“Miracle” cat that survived being shot now recovering in foster home

Good News Notes: “Action 2 News first reported last weekabout the ‘miracle’ cat that survived being shot in the face. The Oshkosh Area Humane Society (OAHS) placed the cat with a foster home as he continues to heal. ‘He’s a miracle guy, he really is,’ said OAHS Executive Director Joni Geiger. A miracle Bernard, also called Bernie,…

Oktoberfest gives back to the community

Good News Notes: “Although there wasn’t an Oktoberfest in La Crosse this year, the festival was still able to make their presence felt in the community. La Crosse Festivals, better known as Oktoberfest USA, announced they’ve made donations totalling $20,425 to a number of local organizations. The groups would receive funds for their volunteer work…

River Clean Up still set to collect debris, beautify environment

Good News Notes: “Hundreds of volunteers are expected to fan out by land and by sea to collect litter from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 9, when the annual Mississippi River Clean Up La Crosse strives to beat a longstanding record in collecting debris. The 27th annual event will operate with safety guidelines,…

Gobert pledges $500,000 to help with relief, NBA shutdown

Good News Notes: “Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz offered the first of what he said will be “many steps” he will take to help with the coronavirus pandemic, pledging Saturday to donate more than $500,000 to relief efforts. Gobert, who was the first NBA player to test positive for COVID-19 — a diagnosis that prompted…

Detroit Zoo welcomes a new polar bear — just in time for mating season

Good News Notes: “It’s almost polar bear mating season at the Detroit Zoo and there’s a new bear in town.  The zoo recently brought 19-year-old polar bear Anana to Royal Oak from the Cincinnati Zoo. The female bear came to the zoo at the end of January on a breeding recommendation from Association of Zoos & Aquariums…

Giannis Antetokounmpo, girlfriend welcome son

Good News Notes: “Giannis Antetokounmpo and his girlfriend, Mariah Riddlesprigger, have welcomed a new son. The Milwaukee Bucks MVP tweeted a photo of their new baby at 3:33 p.m. Monday.” “The tweet says the couple named the boy Liam Charles Antetokounmpo. Giannis used a baby emoji to cover the newborn’s face.” View the whole story…

SC Johnson partners with Brewers to reuse Miller Park’s plastic cups

Good News Notes: “SC Johnson has found a new use for the more than 1 million plastic cups used annually at Miller Park. Starting this season, those cups will be recycled into spray bottles for the company’s Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom cleaning solution. That’s thanks to a new partnership between the Racine-based manufacturer and the Milwaukee…

Girls celebrate end of school semester with zoo lights, new clothes

 Good News Notes: “More than 250 girls gathered at Henry Vilas Zoo on Monday to celebrate a semester of hard work in school and to collect handmade items, including hats, scarves and mittens. “ “The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program made about 300 items for the girls to take home, to help keep them warm…

Bucks to donate $45,500 to Harley-Davidson Foundation

Good News Notes: “The Milwaukee Bucks and Harley-Davidson have teamed up to make a $45,500 donation to the Harley-Davidson Foundation.” “In addition to the jersey patch partnership between the two organizations, proceeds from every Bucks jersey, which bears the Harley-Davidson logo on it, that was sold in the Bucks Pro Shop at Fiserv Forum during…