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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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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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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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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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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Keep Your Pets Healthy This Summer

As the weather heats up, the Longmont Humane Society Well Pet Clinic reminds us to protect our beloved pets from the unique health concerns that accompany warmer summer temperatures. The chances of infections such as heartworm disease and leptospirosis increase greatly in these warmer months as we spend more time outdoors with our pets and their risk of exposure rises.

“We are getting into summertime, which means mosquito season,” says Dr. Shari Depauw, Medical Director of Longmont Humane Society’s Well Pet Clinic. “Mosquitoes can carry a parasite called heartworm, which can be transmitted to your dog if bitten. These

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About Town with LaVern Johnson - June 18, 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. 

Another week gone by, the good news is that the Town Board and the Housing Committee got together and are now

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