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Sagers make flying loop to Oregon sites

Art and Colene Sager spent Oct. 26 – 29 in Oregon. They traveled in their airplane to Newberg, Ore., and spent the morning with Colene’s brother and sister-in-law. In the afternoon, they flew to McMinnville, Ore., to attend a memorial service...

 

Shrimp scampi dinner

Bruce and Barb Wollstein from Lacey, Wash., spent the weekend with her parents, Dick and Helen Appel. Guests for shrimp scampi dinner Saturday were the Wollsteins, Eric and Shannon Appel and Kyle and Sidney, Dusty; Caroline and Rob Kunkel and...

 

Soup count tops 10,000 at Logos

Homestead Ministries was at Logos Christian School Thursday, Oct. 17, for the annual “Feed the Need” event. They made more than 10,000 soup bags to be distributed throughout the region. Volunteers were Tom and Doreen Riedner, Greg and Gwen...

 

Hunter sets up camp

John Allyn Murray, Blaine, arrived in the area last week for a week or so of hunting and enjoying the greater Dusty surroundings. His base camp is on cousin Brian Broeckel’s property. He’ll stay for approximately a week, or until he gets his...

 

Visitors at Dusty

Recent visitors at the homes of Fran and Bryan Jones were his daughter Emelie and her friends, Donna and T.J. Damien Perron, who has been living and working in Whitefish, Mont., returned to Dusty and spent a few days with his uncle Bryan and...

 

Dusty duos visit Oregon coast

Dale and Vicki Broeckel accompanied Greg and Sharon Schlomer to the Oregon coast, departing on Sunday and returning on Wednesday. Staying in Seaside, Ore., they also drove to Cannon Beach to take in sights including the “Earth and Ocean Arts...

 

Duos attend rite for Frank Gibson

Art and Colene Sager and Dale and Vicki Broeckel attended memorial services for Frank Gibson, 81, at Shiloh Hills Baptist Church in Spokane last Thursday. Frank and Jowana Gibson had been members of Country Bible Church before they moved from...

 

Portland duo visits

Karen and Larry Light, Portland, spent from Thursday to Sunday at the home of her father, David Stueckle. Karen Broeckel, Dusty, and Jeanette Nolan, Colfax, spent Thursday to Sunday at the home of their sister, Patty Wieber, in Spokane. Friday, the...

 

Sager duo attends Flying Farmer confab

Art and Colene Sager were delegates at the International Flying Farmer Convention in Wichita, Kan. Colene received an award for “Woman of the Year” based on her participation in both Washington-Oregon Region and the International Flying Farmers....

 

Nolan checks off bucket list ride in four states

Saturday, Tom and Doreen Riedner and Karen Broeckel, Dusty, were guests at the home of Greg and Gwen Nolan, Colfax, for a barbecue celebrating Greg’s milestone birthday. Other guests included Jeanette Nolan, Mark and Carol Rubin, Jay and Kathy...

 

Brentwood farm hand

Dellene Broeckel Burdsall, Brentwood, Calif., spent 10 days helping her brother Ed Broeckel, Dusty, with his harvest operation. She drove bankout wagon. She returned to her California home on Aug. 9. Joan Broeckel took advantage of a short break in...

 

Pitts duo hosts trainee

Rafe Carlson, Spokane, arrived last week at the farm of his grandparents, Kim and Cindy Pitts. He came to learn how to drive a wheat truck and help with harvest while his brother Tate was at basketball camp. Kim, Cindy and Rafe met Carrie Pitts,...

 

Wool auxiliary officers meet at Appel ranch

Helen Appel hosted the executive board of the Washington Wool Growers Auxiliary for a summer meeting. Those present were Loveta Boyce, secretary, Moses Lake; Carol Martinez, treasurer, Moxee; Tari Blankinship, vice-president, Winlock; Ann...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    July 25, 2019

Brink grandchildren visit from Omak

Last week, Larry and Di Brink enjoyed a week long visit from grandchildren Kloey, Ellie and Nick Brink of Omak. They played with cousins Myla and Lexi Brink, Dusty. They had fun splashing in a repurposed watering trough. Dave and Silvana Edwards and...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    July 18, 2019

Appels gather for Fourth

Dick and Helen Appel had guests for the Fourth of July. Bruce and Elaine Appel and Spencer, Spokane; Logan Appel and friend Kiera, Mass.; Kate Wollstein, Moscow; Drew Donaldson, Ore.; and Eric and Shannon Appel, Kyle, Sarah and Sidney, Dusty. Logan...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    July 11, 2019

Dusty marathon entry

Randy Repp participated in an Iron Man Half Marathon June 30 at Coeur d'Alene as part of a relay team named "The Farmer and The Gal" with his sister-in-law Kim Hulquist (Kristin Repp's sister). Kim swam 1.2 miles and Randy rode bike 56 miles and ran...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    July 4, 2019

Myricks feted at park with anniversary barbecue

Joan Myrick was honored at a “milestone birthday” in the LaCrosse City Park Saturday hosted by Mike Myrick and Rhonda, Rich Myrick and Jannetta, Di Brink and Mike Stine. Guests included Rob Myrick and grandson Broden, Tom Phillips, St. John;...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    June 27, 2019

LaCrosse grads mark 40th

LaCrosse High School class of 1979 had a “meet and greet” session Friday night for their 40th reunion. They participated in the Farmers Fest parade, toured the school, looked at all the graduation pictures posted on the walls and sat in the...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    June 20, 2019

LaCrosse gold grads set for reunion

Denise Kendall, Tacoma, spent the weekend helping prepare for the 50th year reunion of the LaCrosse class of 1969. They gathered at the home of Doreen and Tom Riedner, where the reunion will be next weekend. They prepared the shop for the reunion to...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    June 13, 2019

Hortons attend McCall wedding

Warren and Connie Horton were in McCall, Idaho, for the wedding of their grandson, Mitch Hopkins, and Alex Estes. The wedding was at Pilgrim Cove, outdoors by the lake. Dinner and dancing followed and was enjoyed by many friends and family. Then...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    June 6, 2019

Relatives from six states attend Jones-Crock rite

Twenty-five family members (and five dogs) gathered at the homes of Bryan Jones and Fran Jones on Memorial Day weekend to attend a Celebration of Life for Helen Regis Jones-Crock, who died March 17 at her home in Sunnyvale, Calif., at the age of...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    May 30, 2019

Birthday fête honors Nolan

Friday evening, Jason Nolan was honored on his birthday with a family dinner at Sol Vallarta restaurant in Colfax. Those present included his parents Greg and Gwen Nolan, grandparents Mark and Carol Rubin, grandmother Jeanette Nolan and great-aunt...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    May 23, 2019

Soup packets made in record time

Homestead Ministries had a multi-church event making 3,000 soup ingredient bags in a record time of two-and-a-half hours last week. The soup bags are going to local food banks and food banks in central Washington state, as well as 1,500 to Zimbabwe...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    May 16, 2019

Cemetery work day booked

A work day has been scheduled at the Dusty Cemetery beginning at 7:30 a.m. Monday, May 20. Please bring weed eaters, shovels, rakes, etc. At Dusty B.B. Club's annual guest luncheon May 8 in the Jones Schoolhouse at the Palouse Empire Fairground, Keit...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    May 9, 2019

Tick infestation heavy along Big Alkali Creek

Tick infestation has been so high along the Alkali Flat creeks that cattle health has been affected. Many of the ranchers have been treating their herds with a dip that helps alleviate the problem. This is an unusually high infestation due to spring...

 

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