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Pickerts Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary

Everdina (Diny) Geerken and William Bradley (Brad) Pickert, Sr. were married Dec. 13, 1958, at the First Congregational Church in Newark Valley, New York. Brad and Diny were high school sweethearts and operated a dairy farm in Berkshire, New York for 30 years. They moved their family and 183 cows to Berthoud in January of 1981. They are still operating Pickert Dairy LLC in partnership with their two sons – Brad, Jr. and Scott. Diny and Brad were instrumental along with the Booster Club, in ... Full Story

Fire Beat: Dec. 11, 2008

Monday, Dec. 1, 2008 BFPD responded to E. Sixth Street to assist Loveland Fire with a commercial fire. BFPD responded to a request for medical assistance with TVEMS. The crew assisted with transporting the patient. BFPD responded to a citizen assist on Second Street. Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008 BFPD responded to a Police Department request for assistance with a medical call on I-25 at mile marker 253. The patient care was transferred to TVEMS. BFPD responded to a vehicle fire on I-25 at mile marker ... Full Story

Police Beat: Dec. 11, 2008

Monday, Dec. 1 The Berthoud Parks and Recreation Department reported someone tried to break into the soft drink machines at the facility and the intruders also damaged the fence. Aspen Leaf Kitchens reported someone stole the motor from their dust collector. At 1:15 p.m. a Loveland driver ran into a delivery truck at the NAPA Auto Parts store. At 2:30 p.m. dispatch received a call from a resident in the 100 block of Mountain Ave. saying that a vehicle had caused damage to her porch. After ... Full Story

Winter Safety Tips from the Berthoud Fire Protection

Did You Know? In the winter, structure fires increase, although total fires decrease. A substantial portion of the structure fire increase is due to heating fires. In an average year, heating is the cause of 17 percent of structure fires; however, during the winter, heating fires jump to 27 percent of structure fires. Heating fires are concentrated in late fall through mid-winter (December–February), during winter holidays and the coldest months. Since colder temperatures result in longer ... Full Story

Dear Margaret: Prescription Up? Check Your Plan Every

Dear Margaret, I am confused about the Medicare Prescription Drug Program. If I like the plan that I am on now, can I stay on it and leave well enough alone? Signed, Need Help with Prescription Costs Dear Need Help with Prescription Costs, It is time to reevaluate your Medicare Prescription Drug Plan. Every January, the plans offered through Medicare Part D change, and consumers need to review their plan EACH YEAR in order to make sure they are signed up for the best plan possible.  Open ... Full Story

Spartans' Workmanlike Effort Shines in Opener

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder WINDSOR -- While others were earning individual recognition, Berthoud’s wrestling team was opening the 2008-09 season with a workmanlike efficiency. No, none of the Spartans were named the Windsor Invitational’s outstanding wrestler. That honor went to the Wizards’ Kohl Martin at 215 pounds. And, no, the quickest pinfall wasn’t scored by a Berthoud wrestler. That honor went to Zach Bekkedahl of Poudre, who pinned his second-round opponent, Eddie ... Full Story

Sports Arenas, Pro Wrestling Have Lost Tradition

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder If anybody knows me, they know I’m a traditionalist. I love how things used to be and I’m not the biggest fan of change. This is especially true when it comes to sports arenas and professional wrestling. Whenever I hear of a sports facility being torn down so it can be replaced by a brand-new, spankin’ arena with all the bells and whistles it saddens me. All the people doing the tearing down think about is the almighty dollar. They don’t care much for ... Full Story

Lady Spartans Put Positive Spin on Season-Opening

By Taylor Lee Berthoud Recorder The Berthoud Lady Spartans found a way to tip off the start of the 2008-09 girls’ basketball season in a positive direction on Dec. 2. BHS, coming off a 17-win season a year ago, defeated the Greeley West Wildcats, 60-42, in its home opener with 23 points from junior Amy Ekart. Four of those points came from 3-pointers. Junior Sara Loberg added 11 points and senior Rose Heaphy pulled down a game-high seven rebounds. Berthoud head coach Randy Earl was pleased ... Full Story

Shields, Boys Hoops Upend Greeley in Overtime

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder GREELEY –– Jeff Shields just wanted another chance to make up for the first opportunity he had that he wasn’t able to capitalize on. And when Ryan Barron drove the lane, collapsing the defense on him, he pushed the ball out to the left wing giving Shields the opportunity he longed for. He wasn’t about to let a second chance go by the wayside. The junior guard drained a 3-pointer with one second left in overtime as the Berthoud Spartans opened the ... Full Story

Sports Briefs: Elbaum, Lightning Win in Overtime

DENVER –– Josh Elbaum tied the score with his third goal of the game with 34 seconds left in regulation and James Merrimand’s second goal won it in overtime as the Colorado Lightning topped the Denver Dynamite, 10-9, on Saturday night at the Denver Sports Center. Elbaum finished with a game-high four goals. The win was the third straight for the Lightning (3-2), who also got goals from Zach Cousins, Ryan Slaughter, Clayton Zelin and Doug Brannan. “We came out strong tonight and got the ... Full Story

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