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9 years in the making: Big Sandy's Jeff Reichelt Memorial Library


February 10, 2017

Havre Daily News/Floyd Brandt

For nine years, the Jeff Reichelt Memorial Library in Big Sandy was no more than a concept, born of a local who gave away a building and asked that a library be built in its place to commemorate her son, an avid reader who died in a drunk driving crash.

The doors officially opened Jan. 24.

Marla Ray, Deloris Pribyl and Ann Quinn have been an integral part of the project since a steering committee was formed in 2011 culminating in the creation of the library on Main Street.

Jeff Reichelt was a student at University of Montana in Missioula, on his way home for Thanksgiving sometime in the...

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