Kerri Thoreson

Words brought to life for Christmas

December 03, 2019 at 5:00 am

In 2012 I attended an event at the Coeur d’Alene Library’s Community Room to benefit the library foundation. Bits and Pieces featured readings by Jack Bannon, Ellen Travolta, Margaret Travolta and Roger Welch. As a writer of more than a mil...

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Season of joy and thankfulness

November 27, 2019 at 5:00 am

Big doings in Coeur d’Alene this weekend with the Christmas Lighting Parade, holiday lighting and fireworks over the lake on Friday night and the kick off of Kootenai Health’s Festival of Trees events. The Coeur d’Alene Carousel is open on ...

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Community moved and awed on moving day

November 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

In my Main Street column on Aug. 14 I wrote about the efforts by the Museum of North Idaho to move the J.C. White house that had been gifted by the owner to house the museum.“It’s been 116 years since the home of J.C. White made news in the...

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No time for an unglamorous cold

November 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

No matter where or how you catch a cold, there’s nothing festive about a bug that plugs your head and causes a major investment in aloe-infused tissues. A perky and positive friend told me this cold I seem to have brought back from my trave...

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Thoughts on voting, veterans

November 06, 2019 at 5:00 am

Voting early, voting absentee or actually going to the polls on election day — I’ve always preferred the latter. Having lived in the same precinct for decades, many of the familiar faces of poll workers return each year. I’ve voted in coun...

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Here’s to those who step up

October 29, 2019 at 5:00 am

It should come as no surprise to anyone who’s been paying attention that there’s an election next Tuesday. I know from personal experience what an outside-the-comfort-zone experience running for office can be for most people.Several years a...

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Spooky season not for everyone

October 22, 2019 at 5:00 am

According to the National Retail Federation, Halloween retail spending in 2018 was at the $9 billion mark. Billion with a B. About 90 percent of Americans spend about $2.6 billion on candy. Almost 75 percent will purchase Halloween decor, s...

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Celebrate the young, old and right now generations

October 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

As someone who’s three quarters of the way through my 60s, my perspective on age has evolved considerably from the “you can’t trust anyone over 30” mantra of the 1960s. Last week I enjoyed lunch with a long time friend, Nancy Harlocker, on ...

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Becoming Santa is a calling

October 08, 2019 at 5:00 am

The calendar shows 78 days until Christmas, although September surprised us with a winter wonderland preview.Pat Russell, 69, of Coeur d’Alene spent the past week surrounded by a sea of Santas at the renowned Charles W. Howard Santa School ...

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Domestic violence is often invisible reality

October 01, 2019 at 5:00 am

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but for those who live in the hell of that reality it’s every month 24/7. There is no minute of any day that you’re not walking on eggshells, holding your breath, vowing to be more of something ...

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