Kerri Thoreson

Young speakers and their teacher inspire

February 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

Having a fear of public speaking is something most adults would admit. Even people like me who speak to organizations and present ideas in public settings still have a butterfly or three when stepping out in front of an audience.So last Thu...

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Embracing change in new year

February 06, 2019 at 5:00 am

I’d like to preface the following with the fact that I still own a 1976 Dodge van purchased when I lived in Portland in 1977. In 1989 I bought a 1988 Chevy Cavalier Z24 convertible, driving it until I bought a 2006 Chrysler Sebring converti...

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Covert ops create award night surprise

January 30, 2019 at 5:00 am

Last week Ryan Davis was honored with the Post Falls Citizen of the Year award. With homage to the late Paul Harvey, here’s the rest of the story.The Citizen of the Year is selected from nominations from Chamber members and the community. A...

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Community roots deep for Jacklins

January 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

When Glenn Jacklin retires at the end of January, it will be the end of an era — one that began in 1936 during the Great Depression when his grandfather, Arden, founded Jacklin Seed Company. For the first time in 83 years there won’t be a J...

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Listen to your body in matters of the heart

January 16, 2019 at 5:00 am

Here’s a personal historical milestone:On Jan. 17, 2008, I was emceeing the Post Falls Chamber’s Annual Awards Banquet. During the evening I felt a bit clammy and muddleheaded and a little short of breath but finished the event. I told my h...

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Creating a wonderful life through his artwork

January 09, 2019 at 5:00 am

Terry Lee ended 2018 with a blank canvas, and a big blank canvas it was — 6 feet wide and 9 feet tall. Two days after Christmas, Terry began to bring the canvas to life with the tools of the artists’ trade, brushes and paint. Over the next ...

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Bring on the new year … please!

January 02, 2019 at 5:00 am

I’m an admitted cock-eyed optimist by nature, but as 2018 ended I found myself looking back thinking, “What the heck was THAT?”It’s hard to recall a year that was personally more challenging and difficult. In January I found myself enmeshed...

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Praise for those who run the cash registers

December 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

Merry Day After Christmas, aka EVERYTHING IS ON SALE EVERYWHERE DAY! Here’s to all of the retail clerks, hospitality workers, delivery people, first responders, medical care providers and everyone who has spent the last week dealing with sh...

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Praise for those who run the cash registers

December 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

Merry Day After Christmas, aka EVERYTHING IS ON SALE EVERYWHERE DAY! Here’s to all of the retail clerks, hospitality workers, delivery people, first responders, medical care providers and everyone who has spent the last week dealing with sh...

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Lifelong Santa lights the way to Christmas

December 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

Author’s note: This story first appeared in The Press on 12/21/05 when this “daddy’s girl” was newly grieving the loss of mine. Each of the fourteen Christmases I’ve celebrated since my father’s been gone, there’s always a little Christmas ...

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