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Friday, September 4, 2015

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

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

Modern Police Tactics: The Fourth Amendment Is on Life

Modern Police Tactics: The Fourth Amendment Is on Life Support

June 1, 2010 By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute "Soon as they hit the window, I hit the floor and went to reach for my granddaughter. I seen the light leave out her eyes. I knew she was dead. She had blood coming out of her mouth. Lord Jesus, I ain't never seen nothing like that in my life."—Mertilla Jones, Aiyana's grandmother It was 12:40 am on Sunday, May 16, 2010. Twenty-five-year-old Charles Jones had just gone to bed after covering his 7-year-old daughter Aiyana with her ... 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

Obituary: Don L Ganter, Sr.

Obituary: Don L Ganter, Sr.

Don L. Ganter, Sr. July 28, 1923 – May 25, 2010 Don L. Ganter, Sr. of Berthoud, passed away May 25, 2010 at Longmont United Hospital.  He was 86. Don was born on July 28, 1923 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin to Lawrence and Alice (Verdow) Ganter. Don served in the US Army during WWII from 1942 to 1945 with the 728 Bombardment Squadron of the 482 Bombardment Group. On June 26, 1943 he married Jo Huber in Fort Collins, Colorado.  They moved to Colorado in 1969. Don worked in retail sales his entire ... Full Story

Obituaries Joye D. Freddy

Obituaries Joye D. Freddy

Joye D. Freddy, June 17, 1929 - May 15, 2010 Joye D. Freddy (Kelly) passed into the hands of the Lord Jesus on May 15, 2010. Joye was born in a sod house in Frontier County just north of Cambridge, Nebraska on June 17, 1929. She graduated from Cambridge High, Cambridge, NE in 1946. She attended Parks Business School in Denver and then joined the Civil Service. While in the Civil Service, she was stationed at the Kearney Nebraska Air Base, Lowry Air Force Base, Denver and the 6th Army ... Full Story

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, continuing ... 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).  Bridesmaids are ... 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 Forensics coach ... 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

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