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Friday, August 26, 2016

‘Area News’ Archives

Derek Gwin completes basic training

Derek Gwin completes basic training

    Derek Gwin, a 2010 graduate of Berthoud High School recently graduated from Air Force basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Airman Gwin completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College ... Full Story

McWhinney accepting contractor qualifications for

RFQ deadline is 4 p.m. April 13 for Cloverleaf Kennel Club deconstruction; green demolition practices emphasized LOVELAND, CO — March 23, 2011— McWhinney is accepting request for qualification summaries from contractors until 4 p.m. April 13 for the green deconstruction/demolition of the abandoned Cloverleaf Kennel Club near the intersection of I-25 and Highway 34 in Loveland, Colorado. This is a request for qualification, not a request for proposal. Requests for proposals/bids will be ... Full Story

Boy Scout Plans to build Public Bench

Boy Scout Plans to build Public Bench

By Thomas N. Kevin Yannutz, after just three years as a Boy Scout, is working on becoming an Eagle Scout. To earn the rank of Eagle Scout requires a minimum of 21 merit badges and the planning, managing, and directing of an extensive community project. Yannutz came up with the idea for his project after he noticed several parents waiting for their children near the Berthoud Pool and having no place to sit. He has chosen is to build a public bench on the site. Kevin plans to use green materials ... Full Story

Tragedy in Berthoud

Slightly less that a year after the death of Alex Sabados, Turner Middle School students face yet another tragedy. The Sheriffs Department said that they were called to rural Berthoud on Friday morning to the scene of an unattended death. In a letter sent to parents, Principal Bill Siebers had this to say, Dear TMS Parents/Guardians It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that one of our Turner Students, Nicole Bauer,  passed away this morning. We realize that students will be affected by ... Full Story

Berthoud High Basketball Teams Honored

Boys and Girls Teams Commemorate 2010-11 Seasons By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer With the 2010-11 seasons in the books, the boys and girls basketball teams gathered at Berthoud High on Wednesday evening to commemorate their seasons. The boys team finished the season 7-15 overall but despite the disappointing season record, Spartan Head Basketball Coach Pete Scheck had nothing but positive things to say about his team. Scheck remarked that Berthoud possessed “the intangibles of a great team,” ... Full Story

Sam Schleiger gets “Teacher Tuesday” award

Sam Schleiger gets “Teacher Tuesday” award

Sam Schleiger, a 2003 graduate of Berthoud High School is now a teacher in nearby Milliken. Schleiger was recently honored by country radio station K99 for the "Teacher Tuesday Award". Brian Gary and Susan Moore from K99 came to Milliken Elementary School where Sam teaches 5th grade and surprised him with the award during an all-school assembly. Mr. Schleiger was nominated for the award by a student in his class who noticed the many ways in which his teacher goes above and beyond in order to ... Full Story

Winners announced in Berthoud Schools Fund Writing

Winners announced in Berthoud Schools Fund Writing Contest

In the age of abbreviated Twitter messages writing may become a lost art, but some of Berthoud’s youth can still put a sentence together . The Berthoud Schools Fund (BSF) challenged Berthoud students to write about how the technology provided by the money raised at the last two Berthoud Bashes has influenced their education. While some of you may not know a Promethean Board from a document camera, these kids do. The BSF recieved 39 entries covering the suggested genre of essay, play, poem or ... Full Story

Goodbye “Doc” Fickel

Goodbye “Doc” Fickel

Dr. Robert Bruce (Doc) Fickel, DDS March 30, 1912 – March 9, 2011 Berthoud lost one of its most beloved residents today when R. Bruce (Doc) Fickel died this morning (March 9) in Longmont United Hospital. Doc was born to Lee and Lottie Fickel in Edina, Missouri, on March 30 1912. According to Doc, the Fickel’s were minority Protestant Republicans in a Catholic Democratic town. He remained a staunch Republican his whole life. He attended the University of Missouri, Columbia for his ... Full Story

Dump truck loses balance

Dump truck loses balance

    Fortunately, no one was injured when this truck tipped over on Friday. The truck from Vialpando trucking was delivering 25 tons of gravel to the Berthoud Street Department facility on Welch Avenue when the incident occurred. According to employees on the scene, the trucks can not fit into to the compound so the normal procedure is to unload in front of the building and then use the front loader to move the gravel into the yard. Observers said that the driver apparently raised the ... Full Story

Turner Students of the Month-February

Turner Students of the Month-February

Turner Middle School Students of the Month for February Boys           Caleb Jordan – 6th Grade Caleb is an outstanding student and a great positive leader! He recently spent a couple lunch periods with a friend to help teachers clean up and organize the classroom – What a great leader and role model.                   Max Bump – 7th Grade Max is willing to help in the class in whatever capacity is needed. He is ... Full Story

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