Shae has been a regular at the Spokane Shriners Hospital since she was a baby. It started with a one-week stint when she was 1 year old to address the scoliosis that was apparent in her spine.


From then on, it was check-up appointments every six to 12 months—up until this visit, which could be as long as three months and a week.


“I planned it to the day,” said Shae, now 14 years old. “It depends how fast my body stretches.”

The top and bottom of her spine are straight, but there is a significant curve in the middle. Shae started her most recent...

If you haven’t yet visited the Coeur d’Alene Public Library, you might not consider a visit to the library to be an occasion. You may associate library visits with the standard image of dusty textbooks, a quiet atmosphere—and perhaps not much more.

On the other hand, if you have stepped through the doors of Coeur d’Alene’s impressive two-story downtown public library, odds are you’ve found yourself immediately immersed in much more than searching for books. With your first step into the building, you take in its high ceilings, spacious aisles an...

It’s no secret that Northwest people are typically outdoor people. Our cities and towns are set in and around nature, and our woods, trails, and the backcountry is often just a short drive from our front door. After fall sports season and hunting season come to a close, outdoor enthusiasts start doing the “pray for snow” dance. While some of the population could go without snow, a large section also sees a cold winter without snow as a worthless winter. Skis and snowboards get waxed, snowshoes and winter coats, gloves, jackets and pants all com...

Madison Chase

Lake City High School

Photo courtesy of Cheryl Nichols Photography

For Lake City High School senior Madison Chase, the breaks are few and far between. The three-sport athlete competed in volleyball in the fall, is in the midst of her senior season of basketball and will turn her attention to the tennis court come spring. While passionate about each sport, balancing commitments to each team is something she had to learn quickly.


“To overcome that, I worked extra hard at each sport to make sure I didn’t fall behind on any of them,” she...

“It’s all about love and the focus being centered on others. It has been my goal to help one person at a time to achieve some of their dreams and hopes. I feel if one person’s life has changed because of Signature Aesthetics, then it was worth it!”

For more than a decade, Signature Aesthetics has been changing lives from the outside in; bringing each client’s vision of beauty to reality.


Owner Nancy Andrews, RN-C, has had a very fulfilling career as a registered nurse for more than 35 years, with her career evolving as a medical professional tre...

Driven by the purpose of providing children, teens and adults with disabilities with greater skills, choice and opportunity, Tesh Inc. is a private nonprofit organization that has impacted the Coeur d’Alene community for decades. Contributing to the self-sufficiency, employability and community involvement of over 8,000 individuals with disabilities since 1976, Tesh continues to provide innovative services in the areas of child development, independent living, adult employment and skills training.


Tesh is nationally certified by the internation...

If you’ve meandered through one of the many car shows of the Northwest, you’ve probably seen some pretty cool rides. It’s a great way to get up close to a piece of history. The common vehicles featured in most of these shows are mid ‘50s to late ‘70s American-made automobiles. Some shows have rules as to how old the car must be to be shown, what condition it is in or where it was made. While these shows can be a lot of fun, especially for those who grew up driving one of these muscle machines, being able to see a wider variety of automotive his...

For one special night in February, people in cities across the world will simultaneously celebrate an opportunity for guests of all abilities to have a dazzling prom night experience.

Night to Shine, an annual event sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, is a chance to come together to support, recognize and honor the special needs community. The Foundation is committed to bringing faith, hope and love to those needing a brighter day, inspired by Tebow’s experiences on international mission trips. The Foundation created the event to celebrate in...

The offices and hallways behind the exhibit hall at the Museum of North Idaho are a crowded network. Boxes line the floors. Clear workspace is at a premium. Rarely can two people stand shoulder-to-shoulder in the same area.

“Right here I filled this box because I don’t have shelves to put them on,” said Dorothy Dahlgren, the museum’s director, referring to a collection of un-filed photos. “The table has to be up against the shelves there because it’s so small in here.”


The museum’s paid staff of four and its 50-member crew of volunteers compete...

Hunter Schueller
Coeur d’Alene High School

Photo By Cheryl Nichols Photography

Playing multiple sports has taught Coeur d’Alene High School senior Hunter Schueller that there will always be triumphs and tribulations in life. Hunter holds a long list of academic and athletic accolades include a North Idaho top scholar, North Idaho College’s Dean’s List (he is currently dual enrolled), multiple athletic letters and trips to the state tournament in both football and wrestling. However, it was an unexpected outcome his junior year that helped him see...

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