Samantha Suazo

Big Horn of the Week

Ninth-grader Samantha has been described by teachers and students as a genuinely positive and kind person. She is always willing to help where help is needed. Her hard work ethic is evident through her ability to learn English is less than four years, and she is often seen translating for classmates, creating a more inspiring classroom climate.

(L to R) Firefighters Shane Farmer, Taylor Lee, and Deputy Chief Dustin Tetrault are easing into their new positions at the Big Sky Fire Department.

Meet the new guys

The Big Sky Fire Department recently welcomed two new firefighters and a deputy chief to the team. Here’s a quick intro to the “newbies.” Be sure to give them a warm Big Sky welcome if you see them around town!

Dustin Tetrault, Deputy Chief of Community Risk Management 

Big Sky Community Food Bank Operations Manager Sarah Gaither (left) and Food Bank volunteer Laine Hegness happily had their hands full last year putting together the 2017 Thanksgiving in a Bag meals. The Food Bank crew will be at it again soon, and are gathering donations now.

Give a gobble

“Pass the gravy!”

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, now is the time to start planning that epic feast so many look forward to. But with all the necessary items, from the obligatory turkey, to the stuffing, casseroles, desserts, sides and so on, that feast can pack a hefty price tag.

Dane Michael Offutt


Dane Offutt was born was born March 8, 1989 in Florida. He was raised in Texas alongside his younger sister. Although Dane’s time in Big Sky was sadly short lived, he was starting to build more than just a warm place to lay his head.

Capt. Jack Hudspeth

Big Sky’s Capt. Jack

Men were being drafted into the Vietnam War during the time Big Sky resident Jack Hudspeth was attending college at Mississippi State University in the mid-60s. Students pursuing degrees were allowed to defer from the draft, but even then the war made its way into Hudspeth’s life. 

Jeff Trulen and Scott “STP” Leuzinger spend their Saturday digging holes for the new rink light location. It’s a labor of love for the BSSHA board members and hockey enthusiasts.

Ice for all

Skating and hockey seasons won't likely start this month, but work has already begun in earnest to get Big Sky’s ice rink in shape. This year it’s going to take a little more effort as the rink is being relocated to a flatter area to accommodate a refrigeration system.

Ryan Malinowski

Miner of the week

This week’s Miner of the week is fourth grader Ryan Malinowski. “Ryan is a great leader in the class, he is always on task and willing to help his classmates,” said his teacher Mrs. Suzie Klein. Ryan is always positive and caring to his classmates and teachers.

William B. Davis


William B. Davis of Fishers, Ind., and Big Sky passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 26.

Bill graduated from Horace Mann in 1959 and attended Wabash College, running cross country. He transferred to IU and graduated in 1964, then earned a J.D. from IU School of Law, Bloomington, in 1967.  

Libby Flach, Tristen Clack and Ace Beattie combine compost buckets filled with apple cores destined for their compost bins.

One student’s trash...

Gathering buckets of half-eaten apple cores might not seem like a savory task for some, but for the students in Kate Eisele’s freshman science class, it was a duty they took on without complaint on a sunny Wednesday afternoon.


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