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Max N. Schaal: Jan. 26, 1925 – May 27, 2015

Max N. Schaal was born Jan 26, 1925, to Newton and Etta Schaal, on a ranch near Limon Colo. Max grew up at the site of the United States Air… Read more »

Veterans and residents salute the Thompson Valley High School Color Guard as they present the American and Colorado flags during the Memorial Day ceremony
at Greenlawn Cemetery in Berthoud on Monday, May 25. More than 100 people attended the annual event hosted by the American Legion Justin Bauer
Memorial Post 67 and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Photo by Becky Justice-Hemmann / The Surveyor

Remembering the fallen

Ayden Wolf, 9, right, and his sister, Sydney Wolf, 7, both students at Ivy Stockwell Elementary, hold signs in support of Thompson School District Teachers Friday Afternoon at Fickel Park in Berthoud. 
A group of local parents and grandparents gathered at Fickel Park on Friday afternoon to gather signatures on a letter of support for Thompson School District teachers.
"We love our teachers and so we're just supporting them," said Ayden and Sydney's mother, Jamie Wolf. "We want the best for them like they want the best for our kids."

John Gardner / The Surveyor

Locals gather at Fickel Park to support teachers


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Photos: Berthoud Day 2015

All photos by Becky Justice-Hemmann and Rudy Hemmann © Berthoud Weekly Surveyor 2015


Berthoud High School Graduation 2015

All photos by John Gardner / The Surveyor

Sophia Visger clears the bar at five feet for a second-place finish.
John Gardner / The Surveyor

Photos: Tri-Valley Conference Championships May 1-2, 2015

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Berthoud football makes strong statement at CSU camp

By John Hall The Surveyor Head Coach Troy Diffendaffer had a goal, when taking over as the new Spartans coach last year, of Berthoud “Returning to Glory.” Good play in… Read more »

Cheyenne Hall

Where are they now?

Hall jumps into CSU record books Surveyor staff Berthoud High School (BHS) graduate Cheyenne Hall (Class of 2011) finished her Colorado State University (CSU) athletic career as one of the… Read more »

7th Grade Girls Basketball:
Alex Schultz, Emily Cavey, Maddie Barcewski, Celsey Selland, Alyssa Bailey, McKayla Milan, Markley Sommers, Ashlyn Balliet, Jordan Schachterle, Rhylee Bebo.

Turner Middle School athletics had a successful year

Turner Middle School student athletes accomplished a feat never before reached at the school this year by winning championships in seven sports including: Seventh grade girls volleyball, 7th grade girls… Read more »

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Old Berthoud School” located on the Little Thompson river bottom was constructed
in 1883. The original school district split into two separate districts the
year prior when a dispute arose over the location where a new school building
should be constructed.

Photo courtesy of the Berthoud Historical Society

Dispute over site caused early school district to split

  Tales of the Little Thompson By Mark French The Surveyor The first school district to be organized in the Little Thompson Valley was Larimer County District No. 13. The… Read more »

Berthoud Hall at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo., was named in
honor of Captain E.L. Berthoud. Also the namesake of the town of Berthoud,
Captain Berthoud surveyed the course of the Colorado Central Railroad between
Longmont and Cheyenne (and through the Little Thompson Valley) in the
Photo courtesy of Berthoud Historical Society

School of Mines building bears name of Berthoud’s namesake

Mark French Tales of the Little Thompson Capt. Edward L. Berthoud was one of the men who helped establish the Colorado School of Mines. In 1870 he was among the… Read more »

The home of Berthoud’s day marshal, Ross Haworth, was targeted by thieves in
June 1932. Haworth and his wife bought the house at 725 W. Welch Ave. earlier
that year for the sum of $1,500. On the evening of the crime wave, Berthoud’s
night marshal was L.O. Rockwell.
Photo courtesy Berthoud Historical Society, A. Haworth Collection

Depression crime wave swept Welch Avenue in June 1932

By Mark French Tales of the Little Thompson Times were hard in 1932. America was at the depth of the Depression, and little farm hamlets like Berthoud felt its full… Read more »