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Hays, Kansas
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A6 THE HAYS DAILY NE FOR THE RECORD WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14,2006 KraigCliffonl 'K,C,'Johnson Kraig Clifford "K.C." Johnson, 44, Waterford, Mich., died June 2, 2006. He was formerly married to Jackie Johnson, Hays. Survivors include his Fiance, Rhonda; a son, Cody Joseph Johnson; a daughter, Cassandra Kay Johnson; his parents, Kay VanHouteghen and Clyde Johnson; three sisters, Cori Johnson- Smith, Kendra Poe, and Kyla Mierzwa; and one grandchild. Services were today at Modetz Funeral Home, Orion, Mich. Memorials are suggested to the family. Condolences can be left for the family at www.modetzfuneral Harold 'Dean' Williams Harold "Dean" Williams, 59, WaKeeney, died Saturday, June 10,2006, at Veterans Hospital, Wichita. Arrangements are pending with Stinemetz Funeral Home, Hill City. Verne 'Lynn' Schmitt Verne "Lynn" Schmitt, 59, Hays, died Monday, June 12, 2006, at Hays Good Samaritan Center. He was born Nov. 30,1946, in Great Bend to Verne G. and Nelle Aline (Austin) Schmitt. He was a graduate of Great Bend High School, Kansas School of Barber and diesel mechanics school, both in Kansas City. He was a diesel mechanic for Dowell Chemical. Survivors include three sons, B.J. Schmitt and Eric Schmitt, both of Hays, and Ty Schmitt, Fayetteville, Ark.; two daughters, Monnie Schmitt, Hays, and Kalli Schmitt, Louisburg; a brother, Robert Schmitt, Mission; and four grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Fri- j..r •Cre'atBeVfdfbifMlri - LiPawnee Rock Cemetery, Pawnee '.2Rok • • :.' Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend, KS 67530. Family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorials are suggested to Multiple Sclerosis Foundation or to the family of Verne Lynn Schmitt in care of funeral home. Larry Batt Larry Batt, 55, Holyrood, died Monday, June 12, 2006, at his home. He was born Feb. 9,1951, in Great Bend to Robert and Alice (Oaks) Batt. He attended police academy in 1974 and sheriff school in 1976. He married Carla Phillips on Dec. 9,1973, in Russell. He was the chief of police of Holyrood. He was formerly employed by Ellsworth County Sheriff's office and Beloit Police Department. He also was the sheriff of Russell County from 1977 to 1980. Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Tim Batt, Bushton; a daughter, Laurie Ann McQuade, Victoria; his mother, Alice Batt, Russell County; two brothers, Dale Batt, Russell County, and Eugene Batt, Hoisington; two grandchildren; and one step- grandchild. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Paul United Church of Christ, Holyrood; burial in Hoisington Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, all at Nicholson- Ricke Funeral Home, 415 N. Main, Hoisington, KS 67544. There will be a prayer service at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to grandchildren's education fund in care of funeral home. Clarence Victor Honas Clarence Victor Honas, 80, Ellis, died Tuesday, June 13,2006, at his home. He was born May 13,1926, in Ransom, to Edward Sr. and Agnes (Steckline) Honas. He married Alice V Schmeidler on June 2,1948, in Severin. He owned and operated C. V. Honas Lathing and Plastering. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Ellis, 3rd degree member Ellis Knights of Columbus No. 2133, chairman of the board of Golden Belt Bank, board member of Western Plains Service Corp. and president of Mid- America Financial Corp. He had also served on the Ellis City Council and was a charter member and past secretary for the Ellis Industrial Corp. Inc. Survivors include his wife, Alice, Ellis; a son; Randy Honas and wife, Wendy, Ellis; four daughters; Virginia Mae Finneran, Fremont, Calif., Charlene Wison and husband, Scott, Topeka, Darlene Chaput and husband, Jerry, Oakley, Diane Kuhn and husband, Pat, Ellis; five brothers; Frank Honas, Eddie Honas, Glenn Honas, Art Honas and Oscar Honas, all of Ellis, two sisters; Irene Dinkel, Victoria, and Delores Schmeidler, Hays; 12 grandchildren; Clara Finneran, Maureen Fhineran, Kathyyn Finneran, Derek Wilson, Jenny Wilson, Jera Ahrens, Allison Chaput, Victoria Chaput, Amanda Shannon, Anna Kuhn, Taylor •Hooag and Samuel Honas; and E thlree' greatgrandchildren; Nicholas Ahrens, Sophia Janson and Lucas Janson. He was preceded in .death by his parents, five brothers; Joe, Rudolph, Ernest and infants, Edward and John, a granddaughter; Nichole Diane Kuhn, and a great- grandson; Kaden Lee Shannon. Services will be at 1:30 p.m.. Saturday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Ellis; burial in St. Mary Cemetery Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Ellis. There will be a parish wake service at 7 p.m. Friday at the church. Memorials are suggested to St. Mary Catholic Church, Hospice of Hays Medical Center or Capuchin Province of Mid-America Wasinger-Keithley Funeral Chapel, 400 E. 17th, Ellis, KS 67637 is in charge of the arrangements. Clayton Glenn Vath Clayton Glenn Vath, one month, died Monday, June 12, 2006, at St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City. He was born May 12,2006, in Garden City to Andrew G. and Ja- AiDmoNAi SERVICES Christine France* Schruben, 78, North Bethesda, Md., died June 9, 2006, at Suburban Hospital, Bethesda. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at St. Thomas Cemetery, Stockton; burial in St. Thomas Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Smith- Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, 723 N. First, Stockton, KS 67669. Jessica Yvonne Jones, 28, Phillipsburg, died Sunday, June 11, 2006, in Rooks County. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Lutheran Church, Phillipsburg; burial in Fairview Cemetery, Phillipsburg. Visitation will be until 9 p.m. today at Olliff- Boeve Memorial Chapel, 1115 Second, Phillipsburg. Edna A. Kern, 95, Plainville, died Sunday, June 11, 2006, at Rooks County Nursing Home. Services will be a 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Plainville, with Father Bill Surmeier officiating; burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Plainville. Visitation will be until 8 p.m. today at Moore- Overlease Funeral Chapel, 409 S. Cochran, Plainville. • Helen A. Mlckley, 91, Wilson, died Saturday, June 10, clyn M. (Gross) Vath. Survivors include his parents, Cimarron; grandparents Robert and Jane Vath, Cimarron, and Art and Dorothy Gross, Hays; great-grandmothers, Edna Golemboski, Kanorado, and Josie Gross, Hays. He was preceded in death by great-grandparents Irwin and Muriel Vath, John and Nelle Schartz, Alphonse Gross, and Frank Golemboski. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Ingalls; burial , in Cimarron Cemetery. There will be a vigil service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Swaim Funeral Chapel, Cimarron. Memorials are suggested to S.I.D.S. Network of Kansas, in care of Swaim Funeral Home, 1901 Sixth Ave., Dodge City, KS 67801. Personal condolences may be left for the family at Robert F, Meis Robert F. Meis, 66, Galva, died Friday, June 9,2006, at Memorial Hospital, McPherson. He was born Jan. 21,1940, in Hays to Edmund and Amelia Catherine (Miller) Meis. He was a 1958 graduate of Victoria High School. He married Delores Ann Poza- lek on Sept. 19,1964, in Russell. She preceded him in death Feb. 16,1987. He retired in 2002 after 20 years of service as an electrician for Abbott Labs, McPherson. He also served in the U.S. Army. Survivors include two sons, Duane Meis, Hutchinson, and Daren Meis, Dallas; two daughters, Debra Malcom, Haysville, and Denise Garner, Tulsa, Okla.; 2006, at Ellsworth County Medical Center. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Foster Mortuary, Wilson; burial in Wilson City Cemetery. Visitation will be until 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Thursday, all at the funeral home. Ola Pern Mapes, 95, Norcatur, died Sunday, June 11, 2006, at Good Samaritan Center, Oberlin. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church, Norcatur; burial In Norcatur Cemetery. Visitation will be until 8:30 p.m. today at Enfield Funeral Home, 215 W. Main, Norton. Harold Wayne Lentz, 78, Qrayville, III., died Saturday, June 10, 2006, at his home. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Stockton Cemetery. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, 723 N. First, Stockton. OBITMRY POUCY The Hays Daily News will publish a basic, standard obituary free of charge for people with direct ties to the newspaper's circulation area. If survivors desire to add Information to an obituary, they may do so for an additional charge. Completely custom obituaries are handled as paid advertising. For more information, call (785)628-1081. his father, Hays; three brothers, Ernest Meis, Catherine, Paul Meis, Salina, and Harold Meis, Atlanta; a sister, Sister Ronald Meis, Hays; and two grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, McPherson; burial at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in St. Mary Cemetery, Russell. Visitation will be from until 7 p.m. today at Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. A rosary service will be at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home, with family present from 5 p.m. until conclusion of the rosary. Memorials are suggested to Galva Senior Center in care of funeral home. Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.stock Helen R, Deines Helen R. Deines, 83, WaKeeney, died Tuesday, June 13,2006, at Trego County-Lemke Memorial Hospital, WaKeeney. Arrangements are pending with Schmitt Funeral Home, WaKeeney. Martina Ruder Martina Ruder, 90, WaKeeney, formerly of Plainville, died Wednesday, June 14,2006, at Hays Medical Center. Arrangements are pending with Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel. Cleal M. Harrison Cleal M. Harrison, 94, died Wednesday, June 14,2006, at Windsor of Lawrence. Arrangements are pending with Kennedy-Koster Funeral Home, Oakley. CSI: On final day, participants will solve case given CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 "We decided to target seventh- and eighth-grade girls," he added, "because that's when they really start making decisions about what they want to do when they grow up." Letters were sent out to middle schools in the western part of the state and was open to 24 girls. They were required to fill out an application and write an essay, and a committee chose the inaugural group from a list of 36 applicants. Several more have inquired by telephone since the application deadline, which is good news to Adams, a professor of physics who already is looking ahead to next year. "It looks like we've got a great project going here," he said. "We'll try to continue in future years." But for now, Adams is concentrating on this year, specifically this week, and three more days of projects that have proven intriguing to more than the campers. Fort Hays instructors, who are volunteering their time for the camp, were as engaged in the sessions as the campers — as were the camp counselors. "They are really getting their hands in there," Eryn Norton, a counselor from Hays, said while watching a group study soil sam- ples from a simulated crime scene. "I'm a night counselor," said Norton, a junior at Fort Hays majoring in physical science. "But I'm hanging out with them during the day, too, because I don't want to miss anything." Tuesday afternoon, Hays police officer Brian Dawson led the campers through the dos and don'ts of an automobile accident investigation. Zdeslav Hrepic, assistant professor of physics at FHSU, then showed the girls which formula to use to determine the speed of the vehicles using the length of skid marks, weight of the vehicles and the road surface. That night, Holly Wasinger from Great Bend, a forensics scientist with the KBI, gave a presentation on the various specialized departments of the KBI. "It's a team effort," Wasinger said, explaining the responsibilities of various departments such as latent prints, chemistry, documents, firearms, toxicology and biology. Wasinger then had the girls fig- . ure out clues from a simulated shooting crime, that she laid out. On the last day Friday, the girls will be given a case to solve, using what they learned all week. Reporter Diane Gasper-O'Brien can be reached at (785) 628-1081, ext. 126, or by e-mail at dobrlen FIREWORKS: 'Safe and sane' fan allowed within city limits CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 Statistics from Hays Police Department dispatchers show a record of 70 fireworks complaints last summer. In 2004, there were 55 complaints, and in 2003 there were 28 complaints. Commissioner Kent Steward said he heard from both sides af- ter last year's holiday. "Some were really upset and wanted it banned or restricted," Steward said. "Then I heard from some people with young kids who gushed over how wonderful it was that finally they could go in the driveway or street and shoot off fireworks with their kids." The fireworks allowed are clas- sified as "safe and sane." This distinction consists of fireworks such as sparklers, fountains, wheels, ground spinners, small firecrackers, smoke devices, snakes or other handheld devices. Any firework that propels into the air, such as a Roman candle, bottle rockets or other sky rockets, are prohibited. The restrictions are not to limit fun, Deputy Fire Chief Wendy Schumacher said, but to ensure safety for all Hays residents. "We want a safe and fun Fourth of July," he said. Reporter Karen Mikols can be reached at (785) 628-1081, ext. 143, or by e-majl at kmlkol9&dallyn«w9.n«t. SCHOOLS: High court will hear case July 22 CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 The attorneys claim the plan doesn't satisfy the Supreme Court's order last year to base school funding on "actual and necessary costs" and distribute money equitably. State government lawyers, however, recently submitted filings arguing the districts' case should be dismissed. The court will hear oral arguments in the case at 9:30 a.m. July 22. If justices reject the Legislature's school finance plan, it would likely force lawmakers into another difficult special session this summer, said Sen. Ruth Teichman, R-Stafford. Last year, the court prodded lawmakers to increase school funding by $290 million, although it took a contentious special session for them to reach that mark. Justices suggested they could order a $560 million increase in school aid this year to end a 1999 lawsuit brought by parents and administrators from the Dodge City, Salina and Hays districts, unless lawmakers came up with a suitable alternative. House Minority Leader Dennis McKinney, D-Greensburg, said he doesn't know how lawmakers would be able to come up with an additional $1 billion. "I don't see any way that we could raise that much money in three years," McKinney said. Although the state's tax collections are growing, they aren't expanding fast enough to support pouring hundreds of millions more into education funding, Teichman said. That would mean the Legislature would have to put everything "on the table," including tax increases and expanded gaming, to meet the court's call for funding above and beyond this year's plan. "I don't know that the Legislature is receptive, at this time, to do much more than we do now," said Teichman, a member of the Senate's education committee. Plaintiff attorneys argue that lawmakers declined to implement the recommendations outlined in their own cost study, which called for nearly $400 million in new aid for schools next year alone. But McKinney said he's hopeful the court will see how lawmakers were "guided by research" in crafting their plan. This year's package appropriates more money to help poor and minority students. "I think it's interesting that some groups think that it's way too big and some say it's way too small," McKinney said. "I'd say that shows we probably arrived at a well-thought-out solution." KLINE: State AG will face Morrison in general election CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 He also said he would support increased spending for expanding prisons or building new ones if necessary. "I don't think you determine the seriousness of a crime based upon whether you have a prison cell block to put somebody in," he said. "The seriousness of the crime is determined by the harm and how wrongful the conduct . j/'<i;f) ri-iiii rMiTin uinn'iutioiiti:i'i ' ''' 'He'said 1 bbponentS ! 6f; J&sWs Law thought it'would be'too e5c-' pensive to enforce, requiring the state to jail about 1,000 people over the next 10 years. Locking up sexual predators is worth paying for, Kline said. "What that means is that we put 1,000 child rapists behind bars in 10 years," he said. "That's the reason to support the bill, not the reason to oppose it. I say we build prisons to keep these people off the street. And that's why law enforcement supports me in this race." Kline said he has been en- dorsed by 89 of the county sheriffs in Kansas. About 30 people saw Kline's speech. Almost half the crowd was reporters or members of Kline's entourage. Kline was introduced by Rob Benedict, chairman of the Ellis County Republican committee. "Phill's done a lot for the state of Kansas over the last four years," Benedict said. "I've dealt with a 1 lot of campaigns', and it's '' Kline held up 100 percent of his' campaign promises over the last four years, and that is something to be real proud of." Kline also made campaign stops in Liberal, Colby and Salina on Tuesday. He is unopposed in the Aug. 1 primary. He will face Johnson County District Attorney Paul Morrison, D-Olathe, in the general election. Morrison lived in Hays and Plainville as a child. Reporter Will Manly can be reached at (785) 628-1081, ext. 138, or by e-mail at Midday markets LOCAL INTEREST Courtesy Darrell Q. Selbel, Edward Jones Price Change AlltellCorp 60.05 -.20 Anheuser Busch 45.18 -.06 AT&T 27.06 + .04 Atmos Energ Common 26.13 -.13 BankAmerica Corp 46.37 -.70 Baxter 37.60 +.27 BP 64.87 +.20 Caremark Rx 47.01 -.66 Commerce Banes 50.24 -.11 ConAgra 21.99 +.03 Deere & Co 77.54 + .02 Duf & Phelp 10.40 + .02 Duke Energy 28.29 -.37 El Paso Corp 14.13 + .22 Halliburton 70.30 +2.03 Kinder Morgan 99.74 + .99 Kellwood Co 28.07 -.01 LIVESTOCK Courtesy DACO Inc. Est Cattle Slaughter Choice 3-beef (cut-out) Western Ks Cnttio Peoria Mogs i^Rnnn $1fi9.3R CHICAGO MERCANTILE Courteey DACO Inc. Prev High Prev Low $81 50 $51 00 cente per pound Prev Cloee Noon Quote Live Beef Cattle June August October December 78.25 79.55 83.25 85.22 77.65 78.22 82.10 84.25 78.05 79.07 82.97 84.90 77.67 78.87 82.65 84.55 Feeder Cattle August September October November Hogs June July August October 109.35 108.65 107.60 106.35 75.35 73.87 72.00 61.15 108.00 107.35 106.25 105.50 73.95 71.55 69.30 59.05 108.80 108.37 107.37 106.35 76.10 73.15 71.47 60.70 108.65 107.90 106.85 106.10 74.70 72.85 70.75 60.05 Pork bellies July August February 88.85 85.30 84.12 86.35 83.10 84.12 88.35 84.00 84.12 91.35 87.00 85.45 Noon quotes Price Change Kroger 19.58 -.06 McDonald's 32.41 +.47 Microsoft 21.84 +.33 MoIsonCoors 67.57 -.35 Northwest Nat. Gas 34.45 -.45 Raytheon Co 42.82 -.13 Semco Energy Inc 5.60 -.05 Southwest Gas Corp 28.48 -.03 Sprint Nextel 20.33 -.15 Sysko Corp 29.90 -.16 Sykes Enlerprises 14.78 -.16 Lowes Co 61.90 + .14 Home Depot Inc 36.59 + .30 Liz Claiborne 37.28 + .32 Union Pacific 87.60 + 1.09 Wai Mart 47.58 +.05 Westar Energy 21.27 -.33 HAYS CASH GRAINS Courtesy Midland Marketing dollars Local cash wheat 4.26 Local cash mllo 3.50 KANSAS CITY WHEAT Courtesy DACO Inc. dollars per bushel Piev Prey Prev Noon High Low Close Quote July 4.78'/« 4.71 4.71% 4.68 September 4.88 4.80 4.80% 4.77 December 4,96 Viz 4.89 W 4.92 4.86'/i CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE Courttsy DACO Inc. OIL Courtesy Daco Inc. dollars per barrel Kansas Crude, noon quote $60.00 NY Spot Crude, noon quote ... .$68.65 + $.09 LIVESTOCK Slaughter Cattle Auction Mid-Session and Close (or today. Estimated Receipts: 150 Compared to last week, slaughter steers and hellers were not well tested but had a lower undertone on a light supply. Slaughter cows and bulls sold steady. Slaughter Steers: Mostly Select and Choice 1-21176-1216 Ib8 77.00-78.00. Slaughter Hellers: Pkg Select 1-2 1176 IDS 76.00; pkg returning to teed, 1047 |bs 82.00. Slaughter Cows: Percent Lean Bulk HI Dress- Ing Lo Dressing Breaking 70-80 48.00-50.00 80.26-62.00 4fl.0047.00. Prev HI 8 h Wheat July 3.77 'A September 3.93 Vi December 4. 09 '/a Corn July 2.47 September 2.58 Vi December 2.68 Soybeans July 6.03 August 6.10 November 6.31 H Soybean meal July 182.50 August 183.00 October 185.00 Oats July 1.86 September 1.95 December 1.94 Prev Prev Noon Low Close Quots dollars per bushel 3.68 Vi 3.69V. 3.67 3.85 3.87 3.84 'A 4.02 4.03V4 4.01 'A dollars per bushel 2.42% 2.43'/4 2.42% 2.54% 2.55 2.54 V4 2.68% 2.68 Vi 2.68% dollars per bushel 5.94 5.95% 5.95 Vi 6.01 6.02 Vi 6.02 Vi 6.23 6.24 Vi 6.23 Vi dollars per Ion 180.30 161.40 182.10 181.10 182.10 182.80 183.30 184.30 164.70 dollars par bushel 1.93 1.95'/4 I.eett 1.93 1.93V4 1.96 1.91% 1.94 1.96 METALS NEW YORK (AP) — Spot nonlerrous metal prices Tuesday. Copper - 339.85 cents Cathode lull plate, U.S. destinations. Copper 309.55 cents per Ib., N.Y. Mere spot Tue. Lead • $972.00 per metric ton, London Metal Exch. Zinc • 162.76 cents Ib., delivered. Gold • $586.60 Handy & Harman (only dally quote). Silver • NY Merc sliver spot month Tuesday $9.695 oil $1.440. (Wednesday)

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