Kerri Thoreson

What every small city in America needs

September 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

On Saturday, along with 1,139 other fortunate souls, I enjoyed a most memorable evening in the newly-refurbished Schuler Performing Arts Center on the North Idaho College campus. It seems unlikely that in a venue that size such an intimate ...

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Anniversary of attack on America brings back memories

September 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

Today marks the 18th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, which claimed nearly 3,000 American lives. In addition to the first responders who ran selflessly into burning buildings and lost their lives on Sept. 1...

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Sailing high is perfect end to summer

September 03, 2019 at 5:00 am

Many people here in our corner of the world took advantage of the long weekend and nice weather to camp in the great outdoors or frolic on any of our much-less-crowded lakes and rivers, a last hurrah before school begins and summer ends. Mo...

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Finding peace and love in painted rocks

August 27, 2019 at 5:00 am

Rocks ó painting, placing, finding and re-hiding ó has become quite the movement across the country. In 2016 Kelly Walters and Vicky Salinis started the Coeur díAlene Rocks page on Facebook. Today there are more than 16,000 members of the g...

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Anniversary inspires donation to unsung heroes

August 21, 2019 at 5:00 am

On Aug. 2, 2014, a freak wind storm blew through the area early in the evening with little advance warning. Scott Shawver and friends were out on Lake Coeur díAlene and boating back to harbor when a hat blew out of the boat, Scott jumping i...

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Historic home worth preserving, celebrating

August 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

Itís been 106 years since the home of J.C. White made news in the Coeur díAlene Press. Back then it was for the grandeur of the structure and the stature of the owner. Now in 2019 the beautiful house thatís stood on the corner of Eighth Str...

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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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