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 By Zoe Merrill    News    July 6, 2022 

Work on Main Street to start July 5

The town of Big Sandy held a regular meeting on June 22nd. Every council member was present, along with two members of the public. The SWPP (stormwater pollution permit) has finally come through. ACME is updating the construction schedule. The counci...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    July 6, 2022 

Kelly and Jody Haaland say goodbye

It's early morning when I write this, and the birds are singing loudly. I love the mornings because it's a new day, and possibilities are just beginning. Kelly and Jody Haaland have lived here for...

 
 News    July 6, 2022 

Baumgarn steps down from City Council

Mayor Shaud Schwarzbach presented Colby W. Baumgarn a plaque at the June 22 meeting in appreciation for his service and dedication a Council Member for the Town of Big Sandy 2007-2...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    July 6, 2022 

A look back at Independence Day

This week, we are celebrating our Independence as a nation. It is easy to say that we are living in “interesting times” where so many things seem to be in flux and conflict between our fellow Americans simmers hotter and hotter. Divisions along...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    July 6, 2022 

Big Sandy Schools welcome new superintendent

Dan Schrock, Big Sandy Schools' new superintendent, arrived in town over the 4th of July weekend. Dan has been working in Montana for a few years, but is originally from Michigan. "I grew up in lower...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    July 6, 2022 

Green Acres

Winter Canola Research at Montana State University Decision time is fast approaching for winter canola seeding. Genetic technology has improved and some producers in Montana are having success with winter canola. Dr. Perry Miller, Cropping Systems...

 
 News    July 6, 2022 

Football Field gets a Facelift

The home of the Pioneers football team is sporting a new look, thanks to the efforts of several volunteers in our community. The field and track were previously lined with railroad ties, installed by...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 29, 2022

Big Sandy Fourth of July Bash

Tina Cook said, “It started small with just Tracy and I and our kids--two families and a spattering of older widows. The boys would light fireworks, and we would have a barbeque. It just got bigger and bigger.” They will be serving hamburgers,...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 29, 2022

Blushing Willow Salon is now open

Natalen Gasvoda has opened Blushing Willow Salon, a new beauty shop in Big Sandy. She chose the name because she likes "Willow," which means new beginnings. She completed her schooling in 2016 and...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    June 29, 2022

Oceans of Possibilities at the Library this Summer

With school out and the days growing hotter and longer, the Big Sandy Public Library has launched its always popular summer reading program. The theme for this year's program is Oceans of...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    June 29, 2022

5th annual Community Yard Sale made for a busy Saturday

The 5th Annual Big Sandy Community Yard Sale took place last Saturday, June 25th. Shoppers were greeted by two new options for sales this year. In addition to the standard yard sales throughout town, City Hall hosted a craft sale and Christ Lutheran...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    June 29, 2022

Green Acres

A Special Thanks in Advance to our Chouteau County 4-H Fair Superintendents 4-H is the youth development program of our nation’s Cooperative Extension System and USDA. Cooperative Extension serves every county and tribe in the U.S. through a...

 

Local dealership's donations for bridge to honor Mike Taylor's legacy

Jim Taylor Motors in Fort Benton recently announced plans to donate $100 for every vehicle sold from May through the end of 2022 to restoring Fort Benton’s Historic Walking Bridge. The money will be donated to the City of Fort Benton in honor of...

 

Jennifer Bold Receives 2022 AANP State Award for Excellence in Minnesota

In recognition of her excellence in clinical practice, Jennifer Bold, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, was recently honored by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) as the 2022 recipient of th...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 29, 2022

Senior Center Board working on New Bylaws

Most of the time at the last Senior Center meeting was spent looking at and discussing the new by-laws. The by-laws were tabled until the next meeting because Barb Ophus will bring an amendment forward. Barb would like to see the board include...

 
 By Erik Sietsema    News    June 22, 2022

BSMS Foundation Helps Center with Renovations

The Big Sandy Medical Services Foundation voted this week to donate $15,000 to the Medical Center’s kitchen renovation project. The money being given is the total amount raised by their fundraiser last year. Harry Bold explains: “The $15,000 we g...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 22, 2022

Big Sandy has a pool history starting in 1917

I got excited when I saw the pictures of Big Sandy's first pool. I had heard a swimming pool before our current pool was somewhere by the Big Sandy Lumber. I have been searching for information...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 22, 2022

A lone man on a journey of a lifetime

It was a beautiful afternoon, and I was enjoying the greenness of the prairie as I drove home. I saw him on a stretch of highway in the distance. I stopped my car, rolled my window down, and waited...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    June 22, 2022

Green Acres

How Farmers, Gardeners and Insecticide Applicators Can Reduce Risks of Honeybee Injury When Spraying for Grasshoppers Because of the increase in grasshopper pests this year and last year, many folks are spraying insecticides to save their crops and...

 
 By Marla Ray    News    June 22, 2022

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY MEET May, 9th

The “Friends of the Library” met on Thursday, May 19th to discuss what has been happening at the library since our January meeting. At the library’s open house for our Fifth anniversary, Renee Hansen was the lucky winner of the beautiful quilt...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 15, 2022

Senior Center is getting closer to opening

The next meeting of the Big Sandy Senior Center will be on June 20th at 5:00. The board members have been working on getting the final report from the accountant and hope to have it to present to the members. They will also have new by-laws for the...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 15, 2022

For the Love of our Library

I love our Big Sandy Library. It’s a new brand of the library. I remember going to Valley County Library, only to be “shhhh”! This library is full of life and laughter. That is not saying you can’t find a time when it’s quiet, but you’ll...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 15, 2022

Big Sandy's Yamaha Baby Grand Piano

It took three years. It started when Amanda Robertson was the music teacher at Big Sandy Highschool. She encouraged him to get one. His idea was that every pianist could play it in the area. Also, Dou...

 
 By Lindsay Boyce    News    June 15, 2022

O-Mok-See Time is Here

The Big Sandy Saddle Club kicked off their first O-Mok-See of the year on Wednesday night. Turned out to be a beautiful evening after some very much needed rain. We opened up with the entrance of our...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    June 15, 2022

Green Acres

Adam Sigler (MSU Extension Water Quality Specialist), Marley Manoukian (MSU Extension Agent in Richland County) and Megan Van Emon (MSU Extension Beef Cattle Specialist) have written a useful resource for livestock producers. This MontGuide is...

 

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