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Kerri Thoreson

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Updated 5 hours ago

The importance of a jury of our peers

Back in June, around the date of summer’s official start, I received a jury summons in the mail.from Kootenai Coun…

Updated 7 months ago
Be safe, be kind, be here in the new year

Here’s to all of the public safety first responders, dispatchers, retail clerks, hospitality workers, delivery people, medical care providers and everyone who …

Updated 7 months, 1 week ago
Christmas Eve journey of giving

Author’s note: This story first appeared in The Press on Dec. 21, 2005, the second Christmas as this “daddy’s girl” was grieving the loss of mine. Each of the …

Updated 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Love in every stitch and square

Last week, I wrote about the wonderful Holidays and Heroes event, the Post Falls Police Department and our area first responders. This year, the St. George Cat…

Updated 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Annual event warms the hearts of all

The Holidays and Heroes program began in Post Falls 25 years ago. The Post Falls Police Department has taken the lead since the beginning in conjunction with K…

Updated 7 months, 4 weeks ago
The last day of 2023 is made for love

1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3 ... those numbers aren’t waltz step counts, they represent a really unique date that’s coming up on the last day of this year: Dec. 31, 2023, …

Updated 8 months ago
Cheers for Ellen's gift to community

On Friday, the 11th season of Ellen Travolta’s annual Christmas show at The Coeur d’Alene Resort opens.

Updated 8 months, 1 week ago
To everything there is a season

Life can change in an instant, as our family experienced in the one week since I last wrote this column.

Updated 8 months, 2 weeks ago
The people (who voted) have spoken

Since I filed this column several hours before the polls closed yesterday, no Wednesday morning election quarterbacking will be included. I’m hoping that humil…

Updated 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Observations from someone who's been there

A decade ago, I was a candidate for mayor in Post Falls.

Updated 9 months ago
Shining light of love in sad times

The esteem with which our communities hold our public safety/first responders is never more evident than in times of tragedy.

Updated 9 months, 1 week ago
Free 'closet' fills needs and hearts

On Monday. I made new friends at my old high school. Lakes Middle School is where I attended high school with the last class to graduate from those hallowed ha…

Updated 9 months, 2 weeks ago
A question for people of any age

“Ask yourself how old you would be if you didn’t know the day you were born.”

Updated 9 months, 3 weeks ago
There should be no stigma in seeking help

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but for those who live in the hell of that reality, it’s every month 24/7.

Updated 10 months ago
Friday night lights in a small town

I like to do my part to ensure that the elusive “small town feel” reminders are a priority.

Updated 10 months, 1 week ago
Lasting love and laughter

On Sept. 20, 1948, a young couple recited their wedding vows at the Hitching Post in Coeur d’Alene.