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 By Zoe Merrill    News    February 20, 2019 

Bob Quinn: writes a book, "Grain by Grain"

Connie Green called me and asked me if I had read Bob Quinn's book Grain by Grain yet. I told her I hadn't but that I planned to. Connie told me it was a really good book, and she thought everyone in...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    February 20, 2019 

You Have an Idea Pursue It

Have you ever had an idea and wondered if it would fly? Do you have a dream of opening the smallest of businesses and don’t know where to start? It might be a dream you’ve held for years, but have never pursued it. There is a place to go for no...

 

Havre Elks Lodge #1201 and Pizza Hut partner to help our communities

Havre, MT February 17, 2019: Havre Elks Lodge #1201 and the Havre Pizza Hut are teaming up on Thursday February 21st to help communities in Hill, Blaine and Chouteau Counties. Lodge Exalted Ruler Kyle Leeds says: “On Thursday February 21st, Pizza...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    February 20, 2019 

Shari Jenkins Schmit Big Sandy Artist, making the world colorful

Shari Jenkins Schmit lives and creates in Great Falls now, but her love for art has always been there. She remembers when she was in the 1st grade in Fort Benton and as a Brownie participated in the...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    February 20, 2019 

Green Acres

“Attention Gardeners” Toby Day is in Fort Benton on February 28 Toby Day (MSU Extension Horticultural Specialist) will be in Fort Benton to teach gardeners about binomial nomenclature, soils, nutrients and fertilizers. The class will take place...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    February 20, 2019 

100-Year-Old Valentine

Nathan and Mary Merrill have been remodeling their house they bought from Roy Lackner. Mary who has always been interested in the history of the house asked him about how old the house was and he had...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    February 20, 2019 

Getting By

At the time I am writing this, the forecast for the next couple weeks has us nowhere near at or above freezing. With the cold we have already experienced and will continue to experience, it brings with it concerns of safety. Hypothermia and...

 

Legislation News

SB 206- Revise the labeling and marketing of certain ag products. This bill was heard in the Senate Ag Committee. SB 56- Repeal meat and poultry inspection appeals process. SB 57- Revise meat and poultry inspection laws in line with federal...

 

Hunter Education Classes Offered Across Region 6 for Youth and Adults

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Hunter Education course dates have been set for many areas across Region 6. All hunter education classes are free of charge. Many classes are being held prior to the March 15 application deadline for special permits...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    February 13, 2019

A Valentine for all of Big Sandy

Valentine's Day is celebrated every year on February 14. It has cultural, religious and commercial ramifications. It is a holiday about romance and romantic love all around the world. However, it is...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    February 13, 2019

Celebrating Presidents Day, and learning something about it

"Which President would you like to sit down with over lunch and have a conversation?" This article is about the first eight presidents mentioned in celebration of Presidents Day. The presidents... Full story

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    February 13, 2019

The Reichelt's take a bucket list trip to Machu Picchu, Peru

Mark and Connie Reichelt, daughters Madison and Sophie all travelled to Machu Picchu, Peru. The photos of the area are incredibly beautiful. However, the history of the area is also one of the...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    February 13, 2019

Green Acres

Night Feeding or Daytime Calving Information for this article was taken from the February issue of the Cow Sense Chronicle written by Rachel Endecott, MSU Extension Beef Cattle Specialist. We’ve all experienced that middle-of-the-night calving...

 

Getting By

One of the traits I admire about people are those who can make other people laugh. Some of the most memorable times I recall have been with people who have made me laugh. With the many things we are responsible for and worry about on a daily basis,...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    February 13, 2019

I Love My Library Party and Imagination Library Sign Up

The Big Sandy Library is celebrating its 2nd year in the new building! The event, “I love My Library”, is aptly named. Friends of the Library are currently raffling off a beautiful quilt, and the winner will be chosen on February 14th after the...

 

MSU Pesticide Education Program to offer regional pesticide trainings across Montana

BOZEMAN – The Montana State University Pesticide Education Program will be coordinating five regional pesticide training events across Montana in April. These seven-hour trainings are designed for individuals who want to learn more about pesticides...

 

Montana Legislation information

HB 300--Would create a 2.5% sale tax on most transactions, including internet sales, but exclude SNAP-eligible food and medicine. It would cut three different types of property tax and the raise would go to “infrastructure, health, safety and...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    February 6, 2019

Groundhog Day Name Should Be Changed

I've never understood Groundhog Day. February has always meant calving season, and the concern that the weather wouldn't cooperate. When I researched Ground Hog Day I found it was a popular tradition...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    February 6, 2019

Big Sandy Community is putting a on a play

Diane Keane and Vanessa Janssen are excited to bring a play to Big Sandy, Bedtime Stories (As Told By Our Dad) (Who Messed Them Up). According to Amazon, "It's Dad's turn to tell his three...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    February 6, 2019

The Balance Act for Rural People

This weekend at a MFU Women's Conference held in Fairmont, Jolene Brown, CSP, CPAE a National Hall of Fame Speaker talked about how to relieve stress and renewal of the farm and family. She has been...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    February 6, 2019

The Petersons; Montana Ag Power Couple Encourage Unity

Jess Peterson and his wife Laura are one of Montana's Power couples in Agriculture working a cow/calf operation in Miles City. They have two wonderful cowgirls, Cadence and Chloe. I got to hear both...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    February 6, 2019

Green Acres

Golden Triangle Herbicide-Resistance Meetings February 19, 2019 in Conrad and Fort Benton Golden Triangle MSU Extension agents will be hosting herbicide-resistance meetings on Tuesday, February 19, 2019, in both Conrad and Fort Benton. A special...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    January 30, 2019

Gun Show is More About People than Guns

According to Vance Butler there was some excitement at the gun show. There were a number of high quality of guns at the Big Sandy Gun Show. Vance Butler and Brian Harwood from Thompson Falls,...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    January 30, 2019

Action Required with Agriculture Information

According to Matt Perdue, Government Relations Representative at National Farmers Union in Washington DC, it's important to know your facts and act accordingly. He was introduced as "He is up on the...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    January 30, 2019

Reinhard Bold; Geo-Bee Winner

The National Geographic Geo-Bee started in 1989 but this is only the second year Big Sandy Schools have participated. Students from the fourth grade to the eighth grade compete. This means Big Sandy h...

 

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