Terrific News Tuesday

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. – Mahatma Gandhi

Hey kids…it’s time for another edition of Terrific News Tuesday!

In case this is your first time reading Terrific News Tuesday (TNT), this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

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

  • Gas Prices
  • Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals
  • Richie Melby & Slim Kimmel
  • Presidential Debates
  • Breweries
  • Kansas City Sports
  • Trenton, Missouri

Gas Prices:

The great news is that gas prices are under two dollars per gallon! In Great Falls, the price per gallon is $1.81-$1.89 according to MontanaGasPrices.com.

Will the prices stay under $2 over the summer? We can only hope!

Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals:

I’m not a rodeo fan, but it was great to see the Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals held in Great Falls over the weekend do so well. The Great Falls Tribune reported that over the course of the three-day event more than 12,240 tickets were sold. According to the Montana Expo Park website, the arena will seat 4,146 for a rodeo.

This was the 37th year.

Richie Melby & Slim Kimmel:

There’s some great news for all of us in Montana who follow local sports.

MTN announced recently that veteran journalists Slim Kimmel and Richie Melby have rejoined MTN Sports after stints elsewhere. They will work out of Helena television station KTVH. Melby will be the sports director, and Kimmel will work as a videographer and web reporter.

That’s a pretty good sports team for KTVH.

Presidential Debates:

It’s good to see so many people interested in the Presidential debates. Informed voters are the best! So far there have been between 7.8 million viewers up to 24 million viewers for the 10 Presidential debates. Plus, people were watching them via the internet.

This is a great country!


The good news (if you are a beer drinker) is that as of Dec. 1, 2015, the Brewers Association had counted 4,144 breweries in the United States, the most ever operating simultaneously in the history of the country. According to historians, the previous high-water mark of 4,131 was set in 1873. (WaPo)

It’s an election year, so the breweries will probably get a lot of use…

Kansas City Sports:

The good news is that for all of us Kansas City Royals and Kansas City Chiefs fans, the 2015 baseball and football seasons were pretty darned good.

It was a great year for the Kansas City Royals (they won their first World Series since 1985) and the Kansas City Chiefs (they won their first playoff game since January 1994).

By the way, the Chiefs and the Royals play in Missouri…

Trenton, Missouri:

Trenton, Missouri, is the town I consider my “hometown” although I was born about 25 miles north of there in Princeton, Missouri. I lived for awhile in a small town called Mill Grove between the two towns. I attended school from eighth grade until graduation, plus a year of college in Trenton before leaving for military service. I have lived in Montana longer than anywhere else, though.

The good news (I think) is that Trenton made the list called, “Move To These 10 Towns In Missouri If You Want To Get Away From It All.” It came in at number nine.

While we may differ on what getting away from it all means, congrats to Trenton or “T-Town” or “Trenton MO” as we called it back in the day.

I think I have visited most of the towns on that list.


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1 thought on “Terrific News Tuesday

  1. Ghandi is so sweet. How about this one, though: Genesis 8:21 (NASB)
    The LORD smelled the soothing aroma; and the LORD said to Himself, “I will never again curse the ground on account of man, for the intent of man’s heart is evil from his youth; and I will never again destroy every living thing, as I have done.

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