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Racing the weather!

This past weekend farmers were trying to beat the wet weather that was coming into the area. but with it came some great photos....

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    August 14, 2019 

Chouteau County Fair "Make the Fair Great" August 16-18

The Chouteau County Fair will be taking place Friday, August 16 through Sunday, August 18. The fair’s theme, “Make the Fair Great.” According to Shirley Embleton, Chouteau County Fair Office Manager, they chose the theme because it’s local...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    August 14, 2019 

Wells Fargo Bank Closing its Big Sandy Branch in November

I tried to visit with Wells Fargo personal to ask a few questions. Some of the questions I asked were leading, I admit. I only got the same information everyone received in their letters informing...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    August 14, 2019 

Big Sandy High School Welcomes TJ Bond as the New Music Teacher

Timothy Bond, who prefers to be called TJ, is from Edwardsburg, MI. "I like being out of the city. I love the space. It' nice, quiet, peaceful. The community has been so welcoming. Everything here is...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    August 14, 2019 

Green Acres

Managing horticultural landscapes in September is essential to healthy production during the growing season. Below are a few recommendations for Chouteau county gardeners. • The average first frost is September 15 (Carter), September 18...

 

Abundance of deer prompts increase in quotas, many licenses are available in surplus

Are you looking for more hunting opportunity this year? Due to the abundance of both mule deer and white-tailed deer, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 6 biologists elected to increase...

 
 By Dana Darlington    News    August 14, 2019 

Save the Cowboy....Stop the APR "FUNdraiser"

On the evening of August 3rd, from Jordan to Big Sandy and every community in between, combines shut down and balers quit baling. An estimated crowd of between 600-700 farmers, ranchers, and...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    August 14, 2019 

Booster Club plans Fall Kick-Off and purchases needed equipment

Before the Booster Club meeting, the fall sports player/parent meetings were held with new rules concerning Booster club donations to the school. (See Article from Melanie Schwarzbach) The Booster Club met at 8:00 for short, let’s make the...

 
 By Alicia Bjornestad    News    August 14, 2019 

National Lemon Meringue Pie Day

Pies and lemons are flavor favorites across the country. This week is going to be a great opportunity to bake a delicious pie. So, hope you're hungry because August fifteenth is National Lemon...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    August 14, 2019 

Getting By

Chouteau County Chosen for Exciting New Strength Training Study Chouteau County has been selected as one of six locations in Montana to participate in an exciting collaborative research study, ‘Strong People Strength Training Program: A Community...

 

Harvest 2019

Harvest time is in full swing. Early reports are bushels per acre are high, and protein is low....

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    August 7, 2019

The Pool repairs a must

Big Sandy received the following letter from the State of Montana Public Health and Sanitarian, Staci Evangeline. “Can you tell me what year the Big Sandy pool was built and any years it had major changes? We need to determine what rules apply to...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    August 7, 2019

Two Barracudas complete their Swimming in Sidney

Senior Swimmers who have swum for 13-14 years have their last walk and dive into the pool at half time during the state swim meet. Tyler Schwarzbach is the son of Shaud and Melanie Schwarzbach and has...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    August 7, 2019

Gasvoda and Sons Farm, a family business

Drive past Gasvoda and Sons Farm you'll notice that Joan Gasvoda has some beautiful flowers attached to the sign at the entrance of their farm. She told me she drives out to water them every day. The...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    August 7, 2019

Green Acres

MSU Agriculture research centers have three test plots for winter wheat in Chouteau County. Research plots are managed by MSU Western Triangle Agricultural Research Center (WTARC) south of the Knees, MSU Northern Agricultural Research Center (NARC)...

 
 By Jessica Dooley    News    August 7, 2019

What's Happening at the BSMC?

Surveys... surveys...and more surveys! The facility State Survey was completed at the end of June. This survey is conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services and is designed to monitor our Long-Term Care facility. The goal is to assure...

 

Dates announced for over-the-counter, surplus and 900 series license sales

The 900-20 Archery Only Antelope licenses were drawn with Deer B and Elk B licenses in mid-July. All other antelope will be drawn on Aug. 8. This delay gives local biologists time to complete antelope population surveys that often don’t even start...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    July 31, 2019

Fire Season has began; everyone is on high alert

Nothing is scarier than a wildfire uncontrolled. Nothing is more inspiring than a community working together to fight it. The Big Sandy Fire department is well trained and drops everything to help,...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    July 31, 2019

Jaycee Worrall is Bitten by a Rattlesnake

Jaycee Worrall is home and doing well after being bitten by a snake. Calista Worrall wrote, "The girls and I were on a walk at our campsite. We were coming back when I heard them yell "Snake" it was...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    July 31, 2019

Hay Season is in full swing in the area

It's funny, but around here if we were to say "hay" everybody would know what it is. They would know it's made up of dried stems and leaves of a variety of plants. We know it is used to feed animals...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    July 31, 2019

Green Acres

It is recommended to allow a minimum of 30 days between the last harvest and the first killing frost in the fall to allow alfalfa plants time for sufficient carbohydrate accumulation. It is important to know the average date of the first killing...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    July 31, 2019

Getting By

With the recent temperatures exceeding 90 degrees, it reminds us of the dangers heat can have on our bodies and health. The same holds true for our pets as well. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind for pet safety during the heat. - Provide ampl...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    July 31, 2019

Enter the Chouteau Country Fair Open Class

The Chouteau County Fair is nearly here on Friday August 16 through August 18. It is time to get those entries made. You can find a wide variety of chances even for children to enter on the internet access chocofair.com. The following information...

 
 By Leslie Gregory    News    July 24, 2019

A New Owner takes the reins at The Mountaineer

The Mountaineer has opened a new chapter in its history. Last week, Lorrie Merrill took over as Editor and owner of the 110 year old Mountaineer. Previous owners, Keith and Keri Hanson bought it from...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    July 24, 2019

School Board Discuss Immunization and Dress Code

The School Board held their meeting at the usual time. All school personnel and board members were present except Brad Weaver. Maintenance this summer includes new flooring at the FE Miley...

 

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