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Saturday, April 18, 2015

‘Area News’ Archives

McKee Medical Center dedicates new Chapel

McKee Medical Center dedicates new Chapel

After years of planning, the McKee Medical Center Chapel was dedicated on April 15. Many of the hospital staff took the opportunity to stop by and see the finished product. Hospital Chaplin Bruce Rippe said he was very actively involved with the process of designing this space. He wanted a place that was spiritual, where people could meditate without the space having an overly religious tone. “What better way to do that than bring in the natural world,” ... Full Story

“Hello Dolly,” the ladies of Loveland come

“Hello Dolly,” the ladies of Loveland come to Berthoud

Virginia Huppe and Fran Robison “I’m not a doll person, I’m a clothes person.” said Fran Robison as she began her presentation to those gathered at the McCarty-Fickel house to hear about the Ladies of Loveland. Robison said she never had doll when she was a girl. Instead, she cut out the models from the Sears and Roebuck catalogue and made dresses for them. She has always liked clothing and when she was blessed with a daughter, she delighted in making her ... 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 ... Full Story

Yak, Yak at the Berthoud Library

Yak, Yak at the Berthoud Library

The Berthoud By the Book Planning Committee put together an entertaining finale for this year’s book selection. The setting for Three Cups of Tea is Pakistan and Afghanistan and the committee brought together many elements to highlight the culture of the region. Visitors to Friday’s Persian New Year's party were greeted by two yaks. These are local yaks, born at Gillette Farms of Berthoud. Mindy and Maggie are yearlings now, but when they grow up, they will weigh about 800 pounds. ... Full Story

Just Another High School Play

Just Another High School Play

Stage Manager Sonya Ropek is disgusted with the Assistant Director Austin Puckett who does not seem to understand the seriousness of their situation. No disrespect intended, that is the title of the upcoming Berthoud High School drama production. The play opens as a group of high school actors, who have been abandoned by their drama teacher, have to fend for themselves on opening night in front of an impatient audience. In fact, the teacher has left them hanging because no ... Full Story

Berthoud and Loveland Teams Complete Preparations for

Berthoud and Loveland Teams Complete Preparations for VEX World Championship in Dallas, TX

Berthoud, CO (Action Works) The two Berthoud High School teams and the Bill Reed Middle School team completed preparations for the VEX World Championship being held this week in Dallas, TX.  This highly anticipated event brings over 400 teams from all over the globe for competition.  Teams come from as far away as New Zealand, Australia, China and Europe. “We are very well prepared this year,” said Brad Von Seggern, coach of the Berthoud High Robotics teams.  “Usually ... Full Story

Clue to Rapidly Progressing Alzheimer’s Disease?

Clue to Rapidly Progressing Alzheimer’s Disease?

MADISON, Wis. -- People who are not aware they are developing mild memory problems as they age may develop Alzheimer’s disease at a faster rate than those who do notice their memory is slipping. Studying the part of the brain that appraises and makes decisions could help predict who is at risk for rapidly advancing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health researcher. “The disease is a significant public health concern with the ... Full Story

The April BERT meeting

The Berthoud Area Resource Team (BERT) held their monthly meeting on Monday, April 19. The Business Appreciation Breakfast was first on the agenda. The breakfast is planned for Saturday, May 15 at Brookside Gardens, with catering by Origins Catering Company of Berthoud. Becky Justice-Hemmann has collected five donations of $500 each to help with the event and Larry Bebo of Brookside Gardens has given the group a “healthy discount” on the site costs. The Town of Berthoud will pay the ... Full Story

BHS senior Elizabeth Revera receives Daniels Fund

BHS senior Elizabeth Revera receives Daniels Fund Scholarship

The Daniels Fund announced its scholarship recipients this week. Three seniors in the Thompson School District were awarded the scholarship. Elizabeth "Lizzy" Rivera of Berthoud High School was joined by Rebecca Mendoza and Sara Watkins of Thomson Valley High School. The press release accompanying the announcement follows: Daniels Fund Announces 2010 Daniels Scholars 261 Deserving Students Receive Scholarships April 16, 2010 –261 high school seniors who have ... Full Story

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