Terrific News Tuesday

Labor Day is over and summer is fading – now it’s time for fall and football!

In case this is your first time reading Terrific News Tuesday (TNT), this column is all about good news – there’s no complaining or criticizing today – just some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • Get Fit Great Falls
  • Montanans on NFL Rosters
  • Rain, Rain, Rain
  • Gasoline Prices
  • #FindKatrinaGirl

Get Fit Great Falls:

It was great to see Get Fit Great Falls bring World Cup Soccer player Abby Wambach and Singer/Actress from Pitch Perfect Kelley Jakle to the Electric City this past weekend for a Come Out & Play event.

Jakle also worked with the Great Falls High and CMR choirs on Saturday.

Visit Get Fit Great Falls website HERE.

Montanans on NFL Rosters:

It’s great to see so many Montanans playing professional football at the highest level.

According to a story in the Great Falls Tribune, there are more than a dozen players with Montana connections on NFL rosters. Some of those players include:

Montana natives Dan Carpenter of Helena (Buffalo), Brock Osweiler of Kalispell (Denver), Colt Anderson of Butte (Indianapolis), Brock Coyle of Bozeman (Seattle), Kroy Biermann of Hardin (Atlanta), Dwan Edwards of Columbus (Carolina), Mike Person of Glendive (Atlanta), Marc Mariani of Havre (Chicago) and Chase Reynolds of Drummond (St. Louis) are all on active NFL rosters. Other players with Montana connections include Jimmy Wilson (San Diego) and Trumaine Johnson (St. Louis). The New England Patriots placed Dane Fletcher on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list to start the season.

Congrats to all.

Rain, Rain, Rain:

Although it might have rained on some picnics over Labor Day weekend, Montana received some much-needed rain and the good news is it should help with the wildfires around the state. Snow fell in some higher elevations, too.

You can click HERE to see how much precipitation your area in Montana received.

Gasoline Prices:

The good news is the price of gas is about a dollar less this year than Labor Day last year!

According to a story from USA Today, the national average was $2.44 a gallon Thursday, down nine cents over the past week and $1 below the year-ago price.

According to Gas Buddy, as of this morning gas prices in Montana average $2.67 and the lowest is $2.45.


Air Force Master Sergeant Michael Maroney has been looking for the three year old girl he rescued during Hurricane Katrina 10 years ago. See the hug she gave him HERE.

Maroney used social media to help him find her using the Hashtag #FindKatrinaGirl. The good news is that he found the 13 year-old girl, LeShay Brown, and they have a meeting planned later this month.

## Have a Great Week ##