Terrific News Tuesday

There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge. – Bertrand Russell

Welcome to 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:

  • Memorial Day
  • Montana Ag Summit 2017
  • On the Road
  • CMR Softball
  • Spring Fling Hoop Thing

Memorial Day:

Thanks to the volunteers across the country who placed thousands of flags on the graves of veterans for Memorial Day. Thanks to all the organizations that held events to mark this special day.

You are all patriots!

Montana Ag Summit 2017:

It’s this Wednesday and Thursday (May 31-June 1) in Great Falls at the Montana ExpoPark. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will be speaking. It’s a good thing when a member of the President’s cabinet visits Montana.

The event will also be streamed live from Daines’ U.S. Senate website. Click HERE for more info.

On the Road:

From On the Road with Steve Hartman…

How are Fred Rogers, from Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood, and the evil that happened in Manchester tied together in this week’s segment?

It was Mr. Fred Rogers, from Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood, who once said, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'”

Read/watch the whole story HERE.

CMR Softball:

We may have a dynasty – the Great Falls C.M. Russell (CMR) High School softball team just repeated as Montana AA Softball champs. Congrats!

Great Falls just might be a softball capital of Montana – CMR beat the Great Falls High Bison for the title.

Spring Fling Hoop Thing:

It’s that time again!

Today (May 30) is the deadline to register for the annual Spring Fling Hoop Thing at Montana ExpoPark in Great Falls. The event takes place Saturday, June 3. All proceeds from the event benefit the youth of the community through the Alliance For Youth organization.

More information can be found HERE.