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Crapo Hangs With Alice

At his town hall meeting in Post Falls over the weekend, U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo hobnobs with local Republican grand dame Alice Rankin, widow of the late Kootenai County commissioner Ron Rankin. (Duane Rasmussen photo for Huckleberries Online)

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 stint as a Kootenai County commissioner. The Rankins and I go way back. During my 9 years as a reporter, Ron provided several tips that led to major stories for me. I've been here so long, in fact, that I remember the fellow whom Ron replaced as head of the Kootenai County Property Owners Association: Rex Morehouse (who lived in Spirit Lake at the time).

Question: Feel free to give a shoutout to an oldtimer who has enriched your life?

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