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 By Zoe Merrill    News    November 24, 2021 

Celebrating Thanksgiving in Big Sandy

Thanksgiving is mostly a time to eat with extended family members. People travel home to celebrate together. Traditionally every family has its meal. Gramma makes something; others make a salad, two...

 By Erik Sietsema    News    November 24, 2021 

Thanksgivings in Big Sandy over the years

The American Farm Bureau Federation released its analysis of Thanksgiving meal costs for this year with the total cost of the meal rising around 15%. In particular, the cost of turkey has increased...

 By Erik Sietsema    News    November 24, 2021 

Frank Lenning shaping the math minds at Big Sandy High School

Frank Lenning is a passionate math teacher and is dedicated to teaching kids to the best of his ability. Anyone looking for proof of this claim needn't look any farther than the teacher's parking... Full story

 By Tyler Lane    News    November 24, 2021 

Green Acres

Christmas Tree Care There are many “tips” to caring for a Christmas tree that propose to make it last longer or stay greener. In truth, all a tree really needs to maintain freshness is adequate water. Longevity is easily achieved by using the pro...

 By Janell Barber    News    November 24, 2021 

Getting By

With the beginning of the holiday season comes gatherings centered around delicious and anticipated food. Let the focus be enjoying social interactions and tasty morsels of food and not about getting sick from foodborne illnesses. Below is a list of...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    November 24, 2021 

Big Sandy School Board Meeting

The student Council would like to bring Amberley Snyder, a motivational speaker, to Big Sandy High School. Snyder was in an accident, driving without a seat belt and over-corrected after looking down at a map. She was driving to compete in a...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    November 17, 2021

November 14 Town Council Meeting

During Public Comment, Lorrie Merrill informed the council that it would cost $380 for each main street user to use a camera to look and see if there are any issues with their sewer. They recommend doing it closer to the spring because any makers...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    November 17, 2021

Veteran's Honored by Big Sandy Students

For some reason, I always cry at the Veteran's Day Program. I thought it was because my daughter and her husband are veterans, but they have moved from Big Sandy. And I still found myself crying.... Full story


Armistice Day celebrated 100 years ago

Veterans Day was last week. The holiday always lands on the eleventh day of the eleventh month in recognition of Armistice Day, which was the day World War I ended in 1918. Woodrow Wilson announced... Full story


MSU Extension Chouteau County Has Hay Probe and Nutrition Decision Software

Sampling of hay is essential to livestock management. Hay sampling is best accomplished with a hollow core probe consisting of a stainless-steel tube and a sharp cutting end. The Chouteau County MSU Extension office has a hay probe available for...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    November 10, 2021

Community Decay Ordinance nears completion

The city council met to have a work meeting for Ordinance No 20021-1, Community Decay Ordinance. Besides the city council members, five residences attended and expressed their opinions about having such an ordinance. The next action the council is...


Veteran's Day Spotlight: Dale Morey

Veteran's Day is nearly upon us, and it is important to take the time to remember the men and women who served our country, ensuring our freedom and safety. "Freedom isn't free. That has been my...


Baroque Concert Tour visits Big Sandy

Sonata Tramontana -- “across the mountains,” Perhaps you have heard the saying by the old composer? “If it ain’t Baroque, don’t fix it!” This joke may be a groaner, but the upcoming free concert by Baroque Music Montana is sure to bring...


Green Acres

Grain Storage Inspections Should Begin Close to Thanksgiving Inspecting grain bins for pests on or before Thanksgiving is a great rule of thumb for Chouteau County producers. The Lesser grain borer Rhyzopertha dominica is one of the most injurious...


New Report Lists COVID-19 as Third Leading Cause of Death in Montana

State health officials continue to urge Montanans to get vaccinated The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) has released a new report that ranks COVID-19 associated deaths as the third leading cause of death in 2020 and will...


Getting By

A recent “Getting By” article included information about accessing your free annual credit report. There are some important things to look for when reviewing your credit report. One of the first things to check is your personally identifiable...


Skunks at large in Big Sandy this fall

With the arrival of fall the air begins to fill with the signs of the season: crisp frost, the smell of fireplaces in the morning, and the odor of skunks wandering through town. This year is no differ...

 By Erik Sietsema    News    November 3, 2021

Big Sandy Theater presents Oz

The Big Sandy Theater will be putting on a production of “OZ” (a comedy drama) the first week of December this year. The community theater production returns after taking last year off. Tickets will be $2 and are available at the door on the day...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    November 3, 2021

Meet the new owners of LIFT Fitness

The new owners of LIFT are Maryls Myers, Tracy Schuster, and Connie Reichelt. Maryls has gone to LIFT for 4 ½ years and said, "I have never stuck with anything this long." Following that,... Full story


Big Sandy Trunk or Treat

"Getting candy!" (When asked about his favorite part of halloween) Suckers! (In reply to what is his favorite candy.) -Bodie Sura "He sings this really cute song about peanut butter and jelly. He's... Full story

 By Zoe Merrill    News    November 3, 2021

Red Ribbon Week, A Week to Make Choices

The Theme for the 2021 Red Ribbon week is “Drug Free Looks Like me.” At the High School, Diana Keen said the student council was stepping up to run the week. They talked about Nicotine on Monday. They are learning that both regular cigarettes...

 By Tyler Lane    News    November 3, 2021

Green Acres

Montana State University Extension has a new, free, color booklet (EB0235) is available. The booklet is a great resource for helping identify and manage pests and problems in ornamental trees and shrubs in Montana. The 240-page guide is intended to...


Big Sandy FFA had great success at fall events

On September 27, Big Sandy traveled to Sheridan, Montana and camped out at a forest service campground near Sheridan. The next day members participated in forestry, range, and livestock Judging. In Forestry, the team took fifth place overall and our...

 By Zoe Merrill    News    October 27, 2021

Big Sandy School Board Meeting October 19th

At the last school board meeting, they visited about repairing the new gym floor. The floor is peeling in numerous places. The oil-based polyurethane was put on this summer. The company will be coming in to patch it with a water-based urethane and fi...

 By Erik Sietsema    News    October 27, 2021

Big Sandy pulls together to help Kandi Marino

"I had someone say to me that Mom paid it forward to everybody in the community for 30 years. Now everybody is paying her back to her for paying it forward," explained Billy Pierce in describing the...


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