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Thursday, 11 January 2018 13:00

Quarter-century club

Story and photo submitted by Manitou Kiwanis Club


Longtime members of the Manitou Springs Kiwanis Club proudly show their 25-year certificates at the club’s Jan. 8 meeting at the Community Congregational Church Fellowship Hall. From left: Morris Deul, Tom Henschen, Fred Bormann, Darold Jones, Rich Baker, Ernie Adams and Chuck Armstrong.

Thursday, 02 November 2017 13:00

Obituary – Johanna Okovic Goodman

December 17, 1945 – October 25, 2017


Johanna Okovic Goodman, a Manitou Springs resident since 2008, passed away Oct. 25 at her home. She was born Dec. 17, 1945. She is survived by her son, Daniel Eliot Goodman of New York City and by her husband, Jack Elder of Manitou Springs.

Johanna was a noted artist who had exhibited locally at the Manitou Art Center, The Sangre de Cristo Center and Library 21C. She also participated in a Concrete Couch project at Manitou Springs High School.

Elsewhere, she exhibited recently at The Yard in New York City and at Art Fusions in Miami. She will be interred in the family plot in Pennsylvania with plans for a local memorial still being made.


Thursday, 06 July 2017 13:00

Obituary – Nancy Keithley Galles

July 5, 1944–July 2, 2017


Nancy passed away in her home surrounded by her local family.

Born in Colorado Springs and a lifelong Manitou resident, Nancy inherited her love of nature from her grandfather, Pike National Forest Supervisor Everard Spencer Keithley. She passed that love on to her two sons, Charles and Douglass.

She was a nurse professionally, but her true passion was the arts. She took painting lessons up until just a few months before her death. She loved to make jewelry and honored her friends and family with beautiful beaded necklaces and bracelets.

She was preceded in death by her second husband, Klaus Galles, and her mother and father. Nancy is survived by: her son, Charles Edmundson; his wife, Lynda; and grandchildren, Sadie, Autumn and Spencer; her son, Douglass Edmundson; his wife, Annie; and his children Arlen Keyte and Jayde. She is also survived by her sister, Mary (and Bob) Vinci, brother Tom (and Marlene) Keithley and numerous other loving family members as well as her stepchildren, Angela and Michael Galles.

There will be a visitation on Thursday, July 13, from 4–6 p.m. at Blunt Mortuary, 2229 W. Colorado Ave.

A celebration will be held at her home, 15 Keithley Place, Manitou Springs, after the visitation.

Thursday, 11 May 2017 13:00

Obituary – Barbara Ann Salamon

February 3, 1932 – April 24, 2017


Barbara Ann Salamon, 85, passed away peacefully at home in Manitou Springs on April 24, 2017.

Born Feb. 3, 1932 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, she is preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Mary Bocovich; husband, George Salamon; siblings, Frank, Ed and Paul Bocovich; and son, Thomas E. Salamon.

She is survived by her daughter, Carol Anne (David) Cise of Herriman, Utah; daughter-in-law, Carol Lynn Salamon of Manitou Springs; two grandchildren, Christine (Donald) Billings of Castle Rock, and Thomas M. Salamon of Manitou Springs; and four great-grandchildren, Alexander, Catelyn, and Zachary Billings, and Averi Salamon.

Barbara, a lifelong Colorado resident, graduated in 1950 from Colorado Springs High School (Palmer) and earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Loretto Heights College in 1954. Barbara served her local community hospitals and nursing homes and traveled to rural communities providing nursing services.

Thursday, 04 May 2017 13:00

Kiwanis Foundation bestows scholarships

Story and photo submitted by Steve Sinn


Photo courtesy of Manitou Springs Kiwanis Club

From left, Hunter Sherraden, Shelby Hard, Cassandra Lancaster, Kaitlyn Grieb, Carli Nanfito and A.J. Anderson celebrate winning their scholarships.

The Kiwanis Club of Manitou Springs met Monday, May 1, to award its annual Manitou Springs Kiwanis Foundation scholarships to six Manitou Springs High School graduates. They are:

  • Hunter Sherraden, the Stewart and Marion Tresouthick Scholarship;
  • Carli Nanfito, the Kiwanis Club of Manitou Springs in Honor of Bill Aman Scholarship;
  • Cassandra Lancaster, Wilson and Charlotte Bundy Scholarship;
  • Shelby Hard, the A. and Florence E. Maltby Scholarship;
  • Kaitlyn Grieb, the A. and Florence E. Maltby Scholarship; and
  • A.J. Anderson, the Wilson and Charlotte Bundy Scholarship.

Attendees included the students and their parents along with other invited guests, including Mayor Nicole Nicoletta and her daughter, Grace Chavez.

Each recipient received a scholarship named for contributors who have made the Manitou Springs Kiwanis Foundation scholarship program possible. The program started in 1956 with a contribution from Alvin O. Maltby in memory of his late wife, Florence. Maltby contacted Wilson Bundy, then the school superintendent, to set up the scholarship. The school administered the scholarship until the Kiwanis Club was asked to take it over.

Over the years, the club’s foundation has awarded more than half of a million dollars in scholarships to Manitou Springs High School students.

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