpflug

"It's been awesome," explained Sydnie Stellpflug, the new Second Grade teacher, when I asked her about her experience at F.E. Miley Elementary School. "As a first year teacher, I was super nervous. I...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    September 14, 2022

Medical Guild Rummage Sale a Go!

It's great to have it back! Everyone has missed the Medical Guild rummage sale. Twenty-nine people came to the luncheon, and ten of those were new younger people. Lisa Sipler was extremely happy to...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    September 14, 2022

Green Acres

Fall Management of Cheatgrass in Fallow Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum), also commonly called downy brome, is a problematic weed in winter wheat and in rangeland throughout Montana. Cheatgrass typically germinates in the autumn, overwinters, and...

 

Harvest Fest, September 17

Harvest Festival 2022 will be an afternoon of fun, food, and entertainment for all ages. Starting right at 1 pm you’ll recognize the carnival games for the kiddos and a new bounce house! Jim Dumas’ Blue-Ribbon Cheddar Brats will be served...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    September 14, 2022

Editorial

One of the most frustrating things I deal with at the Mountaineer is that we are only a weekly. The time frame of getting things in often feels late after the fact. Also, it creates issues for people who want their information in the paper but get...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    September 7, 2022

Big Sandy Senior Center thriving in the first month

The Senior Center has been open for one month. By their own admission when it first opened, they needed to work on it to make it run smoother. They’ve done that now. There are many things that are making it work. The most amazing thing is the numbe...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    September 7, 2022

The Catholic Church's annual Harvest Fest is scheduled for Saturday, September 17th

Committee members Jessica Ophus, Judy Yirsa, Sarah Sura, and Kathy Camp have taken an idea and made it, even after just one year, an event everyone looks forward to. My grandchildren spent the entire...

 

Big Sandy COG Brisket Cook-Off September 25

Big Sandy Church of God will be hosting its 11th annual Brisket Cook-Off September 25th. The barbecue will be served up to guests at 1 PM. Everyone is invited and the meal is free. Come out and join...

 

Havre Farmers Market: Flowers, Jewelry, Food and Live Music

Throughout the summer, and for two more weeks, the Havre Chamber of Commerce has hosted a farmers market. The market itself happens right in the town square on the Hi-Line, on the edge of the...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    September 7, 2022

Green Acres

Six 4-H and FFA Youth Meet Excellence Criteria for Livestock Carcass Quality The 2022 Chouteau County 4-H and FFA livestock carcass contest took place at Pioneer Meats in Big Timber. A total of 60 Chouteau County animals were evaluated for carcass qu...

 

2022 Chouteau County Fair – 4-H and FFA Results

4-H and FFA members from across Chouteau County had a very busy and successful 2022 Chouteau County Fair. 4-H and FFA members work hard in anticipation of this time of year. The following is a list...

 

Big Sandy Rotary to host Punt, Pass & Kick Competition

Young football fans will have the opportunity to exhibit their football skills when the Big sandy Rotary Club hosts the 19th annual Punt, Pass & Kick competition on Chili Fee night Friday, September 30th. Beginning right after school on Friday at...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    August 31, 2022

Firemen's Concert was well attended, raising $24,000 for area Fire Departments

It was a very successful Fireman's Auction at Loma this last weekend. The auction, which goes into the general fund to help pay for the event, brought in over $10,000. Overall they raised over $24,000...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    August 31, 2022

MAT performs Macbeth for Shakespeare in Beaver Creek

The Montana Actor's Theater production of Macbeth ran for three showings in Beaver Creek State Park over the weekend of August 25th through the 28th. The choice of venue and scale of the production...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    August 31, 2022

FFA & 4H Senior Spotlight: Jaycee Worrall

Incoming Big Sandy High School senior, Jaycee Worrall, excelled in this year's County Fair FFA competitions and her 4H leadership project entry. This year, she entered a steer named Gerald and a pig n...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    August 31, 2022

Green Acres

September Horticulture Management Managing horticultural landscapes in September is essential to healthy production during the growing season. Below are a few recommendations for Chouteau County gardeners. • The average first frost is September 15...

 

Big Sandy Medical Center Expanding Services

First, I have to say, as the Interim CEO for Big Sandy Medical Center, how much I’ve appreciated the warm welcome and engaging conversations with so many of you already and looking forward to meeting others of you as the weeks go on. And it’s...

 

Main Street Update!

When asked the status of the storm drain project, he said, "It's a mess!" And then he laughed. They are still on target; instead of paving the east side when scheduled, they decided to pave both...

 

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