Kerri Thoreson

Farewell to a world-class storyteller

March 28, 2018 at 5:00 am

A couple of years ago Ric Clarke called and invited me to coffee. He wanted to “pick my brain” to make a list of local long timers to feature in the profile series he’d be writing for the Press. Our coffee visit at Calypso’s lasted a couple...

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Centennial birthdays, breaking records and saving a life

March 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

Jessie Jordahl will celebrate her centennial birthday on Monday, March 26. She and her late husband, Orland, were married for 73 years before he passed away. The couple have four children, 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Jessie...

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Finding lasting love along the way

March 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

Tomorrow Bert and I celebrate our 32nd wedding anniversary. Through the years I’ve shared 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 ...

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Honoring one of the really good guys

March 07, 2018 at 5:00 am

Bob Hubof is a hometown guy who’s had a big impact in our community. Bob grew up in Post Falls, graduating from PFHS in 1968. After graduating from the University of Idaho he began his 35-year teaching career at Seltice Elementary before sp...

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The red carpet then and now

February 27, 2018 at 5:00 am

Five years ago this week, I wrote about a local Oscar connection. As I’m heading to La La Land this weekend with Dianne Ansbaugh for People Magazine’s Red Carpet Experience, it’s fitting to take this red carpet walk back in time. Alas, my g...

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The red carpet then and now

February 27, 2018 at 5:00 am

Five years ago this week, I wrote about a local Oscar connection. As I’m heading to La La Land this weekend with Dianne Ansbaugh for People Magazine’s Red Carpet Experience, it’s fitting to take this red carpet walk back in time. Alas, my g...

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Where kids’ Olympic hopes begin

February 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

When everyone was hunkered down at home on Sunday, escaping the cold and ice, I joined Heidi Acuff, Theresa McHugh and Jeff Crandall at Frontier Ice Arena for the Lake City Figure Skating Funtastic Exhibition.Our mutual friend and ice skate...

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Celebrate love every day, not just Feb. 14

February 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

My first Valentine was my dad, and throughout my life, he never failed to give a card or candy to his daughters. There were the pretty decorated Valentine shoe boxes in elementary school — where classmates had great fun exchanging heart ca...

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Owning creativity is to embrace fear

February 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

Recently I read a quote from screenwriter Steven Pressfield that resonated: “If you find yourself asking yourself (and your friends) ‘Am I a writer? Am I really an artist?’ chances are, you are. The counterfeit innovator is wildly confident...

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The next best thing to walking the red carpet

January 24, 2018 at 5:00 am

There’s something magical about the tradition of the Oscar red carpet arrivals. Since I was young, I’ve been fascinated with the bigger-than-life movie stars on their big night ­— the gowns and the jewels and the make-believe of it all.Over...

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