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 By Zoe Merrill    News    December 15, 2021

Mountaineer Increases rates

I have now owned the Mountaineer for two years. It’s been a great learning opportunity, as I have never owned a town-down business before. It is amazing what businesses are required to do. I struggled through Covid-19, and with the help of a...

 

Council discusses street bids and water assistance program

The Big Sandy City Council were told they have three bids that were received concern the main street drainage project for next spring. It is highly likely that one of these bids will be approved. The council has implemented the LIHWAP (Low Income...

 

FE Miley's Christmas concert full of the sounds of the holiday

The Big Sandy School music program did their part to make the season a little more festive last week. F.E. Miley Elementary held their annual Christmas Concert at Big Sandy High School last Thursday...

 

Christmas Gifts from the elementary school bring cheer to those in need

F.E. Miley Elementary School is doing its annual food drive to provide Christmas dinner for families in the Big Sandy community that are in need. Kindergarten teacher, Samantha Weaver, explained the...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    December 15, 2021

Green Acres

Master Gardener Level 1 Class in Fort Benton or Big Sandy (please pre-register) MSU Extension level 1 Master Gardener classes will take place in Fort Benton or Big Sandy in February pending pre-registration numbers. Now is your chance to participate...

 

Big Sandy Historical Society receives grant

The Big Sandy Historical Society recently received a $1000 Grant from the Montana Land Title Association Foundation. Needless to say this was a pleasant surprise and will be used to assist in the...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    December 8, 2021

Visit Santa in His Sleigh this weekend

Covid concerns have dented the holiday season yet again this year. Amongst other postponed or cancelled events, Breakfast with Santa has take the year off. However, Tim Tucker and Gena Montgomery are...

 

Mountaineer to sponsor Gingerbread house contest

Time for a family activity. The Big Sandy Mountaineer is sponsoring a Christmas House contest made with gingerbread or pretzels. Only one house per family, please. The base of the house should be 12 inches by 12 inches. Delivered it to Black Granary...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    December 8, 2021

Big Sandy Community Theater was a Smashing Success

After months of evening practices and line memorizing, the Big Sandy Community Theater presented two showings of Oz, with a surprise double feature of The Tortoise and the Hare 2: This Time It's...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    December 8, 2021

Big Sandy Medical Center Annual Meeting held in November

There were 21 guests present at the Medical Center Annual Meeting, which was held at their new building across the street from the dining room and kitchen. The audit was a clean audit with no journal entries. Leah Griffin, CEO of the Big Sandy...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    December 8, 2021

Green Acres

Front Range Wool Pool Annual Meeting is December 11 in Conrad The Annual meeting of the Front Range Wool Pool will take place on Saturday, December 11 at the Moose Lodge in Conrad. The meeting will start at noon with registration and a potluck...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    December 1, 2021

Supporting Big Sandy Small Businesses

Editor's note: If I did not get your business listed, please let me know, and I will run a correction detailing your business in the next Big Sandy Mountaineer: It is essential to shop at home as it d...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    December 1, 2021

Angel Baskets and Angel Tree Program

This Christmas 16 families in Big Sandy will be blessed with a merrier Christmas through the work of the Angel Basket Program. Angel Baskets provide families in our area with groceries, a gift...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    December 1, 2021

Big Sandy Organics moves forward

Big Sandy Organics has hired Claude Smith. He recently retired from his other job in Great Falls and is excited to take the reins and help Big Sandy Organics continue to grow. What is exciting is...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    December 1, 2021

Virgelle Mercantile celebrates "A Real Country Christmas"

"It's a real country Christmas at a real country store," replied Don Sorensen when I asked what makes their Christmas sale at Virgelle Mercantile special. The event will take place this Saturday and...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    December 1, 2021

Green Acres

2022 Golden Triangle Cropping Seminar -Thanks in Advance to MaxAg for Sponsoring Lunch at the Seminar in Fort Benton Seminar in Fort Benton will be on Friday, January 14th Montana State University Extension will host a free, annual cropping seminar...

 

Rotary Christmas light contest is on again for this year

Now that the Thanksgiving turkey is now left overs or has been consumed, Christmas lights are starting to pop up everywhere in and around Big Sandy. In past years the Big Sandy Rotary Club has sponsored a Christmas lighting contest to encourage all...

 

Chouteau County Cancer Support Group Celebrating our Birthday

Chouteau County Cancer Support Group is celebrating its 16th birthday this month. We are so thankful that due to your continued support, we are able to assist those people who have a cancer diagnosis that are Chouteau County residence. We could not e...

 
 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...

 

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...

 

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...

 
 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...

 

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...

 

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