Kerri Thoreson

Gift of celebrating life with the living

November 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

From Main Street 12/6/17: “When Amy Bartoo throws a retirement party, she does it up right. Her husband, Gary, was feted at a celebration of his 40-year career in physical therapy on Sunday afternoon at the Lake City Center. I’m not sure th...

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Morning-after election reflections

November 07, 2018 at 5:00 am

Voting early, absentee or at the polls on election day ... I’ve always preferred the latter. Having lived in the same precinct for decades, I’m a familiar face on election day, as are many of the returning poll workers each year. This past ...

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For all who step up to the election plate

October 31, 2018 at 5:00 am

It should come as no surprise to anyone who’s been paying attention, or breathing, that there’s an election on Tuesday. I’ve watched the local candidate forums, read the voter guides and candidate profiles and am active on social media.I al...

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First vote in an election a family affair

October 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

In our family turning 18 was a real rite of passage ... registering to vote and then casting a ballot for the first time. In 1994 our youngest daughter had turned 18 just over a month before the general election. When Sarah stepped into the...

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North Idaho wins an ‘Idol’ golden ticket

October 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

You don’t need to be an “American Idol” fan to appreciate just how big a deal the two-day taping of auditions for the upcoming season is for our area. Flashback to 2010 when Julianne Hough and American Idol host Ryan Seacrest became an item...

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Lifetime of lessons learned from my father

October 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

Oct. 12, 2004, was a Tuesday, a beautiful bonus summer-like blue sky sunshiny autumn day. It was a day I will never forget ... not the sunshine or the sounds or the words that came out of a doctor’s mouth as I stood alone in the “quiet room...

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OPINION — THORESON: Random musings from far and near

October 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

When Deadline Tuesday for Main Street collides with Travel Tuesday returning from a wonderful vacation to Amsterdam, I file the column from an unfamiliar time zone. Holiday subtitle: tuning out the noise of the world and day-to-day life. Ch...

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OPINION: THORESON — Coach receives unexpected homecoming surprise

September 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

Matt Barkley has been teaching music in Post Falls schools for 22 years, including 18 years as the band director at Post Falls High School and now at Mullan Trail and Westridge elementary schools. This is also Matt’s third season as Head Co...

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OPINION — Little moments of community bring big smiles

September 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

Bright and early Saturday morning, the skies cleared — or at least stopped dripping rain — just in time for the Race for the Cure event at North Idaho College. A couple hundred breast cancer survivors and their enthusiastic family and frien...

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OPINION — Beyond busy: Living a life of intention

September 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

A decade ago after being smacked upside the head with my own mortality when I suffered my second coronary “event” I made many changes in my life. Recognizing that we’re not guaranteed a certain number of years and that stress was my enemy, ...

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