Terrific News Tuesday

The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. And the first to forget is the happiest. – Unknown

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:

  • Patches
  • Homeless Students
  • Retirement
  • Happily Ever After
  • X-Files
  • The Panda


If you need a story to make you feel good, then read this one in the Great Falls Tribune. It’s about Great Falls police officer Todd Fraser who made John Holombo’s day when he gave him a couple patches for his camouflage jacket.

I’ll bet John receives a few more patches after this story gets around…

Homeless Students:

It’s good to see that the state of Montana is doing a better job of identifying homeless students and getting them the support and services they need. (AP)

While it is not good news that last year there were 3,075 homeless students in Montana, it is very good news that school districts across the state are trying to help them.


The good news if you are thinking about retirement, the personal financial website WalletHub has compiled a list of “2016’s Best and Worst States to Retire” that you can see HERE.

Florida was first and Rhode Island was last. Montana came in eighth. Missouri was fourteenth.

Happily Ever After:

The story of Tim Harris who is the only restaurant owner in the country with Down syndrome was very touching. It was part of the On the Road segment from Steve Hartman of CBS News.

Harris is closing his restaurant, but it was for a good reason – a reason that will make you smile.

See the whole On the Road segment HERE.


The series ended in 2002 and except for a couple of movies it seemed like the end. The good news is that the X-Files show is back for six episodes. It started Sunday night and the second show was last night. You can catch up via On-Demand or by going to the X-Files website HERE.

Remember – The Truth is Out There…

The Panda:

This should make you smile. Watch the video of Tian Tian (a panda) living at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C., playing in the deep snow.

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  1. This struck me as terrific news: http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a41528/planned-parenthood-indictment/

    I commend Mr. Pierce’s blog to your bookmarks list. He has a fun style with his postings, even the serious ones. He’s a daily read for me.

    • Doug – Thanks. That indictment will be discussed in Wednesday’s column. -JmB

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