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 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 19, 2019 

Welcome Zane Bendig: Big Sandy's New Nurse Practitioner

Zane Bendig is Big Sandy's newest Medical provider. Zane, his wife Sarah, and five children will be moving to Big Sandy in July. Currently Zane is travelling back and forth from Great Falls to...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 19, 2019 

Big Sandy Schools Hire Three New Teachers

We have three new teachers committed to coming to Big Sandy to teach. The new art teacher is Monica Winderl. She has 19 years of experience teaching art. She comes from the Highwood School as they decided to not have art class there anymore. If you...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 19, 2019 

The Grocery Store Remodels

Dave and Debra Louvar bought the Grocery Store in the fall of 2002. Debra was telling John Gunhold, the former owner that they were going to have to move because the elevator that Dave manage was...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 19, 2019 

Community Wide Garage Sale a huge success

I hate shopping at garage sales, because I always find something that I want. This time was no exception. I bought a bike for $15, because I wanted one to ride around town with. I found the perfect...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    June 19, 2019 

Green Acres

NARC will host their annual field day on Thursday, June 27th at 3:30 p.m. The event will take place at the research center south of Havre. NARC field day is unique from other field days because their research encompasses farming and ranching. A few...

 
 By Melinda Myers    News    June 19, 2019 

Prevent Tick-Borne Diseases While Enjoying the Outdoors

You’ve grabbed your water bottle, sunscreen and hat for a hike in the park or some gardening. Add a bit of tick protection to your must-have items when you head out the door for an adventure, to garden or play. Continue enjoying the outdoors by...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 19, 2019 

Doris Gullickson Is Home Recovering Slowly

Doris Gullickson is one of the women that most inspires me. She has just recently returned home from a 75 day stay in Great Falls after suffering a slight stroke that was in a crucial spot in her...

 
 News    June 19, 2019 

State officials suggest steps to prevent West Nile Virus

State and local public health officials are reminding Montanans to take steps to avoid mosquito bites and prevent infection with West Nile Virus (WNV). In Montana, WNV season usually begins in July and ends in October, as this is when the mosquitoes...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 12, 2019

Big Sandy to hold Community Garage Sales Saturday

Keely Bahnmiller coordinator of the Big Sandy Garage Sale on June 15th says this year they have 33 yard sales with 45 families participating. We have more sites this year than last year. We have 11...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 12, 2019

Two Car Thefts in Big Sandy

Recently as you are all mostly aware there have been two car thefts in the town of Big Sandy. They are not related. The one pickup was discovered and returned to his owner. They have a couple of...

 
 By Petra Yirsa    News    June 12, 2019

David vs. Goliath: Pioneer Little League Gearing up for Baseball

June. Mid-afternoon. It's a balmy 83 degrees and the concession stand is prepping for the crowds. The outfield is littered with Tee-ballers and grass clippings. The season is about to begin. Flashback...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 12, 2019

Vacation Bible School teaches the lesson "Who is my Neighbor"

This year's theme at the Christ Lutheran Church Vacation Bible School was "Who is my Neighbor." The story of the good Samaritan can be found in Luke 10:25-37 The Parable of the Good Samaritan: "On...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    June 12, 2019

Green Acres

Horticultural Questions and Answers for Upcoming Summer My ash, elm and caragana look dead. Should I cut my tree or shrub down right away and be done with it? On April 19, Fort Benton temperatures were as high as 76 degrees. On April 29, Fort Benton...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 12, 2019

Erik Sietsema takes on the "The Great Cycle Challenge"

“This June, I am taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids’ cancer!” says Pastor Erik Siestsema. “Because right now, cancer is the biggest killer of children from disease in the United States. Over 15,700 children are diagnosed...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 12, 2019

Keep Your Kids Busy This Summer

Schools out, but there are things to do this summer. The pool is open every day and the Big Sandy Library has a reading program. There are t-ball games to watch, O-Mok-See on the weekends. When the...

 

Public health officials issue a rabies reminder

State and local public health officials are reminding Montanans to be aware of the risk for exposure to rabies this summer. Encounters between humans and wild animals often increase in the summer months because of the time spent hiking and engaging i...

 
 By Leslie Gregory    News    June 5, 2019

Big Sandy Pool Opens for the season

The Big Sandy Pool has opened for the season. It opened Saturday, June 1 for open swim. The weather was great for opening weekend. The kiddie pool will hopefully be ready this weekend. We got a bit...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 5, 2019

Memorial Day festivities take place in Big Sandy

Each Memorial Day often repeats the events of the year before. This was the second year for the MURPH Challenge but other than that it always starts with breakfast served at the Big Sandy Historical...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 5, 2019

LIFT Fitness challenges the Murph

Memorial Day was remembered in a unique way again this year. This is the second time the MURPH was offered in our community. "The 'MURPH' is more than just a workout, it is a tradition that helps...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    June 5, 2019

Green Acres

MAES-MSU Western Triangle Agricultural Research Center (WTARC) and MSU Extension are hosting a field day in the Knees area on July 9th at 9:00 a.m. The site is located ¾ of a mile west of the intersection of Knees Church Road and Collins Road. John...

 
 By Amy Sibra    News    June 5, 2019

2019 Girls State Candidates

Lainey Gregory and Amanda Cline have been selected to participate in American Legion Auxiliary Girls State in Helena in June. The Girls State program began in 1937. The program epitomizes the ALA's...

 
 By Alicia Bjornestad    News    June 5, 2019

The Big Sandy High School Spring concert is full of awards and accomplishments!

As the school year is coming to its end, the annual spring concert was held last Tuesday, at the Big Sandy High School. The concert was organized by Mrs. Walker and Miss Robertson. This year Miss Robertson decided to start a family, resulting in...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 5, 2019

The Importance of Service: Sunshine Snipper perform community service

4-H is 117 years old and the 4-H Pledge is 92 years old. "I pledge...my hands to larger service...for my club, my community, my country and my world." Allan T. Smith, Ph.D., National 4-H Program Leade...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    June 5, 2019

Getting By

One of the hardest things to think about having to do is making the decision of what to do when a loved one has a terminal condition. Or perhaps you have been in the position of having made the decision in the past. You know the reality of how diffic...

 

Bear Paw Development sponsoring FREE Anniversary Concert

HAVRE – Bear Paw Development Corporation is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and, as part of the celebration, is sponsoring a free concert for area residents. On Thursday, June 13th, the band The Mighty Flick will perform in the outdoor...

 

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