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 By Zoe Merrill    News    July 1, 2020 

July 4th and the Reason for the Celebration

July 4th usually means exactly what we all think. It’s a celebration that started in 1776 continues to the present day. It is the celebration of the birth of American independence. It usually has activities with fireworks. Other towns have parades...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    July 1, 2020 

EGT-Tunis Expands

After Big Sandy lost a grain elevator in town when CHS closed its door, I stopped one day at EGT-Tunis to visit with Josh Wulf, the Elevator Manager. He immediately wanted to place ads in the...

 
 By Melanie Schwarzbach    News    July 1, 2020 

A New Pool for Big Sandy - The Reboot

In 2017, a joint project between the City of Big Sandy and Big Sandy Public Schools presented a bond proposal to the voters to build a new pool for the residents of Big Sandy. Proponents and opponents...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    July 1, 2020 

Green Acres

Bobcat is a high yielding solid stem hard red winter wheat with improved yield potential relative to other solid stem varieties. The variety will be available for non-certified seed producers in fall of 2020. The variety was developed by Phil...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    July 1, 2020 

Getting By

More fraud and scam terms to discuss this week… Smishing is short for “SMS phishing”. The scammer sends a text message or SMS (Short Message Service) with a phone number or link claiming to be connected to your bank or another company. They...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 24, 2020

22 Garage Sales this weekend in Big Sandy

It was a perfect day. Not too hot, although some would say if you sit outside in the sun all day, it doesn't matter what the temperature is, it gets hot. And if you saw any of the 22 garage sale...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 24, 2020

Big Sandy School Board held regular meeting

Although they held their regular meeting, some of the agenda items were regular, but others didn’t sound very normal. Yes, the building Maintenance Projects are going on as usual, with the FE Miley flooring progressing. And like every summer, deep...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 24, 2020

Big Sandy Historical Society continues to support

One of the most favorite parts of the Big Sandy Mountaineer is the Old Timers section. It is research and written by Vicki Kulback and Lois Gay. When you see them on the street, acknowledge them for...

 

Statewide Media Campaign Reminds Montanans to Keep Fighting COVID-19

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) has launched a statewide media campaign to remind Montanans to continue taking the right steps to fight the spread of COVID-19, especially as the state opens up. The campaign, titled...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    June 24, 2020

Green Acres

What is up with all of the ash trees not leafing out around the County? What we are seeing is a case of fall freeze damage. The green ash trees were actively growing in the fall until late September and early October when temperatures dropped into...

 

Farm Service Agency County Committee Election

USDA/Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees are a critical component of the day-to-day operations of FSA, and allow grassroots input and local administration of federal farm programs. Committees are comprised of locally elected agricultural...

 
 By Janell Barber    News    June 24, 2020

Getting By

Continuing the topic of fraud and scams from last week’s article, it may help to know some terminology and understanding of how scammers operate to get your personal information. This week’s term is phishing. Phishing Scammer sends a fake email,...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 24, 2020

Sunshine Snippers 4-H Club spread Positive comments

Interestingly, the Sunshine Snippers 4-H Club choose to write positive quotes on the sidewalk downtown, fitting of their name Sunshine. They did ask the permission of the business owners. I just had to have every one written down, thanks to my...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 24, 2020

Raea Pansch makes bracelets to support Wynter Parker

Raea Pansch 's heart told her she could do something to help Wynter Parker. I asked her what made her work so hard. She said, "my mom was talking about it." To tell the full story, I quote here from...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 24, 2020

Let's order shirts, Bahnmiller doing screeen printing

For four years, Cassie Bahnmiller has made a small nitch business by selling her Gourmet Krispies treats. She has so many customers that like to do pre-orders, so when she does make them, she always...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 17, 2020

City Wide Garage Sale; Saturday, June 20

City Wide Garage Sale The city-wide garage sale is a go! A few more hoops to jump through this year, but there are still 22 individual garage sale sites in the town this Saturday June 20. The sale starts at 8:00 in the morning and goes to 3:00 in...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 17, 2020

COVID-19; How to open high school gym

A number of gyms and businesses are reopening and there is a discussion on why the high school gym cannot be open to the public. The following is from a letter from The Chouteau County Environment...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 17, 2020

City Council Meeting approved local Swim Meet

The Big Sandy City Council met and used the majority of its time to discuss the town's pool opening information. As well, the Big Sandy Barracuda's swim team presented to the city council a plan to ho...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 17, 2020

Celebrate Father's Day your way

After researching Father's Day, I discovered it isn't celebrated the same way, or for that matter, it isn't even celebrated on the same day around the world. In the United States, it is always the...

 
 By Tyler Lane    News    June 17, 2020

Green Acres

Jane Mangold (MSU Extension Weed Specialist) has been getting quite a few calls about the efficacy of a bacteria used for cheatgrass control in rangeland. Below is an abbreviated version of the study and results. Cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) is one...

 

New Committee formed to raise funds for new Pool

A new committee has been formed to raise funds for a new city pool. The committee members are Shaud Shwarzbach, Diana LaBuda, Heather Pleninger, Melanie Shwarzbach, and Rich Jespersen. They made an announcement at the First Big Sandy Swim Meet....

 
 By Janell Barber    News    June 17, 2020

Getting By

Reports of fraud and scams have, unfortunately, become a normal part of our lives. It can happen to anyone. As the fastest growing segment of the population in the United States, older adults are especially targeted and uniquely vulnerable to...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 10, 2020

Grizzly Bear spotted outside Big Sandy last week

Nathan Keane usually gets up, lets the dog out, and then makes coffee for himself. For some reason, on Wednesday, June 3rd, he went directly to the kitchen to make himself some coffee. Nathan looked...

 

Barracudas to hold meet this Saturday

The Big Sandy Barracudas, under the direction of coaches Travis Baumann and Connie Reichelt, are back in the pool for their 9th season as a team. 36 swimmers are on the team this year and while they have taken to the pool to begin their summer...

 
 By Zoe Merrill    News    June 10, 2020

Lift Opens in Phase Two

Lift was required to close its doors on March 19th by the state of Montana because of COVID-19. Their doors were closed for 74 days and just opened this June 1st again. Lift is a CrossFit...

 

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