Stories about individuals who are or have championed civic models The Friends of Coeur d’Alene park appreciate.

Park Attendant Pitches In

Who is Kipp and where can you find him?   Not everyone gets to ride around in a Club Car. No, it’s not a private golf course. It’s not an elite corporate event. It’s Kipp Swanson taking care of Coeur d’Alene Park. On any given weekday, you can find him dragging hoses, setting the sprinklers and cleaning the bathroom. He’s […]

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A Love Story and A Legacy

An image of Alma Pearson.

Beginning in a Browne’s Addition boarding house The year was 1935. Alma Holstein, having just graduated from High School, moved into the Isabella Club, a boarding house for young, single women in Browne’s Addition. She enrolled in Kinman Business School and eventually got her first job working for Big West Oil Company. While living at the Isabella Club, Alma often […]

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