Carol Marino: Good News

Family’s kindness shines during the holidays

January 21, 2018 at 3:00 am

It takes a well-kindled spirit to move someone to spend their entire Christmas Day visiting the sick.“Let’s face it,” Addi Eastman said frankly, “nobody wants to be in the hospital on Christmas Day.”Eastman was the charge nurse on the medic...

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Rounding up 2017’s last best

January 07, 2018 at 9:30 am

Good News comes in waves to the Inter Lake. I’m kicking off 2018 by catching up with the last best of 2017. Thanks to all who call, email or write us to help create the good news you’ll find in this biweekly column … and keep it coming in t...

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Gratitude for good tidings

December 24, 2017 at 3:00 am

One might think it’s a stretch to come up with 26 “Good News” columns in 2017 ­— a year run rife with national and international humanitarian and environmental crises, terrorism, war, poverty, divisive rhetoric, political dysfunction, compl...

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Oddfellows preserve lodge in Libby

December 09, 2017 at 7:11 pm

If you’ve never heard of the Independent Order of Oddfellows, you’re probably not alone. Although they keep a quiet presence, the charitable, faith-based, fraternal organization dates clear back to 18th century England, when its members wer...

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‘What the world needs now’

November 26, 2017 at 3:00 am

Navigating through the often complex web of medical care can be difficult enough without having to schedule appointments, tests and surgeries over the holidays. Now, imagine muddling through while living in a shelter, not knowing where you ...

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Patient shares heartfelt thanks

November 12, 2017 at 3:00 am

From the sound of his letter dated Oct. 3, Orlo Thoen of Bigfork didn’t realize he wouldn’t be heading directly home after a recent catherization procedure at Kalispell Regional Medical Center; until Dr. Nathan Hall determined the clogged s...

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The magic of ‘three’

October 28, 2017 at 4:45 pm

Good things come in threes for runner Theresa Pitts. You may recall my earlier column regarding the Kalispell mom who launched her marathon career at the Governor’s Cup Half Marathon in June in Helena while pushing a triple stroller contain...

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Museum salutes America

October 15, 2017 at 3:00 am

If you’ve got company coming or haven’t been to the Miracle of America Museum in Polson in a while (or ever), it would be well worth a visit.Co-founders Gil and Joanne Mangels started the museum 32 years ago. Gil continued to manage it afte...

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News of our ‘death’ greatly exaggerated

September 30, 2017 at 8:19 pm

For those of you still reading newspapers (and this means you) it is thanks to you that this week marks the 77th anniversary of National Newspaper Week.Contrary to what naysayers and prognosticators have been predicting about the inevitable...

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Horse adds heart to woman’s recovery

September 16, 2017 at 7:13 pm

Bev Klapperich has a firm hold of the reins and a new lease on life after a difficult diagnosis earlier this year.On Jan. 3 Bev went into Kalispell Regional Medical Center where it was discovered she had a large, benign frontal brain tumor....

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