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Dutch woman Mira Wiersma eats a herring the traditional way in Scheveningen, the Netherlands. (AP file photo, for illustrative purposes)

Kerri: Pickled herring inspires memories 

In her Main Street column this week in the Coeur d'Alene Press, Kerri Thoreson comments that she doesn't have a Costco card because, as an empty-nester, she sees no reason to buy in bulk. (I agree, even though I have a Costco card.) However, she accompanied her sister to Costco recently. And a ha-huge jar of pickled herring inspired memories.

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2, 2013

Thoreson, Jacobson Face Off 

Item: PF mayor candidates square off: Jacobson, Thoreson speak to Highlands group/Brian Walker, Press More Info: Kerri Thoreson and Ron Jacobson sit elbow to elbow on the Post Falls City Council. Both want to become Post Falls' next mayor on Nov. 5. And, on Tuesday...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 23, 2013

RRepubs Back Souza, Thoreson 

The Kootenai County Reagan Republicans officially announced endorsements today for six candidates in the November 5th Municipal Elections. The organization’s President Jeff Tyler said “The choices in this election have never been so clear cut and who to endorse has never been so obvious since...

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MONDAY, AUG. 26, 2013

Kerri Files For Post Falls Mayor Post

Kerri Thoreson Facebooks today: "It's official. I filed the paperwork at 8:30 a.m. to seek the office of mayor for Post Falls. It's exciting to begin the actual quest that's been several years in preparation. Filing is open through September 6 for the mayor's seat...

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THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2013

Poll: Kerri Will Be Next PF Mayor 

Wednesday Poll: A large majority of Hucks Nation believes Councilwoman Kerri Thoreson will succeed Clay Larkin as mayor of Post Falls. Kerri announced her decision to run for mayor earlier this week. 91 of 149 respondents (61.07%) say Kerri will be the next mayor. 48...

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MONDAY, JULY 15, 2013

KerriT Announces For Post Falls Mayor 12 

Councilwoman Kerri Thoreson of Post Falls emailed the following announcement to Huckleberries moments ago: "I’m officially announcing my intention to seek the office of mayor in November. For the past six years I’ve had the privilege of serving the citizens on the Post Falls City...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8, 2012

Kerri: Yes, You Can Go Home Again 

In her Main Street column this week, Kerri Thoreson tells a heart-warming story of a Coeur d'Alene woman and her son opening a house at 10th & Pennsylvania to landscape architech Jon Mueller and his siblings to enjoy a 60th anniversary in their childhood home....

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2012

Kerri: Hagadones Deserve Attaboys 12 

I have to respond to (Stickman's) comments about Duane Hagadone and his philanthropy. Beyond his investment in this community, of his own dollars, to provide jobs in his numerous business ventures, Duane and Lola do many untold quiet good deeds and acts of generosity. In...

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012

Kerri: Burnett Was A Newspaperman 

Tom Burnett was a newspaperman. There are many people who earn a living in the newspaper business in a variety of capacities, but in my decades-long experience there's only a handful I'd describe as a newspaperman, the kind of person who bleeds ink and considers...

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2012

NIBlogs: Jets & Sharks Meet In Alley? 

After her Wednesday morning KVNI/ESPN 1080 radio show with Joe Paisley this morning, Kerri Thoreson drove to Sanders Beach and saw this scene. Kerri posts on her Facebook wall: "It must be mating season for turkeys, several big toms flashing their tail feathers were making...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 29, 2012

February Going Out Like A Lion 

On her Facebook wall, Kerri Thoreson of ESPN 1080 (aka KVNI) posts this photo of a woman she saw cross-country skiing northbound in front of Forest Cemetery along Government Way at about 9 this morning. Question: Does anyone know this woman?

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22, 2012

DFO's Interview On KVNI (ESPN 1080) 

Some of you have asked whether KVNI 1080 (ESPN 1080) provided a copy of my interview with Kerri Thoreson Monday morning. The station graciously did so this morning. You can listen to it here by clicking link above. Kerri provided the photo.

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2012

Kerri: Thou, Me, Powerball Makes 3 

River City Councilwoman Kerri Thoreson Facebooks: "On the way into the studio this morning I noticed on the I-90 billboard that tonight's Powerball jackpot is $170 million. So on the way home I stopped at a gas mart to buy a ticket. The clerk told...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2011

Occupy Main Street: Shop Locally

On her Facebook wall, Post Falls Councilwoman Kerri Thoreson advocates for shopping local: "Why shop local? Local businesses pay taxes, provide paychecks, donate and contribute to organizations and events throughout the year. If not for local businesses who would be donating to the auctions, raffles,...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2011

Did Absentee Switch Hurt PF Turnout? 

Kerri Thoreson: Just a thought on the very low Post Falls voter turnout … it was the first time that citizens could not vote in person absentee at our city hall and had to drive to the county election office in Coeur d’Alene to cast...

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THURSDAY, NOV. 10, 2011

Kerri: Seeking Office Not About Ego 

Kerri Thoreson: I ran for mayor of Post Falls in 2001 and got my clock cleaned by Clay Larkin who was serving as the mayoral appointee after Gus Johnson was elected to the Kootenai County commission. I continued to be involved in the community and...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 16, 2011

Post Falls Welcomes Back Soldiers 

On her Facebook wall, Post Falls Councilwoman Kerri Thoreson writes (and provides photos) of the reception of the National Guardsman returning from Iraq to the Post Falls Armory last night. The last 30 Guardsmen in two buses were snagged behind a large pileup on I-90...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31, 2011

Kerri: Slimmer Hamilton Keeps Pledge 

Back in January I recounted some of my journey to become fit and lose weight, which prompted a reader to communicate his own struggles. He shared a touching story of how last summer he'd taken his daughter to Silverwood but was unable to accompany her...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2011

3 Post Falls Councilors To Run Again

Three Post Falls City Council incumbents have filed their candidacy petitions to seek re-election: Kerri Thoreson (Seat 1), Scott Grant (Seat 3), and Skip Hissong (Seat 5). Also filing papers to run for the City Council are challengers Joe Malloy, who will be seeking Grant's...

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2011

Kerri: Crashing On The Hiawatha 

So off we went, our party of 10, including two little ones in a tow-behind on their dad's bike. The 13-mile (Route of the Hiawatha) adventure at 4,160-foot elevation started by riding into the 1.6 mile Taft Tunnel, which burrows under the Bitterroot Mountain range,...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2011

Alice Rankin Turns 80 

On her Facebook wall, Kerri Thoreson posts a photo of her mother, Alice Rankin, on her recent 80th birthday. Alice formerly wrote a gardening column for Huckleberries Online. Her late husband, Ron, of course, was well known for his fight against property taxes and two-term...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23, 2011

Kerri: 5 Years Later ... Life Is Good 

Five years ago tomorrow I received two coronary arterial stents at Kootenai Heart Center. I was 53 years old. February is Heart Health Month but every month it's important to listen to your heart. Heart disease kills more women each year than all forms of...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 12, 2011

Gadzooks! It's Snowing! In Idaho! 

Kerri Thoreson (via Facebook): When did normal winter weather in north Idaho ie: an inch or two of snowfall on any given day in January, become a major media event with breathless newscasters "crying wolf!" every time a winter storm arrives? Colleen O'Brien/KXLY in response:...

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SUNDAY, JAN. 9, 2011

Kerri: Is Any Public Official Safe Now? 101 

Kerri Thoreson, a Post Falls councilwoman writes on her Facebook page re: the shooting of Congresswoman Giffords and slaying of others with her in Arizona Saturday: "What I'm unsettled by, influenced no doubt by holding public office, is the number of violent attacks on members...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 7, 2011

High Noon: Kerri's Own Sandwich 

Twitter friend CdANightOut just tweeted that Kerri Thoreson, long-time Hucks Online regular & local columnist & KVNI personality, now has a sandwich named after her. Rosa's Italian Market & Deli, 120 E. 4th, now offers "Kerri Thoreson's Main Street Mojo Sandwich." It consists of "Albacore...

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