That was a nice, much needed snow, with more to come. Maybe we will get some moisture, yet. I don’t like the cold weather, but it will soon warm up.
Our pal, Geneva Thomas, tells us that daylight savings time will be on Sunday, March 10, at 2 a.m., when we turn our clocks ahead (spring forward, fall back) one hour. I like the new time, with longer evenings; however, it isn’t too good for kids waiting for the school bus, the farmers, and others making them get out in the dark!
LYONS HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
A group of “old-timers” have gathered to watch the basketball games this past season: Ken and Diane Forsberg, her mother Joyce Jones, Dorothy George, myself, and son Jerry. We
greatly enjoyed the games, and we will miss them.
Thanks to our teams: Girls Varsity-Olivia Raspotnik, Sage Sundrud, Chandler Subbert, Carla Walko, Sammy Bashor, Lauren Simms, Mikayla Roth, Anna Sundrud, and Maizie Grace. Girls Jr. Varsity-Moll Gunhus, Amanda Danduran, Savannah Drotar, and Sage Sundrud.
Boys Varsity - Heath Fesenmeyer, Trent Poulsen, Zach Christiansen, Justin Boldt, James Hinker, Logan Watson, Shea Gilman, Ryan Boucher, and Macrae Falce. Boys Jr. Varsity: Austin Myers, Matthew Dillon, Tyler Berryman, Justin Gorman, Preston Medina, Steven Schopen, and Chris Lennard. Boys C-Team-Mitchell Simms, Tyler Berryman, Lars Basey, Josh Skaggs, Owen George, and Brian Dillon.
Spring Sports were to have started this week (track and baseball). Needless to say, with the snow they maybe delayed.
H.S. Jazz Band plays at Oskar Blues this Thursday, February 28, at 7:30 p.m. Plan to attend.
BEER vs WINE DINNER
NO SCHOOL THIS FRIDAY
This Friday is a “Non Contact Day.” No school for students.
SATURDAY, MARCH 2 – Lyons Old-Time Square Dance. Randy Barnes calls with River Right String Band at Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ Log Cabin. $8 for adults, $5 for children and seniors, and $20 for a family.
SATURDAY, MARCH 9 – Lyons Arts and Humanities Council’s Photography and Videographers Art Show at the Lyons Town Hall, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Entries for the show are to be brought in on Thursday afternoon, from 4 to 7 p.m. Plan to attend.
ALSO ON SATURDAY, MARCH 9 – The Corner Studio (318 Main Street) is presenting Millicent Kang’s “Mixed Media,” from 5 to 9 p.m. Stop by!
BE SURE TO READ the new town of Lyons Parks & Rec. brochure and participate. Thanks to Dave Cosgrove and Marissa Davis, who have published a great brochure, and have listed many various activities that the Lyons area folks can participate in for exercise/social/health, etc. Pick up a brochure at the Town Hall.
All programs are successful only through your participation, so participate.”
ICE SKATING & A HOCKEY NIGHT is being offered in Meadow Park. Rent skates at the Lyons Recreation Department, or use your own and enjoy. Folks of all ages are having great skating this season. Fun for everyone!
Seated Fitness Classes are held once a month at Walt Self Senior Center to help maintain your cardiovascular health, strength, and flexibility while sitting.
ADULT CARDIO SCULPT FITNESS CLASSES start Thursday, March 14, through April 18 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost $10 per session.
YOGA CLASSES, for beginners and all-levels, are being offered with an emphasis on functional strength, core stability, flexibility, and proper alignment. These will be held four weeks on Sundays, from 3 to 4 p.m., March 10 through March 31, at Rogers Hall. Class is $17 per class, or $60 for all four classes.
Restorative Flow Yoga Class for 50 and older is free. Held on March 13 from 9 to 10 a.m., with “conditioning movements and yoga exercises that encourage deeper body awareness and self inquiry.” For more information or to pre-register for any of these Town sponsored classes, please visit www.townoflyons.com, or stop in at Town Hall.
GOLDEN GANG BINGO – March 16, at 1 p.m., at Walt Self Senior Center. Eight games for $5. Winner each time. Come, lots of fun!
The Lyons Chamber will hold their next social on Wednesday, March 20, at Gwen’s Greenhouse with the Lyons Garden Club as co-hosts. All area businesses are invited to join the chamber. Dues are due April 30. Get your name in the Lyons Directory with good advertisement by the new Chamber office on Main Street, as well as to meet your co-horts that keep the town alive. New Chamber members are Jay Hodge of Rock n River Resort, the GearSpot, and Carve Surfboards. Welcome.
CASINO TRIP to Black Hawk at the Lady Luck Casino, on Thursday, March 21, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Transportation will be provided and is free. Thirty persons are needed with a limit of forty-seven. You can bring a sack lunch or eat there. Register at Lyons Parks & Recreation, (303) 823-8250.
THE LYONS 9HEALTH FAIR needs volunteers! Call Reena Rotz at (303) 823-6468 to help the Health Fair, which will be held on Saturday, April 20, from 7 a.m. to noon, at the Lyons M/Sr. High School.
STONEBRIDGE FARM, located just east of Lyons, is one out of thirty farms in Boulder County that provide fresh produce, meat, and fruit to the public. Stonebridge Farms owners, Kayann Short and John Martin, were the first such farm in the county (in 1992) to offer shares of its produce as a CSA, (Community Supported Agriculture). They grow for ninety shares (about 250 people). According to Martin, “Today, farmers also sell their produce at farmers’ markets and farm stands. Their intent is to support local agriculture by giving farmers a predictable income stream, making it possible to keep agricultural land safe from development. However, risks are only increasing, as the climate changes and fuel becomes more and more expensive, farmland is disappearing to development. The organized CSA customers are a special group of people interested in local food.”
CONGRATULATIONS TO LYONS WRESTLERS
They gathered nineteen points at the State wrestling tournament this past weekend. Will Hickman easily won his two matches on Thursday, but then lost out. David Plute took 5th place in his weight division. Great accomplishments, considering how many 2A schools, and wrestlers were there. Kyle Schuyler, Lyons Vice Principal, states that he is very proud of the Lyons young wrestling team, as we all are!
THE MURDEROUS MANSION OF MR.UNO was presented by the Lyons High Senior Drama Students, and was enjoyed by all (see photo and caption in this edition). The play was well done, trying to determine who killed Mr. Unio. Good job!
THE LYONS LIONS CLUB held their annual reunion at the Greenbrier on Tuesday, February 26. Inviting all past and present members and guests. To join the Lions Club, see Lon Clark at Clark’s Hardware for an application. The meetings are held at LaMariposa at 7 p.m., on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. A great way to get acquainted and to help this civic oriented group.
LYONS VALLEY BANK & TRUST is happy to announce that Kathleen Spring has won the Lyons President’s Day Contest and will receive a book of presidential coins. Congratulations to Kathleen. She says she loves to collect things from pebbles on a beach to books, and is thrilled to get this “ready made” collection!
SEPTIC SYSTEM HINT
We hear that a lot of septic systems are being plugged up with the lint from washing clothes, especially if there is a pump involved. The advice is: wrap a nylon hose around the outlet hose to catch the lint. This simple hint will save you money.
OUR CONGRATS to Matt and Chastidee. Their daughter is here! She’s now a month old and doing great. Anika Belle Bolkovatz was born January 16, at 3:09 a.m. weighing 6 lbs. 11 oz. and 21 inches long. She was welcomed by her two big brothers, Payton and Evan, and her proud parents, Matt and Chastidee.
Maternal grandparents are Gloria and Joseph Cook of South Bend, Indiana. Paternal grandparents are Lillian and Joel Bolkovatz of Crown Point, Indiana. Matt’s folks were here for Anika’s arrival and to help out with Payton and Evan. Chastidee’s parents will arrive this week to meet her.
We extend our sympathy to the family of Ron Morton who passed away February 21 in Ft. Collins and was one month short of being 86 years old. He was born March 13, 1927 in Loveland, to Clarence and Martha Morton, and was married to Georgia who died in 1982, and to Joanne who preceded him in death in 2011. The Morton’s purchased the St. Vrain Lumber Company from Leo and Ora Niner in 1953 and operated it until 1975, when it was sold to the Winter Plaza. It was located where the Bank of the West and Lyons Liquor Store are now. The Morton’s took a large part in the Lyons community. Ron was a fifty-year member of the Lyons Lions Club and was honored as Mr. Good Old Days with co-horts Vernon McNeill and Ted Gullikson in 2009. He was also a past member of the Lyons Volunteer Fire Department and Lyons Town Board. He is survived by three children: Ronald D. of Harmony, PA, Gary Morton of Loveland, and Kathy of Berthoud, five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Services were held on Tuesday, February 26. Contributions can be made to Rocky Mountain Lions Eye institute, PO Box 6358, Aurora, Co. 80045. Share condolences at www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com.
THE REST OF THE STORY (from last week)
The McCalls – Elizabeth Jones was born in Wales, and came to America in 1866. She married Tom McCall in 1866. He had homesteaded a place east of Lyons in 1860 (what is now McCall Lake). He passed away riding his horse to Hygiene after supplies in 1885. The mother moved to Lyons in 1866 with their nine children. One son Ed (1883-1956), lived in Lyons on the corner of 5th Avenue and Reese. The two story stately house is still there. Ed worked at the Golden Rule Store in Lyons delivering groceries and supplies to Noland. The McCall Brothers ran cattle up the South St. Vrain, and owned quarries in Lyons and Noland. In fact, all the land north of Reese Street belonged to them. They used it for pasture and quarrying at the time, and it is still used for quarrying, plus two or three subdivisions. Our tribute to the McCalls, whose name has persevered into area history.