Kerri Thoreson

First August weekend signals summer’s homestretch

August 01, 2018 at 5:00 am

For as far back as I can remember, the first weekend of August — with Art on the Green, Taste of Coeur d’Alene and the downtown Street Fair — has signaled the homestretch of summer. In the 1960s, with JC Penney between First and Second on S...

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OPINION: Enduring friendships shine at reunions

July 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

On Friday, Coeur d’Alene High School’s Class of 1970 will gather at Bardenay for their 48th high school reunion. 48th you ask? For our tenth, 20th, 30th and 40th class reunions we did the traditional decade thing. At 45 years we decided eve...

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Rural romance is a dance

July 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

I know Valentine’s Day won’t be here for seven months, but this most wonderful love letter Sherry Mundt posted over the weekend is just too perfect not to share. She and her husband, Larry, farm and ranch just south of Coeur d’Alene in the ...

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OPINION: Three decades plus three is a good run

July 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

Jan Lindquist is keeping the tissues handy at work this week. “I’m the kind of person who cries at commercials and for game show winners,” she said. After 33 years in the Kootenai County’s Assessor’s office her last day on the job is Monday...

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Land of the free, home of the brave

July 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early lightWhat so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?And the rocket’s...

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OPINION: Main Street by Kerri Thoreson

June 27, 2018 at 5:00 am

On Saturday at a celebration of life for Bert Brothers, who passed away earlier this year at the age of 83, I visited with some of the newer members of the Post Falls Lions Club who hadn’t known him. Bert was a 50-year member of the Post Fa...

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MAIN STREET - OPINION: Infusion of perspective good for the soul

June 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

“When writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen.” I think I’ve been doing just that in 2018 and it’s time for me to take my pen back. Earlier this month, I spent couple of days attempting to check out of everything ...

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Fathers in all forms a blessing

June 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Father’s Day evokes sweet memories of my own father, as well as the father that fate and providence brought into the lives of my three daughters in 1986 when Bert and I were married. Three daughters, two of whom were teenagers, created a re...

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It took a village to achieve his dream

June 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

I first met Nathan Smalley in October 2017, when I was invited to make welcome remarks for the groundbreaking for Habitat for Humanity of North Idaho’s 42nd house, this one in Post Falls. It was a brisk but sunny autumn morning and Nathan’s...

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MAIN STREET:Special visitors to Memorial Day ceremony

May 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

Butterflies are beautiful ... joyful to watch float and flutter on the breeze. Their symbolism in many cultures is one of rebirth, resurrection and transformation. On Monday morning during the Memorial Day remembrance at Evergreen Cemetery ...

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