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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,...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    July 5, 2018

Myricks attend Yelm event

A week ago last Saturday, Lucky and Joan Myrick and son Rich Myrick traveled to Yelm where their grandson/nephew Michael Myrick, Mike Myrick’s son, graduated from Yelm High School and also earned an Associate Degree from Puget Sound Community Colle...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    June 28, 2018

Jones kin attend Boston wedding

Gena Jones of Chatillon, Italy, returned home after spending two weeks at the homes of her mother, Fran Jones, and brother, Bryan Jones. Meggie Perron, Gena’s daughter, was a visitor from Burlington, Vermont, where she has been attending the...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    June 14, 2018

Homestead volunteers gather for potluck

Dusty Gazette Correspondent Tom and Doreen Riedner hosted the first annual Homestead Volunteer Potluck last week in their home. All board members were present, including Greg and Gwen Nolan, Jon Webber, Bob and Norma Schultz, Steve and Karen Gerlitz...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    June 7, 2018

Artists from coast join Dusty retreat

Dusty Thirty people participated in the second annual Palouse Art Retreat at Eureka Farm in Dusty over Memorial Day Weekend. Nadja Ochs Wilson, who runs the Northwest Art Center in Duvall, sponsored this event. She brought two teachers, Susan Jenkins...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    May 31, 2018

Nolan celebrates birthday

Dusty Last week Thursday, Jason Nolan of Colfax celebrated his birthday with a dinner at Sol Vallarta. Hosts for the event were his parents Greg and Gwen Nolan, Colfax. Also in attendance were grandparents Mark and Carol Rubin, Jeanette Nolan, Uncle...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    May 24, 2018

Sagers join tour of airplane factory

Dusty Art and Colene Sager, along with guest Weston Kane, flew to Yakima Friday and joined a group of Washington Flying Farmers touring the CubCrafters factory. This company was founded in 1980 and has grown to 350 employees who turn out finished air...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    May 17, 2018

Dusty B.B. Club marks 90 years

Dusty Dusty B.B. Club celebrated its 90th anniversary as an organization at its annual guest luncheon last Wednesday, May 9. The luncheon, catered by Fonk’s, was in the Bettie and Don Steiger Center of the Colfax branch of the Whitman County...

 
 By Karen Broeckel    People    May 10, 2018

Perron visits Dusty after trip to Italy

Dusty Damien Perron spent two days with his grandmother, Fran Jones, and his uncle, Brian. He had just arrived back in the states from Italy where he had been for the past three weeks visiting his parents, grandparents and friends. On Friday, he...

 

Boy Scouts visit at Appel ranch

Dusty Dick and Helen Appel hosted the Troop 400 Boy Scouts from Spokane Valley for an overnight planning meeting. Charlie Appel, Dick and Helen’s grandson, is the patrol leader for the next six months. Approximately 18 scouts and adults attended,...

 

Visiting season on for Dusty residents

Dusty Sam and Josie Roskin, Seattle, arrived Wednesday, April 12, to spend a couple of days with the Dale Broeckel family. Dale and Kimberly Gustafson joined them for breakfast at The Parsonage Bed and Breakfast Friday. They took a drive to Starbuck...

 

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