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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Obituary: Justin James Sprague

Obituary: Justin James Sprague

August 8, 1983-May 13, 2010. Justin was born in Loveland to Chris (Field) and Vince Sprague. He grew up in Berthoud and Loveland and attended Kindergarten though 12th grade in Berthoud. During his senior year, he attended Front Range Community College and completed the Automotive Tech and Services Program with honors. He graduated from Berthoud High School in 2002. He attended the School of Automotive Machinists in Houston, Texas, in 2003. He returned to Northern Colorado in 2004, ... Full Story

Shields – Zender Wedding

Shields – Zender Wedding

Natalie Shields and Jeremy Zender will take their wedding vows on Saturday, May 22. The Bride is from Berthoud, Colorado and is a 2008 graduate of Berthoud High School. The groom is from Loveland, Colorado and graduated from Thompson Valley High School in 2004 and is a DADC  Graduate, Magna Cum Laude in 2008. The ceremony will take place at the Ya-Ya Farm and Orchard in Longmont with Scott Sherman officiating. The Maid of Honor will be Tiffany Shields (sister of the bride).  ... Full Story

BHS Speech Team seeking travel funds

BHS Speech Team seeking travel funds

Berthoud High School Speech Team Competing at National Tournament Donations needed to help pay expenses Berthoud High School Seniors Nicolas Alexander and Ann Smith have qualified to compete at the National Forensics League Tournament in Kansas City, Missouri in June. Each student is one of only two qualifiers from all of the high school speech and debate teams in northern Colorado. “This is an tremendous opportunity for two incredibly talented students, ” said Berthoud ... Full Story

Thank you note from the Sabados Family

Thank you note from the Sabados Family

The Sabados Family would like to extend their most heartfelt and sincere thanks to the entire Berthoud Community. The loss of our son Alex has left us heartbroken and deeply saddened. Your spirit, your love, your kindness and outpouring of generosity shows us how much Alex meant to the many lives he touched. Because of this, we feel grateful to have such a wonderful community that has supported us through these difficult times. We will look forward to the hope and healing that the future ... Full Story

Limiting Berthoud Volunteer Membership?

Limiting Berthoud Volunteer Membership?

There are some opinions blowing around Berthoud these days that claim the town needs a voted ordinance that would require a volunteer to have a primary residence within town limits for a year in order to serve on any advisory board or commission, period. I’m worried about this for several reasons. While some statutory requirements exist for commissions such as Planning and Zoning, there are none for other commissions. There’s a good reason for that: Each commission is very different, ... Full Story

Denkai Animal Sanctuary appeal for help

Denkai Animal Sanctuary appeal for help

Denkai Animal Sanctuary is asking the general public for immediate assistance. We have until May 27th, according to the State Veterinarian’s PACFA office paperwork, to bring our 30 year old building up to code. Since Denkai took over the former K-9 Bed & Biscuit facility and all if it’s rescue animals, not only have we been faced with renovating a 30 year old building per our State Veterinarian guidelines, we have also been working non-stop to find homes for the original 60 or so ... Full Story

Protect your personal information on vacation

Protect your personal information on vacation

Practical Money Matters By Jason Alderman This is the time of year when many people finalize their summer vacation plans – confirming travel and lodging reservations, dusting off suitcases and looking for games to occupy the kids on long road trips. Just be sure that when your brain goes into vacation mode, you don’t ignore the same precautions you take during everyday life to protect your personal information. Here are a few safeguards to keep in ... Full Story

Obituary: Gene Kiehn

Obituary: Gene Kiehn

Gene Kiehn (December 1, 1935 - April 26, 2010) Gene Kiehn, 74, of Berthoud died April 26 at the Berthoud Living Center. Gene was born to Fred and Lottie Kiehn on December, 1, 1935 at their farm home east of Berthoud. He was student at Whipple School during his grade school years and considered it a privilege to have attended a rural school where all the farm kids knew each other. He liked to reminisce about walking to school along the country roads with his friends. Gene ... Full Story

Obituary: David and Elizabeth Schump

Obituary: David and Elizabeth Schump

David E. Schump Born in Herrington, Kansas on Apr. 26, 1951 Departed on May 2, 2010 and resided in Windsor, CO. Service: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 Cemetery: Resthaven Memory Gardens David E. Schump, 59, died May 2, 2010 in a plane crash near Louisville, KY that also took the life of his wife Elizabeth. They had been playing golf and fishing in Georgia, and had planned to stop in Louisville to visit friends. David was born April 26, 1951, in Herrington, Kansas to Mike and Helen Schump. His ... Full Story

Why illegal immigrants are here to stay

Why illegal immigrants are here to stay

Palm Bay, FL--The U.S. Strategic Perspective Institute today announced the result of a year-long study as part of its How To Save Jobs project that shows that America's 13 million+ illegal immigrants are probably here to stay. According to the study, conducted by David Gewirtz, director of the U.S. Strategic Perspective Institute and author of How To Save Jobs, it would simply cost far too much and be logistically impractical to round up all 13 million people and send them home. David ... Full Story

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