Kerri Thoreson

May birthdays, motorcycles and Kentucky Derby picks

May 02, 2018 at 5:00 am

May already? It comes as no surprise to longtime readers or people who know me that May is my favorite month. What’s not to love about turning the corner on a soggy spring, planting flowers and seeing those first buds and blossoms? Getting ...

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Prom-goers feel the kindness of strangers

April 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

It’s the little things, and not so little things, that bring a smile and the awareness that there’s much good to celebrate in our communities and world. Jane Hamons, who owns Embers by the Lake in Hauser Lake with her husband Chris, shared ...

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Local celebs dance for performing arts benefit

April 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

Two years ago I declared there were two things I knew I’d never do: jump out of a perfectly good airplane or become a professional dancer. I’ve stayed true to my word. 2016’s debut of Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre’s Dancing with the Celebrit...

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From a mother’s heart lives are saved

April 11, 2018 at 10:43 am

In November 2006 Tom and Cyndie Johnson were on holiday with their daughters, Desiree and Aubree, and son, Jordan. There in the hotel room, while peacefully sleeping, 15-year-old Jordan experienced sudden cardiac arrest. Within minutes thei...

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Made-up words make little sense to readers

April 04, 2018 at 5:00 am

Over the decades readers have asked how I come up with the stories to tell in a weekly column. My response is always whatever amuses, inspires or annoys me in any given week. Thankfully, there’s not very much that annoys me, but this week i...

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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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