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Saturday, June 25, 2016

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First Presbyterian Church sings farewell to Beth

First Presbyterian Church sings farewell to Beth Sommers

By Claudia Todd-Young When she was recently asked why she chose this particular time to retire from her 45-year long position as choir director at the First Presbyterian Church in Berthoud, Beth Sommers said, “Why now? I figured that God would let me know when it was time to quit. Now is the time,” Sommers said. Her tenure of 45 years has allowed Sommers to see church history in the making. She saw three pastors and three interim pastors come into the church. She has also seen many choir ... Full Story

Berthoud Police Beat, May 2010

Berthoud Police Beat, May 2010

Saturday, May 1 A loose Black Labrador Retriever was picked up on East Iowa Avenue. The owner managed to claim the dog before it was turned over to the Humane Society. A reported trespass in progress at Berthoud Elementary School was juveniles on the roof retrieving a ball. Their parents were present and supervising. Two dogs fighting on Seventh Street resulted in a summons for the owner of the attacking dog. Someone complained about kids playing football in the street on Redwood Circle, but ... Full Story

Take the bus from Berthoud to Fort Collins, Denver and

Take the bus from Berthoud to Fort Collins, Denver and Boulder

Beginning June 7 the new FLEX bus service will link Berthoud with Fort Collins, Loveland and the Longmont Regional Transportation District’s (RTD) bus connections to downtown Denver and Boulder. During weekday peak commuting hours in the morning and evening, an express route will serve primary stops between Fort Collins and Longmont, including a stop in Berthoud. The first southbound bus is scheduled to stop in Berthoud at Third Street and Mountain Avenue at 5:42 a.m. Three more buses, at ... Full Story

Car, Truck, Tractor Show

Car, Truck, Tractor Show

2nd Annual Wind Swept Acres  Car, Truck Tractor Show   Saturday, June 12 2 pm-6 pm 1228 N. County Road 23, Berthoud   Free Spectators Admission 1st 100 Participant entries will receive a free T-Shirt Food Provided – Water & Soda Available - Donations Happily Accepted- This show is powered by Volunteers and Donations All Proceeds to Benefit Berthoud Habitat for Humanity Sponsor this event with a 2’ x 6’ banner for $70 Donate a silent auction item or door prize Contact: Anne at ... Full Story

Students appreciate teachers too

Students appreciate teachers too

May 3 to May 7 is Teacher Appreciation Week. The Thompson School District has several events that show teacher appreciation. Last week, the Thompson Education Association’s Crystal Apple Awards recognized some of the district’s outstanding teachers as nominated by their colleagues in the profession. This week, at the Board of Education meeting, students had the opportunity to name teachers they appreciated. Students were encouraged to write about a teacher and on Wednesday evening they had ... Full Story

Berthoud Police Beat, April, 2010

Berthoud Police Beat, April, 2010

Thursday, April 1 April Fool’s day was relatively calm as police received two BOLO reports, made three assists and made one traffic stop. The traffic stop was at Seventh Street and Bunyan Avenue and the driver was give a verbal warning. Friday, April 2 A driver stopped by police at 3 a.m. was give a verbal warning. The 4 a.m. barking dog in the 500 block of Sixth Street resulted in a written warning for its owners. There are no suspects in the case of the slashed tires on a car parked at ... Full Story

An apple for the teacher

An apple for the teacher

The Thompson Education Association (TEA) gathered at Loveland’s Chilson Center on Friday afternoon for the ninth annual Crystal Apple Awards. This year 16 teachers were nominated by their peers for their teaching excellence. The awards are given by the TEA with financial assistance from Goodwin Financial and Horace Mann insurance. The insurance company also provides the crystal apples. During a social hour before the presentations, the group enjoyed a buffet dinner and listened to the music ... Full Story

Abby Yeagle recipient of Jabaily Community Service

Abby Yeagle recipient of Jabaily Community Service Scholorship

The Jabaily Community Service Scholarship commorates Dr. Joe Jabaily’s deep commitment to community service. The Scholarship is given annually to graduating seniors in the Thompson School District. Jabaily served as president of the Thompson Board of Education. The award is available to any college bound senior in good standing whose life activities include political and environmental activism, concern for civil rights and minorities, support for world peace and respect for the diverse ... Full Story

Big changes coming for Berthoud’s Pioneer Park

The Parks and Open Space Committee meeting last week opened with a presentation P.J. DiPentino. He introduced Alan Wasson, who will be taking over as the director for the BMX track. DiPentino came to ask the committee to recommend some level of support from the town for track maintenance. He described the benefits of the track for the town and the number of hours he spent marinating the track. After questioning by Don Zook, DiPentino and Wasson narrowed their request to short term goals of town ... Full Story

Obituaries: Robert Roark, Verda Silbaugh

Robert Thomas Roark Robert “Bob” Thomas Roark died on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009. He was 73 years old. Born on April 22, 1935, in Rock Falls, Ill., Roark was the son of Jeanette (Andrews) and Howard Roark. He married Mary Jo Wright on Nov. 25, 1954, in Princeton, Ill. The couple then moved to Colorado in 1957. Roark owned and operated Longmont Signs and Decals from 1964 to 1976, and then served as pastor of Tri-Town Baptist Church until his retirement from full-time ministry in 1993. He spent ... Full Story

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