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Friday, September 30, 2016

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Obituary: Carolyn Marie Boettcher-Schultz

Obituary: Carolyn Marie Boettcher-Schultz

Carolyn Marie Boettcher-Schultz, 88, died peacefully at her home in Berthoud, Colorado on August 6 surrounded by her loving family. Carolyn Johnson was born on September 9, 1926 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and attended one year of college as an art major before marrying Herbert Boettcher in 1946, divorcing after 12 years, raising her sons Jim and Ken as a single mother then moving to Loveland, Colorado in 1978. When hired as a waitress at The Hobnob Restaurant, she became a devoted member of the ... Full Story

Standing Up for Rural Postal Delivery


By Marie Powell, mariep@cfra.org,Center for Rural AffairsPost offices are crucial anywhere, but especially crucial in rural areas that depend on the postal service to stay connected through news delivery, services crucial to businesses, and, in some communities, a link to prescription drugs and other services.The mail service is a national treasure that has been in operation for 240 years. Every day, the Postal Service provides affordable, universal mail service to all—without using taxpayer ... Full Story

Thompson schools don’t need “Reformers”

Thompson schools don’t need “Reformers”

Has the Thompson School District "Reformers" flier, which states it is "Paid for by Americans for Prosperity," appeared on your doorstep ?We should be concerned about how "Reformers" in Thompson are continuing to put "politics first" in our school district. Their flier contains a lot of misinformation.Before the "Reformers" were elected to the board, we already had many choices that met the needs of a diverse student population. They include K-12 programs LISA, IB, STEM and GT, and AP in 10-12. ... Full Story

Obituary: Kevin Hastings

Obituary: Kevin Hastings

Kevin Hastings, of Berthoud, went home to be with the Lord on August 4, 2015 at the age of 54.Kevin was born October 26, 1960 to Lyle and Janice Hastings. He attended Berthoud High School where he graduated in 1979. Kevin is survived by his wife Kari (of 34 years), daughter Tiffany, son Christopher of Berthoud; his parents Lyle and Janice of Longmont, brother Joe (his wife Christy) of San Diego, Calif.; sister Sonya of Berthoud; brother-in-law Randy (wife Barbara) of Johnstown; brother-in-law ... Full Story

Obituary: William “Bill” Wegener

Obituary: William “Bill” Wegener

Chief William Henry "Bill" Wegener of Berthoud was born on November 8, 1938 and went to eternal peace on August 4, 2015 after a short battle with cancer.He was born in Harvey, Illinois, to Thelma Lillian (Brown) and William August Wegener.After high school, Bill joined the United States Air Force in 1956, achieving the rank of Airman 2nd Class as a Weapons Specialist. After being Honorably Discharged in 1963, he moved on to a career in Law Enforcement. Bill's career led to numerous positions ... Full Story

Obituary: Max N Schaal

Obituary: Max N Schaal

He was born Jan 26, 1925 to Newton and Etta Schaal, on a ranch near Limon Colo. Max grew up at the site of the United States Air Force Academy and was a veteran of War II. After being discharged from the Army, he came to Berthoud, and farmed prior to operating a Machining business with Brothers Dale and Jack for fifteen years, doing business with IBM and Hewitt Packard, and later operating a 1600 acre ranch with his Brother Dale at Woodrow, Colo. He married Marjorie Schleiger in 1956 and was ... Full Story

Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse

By: Larimer County Commissioner Steve Johnson You’re 85 years old. You’ve had a stroke and you wake up in a nursing home, alone and confused with a lot of questions. It is likely you will spend the rest of your life in this room, although you don’t want to accept that. Where before you took care of all of your needs and affairs, you are now dependent on strangers. Incapacitated and perhaps with some degree of dementia, you are now at increased risk of abuse, fraud and exploitation This ... Full Story

Obituary: Eleanor “Ellie” Finley

Obituary: Eleanor “Ellie” Finley

Beloved mother, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, Eleanor “Ellie” Finley née Lopez/Hughes died peacefully in Loveland Colorado at the magical age of 86. Ellie is survived by her eldest son, William H. Hughes of Loveland, daughter, Maryanne Mesple of Berthoud, sister, Mona Vasquez of Berthoud, and sister, Carmen Fairchild of California. Ellie leaves behind 14 grandchildren; James McGough, Chris McGough, Steven McGough, Michael McGough, Anne Marie Sacks, Billy Hughes, Jamie ... Full Story

Obituary: Richard “Dick” Kenagy

Obituary: Richard “Dick” Kenagy

  Richard “Dick” Kenagy passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Loveland at the McKee Medical Center. Richard Bruce Kenagy was born on April 18, 1928 to Bruce B. and Mabel L. (Berner) Kenagy in Loveland. He graduated from Loveland High School in 1946. Dick continued his education receiving his bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University in 1951. Dick married Alice Jean Higgins in Fort Collins on December 17, 1950. From 1952 to1954 Dick served in the US Army in Washington ... Full Story

The County Commissioners Column

The County Commissioners Column

April is National County Government Month By: Larimer County Commissioner Lew Gaiter III People often are unaware of the roles county government plays in their everyday lives. Often people think cities and counties perform the same functions, and in some areas they do, however there are many functions counties provide both inside and outside city limits. As county commissioners we have heard people tell us they don’t live in the county, they live in one of our wonderful cities or towns. This ... Full Story

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