Carol Marino: Good News

Compassionate class tips scales on cancer research

June 10, 2018 at 3:00 am

Fourteen Smith Valley School second-graders took to heart a fundraising effort they heard about and mobilized a mini-campaign in just days that inspired big results.Melissa Martin, a second-grade teacher at Smith Valley School, told her stu...

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Heritage Museum celebrates 40 years

May 27, 2018 at 3:00 am

A historic landmark welcomes visitors to the city of Libby in the Kootenai Valley. The Heritage Museum is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year with an opening day celebration Saturday, June 2.It’s hard to miss the unique 12-sided, 130...

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A new map for the New World

May 13, 2018 at 3:00 am

A community editor gets a plentiful amount of press releases from a wide swath of agencies, organizations, private companies, public entities and so forth.No matter the topic, it’s in the best interest of the newspaper for me to get the gis...

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Hammering for hope and Habitat

March 18, 2018 at 3:00 am

On a blustery March morning, a handful of guys are shooting nail guns and hammering away at a framework of studs, ignoring the dark gray wall of weather headed their way.Like at most other construction sites in the valley right now, there a...

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It takes an army — of volunteers

March 04, 2018 at 9:39 am

Every day in every season, volunteers troop through the Flathead helping nonprofit organizations continue their missions of serving the needs of this community. Here are just a few on the frontlines:Community Kitchen-Feeding the Flathead is...

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Plowed path is put to good use

February 18, 2018 at 3:00 am

It’s said that if you want to survive and thrive in the Northwest winters, you need to find an outdoor activity you enjoy … and then get outdoors.Easier said then done when you’re a senior and the snow piling up in the valley makes sidewalk...

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Good Stuff is ‘right stuff’ for many maladies

February 03, 2018 at 9:25 pm

Michael and Maranda Johnson, co-founders of The Good Stuff Botanicals in Creston, are out to heal the whole community … one baby bottom at a time.About four years ago, the couple developed a recipe for a cream to help alleviate Michael’s ps...

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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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