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"Vv V'tf'i' A 4A LOCALSTATE MONDAY, APRIL 16, 1990 patti CREEK ENQUIRER IFoBnee aired Foce Top legal secretary honored More obit information. 4C Leila B. Morse 48. Officers said they are searching for a 1984 maroon van with a possible Michigan license plate ot 0383. Dennis DePue is described; as white, tall and thin with dark hair.

Marilynn DePue is about 140 pounds with light brown or blond hair. Three injured in wreck: a' Battle Creek man and his daughter: were treated at Leila Hospital and; released after a two-car accident about 6 p.m. Sunday on Northeast Capital Avenue north of Huntington Road, Pennfield police said-Michael Fulmer, 39, and Melissa Fulmer, 8, both of 166 Alvena ai. were southbound on Capital and were injured when Nancy Cole, 27 19001 12-Mile Road, driving north on Capital, attempted to turn left into Hick Cemetery and pulled into their path. Cole sought her own treatment for.minor inju- ries, police said.

Teen hurt on ORV: A Battle Creek teen-ager was listed in good condition in Community Hospital this morning after he was injured 1 about 7 p.m. Sunday while riding an off-road vehicle on trails off Ar- cadia Boulevard, Pennfield police said. Ronald De Lucas, 15, of 230 Hopkins was climbing a hill when the four-wheel vehicle started sliding backwards, police said. As he attempted to turn to control the vehicle, it overturned and struck De Lucas in the face. A passenger was not injured.

Break-ins: (Values in parentheses) C-Store, 13260 Helmer Road: $150 cash from the store. Harvard Street, first block: TV, two gold rings and a gold necklace from a house "South Cedar Street, first block: Four BMW wheels and rims and two car speakers from the shed of a house "West Minges Road, 3900 block: Income tax check from a house Greenwood Avenue, 100 block: TV from a house Upton Avenue, 400 block: VCR, damage to house door trim Thefts: Cherry Street, 200 block: Tire and rim from a vehicle Batch Realty, 353 W. Columbia Signs and maps from the building "Kingman Avenue and Caine Street: Bicycle "The Speakeasy, 97 W. Michigan Cellular phone, damage to car window Toys-R-Us, 5740 Beckley Road: TV, Nintendo video game, damage to eight windows ($1,400) from a station wagon. East Van Buren Street, first block: Camera, damage to van window Rose Street, first block: food stamps, cash ($60) from an apartment.

Redner Avenue, 100 block: Purse and contents ($172) from a house. Vandalism: c-store, 1326 Helmer Road: To the window of the store 1 50). East Van Buren Street, 200 block: Apartment window "Heritage Oak Lane, first block: 14 office windows "Buckeye Street, first block: Two house windows East Columbia Avenue, 1900 block: Apartment window Food Barn, 493 VV. Michigan Two windows Glen Cross Road, 5000 block: Car window 1 50). West Columbia Avenue, 190 block: Apartment window Euclid Avenue, first block-Car paint Compiled by Staff Writers Trace -Christenson and Mark Schwerin- ShOtS fired: Several shots were fired at three Battle Creek men, but no one was injured in a suspected drug-related incident about 2 a.m.

Sunday at the Night Owl's Nest, 68 Upton Ave. The three victims told Battle Creek police they were in front of the bar when a suspect, 23, fired one shotgun blast at one victim, 20, and two shotgun blasts at two other men, ages 17 and 1 8. All three ran inside the bar. The older victim hid behind the bar. The suspect jumped on top of the bar and fired another shot, narrowly missing the victim's head.

The suspect then fled with two other men in an '85 Ford Mustang, which they abandoned at Upton and West Fountain Street. The car was impounded by police. The suspects were described by witnesses as crack dealers, said police. The incident is under investigation. Man stabs brother a 21- year-old Battle Creek man was arrested after he allegedly stabbed his brother, 23, several times with a scalpel about 10:30 a.m.

Sunday at a house in the 200 block of Grove Street. The victim, who did not want to press charges, told Battle Creek police he was sleeping when his brother assaulted him. He said they had had an argument the night before. The suspect, apprehended after a short foot chase, told police the victim had stabbed him before and had threatened to kill him during a fight the previous night. He told police he decided to kill his brother that morning and stabbed him as he slept on a couch.

He was arrested for felonious assault. The victim was treated at Leila Hospital for several puncture wounds and released. Man robbed: a 27-year-old Battle Creek man was robbed at knifepoint of his wallet and cash about 11:20 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Bo Jangles, 191 An-gell Battle Creek police reported. The victim said he was walking to his vehicle when a man came up from behind and put a hunting knife to the victim's stomach.

He told the victim not to move while another man grabbed his wallet. Both suspects fled east toward Dickman Road. The victim suffered a scratch to his stomach, but did not require treatment. Couple SOUght: Police in Branch County have begun a nationwide search for a 48-year-old Algansee Township woman who they allege was assaulted and may have been kidnapped by her former husband. Branch County sherifFs deputies said the assault took place about 12:30 p.m.

Sunday at the woman's home. The man told witnesses he was taking her to a hospital, but sherifFs deputies and Michigan State Police from Coldwater said they found she was not treated and have begun a search for the couple, Dennis DePue and Marilynn DePue, both Comstock Park man killed in car accident The Associated Press A Comstock Park man who died when his car struck a tree in Kent County was one of at least three people killed in weekend traffic accidents in Michigan, state police said today. Donald J. Alt, 21, was killed when his car struck a tree at 4:20 p.m. Sunday in Sparta.

It wasn't known if he wore a seat belt. Pamela Marie Bryson has been named the 1 990 Legal Secretary of the Year by the Calhoun County Legal Secretaries Association. Bryson, secretary to attorneys James D. Norlander and John H. Macfarlane, was honored April 1 1 at the annual awards banquet at Four Seasons Restaurant Bryson graduated from Alcoa High School Alcoa, in 1971.

She has been employed in secretarial and legal work for the University of Tennessee, Texas University, the law firm of Pamela Marie Bryson Hoelscher, Lipsey Jones in Texas, and now with Holmes, Mumford, Schubel, Norlander Macfarlane. She achieved her professional legal secretary certification in March 1989, and is a member of the county, national and Michigan Associations of Legal Secretaries. She has served the local association as governor, and has been elected as vice president for the 1990-91 term. She has chaired numerous committees and will serve as legal education chairwoman for the Michigan Association of Legal Secretaries. Bryson was honored as "a dependable and hard-working member and is truly an asset to the organization." Births BATTLE CREEK COMMUNITY William and Priscilla Young, 125 Meacham, a son Wednesday, April 11, 1990.

Gordon and Bonnie Doty, 301 Parrish a son Thursday, April 12, 1990. Harry and Susan Bell, 128 Morning-side, a daughter Friday, April 13, 1990. Laura Massengale, 262 Garfield, a son Friday, April 13, 1990. Vicki Andrews, 70 Risa Drive, twin sons Friday, April 13, 1990. David and Paula Weller, 70 S.

Wood-row, a daughter Saturday, April 1 4, 1 990. John and Iris Huggett, 10105 Follett, Bellevue, a son Saturday, April 14, 1990. Lawrence Bolen and Sherika Den-nard, 79 Jordan, a son Saturday, April 14, 1990. OAKLAWN, MARSHALL Robert and Etta Ryan, 9999 Drive a daughter, Sunday, April 15, 1990. Robert and Betty Lafferty, 14090 13-Mile Road, Ceresco, a daughter, Sunday, April 15, 1990.

Scott and Laura Eishen, 59 S. Sunset Drive, Coldwater, a daughter, Sunday, April 15, 1990. Angela Reed, 516 Warren Marshall, a daughter Sunday, April 15, 1990. PENNOCK, HASTINGS Brian and Amy Swaninston, Middle-ville, a son Wednesday, April 11, 1990. Johanna Lillie, Hastings, a daughter Friday, April 13, 1990.

ALBION COMMUNITY Kevin Miner and LeAnn Atchison, Albion, a son Thursday, April 12, 1990. HAYES-GREEN-BEACH CHARLOTTE Karen Long, 420 Haven, Lot 13, Eaton Rapids, a son Friday, April 1 3, 1 990. BRONSON, KALAMAZOO Chuck and Mary Schira, Kalamazoo, a Wednesday, April 4, 1990. Leila B. Morse, 70, of Topeka, Kansas and formerly of Morongo Valley, and Battle Creek died Monday, April 16, 1990, in Topeka.

Arrangements are pending at Shaw-Estes Funeral Home. Rex D. Hallett CHARLOTTE Rex D. Hallett, 67, of 430 Pearl died Sunday, April 15, 1990, at the University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor. Arrangements are pending at Pray Funeral Home.

Compiled by Lillian Glenn, Trace Christenson, Kathy Slaughter and Stephanie Boyd New user fees would boost DNR programs The Associated Press LANSING If you want to shoot a deer or hook a trout in Michigan, and do it legally, you have to buy a license to help pay for the programs of the Department of Natural Resources. A lot of people, including DNR officials and rnany lawmakers, believe you should have to buy a permit to run a landfill, discharge pollutants into a river or do any number of things that could threaten the environment. Few permits now carry a fee, and Michigan business and industry aren't about to accept costly new fees without a fight. In an election year, that makes the chances of such fees uncertain at best. A package of bills to impose fees on several DNR permits needed for development, pollution discharges, landfill operation and the handling of hazardous and liquid industrial waste is making its way through the House.

It has been approved by a subcommittee, and now goes to the full House Appropriations Committee. Moving with next year's state budget, it would raise $8.2 million a year for environmental protection programs. Some industry leaders already have come out against the idea. "The case hasn't been made the fees are justified," said John Tho-dis, president of the Michigan Manufacturers Association. "We're being asked to pick up another tax.

The burden is too heavy at this time. We pay a tori of them now. There has to be a point we take a stand and say we can't pay more taxes. We've reached that point." According to the DNR, the fees would include: fees under several water management programs to raise $1.2 million for staff and reduce permit application time. fees for mineral well operators, to raise $528,600 to improve.

enforcement and reduce ground water pollution. 13,000 fees for industries that discharge pollution into ground or surface waters, to raise about $4 million for new staff, to replace lost federal funds and improve permit issuing. New permits of varying size for solid waste disposal in landfills, to raise $2. 1 million for more staff, increase inspections and increase local grants. Alumax the bugs Robert E.

Peters MARSHALL Robert E. Peters, 67, of 906 Wooded Lane, died Sunday, April 15, 1990, in Oak-lawn Hospital, after being seriously ill for the past year. He was born in Mishawaka, and had lived in Marshall since 1 986, moving here from Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. He previously lived in Marshall from 1948 to 1 966, when he moved to Danville, then later to Libertyville, 111. He moved to Wisconsin in 1969.

He worked as general manager of Consolidated Papers-Paper-board Products Division in Wisconsin from 1969 until retiring in 1 986. Previously, he had been employed at the former Crowell Carton Co. and Finn Industries. He was a World War II U.S. Army Air Force veteran.

He was a charter member of the Marshall Jaycees and a member of the Marshall United Methodist Church and past president and board member of the Marshall Country Club. He also was a member of the Marshall Exchange Club, the Claude E. Hale Post 4073 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Moose Lodge 676. He formerly was involved in Marshall Civic Players. Surviving are his wife, the former Carolyn A.

Mallory; daughters, Paula Day of Mundelein, 111., Tcrri Huebner of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. and Nancy Campbell of Sun Prairie, stepdaughters, Cynthia Dresden of Clawson and Cherie Benson of Haslett; a stepson, Gary C. VanSyckle of Houston, Texas; nine grandchildren; a sister, Virginia Crone of Angola, and a half sister, Marietta Smith of Portage. Services will be 1 1 a.m. Wednesday at the Craig K.

Kempf Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Rufus J. Waldron HASTINGS Rufus James Waldron, 83, of 708 E. Mill died Thursday, April 12, 1990, in his home.

He was born in Stanton and moved to Flint in 1927, where he worked for Consumers Power Co. for eight years and General Motors for four years. He moved to Hastings in 1946 and owned and operated a wallpaper and paint store for 11 years. He was a member of the St. Rose of Lima Church and a life member of the Knights of Columbus.

Surviving are his wife of 63 years, the former Mary C. Krupp; daughters, Arlene Alber of Mill Valley, and Barbara Gross of Lansing; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Geraldine King of Holt. Services will be 1 1 a.m. today at St. Rose of Lima Church.

Memorial donations may go the charity of one's choice. Arrangements are by Girrbach Funeral Home. Edna M. Purvitsky UNION CITY Edna May (Wilber) Purvitsky, 70, of 1619 Case Drive, died Saturday, April 14. 1990, in her home.

She was born in Fort Wayne, and had lived in Union City since 1956. She was a member of the Cold-water United Methodist Church, the Union City Garden Club, the Business and Professional Women's Club of Coldwater and the American Association of Retired Persons. She is survived by her husband, John Purvitsky; sons, Richard Wilber of Battle Creek and James Wilber of Union City; daughters, Linda Bell of Colon and Stella Pifer of Coldwater, a sister, Mable Lewis of Coldwater, 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Her first husband, Wendal Wilber, died in 1978. Memorial services will be 11 a.m.

Wednesday at the Dutcher Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice of Battle Creek or the American Cancer Society. Mildred G. Wilkinson HASTINGS Mildred G. (Morgan) Wilkinson, 93, of 702 S.

Benton died Saturday, April 14, 1990, in her home. She was born in Worchester, and was reared and attended schools in that area. She came to Hastings in 1944 from Providence, R.I., and had lived here since then, except for 8 years, when she lived in Sturat, Fla. She was well-known in the area 'as an artist and for her handicrafts. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are her husband of 69 years, James W. Wilkinson; daughters, Betty Thomas and Lois Shal-tis, both of Hastings; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Services will be 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Wren Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Ethel H. Raymer Ethel H. (Kellogg) Raymer, 63, of 10204 Bellevue Road, died Saturday, April 14, 1990, in Leila Hospital. She had been ill several years. She was born in Battle Creek and had been a lifelong area resident She was formerly employed by the Credit Bureau of Battle Creek for 20 years, and also by the old Grand Leader.

She was a member and past president of Credit Women International, a charter member of Credit Professionals and a member and past president of the United Ostemy Association. She enjoyed fishing. Surviving are her husband, Richard Raymer, a daughter, Marie Schneider of White Pigeon; two grandchildren; sisters, Gwendola Johnson of Battle Creek, Marian Hogle of Olivet, Vera Barnes of Leondias and Emma Bently of Chicago; brothers, Lynn Boyd of Battle Creek, Glenn Kellogg of Lansing and Lisle Kellogg of Battle Creek. Cremation has been conducted. A private memorial serivce will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are by Royal Funeral Home. Grace G. Shaw COLDWATER Grace G. Shaw, 91, of Sanderson Lane, died Saturday, April 14, 1990, in Maple Lawn Medical Care Facility.

She was bom in Winslow, and had lived in Coldwater since 1960, coming here from Kansas City, Mo. She was a homemaker and a member of the local First Baptist Church. She also was a gospel singer and had performed at Carnegie Hall in the 1930s. Surviving is a sister, Opal Fisher of Madison Heights. She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace Shaw, in 1960.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church. Memorial donations may be made to the church or the American Heart Fund. Arrangements are by Dutcher Funeral Home. Paul A.

Kreger Paul A. Kreger, 95, of 204 Cran-dall died Saturday, April 14, 1990, at home, after a short illness. He was born in Germany and came to the United States from there in 1900. He owned the General Delivery System for the downtown stores, in partnership with Floyd Eastman. He also farmed for more than 50 years.

He was a member of the Parma Masonic Lodge 183 and the Farm Bureau. He is survived by a sister, Frieda Kreger of Albion. His wife, the former Elizabeth M. Clawson, died in 1988. Services will be 1 1 a.m.

Tuesday at the Albion Chapel of Tidd-Wil-liams Funeral Chapels Inc. Memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Albion. Lena B. Cochran Lena B. (Banse) Cochran, 92, of Arrowood Nursing Home and formerly of 42 S.

Burge died Saturday, April 14, 1990, in Community Hospital, where she had been a patient for a day. She was born in Rolla, and came to Battle Creek in 1982. She was employed by Brown Shoe Factory in Rollo and St. Louis, retiring in 1959. She enjoyed quilting.

Surviving are a daughter, Dora L. Mcintosh of Battle Creek; sons, Everett Nix of Oakland, and John H. Nix of Maryland Heights, a grandchild; a brother, Henry Banse of Rollo; and a sister, Anna McCoy of Sacramento, Calif. Her first marriage to John Nix ended in divorce. Her second husband, John Cochran, died in 1 975.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Null Sons Funeral Home, Rollo. Local arrangements are by Royal Funeral Home. Helen M. Kluemke Helen M.

Kluemke, 52, of 70 Clay died Friday, April 13, 1990, in Community Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Royal Funeral Home. Vera P. Willis Vera Pearl (Shelton) Willis, 89, of Battle Creek, died Sunday, April 15, 1990, at Community Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Bachman-Hebble Funeral Service.

Myrtle McBride Myrtle McBride, 72, of Battle Creek, died Monday, April 16, 1 990, at Community Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Far-ley-Estes Funeral Home. Julia Snyder Julia Snyder, 67, of Battle Creek, died Monday, April 16, 1990, at Community Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Spencer Funeral Home, Athens. ScreenRooms keep out and the fun in! An Alumax dealer can show you how fast and easy not to mention inexpensive it is to convert your patio from humdrum to humming with fun.

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