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Saturday, October 1, 2016

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Lundberg letter: May 2016

May 3, 2016 Immunization Exemption Forms Senate Bill 150--What it is, What it is Not _____________________________________________________________ State Health Department Makes Laws Without the Legislature House Bill 1164, a bill that would have required parents to register immunization exemptions for their children online was killed on second reading in the House on April 25. This bill was a bad idea for many reasons. To read more, click here. One might breathe a sigh ... Full Story

Kirby Carpet Cleaning Scam?

Kirby Carpet Cleaning Scam?

  I just want to alert people to a carpet cleaning scam here in the Loveland/Berthoud area. The caller said that they were a new carpet cleaning company getting started in Northern Colorado and wanted mouth to mouth referrals. The offered to clean a room to demonstrate their service. When they arrived, the first gentleman came into the house to see what room was to be cleaned. He went out to the car and he and another man came in with a new Kirby vacuum cleaner in a box. They then ... Full Story

Obituary: Clarence “CR” Svendsen

Obituary: Clarence “CR” Svendsen

Clarence “CR” Svendsen, 90, died April 23, 2016 at his home in Berthoud. He was preceded in death by his parents Lawrence and Anna Svendsen, sister-in-law Edna (Svendsen) Papik and brothers Howard, Laverne and Earl Svendsen. He is survived by sons Brian Svendsen of Larkspur, Colorado and Mark Svendsen of Castle Rock; grandchildren Kathryn (Svendsen) Adams, Tasha Svendsen and Nicole Svendsen. Clarence served in the Merchant Marines then went to college, graduating from The University of ... Full Story

Obituary: Samuel Edward Sterkel

Obituary: Samuel Edward Sterkel

January 27, 1926 ~ April 18, 2016 Samuel Edward Sterkel 90 of Loveland, Colorado died on April 18, 2016 at Mirasol Green House Homes in Loveland. He was born in his home of 73 years in Berthoud, Colorado to John and Kathryn (Wildt) Sterkel. He married Dorothy Jean Schleuger on September 5, 1948 and were married for 64 years til her death on May 20, 2012. Sam was a very hard worker who loved farming and caring for all his animals. He also worked at Hewlett Packard for a number of years and ... Full Story

The underbelly of Berthoud politics

The underbelly of Berthoud politics

Berthoud Mayor-elect discusses resignation   BY PETER R. COWDIN Guest Columnist I am writing to thank the citizens of the Berthoud community for the tremendous outpouring of support and gratitude that I received during my campaign to be your next mayor and now, unfortunately, your tremendous concern for my personal well-being. I sincerely apologize formy sudden departure that may have led to the extra expense of a special election. It was certainly not my intention. ... Full Story

Obituary: Norma Jean Huffaker

Obituary: Norma Jean Huffaker

Norma Jean Swanson Huffaker, age 78, passed away at Pathways Hospice - McKee Medical Center in Loveland, on April 8, 2016. She was born on August 27, 1937 in Longmont, Colorado, to parents Carl M. Swanson and Frances Edmondson Swanson. She graduated from Berthoud High School as Class Valedictorian in 1955. After graduation, she attended Parks Business School in Denver and began what would become a long career in accounting, real estate and business management. On February 16, 1957, she ... Full Story

Green Party candidate for US Senate

Green Party candidate for US Senate

I’m Arn Menconi and I am a candidate for U.S. Senate for the Green Party. I am running, because as a dad of two young children, our generation must take back democracy back. I want to represent the people, not corporations and the top 1%. I will fight to end the military industrial dominance of our government with it's endless greed and killings, end our dependence on fossil fuels by 2050, providing single payer healthcare for all as a right not as a privilege and break up the Big Banks ... Full Story

Obituary: Elmer Lee Walston

Obituary: Elmer Lee Walston

  Elmer Lee Walston, 82, of Greeley, Colorado passed away Friday, April 1, 2016 in his home. Elmer was born December 13, 1934 in Hamburg, Iowa to Grover and Effie (Ailshie) Walston. He is preceded in death by his many brothers and sisters. On October 7, 1953 he married the former Joan Travis in Red Oak, Iowa. He is survived by his three children, son Rick (Karen) Walston, and daughters Cindy (Jay) Muir and Joni (Scott) Wagner, and many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, ... Full Story

Obituary: Clifford Edward Rice

Obituary: Clifford Edward Rice

Clifford Edward Rice of Firestone, Colorado passed away on March 27, 2016. Cliff was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on January 21, 1943, the son of Robert and Elizabeth Rice. He was preceded in death by his father Robert and nephew Joseph Unrau. Cliff is survived by his wife JoAnn; his mother Elizabeth Rice of Cedar Rapids; son Gregg Rice (Linda) of McHenry, Illinois; daughter Jody Alderman (John) of Lakewood, Colorado; son Jami Harper of Cedar Rapids; sister Mary Lou Unrau (James) of ... Full Story

Obituary: John W. Kinch

Obituary: John W. Kinch

John W. Kinch, 72, passed away March 29, 2016 at his home in Berthoud. He was born February 29, 1944 in Denver, to Harvey and Virginia (Gilliland) Kinch. John enlisted in the US Army on May 24, 1962 that began a distinguished 20 year career. He saw duty in Viet Nam among many duty stations. John was awarded the Bronze Star, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/Palm, Meritorious Serve Medal and Valorous Unit Award to name a few. He was honorably discharged to retirement with the rank of Chief ... Full Story

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