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Linda and Larry Fry were home this week from California and manned the Homestead Ministries booth at the Palouse Empire Fair, along with other valuable local volunteers. Homestead Ministries deliver...

 

Dusty News

Family helped David Stueckel celebrate his birthday Saturday. Daughter Karen and son-in-law Larry Light arrived from their home in Portland Thursday and stayed until Sunday. The rest of the group arrived at David’s home for the party on Saturday....

 

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Bruce Jones, who now lives in upstate New York, is visiting his mother Fran Jones and brother Bryan; helping Bryan in the peach orchard and many chores at the ranch. Kim and Cindy Pitts’s daughter and her family, Amanda, Erik and sons 14-year-old...

 

Dusty News

There will be a special outdoor service on Sunday, Aug. 22, at Selbu Lutheran Church near LaCrosse at 10 a.m. There will be a baptism and special music. Everyone is welcome to attend....

 

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News has been received of the passing of Brownie Jean Mortlock, 95, on July 25th at her home in Kettle Falls. She was the wife of the late pastor Earl Mortlock of the Country Bible Church 1965 - 1967. They had ten children, 26 grandchildren and 40...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    July 22, 2021

Dusty News

Andrea and Mark Davis, Coeur d’Alene, and their three year old girl and two year old boy, visited Andrea’s grandfather, David Stueckle, for six days. They were formerly in France for four years as missionaries. Many Dusty area residents attended...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    July 15, 2021
2019 International Flying Farmers Woman of the Year Colene Sager

Dusty news

Visitors at the home of Art and Colene Sager were Vern and Dolores Sager, Middleton, Idaho, and Floyd and Linda Sager, Meridian, Idaho. They all attended a celebration Saturday afternoon where Colene...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    July 8, 2021

Dusty news

Art and Colene Sager flew their plane to Newburg, Oregon, Saturday to spend the day with Colene’s brother and his wife.  A special treat was visiting with her niece and family  who were visiting from Germany.  Shannon and Jennifer Filonczuck...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    July 1, 2021
The Dusty Elevator seen from the Dusty Cemetery.

Dusty News

Gena Jones returned to her home in Italy on June 23rd after spending several weeks visiting her mother Fran Jones and brother Bryan. While here, Gena and Bryan drove to Kalispel, Montana, where they s...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    June 24, 2021

Dusty news

Recent house guests at the Dick and Helen Appel home were Nancy Calvert, Enumclaw, and her daughter Missy Calvert.  Nancy is Helen’s sister.  Several days were spent visiting and reminiscing....

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    June 10, 2021

Dusty News

The Dick Appel children celebrated their mother Helen’s June 5th birthday. Those attending were Caroline and Rob Kunkel, Kae, Ellie and Luciene; Neil and Liz Appel, Josh, Noemi, Isaac, John Paul, Grace, Michael and Charlote; and Lisa and Travis...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    June 3, 2021

Dusty News

Denise Broeckel Kendall, Tacoma, spent Memorial weekend with her sister and brother-in-law, Doreen and Tom Riedner.  They also stopped in for a visit with their brother and sister-in-law, Brian and Angela Boeckel.  Kendall returned to her home...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    May 27, 2021

Dusty News

Recent weekend visitors at the Dick and Helen Appel home were there to give their Mother a special Mother’s Day gift.  The children and grandchildren weeded, trimmed and planted her flower beds.  Those helping were Barb and Bruce Wollstein of...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    May 6, 2021

Dusty News

April 19, six members of the Colfax High School ASB Leadership, along with Heidi Lowe, came out to the home of Tom and Doreen Riedner. They had lunch and then assembled 1,000 soup bags for Homestead Ministries. These students made Colfax High School...

 

Recap: Last week in Dusty

Saturday, Denise Broeckel Kendall, Tacoma; Doreen Broeckel Riedner, Dusty; Sheri Shaffer Hatley, Oakesdale; Paula Morris Meyer, Colfax; and Kristal Krom Kirpes, Colton, were guests at The Parsonage Bed and Breakfast in Dusty. This was their...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    April 1, 2021

Dusty News

DUSTY – Denise Kendall, of Tacoma, was finally able to spend a recent weekend with her twin sister, Doreen Riedner, so they could belatedly celebrate their shared February birthday. Inclement pass conditions made the delay necessary. The women...

 

Dusty News

Ed and Joan Broeckel visited with their daughter’s family, Amber and Dominic and Leonel, from March 10-13, at their home in Boise. They made the trip while Ed is recovering from ankle replacement surgery. Ed is thankful to be three weeks from the...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    March 4, 2021

Dusty News: March 4, 2021

DUSTY — A group of local women have started meeting monthly, whenever possible, for a potluck luncheon. February’s gathering was at the home of hostess Diane Monson last Tuesday. People attending were Terri Guenthner, Vicki Broeckel, Linda...

 

Dusty News: Feb. 18, 2021

Dick and Helen Appel attended a Zoom meeting last week Sunday. It was hosted by Sue and Joe Lynch for the baptism of their youngest daughter Bridget Joy. Also participating were Lisa Frei and daughters Emma and Colette. The Lynches live in West...

 

Zarings welcome first grandchild

DUSTY — Keith and Leliah Zaring welcomed their first great grandchild Jan. 14. Zeke Keith Zaring was born to Zach and Katie Zaring of Colfax. He weighed 8 pounds 9 ounces. Grandparents are Gordon and Sherri Pitts of Okanagan and Cindy Zaring of...

 

County Bible resumes service

DUSTY — After a three-week closure, Country Bible Church will resume Sunday morning worship services at 11 a.m. Dec. 27. Dean Ellis will be guest speaker in Pastor Szasz’s absence....

 

Paintings on display in the Libey Gallery

COLFAX — A display of oil paintings by Vicki Broeckel is on exhibit through the first week of January at Libey Gallery in the Whitman County Rural Library District branch here. A collection of 20 paintings of the Palouse and surrounding area are...

 

Appels host guests

DUSTY—Deb and Bob Stavig from Brush Prairie, visited her parents, Dick and Helen Appel, the week before Thanksgiving. They helped with Thanksgiving preparations. They left for their home Thanksgiving morning. Guests for Thanksgiving dinner at the...

 

Family finishes canning

Barb and Bruce Wollstein, Lacey, spent some time with her parents Dick and Helen Appel. They came to help butcher lambs. Barb also assisted with the greenhouse clean-up and making tomato sauce. Canning is completed for this season. Gena Jones,...

 

Sausage making nets 300 pounds

DUSTY — Riedner/Weitz sausage was made this past weekend at the home of Tom and Doreen Riedner. Those attending were David and Kerri and Josh Weitz of Colfax; Kara and Cody Yecha, Tri-Cities; and Heather and Nathan Sink and sons Carter and Logen,...

 

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