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Obituary for Shirley Alice French

Obituary for Shirley Alice French

Shirley Alice French passed away March 24, 2024. At the time of her death she was the oldest living native of the Berthoud area. She was 99 years old. Throughout her life she lived in the country south of the town of Berthoud, Colorado. Shirley was born on December 20, 1924. She was delivered by her grandmother Laura Yates at her grandparents’ home in “String Town” east of Berthoud. Mr. Yates was a doctor and Mrs. Yates was a nurse and midwife. String Town was the local name for the ... Full Story

Obituary for Ken “Mr. B” Bodtker

Obituary  for Ken “Mr. B” Bodtker

February 11, 1944 – February 22, 2024 Kenny 'B' was born in Provo, South Dakota. At a young age, he was adopted by Wilford and Cleora Bodtker. He was raised on a ranch outside Watertown, South Dakota, where he learned to hunt and fish, which became lifetime passions. At the age of 17, he left school to join his Uncle Hal working in his auto body shop in Pierre. He met his first wife here and they had three daughters, Pamela, Jacqueline, and Deyna. After his divorce in 1972, he went into ... Full Story

One VERY ANGRY American About His Country Letting Down

One VERY ANGRY American About His Country Letting Down Ukraine

  Doug Hiller - a former USAF F-16 Instructor Pilot at MacDill AFB, FL, an IR bachelor and amateur triathlete living in Virginia - published a piece of his mind in Kyiv Post - verbatim - 3–4 min read: I have studied International Relations dating back to the 1970s and was in the military, stationed in Germany, for six years. I am frustrated and stunned by how wrong and inept our US government is. The world that my grandchildren will live in is needlessly being placed in deep jeopardy ... Full Story

The James Webb space telescope

The James Webb space telescope

                      By Ashley Strickand, CNN (CNN)The James Webb Space Telescope has reached its final destination, almost a month after launch. Since lifting off from French Guiana on December 25, the telescope has unfurled its tennis court-size sunshield and unfolded a massive gold mirror that will help it study the universe in new ways and peer inside the atmosphere of exoplanets. The telescope's point of observation is nearly a million miles away from Earth and beyond ... Full Story