Kerri Thoreson

Olympian earns ‘gold’ with local skaters

December 27, 2017 at 5:00 am

Figure skating enthusiasts may have met a member of the 2018 Ukrainian Olympic figure skating team over Christmas without knowing it. Yaroslav (Yaro) Paniot was in Coeur d’Alene visiting his aunt and uncle, Ann and Tom Siebert and grandmoth...

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Christmas Eve journey of giving

December 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

Author’s note: This story first appeared in The Press on 12/21/05 when this “daddy’s girl” was newly grieving the loss of mine. Each of the thirteen Christmases I’ve celebrated since my father’s been gone, there’s always a little Christmas ...

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‘Awesome is Possible’ actor steals the show

December 13, 2017 at 10:54 am

In 2030, Joshua Bradshaw will be 25 years old. It would be fun for the CDA 2030 team to follow up with the eighth-grader, who made his debut in a promotional video for the organization. Tuesday morning at the Coeur d’Alene Chamber’s UpBeat ...

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Retirement starts with a bang for Bartoo

December 06, 2017 at 5:00 am

When Amy Bartoo throws a retirement party, she does it up right. Her husband, Gary, was feted at a celebration of his 40-year career in physical therapy on Sunday afternoon at the Lake City Center. I’m not sure the occupancy limit of the ce...

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Finding something to love about the season

November 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

I love snow. I don’t even mind the cold. I love the quiet hush that falls over the town when it’s blanketed in white. I love to see how Mother Nature coats the trees and shrubs — and even my patio wind chimes and backyard swing — in a frost...

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Main Street: Actors inspire with Out of the Shadows

November 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

Over the weekend I spent a couple of hours being incredibly entertained and inspired at the Out of the Shadows performance of “Fiddler on the Roof.” It was my first time to experience a shadow acting program. Within the first few moments I ...

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Main Street: The experience is much more than the music

November 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

The first concert I ever attended was Jefferson Airplane in 1968 at Kennedy Pavilion in Spokane. It was festival seating so we were right up front and it’s still a vivid memory of music and a shared experience. Through the years, the live p...

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Esprit de corps an inspiring sight

November 08, 2017 at 5:00 am

“In the last days of November 1950, twelve-thousand men of the First Marine Division, along with a few thousand Army soldiers, found themselves trapped high in the mountains of North Korea, near a reservoir called Chosin. Their leaders had ...

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A tale of two good men

November 01, 2017 at 5:00 am

The last days of October brought two losses in our community of much-loved men. I write often about our extraordinary community and the people who make it special. Jack Bannon was a real gift. When he and his wife, Ellen, decided to make th...

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Halloween scares aren’t for everyone

October 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

According to the National Retail Federation, Halloween retail spending is projected to be $9.1 billion in 2017, a new record. The biggest expense is for costumes. Men plan to spend $96 each, compared to $77 each for women. The top five cost...

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