Another week gone by. Some nice days, but it is snowing again.
We hope you are enjoying the Lyons Recorder, which you can follow on Facebook. The team is putting in a lot of effort so we will know the news about Lyons. A lot of things are happening.
Thursday, February 20, 6:00-7:30pm. Meeting at Town Hall to discuss changes of the route from Lyons to Boulder. Hosted by RTD and Town of Lyons.
Third Thursday, February 20 at Lyons Regional Library, at 6pm, a free dinner by The Lyons Den and line dancing. Organized by Janaki Jane to get folks out and about and mingling. Come and enjoy the evening. Bring your own plate, utensils and cup.
Saturday, March 7 – Old Time Square Dance, Lots of fun for all Ages – Oskar Blues, 7-10:00pm.
Monday, March 9 – Candidates meeting 5:30pm, at Lyons Regional Library. All invited to meet the candidates for the Lyons Town Board of Trustees and to hear their thoughts on town issues such as affordable housing, wastewater, and more.
Wrestling – The Lyons wrestling team scored 181 points to place second in the Class 2A Region 4 Tournament, with seven of its athletes going to the State Tournament starting Thursday at the Pepsi Center. Oran Huff will be defending his State Title from a year ago. Also going to State are Christian Keller, David Gardner, and Karson Bean. Brandon Lohr is the Lions’ coach. Best of luck, boys.
Basketball – last Tuesday night was Senior night with Lyons players honored; Girls: Alora Cross, Estella Percarpio, and Hannah Paton; and Boys: Cormac Osbourne, Harrison Abernathy, and Isaac Roberts. The parents were presented a rose.
The last games of the season are this Friday vs Highland, with the boys home and the girls at Ault. If they win this week, next week are the playoffs. GOOD LUCK TEAMS!
Seniors – The Community Church served dinner on Monday night. Our thanks to Zeke and Jami Little for playing a couple of Valentine songs. Thanks to Ruth Corwin for calling folks for the Oskar Blues’ lunch the past several years. This coming Monday, February 24 is a potluck dinner, at 5:30pm at Walt Self. Bring a dish and join the Lyons Seniors.
Lyons Redstone Museum – Monique Sawyer Lang and Brianna Hoyt of the Lyons Redstone Museum attended the quarterly meetIng at the Forney Museum in Adams County on Monday.
The Scientific Cultural and Facilities District (SCFD) 2019 reports are in, with the 2021 applications for more funding due in March. This is a grant entity where seven metro-area counties have formed a district to collect one tenth of one percent sales tax to help finance large cultural entities such as the Denver Zoo, Botanic Garden, and Art Museum in Tier I; the various operas and orchestras in Tier II; and grants to non-profits, such as the Lyons Historical Society dba Lyons Redstone Museum (which pays for museum operating expenses) in Tier lll. A big help indeed. In 2019, the Lyons Historical Society received $3,464; in 2020, $4,094. Other funds are raised from dues, donations and fundraisers. Send donations to Box 9, Lyons, 80540. Thanks.
We are sad to report that the Lyons Laundry had to close. Woe is us. We need a laundry. We have an economic development commission and a Main Street Manager. Maybe they can help!
Welcome to Laura Levy’s “Uniquely Lyons” business on Main Street, which features real estate services and various Lyons-related items for sale. Laura held an Open House on Valentine’s Day, with a big crowd and lots of Valentine cookies. Thanks!
Bonita Yoder, who owns the flooded house at Second and Park, is back in town filling out floodplain papers, which must be in by March 19 to qualify under the old floodplain maps. The new maps show significant changes, designating much more of the town’s land in the flood plain, which will cost a lot more for improvements and insurance.
Anniversaries – Congratulations to Jane Anthony and Bill Grove – their 39th year; and to Jean and Jerry Peila – their 51st.
Get Well wishes to Sonny Smith who returned from the hospital for his infected leg and then fell and broke his hip!!! So sorry Sonny! We are praying that you heal fast. Also, Get Well wishes to Bonny Pardy of Spring Gulch, who slipped on the ice at her home and broke her hip.
Birthday memories – We want to remember Beth Ford, who passed away last year and would have celebrated her 103rd birthday. Our high school business teacher from 1942 to the 1990s. She taught me in the 1940s and my sons in the 1970s. A great teacher and friend to all. We miss her.
Memories – It has been one year since Dude (Ethel Bell) Cinnamon passed away at age 95. Remembered by all her family (such as Gary, Caroline, Gordon) and friends. Sadly missed.
Joy Buster, longtime Lyons fourth-grade teacher, has passed away. Her service will be held in April. Joy taught the Lyons fourth grade for over 20 years. All say she was a great teacher. She retired in 1985. She was married to Louden Buster and had two sons, David (who lived back east and has passed away), and Bernard, who now operates a stone quarry on the Buster Ranch off of Blue Mountain Road. We express our sympathy.
Virginia (Ginger) Johnson passed away last Sunday in Longmont. She was 84 years old, the widow of John Johnson, who passed away in 2010.
Ginger was born and raised in Alamosa and attended UNC. She married John E. Johnson of Hugo in 1964. She had a long career as an elementary school teacher and taught in Columbine, Spangler, and Rocky Mountain Elementary. She retired in 1995. She was a member of Central Longmont Presbyterian Church, The Red Hat Society, and her bridge club. She enjoyed dancing and supporting her family and her husband’s family, as well as her sons’ teams.
She is survived by her two sons, Joe (wife Melissa) and Doug (wife Angie) and seven grandchildren. Both sons are football coaches. Joe, in Denver, and Doug, at Longmont High School. Memorial services were held Tuesday, February 18 at Central Presbyterian Church, with memorial contributions made to Rocky Mountain Elementary School. Condolences at www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com.
We remember Ginger being the best supporter and cheerleader possible. Ginger and her husband came to Lyons in 1972 to teach history at Lyons and coach football. He brought two championships in State Football to Lyons – in 1973 and 1987, and coached football, track, and cross country until 1993. We express our sympathy.