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 By Jessica Ophus    News    January 4, 2023

The Tea at BSMC

There is always a refreshing feeling of renewal with the turning of the calendar. Starting the new year brings about renewed energy and commitment to goals, plans for the coming year, and a desire to...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    January 4, 2023

Dr. Indiana Sietsema Uncovers Fascinating Local Relics Under his house

Last week, I found a treasure trove of Big Sandy history artifacts while doing some work on my house. What started out as a cold weather attempt to protect my plumbing and insulate our 3-seasons...

 

New Pool Campaign donation update

Many people have wondered about the current status of the fundraising campaign for the new pool in Big Sandy. The New Pool Committee has been awaiting the outcome of some grant requests before...

 

Why do we celebrate Christmas on December 25th?

By Erik Sietsema If you Google “Why do we celebrate Christmas on December 25th,” you’ll get a slew of answers associated with a handful of popular theories. It is easy to just pick one and go with it, but this approach felt kind of...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    December 28, 2022

Green Acres

Dry Matter Losses of Hay from Field to Feeding This article was written by Dennis Cash, retired MSU Extension Service forage specialist. Winter feeding is likely your single largest ranch expense. Reducing hay waste can save you money. Hay losses at...

 

The Tea at BSMC

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all the staff at BSMC. The holiday season is never short of celebration, joy, and commotion at the medical center. The HR Director, Karma Hale, along with her helpers put on a wonderful Christmas Party at...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    December 21, 2022

Green Acres

Deer Need a Little “Tough Love” in Winter Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks recently sent out a warning to Montanan’s that it is illegal to feed deer under Montana law. Jim Knight, MSU Extension Wildlife Specialist (retired) explained a 2003...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    December 21, 2022

Joyful Christmas Concert

My favorite concert lived up to my excitement. Big Sandy's Elementary School concert is always my favorite. It started with the 4th graders playing Cool Christmas tree on their recorders. Music Teacher TJ Bonds introduced them by saying parents...

 

Local Churches having Chrsitmas Services

Christmas Day is fast approaching and the various churches in the community are preparing to celebrate the birth of Jesus. The holiday lands on a Sunday this year, which raises questions as to whether or not local congregations will be holding Sunday...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    December 14, 2022

Big Sandy High School Music Rules the Air

It is that time of year when music rules supreme. The time of year when we usually know every song being played. It brings up memories and smiles. It lifts us, and despite ourselves, we find ourselves...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    December 14, 2022

Big Sandy Students show off Art at Mountaineer during stroll

It was great to have Jessie Jaramillo, Big Sandy's Art teacher, display some of the work of the Big Sandy students in the Mountaineer during the Big Sandy Stroll. I was also happy with the number of...

 

Big Sandy's Christmases of the Past

The theme for the Christmas Parade at this year's stroll was "A Montana Christmas." Thinking about our town and the holidays got me wondering what the town did for Christmas in the earliest years of...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    December 14, 2022

Green Acres

MSU Extension Cropping Seminar Scheduled for January 13 in Fort Benton Montana State University Extension will host a free, annual cropping seminar on January 13 at the Ag Center located at 1205 20th Street. Three commercial or private pesticide...

 

The Tea at BSMC

December 6th brought the Big Sandy Medical Center Board of Directors together for the Board Meeting, as well as the regular Board Meeting for the month. The current Board of Directors includes Harvey Keller, Bob Nelson, Nicole Allderdice, Ann Quinn,...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    December 7, 2022

Green Acres

Gardening tips for the Winter Season January is a time to promote healthy trees and house plants. MSU Extension has a few important recommendations for the cold winter months. • Poinsettias do best when house temperatures are consistent and placed...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    December 7, 2022

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas-Miracle on Main Street

It was a very long day but full of excitement, except if you asked the kids sitting with their moms at the craft bazaar. They said they were bored. But let's start with Breakfast with Santa; what a...

 

'Backroads of Montana' cover Chauvet Family on PBS

MISSOULA – Viewers will travel from Main Street to the mountains – with stops at a legendary larch tree and a roadside saloon – when the newest episode of "Backroads of Montana" debuted on...

 

Rotary Christmas Light Contest

The Big Sandy Rotary Club is getting into the Christmas Spirit along with CSI. The Angels and Peace on Earth sign have been hung bringing a festive look to Johannes Avenue just in time for the Miracle on Main Street. Each year our town goes all out...

 
 By Marla Ray    News    December 7, 2022

English Students Progressing Positively

The English department at Big Sandy Public Schools is off to a great start for the 2022-2023 school term. Grades 7-12 have all completed the first quarter during which the students have been challenged to write the following: short stories,...

 

The Christmas Stroll (And Santa) Is Comin' To Town

The Big Sandy Christmas Stroll will be returning this weekend after a two year hiatus. The event is returning with a full roster of activities. Many old favorites will be back, like the button...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    November 30, 2022

charbaby clay: A new business in town

Charlotte Danreuther knows clay. She's hand-thrown clay with perfection for years. When you see her work (art), you'll think they're made from a form. Each one is perfectly made. She is opening her...

 

FE Miley Had a New, Creative Thanksgiving Celebration

F.E. Miley Elementary School kicked off a new Thanksgiving tradition last Tuesday before breaking for the holiday weekend. "Friendsgiving" was an opportunity for students to plan their own class...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    November 30, 2022

Green Acres

Christmas Tree Care hen it comes to Christmas tree care during the holidays, the best strategy is to keep it simple. All a tree really needs to maintain freshness is adequate water. Longevity is easily achieved by using the proper tree stand and...

 

Be Antibiotics Aware: Smart Use, Best Care U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week was November 18-24

Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials are urging Montanans to be aware of the importance of appropriate antibiotic use during U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week Nov. 18-24, 2022. This is an annual observance that provides...

 
 By Doug Giebel    News    November 30, 2022

CULTURAL CENT ER NEWS

The Big Sandy Cultural Center (around corner from the Bakery) will be open during Christmas Stroll. Stop in for a visit, play the Community Grand Piano, watch a short movie from Big Sandy’sglorious past. The Center is giving free pullovers, free bo...

 

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