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Longtime columnist passes away

Dusty loses local columnist

DUSTY — Longtime columnist Karen Gloria Broeckel of Dusty passed away Sunday, July 24, in Boise, Idaho, at the age of 80.

Broeckel, a native of Dusty, will be laid to rest Saturday, July 30.

A memorial service is set for 10 a.m., at Country Bible Church in Dusty. Interment will follow in Dusty Ceremony.

A viewing is planned for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, July 30, at Corbeil Funeral Home in Colfax.

Broeckel was the Dusty News columnist for The Whitman County Gazette, writing about the happenings and people in her small community.

Broeckel regularly wrote about weddings, anniversaries, picnics and...


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