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Around Town: Reel Life Memories

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder I stopped by the library on Monday evening and noticed quite a few people sitting in the meeting room in the dark. I stuck my head in the door and saw that they were enjoying the Monday night movie time. Just one of the many library activities offered during the year. That got me thinking about the “old” days when even small towns had their own movie theater. In the early 1940s the theater in Grant, Neb., population 1,000, was less than a block from our ... Full Story

Police Beat: July 23, 2009

Tuesday, July 14 A caller from the 200 block of Mountain Avenue reported a dead foul smelling skunk beside the building. A window was found broken out of the swimming pool building. Wednesday, July 15 A vehicle waiting to make a left turn from County Road 8 onto southbound U.S. Highway 287 was the victim of a hit and run when the car in front of her backed into her vehicle. The white truck then turned left and drove off. The struck vehicle did write down the license and a report is to ... Full Story

Engagement: Burgess-Schmidt

Sarah Burgess, the daughter of Rodney and Linda Burgess of Berthoud and Jamason Schmidt, the son of the late Barry Schmidt and Mary Schmidt of Berthoud are pleased to announce their engagement. The happy couple met on the first day of college in a composition class.  Their professor often caught them flirting and would tease them about getting married, little did she know how right she was! (more…)

Fire Beat: July 23, 2009

Monday, July 13 BFPD responded to a residence on Weld County Road 6 for a carbon monoxide detection alarm inspection. This alarm was due to a faulty detector. BFPD responded to a reported burn on County Road 21 and Martingale Drive. This was a controlled burn but the owner was asked to extinguish the fire due to high winds. Tuesday, July 14 BFPD responded to a reported garage fire on Mount Massive Avenue. Upon arrival to the residence, light smoke was coming from the garage. The fire was ... Full Story

Obituary: Joyce Eleanor Scott

Joyce Eleanor Scott, age 83, went to be with the Lord after a long courageous fight with Parkinson’s disease. She was born on Nov. 10, 1926 in Hastings, Mich., to Karl F. and Florence J. Henderson Eckardt of Lake Odessa, Mich. Scott attended school in Woodland, Mich., and graduated from high school in 1944. She attended a college in Naperville, Ill., for two years and she and her cousin came to Denver to earn their degrees as a Medical Technologist, working at Denver General Hospital. While ... Full Story

Obituary: Pauline Laber

Pauline Laber, 93, of Longmont, passed away Monday, July 13 at her home. She was born June 28, 1916 in Berthoud to George and Elizabeth Seader. Laber grew up in Brighton and graduated from eighth grade at Tonville School. She moved to the Longmont area in 1939 from Brighton and latter married Alex Laber on Oct. 1, 1939 in Berthoud. Laber was a homemaker and mother and was a member of Zion Congregational Church in Brighton. She then attended Christ Congregational Church in Longmont, where she ... Full Story

Obituary: Vernon French

Lewis Vernon French, 85, of Berthoud, died July 19, in Longmont. French was born on March 12, 1924, in Longmont, to Lewy and Ruth (Henderson) French. He graduated from Longmont High School in 1942 and attended Frye Aircraft School in Denver before becoming a farmer in the Berthoud area. On Dec. 20, 1943, he married Shirley Buehler of Berthoud. Together they raised their family and conducted a dairy and farming operation on a farm they purchased south of Berthoud in 1950. He was the secretary of ... Full Story

Bats and Bugs Return to Berthoud Firehouse

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder Berthoud Fire personnel discovered bat bugs in Fire Station 1 on July 7 and evacuated operations and administrative offices to temporary facilities in their parking lot. Despite the fact that bats had recently been removed from the building’s attic, the presence of the parasitic bat bugs (genus Cimex) means the bats have returned in greater numbers. In fall 2008, the BFPD took advantage of a re-roofing project to cover some openings the bats used to access ... Full Story

Obituary: Beverly Belle Ward

Beverly Belle Ward, 83, of Berthoud, died on July 15, 2009, at the Hospice Care Center at McKee Medical Center in Loveland. She was born on June 25, 1926, in Mendon, Mo., to Leo E. and Lela Belle (Jackson) Shults. She graduated from high school in Idaho Springs, Colo., in 1944. On Sept. 22, 1945, she married John Walter Ward in Fort Collins. Ward worked as a homemaker and had lived in Berthoud since 1952, moving from Granby, Colo. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Berthoud ... Full Story

Around Town: Making Hay

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder I didn’t get any suggestions on how to repair my lawn mower’s plastic gas tank so I went on the Internet for information on sealants. I found a review of a product that claimed it was not affected by gasoline and I purchased a tube of it. I also used some of my 600 mile-per-hour tape left over from my flying days. The tape is pretty amazing stuff that should stay in place until a permanent repair can be made. I should be able to install the tank this ... Full Story

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