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Big Sandy Medical Center Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinics

Saturday, October 3rd from 8:00am to 11:00am. Friday, October 16th from 11:00am to 2:00pm • Quick and convenient! No appointment needed. Come as you are; stay in your car! • Drive-thru lane will be south to north along 2nd St. (turn left off...

 

Big Sandy couple sentenced to prison for trafficking meth on Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation

Great Falls from the Department of Justice, U. S. Attorney’s office. — A Big Sandy couple who admitted distributing methamphetamine on the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation today were sentenced to prison terms, U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme said....

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    September 30, 2020 

Chili feed Cancelled for the first time in 65 years

The Big Sandy Fire Department Annual Chili Feed, complete with rides in fire engines and ambulances, has been a Big Sandy staple for 65 years. However, what should have been a celebration of a landmark anniversary has been canceled. Due to the...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    September 30, 2020 

Calista Worrall teaches 6th grade

Calista Worrall teaches 6th grade at FE Miley Elementary School with a unique mix of extroverted enthusiasm, compassion, and a love for engaging the kids where they are at. She is in her fifth year of...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    September 30, 2020 

Green Acres

The Montana Conservation Seedling Nursery (MCSN) is already receiving orders for shelter belt plantings. Rocky Mountain Juniper is the most popular windbreak species, and is sold out quite quickly. If you are interested in ordering Rocky Mountain...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    September 30, 2020 

Keeping Big Sandy Great

One thing about a small town, you know almost everyone driving down the street. I was walking down the street when Shane and Gwen Ophus, from Ophus Auction Company, pulled up by the side walk. Shane...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    September 23, 2020

Big Sandy Booster Club continues to support the schools

The monthly meeting of the Big Sandy Booster Club was held on September 8th. During this time, when so many activities have been canceled, the Booster Club is trying to maintain a positive approach n supporting the activities of the Big Sandy...

 

Sheri Otto Moore home town girl still teaching

Big Sandy's own Sheri Otto Moore brings a wide range of talents, interests, and genuine care for her students to her work educating third graders at FE Miley Elementary School. Sheri is on her 8th...

 

Yanci Phillips, celebrates her fifth birthday--Miracle

Yanci Phillips celebrated her 5th birthday last Wednesday, September 15th. Her mother, Karli Phillips explains: "It's a HUGE deal because before she was born, we were prepped that she might live an...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    September 23, 2020

Green Acres

The eastern heath snail is the only snail species that climbs to the top of the vegetation to keep cool. This behavior is the main identifier for the species. If you live in other areas of the county and have discovered this species in the tops of...

 

Getting By

I cannot let September slip by without putting information out about this month being National Sewing Month. The past six months have sparked a surge of more people sewing. Motivations of why people sew vary from stress reliever to a way to save...

 

Election Judge Training

The Chouteau County Elections office is looking for election judges. In order to serve as an election judge, it is mandatory to attend a training session and be certified. The training sessions will cover the duties and responsibilities of an...

 

What's Happening at the Hospital?

Fall is upon us and, with the changing colors in the trees, come changes at BSMC. You know what they say...life is about change. Nothing ever stays the same! Among some of the changes happening at the...

 

Big Sandy Ambulance receives grant money for new Rig

The Big Sandy Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Department is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of the Montana Department of Transportation EMS Grant Program Award. The department has been awarded $196,200, which is 90% of the cost of a new...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    September 16, 2020

Revolutionizing School Safety

I was able to talk to Jason Gardiner, CEO of Kart Kleen Technologies, last week about the development of a mobile disinfecting unit that would allow students to clean their personal belongings before they entered the school. Along with company...

 

Mrs. Hanson, enlightening the first graders of Big Sandy for 5 years

For the past five years, Big Sandy's first grade students have been taught by the energetic and cheerful Mrs. Katie Hanson. Mrs. Hanson was born and raised here in Big Sandy. She cites a long term...

 

Big Sandy Street Names and Why

Since I moved to Big Sandy, I have always called the road that runs through the middle of downtown "Main Street." I have heard quite a few other people refer to it by the same name. It wasn't until I...

 

Pioneer Athletics & Spectator Information for the Week

This week, the Pioneer Volleyball team hits the road, playing Hays-Lodgepole on Thursday evening (date change from the original schedule) and CJI on Saturday. As of press time, no spectators are allowed at Hays, though you can watch the volleyball...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    September 16, 2020

Green Acres

The following information was prepared by Kevin Wanner (MSU Extension Entomologist). Emerging winter wheat can be particularly vulnerable to damage by grasshoppers. The larger adult stage grasshoppers are more difficult to control and can move into...

 

Getting By

FRIDAY FOOD PRESERVATION 101 Finding your freezer stuffed and no room to put your fresh seasonal produce to enjoy this winter? Canning may be your answer. Canning does require some specific steps to ensure a safe, shelf-stable product. Montana State...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    September 9, 2020

Two Months before Voting; Mail-in Ballots are safe

Lana Claassen, Chouteau County Clerk, from the Chouteau County Clerk and Reporters office, whose primary job is to ensure we have a fair and reliable voting process, is 99.99% sure voting is fair. Every person who is registered to vote has a...

 

Amy Terry: A new and special position

In a year with an unusually small number of staffing changes for Big Sandy schools, one major change isn't a new face. It's a well-loved teacher in a new role: Ms. Amy Terry has shifted to a...

 

Teaching music has it's challenges too

Running the school year safely during the COVID pandemic has been challenging and required significant precautions be taken. One of the courses that faces the biggest challenges in meeting safely is...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    September 9, 2020

Green Acres

According to Laurie Kerzicnik (Montana State University Entomologist), grasshoppers continue to be an issue for several areas in Montana. Grasshopper infestations will continue to extend into the fall. High grasshopper populations this year could be...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    September 9, 2020

Rutledge's and Red Angus

Rutledges are not just my neighbor. Both Lance and Andrea Rutledge had impressive accomplishments in the Red Angus beef industry. Lance Rutledge was one of the 24 Nile Merit Heifer Program...

 

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