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 By Lindsay Boyce    News    January 19, 2022 

American Legion Coyote Derby was a grand success

Another year of calving is just around the corner for many in the Big Sandy community and around Montana. The Big Sandy American Legion Coyote Derby started as an idea in 2017 by Mason Ophus, Stephen...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    January 19, 2022 

Big Sandy High School Choir to perform on PBS

The Big Sandy Choir traveled to Bozeman this week to make a second appearance on PBS as a part of a fundraising program that features high school choirs from around the state. TJ Bond, Big Sandy's...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    January 19, 2022 

Summer Celebration will feature Slam Demo Derby

The Fort Benton Summer Celebration lineup will feature a major addition this year: The Summer Celebration Slam. The Slam is a demolition derby organized by Eric Tadej. Registration is open for...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    January 19, 2022 

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Agricultural Testing Facility in Chinook Many Chouteau County producers are sending samples to the new agricultural testing facility in Chinook. Because of its location, producers can get test results back in a couple of days rather than a week or...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    January 19, 2022 

The Great Reading Race has begun

The Big Sandy Public Library is hosting a great race this year. This race will not see its competitors traveling around the world, but rather they will be exploring the world through the pages of books. The race pits the librarians and subs against l...

 

Rotary Announces Christmas light winners

The Big Sandy Rotary Club held its first meeting of 2022 and announced its prizes for the Christmas light displays that adorned the town of Big Sandy during the holidays. The Rotary Club’s Christmas Light Committee met on December 20, 2021. After...

 

City Plans two public meetings to discuss Junk Ordinance

The Big Sandy town Council held a public meeting on January 5, 2022, to discuss the grant application. Mayor Schwarzbach and council members Colby Baumgarn, Jon Sheehy, Rich Jespersen and Krystyl Kulbeck were also present. All three staff were also p...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    January 12, 2022

Frozen pipesa delay the Schools' first day back

Big Sandy Public School students received an unexpected extension to their Christmas vacation when the plumbing in the elementary school burst on Sunday,January 2nd. The cleanup and repairs were...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    January 12, 2022

Big Sandy's Rock School and RD Recording

It's the beginning of a new year, and although RD Recording and Rock School are a year and a half in, it's still a perfect example of going for an idea or dream and making it real. RD Recording and...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    January 12, 2022

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Master Gardener Level 1 Class in Fort Benton or Big Sandy (please pre-register) MSU Extension level 1 Master Gardener classes will take place in Fort Benton or Big Sandy in February pending pre-registration numbers. Now is your chance to participate...

 

Omicron a COVID-19 variant is in Chouteau County

On December 20th it was reported that Omicron was in Montana but, “Despite the detection of Omicron, Delta remains the predominant strain in Montana. “Given this activity around the country, it’s important that we exercise caution and take...

 

Big Sandy Medical Center SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

Big Sandy Medical Services Foundation was established to foster better healthcare in the Big Sandy community. One way of doing this is to encourage and assist young people who wish to pursue training in the healthcare field by offering scholarships...

 
 By Trish Eklund    News    January 12, 2022

Happy and Healthy New Year From Chouteau County Cancer Support Group

As the new year begins, we hang up our new calendars and pack away all the holiday decorations and lights. It is time to focus on the coming months and make those resolutions. Some people laugh and say the resolutions are things we would like to do...

 

Tilleman Equipment debutes the FENDT at the MAGIE

Press release- Duluth GA: Tilleman Equipment in Havre MT is the newest dealer to be awarded the Fendt tractor line. (the “d” is silent; rhymes with tent) Fendts have long been a staple on grain and livestock farms in Europe. Only 200 AGCO...

 

2021 Year in Review

January 13, at the start of another new year and in anticipation of the hundreds of family and friends coming to town this summer for another Big Sandy Homecoming, your Town Council wants to...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    January 5, 2022

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2022 Montana’s Next Generation Conference will be Virtual The 2022 Montana’s Next Generation Conference will provide six evening sessions covering recordkeeping, markets, marketing, crop production, succession planning, and business topics....

 

Santa and Mrs. Claus fly into Big Sandy

Santa Clause and Mrs. Claus brought gifts to every student at the FE Miley School on Tuesday. He flew into the airport and met with all of the students. The Mountaineer missed the opportunity to inter...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    December 29, 2021

Big Sandy School Board Schedule discussion for public access to the gym

The latest Big Sandy School Board meeting was short. I attended by Google Meet. Superintendent Kelly Haaland mentioned that the gym floor would be touched-up again with a water-based finish during Christmas break. We also have a few electrical...

 

BSMC annouces discount for paying bills in full

EXCITING NEWS! The Business Office at Big Sandy Medical Center (BSMC) is happy to announce the Board of Directors has approved changes, updates, and additions to BSMC’s billing and prompt pay policies. BSMC recognizes medical expenses are often...

 

Amberley Snyder speaks to Big Sandy Students

On Thursday December 16th, the students at Big Sandy High School heard an inspirational talk from Amberley Snyder. Amberley is a former national champion rodeo rider and Utah State FFA president, who...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    December 29, 2021

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Utilizing Snow as a Water Source for Wintering Cattle Careful management of snow fed cows is essential in cattle management in Montana. Consider the following points from Manitoba Agriculture. The complete article is located at bit.ly/3mmm88F. ...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    December 22, 2021

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Fire Fighting for Farmers Class Offered during the Cropping Seminar in Fort Benton Montana State University Extension will host a free, annual cropping seminar series January 14th in Fort Benton at the Ag Center located at 1205 20th Street. Speakers...

 

The Christmas Spirit is alive in Big Sandy

For a second consecutive year, the Big Sandy holiday tradition, The Christmas Stroll, has been cancelled due to concerns over recent spikes in Covid cases in Montana. Throughout the month, I have...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    December 22, 2021

Wreath Across America

Sunday, December is the nation's Wreath Across America. According to their website, "Wreaths Across America (WAA) was started in 2006 to expand students and community education by putting veterans...

 

American Legion Coyote Hunt January 7th-9th

The 5th Annual Big Sandy American Legion Coyote Derby returns to Big Sandy January 7th -9th. The early registration deadline is December 23. $1,000 is guaranteed for each class. There is a Rock Island VRGO 12 Gauge Semi-Auto Shotgun raffle for $10 a...

 

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