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 By Karen Broeckel    News    July 14, 2022

Dusty News

Sally Morris and Linda Hennigar visited Sally’s sister and Linda’s childhood friend and next-door neighbor, Connie Keene on Thursday in Walla Walla. Karen Broeckel celebrated her 80th birthday Saturday in Spokane.  Her sister, Patty Wieber,...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    News    July 7, 2022

Dusty News

Gena and her husband Mario returned to their home in Northern Italy last Monday after visiting at the homes of Fran Jones and Bryan Jones in June.  While here, the family gathered in Kalispell, Mont., where Gena’s daughter Meggie lives. Gena’s...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    News    June 30, 2022

Dusty News

Brian and Angela Broeckel were hosts to long-time friend Sally Wadekamper of Minneapolis, Minn., from June 21-30. Wadekamper returned to her home after having a great time in the Palouse area. Overnight guests Friday at the home of Karen Broeckel...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    June 23, 2022

Dusty News

Thirteen of David Stueckle’s family celebrated Father’s Day at Shmuck Park in Colfax on Sunday. Besides David, others present included Doug, Cheryl and Ashleigh, Ann Marie and daughter Kira, Nathan and Rebecca and son Jonathan and Andrea and...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    June 16, 2022

Dusty News

Visitors at the home of David Stueckle last weekend were his son’s family, Doug and Cheryl Stueckle and their daughter Ashleigh, all of Coeur d’Alene. They arrived on Thursday and returned to their home on Sunday. Shirley Broeckel Benham, sister...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    News    June 9, 2022

Dusty News

Karen Broeckel was hostess to her cousin, Twila Whitehead Moss of Cle Elem, last week Tuesday night. Moss was on her way to a women’s trip to Denver. She planned to meet a friend for breakfast in Spokane on Wednesday morning. From there, she was...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    June 2, 2022

Dusty News

On Friday night, there was a mini LaCrosse Class of 1979 reunion in Ritzville. The group attended the Ritzville All-School Reunion to support Jay Humphrey who was performing that night with his band. Humphrey had been a classmate of theirs in...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    News    May 26, 2022

Dusty News

Recent visitors at the Dick and Helen Appel home for University of Idaho graduation were Barb and Bruce Wollstein of Lacey; Beth and David Lohermeyer and Kristin and Rebecca of Bremerton; and Andrew Donaldson of Burns, Ore. Receiving her doctoral...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    News    May 19, 2022

Dusty News

DUSTY — On Monday, May 23, there will be a work day at the Dusty Cemetery to prepare it for Memorial Day the following weekend. Volunteers are needed along with their shovels, blocks for lifting head stones, weed eaters, rakes, wheelbarrows, pry...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    May 12, 2022

Dusty News for May 12

Last week Wednesday, Heidi Lowe brought seven students from Colfax High School ASB Leadership Team to Tom and Doreen Riedner’s home to enjoy a wonderful soup lunch and help assemble 1100 soup packets with Homestead Ministries. Colfax should be prou...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    News    May 5, 2022

Dusty News

DUSTY — Easter dinner guests at the Dick and Helen Appel home were Bruce, Elaine, Charlie and Spencer Appel, Spokane; Eric, Shannon, Connor (Richland), Kyle and Abby (Pullman) and Sidney , Dusty; Caroline, Elly and Luciene Kunkel, Pullman; Neil,...

 

Dusty News

On Saturday, April 16, Blake and Carmen Heaton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Joining them for dinner were Justin, Katy, Tru and Range Heaton and Valente Reynoso-Heaton. After dinner, they were serenaded by Valente with a song he had...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    April 7, 2022

Dusty News

The LaCrosse High School Class of 1979 annual girls’ weekend was this past weekend at The Parsonage Bed and Breakfast in Dusty.  Attending members were Kristal Krom Kirpes, Colton; Paula Morris Meyer, Colfax; Sheri Shaffer Hatley, Oakesdale;...

 

Dusty News

Sunday, Andrew Nolan and Hanna Monsen, Colfax, and Karen Broeckel, Dusty, were in Spokane to help Nolan’s daughter Murphy celebrate her 6th birthday. The party started at Pattison’s Roller Skating Rink in north Spokane where the birthday girl...

 

Dusty News

Karen Broeckel spent a week house and critter sitting for her sister Patty Wieber in Spokane while Wieber and her son Brett were in Las Vegas to attend the WCC Basketball tournament.  The Wiebers are avid Gonzaga fans.  Broeckel took advantage of...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    March 3, 2022

Dusty News

Carrie Pitts, daughter of Kim and Cindy Pitts, married Jeremy Davis of Yakima at the Apple Tree Inn in Yakima on Sunday, February 20th, the same wedding date as her great grandparents Pitts who married in 1901. It was a lovely, sunny outdoor...

 

Dusty News

Denise Kendall, Tacoma, spent the weekend with Doreen and Tom Riedner. The two women usually try to spend time together in February each year to celebrate their shared birthday. Kendall also visited with her brother and sister-in-law, Brian and...

 

Dusty News

Ed and Joan Broeckel took a trip to Boise, Idaho, to visit their daughter Amber’s family from Jan. 21 to Jan. 24. The family is doing well and they all had a good time. Grandson is 2 years and 2 months old. Leo tried skiing for the first time....

 

Dusty News

Linda Hennigar spent a week over Christmas with her daughter’s family, Tami and Jay Banks, at their home in Buckeye, Ariz. Their son Wesley was also home from his job as a lineman in Daytona Beach, Floa. Christmas Day dinner guest was their...

 

Dusty news

Tony and Denise Kendall from Tacoma got to the home of Tom and Doreen Riedner’s Christmas Eve. On Christmas Day, they visited and had dinner with Brian and Angela Broeckel, Dusty; Broeckel’s daughter and son-in-law, Sami and Sawyer Meeks of...

 

Dusty news

Saturday evening, Doreen Riedner, Dusty, and Denise Kendall, Tacoma, virtually watched their nephew, Graham David BeDell, son of Brian and Angela Broeckel of Dusty, graduate from Boise State University in the College of Engineering. — Last...

 

Dusty News

Dusty BB Club, a homemakers’ club established in 1927, has decided to disband their organization. Money acquired from the sale of cookbooks through the years has been donated to The Whitman Hospital Foundation and the Dusty Cemetery. — Barb and...

 

Dusty news

Last Thursday, Homestead Ministries traveled to Moscow, Idaho. It was “Feed the Need” at Logos School where 10,300 bags of soup were made. They would not have been completed without the help of volunteers assisting students in assembling the...

 

Dusty news

David Stueckle spent from September 20th to October 3rd in Boston with his grandson Jonathan and family. They went sight seeing in the Boston area. - Burial services for Dusty native Arnie Stueckle,...

 

Dusty News

Recent  weekend guests at the Dick Appel  home were Nancy Calvert of Auburn,  Helen's sister, and  Cindy Anderson of Enumclaw,  Nancy's daughter.  Sunday dinner guests were Bruce and Elaine...

 

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