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 By Erik Sietsema    News    June 1, 2022

Mr. Thornton retires after 49 years

After the final day of school this year, the Big Sandy Schools Facebook Page posted a short video of "Mr. T's last walk out the door after 49 years." Kids cheered on and accompanied the well-loved...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    June 1, 2022

Hunter Snapp receives Welding Apprenticeship

Hunter Snapp, one of the 2022 graduates from Big Sandy High School, received a certificate of recognition from the Montana State Department of Labor and Industry for completing a Welding and Machining...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 1, 2022

Big Sandy young musicians have Piano Recital

It amazes me how much musical talent is in the community. On May 24, there was a spring piano recital for the students of five piano teachers. Those five teachers were TJ Bond, Michelle Danreuther,...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    June 1, 2022

Green Acres

2022 Knees Area Field Day is Scheduled for July 13 MAES-MSU Western Triangle Agricultural Research Center (WTARC) and MSU Extension are hosting a field day in the Knees area on July 13th at 9:00 a.m. Dr. Jamie Sherman (MSU barley breeder) will share...

 

Congratulations Class of 2022!

Graduation started like all graduations. Those eight incredible seniors walked into the gym to music that always makes me cry. It had the usual slide show, and speeches by Tavie Wortman and Amiya...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    May 25, 2022

City Council Approves Junk Ordinance, effective June 12

Concerning the new pool, Diana LaBuda asked the Council to look over the bullet points she sent out regarding the draft Interlocal Agreement with the school over the lease of the land where the pool will be built. She would like their replies by May...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    May 25, 2022

MCT brings Johnny Appleseed to Big Sandy

The Montana Children's Theater wrapped up its week of work in Big Sandy with two showings of "Johnny Appleseed" (the musical retelling of the legend of Johnny Appleseed) and marks the first time...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    May 25, 2022

Green Acres

The Master Gardener program provides research based information for gardeners. Below are a few notes taken from the turf management portion of the program. • Rough bluegrass is probably the best grass in Montana for shady areas. • Kentucky...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    May 18, 2022

BSMC celebrates National Hospital week

National Nursing Home Week concluded last Friday with a community parade for the residents of the Senior Center. Celebrations took place all week with games, costumes, special meals, and other...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    May 18, 2022

Dan Wirth Running for Chouteau County Commissioner

Dan Wirth is a sixth-generation Montanan and running for Chouteau County Commissioner as a Republican. He was born and raised in the Belt area until his family took over my grandparent's ranch and...

 

Rotary Club spuces up baseball fields for spring

The Big Sandy Rotary Club has been busy getting ready for the spring and summer season. On May 2, the club met at the baseball fields adjacent to F.E. Miley school and cleaned up tumble weeds and garb...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    May 18, 2022

Green Acres

Creeping Bellflower is a Persistent Weed in Montana Lawns Creeping bellflower is an herbaceous creeping perennial in the Harebell family. Native to Eurasia, it has become widely naturalized in North America. Initially introduced as an ornamental, thi...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    May 18, 2022

BSHS Awards and Scholarships Night

By Zoe Merrill The following awards and scholarships were given to Amiya Griffith; Heisman Award, Montana University System Honor; Montana STEM/ Healthcare, Youth Serve MT, Masonic Scholarship,...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    May 11, 2022

Big Sandy School conducted Active Shooter Drills last week

Last Thursday, Big Sandy Schools conducted its annual active shooter drills at the High School and at FE Miley Elementary. I subbed at the elementary school and was a part of the drills that morning....

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    May 11, 2022

Big Sandy bands perform in Havre

Last Saturday, at Pepin Park in Havre, Montana, it was a little cloudy and rained even, but The Shiver Brains played their hearts out. The Shiver Brains, made up of Levon Myers, Henry, and Dorothea Me...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    May 11, 2022

BSHS Ag Classes closing out the year with lots of projects

With the 2021-2022 school year nearing an end, the Big Sandy High School Ag Classes are working on some interesting projects that will soon be available for sale or auction to the community. The...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    May 11, 2022

Green Acres

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been confirmed in states throughout the central and western United States including Montana. Although avian influenza is a highly contagious disease to domestic poultry, there are no apparent risks to...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    May 4, 2022

Questions asked about Dog Ordinance

At the last city council meeting, there was once again the discussion about dogs running loose, and the question was asked about why we cannot fix this problem. Below you will find a section of the ordinance that deals with animals within the city...

 
 By Leah Griffith    News    May 4, 2022

BSMC Wellness Center Open House

Big Sandy Medical Center (BSMC) is celebrating the grand opening of its Wellness and Therapy Center with an Open House on Friday, May 13, 2022, 3:00-5:00 pm. BSMC created the Center to enhance care for our patients that use the medical center for...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    May 4, 2022

Help Keep Our Town Clean-Bag Your Trash

Every Spring brings with it the powerful chinook winds that fill main street with tumbleweeds and knock out the power on occasion. Another consequence of the Spring windstorms is trash blowing from...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    May 4, 2022

A celebration of talent

In the 49 years I have lived here, I have never experienced such a show of Big Sandy's talented artists. A Week of Art filled the fireman's hall completely! It was amazing to see the talent I have hea...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    May 4, 2022

Green Acres

Insecticide-Resistant Alfalfa Weevils Found in Bighorn County Kevin Wanner (MSU Extension Entomologist) informed Extension that the alfalfa weevil (Hypera postica) has developed resistance to pyrethroid insecticides in Bighorn County. He also put...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    May 4, 2022

Music Program rounds out Art Week with Dessert Concert & Spring Concert

The school music program played its part in last week's "Art Week" activities. Both the Elementary and High School made noteworthy contributions to the activities. Last week, the High School held a...

 
 News    May 4, 2022

NEW PROCESS ANNOUNCED FOR FISHING REGULATIONS REVIEW CYCLE

HELENA – Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is taking a new approach to the fishing regulations review and development process. The new process will be simpler and allow the department to be more responsive to public input and resource needs. The bigge...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 27, 2022

The School board offers next year's contracts

The meeting started with public comments by Kristie Rutledge, who is concerned about the morale at the school. She believes it affects not just the kids but teachers and community members. Travis Baumann said the new WiFi would be here in the middle...

 

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