We interrupt the ongoing horrible news of the day for the NewsCut version of a hit of oxygen: a story about kids and baseball. And a dangerous city. And a man who tries to make a difference in what is probably a lost cause.
Because what other choice do we really have? Read more →
Mary Coleman-Hernandez,o was with her family at the Milwaukee Air and Water Show last weekend when she took her wedding ring off at a park to put sunscreen on her daughter. Then she got distracted by kids and airplanes, forgot about the ring and when the family packed up to move to a better spot to watch things, she shook the blanket off and away they went.
At the Poor Farm Cemetery, Bob Riepe, of Perham, Minn., has thought about giving up on his one-man effort to keep up the cemetery near where the Otter Tail Poor Farm once stood. It operated from 1882 to 1936 and was abandoned until Riepe, an author, found a person he was doing research on was buried there somewhere. Read more →
A couple on their way to Wisconsin to rescue dogs from slaughter in Korea ran out of luck when their SUV broke down in Stillwater. But then a community service officer gave them the keys to his vehicle, the Pioneer Press reports. Read more →
Any story that contains the words ‘with everything going on in the world, we still have humanity,’ will always find a home on NewsCut, which is why we’re applauding the beach-goers in Panama City Beach, Fla., who created a human chain to save a family that was being swept away by the riptide. Read more →
No good deed goes unpunished, the quip goes, and make no mistake: Laura Benedict, of Augusta, Maine, does good deeds when she holds fundraisers at her restaurant. But there’s a limit on how much goodness the state of Maine can stand. Read more →