Kerri Thoreson

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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A love letter to my husband and his village

March 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

Through the years I’ve shared with Main Street readers how Bert married me and my three daughters in a giant leap of faith back in 1986. We’ve both been blessed by the union, as have our daughters — and now our grandsons. A week ago this pa...

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Local scenery, homegrown talent shines brightly

March 06, 2019 at 5:00 am

Coeur d’Alene is sure having the national network television spotlight shined this week. The new season of “American Idol” kicked off, showing the beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene backdrop from the auditions held last fall at the Hagadone Event...

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A lesson in life from an unexpected teacher

February 27, 2019 at 5:00 am

“If you are at home and you’re sitting on your couch and you are watching this right now, all I have to say is this is hard work. I’ve worked hard for a long time and it’s not about winning. What it’s about is not giving up. If you have a d...

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Art is in the eye of beholder – or maybe their garage

February 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

For the last several years, Paint and Sip parties have gained in popularity. Often they’re used as fundraisers for charitable organizations but do take place just about every night of the week in a variety of venues. For a nominal fee group...

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Young speakers and their teacher inspire

February 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

Having a fear of public speaking is something most adults would admit. Even people like me who speak to organizations and present ideas in public settings still have a butterfly or three when stepping out in front of an audience.So last Thu...

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Embracing change in new year

February 06, 2019 at 5:00 am

I’d like to preface the following with the fact that I still own a 1976 Dodge van purchased when I lived in Portland in 1977. In 1989 I bought a 1988 Chevy Cavalier Z24 convertible, driving it until I bought a 2006 Chrysler Sebring converti...

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Covert ops create award night surprise

January 30, 2019 at 5:00 am

Last week Ryan Davis was honored with the Post Falls Citizen of the Year award. With homage to the late Paul Harvey, here’s the rest of the story.The Citizen of the Year is selected from nominations from Chamber members and the community. A...

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Community roots deep for Jacklins

January 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

When Glenn Jacklin retires at the end of January, it will be the end of an era — one that began in 1936 during the Great Depression when his grandfather, Arden, founded Jacklin Seed Company. For the first time in 83 years there won’t be a J...

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Listen to your body in matters of the heart

January 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

Here’s a personal historical milestone:On Jan. 17, 2008, I was emceeing the Post Falls Chamber’s Annual Awards Banquet. During the evening I felt a bit clammy and muddleheaded and a little short of breath but finished the event. I told my h...

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