Carol Marino: Good News

A birthday surprise

March 18, 2017 at 6:30 pm

An exuberant bunch of first-graders joined forces recently to wish their teacher a happy birthday.This wouldn’t be particularly surprising behavior … except that they were all in their 60s and the birthday they were celebrating was their te...

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Scouts great at getting out and about

March 04, 2017 at 7:16 pm

Boy Scout Troop 1903 in Lakeside has big plans for 2017 that will make Boy Scouts of America shine in its 107th year since its founding in Feb. 8, 1910.Troop member Jake Wilke emailed the Inter Lake recently to describe some of the highligh...

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‘A gift for Dave’: Linda Butler’s letter to her stepfather

February 11, 2017 at 3:00 am

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following letter was written by Linda Butler to express her appreciation for her stepfather, Dave Maurer, of Somers. The letter is the topic of Carol Marino’s “Good News” column in the Sunday, Feb. 12, Daily Inter Lake. ...

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Love is all you need

February 11, 2017 at 7:53 pm

“Love letters” can take many forms — handwritten, scented and postmarked. A small note tucked into a bouquet. An emoji-laced text message. A heart traced in the steam on the bathroom mirror.Linda Butler was inspired to write her own kind of...

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GOOD NEWS: Five-star customer service

January 28, 2017 at 6:59 pm

From the reviews, Vinny’s Grill & Sushi Restaurant in downtown Polson is a busy, people-pleasing kind of place. The restaurant bills its menu as “comfort food and yummy sushi” — it has everything from bagels and lox and breakfast “sammi...

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COLUMN: Group looks out for lookouts

January 14, 2017 at 8:11 pm

With the “Polar Express” rolling through Montana the past couple of weeks, forest fires may be far from most folks’ daily concerns.The Northwest Montana Chapter of the Forest Fire Lookout Association, however, plans year-round to help keep ...

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Plenty of reasons to be grateful

November 19, 2016 at 5:18 pm

An alleged thief is singing a different tune after being caught red-handed in gas station casino bathroom last month. Glacier Symphony and Chorale were performing Oct. 16 in a high school auditorium and members had left their personal belo...

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COLUMN: Silver Anniversary of Dayton Daze

November 06, 2016 at 4:00 am

For the last 25 years the community of Dayton has boosted the Chief Cliff Volunteer Fire Department and Quick Response Unit’s budget by throwing a big summer celebration. The popular annual event got off to a false start, however, back in ...

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GOOD NEWS: Encouraging voice a true angel

October 09, 2016 at 5:00 am

Nancy Mackin wasn’t expecting her family dinner would end with her being wheeled out on a stretcher. In fact, Sept. 4 had been a banner day for her and her niece from California who was visiting Montana for the first time. Mackin had an e...

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COLUMN: Help on the road is invaluable

August 07, 2016 at 4:30 am

Recent headlines in the Inter Lake show folks in Northwest Montana still know how to be Good Samaritans. Two recent car accidents bear testimony. When a sport utility vehicle rolled at Logan Pass on July 23 — a busy Saturday in Glacier Pa...

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