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 By Erik Sietsema    News    May 1, 2024

F.E. Miley Students take a ride on the Train

F.E. Miley Elementary School's kindergarten and 1st grade class were treated to an educational ride on the commuter train on Thursday, April 18. The outing was part of a longer unit on...

 
 News    May 1, 2024

Green Acres

Don’t Forget to Monitor for Cutworms in Early Two major cutworm species, the western and the army cutworm, are serious but sporadic pests for Montana producers. Outbreaks can occur when cutworm populations are high and weather conditions are f...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    May 1, 2024

Earth Day 2024: Planet vs Plastics

I was taking garbage to the garbage bins in Big Sandy. This time, instead of just throwing the garbage bag, I looked at the garbage and thought about how I never think often enough about this issue of waste. I just dump. That is when I remembered...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 24, 2024

Kyle Danreuther: New School Board Trustee

Kyle Danreuther and his wife Jasmine live in "grandma and grandpa's, Charles and Janet Danreuther" place west of Big Sandy. Their daughter, Willa, is three years old. Kyle graduated from Big Sandy...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 24, 2024

Big Sandy Education Foundation announces Logo winners

Brad Moore, Chairman of the Big Sandy Education Foundation, announced the winners of the Foundation logo contest. He mentioned the Foundation has given Big Sandy education over $100,000 since its...

 
 By Dan Schrock    News    April 24, 2024

School Mill Levy to be voted on

With the upcoming General Fund Mill Levy going before the voters on May 7th, I wanted to write in informing the public of the impact of that mill levy. The levy amount is $17,542.81 and the impact on a taxpayer is as follows: $100,000 home value=...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 24, 2024

Take Grizzly sightings seriously

Lisa Darlington mentioned on her Facebook page, “We have been hesitant to post about our events over the weekend. Saturday morning, Dana and I were sorting cows when I came across a fresh, dead calf. All that was left was his head. After endless, s...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    April 24, 2024

Green Acres

Lawn Management Information The Master Gardener program provides research-based information for gardeners. This year, we had nineteen gardeners participate in the class. Below are a few notes taken from the turf management portion of the program. • R...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    April 24, 2024

Big Sandy Music students get a visit from a Music Virtuoso

On April 11th, violin virtuoso Jack Glatzer visited the Big Sandy School Music Program. Glatzer performed various pieces and taught the students about performance, music history, and the violin. The...

 

Homecoming 2025 Update

The Homecoming Committee has lost contact with the following people; let us know if you can help at: • email – info@bigsandyhomecoming.com • Facebook, Big Sandy Homecoming page – private message with personal information • Homecoming Committee...

 
 By Doug Giebel    News    April 24, 2024

CULTURAL CENTER REPORT

Recently Pamela Morris, granddaughter of noted cowboy photographer Charles Morris, spent an entire day visiting our Big Sandy Cultural Center.In 1903, Morris and his wife pitched their photography tent at theend of Main Street where they sold his...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 24, 2024

Big Sandy Medical Center Board Meeting

The Big Sandy Medical Center held its monthly Board Meeting on April 18. The financial report was given, and it boils down to: "We bring in more money than we spend." Also, the draft Form 990 was reviewed. All nonprofits must send in a Form 990. It’s...

 

Adam Jespersen to take over as Executive Director of Montana Nonprofit Association

Helena, MT: The Montana Nonprofit Association (MNA) has announced that Adam Jespersen will be its new Executive Director starting May 1, 2024. Jespersen is taking over the leadership role from Liz...

 

Unofficial Minutes Big Sandy School Minutes for the April meeting

Trustees present: Chairman Kelly Rutledge, Anna Bold, Brad Weaver, Matt Myers, Jessica Sheehy Visitors present Administration present: Superintendent Dan Schrock District Clerk Mary Merrill Principal Heather Wolery, absent. Phoned in for Principal’s...

 

30 hour Power Outage effects Big Sandy

Hill County Electric experienced a significant power outage, spanning an area larger than several states. The outage extended from Box Elder to the high line, over to Chester, down to Fort Benton,...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 17, 2024

City Council Meeting hears plan for removal of old hotel

The primary order of business at the Big Sandy City Council Meeting was the removal of Big Sandy’s Old Hotel downtown, which was built in 1916. It is full of asbestos, and the discussion was on removing it. Granite Peak Environment, LLC provided t...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 17, 2024

Complete Small Engine Repair highlight

One look at my lawn screams at me to start yard work, but my lawn mower is broken, and it made me think I should do another business highlight. Ron Baumann and his Complete Small Engine Repair...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 17, 2024

Amanda Hoffman is a new school trustee

Big Sandy's Postmaster, Amanda Hoffman, is one of our new school board trustees. Kyle Danreuther is the other one and will be featured next week. Amanda has worked for the Postal Service for eight...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    April 17, 2024

Big Sandy FFA attends State convention

Big Sandy FFA attended the 94th annual Montana State convention the week of April 2nd through 6th in Billings. Our Ag program took 20 students to participate in the event and compete in various...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    April 17, 2024

Green Acres

Are Your Pine Needles Brown, Red or Purple? It Could be Winterburn. Information from this article comes from Dr. Peter Kolb (MSU Extension Forester). During dry and cold winters, evergreen trees growing in windbreaks or other exposed areas are...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    April 17, 2024

Patching Cracks

When I was in my early elementary school years, one of the teachers showed us a documentary about how climate destruction was going to result in another ice age. The film showed the miserable state of humanity living in perpetual winter and scraping...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 17, 2024

Big Sandy High school Carnival Skits 2024

After the return of class skits last year, the school again had class skits. The Freshman won with a skit, Big Sandyville, a modern-day story of an old tale-Cinderella. I'm sure it won because the Fre...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 10, 2024

It's National Library Week

The Big Sandy Library is celebrating National Library Week from April 7 to 13. "Libraries give us a green light to experience something special: a place to connect with others, learn new skills, and...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 10, 2024

Quinn Institute Welcomes new resident to Big Sandy

Welcome Josh Poole and Erynn Eveland to Big Sandy. The core of Josh Poole's role at Quinn Institute (QI) will be Research Coordinator. "My role is to make sure that all of our research projects are...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 10, 2024

The Library of Congress: World's largest library

This being Library Week, I thought it might be interesting to visit the world’s largest library: the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. All people can have “access to the creative record of the United States—and extensive materials from around t...

 

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