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 By Ann Denning    News    August 25, 2021

Hoop Jumping in Canadian COVID tests

Most of you reading this can only complain about one government, but I am fortunate enough to be able to complain about not one but two. Both the US and Canadian governments get my critiquing. This article is centered on the Canadian side of the bord...

 

Home School Student can Participate in Extracurricular Activities

Big Sandy Schools have already held meetings with parents of home school students. I was told they were informational and positive. With that in mind and to continue with an informational and positive note I have decided to print the following which...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    August 18, 2021

Staffing Shortages hit Big Sandy

Big Sandy businesses are feeling the effects of the national labor shortage, particularly the larger employers in the area. The school system, the Medical Center, and Big Sandy Activities are all dealing with staff shortages, which is a particular...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    August 18, 2021

Boy's Locker Room gets new lockers

The Big Sandy Booster club has finished a special project just in time for Pioneer Football! Rich Jespersen, Special Project Manager for new lockers in the boy's locker room, had the lockers...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    August 18, 2021

Liana Heimbigner starts new school year as Head Cook

With the start of a new year for Big Sandy Schools, there has been a staff change that will be noticed by students and staff at every level: Lianna Ophus Heimbigner is the new head cook for the...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    August 18, 2021

Green Acres

Emerging Winter Wheat, Grasshopper Pests and Systemic Seed Treatment The following information was prepared by Kevin Wanner (MSU Extension Entomologist). Emerging winter wheat can be particularly vulnerable to damage by grasshoppers. The larger...

 

Local Youth Enjoy Red Angus Roundup

"Red Cows, White Lights and Blue Grass" headlined the 2021 Red Angus Roundup trip held July 13-18 in Tennessee and Kentucky. Local youth attending include Andrea & Lance Rutledge and Jacynta...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    August 18, 2021

Jacobi talks about Nursing staff shortage

“It’s like a family. I spend as much time with my nurses as I do with my kids and my husband. They’re part of the reason I want to go to work. Knowing that you have a good crew on at the start of your day, just makes your day start better,...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    August 11, 2021

First Bank hosts Customer Appreciation luncheon

First Bank of Montana hosted its first customer appreciation luncheon Thursday afternoon as a way of thanking the community for its support of the new branch that opened in our town. "The whole point...

 

"Pullin for the Fair" Chouteau County Fair August 19-22

In other words--pulling for each other. This year, the Chouteau County Fair is a go after being determined not to have one last year due to COVID-19. The theme is Pullin For The Fair. The Fair will be held August 19-22. Pig Wrestling will be held...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    August 11, 2021

Fire Danger Prevails

I live on Hopp Road and received a text message there was a fire out my way. I got in my Ford Explorer to research it out, and as soon as I was away from the shelterbelt, I saw the fire. It was already burning up Eagle Butte. The wind was strong, and...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    August 11, 2021

Big Sandy Activities desperately needs employees

"Hey community! We need to save this business! Can you give us 5 to 8 hours once a week? One person once a week. That's between $50 and $80 someone can earn. One person once a day. It's just if...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    August 11, 2021

Green Acres

Due to the extended drought in Montana, water availability in many areas is severely limited. Reservoirs have dried up and are becoming covered in weeds. Montana State University Extension educators are cautioning livestock managers to evaluate weed...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    August 11, 2021

2021 Central Montana Fair Person of the Year; Lester & Carol Sluggett

Lester and Carol Sluggett have been a ranching, agricultural, and rodeo minded team since they married June 2, 1962. Lester came from a farm/ranch that his father Lester Sluggett Sr homesteaded in...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    August 4, 2021

Big Sandy Schools have filled teaching positions, but still need help

Big Sandy Schools has filled all of the open teaching positions for the upcoming school year. With businesses and other organizations struggling to fill open positions, the public school system isn’t immune from the labor shortage crunch. Kelly...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    August 4, 2021

New floors at the High School gym & annex

The Big Sandy School gym received a facelift this summer, which has resulted in a longer closure of the facility to students and the public. During the lockdowns of last spring and summer, school...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    August 4, 2021

Gregory and Demontiney finally get to play volleyball in Hawaii

Lainey Gregory and Seanna Demontiney had planned to go to Hawaii to play volleyball last summer, but with Covid-19, the opportunity was canceled until this summer. So both Lainey and Senna traveled...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    August 4, 2021

Green Acres

Horticultural Tips for August Below are some rules of thumb when tending vegetables, lawns, flowers and trees during the month of August. • Renovate strawberries by mowing a minimum of every three years. Some people mow their strawberries every...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    August 4, 2021

Big Sandy School hires Maddie Jenkins for English Teacher

I was going to attend the Big Sandy School Board meeting on the internet but could not connect. I visited with Kelly Haaland in his office about the last school board meeting. Maddie Jenkins was hired as an English teacher for the Big Sandy High...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    August 4, 2021

Renee Hansen and Karen Reinertson compile Old-Timers Column

I met Renee Hansen and Karen Reinertson at the Montana Room at the Big Sandy Library. This is where you will find all the old Mountaineers bound and available to the public to read. They use them to...

 

Getting By

This week’s article is provided by Marsha Goetting, Montana State University Extension Montana State University Extension has updated its MontGuide “Montana Medical Care Savings Accounts (MSAs) for the 2021 Tax Year.” The revised guide is...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    July 28, 2021

School Funding Difficult to understand

This first article about school funding is my attempt to try in a small part to explain to all of us how Big Sandy School is funded. I might need to rewrite this article to explain further if I get a small portion wrong. I was given 38 pages title...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    July 28, 2021

Help Erik Kick Cancer's Butt

Throughout the month of August, I will be riding in the Great Cycle Challenge to help raise money to fight children’s cancer. The Great Cycle Challenge (GCC) is a national fundraising effort on behalf of the Children’s Cancer Research Fund (CCRF)...

 

Senior Barracudas take their final lap

Big Sandy Barracudas had six senior swimmers, which means they have five senior swimmers and one that will not swim in the future. Four of them will be going to state next week to swim for the...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    July 28, 2021

Bob Nelson tells Tales & Tails about Fishing

Big Sandy Library's summer schedule of "Tales and Tails" events continued last week with an educational presentation from local speaker, Bob Nelson. Bob spoke on water, the freshwater habitat,...

 

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