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Obituary : Barbara Oleta Schaal

Obituary : Barbara Oleta Schaal

Barbara O. Schaal of Berthoud, passed away on January 2, 2023 at Berthoud Care and Rehabilitation. Barbara was born April 4, 1926 to Fay and Opal (Kennedy) Sanders. She attended school in Colorado Springs and graduated from Colorado Springs High School. In August 1945, she married Dale Schaal. They were married for 59 years. The couple moved to the Schaal family farms southeast of Berthoud where they lived for 57 years. From this union are three children Linda, David, and Jana. Barbara was ... Full Story

Obituary: William (Bill) Robert Eyl

Obituary: William (Bill) Robert Eyl

William Robert Eyl, who preferred to be called Bill, died at TRU Hospice Care Center in Longmont, on November 5, 2022. Born in the Bronx New York, on February 22, 1941, Bill spent his early years in New Haven Connecticut, grew to early adulthood in Hialeah Florida, and lived most of his adult life in Berthoud. Bill’s life was rich and varied. Bill’s love of animals, especially dogs, began at a young age. As a high school student, he worked at a veterinary clinic and had dreams of ... Full Story

Obituary: Anne Allison Anderson

Obituary: Anne Allison Anderson

Anne Allison Anderson May 13, 1929 - August 23, 2022 Anne Allison Anderson, a longtime resident of Loveland, passed away on August 23, 2022 at the age of 93. Anne was born in Moscow, Idaho on May 13, 1929 to John and Ruth Howard. She spent her early years in Moscow and Salt Lake City, Utah. Her family moved to Boulder, where she graduated from Boulder High School and later the University of Colorado. After World War II, her father was deployed to Italy and the family relocated to Rome. She ... Full Story

Obituary: Alice Mae Brewer

Obituary: Alice Mae Brewer

Alice Mae (Woellhof) Brewer, of Berthoud, passed away on August 13, 2022, after a short illness and just shy of her 85th birthday. Her devoted family and unwavering faith comforted her as she slipped away into the arms of her Savior. Alice was born on August 18, 1937, to Oscar and Florence Woellhof in Clay Center Kansas. Her family relocated to the front range of Colorado in the early 1950's, and she graduated from Berthoud High School in 1955. Alice married K. L. Brewer in 1957; they later ... Full Story

Obituary: Stacy Ann Lengner

Obituary: Stacy Ann Lengner

Stacy Ann LengnerMay 4, 1963 - July 26, 2022 Stacy Ann Lengner,  passed away suddenly in her home in Berthoud, at the age of 59,  on Tuesday, July 26 2022. Stacy was born in Loveland, Colorado to Larry and Myrta Melton. She graduated from Berthoud High School in 1981, then received an associates degree in office secretarial from Aims Community College in 1983. She married Donald Lengner, the love of her life in 1988 and then they shared two children, Jamie and Nichole. Stacy and Don were ... Full Story

Obituary: Robert Neil Justice

Obituary: Robert Neil Justice

August 31, 1944 - June 22, 2022 Robert (Bob) Justice was born on Aug. 30, 1944, in Portsmouth, Ohio to Ruey Aubrey Justice and Clarice (Stidham) Justice. He lived on a farm in South Webster, Ohio, then moved to Oak Hill, Ohio until 1960 when the family relocated to Denver, Colo. He attended Thomas Jefferson High School and was an outstanding guard on the football team. Bob had the uncanny ability to fix almost anything that had moving parts. He often fixed things no one else could. He ... Full Story

Obituary: Myra Jean Lebsack

Obituary: Myra Jean Lebsack

Myra Jean Lebsack, 83, passed peacefully on Saturday, May 28 in Fort Collins, Colorado. A celebration of Myra’s life will be held on Friday, June 17, 2022 at 3:00 pm at the Faith Church of Windsor, 1020 Walnut Street, Windsor, Colorado. Myra was born April 30, 1939 to Adam and Marie Sterkel. She was one of six children and attended Berthoud High School. Myra met John Lebsack in church in 1955 and they were married November 3, 1956. They lived on a farm between Berthoud and Johnstown for ... Full Story

The Forgotten

The Forgotten

By: Marcel Gemme This Memorial Day one way to honor the memory of those who fought for our country is to bring attention to the struggles of our current veterans. It's not hard to imagine how military duty can lead to mental health issues, but what many don't realize or fully appreciate is the crisis that veteran suicides have become. The annual number of Veteran suicide deaths has exceeded 6,000 each year since 2008. Something that's only now beginning to be understood is the strong link ... Full Story

Republican Lies About the Culture Wars

Republican Lies About the Culture Wars

  From the Boston Globe by Teresa Hanafin I know you are but what am I: It can be head-spinning to try to keep up with which silly culture war Republicans are going to launch next to distract voters away from the fact that they have no policy ideas. So they gnash their teeth when M&M candy characters switch from high heels to sneakers and rend their garments when companies publicly oppose hateful laws aimed at LGBTQ people. But their favorite tactic, honed to perfection by their cult ... Full Story

Republican War on Freedom

Letter to the Editor from the Tampa Bay Times Republicans have always touted that they were the party of less government. When did they become the party of more government? All about banning or limiting? Limit Disney, limit books, limit voting rights, limit masks, limit vaccines, limit women’s rights, limit gay rights, limit teachers’ rights, limit Black representation, limit local government control, limit school boards’ rights and limit solar energy. Republicans want to make our ... Full Story

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