Shelter of Hope awarded $500,000 state grant

Good News Notes: “The Humane Society of Yates County (HSYC) and their Shelter of Hope have been award a major grant of half a million dollars for improvements at the shelter that will improve the quality of life for the animals, and increase their chances of being adopted. The HSYC is one of 12 shelters…

NASCAR driver saved by device invented at MSU

Good News Notes: “NASCAR driver Ryan Newman is home from the hospital after a horrific crash at the Daytona 500 on Monday. The device credited with saving his life was invented at Michigan State University. ’20, 25 years ago, they probably would have been planning his funeral,’ said Andrew Blank, a Pit Steward at Corrigan…

Officer presented with Medal of Bravery for heroism in hotel fire

Good News Notes: “Officer Justin Lancaster was presented with the Medal of Bravery at the Jackson Town Council meeting on Tuesday, February 18. The commendation stems from an incident on November 18, 2019, when Officer Lancaster responded to a late-night fire at the Rusty Parrot Lodge. Lancaster arrived at the scene ahead of fire and…

Tesla owner says Model X saved his life after crash down a hill

Good News Notes: “A Tesla Model X owner says that his electric SUV saved his life after he veered off the road and the car automatically applied the brakes as he was going down a hill. In 2017, the Tesla Model X officially became the highest safety-rated SUV by a significant margin with 5-star ratings in…

Crews fight fire at Kansas City Zoo building, all animals rescued

 Good News Notes: “Firefighters said a fire inside the Kansas City Zoo is now out. The fire started in an overnight building that houses meerkats and other small animals, around 3 a.m. KMBC has learned all animals were rescued from the building. A zoo spokesperson said a veterinarian is examining the animals now. Fire officials…

‘Miracle’ Newborn Survives Being Thrown From SUV Crash

 Good News Notes: “A 6-week-old baby who was ejected from his family’s vehicle in a serious car crash miraculously survived the accident with hardly a scratch to show for it.” “Little Ezra Benitez was strapped into his car seat on Sunday when the black Cadillac Escalade driven by his father Ulizes Benitez rolled over as…

Dog rescued after falling into icy pond

 Good News Notes: “Fire officials said two people tried rescuing the dog, but they fell through the ice in the process.” “When Engine Co. 10 arrived, the people had gotten out of the water. According to the release, the dog was spotted 50 feet from the shore, still in the icy water.” “One firefighter put…