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Thursday, May 5, 2016

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Third Street a city dump?

What can be done about the mess Jones has on Third Street? It looks like a city dump. Why can't he put a fence up? It is getting worse. Guess we all can just use our yards for a junk pile. Lee Esterbrook tax payer in Berthoud

From Alex’s Cub Scout Leader

Greg Carter add these notes as a comment to Alex Sabado's obituary. I thought it appropriate to give his remarks a place on the main page. Nearly every seat in the beautiful sanctuary at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church was filled on Saturday morning. Family, friend, classmates, scouts in uniform, BMX riders and more turned out to say goodbye to Alex. Here is a remembrance by Greg Carter: “If you can fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run …”; Do you ... Full Story

Obituary: Alex Sabados

Obituary: Alex Sabados

Alex Sabados, 14, died March 24, 2010 at his home following a brief and courageous battle with cancer. He was born February 26, 1996 in Boulder to David and Julia (Stepniowska) Sabados. Alex attended Berthoud Elementary school and was currently in the 8th grade at Turner Middle School in Berthoud. Alex was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Longmont, the Boy Scouts of America Troop 6 in Berthoud, and RMR BMX Team in Berthoud. A wonderful, fun loving and happy boy, his family ... Full Story

Obituary:Georgia Elberta Benson

Obituary:Georgia Elberta Benson

  Born in Berthoud, Colorado on Dec. 28, 1916 Departed on Feb. 27, 2010 and resided in Arvada, CO. Georgia Elberta Windnagel Benson Georgia Benson, 93, died peacefully at Arvada Care Center on Saturday, February 27, 2010, surrounded by her family. Georgia was born in 1916 near Berthoud, CO to Charles and Ida Windnagel. She grew up in the Longmont-Berthoud area and graduated from Berthoud High School. She and Carl E Benson were married on August 15, 1937 and together they raised ... Full Story

Obituary: Gertrude Ellen Beckner

Obituary: Gertrude Ellen Beckner

Gertrude Ellen Beckner, 89 of Bremerton, Washington, Jan. 17, 1921 to March 14, 2010 Gertie passed away March 14th at Ashley Gardens due to complications of Alzheimer's Disease. She was born in Berthoud, Colorado to Herbert and Nellie Peak. She moved to Bremerton as a young girl and graduated from Bremerton High School in 1940. She married the man of her dreams, Millard (Beck) Beckner, in 1941. Gertie worked for F.W. Woolworth in Bremerton for 25 years. She enjoyed traveling, RVing ... Full Story

Obituary: Mary Weyandt Burger

Once upon a time there was a little girl who grew up to be someone special.  From the day she was born, July 23, 1914 to her last day on earth, March 6, 2010, Mary Weyandt Burger left a print on the world.  Along the way she gathered husband Arnold Laurence Burger, 5 children, 5 children in law, 11 grandchildren, 9 grandchildren in law and 20 great-grandchildren for a grand total of 50 human beings whose lives she touched.  She is further also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Besides ... Full Story

Obituary: Edward Dennis

Edward Riley Dennis was born June 22, 1964 to Richard and Shirley Dennis. Edward was raised in the Mini-Casa area in Idaho. He graduated from Minidoka High School and had many friends and family in the area. Eddie was involved in wrestling; he loved to hunt and fish and loved his family. Ed was a Nomadic free spirit. He spent most of his adult life between Idaho and Colorado. He always loved his home in Idaho but couldn’t help being drawn to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. He took pride in ... Full Story

Obituary: Leo Dick

Leo Dick: September 10, 1921 – March 2, 2010 Leo Dick, 88, of Longmont, passed away March 2, 2010 at his home. He was born September 10, 1921 in Padroni, Colorado to Samuel and Elizabeth (Roah) Dick. He grew up on the family farm. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 – 1945 during World War II and was honorably discharged as a Radioman Second Class. Leo married Virginia Reitz in 1944 in St. Francis, Kansas. He lived in Sterling, Denver and Berthoud before moving to Longmont in ... Full Story

On behalf of Citizens First,

To the editor: On behalf of Citizens First, I would like to express my thanks for your support in providing coverage and notifications of our meetings.  Your unbiased professionalism remains an example of journalistic ethics. Judy Lehn Berthoud, Colorado

The Character of George Washington

The Character of George Washington

By Dr. Gary Scott Smith What made George Washington the most remarkable man of an extraordinary generation? He was not an intellectual giant like Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, or James Madison. Compared with most other founders, he was not well educated (he attended school for only about five years), and, unlike many of them, he disliked abstract philosophical discussions. Washington was intelligent, well informed, and astute, but he was neither a polished writer nor a ... Full Story

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