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 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...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    May 2, 2019

Many attend Dusty storage hearing

A large number of Dusty area residents attended the public hearing for the McCoy permit request for a grain storage facility immediately across Highway 26 from Dusty on Thursday evening of last week. It was at the public service building in Colfax....

 

Evans party brings a crowd

Friday, Kim and Cindy Pitts traveled to Boise to spend Easter weekend with daughter and family, Jen, Ryan, Kellen, Becket and Willa. The Pitts came back home Sunday. Di and Larry Brink; John, Brandi and daughters Myla and Lexi Brink, Dusty, and Tom...

 

LaCrosse girls of '79 conduct mini reunion

This weekend, the mini-reunion of women of the LaCrosse High School class of 1979 was at The Parsonage Bed and Breakfast. This is the 20th year they have held this spring event. Participating were Doreen Broeckel Riedner, Dusty; Denise Broeckel...

 

Spring break visit

Micah Morgan, Yakima, spent most of his spring break at Dusty with Harm and Jan Smith. He earned money helping and had fun four-wheeling and checking new calves. Barb and Bruce Wollstein made a second visit to her parents, Dick and Helen Appel....

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    April 4, 2019

Dusty residents attend Scheuerman program

Jon and Li Ochs, Dan Moore, Connie Young and Vicki Broeckel were among Dusty area residents attending the program at The Center in the Colfax Library on Thursday evening. Richard Scheuerman presented “Harvest Heritage,” a lecture on “The Story...

 

Volunteers pack soup at Valley Christian school

The Home Ministries crew Friday went to Spokane Valley to Valley Christian School to make 3300 bags of soup. They were assisted by the students from grades five through eight. Making the trip were Tom and Doreen Riedner, Bob and Norma Schultz, Chuck...

 

Many attend Broeckel service

Karen Broeckel was in the Tacoma area last weekend to attend the memorial services Saturday at Spanaway Lutheran Church for her sister-in-law, June Sather Broeckel, who died Feb. 8, 2019, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She is survived by...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    March 7, 2019

Voglers hear Gustafson

Mark and Kathy Vogler listened to Wylie Gustafson sing at Pasco First Lutheran Church Feb. 24 for a cowboy church service. They were able to catch up over pie and coffee following the service. Wylie was headed back to his home in Montana after...

 

Church meeting reset

Country Bible Church has scheduled its annual meeting Sunday, March 3, at the church after morning worship services. A soup lunch will be served. The meeting had been scheduled for an earlier date, but was postponed due to the snow. Weekend guests...

 

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...

 

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