Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Main Street in Print

From the Coeur d'Alene Press HERE. The Shepperd family cousins birthday traveling tiara (see column for the latest recipient) is presented to each cousin upon marking their milestone 6oth birthday. Those who've reached the mark add a charm before passing it along to the next. So far there's a garnet from Claudia, a guitar from Pete, a carrot from Janet, a ladybug from Bonnie, a butterfly from Johanna, a school bus from Steve, and an artist's palette from Bob.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Shared History

Old friends ... in this week's print Main Street is the story of shared history and a love story of the "Greatest Generation," HERE. Pictured are Pat Giesa, his wife Cheryl, daughter Elli and son John and Pat's darling granddaughter.

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Ides of March

On March 15, 1986 Bert and I said, "I do." So did Mike and Anna Pearce. Today we celebrate our 24th wedding anniversaries. Anna and I counting our blessings to have found a couple of really good guys.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

A view from inside the parade

On Saturday, the Coeur d'Alene Downtown Association sponsored the 3rd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sherman Avenue. Here's an album of photos I took of spectators from the driver's seat of the Grand Marshal car and photos my husband took from the sidewalk. You just might see a photo of yourself HERE.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Crack of Early

My three days as an early morning radio host concluded today. What a great time I had on the air at KVNI this week. There's an album of photos of the people who appeared on the show or in the studios HERE. Special thanks to Kris Siebers who manned the control panel and kept me pointed in the right direction. Hope the listeners had as much fun as I did, now it's back to the print world!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Past and the Future

Allen Hildebrant, center, was honored in Nampa by the Post Falls Trojan basketball team after their state championship win. Allen was a member of the back-to-back state championship Post Falls team back in 1963 & 1964, the last time the school had won the title. Quipped Allen this morning on KVNI ... not a single current player or coach had even been born when his Trojan team were the champions.

On the Air ...

Today's line up on KVNI/AM 1080 ... Marc Stewart- Cd'A Tribe, Austin Beal- Mr. CHS, Allen Hildebrant-PFHS '64 Championship team, Chelsea Rosenberger-NI Fair, and County Commissioner Rich Piazza. Photos of my guests in the studio HERE.

Main Street in print

This week's column in the Coeur d'Alene Press HERE.

Monday, March 8, 2010

KVNI morning show encore

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week I'm filling in again as the host of the KVNI/AM 1080 morning show. Getting up early ... very early to be on the air from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesday guests are Jerome Pollos/Coeur d'Alene Press photographer, Don Smith and Barry Feeley from Medicine Man Pharmacy, Phil Cooper/Idaho Fish & Game, Pam Houser/President of the Post Falls Chamber and Coeur d'Alene Mayor Sandy Bloem.
In the studio photos of Tuesday's guests HERE.

Glory Days

There's no doubt the players of the State Champion Post Falls Trojan basketball team will remember this experience for a lifetime. The celebratory caravan through town to the high school football field was everything only a small town could make happen in the 18 hours from the time the buzzer sounded in Nampa to the team bus arriving home. More pictures of the big homecoming HERE.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Parade of Champions!

State Champs Welcome Home Post Falls Trojans caravan/parade today in Post Falls. If you're anywhere along Seltice Way between Hwy. 41 and Spokane Street about 4 p.m. you can honk & wave at the team bus as it arrives back from Nampa. The caravan will turn north on Spokane Street to Poleline, then east to the high school football field for a welcome home rally for the community. Coeur d'Alene Press story HERE.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Cheering for the Champs

What are the odds that the Post Falls Trojan boys basketball team would be playing in the title game for the state championship on the same night that the 14th Annual Wine, Stein and Dine fundraiser for the Post Falls Education Foundation was taking place? Superintendant Jerry Keane, in Trojan orange, made sure that the game was live-streamed from Nampa to a big screen in the bleachers of the Greyhound Park. A group of die-hard Trojan fans spent most of the game right there during the event. When Post Falls won their first boys state championship in 46 years, there was much celebration. Among those cheering for the champs (l-r) Skip Hissong, former Supt. Dick Harris, Jan Harris, School Board Chair Donagene Turnbow (in second row) and Jerry Keane. Assistant Supt. Becky Ford isn't pictured but was in the front row cheering, too.

Monday, March 1, 2010

In like a lamb

March is arriving like a lamb this year ... like a lamb wearing sunglasses and driving with the top down as sunshine and temperatures nearing 60 degrees mark the day. I went into my March 2009 photo files and found what a difference a year makes. This photo of a sheep in a snow storm was taken on March 3 a year ago in Post Falls. While we can enjoy this week's unseasonable warm weather, I wouldn't take any bets on winter being over just yet.
Cliff Harris' Coeur d'Alene Press column HERE.