Dean Ray Brittenham

June 25, 1931 – June 25, 2015
Dean Ray Brittenham of Lyons died at his home in Lyons on his 84th birthday. He was born June 25, 1931, in Brady, Nebraska to Oliver (Jim) and Nevah Murphy Brittenham. He married Beverly Ann Jones in Brady, Nebraska on January 2nd, 1953. Beverly died in 2005. Dean married Carolyn Kanka on April 7, 2007. Dean graduated from Brady High School in 1949. He was

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Pink Roses, Nine

Blooming
Reaching for the Sun
Straight and tall

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Effie A. Banta

Effie A. Banta
December 18, 1922 – June 20, 2015

Effie A. Banta of Lyons, Colorado passed away Saturday, June 20, at Longmont United Hospital.  She was 92 years old.

Effie was born on December 18, 1922 in Skiddy, Kansas to Reuben Peter and Alice (Flood) Hughes. She grew up on a farm without electricity and lived through the dustbowl in Oklahoma; graduating as

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Truckstop Honeymoon

By Lyons Bluesologist, Dave McIntyre

Truckstop Honeymoon’s story begins in New Orleans, where Katie played washtub bass and blues piano in the streets of the French Quarter. There she met Mike, who slung a banjo and sold his CDs to tourists as a curative for hangovers and small mindedness. After a courthouse wedding, they hit the road together. They spent their wedding night in a truckstop

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About Town with LaVern Johnson - June 25, 2015

Another week gone by, and last Sunday was Fathers’ Day. We know you remembered your father, Dad, Old Man, or whatever you called him, as being the provider for your family, the disciplinarian, the one you played ball with, went on hikes with, got a whooping from (as needed), was your biggest sports fan, and

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Seattle, The Emerald City

By Linda L. Osmundson

When we lived in the Seattle area for several years, I learned why they call it the Emerald City. It rains! The grass is always green! And the city boasts some 6000 park acres. Actually, the winner of a Convention and Visitor’s Bureau contest coined the name in the early 1980s. It correlates with the state nickname, the Evergreen State.

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Berthoud Home Tour

The Berthoud Historical Society hosts its annual Home Tour this year at the McCarty – Fickel Home Museum (645 7th Street) and surrounding neighborhood on Saturday, June 20. Doors open at 10 a.m. (tour runs until 4 p.m.). 

At 11 a.m., out on the back lawn, several works of art donated by local artist Brenda Leedy for the live auction at the Society’s

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