Kerri Thoreson

Esprit de corps an inspiring sight

November 08, 2017 at 5:00 am

“In the last days of November 1950, twelve-thousand men of the First Marine Division, along with a few thousand Army soldiers, found themselves trapped high in the mountains of North Korea, near a reservoir called Chosin. Their leaders had ...

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A tale of two good men

November 01, 2017 at 5:00 am

The last days of October brought two losses in our community of much-loved men. I write often about our extraordinary community and the people who make it special. Jack Bannon was a real gift. When he and his wife, Ellen, decided to make th...

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Halloween scares aren’t for everyone

October 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

According to the National Retail Federation, Halloween retail spending is projected to be $9.1 billion in 2017, a new record. The biggest expense is for costumes. Men plan to spend $96 each, compared to $77 each for women. The top five cost...

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Art’s impact on the subject was unexpected

October 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

Last week I mentioned my participation in an event, presented by Art Spirit Gallery at The Resort Plaza Shops. The annual public display of Art in the Making was the brainchild of the late Steven Gibbs, and this first one since his passing ...

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Carrying on honors those we’ve lost

October 11, 2017 at 5:00 am

Oct. 12, 2004, was a Tuesday, a beautiful bonus summer-like blue sky sunshiny autumn day. It was a day I will never forget ... not the sunshine or the sounds or the words that came out of a doctor’s mouth as I stood alone in the “quiet room...

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Helpers bring light during dark days

October 04, 2017 at 5:00 am

On Monday a quote by Mr. Rogers played over and over in my head. As news reports shed light on the horrific events of the day I looked for the helpers and there really are so many. They will always outnumber the evil doers. “When I was a bo...

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MAIN STREET: Post Falls grandma loves her sailors

September 27, 2017 at 10:09 am

Chris Pappas is the daughter of a World War II Army pilot and the sister of an Army soldier who made the ultimate sacrifice on the battlefield in Vietnam. She’s also the grandmother of four, three of whom are all wearing the uniform of the ...

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Younger people make an ‘impact’

September 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

Last week I was in the company of about 100 people, most of whom are the age of my daughters. There were a few people of my age demographic but we were outnumbered in a good way. Cole Turnbull’s Impact Club definitely lived up to the name, ...

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End of summer staycation good for the soul

September 13, 2017 at 5:00 am

Although according to the calendar the last day of summer isn’t for six more days, I’m thinking it’s history for this year. Last weekend we drove for 15 minutes to do our final pitching of the tent to sleep under the stars, just in time to ...

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Where there’s smoke there’s fire

September 06, 2017 at 5:00 am

Labor Day weekend of 2017 will be one for the record books. Not only did our soggy start to summer delay warm-weather activities, the end of summer has been defined by the choking smoke from hundreds of wildfires burning in the western stat...

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