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 News    April 21, 2021 

School Board Candidates answer the hard questions - Election May 4th

Our town’s schools are excellent. This is product of our hard working teachers and administration. It is also directly linked to the efforts of the dedicated members of our school board. With the current school board election already in process,...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 21, 2021 

Big Sandy's Rotary Banquet Returns

I was visiting another service organization representative who said he had great admiration for the Rotary members and the amount of service they do for our community. To date, they have raised and given to the community through various projects...

 
 News    April 21, 2021 

Mandatory 10-Digit Dialing Coming to 406 Area Code

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted 988 as a new three-digit number to be used nationwide to reach the National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline, starting July 16, 2022. Until then, customers must continue to...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    April 21, 2021 

Green Acres

2021 Montana Drought Series for Livestock Producers in Havre Montana State University Ranch Management Systems Team in collaboration with local MSU Extension agents have put together a series of workshops to address potential strategies to reduce the...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 21, 2021 

In Celebration of Earth Day, April 22

This year Earth Day falls on Thursday, April 22nd. There isn't much celebration for the Holiday here in Big Sandy. Here in God's Country. Here in the middle of farm and ranch country. I get it....

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    April 14, 2021

The Spring Music Festival returns this year with a twist

Big Sandy High School will be competing in the Spring Music Festival online next week after missing the event last year entirely due to the lockdowns. This year, the Montana High School Association (MHSA) decided that all of the state music...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    April 14, 2021

The School of Rock opens for young musicians

Budding musicians in the Big Sandy area have a new resource to learn and grow through the teaching and experience of several local entertainers. The "School of Rock" set out to "give the kids a little...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 14, 2021

Learning to be kind: Autism Awareness Month

This year at the FE Miley Elementary school, because of Autism awareness month, students will be learning why and how to be kind. They made a rainbow of seven colors representing all seven classes....

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    April 14, 2021

Green Acres

The single most important component of a successful breeding program is using fertile bulls that have passed a bull breeding soundness evaluation (BSE). Each bull is expected to contribute to 20 to 50 pregnancies each year. Having a BSE conducted on...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    April 14, 2021

Getting By

The annual RECYCLING BONANZA is back this year. It will be held Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Dedman Foundation Animal Shelter at 2400 High Street in Fort Benton. We will be accepting recyclable scrap metal and appliances,...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 14, 2021

Beds made in United States in Fort Benton

In 1924 Everton Mattress Factory began as a small bedding company in Utah before moving to Twin Falls, Idaho. That’s important because they have always been a company that made beds in the United States. It is one of the reasons that Ed Lehman has...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 7, 2021

Kulbeck was sworn in as Big Sandy's new City Council member and New Pool was discussed

Mayor Shaud Schwarzbach mentioned that the pivot soil samples had been taken. Diane Labuda from the Big Sandy Pool Committee attended the meeting and reported on the recent meeting held with KLJ...

 

Rotary Banquet will be April 24

The annual Rotary banquet will be held on Saturday, April 24 at 6:00 in the Big Sandy High School gymnasium. The theme this year is Camelot, so join us in your finest royalty attire. Tickets are $100 again, which includes 2 prime rib dinners and...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    April 7, 2021

Big Sandy Paraprofessionals win award

A surprise assembly at the F. E. Miley school was held to award Amy Terry, Alma Terry, Cat Lopez, Brittany Sherburn, Cheryl Ostrom, and Dick Thornton the Paraeducator/Teacher Team of the Year award....

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    April 7, 2021

Triangle Sponsors Food Bank Raffle

The Big Sandy Food Bank is raffling off a half a pig to raise money to support their food distribution program. Tickets are $5 and the drawing will be held April 30th. They can be purchased from the Senior Center, the offices of the Big Sandy...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    April 7, 2021

Green Acres

The Chouteau County Soil Moisture Survey was started by Judee Wargo in 1993 to assist farmers in determining recropping potential on cereal grain stubble. After 28 years, the Chouteau County Extension Office continues to compile data for determining...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    April 7, 2021

Getting By

The food being promoted through Montana Harvest of the Month for April is chickpeas. Harvest of the Month is a program which showcases Montana grown foods. You will see posters and events in the schools, other education facilities and healthcare...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 31, 2021

County Commissioner, Darlington Reports on Road Status

Three months in Rick Darlington, County Commissioner, reports, “It’s been really good, not a lot of snow removal this winter, with the open winter we saved a lot of money. We have a big job ahead of us to try and get them (the road) all...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    March 31, 2021

Holy Week Church Services

Last year, I preached the Good Friday and Easter Morning Services to an empty room with a camera set up to stream everything to Facebook. All of the other churches in town, and across the country,...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 31, 2021

Florence Dedman Animal Shelter and Foundation

Answering a third grader’s concern about finding a home for all the stray animals, especially feral cats, I thought I would ask first at the Dedman Animal Shelter. Nikki Jones has been the director for three years. She admitted that the topic of...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 31, 2021

Jaesun Yirsa takes 3rd at state for his Patriots Pin essay contest

Jaesun Yirsa is a 7th grade home school student and the son of Petra and Justin Yirsa. Jaesun said he likes writing and has a very patriotic family. “It’s an honor for me.” Marty and Tamee...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    March 31, 2021

Green Acres

With the coming of spring and warmer weather conditions, snakes are through hunkering down for the winter making human encounters more likely. For many, snakes evoke feelings of uneasiness to outright panic. Montana only has 10 native snake species o...

 

ALBERT & MARY BOLD SCHOLARSHIP & BSMSF SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES NEAR

Albert & Mary Bold Scholarship of $600 will be awarded to a member of the Big Sandy community who is obtaining a degree in nursing or a medical science. The recipient must demonstrate a strong moral character, be a member of the Big Sandy community,...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    March 31, 2021

Tilleman Equipment introduces a new disc cultivator

Tilemean equipment would like to introduce a new Disc stubble cultivators SWIFTERDISC which are short concept cultivators designed for high-quality and fast stubble cultivation with a working depth of up to 5.5“, which the BEDNAR brand produces in...

 

DPHHS Provides Update on COVID-19 Variants in Montana

DPHHS Provides Update on COVID-19 Variants in Montana State health agency continues to work with CDC on surveillance for variant strains Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) officials announced today the state now has 19 total...

 

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