Kerri Thoreson

Recalling sacrifice is purpose of the day

May 22, 2019 at 1:00 am

As we head into the first three-day weekend of the upcoming summer season, it’s good to remember why Memorial Day is observed. In 1868 it was known as Decoration Day, a day to adorn the graves of Civil War soldiers. Now it commemorates Amer...

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Nobody did life like our friend Chuck

May 15, 2019 at 5:00 am

Rarely does an obituary capture the depth and breadth of a person’s well-lived life, but leave it to Chuck Lempesis to be the exception to the rule. In life, Chuck was the exception to many rules, including his sense of humor: wicked, but n...

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Positive outlook keeps 90-year-old young

May 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

Colleen “Coke” Hough is celebrating her 90th birthday today. I recently read an article on the subject of 90 being the new 60 and in Coke’s case, I think it might be the new 40 or 50. I’ve known her and her family, including her late husban...

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It’s a good day when justice prevails

May 01, 2019 at 5:00 am

It comes as no surprise to longtime readers or people who know me well that May is my favorite month. I love birthdays, even when they’re not mine but May happens to be the month of my birth.Today, this first day of May 2019, is a particula...

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A family reunion with a new friend

April 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

According to the U.S. Census Bureau America’s population is over 327 million. Of those, there are only 27,989 people with the surname Rankin. A few weeks ago, WWII veteran Dan Rankin captured the hearts of just about everyone when the media...

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Farewell to a friend and mentor

April 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

Main Street, April 8, 2015: “In the 1980s I learned a valuable lesson about stating a goal out loud, preferably to people who can help you achieve the goal. For four years during the annual “interviews with the publisher” I would answer the...

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Everyone wins with #TrashTag challenge

April 09, 2019 at 5:00 am

The friendly competition to pick up trash along I-90 pitting Coeur d’Alene (#lakecity) against Post Falls (#rivercity) was inspired by the #TrashTag challenge. Last Saturday was drizzly and gray, but that didn’t stop nearly 100 volunteers f...

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Young dancer digs deep on dirty job

April 03, 2019 at 5:00 am

For those of us who own dogs, the downside to the winter snow melting is discovering the poop piles that have been hidden for months. So when I saw a Facebook post from a former co-worker, Lori Weaver, that her daughter was earning money fo...

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Honoring service, and an enduring love story

March 26, 2019 at 5:00 am

On Friday at noon the Lt. George Farragut Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution are hosting a Vietnam Veterans Day commemoration at the veterans plaza at McEuen Park to honor those who served and their families and friends.Als...

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Exchange created lifelong bonds of friendship

March 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

LaDonna Beaumont is a Renaissance woman, last year earning her private pilot’s license among other things. Her sense of adventure took root in the stories she heard from her father, who served in the Army and was based in the German town of...

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