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  • An antique tractor show and pa-rade will add to the festivities on Saturday, June 15, when the Berthoud Historical Society hosts

    its 15th annual historic home tour. That day the Berthoud Outdoor Quilt Show will also take in Fickel Park where a few hundred handmade quilts will be displayed for viewing. The home tour and outdoor quilt show has de-lighted visitors to Berthoud for several years,

    but the tractor show is a new addi-tion to the days events that honor the heritage of the town and the surround-ing Little Thompson Valley. All three events run simultaneously from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and combine to make June 15 a day to Make History in Berthoud.

    The antique tractor show, which is

    expected to feature as many as 30 trac-tors of all makes and ages, will be held in the 700 block of Turner Avenue. The show kicks off with a tractor parade that begins promptly at 10 a.m. and loops past the four homes featured on the Berthoud Historic Home Tour. The homes include the Arndt and McCarty-Fickel homes at the intersection of Seventh Street and Turner Avenue, the Newell House at 725 Welch Ave., and the Cleaver House at 947 Fifth St.

    When the parade has been com-pleted the tractors will convene in the 700 block of Turner Avenue, where they will remain until the end of the day. The tractors will be provided by local tractor buffs and the Longs Peak Antique Tractor and Engine Association and may be seen free of charge. Throughout the day attendees will have the opportunity to cast votes in several categories that will include best in show. Awards will be present-ed at 3 p.m. Max Schaal, a long-time Berthoud farmer, will serve as the hon-orary grand marshal of the event.

    Like every community in Northern Colorado, Berthoud has deep roots in agriculture and the tools, implements and machinery used to coax crops from

    the ground. The Bashor & Wray Ford agency, located at the southeast corner of Fourth Street and Mountain Avenue in Berthoud, brought the rst Fordson tractor to Northern Colorado in the late teens. The Fordson tractor went into mass production in 1917 and was sold at a cost of $750. The original Fordson tractor featured a 20-horsepower, four-cylinder engine, a three-speed spur gear transmission, and a worm gear reduction set in the differential.

    In the photograph that accompanies this article Berthoud mechanic Ed Wray can be seen standing at the front of the tractor. Wray patented one of the rst two-way plows for the Fordson tractor. His business partner, Emery Bashor, who was sitting on the tractor, enjoyed the attention of several local residents when he unloaded the trac-tor from a train car north of Berthouds Colorado & Southern depot.

    The antique tractor show and parade on June 15 will hearken back to a day when it was not uncommon to see trac-tors driven through town. That doesnt happen much anymore, and the tractor parade will bring that era back to life.

    Berthoud Weekly Surveyor June 13, 2013 Page 5


    The historical society and Mark French are interested in obtaining and copying old photos from Berthouds past. Please contact Mark at 532-2147 if you have any photos you would like to share.

    Surveyor Columnist

    Mark French

    Photo courtesy of the Berthoud Historical SocietyThe Bashor & Ford Agency of Berthoud brought the rst Fordson tractor to Northern Colorado in the late 1910s. In the photo Ed Wray stands at the front of the tractor while his business partner, Emery Bashor, is in the seat.

    Jack R. UrbanJan. 10, 1931 June 9, 2013

    Jack R. Urban, 82, of Berthoud, Colo., passed away June 9, 2013, at home.

    He was born Jan. 10, 1931, in McDonald, Kan. His family moved to

    Denver in the 1930s.

    Jack gradu-ated from South High School in Denver, was drafted into the Army and served during the Korean War.

    He worked for Colorado & Southern and the Burlington Northern

    Railroads for 38 years until he retired. After retiring he farmed in Hotchkiss, Colo., for 10 years, then moved to Berthoud where he lived until his passing.

    Jack loved to sh and spend time with his family at hunting camp. He spent many

    weekends at farm auctions and tinkering on the jewels that hed bring home.

    Jack is survived by his wife Margaret of 57 years; their daughter Kathy (Tim) Hutchens; granddaughter Kandis Huff and great-grandson Cameron Moore of Bloomingburg, Ohio; son Mike (Deb) Urban; grandsons Ben ( ance Cassidy) Urban of Berthoud, Justin Urban of Milliken, Colo.; and sister Pat (Burch) Pinkerton of Lakewood, Colo.

    He was preceded in death by his parents (Harry and Ruth Urban), two brothers (Bob Urban and Jim Urban), a sister (Nancy Price) and a grandson (Robert Huff).

    A memorial service was held at Faith Community Lutheran Church on Thursday,

    June 13, 2013.

    Maryanne PennockJuly 25, 1932 June 8, 2013

    Maryanne Pennock, 80, of Berthoud Colo., passed away June 8, 2013, at her home. She was born July 25, 1932, to Frankie Norton Lanham and Urless R. Lanham in Longmont, Colo. After gradu-ating from the Longmont schools, she at-tended Barnes Business College in Denver. Later, she worked for Mountain Bell Telephone and Southern Bell Telephone companies in the business of ces for seven years. She married her high school sweet-

    heart, Phil Pennock, Oct. 11, 1952. They lived in Jacksonville, Fla., Denver, Colo., Longmont, Colo., and Palisade, Colo., until making their home in Berthoud, Colo. in

    1962. There they raised four children. She was a farm wife and enjoyed working with her husband. Maryanne loved being a homemaker and grew many ow-ers, including orchids. She greatly en-joyed her gar-

    den, yard and greenhouse. Her family was her pride and joy, and she was very proud of them all. She loved spending time with her grandchildren doing crafts and puzzles, and going on picnics. She loved to cook and have family gatherings for holidays, special events and birthdays. Maryanne was the organizer of fun and games. She was a 4-H leader for many years and enjoyed working with children. She taught many of them how to decorate cakes. She belonged to the United Methodist Church of Berthoud, and

    loved to go camping and traveling, especial-ly to the ocean, which she got to do often.

    Maryanne was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Phil; her brothers, Lawrence, Lloyd and Url Lanham; and her sister, Nadine Mann.

    She is survived by her daughters, Kathryn Terrell and husband David of Milliken, Colo., Diane Small of Berthoud, Colo., and Judy Buchman and husband Jerry of Longmont, Colo.; her son, Douglas Pennock and wife Linda of Berthoud, Colo.; her grandchildren, Brandon Richard Small, Rebecca Ann Pennock, Susan Marie Pennock and Annie Reagan; her brother

    Jack Lanham of Grand Junction, Colo.; sev-eral nieces, nephews, and many friends.

    Maryanne would like everyone to take the time to smell the owers and be good to one another.

    Visitation was on Wednesday, June 12, at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel, with family present to greet friends. Funeral service was held Thursday, June 13, at the First United Methodist Church of Berthoud. Interment Greenlawn Cemetery, Berthoud, Colo. Memorial donations can be sent to the Berthoud Fire Department. Visit to share condo-lences.

    Photo courtesy of the Berthoud Historical Society


    Maryanne Pennock

    Jack Urban

    Selling alcohol to teens Special to the Surveyor

    The Speak Now campaign, spear-headed by the Colorado Department of Human Services, Of ce of Behavioral Health, in partnership with the Colorado Department of Revenue, Liquor and To-bacco Enforcement Division, is alerting parents to how easy it is for teens to ac-cess alcohol across the state of Colorado.

    An analysis of data provided by the State Liquor and Tobacco Enforce-ment Division found that in the past two years, more than 516 liquor license holders in Colorado have failed compli-ance checks for selling or serving alcohol to minors. This includes 17 violations assessed in Larimer County. A full list of compliance check results by business name, license type, city, county or zip code can be at

    The Speak Now campaign is a statewide effort created in response to alarming statistics showing Colorado ranked ninth in the country for teen binge drinking. The campaign recently partnered with Colorados Liquor and Tobacco Enforcement Division, which conducts compliance checks throughout the state to enforce laws. The division also operates a recently launched Un-

    derage Drinking Enforcement website, funded by a federal grant, and hotline which allows anyone in Colorado to anonymously report businesses they suspect of providing alcohol to minors. Those reports are then investigated and citations issued if investigators deter-mine a violation has occurred.

    Direct purchase is one of several ways teens can get their hands on alcohol. Often, teens also access alcohol by tak-ing it from their own homes, at family gatherings, at friends homes, and from older siblings. Its important parents know who their teens are hanging out with and where they are spending their free time with summer vacations getting underway. These frequent conversations are ideal times for parents to make their rules about avoiding alcohol clear, and remind teens of all their options to avoid alcohol use.

    Interestingly, 34 percent of Colorado middle school students say alcohol would be easy for them to get if they wanted it, and increases to 60 percent once they reach high school. While the opportuni-ties to use alcohol increase dramati-cally from middle school to high school, conversations about the dangers of teen drinking do not. Forty- ve percent of middle school students say