People in the News
Sunday September 21, 2014

b02 sisterJeri Lea Williams, her sister Carol and brother-in-law Dave Cooper of Colorado Springs recently came back to Hotchkiss for a visit. Jeri and Carol spent their early childhood here. In 1953, due to Jeri’s detached retinas, they moved to Colorado Springs so she could attend the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind.
Jeri and Carol have been back to Hotchkiss several times for visits with family members. When the trio came on Sept. 6, they enjoyed a potluck lunch with many cousins at the Delta County Fairgrounds.

When Lois Owen and her husband retired and moved from the Chicago area to Rogers Mesa in 1992, they were delighted to have a well so they could water their beautiful and creative landscaping. Everywhere one looks in their yard, you see another large flower bed with asters, cosmos and Russian sage.

a04 hartigMiriam Hartig, a 43-year member of Delta Kappa Gamma, celebrated her 95th birthday at the recent state convention in Grand Junction. Helping her celebrate the occasion are Leila Koenig, Chi Chapter member, past state presidents Marlene Shields and Susan Denny, plus Miriam’s daughter, Polly Jo Wick. Chi Chapter membership is open to women teachers from both Montrose and Delta counties and provides support and fellowship to active and retired educators. For more information about Chi Chapter, go to or call 249-2560.

c02 soperAustin native Matt Soper has been named by Don Suppes to chair the Suppes campaign for the state Senate District 5 race.

“I am honored that Don Suppes would ask me to be in charge of his campaign,” Soper said.  “I look forward to taking his positive message of fiscal responsibility, controlling unfunded mandates, and smart energy development to get our economy rolling again,” Soper said.

Kelleen Roy of Delta earned a master of business administration degree from Adams State University, Alamosa, during spring 2014 commencement ceremonies May 10. Adams State awarded 275 graduate degrees in the spring ceremony.

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