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Archive for April, 2009

Seniors on the Move

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder Several months ago I made the suggestion to my 73-year-old mother, who was having a slightly difficult time keeping up with me while we walked through a parking lot, that perhaps it was time for her to get a mobility scooter. Let’s just say my suggestion was not well received. Who knew my mother knew those kinds of words. I still thought it was a good idea. After all, mobility scooters are relatively affordable and easy to use solution for seniors having ... Full Story

Engagement: Karspeck-Finkelstein

Ann Marie Karspeck and Joshua Finkelstein of Fort Collins announce their engagement to wed. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mr. Milan Karspeck of Berthoud and Ms. Patricia Karspeck of Loveland. Ann Marie graduated from Berthoud High School in 2001 and earned her degree in business marketing from Hawaii Pacific University in 2005. She will complete her degree in nursing from Front Range College this May.   The groom-to-be is the son of Mr. Stephen and Mrs. Regina Finkelstein of ... Full Story

Obituary: Orlene Graves

Orlene Marie Graves, 80, died Wednesday, April 8 at Holiday Resort in Emporia, Kan. She was born on Oct. 14, 1928 in Haven, Kan., to Mary and Orla Koontz. She graduated from haven High School in 1946. She had one sister, Eunice Pankow, and three brothers: Paul, Earl and Darwyn. They are all deceased. She married John T. (Jack) Graves on Dec. 1, 1946. His career with Swift & Co., took them to a number of places, including Holland, Mich., where they lived for 17 years. They retired to ... Full Story

Obituary: Katherine Baker

Katherine F. Baker, 84, of Berthoud passed away on April 12 at Pathways Hospice Care in Loveland. She was born Aug. 18, 1924 in Thomson, Ill., to Jerry and Dora (Maring) Wiebenga. She married William Edward Baker on June 13, 1941. She was a nutritionist with the Newport Mesa School District in California and a homemaker. She moved from Costa Mesa, Calif., to Berthoud in October 2002. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church of Loveland and the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed ... Full Story

Police Beat: April 16, 2009

Tuesday, April 7 A man came into the police department to report his unit at Berthoud Self Storage had been broken into. He produced the loop part of his lock which had been cut off. Eight to 10 packing blankets were taken from the site. There are no suspects at this time. The parents of a Berthoud Elementary School student reported that an unknown male tried to talk their son into getting in to his car. The boy refused the offer. The police report concluded the report was ... Full Story

Fire Beat: April 16, 2009

Tuesday, April 7 BFPD responded to a reported outside gas leak near Mountain Avenue and Meadowlark Lane. This was a three-inch natural gas line that was leaking natural gas into an open field. Xcel Energy was notified and responded.  BFPD assisted with a medical call on Sundown Court. The patient was transported. BFPD assisted mutual aide with Loveland Fire on a motor vehicle accident on S. County Road 11. The fire crew assisted with loading the patient for transport. BFPD assisted TVEMS ... Full Story

Our Natural World: I Need a Drink!

By Doug Nichols Berthoud Recorder That is what the trees and shrubs in your yard probably are saying right now. March was supposed to be our snowiest month, but despite the recent spring snowstorms, we are still behind in precipitation. Water has long been a topic of critical interest in Colorado, and the low amounts of snow or rain so far this year make it even more pressing for local homeowners and gardeners. Here in Berthoud, our municipal water supply comes from the Western Slope (where at ... Full Story

Engagement: Reece, Thomas to Wed

Megan Reece and Ron Thomas Jr. are happy to announce their upcoming wedding. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Sheryl Griese and husband Ron Griese of Loveland, and Bob Reece and his wife Joanne Blair of Firestone. The groom-to-be is the son of Teri Thomas and Ron Thomas, Sr. of Loveland. Reece graduated from the University of Colorado with a B.S. in journalism, and a B.A. in history. She’s currently earning her M.S. degree in nutrition from Colorado State University and lives in Longmont. ... Full Story

Obituary: Audrey Zorna

Audrey Zorna, 85, of Berthoud, died March 24, 2009, at Berthoud Living Center. She was born Oct. 1, 1923, in Waterbury, Conn. to Frederick H. and Ruth Spencer (Hotchkiss) Bosworth. Audrey married Joseph R. Zorna on Feb. 1, 1944, and celebrated 65 years of marriage this year. She moved to Boulder in 1966 and lived there until 1984 while working as a nurse in the OB/GYN department at Boulder Community Hospital. She later moved to Berthoud in 2002. Audrey enjoyed collecting stamps and souvenir ... Full Story

Obituary: Julia G. Hielscher

Julia G. Hielscher of Longmont passed away on March 22, at her home. She was 89. Hielscher was born on Sept. 7, 1919 in Alma, Neb. to Frank LeRoy and Dora Viola (Duree) Gorsuch. She married William A. Hielscher on Aug. 27, 1936, in Fort Morgan, Colo. She was a mother, homemaker and cosmetologist and managed The House of Capri in Denver for 10 years. Hielscher was a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 32 of Longmont and a charter member of the Women of Moose 1548 Longmont. She ... Full Story

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