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Saturday, February 13, 2016

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Richardson—Sparks Engagement

Richardson—Sparks Engagement

Lindsey Richardson and Jeff Sparks are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is daughter of Monty and Dana Richardson of Berthoud. The groom-to-be is son of Doug and Cindy Sparks of Phoenix, Arizona. Lindsey graduated from Berthoud High School in 2002. She received her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Northern Arizona University in 2006. Jeff graduated from North Canyon High School in Phoenix in 2000. He received his bachelor’s degree in History from the University of ... Full Story

Obituary: Orlando Franklin Platzek

Obituary: Orlando Franklin Platzek

Orlando Franklin Platzek March 3, 1914 – June 14, 2010 Orlando F. Platzek of Berthoud died Monday, 14 June 2010. He was 96. He was born in Crested Butte on 3 March 1914. He was a World War II combat veteran in the United States Navy. He was preceded in death by his wife Jean and his son Ronald. He is survived by his sister Lena James of Claremont, California; his son Roger (Sue) Platzek of Berthoud; and his daughter Rita (Mark) Larsen of Thornton. He also has nine grandchildren and nineteen ... Full Story

Mary Beard—Keith Gildenmeister Engagement

Mary Beard—Keith Gildenmeister Engagement

Don and Ilene Beard of Pritchett, Colo., announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Mary Grace Beard of Berthoud, Colo., to Keith Alan Gildenmeister of Broomfield, Colo., son of Cheryl Gildenmeister of Avon, Ohio, and Daniel and Jane Gildenmeister of Sandusky, Ohio. The couple will exchange vows Aug. 7, 2010, in Windsor, Colo. The reception will be in Berthoud, Colo. The bride-elect is a May 2010 graduate of University of Northern Colorado. She is employed at ... Full Story

Chamber sends thanks

Chamber sends thanks

Thank you to everyone who helped in making Berthoud Day 2010 such a success! To our Sponsors, thank you !!! To our Volunteers, thank you !!! To our Vendors, thank you !!! To everyone who attended Berthoud Day…we couldn’t do it without your efforts and cooperation, every year! A sincere thank you from the Board of Directors at the Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center.

Thanks from Habitat

Thanks from Habitat

Berthoud Habitat for Humanity hopes everyone enjoyed the 5k race and our Berthoud Day booths. We had 260 5k runners and over 60 1k children runners. We would like to thank all the volunteers who were involved with the 5k race and those that volunteered at a booth. We would like to express a heartfelt thank you to all our sponsors. God Bless and have a wonderful day. Anne Reichenberg

To the Editor, thank you Senator Lundberg

To the Editor, thank you Senator Lundberg

I would like to thank Senator Kevin Lundberg for helping me with a problem I had with the Colorado Dept. of Revenue which had incorrectly processed my income tax return. I filed my return expecting a small refund, but then received a letter from the DOR stating I owed over $1,700 in taxes plus an assessed penalty. After my tax preparer wrote DOR listing the many errors they had made, I waited over two months for the matter to be corrected. After contacting Senator Lundberg for help with this ... Full Story

Obituary: Marion Kay Jones

Marion Kay Jones, 58, of Berthoud passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family following a valiant struggle against breast cancer. Marion was born in Ellensburg, Wash. to Thomas Lovell and Kay Imogene Gibb. She lived in Southern California, Washington and Oregon, and spent the last 24 years of her life in Colorado. Marion was preceded in death by her parents and first husband, Douglas Allen MacGregor. She is survived by her husband Thomas Jones and children: Michelle Farmer (Billy), ... Full Story

America Needs Union Competition

America Needs Union Competition

By Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson I agree with President Obama that we need more labor unions. However, I disagree with his approach. Full disclosure: I have been a dues-payer to both the United Auto Workers and the National Education Association unions. My sympathies are heavily tilted toward the interests of the men and women who do the work that makes America go. For that reason, I strongly oppose the dishonestly named “Employee Free Choice Act, ” which aims to deprive workers of secret ... Full Story

High School Forensics Coach responds

High School Forensics Coach responds

Dear Editor: Thank you for running a story on the Berthoud Forensics (Speech and Debate) Team Qualifying for the National Tournament in Kansas City, MO. The hard work and talent that (recently graduated seniors) Ann Smith and Nicolas Alexander have demonstrated over the last two years have earned them national recognition, and your support for their success is greatly appreciated. There are many reasons why I became a teacher and a forensics coach: I think high school is a particularly ... Full Story

McClanahan, Spicer to marry

McClanahan, Spicer to marry

BERTHOUD, Colo. — Patrick and Tammy McClanahan, Berthoud, Colo., announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Candice McClanahan, to Richard Spicer, both are of Westminster, Colo. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Robert and Melba McClanahan, Bailey, Colo., and Clara Flock, Winfield, and the late Ronald Flock. Parents of the prospective groom are Richard and Laura Spicer, Syracuse, N.Y. His grandparents are Elizabeth Spicer and George and Marian Tremblay, all of ... Full Story

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