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NIdaho Blogs: Herb At 75 — 3.22.13

At The Slice blog, Paul Turner writes: One of my favorite moments from “Mystery Science Theater 3000” …  Joel or one of the 'bots speculated that when there was a break during shooting of “The Big Valley” and Barbara Stanwyck would be telling stories about the making of “Double Indemnity” or “Sorry, Wrong Number,” Peter Breck kept quiet about “The Beatniks.”  (Photo:

Top Post: As I woke this morning, the temperature a cool 42 degees, I realized that I was on the eve of being three quarters of a century old. Sunday, arch 23 1938 I came squalling into the world preparing for war. The Germans had been at war with England and most of Europe for a year or so at my birth. I grew up in a war atmosphere with dad going to work at Todd's Shipyard, building wooden decks on destroyers. At four I had climbed a cherry tree in our back yard and proceeded to fall, landing on my head. That may explain a lot. Somehow I survived childhood, though it must have been a close thing/Herb Huseland, Bay Views. More here.

Other local blogs:

DFO: Please put your hands together w/me as we wish Herb a happy 75th birthday this weekend?

NIdaho/SR Blogs — 3.12.13

HucksOnline numbers (for Monday, March 11): 8047/4562

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 their way through the neighborhood. I had to laugh when I looked down an alley and saw two rival “gangs” heading towards each other. Urban wildlife photography from the driver's seat is my specialty.”

HucksOnline numbers (for Tuesday): 8875/5334, and (for Monday): 8846/5195

Question: Feel free to submit a cutline for the photo above.

NI Blogs: Protesting Easton Swap

My son learned a good lesson about free speech this past weekend. He and about 70 of his fellow Idaho Boy Scouts traveled into the big city to march on the council BSA office. They wanted to voice their concerns over the proposed sale of a beloved local Scout camp. It could not have been a worse day, weather-wise. An intense winter storm hit the area just as the rally was kicking off. That didn’t stop the boys’ enthusiasm, as they paraded along the street, waving signs and shouting out protest chants. The blizzard-like conditions only steeled their resolve to be heard. After about an hour of waving at honking cars and brushing layers of snow off of hats and coats, we climbed back into our cars and carefully made our way home/Idaho Dad, A Family Runs Through It. More here.

HucksOnline numbers (for week of Feb. 19-25): page-views: 54536 & unique views 33,340

NIBlogs: Caught In The Hay

IFG officer Greg Johnson looks at an elk which had to be freed from a pile of hay after getting its antlers entangled in it. IFG freed the animal and it ran off into the woods. Bonners Ferry Fire Chief Pat Warkentin submitted this photo to the Bonners Ferry Herald as a best shot last week. Julie Golder of Bonners Ferry Herald sent it to Mike Weland of News Bonners Who sent it to HucksOnline.

HucksOnline numbers (for Tuesday, Feb. 8): 7881/4715

NI Blogs: Benefits Of Blog Spam

During a recent care-free afternoon, Marianne Love/Slight Detour too her dogs on a walk — and spotted interesting sights like the one above. More photos here.

Top Post: I’m a little obsessive. Whenever I log onto my email I often quickly scan the junk folder. Though I’ll occasionally rescue a legitimate message, most of the time my electronic gatekeeper has effectively quarantined mail that’s infected, attention seeking, irritating, too-good-to-be true, perverted or predatory. But the blogging spam filter is a little different. While my email filter is overflowing with ridiculous offers of sex, money and drugs, my blog comment filter includes compliments. I realize these are auto-generated nuisance messages designed to clog the cogs of cyberspace and many of them appear to be written by someone who doesn’t have a great grasp on English, but quite a few are also affirming/Jill Barville, 3Rs. More here.

HucksOnline numbers (for Wednesday, Jan. 11): 8027/4748

NI Blogs: Bad Mall Santa Encounter

“Works almost every time,” writes Marianne Love/Slight Detour. “A walk through virtually any portion of the vast Kootenai Valley serves as an antidote to the blahs.  Yesterday was no exception.” More photos/text here.

Top Blog Post: The other day, I was with my mom and nieces at one of the malls in our area.  The girls wanted to see Santa, so we waited in line to see him.  I started to wonder about this Santa long before we got in to see him, because he makes the kids stand in front of him and tell them what they would like for Christmas, instead of sitting next to him in his giant chair, or sitting on his knee.  Well, I guess he lets those paying to get their picture taken with him sit on his knee, but they are the only ones/Live, Love, Laugh, Hope. More here.

HucksOnline Blog number (for week of Nov. 27-Dec. 3): 45,753/28,806

Question: Have your kids ever had a close encounter w/a bad store Santa?

Hucks Welcomes Writing Blog

New Blog: Launched in September 2010, the Writing North Idaho blog is written by a group of six North Idaho writers made up of authors and freelance writers, including a copywriter and a screenwriter. They include: Nancy Owens Barnes of Priest River, Mary Jane Honegger of Post Falls, Jennifer Lamont Leo of Cocolalla, Jennifer Rova of Hayden, Kathy Cooney Dobbs of Worley, and Elizabeth Brinton of Coeur d'Alene. Oh…and we also have mysterious writer Norm de Ploom who lives somewhere up north and pops in on occasion to give us keen advice on grammar, punctuation and language trends. Our intent with Writing North Idaho is to provide a place for writers of all skill levels in the North Idaho area to connect and share their encouragement, inspiration, and knowledge about the craft of writing, the business of writing and the writing life. We also highlight writing-related events happening in the area. We post three times each week and welcome posts from guest writers/Nancy Owens Barnes, Writing North Idaho. Blog site here.

HucksOnline numbers (for Tuesday): 8584/5316, and: (for Wednesday): 8868/5208

NI Blogs: Hammer Victim Struggles

Herb Huseland brings us up to date on the life-and-death struggle still facing hammer-attack victim Yvonne Wallis of Bayview. Yvonne, along with son, Michael, daughter-in-law, Patty Heath, and Patty's son, Jedidiah, were attacked by a allegedly deranged man living next door, Larry Cragun. Heath died in the pre-Christmas 2010 attack. Since then, Yvonne has undergone a series of serious surgeries. Herb: “(Yvonne) is now at home, where a few friends and neighbors have volunteered and were trained to give those treatments twice a day, for probably the next six weeks. Assuming that the infection will be beaten by then, she will be transported back to the University of Washington for a permanent plate to be installed. Nothing is guaranteed. She is still in a life threatening condition and without great care, could fail to survive.” Herb is trying to raise $500 to help w/transportation expenses for Yvonne for an operation that will install a permanent plate. More here.

Hucks Online numbers (for week of Sept. 11-17): 45.737 page-views/28,414 unique views

NI Blogs: Lake Coeur d’Alene Sunset

Linda Lantzy of Idaho Scenic Images provides this view of a Lake Coeur d'Alene Sunset from the eastern end of the North Idaho Centennial Trail.

Hucks Online numbers (for Monday): 8637/5153, and (for Tuesday): 7978/4897

NI Blogs: Athol To Honor KCSDeputy

On Bay Views, Herb Huseland reports that this Saturday marks the 102nd anniversary of Athol's existence. And Herb will again narrate the street parade, which begins 10 a.m., with line up at 9 a.m. A new twist this year will be the addition of a grand marshal. Kootenai County Deputy David Dunkin, formerly the beat cop for Athol and Bayview, will be the community's first grand marshal. More here.

Hucks Online numbers (for week of July 31-Aug. 6): 38,387 page-views/24,357 unique views

NI Blogs: Fried Kool-Aid Balls At Fair

OrangeTV reports on his Get Out! North Idaho Facebook wall that fried Kool-Aid balls will be available for your guilty pleasure at the North Idaho Fair later this summer. Wonders OTV: “Does this sound delicious or atrocious? Above, “Chicken Charlie” holds one of his fried Kool-Aid balls at the San Diego County Fair a week ago at Del Mar, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Hucks Online numbers (for Monday): 6945/4403, and (for Tuesday): 7432/5009

Question: Do fried Kool-Aid balls sound delicious or atrocious?

NI Blogs: JeanC’s Food Porn

“Very yummy lunch today,” posts JeanC of JeanC's Cat House & Shooting Gallery, “brought some tamales and topped them with the leftover sauteed onions, crimini mushrooms and wilted spinach from last night's dinner (which was burgers topped with the aforementioned yumminess) and fries. See blog here.

Featured Blog: “Experts said that by age six, girls needed branded clothes, at seven they wanted styled hair, by eight they were beginning diets, at nine they were styling their hair and by early teens were engaging in sex or sending sexually explicit text messages.” So says a news article by Gemma Jones and Clementine Cuneo that appeared in The Daily Telegraph, out of Sydney, Australia. Either this is just an Australian phenomenon or my family is severely isolated, because I’m not seeing this in my 8-year-old daughter or her friends/Idaho Dad, A Family Runs Through It. More here.

Hucks Online numbers (for Wednesday, May 25): 7159/4492

Question: When did your girl(s) start asking for branded clothes, styled hair, piercings, and using makeup?

NI Blogs: Treasuring Cataldo Mission

“A few weeks ago when I was visiting family in Kellogg I made a stop at the Cataldo Mission,” posts Gathering Around the Table. “I love to stop and just be still on that hill above the river remembering all that has come to pass at this spot.” More Cataldo Mission stories here.

Hucks Online numbers (for Wednesday, May 18): 8893/5486

Question: When did you last visit the Cataldo Mission?

NI Blogs: Riding The Freedom Bus

I'm a ha-huge fan of the old pickup & truck photos taken by Linda Lantzy/Idaho Scenic Images. She writes on her Facebook wall that she found this old-timer near Athol Tuesday night.

“I was watching the PBS show last night called Freedom Riders. It was where a bus left Washington, D.C. and Nashville, Tennessee in what I believe was 1961. The riders were white as well as black. It showed the hardships, which included beatings and death. Cars following, threatening riders and drivers, tires flattening, bus burnings. As I watched this piece of history, I had to ask myself and wondered about others: Would you have signed the paper and got on the bus?”/Cis, From A Simple Mind. More here.

Hucks Online numbers (for Tuesday, May 17): 8653/5204

Question: Would you have gotten on the Freedom Bus, to face the KKK in the South before passage of the Civil Rights Act, knowing the possible consequences?

NI Blogs: Elmer & Bernie Still Cut Rug

“Elmer Currie takes his sweetheart of seven decades for a twirl on the dance floor at the Lake City Senior Center on Saturday,” posts Kerri Thoreson, More Main Street. “Elmer and Bernie mark their 70th wedding anniversary today. More about their celebration in Main Street here.”

Hucks Online numbers (for Tuesday, May 10): 7040/4155

Question: How long were your parents married?

NI Blogs: Laughing Dog Goes Canada

.” What Fred (Colby, co-owner of Laughing Dog Brewery of Sandpoint) was most excited about though was the expansion of the brewery that would be happening soon with the addition of five more fermenter’s. When I asked him if that had anything to do with the rumor I heard about them possibly adding canning equipment to the brewery, he replied “We are still looking at that, but nothing is set in stone”. What he did tell me is that the reason for the expansion is that they are going to become a internationally distributed craft beer with the addition of British Columbia and Alberta, Canada to their distribution area. (They are currently in 30+ states in the US)/Jamie Lynn Morgan, Brewing Some Fun. More here.

Hucks Online numbers (for Monday, April 25): 8132/4923

Question: Have you ever tasted a Laughing Dog Brewery beer?

NI Blogs: Potatoes & ‘Cawliflower’

On his Facebook wall, Nic of Rants, Raves, & Random Things posts this photograph of the lunch menu for The Lunch Box caterers, creative spelling and all for the loaded soup of potatoes and “cawliflower.”

Hucks Online numbers (for Tuesday, April 19): 8153 page-views/5016 unique views

Question: What's your favorite soup?

NI Blogs: Patting Down 6YO Wicked

On her Idaho Scenic Images Facebook page, Linda Lantzy writes: “The shoreline (of Hauser) is quite flooded which I thought made this tree scene interesting.”

Post of the Day: We really need to get over our paranoia about terrorists and flying. According to the TSA the procedure used on a six year old in New Orleans is exactly according to procedure. Fine. Change the procedures. For all of us. They supposedly are working on it. According to John Pistole, Administrator of the TSA, they're trying to work out procedures for the less risky - like children and the elderly. Yet they have to be careful because if they slack off the terrorists may take advantage of the situation/Dogwalk Musings. More here.

Hucks Online numbers (for Tuesday, April 12): 7480/4548

Question: What do you make of the TSA following the rules and patting down the 6-year-old girl in New Orleans?

NI Blogs: Idaho Dad Goes Old School

“Last week we traded our home school for an old school,” writes Idaho Dad/A Family Runs Through It. “On spring break in Montana, we stopped in at Bannack State Park, a well-preserved ghost town, for a little old-fashioned book learnin’.” More here.

Hucks Online numbers (for week of April 3-9): 45,228 page-views/27,616 unique views

Question: Did you ever attend school in a schoolhouse with only one or two schoolrooms? If so, please tell us about it.

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