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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

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

1642: What’s Next? From quartets to mp3 players

By Ralph Trenary Berthoud Recorder Last weekend found me at different events that led to thoughts about classical string quartets and modern mp3 music players.  This may seem like a strange combination, but hang with me for a few lines. In my short life-span (a work still in progress) I’ve listened to my favorite girl-cousin and her friends playing 45s, to the avant-garde collection of a high school buddy with three different LP disc-washers, to 8-tracks, the first Walkman, cassettes ... Full Story

Guest Editorial: What’s a dog gotta do to get a

By Martin Van BurenGuest columnistAs a former shelter dog and otherwise content Berthoud resident, I felt I had to take time out of rolling in the barnyard and eating kitty litter to ask one simple question — why does Berthoud water taste so bad? (more…)

Oct. 8, 2009

Berthoud Barley Days thanksI would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in the Berthoud Barley Days & BBQ event at Fickel Park last Saturday on Oct. 3. Many thanks to High Country Beverage, ReMax Town & Country and the Weekly Surveyor who sponsored the event; many thanks to Grand Rental Station who ma (more…)

Obituary: Kennon Lebsack

Kennon Michael Lebsack, 52, died Sept. 20 at Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Tucson, Ariz., after a sudden illness. Lebsack was born March 27, 1957 to Robert and Priscilla Lebsack in Loveland, CO. He attended elementary schools in both Johnstown and Berthoud and graduated from Berthoud High School in 1975. He then attended the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, graduating in 1980. During his college years he worked for AMAX Mining Co. and continued with them at the Henderson Mill until ... Full Story

Obituary: Michael Betcher

Michael W. Betcher, 67, of Berthoud passed away on Aug. 29, 2009 after a short battle with cancer. He was born Sept. 2, 1941 in Riverside, Calif. to Orlan Henry and Rose Adel (nee Wahlin) Betcher. He graduated from high school and served in the U.S. Navy for over 19 years. He was a long haul truck driver for 19 years. He loved traveling and was in all 48 continental states and many countries overseas. He was an avid fisherman and loved playing many sports. He lived in Minnesota, ... Full Story

Obituary: Winifred Sawchuk

Winifred Sawchuk, 58, of Loveland passed away Sept. 6 at her residence. She was born Feb. 9, 1951 in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Thomas E. Rammelkamp and Winifred White Rammelkamp. She married Nicholas Sawchuk on Sept. 9, 1978 in Bayport, N.Y. Sawchuk was a secretary at schools and churches. She enjoyed walking and being with her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Nicholas Sawchuk of Loveland; son, Robert (Samantha) Flood of Loveland; grandchildren, Brady and Derek Flood  of ... Full Story

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