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Kerri Thoreson

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Updated 6 days, 21 hours ago

Back to basics with pen and paper

I came across an interesting bit of trivia recently that caused me pause. The island nation of Iceland has more wr…

Updated 7 months ago
Musical dreams becoming a reality

I recently came across a photograph I’d taken for the Coeur d’Alene Press’ Fabulous Faces page in 2013.

Updated 7 months, 1 week ago
How hot is too hot? A matter of perspective

My love/hate relationship with August arrived in July this year. I’m feeling a sense of urgency to cram summer enjoyment into a few weeks while summer seems to…

Updated 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Once a Viking, always a Viking

It’s not often these days that I’m the youngest in any gathering, but this week, when I joined the CHS Class of '68 for their 50-year+ All Class reunion planni…

Updated 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Heartbreak is never a long time ago

I consider Theresa Hart a good friend. Her son and my nephew served together with the 116th out of Post Falls when they were deployed to Iraq in 2010.

Updated 8 months ago
Skybox swansong redux

A baker’s dozen years ago, when I was doing morning radio on KVNI, I accepted the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce invitation to announce the Fourth of July p…

Updated 8 months, 1 week ago
Safety first for summer fun

Happy first day of summer, although a forecasted high temperature of 67 just doesn’t cut it for me. Somewhere in the 80s is my happy place. Summer solstice tod…

Updated 8 months, 2 weeks ago
Perfect gift in memory of my dad

In 2004, I bought my dad a Father’s Day card and gift and enjoyed a dad hug. We never know when simple things will happen for the last time. Such is life.

Updated 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Parade season is cause for celebration

“A parade is a procession of people, often in costume, and often accompanied by marching bands, floats, or sometimes large balloons. Parades are held for a wid…

Updated 9 months ago
Graduates, take a bow and make a vow to reunite

Last year, I invited my village of friends, many of whom are actual long-ago classmates of mine, to give sage advice to the new crop of high school graduates a…

Updated 9 months, 1 week ago
Traditions honor those who didn't come home

So many newcomers to our community don’t know the stories of all of the things most people think just happen and the wonderful people who did many of those thi…

Updated 9 months, 2 weeks ago
Sisters' road trip to a new life

Two new members of the Main Street Birthday Club were born in the merry month of May. Sisters Nellie Thompson and Shirley Kincaid became Idahoans on May 1 afte…

Updated 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Most memorable Mother's Day gifts

Happy Mother's Day! Here are all our readers' lovely stories about their favorite Mother's Days.

Updated 10 months ago
Royally kicking off merry month of May

King George VI of England died in 1952, the year of my birth. His daughter, Elizabeth aged 25, was crowned Queen the following year. On Saturday, for only the second time in my lifetime, England will crown a new mo…

Updated 10 months, 1 week ago
Blooming trash a sign of spring

“Is anyone else bothered by the abundance of trash along the I-90 corridor? It’s disgusting. We live in a beautiful place, can’t people be more respectful and …

Updated 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Her childhood dream comes true

In 2010, Coeur d’Alene’s Junior Miss Madison Leonard won the state title and went on to be chosen America’s Junior Miss in Mobile, Ala. ... the first ever from…