Kerri Thoreson

First day of school photos run the gamut

September 05, 2018 at 5:00 am

Here’s a group Good Sport Award to the hundreds of kids, from kindergartners to seniors in high school, who let their parents take first day of school photos on Tuesday to post on Facebook. A longtime empty nester, I thoroughly enjoyed seei...

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Summer goes out with a parade ... or three

August 29, 2018 at 5:00 am

I’m sure I’m not alone in wondering how in the world is it almost September! Those lazy days of summer must be a myth, since this summer was anything but. On the plus side, a few days of cool and rainy weather did dampen the wildfire smoke ...

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OPINION - Kiki times two makes a perfect match

August 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

Late last winter when I saw the cast list for the Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre’s three main stage musicals for this summer I knew I had to play matchmaker. At Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre we provide housing for the professional actors broug...

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OPINION: Baseball memories really do last a lifetime

August 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Coeur d’Alene Little League team is living a dream this week as they prepare to play in the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa. Our community has been cheering the team on in this incredible journey, the first team fro...

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OPINION: Out of the Shadows comes into the light

August 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

Last November I experienced a truly profound, uplifting and inspiring performance of “Fiddler on the Roof,” a production of Out of the Shadows Theater. With all due respect to the Tony and Pulitzer prize-winning playwrights, it was the loca...

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First August weekend signals summer’s homestretch

August 01, 2018 at 5:00 am

For as far back as I can remember, the first weekend of August — with Art on the Green, Taste of Coeur d’Alene and the downtown Street Fair — has signaled the homestretch of summer. In the 1960s, with JC Penney between First and Second on S...

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OPINION: Enduring friendships shine at reunions

July 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

On Friday, Coeur d’Alene High School’s Class of 1970 will gather at Bardenay for their 48th high school reunion. 48th you ask? For our tenth, 20th, 30th and 40th class reunions we did the traditional decade thing. At 45 years we decided eve...

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Rural romance is a dance

July 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

I know Valentine’s Day won’t be here for seven months, but this most wonderful love letter Sherry Mundt posted over the weekend is just too perfect not to share. She and her husband, Larry, farm and ranch just south of Coeur d’Alene in the ...

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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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