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By Karen Broeckel
Gazette Correspondent 

Visitors arrive as harvest begins


July 26, 2018 | View PDF

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 Denise Kendall, Tacoma. Alex and Graham are staying this week to help out with harvest.

There will be no morning worship services at Country Bible Church on July 29 because church members will join other local churches at Schmuck Park in Colfax for “Church in the Park.” Services begin at 10:30 a.m. Residents can bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on. Afterward, hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages will be provided. Particiapnts are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to add to the potluck. All are welcome.

Doug, Cheryl and Ashleigh Stueckle, Coeur d’Alene, were weekend visitors of David Stueckle.

Linda Hennigar and Di Brink attended memorial and burial services at Selbu Lutheran Church Monday for Dusty native Bonnie Ackerman Wigen who passed away in February. Wigen was born in 1934 to Ted and Florence Ackerman, local farmers. She was married to LaCrosse native Philip Wigen for 63 years. They had three daughters, Beth (John), Karen (Martin) and Sandra (Patrick). She is survived by her husband, daughters and sons-in-law, seven grandchildren and her sister Patty. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Dee Doty and Gary Ackerman.

A week ago Monday, Ruby Krom Brown, native of Dusty, died at the age of 92. She was born to the late John, Sr. and Elizabeth Krom who farmed in the Dusty area. She is survived by her three children, Susan, Michael and Nathan and siblings Virginia Sanders, Joanne Kimmel, John Krom, Jr. and Claudia Marshall, as well as many nieces and nephews. Services are planned for some time in September.


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