Kerri Thoreson

The future of figure skating on display

February 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

Sunday afternoon I had the pleasure of serving as a faux judge for the Lake City Figure Skating Funtastic Exhibition. My friend Amy Pollard Bartoo grew up in a beautiful old house on Fernan Lake, and ever since she was a little girl she lov...

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Routine day turns tragic for teens

February 08, 2017 at 5:00 am

A routine Tuesday morning ó on deadline for Main Street so I make the big trip down the hall to my home office to write. My husband left for work in Rathdrum at 5:30 a.m. and at 6 a.m. I check emails and respond as needed while I listen to ...

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Joie de vivre is real for survivor

February 01, 2017 at 5:00 am

This past Saturday marked the 10-year anniversary of a tragic snowboarding accident for then-14-year-old Jake Pereira at Schweitzer Mountain. He broke both legs, fractured his neck and back and sustained a severe concussion and serious nerv...

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Cold and flu are equal menaces

January 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

Sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? Youíre definitely not alone.Between the flu and a mega cold making the rounds since before the holidays, it would be a much shorter list to name people I know who arenít feeling puny. The hospital a...

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Computer shopping adventure

January 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

Iíd like to think I have a sense of adventure but that hasnít translated into buying a new computer.My workhorse Dell desktop would be in middle school if it were a child and I live in fear of the blue screen of death appearing like the Fou...

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Snow brings out the best in us

January 11, 2017 at 5:00 am

Hereís to all of the snow blower and thrower heroes in our neighborhoods who not only manage the snow in their own driveways and on their own sidewalks but around the neighborhood. Itís been a sometimes twice-daily need to clear the snow fr...

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Good friends, old friends remember

January 04, 2017 at 5:00 am

A decade ago, Carnie McArthur was in the prime of life enjoying his career with the Coeur díAlene Fire Department when he was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's. Now 65, his awareness of the life he once knew is fleeting and brief and h...

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Little moments bring joy at the holidays

December 28, 2016 at 5:00 am

Last weekís (Dec. 21) Main Street column continued a decade-long tradition of reprinting a story Iíd written in 2005 after the first Christmas without my father. I debated whether to publish it again thinking that surely it had run its cour...

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Christmas Eve journey of giving

December 21, 2016 at 5:00 am

Authorís note: This story first appeared in The Press on 12/21/05 when this ďdaddyís girlĒ was newly grieving the loss of mine. Each of the thirteen Christmases Iíve celebrated since my fatherís been gone, thereís always a little Christmas ...

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It takes a village to make Christmas magic

December 14, 2016 at 5:00 am

Itís impossible not to be moved by the wonderful spirit of giving and generosity for a hundred local youngsters and their families during the annual Holidays and Heroes event. Often at the holidays we all get so busy and frazzled itís easy ...

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