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 By Karen Broeckel    People    March 26, 2020 

Sagers fly to Joseph

Art and Colene Sager flew their plane to Joseph, Ore., a week ago Thursday. It was a beautiful day and the Wallowa Mountains were majestic with the sun shining on the snow. It was warm enough that they sat outside on a street bench eating their...

 

Fishing trip on Pampa Pond

Last weekend, Neil and Liz Appel’s older children, Josh, Noemi and Isaac, were guests of grandparents Dick and Helen Appel. Grandpa Appel took them all fishing at Pampa Pond near LaCrosse on Saturday. They all caught their limits. They enjoyed the...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    March 5, 2020

First grandchild for Broeckels

Brian and Angela Broeckel welcomed their first grandchild Feb. 26. Dawson Graham BeDell weighed six pounds, seven ounces. His parents are Graham and Kim BeDell of Boise. Guenter and Brigitte Scherwinski, Mountain Home, stopped in at the home of...

 

High winds cause damage

Power outages this weekend were the result of high winds around noon on Sunday, leaving many homes without electricity until about 6 a.m. Monday. A large uprooted tree fell on the roof at Dale and Vicki Broeckel’s home causing extensive damage....

 

Soups make trip to Quincy

Kim and Cindy Pitts were in Cheney last week, Wednesday and Thursday, to attend the National Curling Championship competition on the EWU campus. Denise and Tony Kendall, Tacoma, were guests of Tom and Doreen Riedner from Friday through Sunday. The...

 

Smith duo visits family in Orlando

Harm and Jan Smith spent several days in Orlando, Fla., recently. They attended the Josten’s Company Gala to see their daughter and son-in-law, Gina and Jason Morgan, honored for their success. Grandson Micah also attended, attired in a tuxedo....

 

Sagers visit in Palms Springs

Art and Colene Sager recently spent 10 days in Palm Springs, Calif., as guests of Art’s brother and sister-in-law, Floyd and Linda Sager. They enjoyed 67 - degree weather with clear skies while reading an email about the snow at home during this...

 

Soup counts at church

Homestead Ministries assembled 3,200 bags of soup during last Thursday’s Colfax all-church event. The labels on the bags were printed in Spanish and will be distributed in central Washington by one of their local mom and pop min...

 

Snow stops church service

Country Bible Church cancelled worship services Sunday, Jan. 5, due to a foot of snow in Moscow where Pastor Steve Szasz lives. Some of the church members attended services at Selbu Lutheran instead. Joan Broeckel spent Tuesday to Friday of last...

 

Cheez-It Bowl and Christmas cheer

Warren and Connie Horton attended the Cheez-It Bowl game in Arizona, between WSU and Air Force, on Dec. 27, 2019. They were accompanied by their daughter Debbie Hopkins of Boise and daughter Renee Horton of Seattle. They joined a family group for a p...

 

Stueckle attends grandson's Air Force promotion

David Stueckle flew to Pensacola, Fla., Nov. 22 to attend the promotion ceremony at Elgin Air Force Base for his grandson, Jonathan Stueckle, who was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Also attending the event were Jonathan’s parents,...

 

Families gather for holiday dinners

Guests at the home of Lucky and Joan Myrick for Thanksgiving dinner were Mike Myrick, Tacoma; Rich Myrick, Moses Lake; Rob Myrick, Graham; Mike Stine, LaCrosse; Larry and Di Brink, Dusty; Tom Phillips, St. John; Kevin and Amber Brink and their...

 

Dusty residents attend rite

Denise Broeckel Kendall, Tacoma, drove to the Dusty area for the weekend of Nov. 15. She attended memorial services for LaCrosse schoolmate Shannon Meyer with Tom and Doreen Riedner and Ann Emerson in the Spangle Service Club Nov. 16. The service...

 

Appels attend Sheep Producers Meeting

Over Veterans Day weekend, Harm and Jan Smith joined Bobbie and Larry Morgan, Jason and Gina Morgan and Micah, all of Yakima, in Portland to celebrate Micah’s 12th birthday. All attended the Trailblazers basketball game and joined Micah in...

 

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...

 

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