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 By Zoe Merrill    News    July 24, 2019

There are Roses , and Then there are Flowers

Georgia Baxter says, "there are roses, and then there are flowers." I drove past her home and noticed she had a beautiful rose garden. She informed me she has 50 different roses. She doesn't remember...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    July 24, 2019

Community Blood Drive, supports Hudson

Georgia Wortman, the organizer of the last blood drive, said, "The American Red Cross Blood Drive on July 16 went great! I had two first-timers (Riley Genereux and Tyler Schwarzbach) and one...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    July 24, 2019

Green Acres

• Water trees three times a month in addition to watering your lawn. • Deep watering to a depth of 12” inches below the soil surface is recommended. Saturate the soil around the tree within the “dripline” (the outer edges of the tree’s...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    July 17, 2019

Pool Concerns Discussed at City Council

The City Council met on Thursday, July 11th with everyone present except Mayor Shaud Schwarzbach Leslie Gregory reported the Big Sandy Swimming Pool Inspector showed up for a surprise visit and...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    July 17, 2019

Virgelle Outdoor Flea Market Held July 14th

They start with a celebration of community with a potluck on Saturday night, Don provides ribs, beans, and salad. And it was more than just a time to buy from each other. Jimmy Griffin said, "it was...

 
 By Jessica Dooley    News    July 17, 2019

Medical Center Cornhole Tournament was a huge success

The tournament was a huge success! We had 22 teams register and it took about 4 hours to play through the bracket. It came down to an intense and close game with the team "The Hole Enchilada" Mica...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    July 17, 2019

Tourist attraction: Coal Banks Landing has had plenty of visitors thus far

According to Sandy Broesder a volunteer at Coal Banks and a "full time RV'er", she's having "a blast!" She has minimalist life now, with small house on wheels and a dog, "a little mutt." She spent 40...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    July 17, 2019

Green Acres

Bobcat is a high yielding solid stem hard red winter wheat with improved yield potential relative to other solid stem varieties. The variety will be available for non-certified seed producers in fall of 2020. The variety was developed by Phil...

 
 By W.D. Nottingham    News    July 17, 2019

Montana - One Person Who Influenced Early Development

Montana has important economics based on mining and agriculture, which rely on movement of materials of a bulk nature extensively involving railroads. Up to the days of the 1908 Homestead Act, mining...

 

Library summer activities are wonderful!

This summer the Jeff Memorial Big Sandy Library, is full of summer reading programs for kids and adults of all ages! The programs started on June 11th and will end August 2nd, but everyone is still...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    July 10, 2019

Big Sandy Gun Club: 40 years and still shooting

The Big Sandy Gun Club is over 40 years old. The building was built in the '70s and the club was active way before that according to Steve Stilles. Besides Steve other club officers are Ken Martin...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    July 10, 2019

Glenn Braun, a lover of Rocks of all kinds and from all over

I have always been intrigued by rocks, a gift I received from my mother. I couldn't help but think of her and the hours she would have spent learning from Glenn in his rock house. He must have a ton...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    July 10, 2019

Glenn Koster Is Walking Across America

Glenn Koster is walking across the United States and was recently in Big Sandy for a day. He started in Miami on February 1, 2018, and hopes to finish at the Pacific Ocean on August 26, 2019. He...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    July 10, 2019

Green Acres

The following article was prepared by Kevin Wanner (MSU Extension Entomologist). Alfalfa weevil is the key insect pest of alfalfa, causing variable levels of economic damage across Montana each growing season. Montana weevil populations are a bit...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    July 10, 2019

Audrey Sipler's dancing wins Scholarship

Audrey Sipler was informed she has won a $500 scholarship from Big Sky State Games. The Scholarship reads, "The Big Sky State Games has teamed up with the CHARACTER COUNTS! Coalition and Kenco...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    July 10, 2019

Getting By

The vegetables in the gardens have been looking abundant. With these observations, doing something with the produce is likely the thought swarming your head. If canning comes to mind, this is a good time to make sure you have all of your canning...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    July 3, 2019

Big Sandy weathered the storm last week

July 4th will be here, but Big Sandy will not be having any man-made fireworks this year. As it is, it is always, "Next year country!" The 4th isn't just about fire-works anyway, it's about...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    July 3, 2019

Skate Park Jam was full of tricksters and new young skaters for a fun day

It's come a long way from its humble beginnings in 1950s. The first commercial board was called the Roller Derby Skate Board and it has become a multi-billion-dollar sport. I was sitting there, in a...

 
 By Steve Sibra    News    July 3, 2019

"Puddlemania" Hits Big Sandy: Enigma? Intrigue? Or Just A Little Leftover Rain?

Cities and towns across America lay claim to landmarks as signatures of their identity. Most anywhere you travel, large or small, has a few. New York City has the Empire State Building (among...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    July 3, 2019

Everett Works Impressed with Boys' State

Max Baucus, Steve Bullock, Steve Daines, and Ryan Zinke have all gone to Boy's State. And now Everett Works. It lived up to everything Everett thought it was." "It was very very much what I thought...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    July 3, 2019

Green Acres

Below are a few tips which will assist gardeners with summer management of their landscapes. Additional gardening information is available at the Chouteau County Extension Office located in the green building next to the courthouse. • Plants use...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    July 3, 2019

Getting By

Pie Crust Classes – July 23 at the Big Sandy Library, 2 workshops – 1:30 – 3:30 pm or 4:00 – 6:00 pm. The class will be hands-on giving the participants the chance to assemble the pie dough ingredients and rolling and placing the dough in...

 

Skate Park Jam set for Saturday

The Annual Skate Park Jam will take place Saturday, complete with food and music and of course lots of skateboarders. They will have raffles and prizes....

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 26, 2019

Big Sandy School Board Meeting: Preparing for New Year

Attending the meeting was Kelly Haaland; Big Sandy Superintendent, Darin Genereux; Chairman, Brad Weaver, (new board member) Glen Terry replacing resigned Brandon Gasvoda, Heather Pleninger, Maryetta Engle; Big Sandy School clerk, Kelly Rutledge; new...

 

Critical Transportation issues need to be solved in one month

The Big Sandy Schools need new bus drivers. One bus driver, Don Robertson, has retired and they have no replacement. They have advertised for the position and no one has applied for the bus route going towards Box Elder. Bus drivers, even those...

 

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