Terrific News Tuesday

Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students. – Solomon Ortiz

Welcome to another edition of Terrific News Tuesday (TNT)!

In case this is your first time reading 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 in this column today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

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

  • Great Falls Rescue Mission
  • Mehmke Steam Tractor Museum
  • Adams Hotel
  • Run Across America
  • American Ninja Warrior

Great Falls Rescue Mission:

It’s wonderful to see the Great Falls Rescue Mission once again provide backpacks and school supplies to local children. KRTV reported that volunteers with the Rescue Mission handed out around 890 backpacks for students in grades K-12, filled with everything from crayons and colored pencils to calculators and notebooks.

Applause for the folks at the Rescue Mission!

Mehmke Steam Tractor Museum:

It was nice to see that the Mehmke Steam Tractor Museum (east of Great Falls) has opened for business once again. The Great Falls Tribune recently reported that regular museum hours are Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. with a $5 admission charge. They may close for January and February.

As I grow older, I enjoy seeing things from the past.

Adams Hotel:

I’ve traveled by the historic Adams Hotel on Highway 3 in Lavina, Montana, many times and often wondered about the history of the building. It was built in 1908.

Now there are plans to restore the building and according to KTVQ, the hotel will be open to tour on Saturday, Sept. 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., then again on Sunday, Sept. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There’s an Adams Hotel Restoration Facebook page that you can visit HERE.

Run Across America:

Ernie Andrus is a 93-year-old WWII vet who recently completed a nearly 3-year run across America. He ran because he wanted people to know what the war was all about and what it took to win it.

Ernie was not alone during his runs – and Steve Hartman tells Ernie’s story during his “On the Road” segment that you can read/watch HERE.

NBC’s American Ninja Warrior:

I watch NBC’s American Ninja Warrior every so often. In case you have not seen the show, it is a competition where contestants attempt to navigate through an obstacle course made up of very tough obstacles.

Last night Jesse Graf became the first woman to complete a stage 1 finals course. (USA Today) Congrats to Graf and thanks to NBC for American Ninja Warrior.


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