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5A LOCALSTATE Mildred I. Evans BELLEVUE Mildred I. (Tompkins) Evans, 86, of 529 N. Main St, died Wednesday, April 18, 1990, at Riverside Manor, where she had been a patient since January. She had been in failing health for one year. She was born in Branch County, lived in Battle Creek a number of years and had lived in the Bellevue area more than 40 years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Max-ine J. Snick of 529 N. Main St., with whom she made her home; five grandsons; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandsons; and sisters, Irene White of Colon and Bonnie Davis of Burr Oak. Services will be at 1 1 a.m. Saturday at Shaw Funeral Home, Lehman ChapeL Memorial donations may go to Family Life Radio, Albion. Charles G. Humphrey HASTINGS Charles G. Humphrey, 54, of 4120 Eckert Road, died Thursday, April 19, 1990, at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center, Grand Rapids. Arrangements are pending at Wren Funeral Home. George J. Sherman CHARLOTTE George Joseph Sherman, 53, of Kentucky and formerly of Charlotte, died Thursday, April 19, in Charlotte. Services will be at 7 p.m. today at Lansing First Church of the Naza-rene. Arrangements are by Pray Funeral Home. Raymond E. Keeler HASTINGS Raymond E. Keeler, 61, of 586 Gaskill Road, died Thursday, April 19, in Pen-nock Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Wren Funeral Home. Career Seminar aimed at students and parents The Battle Creek Area Urban League Guild's seventh annual Career Seminar will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Calhoun Area Vocational Center. The event is open to junior high and high school students and their parents in the Battle Creek area. Keynote speakers are Shawna L. Cooper, a psychiatric social worker, with Calhoun County Community Mental Health, and Tino Smith, employment and training coordinator at Washington Heights Community Ministries. Professionals from 25 career fields will provide students with information on those fields. A par- Local air patrol members take part in U.P. exercise Group 5 of the Michigan Civil Air Patrol, stationed in Battle Creek, is participating in CAP'S annual evaluated search and rescue exercise this weekend in the Upper Peninsula. The Battle Creek contingent of five aircraft and 15 members will be among about 15 aircraft and 200 CAP members statewide participating in the exercise from noon today to noon Sunday, said Capt. Paul Harris of the local group. The exercise will operate from three search bases, including Man-istique, where the Battle Creek members will be stationed. Other bases will be in Chippewa County Search turns up empty; murder suspect still free By BILL MILLER Regional Editor COLDWATER Police Thursday searched the residence of a man suspected in the shooting death of his ex-wife this week. The search of the home in Bun-Oak turned up nothing to help police find the whereabouts of Dennis DePue, 46, of Coldwater, who is suspected in the slaying of his ex-wife, Marilynn DePue. "There are few things we've got to check out, but I don't think it will pan out to be much," said Branch County Sheriffs Sgt. Pat Loss. However, he said he's optimistic that DePue, who is believed to have left the state, will be located soon. "We came across new evidence yesterday in a couple of different locations that hopefully is going to lead us to him." The search was conducted at the home of DePue's parents, Claude and Elma DePue, at 2Q8 S. 6th St, More obit Information. 4C Ruth Arlene Sherman CHARLOTTE Ruth Arlene Sherman, 79, of Charlotte, died Thursday, April 19, 1990, at Eaton County Medical Facility, where she had been a resident for 10 years. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Pray Funeral Home. Jolyne Oberiin DELTON Jolyne Ann Oberiin, 20-month-old daughter of Jerry and Julie (Armintrout) Oberiin, died Wednesday, April 18, 1990, at St. Louis Children's Hospital after a long illness. Arrangements are pending at Williams Funeral Home. Roland James Wyble Roland James Wyble, 74, of Bellevue, died Thursday, April 19, 1 990, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. Arrangements are pending at Pray Funeral Home, -Charlotte. Margaret Stewart Margaret Stewart, of Arrowood Nursing Center, died Thursday, April 19, 1990, at Leila Hospital after being a patient for one week. Arrangements are pending at Perry Funeral Home. Carl A. Price Carl A. Price, 65, of 51 N. 20th St., died Thursday, April 19, 1990, at Borgess Medical Center. Arrangements are pending at Royal Funeral Home. Adell Brewer CHARLOTTE Adell Brewer, 65, of 205 W. Third St., died Thursday, April 19, 1990, at her home. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Pray Funeral Home. Compiled by Mark Glubke and Stephanie Boyd Tino Shawna L. Smith Cooper ents' seminar will be held simul- tanously throughout the day. For more information, call the Urban League at 962-5553 or seminar chairperson Bernice Cooper at 963-5273. and Newberry. The exercise will be a re-enactment of an unsuccessful search last December for a small plane that took off from Escanaba heading for Wisconsin. The search for pilot Karl Warm and his small plane was suspended after nine days because of blowing snow and inclement weather, Harris said. He said the search is not being officially reopened because no new clues or leads have developed, but that the CAP will be searching the same area. "We're using the facts from that mission," Harris said, "with the hope if he is in fact in the U.P., we can locate him." Burr Oak. Loss said the parents . did not know where their son had gone and had not heard from him. "We learned that he was kind of a loner," Loss said. Funeral services for Marilynn DePue, 48, of Coldwater were today in Dearborn. Warrants have been issued for DePue's arrest charging him with an open murder count, using a fire- arm in committing a felony and federal interstate flight. The couple was reported missing Sunday, and on Monday police found Mrs. DePue's body Monday in a wooded area near Bronson. An autopsy revealed that she died of a gunshot Wound to the head. Mrs. DePue filed for divorce April 14, 1989, and the action was made final Jan. 19. DePue's divorce attorney, Jack Lintner of Coldwater, said DePue became difficult to communicate with during January, and later filed for a rehearing and wanted to fire Lintner. By KATHY SLAUGHTER Assistant Metro Editor MARSHALL After months of controversy, plans for a gravel pit proposed for Marshall Township were quietly withdrawn. Frank Line Jr. withdrew the proposal earlier this week from consideration by the Marshall Township Board, which had tabled the issue pending further information. Members of the line family including Frank line Sr., who died earlier this year and other investors proposed digging gravel from a 90-acre parcel on Old US-27 North at 18-Mile Road. The com Prosecutor: Dad fried to brainwash son Gannett News Service "How have you been bad today?" Dale Dietz asked his 9-year-old son by telephone in January. "Every way possible," the boy answered with apparent relish. But moments later, he told his father he knew what hell was like. "I already went there and came back," the boy said somberly. That taped phone conversation and dozens like it were part of evidence that persuaded 1 7th District Judge Richard E. Manning of Red-ford Township to order Dietz, 43, Lawyer accused of delivery of cocaine to The Associated Press MUSKEGON The case of an attorney charged with delivering cocaine through her body to her newborn daughter shows how drug addiction crosses all social and economic boundaries, a prosecutor says. Muskegon County Prosecutor Tony Tague issued an arrest warrant Thursday charging Lynn Ellen Bremer, a general practice attorney, with cocaine delivery. Tague said Bremer has admitted using cocaine throughout her pregnancy up until about 48 hours before giving birth. "This case symbolizes that co- - . . ii -; -.. AtnBnS SCllOOlS S6GK ITllIlayB w ATHENS A millage renewal and increase and two board of education seats will be on the June 12 ballot in the Athens school district. The proposed renewal of 26.82 mills for two years would fund the bulk of school operations. A half-mill increase for two years would pay for additional athletic programs and fine arts. Hie new levy "would bring offerings up to the level of our Big 8 athletic conference, adding junior varsity baseball, boys' and girls' cross country and middle-school wrestling, and would buy instruments for all bands, and uniforms," said Superintendent Dale Dittmer. Seeking two four-year board terms are incumbent Paul Freder Births BATTLE CREEK COMMUNITY Sherry Arkwright, 12539 Burchett Road, Plainwell, a daughter Thursday, April 19, 1990. Thomas Thorp and Jamie Mouliskey, 32 E Territorial, a son Thursday, April 19, 1990. Robert and Cynthia Elegert, 189 Broadway, a son Thursday, April 19, 1990. OAKLAWN, MARSHALL Chad and Penni Hoppe, 220 A-Chip-pewa Drive, Union City, a son Wednesday, April 18, 1990. Setting it Straight Raton B. Frisby's survivors in elude a stepson, Henry Collidge of Zephyr Hills, Fla. A stepdaughter, Helen Collidge, preceded him in death. Incorrect information was nublished Thursday because of in formation provided to the funeral home. Marion Burch, who is seeking her 11th term on the Calhoun County Board of Commissioners, rerjresents District 2, which in eludes Precincts 4, 7, 10, 12, and 2 1 . Incorrect information was pro vided to the Enquirer. Also, Beverly Riskey, who is seeking her sev enth term on the board, is a member of the Calhoun County Community Mental Health Board, which was omitted from lnlorma tion provided for Thursday's paper. It is the intention of the Battle . Creek Enquirer that its news reports be fair and accurate in every aspect If yon have a question or comment about news coverage, write to Ellen Leifeld, executive editor, 155 W. Van Buren St, Bat tie Creek, MI 49016, or call 964-7161 between 8 am. and 4 pjn. Twp- gravel-pit plan wiftfodirawiri mercial operation was to include crushing, screening and separating stone. The proposed business required a conditional-use permit for operation in an agriculturally zoned area. The planning commission tabled the proposal twice for lack of information on the project The township board also accepted the resignations of June Hin-denach, treasurer for nearly 19 years, and Deputy Treasurer Ann Wheeler. Hindenach resigned to accept full-time employment elsewhere. Wheeler gave no explanation for leaving. The township will accept resumes until May 14, then meet to stand trial on charges of first-degree child abuse. Prosecutors say Dietz tried to brainwash his son, telling him if he disobeyed and harassed his mother, the boy would be able to move in with him. Dietz and his wife Marge are battling for custody of the boy in their pending divorce. Dietz is charged under a 1988 state law allowing criminal charges in cases of emotional as well as physical abuse, and could face up to 15 years in prison if convicted. The Redford case is believed to newborn baby , ra;np a nroh1em for all seements ofefv " tS Sd Itomer 36 ttSon Shores JfGTzndRTdTvt- Sl SS 2lt ino hirth Anril in at Hacklev SiriAtiiM dSSS Sfe of raato in the sterns 3k5! mAtVdaufhtS T of both mother and daughter, Ta- SUt" a Rrpmer will be ar- S nn fh ?SEL a 20ar ZV tnthe &to?SS The infant is in the custody of the 'stlte partmenTofSodalL- vices and was placed in a foster home Tuesday. ick, a counselor at Pennfield Middle School; Susan Stewart, a previous trustee; Michael Burgett, employed by General Foods; and L1V J W W! w H. www, i , i Dennis oniogue, wno wonts m construction. Incumbent Ken Korn is not seeking re-election. Sunday, April 22, is the 20th anniversary of Earth Day a time when the world's thoughts will be focused on a heightened awareness of our planet, its bounties and its limitations. As an environmentally active company, we believe that every day presents each of us with the opportunity to make our planet a better place to live. In fact, we encourage you to become involved in environmental activities through your local clean-community organization. Please join us in celebrating Earth Day on April 22, and every day of the year. MAKE OVER FRIDAY, APRIL 20, with candidates. A new treasurer and deputy treasurer would be appointed and sworn in at the May 21 meeting. Until then, Supervisor Larry Rogers will have the authority to sign checks. The treasurer would serve until November, when residents will elect someone to fill the remaining two years of the term. In other business, the township: Heard complaints from township residents concerning the supervisor's storage of records at his residence rather than at township hall. Rogers, who also serves as. assessor, said he keeps records at home because he works out of an office there. Residents, however, be one of the first uses of the new law, according to Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor Lora Weingar-den. Dietz, who is free on bond, also was fined $250 Thursday for violating a court order to stay away from his estranged wife's home. "I just wish you could take my son to McDonald's for a day and talk to him and get the truth," Dietz said after the hearing. Dietz' attorney, John T. Rowland, called the case "a creation of the police and the prosecutor." But Patrick Best a clinical psy (Police Man beaten: Battle Creek mar An 18-year-old Battle Creek man was beaten and hit with a club by three men aoout 3:10 p.m. Thursday while walking on Parkway Drive near Hubbard Street. He told Battle Creek police hewaswimtwooAerpeoplewhen he was approached by the men. Two of them struck the victim sev- eral times. The victim broke free, but another man grabbed him. Q q Mt am a club in the face and neck. The men then let him go. The victim sought his own treatment for injuries. Plant evacuated: Hi-Lex Corp., 5200 Wayne Road, was evacuated after a bomb threat was called in about 9:30 p.m. Thurs- day, according to Battle Creek po- lice. A plant foreman evacuated the building for about a halt-hour, but nothing happened. He told po- lice the firm has received several threats in the past year. Rre destroys tires: Smoke from a fire that burned hundreds -vf Junt- t it-cm? ooct o hn-rt nvpr Alhi- Jl I U11A U1VJ VUi V . w . Mwm , . r, r . i r.: on inursaay. An o-iooipueoi iircs at the old Ne-Ru-Bar Fruit Or- chard at 26600 B Drive S., Albion Township, burned for about four SlASLOJ I I BROWNING-FERRIS INDUSTRIES C & C Sanatary Landfills (616) 781-9742 Marshall, Michigan (313) 591-2107 1990 BATTLE CREEK ENQUIRER want the records at township hall, at 13551 15-Mile Road. Township Clerk Betty Collins earlier had asked the Calhoun County prosecutor's office to investigate her legal right to copies of township records. In January, the office ruled Collins had the right to formal township records. No ruling was made on where records should be kept Approved the 1990-91 township budget including $42,000 for a complete township reappraisal this year and $20,000 for groundwork to prepare 18-Mile Road for blacktop. The board will meet Wednesday to hear two presentations from reappraisal firms. chologist testifying for the prosecution, said interviews with the boy led him to conclude the child was profoundly traumatized by his father's behavior. "His judgment is impaired," Best said. "He refers to his mother as 'a monstrous fang.' " Although the boy, a third-grader, continued to do well in school, Best said the youngster admitted thinking about killing his mother or committing suicide by jumping off a balcony. He also suffered from insomnia, stomach aches and bed wetting, Best said. and! Fire hours before it was extinguished by tiretignters. wnn tne wina mow- 7 " T, " Z the city but we had the Depart- ment of Natural Resources air- quality control peop e out here and jJ S harmful (to citizens), said snen- dan-Albion Fire Departments Captain Duane Peace. "They were surprised we got a pile of tires out so quickly . They could have burned for days." The fire was re- ported about 1 1:23 a.m. Sheridan- Albion firefighters were assisted by J ma and Spnngport firefighters, Cause of the blaze is still under in- vestiption. Albion home destroyed: A two-story wood-frame home at 1230 Adams St., Albion, was de- stroyed by fire Thursday after- norm The. Ware was renorted to Albion Public Safety Depart- ment about 3:05 p.m. No one was at home at the time, and there imv nn ininrif The ftfllise f)f the V. WA W "W J ii j a.: oiaze is unaer lnvesugauuu. . : Compiled by Staff Writers Mark Schwerin and Lillian Glenn. o J3yu

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