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 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 17, 2019 

Educational Funding and School Board Elections

Per the statement sent to the Mountaineer from the Big Sandy School Board. “As an essential part of its budgeting process, the Big Sandy Board of Trustees is authorized by law to impose levies to support its budget. The Big Sandy Board of Trustees...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 17, 2019 

Annual Rotary Easter Egg Hunt is This Saturday

Once again, the annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held this Saturday, April 20th. It starts at 11:00 AM sharp at the Big Sandy Airport. You must be on time, because the whole thing is over in a matter...

 
 By Alicia Bjornestad    News    April 17, 2019 

The Big Sandy High School Band and Choir earn Superior Ranking at District Music Festival

This weekend the BSHS music program took the band and choir to the district music festival in Malta. The students were directed by Mrs. Walker who is substituting for Mrs. Robertson while she is on...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 17, 2019 

Hunter Safety classes under way

Brad Moore and Dave Schwarzbach are teaching Hunters Safety again this year. Brad said, "We talk about the prevention of hunting accidents which are caused by 99% human error." He absolutely enjoys...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 17, 2019 

Big Sandy brings home awards from State FFA

Layne Taylor, Ag teacher and FFA advisor said, "I am so proud of our Big Sandy FFA kids. They are so respectful and delightful. They represent our chapter and community so we'll. I am excited to...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    April 17, 2019 

Green Acres

Keep an eye out for Grass Tetany Grass tetany is a metabolic disease of cattle associated with grazing lush, green pasture. The condition is caused by low blood concentrations of magnesium, which is a required mineral for cattle. When pastures are...

 
 News    April 17, 2019 

Missoula Children's Theater presents "The Emperor's New Clothes"

Join the Emperor, his friends and subjects, and the busy Silkworms this Friday, April 19th, when the Missoula Children’s Theatre and more than 50 local students present an original musical adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen classic, THE...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    April 17, 2019 

Getting By

Every day we are faced with making decisions. They range from minor to major decisions. Some people can make decisions quickly while other people need time and information to make a decision. I recently attended a training which included a simple...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 17, 2019 

Creative Writing Club starts up

A creative writing club will have their first organizational meeting Tuesday April 23rd starting at 4:00 at the grade school library. Snacks will be provided. The club is open to any want-to-be writer from the 2nd grade up. Since this is an...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 10, 2019

Hudson Wants to Give Gifts to Seattle Children Hospital

Big Sandy has sent a number of its children to Seattle's Children Hospital. Hudson Baumgarm will be leaving to have another open-heart surgery on June 5th leaving Big Sandy June 1st. He wants to take...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 10, 2019

Craig Edwards Captures the Beauty of the Golden Triangle

The Great Falls Art show was important to Craig because, "I want to share what I've done. The picture I put in the judging show wasn't because I wanted to win, but I wanted to stand out. The reason...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 10, 2019

Golden Tickets program encourages Good Behavior at School

The grade school students can earn a Golden Ticket Award for positive behavior. The idea comes from the Montana Behavioral Initiative (MBI). A group of teachers received training and implemented the...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 10, 2019

MFU ArrowHead Camp Registration Now Open

Montana Farmers Union Arrowhead Camp in the Highwood Mountains registration opens today. Although you can register until two weeks before the camp starts the Junior Camps for ages 8-12 fill up within...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    April 10, 2019

Green Acres

The Chouteau County Soil Moisture Survey was started by Judee Wargo in 1993 to assist farmers with determining recropping potential on cereal grain stubble. After 25 years, the Chouteau County Extension Office continues to compile data for...

 

Fresno Chapter of Walleyes Wake Up Call - Catch the Action at the 36th Annual Banquet, April 13

The Annual Fresno Chapter Walleye’s Unlimited Banquet is back in action on Saturday April 13th at the Havre Ice Dome. The doors open at 4:30 with early bird drawings beginning at 5:00 and dinner at 6:30. The banquet features the Fresno Chapter’s...

 

Sure Sign of Spring: Grizzlies Out on the Rocky Mountain Front

It's a sure sign of spring when grizzly bears emerge from their dens on the Rocky Mountain Front. Mike Madel, bear management specialist with Fish, Wildlife and Parks in Choteau, flew over the Front...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 3, 2019

"Bedtime Stories" opens April 27th at 6 pm

Play practice for " Bed Time Stories" started February 21st according to Vanessa Janssen. Although it has been a "lot of hard work", there are many reason for the excitement in the air. Backdrops...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 3, 2019

T-Ball Registration April 18th

An organizational meeting was held to promote T-Ball again this summer which will start at the beginning of May. There will be two practices each week Tuesday and Thursday. Rachel Baumgarn is...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 3, 2019

Volunteer Coaches help BSHS track

Head Coach of the Big Sandy Pioneer Track team Melanie Schwarzbach asked me to interview the assistant coaches this year. She believes their commitment to the kids is incredible. There are 20 athletes out for varsity track this year and she...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 3, 2019

Big Sandy students win awards at State Science

Tyler Schwarzbach, Hope Gasvoda, and Everett Works took their science projects to State. Hope and Evert took home silver awards. Tyler Schwarbach received the American Meteorological Society Award,...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    April 3, 2019

Green Acres

Information from this article comes from Dr. Peter Kolb (MSU Extension Forester). Dr. Kolb will be presenting on tree management in Fort Benton at the Memorial Ambulance building at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 4th. The public is welcome to attend....

 

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Hunter Education Classes are Offered in Havre

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Hunter Education classroom course dates have been set for the Havre area for this year, and there are two more courses offered this spring. The courses will be held at MSU-Northern at Cowan Hall, room 300, and are...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    April 3, 2019

Getting by

April is National Stress Awareness Month With life’s demands, we all experience stress. Stress is how our body and brain responds to those demands. How each one of us deals with stress is different. Some people deal with stress effectively and/or...

 

Big Sandy Medical Center Receives $146,375 Grant

[Big Sandy, MT] | Patients at Big Sandy Medical Center will soon benefit from studies using the latest in x-ray technology made possible through a grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust’s Rural Healthcare Program. The...

 
 By W.D. Nottingham    News    April 3, 2019

A Tragedy in the 49th State Remembered

Prior to the 1970 Gold Medal Basketball Tournament, in Juneau, Alaska, three men, one of which intended to play in the tournament, decided to spend a few days hunting seals in Seymour Canal on Admiralty Island. The weather was calm and many seals...

 

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