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THHE SALINA JOURNAL NEWS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 1998 A7 DEATHS & FUNERALS T SALINE COUNTY COMMISSION Juanita Bencken kE'XFORD — Juanita Bencken, 7£j Rexford, died Monday, June 1, I£p8, at Citizens Medical Center, Colby. Mrs. Bencken was born Juanita W£$>b on Jan. 24, 1923, near Mon- tr{»se. She lived in Kansas City, Mo., for two years before moving to*Hiawatha n 1966. She returned to* Rexford in 1976. She was a hojnemaker, nurse's aide and operated a cafe in Rexford. Her husband, Edward, preceded in death. JJurvivors include two sons, Wesley of Rexford and Darrell of Topeka; two daughters, Sharen BtSncken of Williamstown, N.J., aiffi Karen Bencken of Oakley; six grandchildren; and seven great- grandchildren. IS. graveside service will be at 10J30 a.m. Thursday in Rexford Cemetery, the Rev. James Hoover officiating. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 pun. today and from 8 to 10 a.m. Thursday at Pauls Funeral Home, Selden 67757. I L?Roy Bixenman COLBY — LeRoy Bixenman, 74, Colby, died Tuesday, June 2,1998, at Citizens Medical Center, Colby. Harrison Chapel, Colby, is handling arrangements. I. Verna Dusin PHILLIPSBURG — I. Verna D^sin, 73, Phillipsburg, died Sun- dajy, May 31,1998, at University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City. Mrs. Dusin was born I. Verna Sasse on May 20, 1925, in Smith County and was a resident of Stuttgart for several years before moving to Phillipsburg. She formerly worked in the accounting department for KN Energy. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Stuttgart. Her husband, Harold C., died in 1991. Survivors include a son, Robert of Fairway; a daughter, Ann Robertson of Leawood; a brother, Maynard Sasse of Hutchinson; three sisters, Carolyn Gillen of Hutchinson, and Arlene Benn and Dorene Kuhlmann, both of Smith Center; and two grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, the Rev. Bill "J." Terry Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society. The casket will remain closed. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Thursday at Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, 1115 Second, Phillipsburg 67661, where family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Dora Austen Ferrell WICHITA — Dora Austen Ferrell, 86, Wichita, died May 11,1998, at Dodge City. Mrs. Ferrell was born Dora Austen Paulsen on Aug. 13, 1911, at Lincoln and was a resident of Hojstein, Iowa, Hunter and Arkansas City before moving to Wichita. She was a clerk for Mc- Clellans, and a member of Victory Chapel 151 Order of the Eastern Star; White Shrine of Jerusalem, Arkansas City; Assembly 20 S.O.O.B.; Army Mothers and South Riverside Baptist Church, Wichita. She was preceded in death by her husbands, George Austen in 1969 and Charles Ferrell in 1992; ancta grandson. Survivors include a daughter, Gedrgiann Long of Wichita; a son, William Austen of Dodge City; a sister, Clara Teach of Salina; seven "grandchildren; and 12 great- grandchildren. The service was May 14 in RiVerview Cemetery, Arkansas City, the Rev. Wade C. Graber officiating. Memorials may be made to Arrowhead West Inc. or South Riverside Baptist Church. Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home, 100~E. Kansas, Arkansas City 67005, handled arrangements. Velma A. Grace MINNEAPOLIS — Velma A. Grace, 88, Minneapolis, died Saturday, May 30, 1998, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Piano, Texas. Mrs. Grace was born Velma A. Mastellar on Dec. 29, 1909, at Barnard and was a resident of Minneapolis since 1942, moving from Ada. She was a former sales clerk for J.C. Penney's, H.D. Daniels, Banner 5 &10 and Sandy's Fabrics & Fibers, all of Minneapolis. She was a member of Minneapolis First Baptist Church, where she was an organist for more than 40 years. Her husband, Lee E., died in 1971. Survivors include a son, Stanley of Norcross, Ga.; two daughters, Eula Lee Clark of Dallas and Nedra Perry of Atlantic, Iowa; a brother, Leslie Mastellar of Salina; two sisters, Mary Estelle Simpson of Kiowa and Dora Shepard of Today's obituaries SALINA Beverly G. Revels KANSAS COLBY: LeRoy Bixenman*, Pearl Weeks' ELLIS: Delilah Krueger McPHERSON: Homer G. Krehbiel Sr. MINNEAPOLIS: Velma A. Grace, Delia A. Sullivan NORTON: Willis Clifford Nelson PHILLIPSBURG:!. Vema Dusin REXFORD: Juanita Bencken WICHITA: Dora Austen Ferrell - Miltonvale; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Minneapolis First Baptist Church, the Rev. Ron Walker officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Ada. Memorials may be made to the church. The casket will remain closed at the church. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Shields Funeral Home, 405 Argyle, Minneapolis 67467, where family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Homer G. Krehbiel Sr. McPHERSON — Homer G. Krehbiel Sr., 73, McPherson, died Monday, June 1, 1998, at McPherson Memorial Hospital. Mr. Krehbiel was born May 5, 1925, at Pretty Prairie and was a resident of McPherson since 1937, moving from Pretty Prairie. He was an independent oil producer and a member of McPherson First Mennonite Church. A great-granddaughter preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Marie E. of the home; two sons, Homer G. Jr. and Hal G., both of McPherson; a daughter, M. Sue Bonifacio of Vacaville, Calif.; his stepmother, Ella May Krehbiel of Moundridge; a brother, Myron of Alamo, Texas; five sisters, Virginia Kaufman of McPherson, Ruth Goering of Hutchinson, Dorothy Davis of Maggie Valley, N.C., JoAnn Funk of Newton, and Carilyn Norris of Olympia, Wash.; a stepsister, Marty Kaufman of Canton; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Hopefield Mennonite Cemetery, rural Moundridge. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at McPherson First Mennonite Church, Ed R. Stucky officiating. Memorials may be made to the church. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today at Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, 222 W. Euclid, McPherson 67460, where family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today. Delilah Krueger ELLIS — Delilah Krueger, 40, Ellis, died Monday, June 1,1998, at Via Christ! Regional Medical Center, Wichita. Mrs. Krueger was born Delilah Feldt on Sept. 11,1957, at Hays and was a resident of Ellis for about 15 years. She was a registered nurse at Hays Medical Center and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Ellis. Her husband, Charles, died May 23, 1998. Survivors include a son, Jason Skeen of Ellis; a daughter, Megan Skeen of Ellis; a stepson, Michael Krueger of Hays; a stepdaughter, Jessica Krueger of Hays; her parents, John A. and Marge Feldt of Grinnell; two brothers, David Feldt of Santa Fe, N.M., and Dan Feldt of Derby; five sisters, Deanna Scherer of Lancaster, Donna Zerr of Pittsburg, Danelle Persinger of Atwood, Doralee Feldt of Topeka and Dorothy Feldt of Salina. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Revs. Kevin Weber, Gregory Beyer and Galen Long officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Ellis. Memorials may be made to the children's education fund. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Wasinger Funeral Chapel, 400 E. 17th, Ellis 67637. Willis Clifford Nelson NORTON — Willis Clifford Nelson, 63, Norton, died Sunday, May 31,1998, at his home. Mr. Nelson was born July 29, 1934, at La Crosse, Wis., and was a resident of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota before moving to Kansas in 1962. He was the founder and former president of Nelson Brothers Construction. He was a member of Norton First United Methodist Church, where he was in the choir, served as a lay leader in several parishes, was chair of trustees and a Sunday School teacher. He was a member of Methodist Men, United Methodist Youth Fellowship sponsor and family fellowship. He served on the conference board of equitable salaries and was a member of Norton Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce board of directors, Credit Union advisory board, MRS. REVELS was an assistant Boy Scoutmaster and also filmed the Norton High School football games. Survivors include his wife, Lynn of the home; three sons, Tom and Steve, both of Norton, and Dennis of Wichita; two daughters, Patsy Moody of Lawrence and Laura Becker of Beaver City, Neb.; his parents, Cliff and Edna Nelson of Norton; three brothers, Larry of Albuquerque, N.M., John of Plymouth, Minn., and Jerry of Detroit Lakes, Minn.; three sisters, Soni Nelson of Annkeny, Iowa, Sandy Nicholauson of Detroit Lakes and Linda Ferguson of Cedarville, Ohio; eight grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Norton First United Methodist Church, the Rev. Jack Kersenbrock officiating. Burial will be in Norton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church or ALS Association. Visitation will be from 3 to 8:30 p.m. today at Enfield Funeral Home, 215 W. Main, Norton 67654, where family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. • Because of incorrect information given the Journal, the last name of a son was incorrect in Tuesday's edition. Beverly G. Revels Beverly G. Revels, 67, Salina, died Saturday, May 30, 1998, at Methodist Hospital, Houston. Mrs. Revels was born Beverly G. Hogan on Jan. 26, 1931, at Salina and was a lifelong area resident. She owned Revels Catering for 40 years and the Board of Trade Lounge, both of Salina; and taught restaurant training for eight years at Occupational Center of Central Kansas. She was a member of Allen Chapel AME Church, Salina, and American Business Women Association. Her husband, Gene, died in 1997. Survivors include a son, Dwight Eugene "Dee" of the home; three daughters, Gwen Johnson of Overland Park, Kathy Mays of Houston and Terry Revels of the home; a sister, Faye Mack of Olathe; and two grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Geisendorf-Rush Smith Funeral Home, 401 W. Iron, the Rev. Reuben Eckels officiating. Inurnment will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Allen Chapel AME Church. The body was cremated. The family will receive friends for an hour before the service Friday at the funeral home, Salina 67401. Delia A. Sullivan MINNEAPOLIS — Delia Ann Sullivan, 97, Minneapolis, died Monday, June 1, 1998, at Minneapolis Good Samaritan Center. Miss Sullivan was born Feb. 9, 1901, near Niles and was a resident of the Good Samaritan Center for 25 years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Niles, and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Solomon. Survivors include a brother, Paul Sullivan of Hemet, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews including Jim and Joan Sullivan of Niles. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the Rev. John Lahey officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Solomon. A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Thursday at Carlson-Becker Funeral Home, 208 W. Fourth, Solomon 67480. Memorials may be made to the Good Samaritan Center Visitation will be at the funeral home. Pearl Weeks COLBY — Pearl Weeks, Colby, died Tuesday, June 2,1998, at Colby. Kersenbrock Funeral Chapel, Colby, is handling arrangements. Shuttle begins journey to Mir By The Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Space shuttle Discovery thundered into orbit Tuesday on NASA's last voyage to Mir, a flight to bring home the seventh and final American to stay aboard the Russian space station. The shuttle and its crew of six took off right on time and soared through a sweltering early- evening sky. It was one of the hottest shuttle launches ever. In the final minutes of the countdown, the temperature still hovered at 95 degrees, prompting NASA to keep close watch on the hydraulic systems at the pad, especially the movable walkway. The limit for launching is 99 degrees. County to ask residents about rezoning, land use priorities Survey will help county decide how rural land is to be developed By CHAD HAYWORTH The Salina Journal The Saline County Commission — tormented by repeated rezoning arguments — hopes a new project will determine what county residents want the county landscape to look like in the future, which in turn will help them make better decisions on rezoning requests. While there is no time line for the project, it is not expected to be complete for nearly a year. In the meantime, if a flood of new rezoning requests comes in, a year-long moratorium on rezoning requests could be imposed. County planning director James Holland proposed a plan to the commission Tuesday that would, through a series of public surveys, determine residents' priorities for rezoning and land use issues. From those surveys, the county can create community value statements, he said. T DERAILMENT "Do we value wide open spaces, do we value prime farmland ..., do we value a variety of housing opportunities," he said. "The statements set a direction for the policies by giving a direction for the decisions to be made." The county's current comprehensive zoning plan has a list of objectives that include encouraging the preservation of farmland and discouragement of scattered development. Trouble is, which objective comes first? A request for zoning changes in south Saline County was turned down last month by the county planning commission, which cited the need to preserve farm land. The development by Salinan Darrell Hills abuts a residential development, which seems to fall in line with the county's policy of clustering like land uses together. Depending on which zoning request the objectives are applied to, they can be contradictory, said Holland, who was not on staff when the plan was adopted in 1996. "I'm not proposing that we do another full-blown comprehensive plan, or hold all of the county wide meetings that go along with that," he said. "That was done just two years ago." Once the value statements are complete, Holland and his staff can begin working on objectives and implementation of the policies by the county Planning and Zoning Board, he said. Ultimately, the county commission will have to agree with the statements and interpretation of the comprehensive plan to make the system work, Holland said. To that end, the commissioners all agreed they prefer to be updated on the project's progress as it happens, rather than having a final report and recommendation for action dropped in their laps. "I'd like to be able to discuss this one shot at a time," commissioner Doug Forsberg said. Holland said he hopes that a moratorium on new rezoning requests won't be necessary. "The staff can only handle so much work," he said. "We don't have the staff to process those requests properly and do the work on this other project that needs to be done." 14 cars of train derail near Quinter By The Journal Staff QUINTER — The Union Pacific Railroad line that runs from Kansas City to Denver and goes through Salina was back in operation late Tuesday after 14 cars of a 102-car coal train derailed two miles east of Quinter. The derailment happened about 5:30 p.m. Monday. Damage to the track and the east-bound cars was about $200,000. No one was hurt. Mark Davis, spokesman for the Omaha, Neb.-based Union Pacific, said recent fluctuation in temperatures caused the accident. In recent days, he said, the mercury has gone from 102 degrees to the 50s and back into the 90s. The result has been what railroads call "sun kink." "As it gets warm, the railroad grows, which even in small amounts adds up over the miles. It has no where to go and it kinks. The reverse happens if it gets cold quickly," Davis said. This is the second time in less than a month that Union Pacific has been forced to divert traffic to other lines because of a derailment in northwest Kansas. About the same time May 4, 17 cars of a 104-car coal train left the tracks near the tiny town of Page City in Logan County. The derailment closed the Union Pacific line for almost 30 hours. Cicadas / Their loud songs are bugging some people in Salina FROM PAGE A1 When they surface, they are wingless. They quickly find a foothold, most often on the bark of a tree, and split open, shedding their outer shell. The soft, white adult that emerges hardens within hours and turns black. The insect is about 1 '/a inches long and has red eyes, orange legs and transparent wings with orange veins. The adults eat by piercing twigs and sucking out sap. Within about a week, they mate, and several days later they begin laying their eggs under the bark of trees. Each cicada lays about 600 eggs. The insects shouldn't cause much damage to larger trees, Maxwell said. But smaller, less mature trees could be killed. People wishing to protect smaller trees can spray them with Sevin, Dursban or any other chemicals used to control pests. Cicada eggs hatch in seven to eight weeks, and the new generation of cicadas burrow as deep as two feet into the ground to feed on tree roots, Maxwell said. They will stay there for 17 years, before re-emerging. Pinnick and Urquhart find the tale of the cicada life cycle fascinating. But they find the cicadas themselves annoying. The two listened to the insects' drone until about midnight before finally falling asleep Monday night — with the windows closed and the air conditioner on. As soon as Urquhart emerges from the front door with her dogs in the morning, she said, she's dive-bombed by the flying fiends. And standing in the front yard to talk, or do anything for that matter, is nearly impossible. Urquhart's Granny Smith apple trees are literally covered, from root to treetop, with the pests, and discarded skins and holes as big around as pencils litter the yard. "They like every tree in this yard — elm, hackberry, cherry, apple," Urquhart said. She usually likes to spend lots of time outside, readying her fruit trees for the season and training her dogs, but swatting cicadas from her face and picking them from her hair and clothing isn't fun. "I need a tennis racket," she said, as she swatted one away. Urquhart tried spraying the trees with laundry detergent, which has rid them of bag worms in the past, but the few cicadas that were killed seemed to be replaced by about 20,000 more, she said. She sprayed the trees with Sevin, and still the noise has continued. "I just thank God they're not bees," Pinnick said. "At least they don't bite." The birds and squirrels Urquhart was used to feeding every morning have fled. "They can't stand the noise, either," she said. At Mid Kansas Movers, 1745 N. Ninth, owner Danny Huehl and his employees have been battling cicadas for a week as they've worked to finish a house for a show. They're working on the house across from the sales office, near the tree-lined banks of Mulberry Creek. The trees, like those at the Pinnick home, are covered. "Every time you turn around you're getting hit in the face, getting hit in the mouth, getting one stuck in your hair," Huehl said. "It's psycho out there." Tuesday afternoon, Huehl's office worker, Amy Hendrich, watched cicadas crash into the front windows of the business, seemingly trying to force their way inside. "It's crazy," Hendrich said. The most frustrating thing, Huehl said, is the constant noise. "It just drives you batty," he said. "After a while, it's like being at a rock concert." If it lasts another two or three weeks, as Maxwell has estimated, Pinnick said he might have to invest in ear plugs, and Urquhart said something about a motel. "I guess you just have to learn to deal with it," Huehl said. "Mother Nature's going to have to run its course." ON THE RECORD Hospital report Salina Regional Health Center SANTA FE ADMISSIONS — Kathryn England, Jean S. Gardner, Jennifer Renollet, Elizabeth N. Rindahl, Susan M. Sweeney, Christina K. Torres and Jennifer S.P. Watts, all of Salina; Jodi L. Case, Lindsborg; Stanna Cox, Wilson; Patricia K. Darnell, Tipton; Marvin Wright, Concordia. DISMISSALS — Matthew Joseph Rush and Darlene S. Teach, both of Salina; Rosalie A. Bhatnagar, Lindsborg; Patricia K. Darnell, Tipton; Carl H. Goddrow, Morland; Forrest H. Schneider, Dighton; Trevor N. Turner, Solomon. Births BOY: Anna Labarge, Concordia, 7 Ibs. 6 ozs., born June 1. GIRLS: Edward and Kathryn England, Safina, 8 Ibs. 11 ozs., born June 1. Christina K. Torrres, Salina, 9 Ibs. 5 ozs., born June 2. Animal shelter These animals were picked up Monday at the locations listed and taken to the Saline County Animal Shelter, 1960 W. Old Highway 40. Phone 8266535. DOGS — Liver and white female German short hair, 400 block of South Second Street; black and tan female German shepherd, Brookville. CATS — White and black neutered male with long hair, 1900 block of Glendale Road. District court SENTENCED — Kyle Allen Schmidt, 39, 1303 Highland, six months and a $200 fine for driving under the influence, six months, consecutive, for endangering a child, in connection with a traffic stop Dec. 19 in the 600 block of Montrose Street; one- year probation granted on condition he attend a 48-hour alternative jail program. Mark Steven Hinderberger, 28, Denver, 14 months in prison for possession of methamphetamine plus six months each, consecutive to the 14- month sentence, for two counts of misdemeanor theft and damage to property, in connection with crimes between Jan. 27 and Feb. 11 in Salina. James Michael Drass, 38,1719 Pershing, 14 months in prison for possession of methamphetamine, 10 months for possession of marijuana, 10 months for possession of drug paraphernalia, one year for possession of drug paraphernalia, one year and a $200 fine for driving with a suspended jicense and six months for no proof of insurance, in connection with a traffic stop Feb. 24 in the 200 block of North Penn Avenue; two year probation granted after serving five days. Vanessa Jewell, 31, 1719 Pershing, 11 months in prison for possession of methamphetamine, 10 months for possession of drug paraphernalia, six months and a $250 fine for possession of marijuana, six months for possession of drug paraphernalia and 30 days and a $100 fine for transporting an open container of alcohol, in connection with an incident Dec. 19 in Salina; two-year probation granted. Street sweeping The City of Salina will sweep streets in the following areas this week: Bishop Street to South Street and Fourth Street to the west city limits; and Crawford Street to Bailey Road and Broadway Boulevard to Arnold Avenue. Property owners are asked to have the curbs and gutters clear of large items and parked vehicles. TODAY'S SCRIPTURE "And he said, the Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer." — II Samuel 22:2 TUESDAY'S DRAWINGS DAILY PICK 3 0-5-5 CASH 4 LIFE 1-2-6-70

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