Local 10 year-old giving back to kids in need

Good News Notes: “Julianna Avery is just 10 years old and came up with the idea to give back to kids her age. It’s something she has been wanting to do for a long time.  ‘She has always had a heart to help people and so she decided she wanted to start raising money for…

Social media brings Montana man life-saving kidney donation

Good News Notes:  “For all the criticism of social media, sometimes it actually does some good — sometimes, it can actually save lives. Sovereign Valentine is a personal trainer in the small town of Plains who drives to Missoula three times a week for dialysis. His inherited kidney disease has done in his kidneys although…

Bozeman community helps fire evacuees, animals

Good News Notes: “When the Bridger Foothills Fire started Friday, evacuation orders forced many residents out of their homes, with some people having nowhere to turn for themselves or their animals. The Bozeman community was ready to step up and help anyone who needed it. Chelsea Gable, owner of Park Your Paws in Livingston, knew…

Nathan’s Butterflies promotes acts of kindness

Good News Notes: “When Ben Cucci, of Apalachin, lost his baby brother Nathan four years ago, he began to look for ways to honor his memory and give back to others. ‘I wanted to do something to remember him,’ said Ben, now 10. ‘I figured we could just help people, make people feel good, give people…

Cycling priest raises funds — and hope

Good News Notes:  “The pandemic caused by the coronavirus has created difficulties for many parish communities, but it has also awakened the inventiveness of many priests. Such is the case of Fr. Christopher Heanue of Holy Child Jesus Church in Richmond Hill, New York, a parish belonging to the Diocese of Brooklyn. Fr. Heanue, a…

Local wildlife group rescuing, cleaning ducks affected by Thursday tanker spill

Good News Notes: “Members of the Black Hawk Wildlife Rehabilitation Project are working to clean up animals affected by the incident that happened Thursday when a tanker truck spilled fuel in Waterloo. That spill occurred following a tanker truck crashing into a home on East Ridgeway Avenue Thursday morning. Neighbors were evacuated for some time…

Brad Pitt Joins Jen Aniston for Fast Times Charity Reading

Good News Notes: “Normally we’d say more than one celebrity couple reunion per year is overkill, but 2020 isn’t your normal year, and ‘overkill’ seems to be the watch word for Dane Cook’s upcoming star-studded charity live reading of Fast Times at Ridgemont High. According to Deadline, Brad Pitt and Jimmy Kimmel are just the latest celebs to sign on…

Miraculous rescue on Snake River saves a life, changes many

Good News Notes: “Rachelle Ruffing and her family spent Friday, June 19 paddle boarding on the Snake River near Pillar Falls. The goal was to take a relaxing family trip since the Mountain Home family’s dog passed away the day before. Ruffing and her family took the photo below together not realizing what was occurring…