St. Amant woman stitching together acts of kindness

Good News Notes: “One teacher and mother of two is using her labor of love to serve the community. Tara Whiteside’s passion for sewing has come in handy during the COVID-19 outbreak now that healthcare professionals are in need of facemasks. ‘I just want kids to be protected, people working, doctors, nurses. This can cover their masks…

Remembering the forgotten with simple warmth and kindness | WPRI.com

 Good News Notes: “It was a simple idea that sprung from a family tragedy. About four years ago, Nick Georgette’s high school psychology class project led to a surprise Christmas gift for his dad’s nursing home roommate. ‘He told us this is the only gift I’ve gotten for Christmas in the past 20 years,’ Georgette…

Hardin County Animal Shelter reaches ‘No Kill’ status

Good News Notes: “The Hardin County Animal Shelter was classified as a ‘No Kill Shelter’ for the first time in its history this week. A shelter is classified as no-kill by not euthanizing for time and space, or overcrowding. ‘We’ve actually maintained a live release rate of 95-percent, which as far as we’re concerned is…

Home renovators reap rewards of reuse, recycling

Good News Notes: “Hundreds of thousands of tons of construction and demolition waste — much of it from home tear-downs and remodeling jobs — end up in Minnesota landfills every year. But some homeowners are learning it’s environmentally, and financially, rewarding when materials from such projects are reused or recycled. Kim Chapman LaFrence, of Grant,…

Ex-NFL player Warrick Dunn launches non-profit in Augusta

Good News Notes: “Former NFL player Warrick Dunn has been helping families with housing needs for years but Wednesday he decided to take his mission one step further. ‘We want to supply families with tools, so they can create some stability in their lives,’ Dunn said. ‘For me, this is just the next transition of…