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 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 10, 2020

Summer Reading at the Jeff Reichelt Library

It was fun to discover Mother Goose walking the streets of Big Sandy. Even more fun to see that she had ways to encourage the kids to read. According to Mother Goose, "This year's Summer Reading theme...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    June 10, 2020

Green Acres

MSU Agronomists (Richard Engel, Clain Jones, and Simon Fordyce) have put together a document on Soil Acidification Management. The document is available online at the following URL: http://landresources.montana.edu/fertilizerfacts/html/FF79.html....

 

Triangle Communications Annual Meeting on October 3rd & October 17th

Triangle Telephone Cooperative Association, Inc., doing business as Triangle Communications (Triangle), is planning to hold its 67th Annual Meeting of Members in a new way, with one northern meeting and one southern meeting. The meetings will be...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 10, 2020

Big Sandy Booster Club Meeting

The Booster Club met for the first time in four months. The essential discussion was probably the call to parents who care about their children's activities to get involved in supporting those...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    June 10, 2020

Getting By

The past few weeks I have covered canning and freezing foods. An additional method of preserving food is dehydration. Dehydration of food is one of the oldest and simplest methods of food preservation. During the dehydration process, moisture is...

 
 By Heather Wolery    News    June 10, 2020

Positive Pioneer Praises

On Sunday, March 15th Governor Bullock announced he was closing schools across Montana due to rising concerns about the Coronavirus. We had already planned to take the next day off as a snow day and we used it to make plans for how we would proceed...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 3, 2020

The 3rd Annual Big Sandy Community Yard, June 20th

Once again Keely Bahmiller heading up the effort for the 3rd Annual Big Sandy Community Yard Sale June 20th between 8-3:00. She is still trying to get more people to commit to have a sale. COVID-19 rules are required, but she has gotten permission...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 3, 2020

Big Sandy/Fort Benton Pharmacy Profile

Editor's note: During the Summer months of 2020, the Mountaineer will support the businesses that support the paper by writing a weekly Business Profile. We acknowledge the interdependence we have...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 3, 2020

Big Sandy Barracuda Swim Team forms although future unclear

The Big Sandy Barracuda's swim practice is started June 2, according to Travis Baumann head coach with a 5:45 AM older/Advance Swimmers starting time. Connie Reichelt will be working again this year...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    June 3, 2020

Green Arces

Laurie Kerzicnik (MSU Entomologist) wrote the article below to help Montanans prepare for the upcoming wasp and hornet season. Except for the Western yellowjacket, social wasps are typically not aggressive unless their nest is disturbed. Most are...

 

5 Tips To Keep Mosquitoes Away

Summer is on its way, which means so are mosquitoes. The flying pests invade neighborhoods like an army, but they aren’t just a backyard nuisance with bites that itch. They also can carry dangerous diseases, including West Nile virus and Zika....

 

Gasvoda, 1st Vice President for State FFA

Bailey Gasvoda, Montana FFA 1st Vice President Along with Caroline Roeder, retired Montanan FFA State President, spent time in Great Falls showing gratitude to the supporters of our organization....

 
 By Janell Barber    News    June 3, 2020

Getting By

Maybe canning is not for you, but do you have extra produce you want to preserve and have available for later? Freezing is a convenient option for preserving food while maintaining a large portion of its nutritional value and flavor. Freezing will...

 
 By Alicia Bjornestad    News    June 3, 2020

The Lifeguard Family

The few months of quarantine and social distancing have seemed like forever. Luckily as long as everyone stays healthy and safe, opening of businesses and normal activities are allowed! The Big Sandy pool will be open this Monday, June 1st, and the...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    May 20, 2020

Remember Memorial Day

Although the importance of Memorial Day should be honored and remembered, Lindsay Boyce wrote to me, saying, “We would like to notify people that the whole parade and program at the high school are canceled. The American Legion Post will still be...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    May 20, 2020

American Auxiliary Poppy Poster Contest winner Brooke Schwenke

I interviewed Brooke Schwenke on the internet, and she wrote her answers to my questions. I asked her about her drawing that she had received an award for. Brooke wrote, "I entered the American...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    May 20, 2020

Congratulations Class of 2020!

Not your traditional graduation, but it made me cry just the same. It was a beautiful hot day, the weather held, and the sun shined right into parents’ faces. It started with the graduates walking...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    May 20, 2020

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 Zoe Merrill    News    May 20, 2020

Parade for the Big Sandy Nursing Home residence

I had to go. I knew it would be heart-warming to watch a parade that was formed just so people at the nursing home could get outside. It was a beautiful day; the sun was shining, and there wasn't any...

 

Kindergarten Registration 2020-21

Registration for all incoming 2020-21 kindergarteners will be Thursday, May 28, 2020 at the F.E. Miley Elementary School. Students must be 5 years of age on or before September 10th. To commit to social distancing, the event will be by appointment...

 
 By Jessica Dooley    News    May 20, 2020

Words from the Wise at BSMC

Congratulations, Class of 2020! This is a great accomplishment; and although the year has not ended how you'd hoped, nothing can ever take away your education. You've earned it! We are so proud of...

 

BEAR PAW DEVELOPMENT REQUESTS INPUT ABOUT ECONOMIC PRIORITIES Online survey offered to residents of northern Montana

HAVRE, May 8, 2020 – Bear Paw Development Corporation is seeking input from area residents regarding economic and community development priorities for northern Montana. The organization is currently updating its Comprehensive Economic Development S...

 

Scholarships and awards for the Class of 2020

Stacey Allderdice Thora Allderdice Scholarship Triangle Communication Scholarship Volleyball Letter Volleyball Best Offensive Player Academic All-State Selection-Volleyball Amanda Cline FHA...

 
 By TJ Bond    News    May 20, 2020

BSHS Senior Music Awards

What does it take to be a fine musician? Is it studying hard in the repertoire of music? Is it dedication to practice and the craft of music making? Is it focusing on solid comradery, in leading the e...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    May 13, 2020

Graduation Ceremony Approved by Big Sandy Board

Angel Johnson, PHN, Chouteau County Public Health wrote the following letter: “To all Big Sandy Senior Parents--Currently, we do not have an answer as to when the Governor will move the community into Phase II of the re-opening plan....

 

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