Stories tagged: Huckleberries
Sun., Aug. 21, 2016, 4 a.m.
Huckleberries: Lady Lola cruises back into view
There have been two recent sightings on the West Coast of the Lady Lola, the mega-yacht sold for $90 million by Duane Hagadone in 2004 and re-purchased by him in …
Sun., Aug. 7, 2016, 4 a.m.
Huckleberries: She was nice back then, but can he vote for her now?
Carl Tinghino, a retired millworker from Kootenai County, remembers that school mate from his Illinois high school who was “very, very bright” and “very, very nice.” But, as one of …
Sun., July 31, 2016, 4 a.m.
Huckleberries: Kootenai County driver’s license department delays snag teens, too
Two teenagers seeking their first driver’s licenses are the latest victims of the long lines and longer waits at the driver’s license department at the Kootenai County Courthouse. One teen …
Sun., July 24, 2016, 4 a.m.
Huckleberries: Lake City’s Music Man needs our help
Coeur d’Alene’s Music Man, Chris Guggemos, is battling cancer. And now the community has a chance to pay him back. Country western singer Kelly Hughes and his band will be …
Sun., July 17, 2016, 4 a.m.
Huckleberries: Chief Antelope again looks on Lake Coeur d’Alene
One of the things you should know about Chief Morris Antelope, before a statue of him is dedicated at Coeur d’Alene Monday, is the meaning of his Coeur d’Alene name, …
Sun., July 10, 2016, 4 a.m.
Huckleberries: Idaho’s driver’s license rules ageist
Councilman Dan English of Coeur d’Alene consoled himself last week while waiting and waiting – and waiting –for his turn to renew his driver’s license. At least, Dan thought, he …
Sun., July 3, 2016, 4 a.m.
Huckleberries: Silver Valley publisher takes littering seriously
Keri Alexander, publisher of the Shoshone News Press in the Silver Valley, is death on littering, so much so that she has organized grassroots litter patrols to pick up trash …
Sun., June 26, 2016, 4 a.m.
Huckleberries: Post Falls councilwoman encounters road rager
Post Falls Councilwoman Kerri Thoreson had a close encounter with a Road Rager on Spokane Street last week. A woman in an SUV behind her honked and gestured when Kerri …
Sun., June 5, 2016
Huckleberries: Birthday got no lift from elevator
Violinist Cathyanne Nonini of Coeur d’Alene sang the blues on her 61st birthday at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., when she and her sister got stuck in a …
Sun., May 22, 2016, 4 a.m.
Huckleberries: Closed Republican primary in Idaho attracts Democrats
The strategy by conservative hardliners to close the Idaho GOP primary may have backfired.
Sun., May 15, 2016, 4 a.m.
Huckleberries: ‘Boring’ is in the eye of the beholder, too
A website declares Idaho to be the most boring state in the country. Why? The Gem State has a high percentage of married people and children living at home. It’s …
Sat., May 7, 2016
Huckleberries: The Bard’s passing had gentle touch
Tom Wobker, the Bard of Sherman Avenue, left us on April 23, the purported 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. But his poetry will live on through this column and …
Sun., April 24, 2016, 4 a.m.
Huckleberries: Bachelor party results put Aunt Patty in a tizzy
One of the fond remembrances at the memorial service in Coeur d’Alene for the late Patty Duke (Anna Pearce) was told by nephew Mike Kennedy.
Sun., April 17, 2016, 4 a.m.
Huckleberries: Life of a newspaper reporter isn’t all that bad
So the life of a newspaper reporter is considered the worst among 200 jobs in America again? I disagree.
Sun., April 10, 2016, 4 a.m.
Huckleberries: Candidate happy with endorsement from ‘Sheriff Mack’
John Green, a “constitutional sheriff” candidate running in the Kootenai County GOP primary, is delighted to have the endorsement of erstwhile Arizona sheriff Richard Mack, founder of the Constitutional Sheriffs …
Sun., April 3, 2016, 4 a.m.
Huckleberries: Hucks has been a FOP (Friend of Patty) through the years
During her life in Coeur d’Alene, actress Patty Duke received many mentions in Huckleberries Online, including one on April 3, 1995, reporting that her horses escaped from a Carlin Bay …
Sun., March 27, 2016, 4 a.m.
Huckleberries: Happy family, or at least trigger-happy
You know you’re in Idaho when you see white outline figures of guns - from semi-automatic to Glocks and a hand pistol - representing a family of six on the …
Sun., March 20, 2016, 4 a.m.
Huckleberries: Former CdA parks boss creative, but not doggedly so
In his 30 some years as the Coeur d’Alene parks director, Doug Eastwood used his creative genius to help plan the North Idaho Centennial Trail and expand the city’s park …
Sun., March 13, 2016, 4 a.m.
Huckleberries: At least she knows female anatomy
Democrat Kathy (Kraack) Kahn says she’s has a distinct advantage over Republican incumbent Vito Barbieri: She knows how a female’s anatomy works. During the 2015 session, Barbieri, a Republican legislator …
Sun., March 6, 2016, 4 a.m.
Huckleberries: Old ad captures radio legend’s former celebrity
In Coeur d’Alene, radio legend John Rook was known for his short-lived KCDA radio station that shook up the local political establishment — not for the clout he once had …
Sun., Feb. 28, 2016, 4 a.m.
Huckleberries: A few more things about The Bard of Sherman Avenue
The Bard of Sherman Avenue took his first public bow last weekend after 14 years of anonymously penning little rhymes for Huckleberries and my former Editorial Page column, Hot Potatoes. …
Sat., Feb. 20, 2016, 2:30 p.m.
Bard of Sherman Avenue takes bow for years of ‘little rhymes’
The copier in his office building sat by a window with a view, and Tom Wobker found inspiration watching the brainless birds on the other side of the glass. The …
Sun., Jan. 31, 2016, 5 a.m.
Huckleberries: Coeur d’Alene woman searches for perfect ‘mocktail’
Eden Irgens, a Coeur d’Alene fan and communications specialist, has searched for the perfect mocktail in Lake City after eliminating alcohol from her diet and lifestyle. As part of that …
Sun., Sept. 27, 2015
Huckleberries: Urban farming comes with side of noise pollution
The tiny community of Bayview on the southern end of Lake Pend Oreille survived a terrifying wildfire during our summer of drought. But there’s at least one resident who doesn’t …
Sun., Sept. 20, 2015
Huckleberries: Longtime county clerk clear on marriage license row
Dan English has more interest than most in the stand taken by Kentucky’s Kim Davis. Davis, of course, is the county clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex …
Sun., Sept. 6, 2015
Huckleberries: CdA council race eerily familiar for English
Dan English is experiencing the ultimate “what goes around comes around” moment. Six years ago at this time, as Kootenai County clerk, Dan was about to circulate instructions to local …
Sun., Aug. 30, 2015
Huckleberries: Kootenai County GOP too extreme for committeeman
First, you need to know that retired Army National Guard Maj. Andrew Whipple served his country in Iraq during the dicey period from November 2004 until December 2005. The Kootenai …
Sun., Aug. 23, 2015
Huckleberries: Roadside ripoff was a reminder of a bigger truth
A funny thing happened to Keith Boe of Post Falls on a recent business trip to Seattle. Seems he stopped at a deserted gas station in central Washington for fuel …
Sun., Aug. 16, 2015
Writer refutes ‘boring’ label given to Post Falls
Online reporter Chanse Watson of the Idaho Panhandler didn’t appreciate a website that ranked his hometown of Post Falls as the second-most boring one in Idaho. How can Post Falls …
Sun., Aug. 9, 2015
Huckleberries: Like it or not, it’s supposed to be good for you
A rhyme about “Liver” by The Bard of Sherman Avenue triggered a discussion on Huckleberries Online last week. It read: “Packed with nutrients/so incredible,/it’s quite a shame the/stuff’s not edible.” …