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 By Ron Wiens    News    October 26, 2022

The Big Sandy Medical Center Clinic Provider Transitions

As most of you know, Zane Bending, NP, has accepted a position at the Great Falls Clinic. His last clinic day will be Friday, October 28th. As the clinic recruits for another provider, it will contract with Heath Horton, a Nurse Practitioner from...

 
 By Diane Jones    News    October 26, 2022

Still time to order for Wreaths Across America

There is still time to purchase a Christmas wreath for our deceased veterans. Fill out the information below and get it to us with $15 per wreath no later than Nov. 23 and we will place them on Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. along with all the other...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    October 26, 2022

Green Acres

New Tree and Shrub Pest Diagnosis Guide Available from MSU Extension Montana State University Extension has a free, color booklet (EB0235). The booklet is a great resource for helping identify and manage pests and problems in ornamental trees and...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    October 26, 2022

Senior Center received a donation from Jefferson Inn and Lewis & Clark Caverns

Big Sandy Senior Center received a donation of $510 from Lewis and Clark Caverns and Jefferson Inn. They held a raffle and wanted to donate to a Senior Center that was doing a good job recovering...

 

Chouteau County Cancer Support Group November Lunch Gathering-Everyone invited

As we watch the leaves turn golden and fall to the ground, we know we are in the middle of the autumn season. Thanksgiving is several weeks away, a special time for many of us. The Chouteau County Cancer Support Groups invites everyone to join us...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    October 19, 2022

After two years the Medical Guild held their Rummage Sale, it was HUGE success

The Medical Guild Rummage Sale took place last weekend (October 6th and 7th) with record-breaking results. The fundraiser helps the Medical Guild purchase supplies, equipment, and necessities for the Big Sandy Medical Center. Lisa Sipler, who helps...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    October 19, 2022

Dave Christensen; Breeder of Corn

Navy Blue I was excited to go to Charlie Overbay's corn-husking party. I wanted to know how the corn faired with the drought and the grasshoppers. Charlie pointed out Dave Christensen from Big...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    October 19, 2022

Angel Basket Program now accepting applications

The Angel Basket program is now accepting applications from families looking to receive support with their Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations. Angel Tree baskets are for families in need during the holiday season. They include food items for...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    October 19, 2022

Getting to know Erik Siestsma

Erik Siestsma is the pastor of the Big Sandy Community Church of God, which has been going on for 11 years. They have had a regular live stream on the Church of God Facebook page on Sunday mornings...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    October 19, 2022

Green Acres

Dr. Jeff Mosley to Speak at Chouteau County Livestock Protective Association The Chouteau County Livestock Protective Association annual meeting will take place on Thursday, November 17th at 3:00 p.m. at the Vets Hall in Geraldine. A social will...

 

John Deere Tractors take over Masonic Hall in Fort Benton

On July 23, Bethany Chapter #42 held the installation of officers. The chapter room was decorated with a multitude of miniature John Deere tractors, John Deere dolls, bales of hay with containers of...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    October 19, 2022

Halloween Food Drive

The Big Sandy Youth Group Halloween trick-or-treat food drive will be taking place on Wednesday, October 26th between 7 and 8 PM. The food drive is a long/running tradition for youth groups in our community. Jeramie Erie, who runs the Youth Program...

 

Red Ribbon Week (Oct. 24-28) is coming up and here is an event that is happening at the schools:

Resident Agent in Charge, Stacy Zinn, of the Drug Enforcement Administration will be giving a drug presentation to the students in grades 7th through 12th on Tuesday Oct. 25th in the Big Sandy High School Auditorium at 10:00am. The public and...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    October 12, 2022

Planning for the Stroll return has started

On October 3rd, the Big Sandy CSI, the committee that organizes the Christmas Stroll, met to discuss the planning of the 2022 stroll. There was some concern in the air as the day approached, because...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    October 12, 2022

She's back and ready to teach BSHS art

The school staff in Big Sandy featured a lot of new faces for the 2022 school year. One new face is actually returning to us after several years away. Jessie Jaramillo, who is teaching art at the...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    October 12, 2022

Green Acres

The article below is a portion of an article written by Peter Kolb (MSU Extension Forester). The article is available in full at the Chouteau County Extension office or on the website. The article explains the natural phenomenon of fall needle drop,...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    October 12, 2022

Getting BY

Are you looking to try canning at home but it seems overwhelming or are you unsure how to do it safely? Join us for a free “Essentials of Canning” demonstration on Thursday, October 13 at the Big Sandy Library from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Topics will...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    October 5, 2022

Buddies, Parades & Chili & Bears! Oh my!

Big Sandy's Chili Feed/Homecoming took place last Friday, September 30th, though Big Sandy Schools began a week early with their traditional Spirit Week activities. Spirit Week typically includes...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    October 5, 2022

Big Sandy Senior Center to serve special meals during Rummage Sale

Special meals will be served at the Big Sandy Senior Center during the Big Sandy Medical Guild Rummage Sale. Ribs will be served on Thursday, and Spaghetti will be served on Friday. Both will cost...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    October 5, 2022

Green Acres

Lawn and Garden advice for October and November Managing horticultural landscapes and house plants in November is important for healthy production during the growing season. Below are a few recommendations for Chouteau County gardeners. • Apply...

 

The Christmas Stroll Organizers are sending out an SOS

The Big Sandy division of Santa's Helpers is sending out an S.O.S. this year: Save Our Stroll. After decades of spreading Christmas cheer, the Big Sandy Christmas Stroll organizers are looking for...

 

Big Sandy's New Ambulance Now in Service

The Big Sandy Volunteer EMTs are riding in style nowadays. After months of delays, the new ambulance is finally in use. The fire department originally submitted a grant application in June of 2020 to...

 

2nd Annual Harvest Fest Enjoyed By All

Harvest Fest 2022 was a success! We were blessed with perfect temperatures and a smoke-free sky after Friday's rain. The event was well attended and certainly enjoyed by all who came to enjoy the...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    September 28, 2022

Green Acres

Lentil Yield and Nitrogen Fixation Response to Inoculant and Fertilizer Lentil production has grown dramatically in the northern Great Plains over the past 20 years. In Montana and North Dakota, planted acreage of lentil has increased from 67,000 in...

 

COG Brisket Cook-off Was A Huge Success

On Sunday, September 25th, Big Sandy Church of God held its 11th Annual Brisket Cook-Off. This year's event featured 14 cooks, including 2 Big Sandy High School students. The event was well attended,...

 

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