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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Insurance Industry & the ACA

By Haiko Eichler Fact: The Insurance Industry is the biggest licensed gambling casino in the World! Let me explain: Every time you pay any insurance premium you are placing a bet that something BAD is going to happen to you and the insurance company is accepting your bet in the belief that the odds are that nothing bad is going to happen to you. The Insurance Companies do NOT make any money on the premiums they collect. They make their profits investing your premiums in the money markets of a ... Full Story

Veterans Day Thoughts

  No Glory in War for this Veteran By Andrew Larkin I am a veteran – of the Vietnam era, as are my friends and my brothers. My father, uncles, and an aunt were veterans of World War II. A great uncle was stationed on a battleship during World War I.  A great-grandfather fought in the Civil War, an immigrant in an Illinois regiment who suffered the rest of his life from his bullet wound. Veterans Day on November 11 was formerly Armistice Day, celebrating the end of the Great War. But it ... Full Story

Obituary: Donald Eugene Dortch

Obituary: Donald Eugene Dortch

  Donald Eugene Dortch, 89 years old, of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, passed away on Oct. 14, 2013. Donald was born in Berthoud Colorado Oct. 3, 1924, to the late Finley and MaryAnn Dortch. Donald graduated from Berthoud High School, joined the army and served in WWII. Donald served in the US Army, receiving the Victory Medal in WWII, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, and 4 Bronze Stars for major battles. After being discharged from the military, he ... Full Story

Government shutdown 180 years in the making

Government shutdown 180 years in the making

    Mission Accomplished? Shutdown’s Dirty Southern Roots Began In 1832 John C. Calhoun The Tea Party-led shutdown of the federal government hasn’t opened a new era of paralyzing divisiveness in American government. On the contrary, the recent shutdown simply reconfirms a long-held trend in U.S. history, where certain factions of the country believe they have the right to nullify federal law. It’s no surprise, then, that the Tea Party Nullifiers hail from the traditional ... Full Story

Candidates for Loveland City Council

Candidates for Loveland City Council

  To the Editor, Loveland’s Ward I has two candidates running for City Council.  Which would make the best Councilperson at this time? One candidate is a Loveland native and an attorney with a small, local legal office. He serves on Loveland’s Planning Commission. The other is retired corporate chemist, Irene Fortune, who has worked for British Petroleum (BP) and most recently for DuPont, the American chemical company that has developed such products as nylon, Teflon, Kevlar (vests), ... Full Story

Obituary: Leah M. Moore

Obituary: Leah M. Moore

  Leah M. Moore, 97, of Loveland died peacefully at her daughter’s home October 8, 2013. She was born March 30, 1916 in Severance, Colorado, to Fred and Katherine Brunner. Leah graduated from Eaton High School in 1934 and graduated with a Nursing degree at Presbyterian School of Nursing in 1937. She was surgical nurse at Loveland Memorial Hospital for over many years, retiring in 1975. She has lived in Loveland for 51 years before moving to Berthoud 7 years ago. Leah married Paul Moore ... Full Story

Obituary: Rose Ellen “Peggy” Pedotto

Obituary: Rose Ellen “Peggy” Pedotto

  Rose Ellen “Peggy”Carroll-Pedotto, passed away peacefully in her home in Loveland on September 27, 2013. She had lived in Northern Colorado since 1968. Peggy was born at home on September 15, 1935 in Ordway, Colorado, and was the third of six children. She was a daughter, sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, and dear friend who will be missed by many. Peggy was a devoted and steadfast mother who, following the death of her husband, Dominic J. Pedotto, Jr., raised her six children ... Full Story

Obituary: Donald G. Soeby

Obituary: Donald G. Soeby

Donald G. Soeby 9/1/1931 – 9/9/2013 Donald George Soeby; died September 9, 2013.  Donald was a former Army man who served in the Korean War.  He also worked for Mountain Bell as a technician until retiring.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing as well as competition archery.  He enjoyed reading and traveling with his good friend Myrna Gardner.  He is survived by his children Curtis Soeby and Dawn Brock.  Many thanks are to be passed on to the staff at Viegut Funeral Home and Sterling ... Full Story

Obituary: Phillip Hart, Jr.

Obituary: Phillip Hart, Jr.

Phillip Hart, Jr. January 9, 1918 ~ September 23, 2013 Phillip Hart, Jr. died September 23, 2013 at the age of 95. Phillip was born January 9, 1918 in Berthoud, Colorado to Phillip and Katrina (Burback) Hart. He was baptized and confirmed in the German Congregational Church of Berthoud. Phillip grew up on a farm and worked for an implement dealer before being drafted into the Army in 1942. He was in the first amphibious Engineering Commando that was formed. His unit invaded North Africa on ... Full Story

Marchman for Board of Education

Marchman for Board of Education

Dear Editor:  Elections for the Thompson School District Board of Education are fast approaching.  Janice Marchman is a current Board of Education member who is running for re-election.  I am a teacher in Thompson School District and I have had many volunteers in my classroom over the years but never a school board member.  Janice has volunteered her time at our school for the past few years.  She mentored one of my students so I had the pleasure of witnessing first hand, on a regular ... Full Story

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