Terrific News Tuesday

Welcome to Terrific News Tuesday!

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:

  • Taytum’s Fight
  • Tomy Parker
  • Candidate Forums
  • Coffee with a Congressman
  • MLB Playoffs
  • Sister Lisa Maurer

Taytum’s Fight:

Often we forget how great people can be to others who are facing a hardship.

Great Falls High School’s goalkeeper Taytum Widseth was recently diagnosed with a life threatening blood clotting condition called May-Thurner Syndrome. It forced her to end her soccer career. According to KRTV, Friday night at the Butte High homecoming football game, members of the Bulldogs girls’ soccer team passed around buckets and raised $1700 to help the Widseth family pay for travel and a life saving vascular surgery. In addition, the team opted to donate an extra $1000 from their team fund for a total of $2700.

During a recent game between CMR and Great Falls High, $800 was raised for the Widseth family. There’s a fundraising page set up for Taytum that you can visit HERE.

Good job Montanans!

Tomy Parker:

It was nice to read in the Missoulian newspaper that Tomy Parker, the Marine from Ronan who lost both legs and part of a hand in a bombing in Afghanistan in 2010, is no longer a defendant in a lawsuit involving the Polson home a Massachusetts nonprofit organization had built for him.

Apparently there’s a problem about payment between TCH Builders and Remodeling of Polson, Homes for Our Troops and Elements of Construction.

I hope someone looks into changing the law that caused this problem for Parker.

Candidate Forums:

With city elections coming up, the good news is there are candidate forums scheduled in Great Falls and in Billings for the public to hear from the candidates. Helena already held one. There may be other forums scheduled in your town – so check your local news source.

In Great Falls there will be a candidate forum for the City Commission election at 6 pm. October 8 in Heritage Hall at the Great Falls College-Montana State University (Vo-Tech).(Source)

In Billings, the City Council forum has been set for 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Babcock Theatre.(Source)

Coffee with a Congressman:

No matter which side of the political fence you sit, it’s always good to see our elected officials out and about meeting with constituents. Montana’s only U.S. Representative, Ryan Zinke, is hitting the road next week. He will be traveling more than 1000 miles around Montana to meet with his constituents.

You can see his schedule HERE.

MLB Playoffs:

The good news is that after 162 games, it’s time for the Major League Baseball playoffs! They start tonight with a wildcard game (Houston Astros at the New York Yankees). For more info, click HERE.

Go Royals!

Sister Lisa Maurer:

Sometimes a story just makes you feel good. The CBS News story about Sister Lisa Maurer being an assistant football coach at St. Scholastica is one of those stories. They were 10-1 last year.

Read the story and watch the video HERE.


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