‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives
Joye D. Freddy, widow of Dan Freddy and a former Berthoud resident, passed away in Loveland on May 15, 2010. Cremation was conducted. The family now invite family and friends for the graveside service which will be held in the Berthoud Greenlawn Cemetery in Berthoud on Tuesday June 29, 2010 at 10:00am.
Doris McKanna Houchin, 90, of Las Vegas, passed away May 14, 2010, at Prestige Assisted Living in Henderson. Doris was born in Berthoud, Colo., Dec. 19, 1919, to the late Linn E. and Rhoda McKanna. Doris was a welder at Rocky Mountain National Arsenal during World War II. She retired from the City of North Las Vegas in 1980, as payroll clerk and was a member of the Eastern Star and a charter member of Sunrise Mountain United Methodist Church, in Las Vegas. She was the beloved wife of the late ... Full Story
Practical Money Matters By Jason Alderman My wife and I survived two major home remodeling projects and we’ve got the battle scars to prove it. Like most people feeling cramped for space – thanks to two growing children in our case – we weighed the plusses and minuses of remodeling versus moving to a larger home. Because we live in a great neighborhood with strong local schools, we ultimately decided to stay put and remodel, but everyone’s case is different. Here are a few ... Full Story
Mrs. Margaret Ruth (Sterkel) Ibsen, 92, passed away Thursday, June 17, 2010. Born in Berthoud, Colorado on February 27, 1918, she was a self-taught seamstress. In her later years, she enjoyed working as a nanny. Upon the death of a younger sister, she became guardian of two nephews and a niece. She is survived by her brother Samuel Sterkel (Dorothy) of Loveland, son, Robert Martin of Loveland, grandchildren, Pam, Steve, Rebekah, Deborah, Samuel, and four ... Full Story
Signing Petitions is Not Necessarily a Civic Duty The League of Women Voters of Larimer County encourages its members and the public to be cautious when asked to sign initiative petitions. Especially as election season approaches, voters will be asked to sign a variety of initiative petitions “just to get it on the ballot so people can vote on it. ” This reasoning is inadequate; your signature should be considered at least as valuable as your vote. Far fewer signatures are required to ... Full Story
By Dr. Paul Kengor The Center for Vision & Values “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me. ” (Psalm 23:4) My family and I drove aside the Mall in Washington, DC, creeping along Independence Avenue in search of a parking spot. We were beyond the Washington Monument, further south near our ultimate destination: the Lincoln Memorial. It was part of an educational field trip to teach our children about the Civil War, and ... Full Story
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
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
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
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.