Some stories to brighten your day!
For over 8 years, Chris has been making after-school treats for kids who walk past her home after school. Chris is known as the Cookie Lady as she has handed out thousands of cookies over the years. She also makes community service a priority by pulling neighbors’ weeds and by returning garbage cans after they have been emptied. Chris was surprised by East Idaho News on Friday for their Feel Good Friday tradition.
The Eastern Idaho Down Syndrome Family Connect (EIDS) will be hosting their annual race this month. The Dash for Down Syndrome event will take place August 28th at 8 a.m. at Snake River Landing. EIDS is a nonprofit organization providing programs for children and adults with Down Syndrome all over Eastern Idaho. The race will offer a 10k, 3.21 mile, and a fun run/walk for everybody. The event will also offer a free pancake breakfast and other family-friendly activities.
6 years after going missing, Mini Max a grey and white cat, was reunited with his owner Margret Kuzma. He went missing in August 2015 after escaping through an open window. Margret had been proactive in the search for her cat, however, she could not find him even after printing fliers and knocking door-to-door. In July of 2021 the cat’s microchip was scanned by an animal hospital. The microchip was the key to getting Mini Max home and back to Margret Kuzma.
Denver police department has implemented a new motorist safety program to help drivers who may need it. Instead of fining drivers for a broken taillight, officers are providing $25 gift cards to fix the damaged part. An Auto Parts store has donated the gift cards to the DPD which put a smile on the faces of motorists who can’t afford to fix the broken part. In addition to a focus on road safety, the gift cards have also built and strengthened the relationship in the community.
A schoolteacher found 100-year-old letters beneath the floorboards during renovations. They tell a story between parents and their young, enlisted son fighting in WWI. The letters were donated to a Historian, Mathilde Bernardet, who decided to search for the soldier’s living relatives to return the letters. After months of researching, Mathilde was unable to locate any family and turned to Facebook to broaden her search. Within hours, her Facebook post had been shared thousands of times and she was able to connect with the living relatives of the soldier. Although the soldier was killed in WWI, unable to make it home, the letters finally found their way back to their family.