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Voglers file report on Hawaii vacation

Mark and Kathy Vogler returned from eight days on Maui, snorkeling, swimming, going to luaus and spending time with their son and his family. Two-and-a-half-year-old grandson, Sam Vogler, was taught the finer points of whale watching from the lanai...

 

BB Club plans jazz fest stop

The Dusty BB Club's next meeting will be Saturday, Feb. 23. For those who reserved tickets with Diane Monson, the group will meet at the Breakfast Club in Moscow at 11 a.m. for brunch and then will attend the Jazz Festival at the University of Idaho....

 

BB club makes quilts

A week ago Wednesday, Jan. 16, eight members of the Dusty B.B. Club met in the parish hall of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in LaCrosse, where they spent the day making approximately 30 baby blankets for the free maternity clinic at Sacred Heart...

 

Dusty families gather to celebrate Christmas

Gary and Diane Monson hosted an extended family gathering of the Buri side of the family Dec. 22. It had been five years since the last get-together. There were 41 people in attendance. The Monsons had a smaller gathering of immediate family; Gary...

 

Families gather for Christmas

Bryan Jones, Dusty; Warren and Julie Jones, Hauser, Idaho, and Emelie Jones and friends T.J. and McKenzie, Spokane, were Christmas Day dinner guests at the home of Fran Jones. Linda Hennigar attended candlelight worship services Christmas Eve at...

 

Rodeo stock appears at Vegas finals

Last week, while Walter Riley was in the mountains rounding up cows and calves, some of the Flying Five and Big Bend rodeo stock were in Las Vegas for the National Rodeo Finals. They had one bull, Beer Barrel, and bucking horses Spring Planting,...

 

BB Club planning Christmas party

Dusty B.B. Club will meet at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church parish hall in Colfax today, Thursday, Dec. 13, at 1 p.m. to decorate and set up for the Christmas party scheduled for Friday, Dec. 14. Roll call will be to bring a dozen cookies to...

 

Tapestry lists show schedule

Linda Hennigar and Diane Monson of Dusty are members of the Tapestry musical group which will present a program of Christmas music at the following dates, times and locations: The Perkins House in Colfax on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 12:30 p.m.; Hill-Ray...

 

Dusty families gather together for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving guests of Tom and Doreen Riedner were Alberta Riedner, Jeanette Nolan, Patty Wieber, Brett Weber, Matty Forrest, Jamie and Bobby Halbig and Evelyn and Ezra, Denise and Tony Kendall, Pam Beasley, Austin Beasley, Mike Nafziger, Kim and...

 

B.B. Club plans for Christmas

B.B. Club met at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in LaCrosse last Wednesday. Plans were made for next month’s Christmas party in the parish hall at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Colfax Friday, Dec. 15. Members will meet in the hall on Thursday...

 

Birthday party at Jones house

Visitors on the evening of Saturday, Nov. 3, at the home of Fran Jones were Bryan, Dusty; his daughter, Emelie and her friend T.J., Spokane; Warren and Julie Jones, Hauser, Idaho; David and Silvana Edwards, Seattle, and Li and Jon Ochs, Dusty....

 

Homestead crew rolls to Meridian

Homestead Ministries Friday partnered with Ambrose Christian School in Meridian, Idaho, to make up 10,800 bags of soup totaling more than 80,000 servings with the help of grades K-12, 30 local volunteers and Idaho Governor Butch Otter. The group...

 

Pitts rite set for Colfax Nov. 3

Dusty native, Jon Pitts (1945-2018,) died last Wednesday, Oct. 24, at East Adams Rural Healthcare in Ritzville. Jon was the eldest child of the late Bob and Esther Pitts, local Dusty farmers. He grew up on the family farm, graduated from LaCrosse...

 

Hunters bring oysters

Dick and Helen Appel hosted an oyster fry Friday, thanks to some Seattle area hunters. Those attending were Jim Appel, Yakima; Dave and Alice Appel, Colfax; Lisa and Travis Frei and Miriam, Rachel, Emma and Colette, Colfax; Eric and Shannon Appel,...

 

Homestead, Logos volunteers load 10,000 soup mixture bags

Homestead Ministries’ first event of the year was Friday at Logos Christian School in Moscow. With the help of 450 students plus some adults, their goal of assembling 10,000 soup mixes was met. The packets will be distributed from Spokane south to...

 

Many attend rite for John Krom

Many friends and family attended the memorial service for Dusty native John Krom at Onecho Bible Church last Thursday. Denise Kendall, Tacoma, drove over Wednesday evening, spent the night at the home of her sister and brother-in-law, Doreen and Tom...

 

Sagers attend balloon festival

Art and Colene Sager spent the weekend attending the Prosser Balloon Festival. Flying Farmer friends from Alberta, Canada, and Oregon joined with their Washington friends. There were 17 members in all. High winds cancelled the night glow and the...

 

Broeckels welcome first grandchild

Ed and Joan Broeckel welcomed their first grandchild, Andrew Mohan Harkishnani, born to daughter and son-in-law Jennifer and Anthony Harkishnani, Seattle, Aug. 30. They went to meet the seven-pound, 10 ounce bundle of joy on Thursday and were joined...

 

Musical group slated at Selbu

Cross Country musical group (Linda Hennigar, Bob Davidson and Jerry Martin) will perform for the entire worship service at Selbu Lutheran Church beginning at 10 a.m on Sunday, Sept. 16. Due to computer difficulties, Karen's column is very short this...

 

Dick Appel gets birthday dinners

Saturday, Dick Appel celebrated his birthday with a dinner at the home of Neil, Liz, Josh, Noemi, Issac, John Paul, Grace and Michael Appel, Dusty. Tuesday, he was also celebrated with a dinner at the home of Lisa, Travis, Miriam, Rachel, Emma and...

 

Families get together for harvest, reunions

Dick and Helen Appel’s granddaughter, Beth Lohmeyer and her daughters, Kristen and Rebecca, visited the Appels for four days a couple of weeks ago so the girls could experience the farm and harvest as their mother had as a child. They live near...

 

Stueckle families visit

The Gary Stueckle family arrived at the Parsonage Bed and Breakfast establishment on Friday, and stayed until Sunday for their annual get-together. Gary and Marit and their daughter Anna reside in Edmonds. Their son Daniel and his wife Lauren, along...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    July 26, 2018

Visitors arrive as harvest begins

Visitors for the first weekend of harvest at the home of Brian and Angela Broeckel included her parents, Guenter and Brigitte Scherwinski, Mountain Home, Idaho; Graham and Kim BeDell, Moscow; Alex BeDell, Las Vegas; Sami BeDell, Walla Walla, and Deni...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    July 19, 2018

Appels, Stueckles gather for reunions

Guests at the Dick Appel home for the Fourth of July were Neil and Liz Appel, John Paul, Grace and Michael; Lisa and Travis Frei and Miriam, Rachel, Emma and Colette. The day was spent swimming, playing games and barbecuing hamburgers. The annual...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    July 12, 2018

Brinks host grandkids

Amber, Kloey, Ellie and Nick Brink arrived at the home of their grandparents, Larry and Di Brink, July 1. They stayed the week and attended Vacation Bible School at the LaCrosse Methodist Church. They also made a birthday cake for their great aunt,...

 

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