October 17, 2019
It started with a flooded museum.
The Roy M. Chatters Newspaper and Printing Museum in Palouse had been closed since the flood of 1996, when the building was under two feet of water. It remained shut down five years later, when two people moved to Palouse from Las Vegas, Gary and Deanna Brunton.
They got involved with Needful Things, the town-benefit thrift store, which began that year (2001), and came to a Palouse Chamber of Commerce meeting.
The subject that night, at the former Family Cafe, was what the group could do to raise money for matching funds for a g...