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A8 THE HAYS DAILY NEWS Flint If cm FRIDAY, JUNE 16,2006 Nina Potter Nicholson Nina Potter Nicholson, 101, Holsington, died Wednesday, June 14,2006, at Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born March 19,1905, in Rinehart, Mo., to George and Lillian (Gregg) Potter. She was a 1961 graduate of Fort Hays State University. She married Lee S. Nicholson on Aug. 3,1927, in Richards, Mo. He preceded her in death on Dec. 20,1976. She was an elementary school teacher for Hoisington USD 431 until her retirement in 1972. She had been a resident of Hoisington since 1948 and also lived in Nevada and Missouri. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Charter member P.E.O. Chapter GG, Sunday school teacher, Library board, Civic Club and Alturian Club, all of Hoisington. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include two sons, Bill Nicholson and wife, Pattie, Hoisington, and Larry Nicholson, and wife, Celia, Hays; a sister, Madge Potter Cox, Wichita; three grandchildren, Michael Nicholson and wife, Tammy, Great Bend, Eric Nicholson and wife, Tracy, Ames, Iowa, and Jill Nicholson-Crotty and husband, Sean, Columbia, Mo.; two step- grandchildren, Barry Tarlton and wife, Debbie, Woodstock, Ga., and Kris Tarlton and wife, Sara, Hoisington; five great-grandchildren, Ryan, Drew, Jordan, Addy Lynn, and Noah Nicholson; and two great-stepgrandchildren, Macy and Luke Tarlton. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Lillian Kay Nicholson, a granddaughter, Becky Nicholson, and a sister, Maxine Potter Maxwell. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, Hoisington, with Rev. Wayne Flanders officiating; burial in Hoisington Cemetery. Visitation will be until 8 p.m. today, with family present from 7 to 8 p.m., and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, all at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, 415 N. Main, Hoisington, KS 67544. The casket will be ctyse.d^theqhurch,. ,,,,,,, r;i ' (r , ) Memorials ,3*9 .suggested,, ft „ i ,,, Kans for Kids or Hpisington City Library in care oif the funeral home. Frank A. Cameron Frank A. Cameron, 89, Oberlin, died Thursday, June 15, 2006. He was born March 29,1917, in Beloit. He was married to Pearl Cameron, who preceded him in death. He was Oberlin city superintendent and a hardware store manager, retiring in 1982. Survivors include a son, Don Cameron, Hutchinson; two daughters,.Carol Styles, Oberlin, and Dorene Hager, Dodge City; 13 grandchildren; and 22 great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Jonah Hagar. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oberlin United Methodist Church; burial in Oberlin Cemetery Visitation will be until 8 p.m. today at Pauls Funeral Home, 121 N. Penn, Oberlin, and from 10 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the church. Memorials are suggested to Decatur County Hospital or Wesley Towers. Cleal 'Dode' Harrison Cleal "Dode" Harrison, 94, Oakley, died Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at Windsor of Lawrence. He was born May 30,1912, in Oakley to Fred Scott and Ida Christina (Jensen) Harrison. He married Muriel Vivan Ruppe on May 29,1933, in Belleville. He was a mail carrier and farmer. Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Tad Harrison, Centennial, Colo., a daughter, Ann Durham, Lawrence; four grandchildren; and four great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Jay Harrison, in 1946. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. June 24 at Oakley First United Methodist Church; private in- urnment will follow at a later date. Memorials are suggested to Oakley First United Methodist Church in care of Kennedy- Roster Funeral Home, P.O. Box 221, Oakley, KS 67748. Donald Dean Jones Donald Dean Jones, 79, Utica, died Wednesday, June 14,2006, at Grisell Memorial Long Term Care, Ransom. He was born Feb. 3,1927, in Gove County to Dale Amos and Edna Wick (Robinson) Jones. He married Lila Holmes in 1950. In 1970, he married Peggy Hagans. She preceded him in death in 2005. He was a farmer and city maintenance worker. He also served in the U.S. Navy. Survivors include a son, Randall Dean Jones, Wellington; two daughters, Drena Holmes, Enid, Okla., and Maurine Howell, Tunas, Mo.; three brothers, Cecil Jones, Utica, Guy Jones, Cedar Ridge, Colo., and Glenn Jones, Eckart, Colo.; a sister, Deloris Huxman, Utica; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Utica United Methodist Church; burial in Utica Cemetery. Visitation will be until 9 p.m. today at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, 207 North Pennsylvania, Ness City. Memorials are suggested to Veterans Memorial Park in care of Frank Stull American Legion Post No. 152, Ness City, KS, 67560. Marvin Lamatsch ; Marvin Lamatsch, 62, Claflin, ; "died Wednesday, June 14,2006Vat "' '' Via CHristi' Regibhal Medial'' " ! • Center-St. Francis campus, 'Wi^ chita. He was born Sept. 17,1943, near Odin to Clement and Anna (Sauber) Lamatsch. He married Carol Hipp on April 20,1963, in Odin. He was a farmer and stockman. He also served in the U.S. Army National Guard. Survivors include his wife, of the home; five sons, David Lamatsch, Greg Lamatsch, and John Paul Lamatsch, all of Odin, Robert Lamatsch, Pratt, and Matt Lamatsch, Beloit; four daughters, Kathy Vopat, Great Bend, Patti Lane, Hays, Debbie Schindler, Paola, and Vicki Manke, Scott City; three sisters, Lou Ann Morgenstern, Hoisington, Doris Ross, Wichita, and Mary Davenport, Manhattan; and 17 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Elizabeth Mayorga. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Family Catholic Church, Odin; burial in Holy Family Cemetery. Visitation will be until 5 p.m. today at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, 415 Main, Hoisington, KS 67544, and from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the church. A vigil service will be at 7 p.m. today at the church, followed by a Knights of Columbus Rosary. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Harry Hynes AiimMALSfiincfs Christine Frances 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. Clarence Victor Nonas, 80, Ellis, died Tuesday, June 13,2006, at his home. 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. today at St. Mary Catholic Church, Ellis. Mary Lois Gross, 89, Novato, Calif., a former Russell resident, died Thursday, May 11,2006, in Novato. Services will be at 3 p.m. July 2 at the First Congregational Church, Russell. Agnes Jennie Schoenthaler, 97, Green Mountain Falls, Colo., died Monday, June 5, 2006. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Wasinger- Keithley Funeral Chapel; In- urnment will follow at Mount . Hope Cemetery. Services will be at a later date in Green Mountain Falls. Cleal "Dode" Harrison, 94, Oakley, died Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at Windsor of Lawrence. Memorial •services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oakley First United Methodist Church; private inurnment will follow at a later date. Hospice, Odin Knights of Columbus No. 2630, or Claflin Ambulance Service in care of the funeral home. Carolyn Kay McMahpn . '••! : ' •>• -l.-r " ! «t; ill..-'..'!, i Carolyn Kay McMahon, 66, HutchUisoh.'died Wednesday, "" June 14, 2006, at her home. She was born Nov. 26,1939, in Salina to Goodhardt Lawrence Giersch and Ellen Mae Holmes. She was a 1957 graduate of Abilene High School and attended Fort Hays State University. She married Pat L. McMahon Jr. on June 27,1959, in Abilene. She retired after working 25 years in the health industry, and was also "Kandy the Clown" for over 38 years through Knights of Columbus. She was a member of Church of the Holy Cross, Hutchinson, Sweet Adelines, Beta Sigma Phi, Altar Society of the church and a hospice volunteer. Survivors include her husband, of the home, two sons, Michael John McMahon, Salina, and Daniel Lynn McMahon, Wichita; a daughter, Patricia Marie Kentopp, Rose Hill; a brother, Marvin Giersch, Durango, Colo.; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Church of the Holy Cross, with Father Joseph Eckberg officiating; followed by graveside services at 4 p.m. at Mount St. Joseph Cemetery, Abilene, with Father Henry Baxa officiating. Burial will follow at the cemetery. She had requested casual dress at her service. Visitation will be until 9 p.m. today, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Satur- Mirtlna Ruttor, 90, WaKeeney, formerly of Plainville, died Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at Hays Medical Center. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Plainville; burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visitation will be until 8 p.m. today at Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, 409 S. Cochran, Plainville, KS 67663. Helen R. Delne*, 83, WaKeeney, died Tuesday, June 13,2006, at Trego County- Lemke Memorial Hospital, WaKeeney. Services Will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Zion Lutheran Church, Trego Center; burial at Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Schmitt Funeral Home, 336 N. 12th St., WaKeeney. Nancy Louise Kraus, 53, Ellis, died Tuesday, June 13, 2006, at Hays Medical Center. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ellis United Methodist Church; burial in ' Mount Hope Cemetery, Ellis. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today at Wasfnger- Keithley Funeral Chapel, 400 E. 17th St. OlITIMY POLICY TTw Hays Dally News will pub- llsha bask, 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. day, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, all at Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Reno County of Holy Family, Camp for Disabled,-W,ich> ta Diocese, in care of funeral home. Personal condolences may be left for the family at www.elliott mortuary.com. Irene Wilma Wagoner Irene Wilma Wagoner, 98, Norton, died Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at Good Samaritan Center, Oberlin. She was born Oct. 21,1907, near Hill City to William and Gertrude (Hutton) Hardman. She attended school in Hill City and Graham County, graduating from Lenora High School with a normal training certificate for teaching grade school. She married Floyd Wagoner on May 11,1928. He preceded her in death in 1967. She was a teacher, former co-owner of Lenora Drug Store and later worked at Browne's Clothing Store, Norton. Survivors include two daughters, Joy Kronenberg, Springfield, 111., and Elda Youngs, Me- Cook, Neb.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at United Parish Church, Lenora, burial in Lenora South Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Enfield Funeral Home, 215 W. Main, Norton. Memorials are suggested to Irene Wagoner Memorial Fund. HEIL: Despite retirement, summer will be busy CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 Through it all, the most rewarding experience, Heil said, is the student success stories. "You hear about students going off and doing great things," he said. "Just last week I got to see a student who just got back from an internship in China. She just had the whole world opened up for her. I went up and gave her a hug because I hadn't seen her in a year, and I told her that this is what makes it all worth it as a teacher." As Heil finishes cleaning out his office, the new chairwoman of the department is moving her stuff in. The department will be split up for the first time in more than a decade this fall semester, with Shala Mills serving as chairwoman of the political sci- ence department and Brian Kinnaird taking over justice studies. "It was such a good time for my retirement to take place because we were looking for this split," Heil said. "Both departments are in excellent hands, and that feels good, going away from here with that comfort." HeiFs first order of business after Saturday: heavy golfing. "I'm going to be out on the course as soon as I can," he said. He's also planning on being a walking scorer in early July's U.S. Senior Open in Hutchinson, going to a massive family reunion in Chicago, keeping his grandchildren over for a few weeks and getting more involved with politics. He'll soon become president of the Optimist's Club, "It's going to be a busy summer," he said. "Hopefully we make it through everything in one piece." Heil also hopes to catch up on some reading, the kind of reading a chairman doesn't always have the time for. During a cleaning day, Heil found one piece of text that might be on the agenda. When Heil was boxing up the books in his office, he found a tattered copy of Plato's "Republic." This was the book he did his high school senior thesis on, the book that sparked his passion for politics. "It's funny," he said, "the things that end up having an effect on your life." This book he will keep. Reporter Mlcah Merles can be reached at (785)628-1801, ext. 139, or by e-mail at wWWRMP LOSS: Hill City will be closest post office CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 The public attended a meeting Tuesday night about the closure. Post office representatives from Salina and the Hill City office, and a representative from Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' office, explained the convenience of curbside mail. However, as Taylor put it, that's not the point. "The idea is they kill your town. It's a real neat community because everybody looks after everybody," she said. "But it doesn't matter to them. It doesn't bother them to close little post offices. They have no ties here." Though Penokee will be allowed to keep its zip code, the mail will come through Hill City. The closure is not so simple as locking the door and walking away that Friday morning. Residents are having to make preparations ahead of time — preparations that cost money. The 25 families that are affected by the change are required to install mail boxes in front of their houses at their own expense before June 24. That day will be the first day of home delivery. People are having trouble finding boxes, and the area stores are sold out. Taylor and Kenny Shepherd, a resident since 1968, have been helping people locate and install them. Taylor was the first one to get a mail box up — an oversized catfish — Friday. The county still needs to put up the street signs previously ordered for the 911 right-of-way system. Graham County engineer Gary Cameron said the signs should be up by the time the mail system switches over. The cost of installing a box, Shepherd said, is about $100 for materials and labor. That's 44 years worth of small post office box rent. "If a package comes and no one is home and we have to sign for it, we have to go all the way to Hill City," she said. Mailing packages will have to be done 10 minutes up the road at Hill City, Taylor said, but she has been told they can buy stamps or money orders from the mail carrier. Taylor will have to send at least 100 change of address notifications. This isn't the first time that Penokee had to deal with the loss of its post office. "They tried to close us in 1995 and didn't get the job done," Taylor said. Reporter Stacie R. Sandall can be reached at (785) 628-1081, ext. 136, or by e-mail at ssandall@ dally news. net. NUSS: Several options exist CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 "I don't see how anything but information from those three individuals is relevant," said hearing examiner Edward G. Collister, a Lawrence attorney who represents the commission. A House investigative panel has been looking into whether Morris obtained information from the lunchtime chat with Nuss that influenced the passage of a three- year, $541 million school finance package to meet the court's mandate for, ^dditioria^sctyjol funding.,, Several senators have'told 'the committee'about wha't tiieyisay Morris'told them about his talks with a court employee, although Morris and Brungardt have thus far declined to testify. But Badgerow said that only the discussions of the parties at the lunch proved important for determining whether judicial rules were broken. An investigative panel filed a formal complaint last month against Nuss for alleged violations that resulted conversation. In a response filed earlier this month, Nuss, who has no prior disciplinary record as a lawyer or judge, acknowledged the discussion was a "lapse in judgment" but claims it ultimately proved harmless. Badgerow also said that he planned to call witnesses who could testify to the "sterling character of Justice Nuss." The attorney also said he ultimate goal was to get the complaint against Nuss "dismissed," which could happen if the Commission on Judicial Qualifications find insufficient evidence to prove the charges. r.t . -i that there-.is sufficient evidence to.. trove 'that Nuss committed a y io- . .• . ' lation, it could decide to admonish the justice. Or the commissipn could recommend that the Kansas Supreme Court discipline the justice through public censure or suspend him from his duties. A sitting Supreme Court justice only can be removed from office by the Legislature through the impeachment process. Judicial branch spokesman Ron Keefover said the commission's final ruling could be issued up to several months after the August hearing, Midday markets LOCAL INTEREST Courtesy Dimll G. satbsl, Edwitd Jones Pric* Change AlltellCorp 61.49 -.52 Anheuser Busch 45.55 +.13 AT&T 27.BO + .07 Atmos Energ Common 26.70 + .05 BankAmerlca Corp 47.60 -.31 Baxter 38.34 -.27 BP 68.42 -.65 Caremark Rx 47.42 -.38 Commerce Banes 50.24 -.11 ConAgra 22.25 +.16 Deere & Co 80.60 + .28 Out & Phelp 10.26 -.08 Duke Energy 29.14 -.06 El Paso Corp 14.47 -.14 Halliburton 73.00 -1.34 Kinder Morgan 99.79 -.12 KellwoodCo 28.56 -.48 LIVESTOCK CourtMy DACO Inc. ' ' * Est. Cattle Slaughter Choice 3-beef (cut-out) Western Ks Cattle Peoria Hogs CHICAGO MERCANTILE CourtMy DACO Inc. Pr*v Hloh Prev Low Live Beef Cattle" June August October December 81.22 82.60 86.05 87.15 77.90 79.40 63.25 84.85 125,000 $151.65 $7800 $5300 csnts per pound Prev ClOM 80.95 82.60 85.95 87.10 Noon Quote 61.00 82.77 86.00 87.35 Feeder Cattle August September October November Hog* July August October December 112.42 111.82 110.57 109.65 75.90 73.30 62.16 57.60 109.42 108.80 107.65 106.70 74.00 71.30 60.60 56.70 112.35 111.82 110.47 109.57 76.40 72.60 61.62 67.47 112.20 111.50 110.60 109.40 76.16 72.20 61.67 58.00 Pork belllei July August February OIL 94.25 90.00 84.66 92.85 89.00 84.66 CourtMy Daco Inc. 94.10 89.80 84.56 95.00 91.00 86.00 dollars p*r barrel Noon quotes Price Change Kroger 19.59 -.17 McDonald's 33.15 ...20 Microsoft 21.94 -.13 Molson Coors 67.88 . -.33 Northwest Nat. Gas 35.08 -.06 Raytheon Co 43.76 -.30 Semco Energy Inc 5.75 -.02 Southwest Gas Corp 29.38 -.20 Sprint Nextel 20.24 -.41 SyskoCorp 30.41 +.14 Sykes Enterprises 15.84 -.17 Lowes Co 62.20 -.93 Home Depot Inc 36.96 -.41 Liz Claiborne 37.66 -.06 Union Pacific 89.05 -1.13 Wai Mart 48.60 -.06 Westar Energy 21.62 + .01 HAYS CASH GRAINS Courtesy Midland Marketing dollars Local cash wheat 4.25 Local cash mllo 3,42 KANSAS CITY WHEAT Courtesy DACO Inc. dollars per bushel Prev Prev Prev Noon High Low Close Quote July 4.66 4.60 Vi 4.64 4.59 Vi September 4.74 4.69 'A 4.72% 4.70 December 4.84 4.79'/z 4.81% 4.79 CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE aftpr nramaHr oai OJlVl III CtlllCtllt gCU NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks dipped modestly today at the end of a week of zigzag trading that saw stocks sell off early in the week then rebound sharply. Traders paused after a two-session rally undid weeks of down trading that had erased the gains in the major indexes for the year. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 110 points Wednesday and nearly 200 points Thursday. It was the index's best two-day run since April 2003. The day's economic data was robust, which could spook inflation-wary traders. The deficit in the broadest measure of foreign trade showed an unexpectedly large Improvement during the first three months of this year. Kansas Crude, noon quote $61.00 NY Spot Crude, noon quote ..,$69.05 -$.46 LIVESTOCK National Slaughter Cattle Summary - Week Ending today. Compared to last week: Slaughter cattle prices In Nebraska traded 3.00 lower on a dressed basis and 2.00 to 3.00 lower on a live basis. Trade remains at a standstill In the Southam Plains a» futures prices rallied on Thursday and feadlots a/e reluctant to sell cattle at lower money. Boxed beet cut-out values Thursday averaged 140,25 dn £.11 from last Friday. Sales of a, slaughter cattle on a nation*! baij* \V ntgeHaf m »d <*ih tr»d«s throMUh Thursday attimoofl war* very light and totaled 67,260 head. Last week's full count totaled 217,747 head. Courtesy DACO Ino. Prev High Wheat July 3.65% September 3.83 December 4.01 Corn July 2.36% September 2.50 December 2.64 Soybeans July 5.98 August 6.05 November 6.26 Vi Soybean meal July 180.70 August 181.60 October 183.40 Oat* July 1.95 September 1.8314 December 1.95 Prev Prev Noon Low Close Quote dollars per bushel 3.60 Vi 3.61 '/4 3.59 Vi 3.76 3.76 Vi 3.76% 3.94 3.95 3.93 Vi dollar* per bushel 2.32 2.33 2.34 Vt 2.43W 2.44Vi 2.46% 2.67 Vi 2.68 Vi 2.60 dollars per buahel 6.91 5.92 Vi 5.95 5.98 VS 6.99 V4 6,02% 6,19 6.20V!i 6.23 dollars per ton 177.60 179.10 180.30 178.80 180.20 181.50 181.60 181.70 183.50 • dollars per buahel 1.92% 1.94% 1.94% 1.90W 1.93% 1.91 1.92V4 1.94V4 1.93 Vi METALS NEW YORK (AP) — Spot nonterrous metal prices today. Copper • 337.90 cents Cathode full plate, U.S. destinations. v Copper 330.90 cents per Ib., N.Y. Merc spot Thu. Lead • $841.60 per metric ton, London Metal Exoh. Zinc • 149.37 cents Ib., delivered. QoM • (674.0Q Handy & Herman (only dally quote). Silver - NY Merc silver spot month Thursday $9.960 up $0.243. *

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