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 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 24, 2021

Mountaineer helping with shoe drive

The Big Sandy Mountaineer has offered their back room to be a collection site for the Billings-based Provision International. People with a footwear surplus can donate their used shoes, boots, heels...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    March 24, 2021

The Rotary's Annual Easter Egg Hunt Resumes

The Big Sandy Rotary Club will be hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 3rd at 11 AM sharp. The event will take place at the Big Sandy Airport. The event is open to children who are...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 24, 2021

Prairie Blossoms Floral Opens in Old Library

The Prairie Blossoms Floral opens in the old library next to the soil conservation office. The Prairie Blossom Floral will be opening in conjunction with the Crafting Corner. The flower shop is open...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    March 24, 2021

This year, Gardeners have a local potting soil supplier

With the arrival of Spring, Big Sandy's gardening and landscaping communities have a local source for buying high quality soil. For the last couple of years, Dan Matthew has been selling Glacier Gold...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    March 24, 2021

Green Acres

Hay U Webinar Montana State University Extension Pondera County is sponsoring the first Hay U Webinar for livestock producers. The Webinar will address how to establish a good stand of hay, forage pest management, hay storage, hay quality and hay...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 24, 2021

Lehman's 62 years of True Value service

Ed Lehman told me his father opened the business in 1959. That is 62 years of doing business as Lehman’s True Value, the only hardware store in Chouteau County. The Mountaineer encourages shopping at home, and Lehman’s True Value Hardware is the...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 24, 2021

Omega Seed drills available at TillemanEquipment

Tilleman Equipment in Havre is excited to offer the new OMEGA seed drills with a working width of 9‘ to 26‘ are universal seed drills with tillage and seeding concept done in one pass, designed for sowing directly into stubble and land with a...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    March 24, 2021

Getting By

There are three methods people can transfer their property to beneficiaries when they pass away. The three methods are: contractual arrangements, written wills or Montana intestate succession statutes (laws for those who did not have a written...

 

Call to get on a COVID-19 Vaccine list

The Big Sandy Pharmacy is required to follow the priority set by the state of Montana. Phase 1A is nearing completion. It is Frontline healthcare workers, Long-term Care and Assisted Living Facilities, Healthcare workers with direct patient contact...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 17, 2021

Priorities of articles

My granddaughter, Dorothea, inspired this article. She and I were driving home when she said, "You own the Mountaineer. It is a very important job." And without skipping a beat, she told me after she...

 

School Board Elections, May 4, 2021

The annual school election will be held Tuesday, May 4, 2021 by mail ballot. Ballots will be mailed out on Friday, April 16, 2021 and accepted until 8:00 p.m. on May 4th. Two trustee’s terms are expiring this year: Kelly Rutledge and Heather...

 

Order Options Available for Homecoming Book

The Homecoming 2020 committee continues with the duties associated with the cancellation of Homecoming. We contacted a whole list of people who had offered to help in many ways: decorating, marshaling the parades, handling vendors, dumping garbage,...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 17, 2021

Rotary-Commitment to the Community

It's been a big project updating the cemeteries records into digital data. "Three years ago, we thought we could get it done between the Rotary banquet and Memorial Day. They laughed, "we're still wor...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    March 17, 2021

Green Acres

Northern Ag Research Center Posts Top Yielding Spring and Winter Wheat Varieties for the Loma Area MSU Northern Agricultural Research Center (NARC) has posted 2020 wheat yield data for the McKeever plot north of Loma. A special thanks to Peggy Lamb...

 
 By Leah Griffith    News    March 17, 2021

BSMC: One Year Later

It has been a year since the COVID-19 pandemic began; and Big Sandy Medical Center continues to make the health and safety of our patients and staff a top priority. We are proud to say we had just one outbreak episode, resulting in no loss of life....

 
 By Janell Barber    News    March 17, 2021

Getting By

With the “spring forward” of the clocks this past weekend, it is a good reminder to give some attention to those forgotten, yet important household tasks which may be overdue. An important one to start with is your fire alarms. While testing the...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 10, 2021

Ray resigns, Kulbeck appointed to City Council

The City Council met on March 4 at 7:00 p.m. at the City Hall as usual. Krystyl Kulbeck was appointed for a few months to replace Darin Ray when the city council excepted his resignation. Krystyl represents Ward 2, which is north and east of the...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    March 10, 2021

Melissa Han brings a broad knowledge of subjects to Big Sandy Schools

"I like to watch kids learn new things and be productive and find themselves and find what they like. I like to foster their curiosity and their wonder of the world. How they see things," explained...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    March 10, 2021

Captain America is raising money for a vet in need

Visitors to The Grocery Store last Thursday morning were treated to an unusual service: Captain America was helping customers load groceries to help support veterans. In this case, the man in the...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    March 10, 2021

Green Acres

Eighth Annual Chouteau County Agriculture Day for 4th and 5th Graders The eighth annual Chouteau County Ag Day for 4th and 5th graders will take place at the Chouteau County Fairgrounds on April 27, 2021. All 4th and 5th graders in Chouteau County...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    March 10, 2021

GettingBy

National Poison Prevention Week, March 21-27 How safe do you think your house is of poisonous household products? Poison is all around us, affecting anyone, anytime. The best preventative measure to avoid poisoning, is to take the time to look...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    March 10, 2021

LeaAnn Williams handcrafts soaps

LeaAnn Williams is growing a local business selling homemade organic soap, shampoo, shaving cream, body butter, lip balm, and other self-care products. The soap making project began three years ago...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    March 3, 2021

Homecoming 2020 cancelled

The 2020 homecoming, which was postponed to this year due to last year’s Covid lockdowns, has been cancelled entirely. Michelle Danruther, speaking on behalf of the Homecoming Committee explained: “We had planned on it being in the third week in...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 3, 2021

Ray convicted of 4 Felonies

Darin Ray was found guilty on four felony counts of assault with a weapon. The incident took place in June 2020. After an argument at the Mint Bar, those involved left the Mint Bar and went home. After this, a gun was pointed out of a pickup at four...

 

Chouteau County Mask Policy

Compiled by Zoe Merrillhe following was a news release: “Approved by BOH February 23, 2021 In accordance with CDC recommendations and Governor Gianforte’s encouragement for “wearing of masks as a show of respect and care for the people around u...

 

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