Kerri Thoreson

Make these dog days of summer count

August 07, 2019 at 5:00 am

According to the Mayo Clinic, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression thatís related to changes in seasons ó SAD begins and ends at about the same times every year. What I didnít realize it that itís not just something tha...

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Thank you from a world and a lifetime away

July 31, 2019 at 5:00 am

On Saturday morning a rather unique and certainly touching ceremony took place at the American Legion Post in Post Falls. The combined effort of the Republic of Korea and the Idaho Division of Veterans Services brought a standing-room-only ...

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Regionís largest Powwow starts Friday

July 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

The first Julyamsh at the Greyhound Park in 1998 and in all of the years since have been a generous gift of shared culture and sacred traditions of dance, drums and prayer from the Coeur díAlene Tribe. Powwows are celebrations, social gathe...

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Birthday celebration has North Idaho flair

July 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

Bebe Miles Fletcher turned 95 this past Friday. I adore Bebe, having known her for nearly a half century. Sheís the matriarch of a large extended family and until recent years called Rathdrum home.All I know is that if Iím blessed to still ...

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Unspoken words from long ago amaze with impact

July 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

Last July, friends and colleagues gathered to celebrate the life of Ric Clarke in the garden of Roosevelt Inn. It was a lovely, memory-filled morning of reminiscing and reconnecting. A conversation with Barb Benner Everson that day made a l...

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Ron Ouren honored as grand marshal

July 03, 2019 at 5:00 am

In case you missed the memo, I love the Fourth of July ... my favorite holiday! The announcement of each yearís parade grand marshal is exciting and this year is no exception. Ron Ouren, everyoneís favorite (recently retired) banker and a p...

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Parade kicks off the fabulous Fourth of July party

June 26, 2019 at 5:00 am

Considering some of us actually turned on the furnace in the past few days and my inflatable golden swan is wearing a winter scarf in the pool, itís hard to wrap my head around the Fourth of July being just a week and a day away. Luckily th...

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Yes, Wayne, Things Really Are Working Out

June 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

When Clifford Knudtsen opened a car dealership in Coeur díAlene in 1939 he likely didnít envision the longevity and generational success that little company would achieve. During Knudtsen Chevroletís 80th anniversary party last week, his gr...

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Bucket list adventure is close to home

June 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

Several years ago Bert and I decided we needed to do an annual adventure and made a list of things we hadnít done but wanted to do. So far weíve checked off jet boating in Hellís Canyon, whale watching in the San Juan Islands, riding the Ro...

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Love a parade? Hereís a tip or two

June 05, 2019 at 5:00 am

Parade season is gearing up and every year I like to give suggestions to those who will fill out the parade applications/entry forms. My perspective comes from years of organizing parades, announcing parades and participating in parades. In...

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