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Sunday, April 26, 2015

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Obituary: Richard “Dick” Kenagy

Obituary: Richard “Dick” Kenagy

  Richard “Dick” Kenagy passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Loveland at the McKee Medical Center. Richard Bruce Kenagy was born on April 18, 1928 to Bruce B. and Mabel L. (Berner) Kenagy in Loveland. He graduated from Loveland High School in 1946. Dick continued his education receiving his bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University in 1951. Dick married Alice Jean Higgins in Fort Collins on December 17, 1950. From 1952 to1954 Dick served in the US Army in ... Full Story

The County Commissioners Column

The County Commissioners Column

April is National County Government Month By: Larimer County Commissioner Lew Gaiter III People often are unaware of the roles county government plays in their everyday lives. Often people think cities and counties perform the same functions, and in some areas they do, however there are many functions counties provide both inside and outside city limits. As county commissioners we have heard people tell us they don’t live in the county, they live in one of our wonderful cities or ... Full Story

Obituary: Jerry Pierre Krutar

Obituary: Jerry Pierre Krutar

  Jerry Pierre Krutar died Tuesday, April 14 at his home in Berthoud, Colorado. He was 62 years old. Jerry is survived by his daughter Meisha (Tom Loder), son Graham, granddaughter Samantha, and by her mother, Jennifer Cusanelli. He is also survived by his brother Jon (Diane) Krutar of Ovando, Montana, his sister Janice (Faye) Pittman of Bend, Oregon, his neice Deanna (Ron) Erkenbrecher, Eric (Merridith) Krutar and their children, Chad Krutar, and by Todd (Jackie) Pittman and ... Full Story

Obituary: Lueary L. Rosenburg

Obituary: Lueary L. Rosenburg

Lueary L. Rosenburg, 75 of Loveland, passed away April 13, 2015 at the Berthoud Living Center. Lueary Lyn Hepner was born on June 19, 1939 in Annawan, IIllinois and moved to Loveland when she was 6. She graduated from Loveland High School in 1958. Lueary married Gary D. Sprague on April 11, 1959 and together they had 3 children. She later married Alan L. Rosenburg on Sept. 30, 1988.  Lueary worked in food service at McKee Medical Center for many years. Lueary was an avid reader, ... Full Story

Obituary: Curtis Samuel Wilson

Obituary: Curtis Samuel Wilson

Curtis Samuel Wilson of Loveland, formally of Berthoud, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2015 in Loveland, at the age of 86. Curtis was born on December 23, 1928 to Roy and Mabel Wilson in Stevens County, Kansas. He graduated from Elk City High School in 1947. He then moved on to Colorado to follow construction work. It was then that he met his soulmate, Joyce Kenagy, in Loveland. He was a veteran of the Army and served in the Korean War. After his return from Korea, Curtis married ... Full Story

Obituary: Maxine Hertha Winston

Obituary: Maxine Hertha Winston

Maxine Hertha Winston, 93, a 70-year resident of the Berthoud area, passed away Friday, April 10, 2015. Private graveside services were held at Mountain View Cemetery in Longmont. Maxine was born on December 28, 1921, at Lexington, Illinois to Jasper and Emma (Stinde) Terven. She grew up in the Lexington area where her father farmed. After high school, she attended Illinois State Normal University where she completed a degree in education in 1942. She taught in elementary schools in the ... Full Story

Obituary: Mary Ann Alverson

Obituary: Mary Ann Alverson

Mary Ann Parrish Alverson, 72, of Loveland, passed away February 28, 2015 at Columbine Centre Avenue Health in Fort Collins. She was born August 29, 1942 in Carey, Texas to Arthur Leo Parrish and Tressie Lavena (Williams) Parrish. She married the love of her life Ronald Lee Alverson on April 15, 1961 in Boulder, Colorado and they enjoyed 48 years together. She was very dedicated to her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She worked in the family businesses, the Boulder Color ... Full Story

Loveland Sales Tax on Food

Loveland Sales Tax on Food

  Should Loveland eliminate its sales tax on food? I say no for three reasons; Elimination would cost the city $6.2 million per year. Elimination would remove the city's most stable revenue source; the only one that will be there for us in good times and bad. Its negative effects can be mitigated. First, how I rate a tax: Is it progressive or regressive, stable or volatile, painful or barely noticeable? Four examples: Income tax:   Progressive and barely noticeable, ... Full Story

School Choice

School Choice

To the Editor, Wednesday night our Board of Education argued over whether the word "choice" should be defined before inclusion in a policy for evaluating the superintendent. Board President Kerrigan insisted on moving ahead without a definition, but in the end, the Board voted to first define the word. Why such a fuss over one word? Do the Board majority and minority really perceive the word "choice" so differently? What does it mean to you? You might ask: Does choice mean choosing ... Full Story

Why Civility Matters

Why Civility Matters

By: Larimer County Commissioner Steve Johnson I’m getting to the age where I can look back on several decades of public service and talk about the “good old days.” Old lawmakers love to talk about what the legislature used to be like when they served. A favorite topic is the lack of civility in today’s government and public discourse. While the lack of civility certainly isn’t new, we ought to be concerned about it today because it hampers progress on difficult issues and has a ... Full Story

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