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Monday, November 24, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Thanks from Christmas in Berthoud Committee

Dear Berthoud Community, The Christmas in Berthoud 2009 Team would like you to know how your generous donations of time and talent helped families this Christmas. Deliveries were made to families Saturday, December 19th from 6-8pm. We are very thankful for having so many volunteers help distribute the wonderful gifts. The Christmas in Berthoud Team raised over $13,000 to help families in need. We were able to assist: 165+ children 65+ families 14 single seniors In addition to the cash ... Full Story

Larimer County agencies target long-lasting changes

Daily headlines bring unsettling news about crumbling financial markets. In  Larimer County, the floundering housing market is forcing homeowners to return to renting, driving vacancy rates down and rental prices up. And it’s not just homeowners feeling the pinch — families living in poverty are being forced into homelessness. The ripple effects have devastating impacts, as unstable housing disrupts employment, education, health and family stability.   In the first three quarters of ... Full Story

Letters: Nov. 5, 2009

Our Street Trees One of Berthoud’s greatest assets is its trees; something you probably don’t think about that often, but our public trees are worth over five million dollars. These are just the trees in our parks, cemetery and the public right of way. The care of these trees has always been a partnership; the town takes care of the park and cemetery trees and homeowners take care of the street trees in front of their homes and in alley ways. Most cities and towns do it this way, so ... Full Story

Obituary: Marion Elizabeth (Brehmer) Andersen

Marion Anderson passed away peacefully on Oct. 28, 2009 at Hospice Care Center of Boulder/Broomfield County in Louisville after a short illness. She was born May 24, 1936 to John and Rosie Brehmer in Bancroft, Neb., the fifth child born to the family, which grew by three more children over the next several years. Anderson was very active in school growing up, being a cheerleader and homecoming queen and graduating from Bancroft High School. She married Robert Eugene Andersen on Nov. ... Full Story

Obituary: Mary G. Schmidt

Mary G. Schmidt, 81, of Berthoud passed away Oct. 26, 2009, at Pathways Hospice, Loveland. She was born Oct. 22, 1928, in Pana, Ill., to Raymond and Celeste (Whittman) Groll. Mary graduated from Pana High School and attended college in Illinois and Denver. She married Alban J. Schmidt on Nov. 26, 1949. They lived in Denver until 1972, when they moved to Berthoud. Mary was a homemaker. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Longmont, P.E.O., and several bridge ... Full Story

Obituary: Jack R. Kidd

Jack R. Kidd, 77, of Berthoud was born in Utah to Henry and Leola Kidd. He graduated from high school in Billings, Mont., went into the Air Force for four years and returned to college, receiving a bachelor’s degree in business from Idaho State University. Jack married Carolee in Boulder in 1955. After serving as a computer programmer for 31 years at Sandia National Laboratories, Jack moved with his wife from Albuquerque to Berthoud in 2000. He was a member of the United Methodist ... Full Story

1642: What’s Next? Something is Missing

By Ralph Trenary Berthoud Recorder Attention everyone, it’s Election Day.  Actually it has been Election Day since ballots were mailed last Tuesday, and it will continue to be Election Day until the County Clerk and Recorder starts to announce results on the Web site on Tuesday Nov. 3. Twenty-two days of exercising the great American experiment in representative Democracy. All of it relying almost entirely on envelopes and stamps. I’ve reluctantly and defiantly succumbed to ... Full Story

Obituary: Melissa Klepac Golay

Melissa Klepac Golay, 49, passed away due to cancer on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009. She was a 1978 graduate of Berthoud High School. Golay is survived by her husband Troy; daughters Jessica and Jennifer; son Benjamin, 8; grandchildren, and parents Ben and Mary Jane; and sister Janet. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Oct. 23 at 11 a.m. at the Platteville Recreation Center, 508 Reynolds Ave., Platteville. Those who wish to, can make a donation in her name to the Pancreatic ... Full Story

Editorial: Weighing the costs and benefits of the Aims

Berthoud Recorder As the ballots go out this week, Berthoud residents will decide on a tax measure by returning their mail ballots by Tuesday, Nov. 3. As a news outlet, we will not advocate for or against this measure, but want to be leaders in presenting accurate information on the issue to the community. (more…)

Obituary: Gilbert A. Perry

Gilbert A. Perry passed away peacefully at his Berthoud home Oct. 12, 2009. He was born in Hyannis, Mass., on July 19, 1927. Early schooling was in Harwich, Mass. He graduated from Northeastern University in Boston and served in the Coast Guard. Perry married his high school sweetheart, Naomi Ruth Allen in 1948 and died exactly 68 years later on the anniversary of the day they met. They moved to Colorado in 1953. Perry was a United Airlines pilot for 31 years and was an avid outdoorsman. ... Full Story

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