Kerri Thoreson

OPINION: Three decades plus three is a good run

July 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

Jan Lindquist is keeping the tissues handy at work this week. “I’m the kind of person who cries at commercials and for game show winners,” she said. After 33 years in the Kootenai County’s Assessor’s office her last day on the job is Monday...

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Land of the free, home of the brave

July 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early lightWhat so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?And the rocket’s...

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OPINION: Main Street by Kerri Thoreson

June 27, 2018 at 5:00 am

On Saturday at a celebration of life for Bert Brothers, who passed away earlier this year at the age of 83, I visited with some of the newer members of the Post Falls Lions Club who hadn’t known him. Bert was a 50-year member of the Post Fa...

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MAIN STREET - OPINION: Infusion of perspective good for the soul

June 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

“When writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen.” I think I’ve been doing just that in 2018 and it’s time for me to take my pen back. Earlier this month, I spent couple of days attempting to check out of everything ...

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Fathers in all forms a blessing

June 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Father’s Day evokes sweet memories of my own father, as well as the father that fate and providence brought into the lives of my three daughters in 1986 when Bert and I were married. Three daughters, two of whom were teenagers, created a re...

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It took a village to achieve his dream

June 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

I first met Nathan Smalley in October 2017, when I was invited to make welcome remarks for the groundbreaking for Habitat for Humanity of North Idaho’s 42nd house, this one in Post Falls. It was a brisk but sunny autumn morning and Nathan’s...

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MAIN STREET:Special visitors to Memorial Day ceremony

May 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

Butterflies are beautiful ... joyful to watch float and flutter on the breeze. Their symbolism in many cultures is one of rebirth, resurrection and transformation. On Monday morning during the Memorial Day remembrance at Evergreen Cemetery ...

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Remember the reasons for the holiday

May 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

As we head into the first three-day weekend of the upcoming summer season, it’s good to remember why Memorial Day is observed. In 1868, it was known as Decoration Day, a day to decorate the graves of Civil War soldiers. Now it commemorates ...

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MAIN STREET: Filling out parade entry forms 101

May 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

Parade season is gearing up, and every year I intend to give suggestions to those who will fill out the parade applications/entry forms. My perspective comes from years of organizing parades, announcing parades and participating in parades....

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Package ‘enjoys’ tour of the Northwest

May 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

Stephanie Smith’s tale of a package’s most excellent adventure is one for the record books. After placing the order her package left Phoenix on April 27, first stopping in Portland. Before it arrived on the Smith’s Hayden doorstep on May 2 ...

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