Kerri Thoreson

A family reunion with a new friend

April 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

According to the U.S. Census Bureau America’s population is over 327 million. Of those, there are only 27,989 people with the surname Rankin. A few weeks ago, WWII veteran Dan Rankin captured the hearts of just about everyone when the media...

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Farewell to a friend and mentor

April 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

Main Street, April 8, 2015: “In the 1980s I learned a valuable lesson about stating a goal out loud, preferably to people who can help you achieve the goal. For four years during the annual “interviews with the publisher” I would answer the...

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Everyone wins with #TrashTag challenge

April 09, 2019 at 5:00 am

The friendly competition to pick up trash along I-90 pitting Coeur d’Alene (#lakecity) against Post Falls (#rivercity) was inspired by the #TrashTag challenge. Last Saturday was drizzly and gray, but that didn’t stop nearly 100 volunteers f...

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Young dancer digs deep on dirty job

April 03, 2019 at 5:00 am

For those of us who own dogs, the downside to the winter snow melting is discovering the poop piles that have been hidden for months. So when I saw a Facebook post from a former co-worker, Lori Weaver, that her daughter was earning money fo...

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Honoring service, and an enduring love story

March 26, 2019 at 5:00 am

On Friday at noon the Lt. George Farragut Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution are hosting a Vietnam Veterans Day commemoration at the veterans plaza at McEuen Park to honor those who served and their families and friends.Als...

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Exchange created lifelong bonds of friendship

March 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

LaDonna Beaumont is a Renaissance woman, last year earning her private pilot’s license among other things. Her sense of adventure took root in the stories she heard from her father, who served in the Army and was based in the German town of...

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A love letter to my husband and his village

March 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

Through the years I’ve shared with Main Street readers 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 our grandsons. A week ago this pa...

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Local scenery, homegrown talent shines brightly

March 06, 2019 at 5:00 am

Coeur d’Alene is sure having the national network television spotlight shined this week. The new season of “American Idol” kicked off, showing the beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene backdrop from the auditions held last fall at the Hagadone Event...

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A lesson in life from an unexpected teacher

February 27, 2019 at 5:00 am

“If you are at home and you’re sitting on your couch and you are watching this right now, all I have to say is this is hard work. I’ve worked hard for a long time and it’s not about winning. What it’s about is not giving up. If you have a d...

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Art is in the eye of beholder – or maybe their garage

February 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

For the last several years, Paint and Sip parties have gained in popularity. Often they’re used as fundraisers for charitable organizations but do take place just about every night of the week in a variety of venues. For a nominal fee group...

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