Kerri Thoreson

MAIN STREET:Special visitors to Memorial Day ceremony

May 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

Butterflies are beautiful ... joyful to watch float and flutter on the breeze. Their symbolism in many cultures is one of rebirth, resurrection and transformation. On Monday morning during the Memorial Day remembrance at Evergreen Cemetery ...

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Remember the reasons for the holiday

May 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

As we head into the first three-day weekend of the upcoming summer season, it’s good to remember why Memorial Day is observed. In 1868, it was known as Decoration Day, a day to decorate the graves of Civil War soldiers. Now it commemorates ...

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MAIN STREET: Filling out parade entry forms 101

May 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

Parade season is gearing up, and every year I intend to give suggestions to those who will fill out the parade applications/entry forms. My perspective comes from years of organizing parades, announcing parades and participating in parades....

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Package ‘enjoys’ tour of the Northwest

May 09, 2018 at 5:00 am

Stephanie Smith’s tale of a package’s most excellent adventure is one for the record books. After placing the order her package left Phoenix on April 27, first stopping in Portland. Before it arrived on the Smith’s Hayden doorstep on May 2 ...

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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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