About Town with LaVern Johnson - July 9, 2015

In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this column is an elected official. The opinions are hers, and do not necessarily represent those of the entire Board of Trustees. 
Hope you all had a happy Fourth of July!  The weather was great, cars were aplenty, the parks were full, and most

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About Town with LaVern Johnson - July 2, 2015

In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this column is an elected official. Her opinions are hers, and do not necessarily reflect those of the entire Board of Trustees.

The 39th Annual Good Old Days is now over, and it seemed to go well. Our thanks to Jacque Watson and LaVern for keeping it going, to Marissa and Dave and the Parks & Rec. crew for their help (although Dave couldn’t be there on Saturday), to Jon

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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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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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North To Alaska, Here We Come - Again

Roads Traveled by With Linda L. Osmundson

Seven grandchildren, seven adults, a fiftieth wedding anniversary, and Dixieland Jazz; what more could my husband and I ask for a family cruise? Even though this is our third Alaskan trip, we lucked out to find it a fit with all fourteen members’ schedules. Of course, they make it fit when Mom and Dad provide an all-inclusive party for their first cruise! It will be special in many ways. We leave Seattle June 28, and return July 5. We plan to make reservations for dinner atop the Space Needle the night before we board.

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Pink Roses, Nine

Blooming
Reaching for the Sun
Straight and tall

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Kenneth Charles Grobaski

Kenneth Charles Grobaski of Lyons died Tuesday, June 9, in Boulder. He was 44.

Born on July 8, 1970 to Jim and Marti Grobaski in Jamestown, New York, Ken was raised in upstate New York, graduating from Randolph Central School in 1988, in Randolph, New York. There he excelled as a student and athlete. He was a letterman in basketball, cross-country, and track, where he still holds the school record in two relay events.

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