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Hucks: Worth Dumpster Diving For

Taryn Hecker-Thompson, of Twin Lakes, had one of those “D’oh!” moments at Sonic restaurant on Highway 41 recently – you know, those times when you want to slap your head after you mess up, like Homer Simpson does. While waiting for an Orange Cream Slush that was calling her name, Taryn picked up trash in her vehicle, put it in a McDonald’s bag, and tossed it in the garbage – along with the wallet she’d handled to pay for her drink. Taryn noticed the wallet missing the next day and remembered that the trash she’d tossed at Sonic seemed heavy. Taryn wasn’t too worried about losing her driver’s license or Social Security card. Those can be replaced. She was more concerned about tossing her fishing license. You can’t take the North Idaho out of the girl/DFO, Huckleberries Online. More here.

Question: Have you ever lost your wallet? Which item in it was hardest to replace?

AM: My Blue Van Isn’t That One

The communities of Coeur d'Alene and Post Falls have been on the lookout for a blue van that is wanted in several reported attempted child abductions. Unfortunately, for the owners of blue vans, they're under suspicion almost everywhere they go. The owner of this blue van, for example, probably was stopped at least once by police who were looking for a blue van — and doesn't appreciate the unwanted attention. I spotted this sign painted on the side of his van Saturday morning while it was parked at his home near Borah Elementary.

Question: In view of the suspicion surrounding blue vans in the Coeur d'Alene area, would you try to get rid of your blue van if you owned one?

Post Falls Reports Child Enticement

Post Falls police are looking for a suspect in a possible child enticement Wednesday. In a news release, the police department reported that the incident occurred at 8:10 a.m. when girls, 11 and 6, were walking to their school bus on Warm Springs Road. More: “A male in a full-sized, navy-blue van with a large horizontal grey stripe on the side drove up to the juveniles and stopped his vehicle. The male looked at the females (who) fled to a neighboring house for safety. This same van was seen parked outside of the juveniles’ home with the engine running.” The van is described as having only front passenger windows, silver wheels, and possibly Idaho license plates.  The van is estimated to be a late 90’s model. The driver is reported to be a white male with grey hair and a slight beard/Mike Prager, SR. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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