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By Karen Broeckel
Gazette Correspondent 

Families get together for harvest, reunions

 

August 30, 2018 | View PDF



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 Poulsbo and do not see combines.

Anna, Chad, Iris and Owen Assareh spent a week helping with the Vogler harvest. Anna drove truck; Iris and Owen greased. The family picked peaches and packed harvest lunches. Iris would like to thank whoever was kind enough to find her shoe on Little Alkali Road and place it on the barn fence.

The family of Bob and Marie Ackerman, son of the late Hank and Betty Ackerman, wrapped up their family reunion on Sunday by staying at the Parsonage Bed and Breakfast, where their parents lived for one year when they were relocating. Those staying at the Bed and Breakfast were Jim and Ann Ackerman Petzel of Lake Ozark, Mo., and daughters Jessica and Jennifer, Denver, Colo.; Dennis and Robin Ackerman Legg of Sisters, Ore., and daughter, Mckenzie of Seattle, and Randy and Lisa Ackerman Emtman of Valleyford, Wash.

The combined families of Bob Ackerman, Dick Ackerman and the late Janet Ackerman Hergert held their reunion at The Center in Colfax, next to the library. Joining them were Dick ad Li Ackerman, Richland; Dan and Holly Ackerman Garrett, Phoenix, Ariz.; Phil Wigen (married to the late Bonnie Ackerman); Rita Ackerman (married to the late Gary Ackerman); Janice and David and all five children of the late Marvin and Janet Ackerman Hergert: Janine Hergert Botzle, St. John; Bruce and Julie Hergert Peterson, Kirkland, Wash.; Tim and Jennifer Hergert Walket and children Beau, Heidi and Bianca, Bozeman, Mont., and Michael and Sabrina Hergert and son Matthew, Pearland, Texas. The Ackerman family was one of the earliest pioneer families to settle in Dusty.

Jon and Li Ochs picnicked with Mike and Patsy Kromm at Warm Springs Ranch on Friday evening. Peach season will soon be over. Contact Bryan Jones if you are interested in picking some ripe peaches.

Wesley Banks and his college roommate, Blake Doyle, Tri-Cities, stopped to visit Wesley’s grandmother, Linda Hennigar, on their return to WSU campus to start classes the next day. The men are both freshmen at WSU.

Eleven-year-old Rafe and nine-year-old Tate Carlson visited with grandparents Kim and Cindy Pitts from Sunday until Thursday last week. Grandpa was in charge of entertainment.

 
 

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