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A6 • TUESDAY • SEPTEMBER 17,2002 • THE HAYS DAILY NEWS FOR THE RECORD Deaths Eugene 'Gene' Leiker HAYS — Eugene "Gene" Leiker, 80, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2002, at his home. Ho was born Feb. 9, 1922, in Antonino to August and Pauline (Unrein) Leiker. He was a U. S. Army Air Force veteran serving during World War II. He married Mary Befort on Nov. 15, 1944, in Antonino. He worked for Midwest Energy as an electrician for 37 years. He was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and the American Legion. Survivors include his wife, of the home; four sons, Dennis, Houston, Gary, Natoma, Ric and Rod. both of Hays; a daughter, Linda Sekavec, Ness City; four brothers, Alphonse, Kansas City, Kan., Clarence and Edwin, both of Hutchinson, and Milton, Hays; two sisters, Norma Jean Fox, Golden, Colo., and Bernita Boos, Ellis; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred and Norbert, and two sisters, Josepha Baker and Armella Knoll. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father Kevin Weber officiating; burial with military honors by the American Legion in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays. A parish vigil service will be at (3:30 p.m. Thursday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 20th and Pine. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Hospice of Hays Medical Center or for Masses. Ness City to Leo and Mary Meis Wendler. He married Louise Holmes on Sept. 8,1950, in Ness City. He was a former high school teacher in Alexander and an instructor at Dodge City Community College. He was a former division chairman and president of the faculty association at the college. He was a member of Rotary Club, Kiwanis, Knights of Columbus and Sacred Heart Cathedral, all of Dodge City. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Kirby, Kansas City, Kan., Kell, Gardner, and Kane, Wichita; four daughters, Kim Pember, Emporia, Karla Hoss, Yukon, Okla., Kerry Oakes, Emporia, and Kody Quint, Dodge City; a brother, Virgil Wendler, Chapman; a sister, Betty Demuth, California; 16 grandchildren; three step grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death, by four brothers, Clarence, Sylvester, Arthur and Mel Wendler, and a sister, Lillian Karnowski. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Ness City, with Father Gregory LeBlanc officiating; burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery. A rosary will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the church. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Ness City. Memorials are suggested to the church. ADDITIONAL SERVICES HAYS — Margaret M. Beilman, 92, a resident of St. John's of Hays Nursing Home, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at Hays Medical Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at Brock's North Hill Chapel, 2509 Vine. There will be an Altar Society and Christian Mothers rosary at 4 p.m., and Eagles Service at 6 p.m., a VFW Auxiliary service at 6:30 p.m., and a parish vigil service at 7 p.m., all today at the funeral home. RUSSELL — Daniel C. Stark, 42, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at Russell Regional Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. John Lutheran Church, Russell; burial at a later date. No visitation is planned. Pohlman's, Mortuary, Russell, is in charge of arrangements. WITT: Mental evaluation points to schizophrenia For obituaries 24 hours a day, go to: obits.hdnews.net online obituaries brought to you by: INSIDE C.S. POST Bl CO. - HAYS I 17 W.I tTH ST. • 7SS.628.3OOO REOEENASBYCSPOST.COM Francis Brokar, Dodge City; and three grandchildren. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City, with the Rev. Stan Bryant officiating. Visitation will be until 8 p.m. today at the Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City. Memorials are suggested to the organization of the donor's choice. Emma Mae Anderson Mary EH en Fabricius Alfred J.Brull HAYS — Alfred J. Brull, 87, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at Hays Medical Center. He was born May 10,1915, in Hays to Thomas J. and Mary (Ruder) Brull. He married Lyclia O. Schmiclt'on May 7,1940,' HI Catherine. He was former qwner of Brull's Appliance and Repair. He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and the Eagle's Lodge, both of Hays. Survivors include his wife, Hays; a son, Kenneth, Hays; a daughter, Gloria Kennedy, Tulsa, Okla.; two sisters, Henrietta Brull, Hays and Virginia Cavaiani, Caldwell, Idaho; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a brother, Francis Brull. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church with Father David Metz officiating; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. An Eagles service will be at 6 p.m. and a parish vigil service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 20th and Pine. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Hays Good Samaritan Center, 2700 Canal, or for Masses. Werner Denis 'Pokey' Wendler GARDNER — Werner Denis "Pokey" Wendler, 71, died Friday, Sept. 18, 2002, at his home. He was born March 5, 1931, in NESS CITY — Emma Mae Anderson, 85, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at Ness County Hospital. She was born Sept. 13,1917, in McCracken to Albert and Edith (Avery) Norlin. She married Gerald Anderson on July 11, 1937, in McCracken. He died April 24,1968. She was a secretary for the Smoky Hill School District in Ransom for many years. She was a member of United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star and Brownell Senior Center, all of Brownell and the Leisure Years Center, Ness City. Survivors include two sons, Norman Anderson, Indianola, Iowa, and Stephen Anderson, Brownell; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. ... . ^.. She was preceded in death by a MarjqrieIrvjn and Charlotte, Nor-... firi,' and" a grandson. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church, Brownell, with the Rev. Sandy Ferguson officiating; burial in McCracken Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Ness City, and until 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Memorials are suggested to Ness County Long Term Care, Ness City. Marcie Lynn Wolff OFFERLE — Marcie Lynn Wolff, 44, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at Western Plains Medical Complex, Dodge City. She was born Nov. 20, 1957, in Salina to Marvin and Nita (Levin) Hoover. She graduated from Dodge City Community College. She married Wade Wolff on June 4, 1976, in Dodge City. She was assistant manager for a retail business. She was a member of the Rozel Christian Fellowship and Dodge City Bowling League. Survivors include her husband, Offerle; a son, Jason, Dodge City; three daughters, Gennie Wolff, Hays, Gretchen Wolff, Goodland, and Kaite Wolff, Offerle; her mother, Minneola; a sister, Janice Cunningham, Colorado Springs, Colo.; her grandmother, HILL CITY — Mary Ellen Fabricius, 91, died Sunday, Sept. 15,2002, at Graham County Hospital. She was born June 27,1911, hi rural Logan to Lewis Valentine and Delia Elizabeth (Shearer) Slinker. She married Alvin D. Fabricius in December 1949. He died Sept. 28,1971. She was a homemaker, teacher and secretary She had been a resident of Hill City since 1940. She was a member of Hill City United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Glorious Golden Women of the United Methodist Church, past member of Rainbow Junior Club and was a volunteer at Dawson Place Nursing Home , and Missipn,!Mar.t. Surtfiyqrif;«JciMe a son, David, •. She was preceded in deathsby a brother, Lewis "Bud" Slinker, and a sister, Helen Moore. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Spencer-Stinemetz Funeral Chapel, Hill City, with the Rev. Sam Owen officiating; burial in Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Hill City. No visitation is planned. Memorials are suggested to the Graham County Emergency Medical Services. Leslie Lee Hosier PLAINVILLE — Leslie Lee "Les"'Hosier, 46, died Friday, Sept. 13,2002, at Wesley Medical Center. He was born Feb. 16, 1956, in Kimball, Neb., to Billy Lee and Patricia (Maupin) Hosier. He married Kari Linn Anderson on March 12, 1977, in Plainville. He was a Natoma and Plainville area resident most of his life. He was employed by Randy's Well Service in Plainville servicing oil wells. Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Shaun Leslie, Plainville; a daughter, Erin Michelle Hosier, Plainville; his mother, Natoma; two brothers, Bob, Natoma, and Russell, Kirwin; a sister, Kathy Thompson, Gardner; and a granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his father. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Moore-Overlease Fu- neral Chapel, Plainville, with the Rev. Gary Peters officiating, and military honors by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. There will be no visitation. Memorials are suggested to the Leslie Hosier Memorial Fund. Walburga 'Burgie' Albers OAKLEY — Walburga "Burgie" Albers, 91, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2002, at Logan County Hospital. She was born Aug. 18,1911, in Sheridan County to Barney and Regina (Robben) Dickman. She married Joseph.C. Albers on Feb. 8, 1933, in Angelus. He died Dec. 2,1986. She was a homemaker, seamstress and lifetime area resident. She was a cook for Twin Twist and Oakley Manor, both of Oakley. She was a charter member of St. Catherine Circle, a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Oakley, Altar Society and Daughters of Isabella. She was a past member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Angelus, Bible Study group and Oakley Garden Club. Survivors include four sons, Bernard, Houston, Henry, Oakley, Robert T, Garden City, Mo., and Fred, Oakley; six daughters, Joan Lobmeyer, Garden City, Mary Jean Delz'eit, Dodge City, Frances • Ryan* iColby,• Ann Or >A1» > bers->Mages, Topeka, < > Rosanne LaBarge, Oakley, and Carla Deckert, Topeka; four brothers, Robert J. Dickman, Grinnell, Edmund Dickman, Menlo, Gilbert Dickman, Denver, and Al Dickman, Mesa, Ariz.; two sisters, Sister Mary Martha Dickman, Salina, and Jean Rietcheck, Grinnell; 49 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 66 great- grandchildren; five stepgreat- grandchildren; and two great- great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sons, Joseph C. Albers Jr., Frank Albers and Ronnie Albers, a daughter, Reinette Schoepner, two grandsons, a great-grandchild, five brothers, John Dickman, Tony Dickman, Monsignor Bernard Dickman, Vince Dickman and Dave Dickman, two sisters, Sister Regina Marie Dickman and Martha Feldt Hamer. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Oakley, with Fathers Jim Grennan and Don McCarthy officiating; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Oakley. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday at Kennedy- Koster Funeral Home, Oakley, and from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the church. A rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the church. Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph School or Logan County Manor. • CONTINUED FROM PAGE AQ Because all three parties agreed that "he's not a criminal," Oiler said he thought it would be wrong to hold Witt hi the Russell County Jail for another week. On Monday, Bennington ordered Witt to Lamed State Hospital. In 120 days, he will return to Russell County District Court for another report from the hospital. "The Russell County Jail is not a place to put mentally ill people," Oiler said this morning. "It was clear that Tony needed treatment. ... Now he is being treated for mental illness as opposed to being prosecuted as a criminal." Logan's mental evaluation included a recording of Witt's 20- year struggle with schizophrenia. Until a few years ago, medications had afforded him "little success." But when he was prescribed Clozapine, then an experimental drug, "it was a like a miracle drug" for Witt, Oiler said. The mental disease did not disappear, but Oiler said "he could rationalize between the delusions." "Even though he's on the medicine, the schizophrenia is still there. It masks the schizophrenia, but it doesn't make it go away." A risk of Clozapine is a rare blood disorder, which can lead to death. Because of that risk, professionals suggested Witt switch to Zyprexa, another drug without .the risks of Clozapine. The change of medications was done incrementally, and by October 2001, Witt had made the switch completely. "It was almost three weeks to the day that his mother died," Oiler said. During the late hours on Nov. 5, 2001, Russell police responded to a 911 call at the Witt home. When authorities arrived, Rosanna Witt, 69, and her son were inside. Rosanna Witt died less than an hour after she 1 was transported to Russell Regional Hospital. Her son was taken into custody. An "insanity defense" used to be common, but Oiler said the state of Kansas no longer recognizes the defense mechanism. Attorneys still are required to notify a court if they intend to utilize that defense strategy, but when proven, the criminal trial proceeds to a mental illness trial. Now, public safety is considered alongside what further treatment is necessary for the defendant. Court Report Divorces granted David A. Percy, Hays, and Ann D. Percy, Victoria. Timothy L. Kroeger and Lindsay D. Kroeger, both of Ellis. Bryce R. Mog, Wilson, and Gina R. Schonthaler, Hays. John R. Bennett and Savilla A. Bennett, both of Hays. James R. Peoples, Blockton, Iowa, and Carol A. Peoples, Hays. Anthony Adams, Hays, and Dana L. Adams, Lebo. John L. Peterson, Osborne, and Susan K. Peterson, Russell. Michael L. Mader and Andrea J. Mader, both of Hays. Sheriff Report A 1963 pickup was reported stolen in the 800 block of East 41st Sept. 9. The value of the loss is estimated at $1,500. A 56-year-old Hays man was arrested. Possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal use of a weapon were reported hi the 2700 block of Canal Sept. 10. A 25-year-old Hays man/was arrested. ! • -•>. •''••' " :V! Humane Society The following animals are at the Humane'Society of the High Plains animal shelter, 2050 E. Old U.S. Highway 40, (785) 6255252: A tan-and-white border collie mix found Sept. 16 in the 5100 block of Vine. A white long-haired Persian found Sept. 16 in the 100 block of Ash'- '"' ' " •It); Stocks Market falls with McDonald's warning NEW YORK (AP) — A drop in industrial production and a profit warning from McDonald's today weakened investors' already shaky confidence in the economy, prompting them to again sell off stocks. In early afternoon trading, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 93.01, or 1.1 percent, at 8,287,17, and its biggest loser was McDonald's. The market's broader gauges also fell. The Nasdaq composite index declined 5.13, or 0.4 percent, to 1,270.75. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 8.04, or 0.9 percent, to 883.06. The last time all three indexes ended a session higher was a week ago, in part because in-' vestors have been wary of making commitments to the market based on fears of a war with Iraq.' Investors have also been brac-| ing for third-quarter earnings warnings, which companies will' be issuing for the remainder of this month, and have been equal-' ly discouraged by reports indicat-' ing that the economy remains soft. ' Midday markets LOCAL INTEREST SUSPECT: Vehicle discovered near Grand Junction Courtesy Darrell G. Selbel, Edward Jones Price Change Alltell Corp 44.79 -.90 Anheuser Busch 52.72 -.31 Aquila 4.76 -.26 Atmos Energy Common 21.65 -.31 BankAmerica Corp 68.58 -.40 Baxter 32.79 -.61 BP 42.05 -1.53 Caremark Rx 17.35 + .40 Cinergy 31.45 -.80 Commerce 42.20 + .24 ConAgra 26.12 + .23 Deere & Co 47.27 + .04 Dufl&Phelp 10.11 -.09 El Paso Corp 14.48 -.58 Halliburton 14.26 -.34 Kinder Morgan 39.06 -1.33 LIVESTOCK • CONTINUED FROM PAGE Al Authorities are awaiting positive identification through fingerprinting. The three were being sought in connection with a murder near Grand Junction, Colo. Deputy Tanya Brechlin of the Mesa County (Colo.) Sheriff's office said that at about 9 p.m. Saturday, deputies discovered a suspicious vehicle near a dam near Grand Junction. The vehicle, which was partially submerged in the river, had been reported stolen in Orangeville, Utah. The body of a 20- year-old white male was found nearby. An autopsy revealed the cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds. His positive identification is pending, along with notification of family. Brechlin said a vehicle belonging to the victim was missing, and a nationwide bulletin was issued for it. Kansas law enforcement officers spotted it near Goodland about 11 p.m. Sunday night. Authorities at Goodland briefly chased the vehicle but lost sight of it. A short time later, authorities near Colby spotted the vehicle, and a second chase began. At about 11:43 p.m., Colby police officers attempted to stop the vehicle on Interstate 70. It left the interstate at Colby and headed south on Kansas Highway 25 to U.S. Highway 40. During the chase, numerous shots were fired at pursuing law enforcement officers, but Kansas authorities did not return fire. About a half-mile south of Thomas County, just inside Logan County, officers stopped the vehicle by flattening its tires with spikes placed in the roadway by the Logan County under- sheriff. The undersheriff was shot at as the vehicle crashed into a ditch near Oakley, said Logan County Sheriff Pat Parson. Schenck was taken to the Thomas County Jail in Colby, and Ricketts was taken to Logan County Hospital in Oakley for treatment of a gunshot wound to one of her feet that was reported to be more than a day old. She later was taken to the Colby jail. Both Colorado and Kansas authorities said their initial investigation suggests Poulsen was the driver of the vehicle. -He was pronounced dead at the Oakley hospital. Both Schenck and Ricketts were arrested on charges of attempted murder and aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer. lotteries Picks The winning numbers in Monday's Kansas Lottery "Daily Pick 3" game: 4-2-2 • • • Super Kansas Cash One player hit the jackpot Monday night in the "Super Kansas Cash" drawing, worth an estimated $775,000. 5-13-20-27-31 Super Cashball: 16. No players matched five of the first set, with each ticket worth $2,000. The next Kansas Cash drawing will be worth an estimated $100,000. • •• 2 by 2 No player won the grand prize Monday night in the Kansas " by 2" drawing, worth $20,000. Red Numbers: 15-21 White Numbers: 9-13 Three numbers were picked by 22 players, with each ticket worth $100. Courtesy DACO Inc. Est. Cattle slaughtered 130,000 Choice 3 bee) (cut out) 110.61 Western Kansas cattle 66.00 Peoriahogs 26.50 CHICAGO MERCANTILE Courtesy DACO Inc. cents per pound Prev Prev Prev Noon High Low Close Quote Live Beef Cattle October 70.47 69.75 69.77 69.97 December 72.67 71.97 72.05' 72.15 February 73.20 72.50 72.77 72.85 April 73.52 73.00 73.05 73.15 Feeder Cattle September 81.05 80.60 80.75 80.95 October 81.45 80.75 80.97 81.42 November 81.55 80.90 81.07 81.60 January 79.60 79.15 79.27 79.80 Hogs October 36.40 35.45 35.72 36.05 December 38.30 37.15 37.30 37.30 February 45.60 44.50 44.75 44.10 April 51.10 50.40 50.65 50.25 Pork bellies February 69.80 68.15 68.27 69.00 March 69.50 68.00 68.00 68.00 May 70.50 69.25 69.25 69.25 OIL Courtesy Daco Inc. dollars per barrel Western Kansas Crude, noon quote .. 25.00 NY spot crude, noon quote 28.73 -.12 ST. JOSEPH LIVESTOCK ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Estimated Receipts: 200. Compared to last Monday barrows and gilts sold 1.00 lower. Lower hog market was noticed today as predicted late last week. Barrows and gilts 48-50 percent lean 23Q-270 Ibs 25.50-26.00. Sows: Scarce. Boars: Not tested. Noon quotes ,i Price Chsnge Kellwood Co 25.02 + .08 1 Kroger 15.96 -2.05, McDonald's 19.40 -2.29 . Microsoft 47.79 +.01 , Northwest Nat. Gas 28.55 + .05 i Oakwood Homes 1.91 -.04 < Raytheon Co 34.75 -2.13 • SBC Communications Inc 24.42 -.116' Semco Energy Inc 8.65 -.03 ' Southwest Gas Corp 21.94 -.04, Sprint Corp 10.03 -.02 . Sysco Corp 30.56 -.46 j Sykes Enterprises, Inc 5.86 -.12 . Union Pacilic 58.71 -.26 ' Wal-Mart 54.71 -.04 Westar Energy 10.85 -.15 ', HAYS CASH GRAINS ', Courtesy Midland Marketing dollars ' Local cash wheat 4.33 1 Local cash milo 4.59 i ^ KANSAS CITY WHEAT i Courtesy DACO Inc. Prev High December 4.56 March 4.47 May 4.24 dollars per bushel 1 Prev Prev Noon Low Close Quote . 4.41 4.55% 4.53'A ' 4.33 4.46% 4.41 % J 4.13 4.22% 4.18% , I CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE Courtesy DACO Inc. Prev High Wheat December 4.04 March 4.05% May 3.89 Corn December 2.78 % March 2.84% May 2.85% Soybeans November 5.73 January 5.77 March 5.77 Soybean meal October 183.80 December 183.90 January 183.70 Oats December 1.98'A March 1.93 May 1.91 METALS Prev Prev Noon Low Close Quote dollars per bushel 3.87 % 4.00% 4.00% 3.91% 4.03% 4.02% 3.78 3.87 3.84 dollars per bushel 2.72 2.78 2.75 2.78 2.83% 2.81 2.80 2.85% 2.83 dollars per bushel 5.57 5.72% 5.69'A 5.60% 5.76'A 5.72% 5.62% 5.75% 5.74 dollars per Ion 177.80 183.40 182.20 177.60 183.40 182.20 187.50 1183.40 082.20 dollars per bushel 1.93'A 1.98'A 1.98% 1.69 1.93 1.93 1.91 1.91 1.91 NEW YORK (AP) — Spot nonlerrous metal < prices today.Lead - .45 cents per Ib. 4 Gold - $317.10 troy oz., NY Merc spot Mon. ' Silver - $4.549 Iroy oz., N.Y. Mere spot Mon. 1 Mercury - $154.00 per 76 Ib llask, N.Y.

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