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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Archive for May, 2009

'A Good Soldier and A Good Friend': A

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder My father died of starvation on a death march in Nazi Germany near the end of World War II. He was one of many thousands of soldiers who lost their lives while serving their country in the military. While victory celebrations were beginning in May 1945, wives and families who had lost husbands, sons and brothers were immersed in grief. My mother and paternal grandmother were among the mourners, after receiving the news of my father’s death in June of that ... Full Story

The History Beneath Our Feet: An Artifactual Walking

By Andrew S. Nau Special to the Berthoud Recorder This exhibit consists of 27 individual display cases. Each case contains artifacts recovered from the roadbed and walkways of the Mountain Avenue reconstruction project of 2008. The backdrop in each case is a vintage photograph of the Berthoud area.       The collection process began in late July and ran through early December 2008. More than 1,100 items were recovered of which 418 were discarded after it was ... Full Story

Obituary: Cheryl Ann Scott

Cheryl Ann Scott, 55, of Fort Lupton peacefully passed away on May 20, in her home. She was born on April 7, 1954, in Chicago to Richard and Beverly Bacus. Scott graduated from Broomfield High School in 1972 and also attended the Barnes Business School in Denver. She was married to Karl E Scott on Sep. 25, 1976 and had two sons, Wesley Scott and Russell Scott. Scott is survived by her father Richard Bacus of Broomfield, her brothers, Steve Bacus of Las Vegas Nev., Phillip Bacus of ... Full Story

Obituary: Lillian R. Meade

Obituary: Lillian R. Meade

Assisted by Pathways Hospice and her daughter, Dorothy, Lillian R. Meade traveled a gentle passage through death into the presence of her Lord on Monday, May 25. A native of New Jersey, Meade move to Hobe Sound, Fla., from Toms River, where she lived with her second husband, F. Paul Meade, for 19 years before moving to Ocean Palms Independent Living in Stuart, Fla. There they enjoyed participating in all the activities for many more years. She was predeceased by her first ... Full Story

Police Beat: May 28, 2009

Tuesday, May 19 The two door-to-door Kirby vacuum saleswomen were gone from Pyramid Peak Street when police arrived. An after-hours call from the 600 block of Bristlecone Court advised of a flood in the backyard and bubbling along the property line. The caller believed it to be sewer water. Dispatch notified the appropriate Town department. According to the owner of the property at the corner of Bunyan Avenue and Second Street, the suspicious noise reported to police shortly before midnight ... Full Story

Fire Beat: May 28, 2009

Monday, May 18 BFPD assisted with a medical call at the Berthoud Living Center for an unconscious patient. The patient was transported. BFPD responded to a grass fire on Highway 287 and County Road 6. A 10 x 10 fire was found smoldering in the irrigation ditch. The fire was extinguished. Tuesday, May 19 BFPD assisted TVEMS with a medical call on S. County Road 15 for diabetic problems. BFPD responded to a report for a burn that was threatening structures on High Mountain Drive. Upon ... Full Story

Ride With the Big Dog: Realities Ride Brings Bikes to

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder Sunday’s forecast is sunny with a chance of bikers, as the eighth annual Realities Ride revs up in northern Colorado. And for the first time, Berthoud will be among the six stops in the charity rally that hopes to raise thousands of dollars for Realities for Children. All the hoopla is to benefit abused and neglected children in Larimer County. This is one of the largest fundraising events for cause-based business networking RFC, which provides the safety ... Full Story

Staff, Students, Friends Toast Leonard Sherman

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder Many well-wishers came to the high school last Sunday to honor retiring Berthoud High School Principal Leonard Sherman. Past and present staff, students and community members had a chance to visit with Sherman and wife Marge before the presentations in the auditorium. (more…)

Sherman's Legacy: Compassion for Kids, Passion

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder In 1978, when Berthoud students still attended the junior-senior high school in the Turner Middle School location, Len Sherman was principal. He was also part of a team that reviewed design plans for the new high school on Spartan Avenue. (more…)

Q&A: Avoid Heavy Pruning of Your Shrubs

By Mary Sellers CSU Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Q. Everyone had nice lilacs this year except me. The bush in my yard is old — is that why it didn’t bloom?A. There are many possibilities why your lilac didn’t bloom.  Tender young buds could have been damaged by frost.  Older lilacs benefit from being thinned (removing older, thicker branches).  Make sure that you don’t remove more than one third of the shrub when you prune, as heavy pruning could stress ... Full Story

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