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THE SALINA JOURNAL NEWS SATURDAY, OCTOBERS. 1996 A9 DEATHS & FUNERALS T EDUCATION Hazel Barrett OBERLIN — Hazel Barrett, 92, Oberlin, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, ,1996, at Cedar Living Center, .Oberlin. tauls Funeral Home, Oberlin, is handling arrangements. Clifford G. Douglas HUTCHINSON — Clifford G. Douglas, 48, Hutchinson,' died Thursday, Oct. 3,1996, at the Hospice Residential Care Center, Hutchinson. ,;Mr. Douglas was born Feb. 24, 1948, at Hutchinson and was a lifelong resident. He worked for Hutchinson for 27 years as a firefighter and in 1990 was named city fire inspector. He was past president of the Kansas Society of Fire Service Instructors, chairman of the Hutchinsort Community College Fire Science Advisory Committee and a member of many other groups dealing with firefighting. , : .Survivors include his wife, Lori .Ann of Hutchinson; two sons, Nicholas of the home and Sean of Lewisville, Texas; two daughters, Shannon Delgado of Hutchinson and Angie Jones of Burrton; his parents, Chester Clinton and Bobbie Louise Douglas of Hutchinson; a sister, Fancy Loder of Forgan, Okla.; and three grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Church of the Nazarene, Hutchinson, Fire Chap- lain Willard Stafford officiating. ' Burial will be in Fairlawn Burial : Park. ; Memorials may be made to Cal ; Farley's Boys Ranch, Amarillo, Texas, or Firefighter's Benevo- ' lence Association. ! Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to ; 9 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to 9 ; p.m. Sunday at Johnson & Sons Funeral Home, 300 E. 30th, • Hutchinson 67502. : Dorine Durham : COLBY — Dorine Durham, 66, ; Colby, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 1996, at Denver. Pauls Funeral Home, Selden, is handling arrangements. Paul E. Jones HAYS — Paul E. Jones, 71, Hays, died Tuesday, Oct. 1,1996, at Hays Medical Center. Mr. Jones was born May 22, 1525, in Sugarloaf Township, Rooks County, and was a former resident of Stockton. He was a farmer in Rooks County for many years. He served on boards of Logan-Speed Co-op and Mount Vernon Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Wanda of the home; two daughters, Karen Carver of Lawrence and Karol Wasinger of Hays; four grandchildren; and two step- grandchildren. The funeral was Friday at Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, 723 N. First, Stockton 67669, the Rev. Benny Lowery officiated. Burial was in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Rooks County. ..Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. The number of grandchildren _was incorrect in Friday's edition. Bertha L. Kelley i McPHERSON — Bertha L. Kel, ley, 66, McPherson, died Thursday, Oct. 3,1996, at Memorial Hos; pital, McPherson. - Mrs. Kelley was born Bertha L. Jording on Feb. 3,1930, in Decatur County and was a McPherson resident since 1975, moving from Gourtland. She was a retired practical nurse, a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, McPherson, and W.E.L.C.A. Her first husband, Calvin Reed Macy, died in 1977. Survivors include her husband, Robert B. of the home; a son, Mike Macy of McPherson; a daughter, Sue Hanel of Court- lajid; a stepson, Patrick Kelley of CV^est Dundee, 111.; two stepdaugh- § "-s, Sharon Welzen of Round ke Park, 111., and Jennifer Polka of Hoffman Estates, 111.; two brothers, Alvin Jording of Ober- Ijin and Wilbert Jording of Dayton, Wash.; three sisters, Esther 'Hoffbauer of Topa'nish, Wash., vjf,oan Fredrickson and Mildred iGpchran, both of Oberlin; and •t$ree grandchildren. •-t-The funeral will be at 11 a.m. 'j&jjonday at Trinity Lutheran Church, McPherson, the Revs, ."fandy Schlesselman and Paul Kelly officiating. Burial will be at 2 '$m. Tuesday in Oberlin Ceme- '••$ry, the Rev. Paul Kaldahl offici- afing. ^Memorials may be made to •Trash to Treasures or Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund. •"^Visitation will be from 3 to 5 Mm. Sunday at Glidden-Ediger Fu- v»p>ral Home, 222 W. Euclid, iJ^cPherson 67460. SE of Saline launches Web site SAUNA Robert Lee PrWdf. ^ , r , KANSAS . .^lill^;. ABILENE! WllllaWd.'Bir.ay^- BSlOrfsAtefcM^-'^'™ ' '"' COLBY: MAYS! HUTChlNSON: C%rdQ.I MANKATO: Archie R. We McPHERSON:BerthaLK..., , OB6RLIN: HazelBafrtrtt "«'^« Anna I. More £ BELOIT — Anna L. More, 92, ..ijelolt, died Friday, Oct. 4,1996, at ffilltop Lodge, Beloit. ^^Mrs. More was born Anna L. •Xtoung on AprU 16,1904, in the Ok- ihoraa Territory and was a Belt resident since 1971, moving 6m Los Angeles. She was a cook and homemaker. She was a member of the Beloit First Christian Church and American Legion Auxiliary. Her husband, Bert, died in 1982. Survivors include two sons, Jim of Riverside, Calif., and John of Buellton, Calif.; two daughters, Freda Coffin of Idyllvild, Ga., and Berta Vollmer of Lake Isabella, Calif.; a brother, C. L. "Cotton" Young of Beloit; a sister, Frances Watson of Cave Junction, Ore.; and seven grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at McDonald Funeral Home, Beloit, the Revs. Rick Grace and Dan. Nagel officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Glen Elder. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church. Visitation will be after 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, 910 N. Campbell, Beloit 67420. Clara S. Pfortmiller DODGE CITY — Clara S. Pfortmiller, 97, Dodge City, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 1996, at her home. Mrs. Pfortmiller was born Clara S. John on Sept. 8,1899, at Springdale, Ark., and was a Dodge City resident since 1981, moving from the Natoma area where she had been a lifelong resident. She was a homemaker, a member of Peace Lutheran Church and Lutheran Guild, both of Natoma. She was preceded in death by a son, Howard, and a daughter, Ordella Zeckser. Survivors include her husband, Walter of the home; two sons, Orville of Natoma and Delmar of Yorba Linda, Calif.; two daughters, Laura Summers of Rogersville, Mo., and Lucille Snodgrass of Dodge City; a sister, Agnes Eickhoff of Osborne; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Peace Lutheran Church, Natoma, the Rev. Don White officiating. Burial will be in North Lutheran Cemetery, Natoma. Memorials may be made to the church. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Pohlman's Mortuary, 701 N. First, Natoma 67651, and after 1:30 p.m. today at the church. Robert Lee Prim Jr. Robert Lee Prim Jr., 16, Salina, died Monday, Sept. 30,1996. Robert Lee was born Sept. 17, 1980, at Salina and was a lifelong resident. He was a member of St. Joseph's Baptist Church, Salina, and the Boy Scouts. Survivors include his father, Bob Lee Prim of Salina; his mother, Connie Brandon of Topeka; and a sister, Lisa Ann Prim of Topeka. The service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Eastside Cemetery, Hutchinson, the Rev. W.C. Tillman officiating. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Johnson & Sons Funeral Home, 300 E. 30th, Hutchinson 67502. Prim's death in Larned is under investigation by the Pawnee County Sheriffs Office. William J. "Bill" Taylor ABILENE — William J. "Bill" Taylor, 81, Abilene, died Tuesday, Oct. 1,1996, at his home. Mr. Taylor was born May 23, 1915, at Welch, Okla., and was an Abilene resident of Abilene since 1963. He was a former resident of England, Germany, Labrador, Japan and France. He was a retired master sergeant of the Air Force, retiring in 1963. He had worked for Bacu Blast and Skelly Oil Co. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Abilene, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans and Air Force Sergeants Association. His wife, Joan, died June 15, 1995. Survivors include a son, William S. of Madison, Ala.; two brothers, Dale of Abilene and L. Roy of Lodge Pole, Neb.; and three grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, Abilene, the Rev, Philip Ingle officiating. Burial will be in Fort Riley Post Cemetery with military rites. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Memorial .Fund in care of the funeral home. Visitation will be at the funeral home, 414 N. W. Third, Abilene 67410. Site offers information on Gypsum school and links to education sites By DAVID CLOUSTON Tlie Salina Journal Patrons of Southeast of Saline school have a new information source that soon will offer information about school schedules and activities, and it's as close as their home computer. Assuming, of course, that their computer can access the World Wide Web on the Internet. The Southeast of Saline web page debuted this month. Although much of the district's web site remains under construction, it offers some information about the school as well as links to other education sites on the web. The web site is the most visible part of the district's effort to bring Internet access to all its students, and their teachers. To set up its system, the district spent $6,000 on a computer server and Internet software. Access to the Internet is provided by Oaktree Internet Services at an estimated annual cost of between $3,000 and $6,000. Southeast students can access the Internet through four high- speed Pentium chip-based machines in the high school library. An additional four computers will be installed later in the elementary school library, followed by other sites throughout the school building. Southeast of Saline's page joins T CRIME . On the Web Southeast of Salina ftm a site on the World Wide Web: WWW.U9d306.k12.k8.ua the ranks of other districts in the state that have also set up their own web sites. Later this year, the state Department of Education plans to do a survey to find out how many of the state's 304 districts have created their own sites. "It's just now becoming popular," said Ron Rohrer, director of computer information and communication services for the Department of Education. The problem faced by many districts seeking Internet access is cost. Southeast's costs differ from those faced by the Salina School District, for instance. That's because Southeast's students all attend class in the same building, so the network needed to link computers at the school to the Internet is easier to build. Cost Is prohibitive in Salina The Salina district, with 17 buildings and 410 classrooms, faces considerably higher costs to bring districtwide Internet access to schools on a network. For the most part, it also doesn't have the most up-to-date computers to make the Internet fast and easy to use, even if it were available to all, said Jerry Brown, coordinator of computer services for the district. "We do have the fiber- optic network, but to go the last 100 yards is expensive. You've got to have the buildings cabled and have Pentium computers." Jerry Brown Salina School District computer coordinator There is at least one computer to access the Internet located in each of the libraries at the middle schools and high schools, Brown said. And last year, the district implemented a pilot project to give 20 staff members Internet access. Although it could create a web site, Brown said the district has chosen not to because only a third of the district's students have computers at home and half or less than those can access the Internet. "We'd be doing it for one-third or less of the population of our schools," Brown said. Through grants and cooperation between the district and Salina Community Access Television, the district does have a fiber-optic computer network between school buildings. What it lacks, besides more high-speed computers, is money to upgrade building wiring and air-handling systems to accommodate those machines. "We do have the fiber-optic network, but to go the last 100 yards is expensive. You've got to have the buildings cabled and have Pentium computers," Brown said. "Each one of those computers is a heater, they're blowing hot air out the back. I can't begin to tell you how much it would cost to do Central, or South High." To get schoolwide Internet access, if the buildings were equipped to handle it, might mean $10,000 for hardware to make the link to an Internet phone line, and $3,200 to $3,300 a month for access fees, Brown said. Southeast a provider? One way Southeast is considering to underwrite its Internet expense is by buying equipment and software to allow it to become a provider of local Internet access to its rural patrons That would let those patrons avoid long-distance charges to reach the Internet. The problem is that residents of the district live in three phone prefix areas, so some might still face a long-distance call, Southeast Superintendent Bob Goodwin said. "Down the road, once we solve those problems, maybe we can do that," he said. The state Department of Administration is also working on a communications plan to allow schools in Kansas and other public agencies to have cost-efficient Internet access, said Rohrer. He said the plan is scheduled to be finished by the end of 1998. Salman acquitted of attempted murder Charges stemmed from Halloween incident when he fired shotgun By DAVID CLOUSTON The Salina Journal A Salina man, accused of threatening people last year at a Halloween party punctuated by a shotgun blast, was acquitted Friday on a charge of attempted first-degree murder. Earnest Alfred J. Skillern; 31, 914 Willow, was found not guilty after his attorney argued that Skillern intended only to threaten another man at the party, not kill him. Skillern's attorney, Jim Sweet, criticized the Saline County Attorney's office for charging his client with a more serious crime than his client's actions warranted. The jury deliberated just shy of two hours before reaching their verdict, which came on the trial's fourth day. Skillern became involved in a shoving incident after he stepped in to break up. a fight between two people at the party at Johnson Green Acres, 8298 S. Old 81 Highway. Skillern left the party and returned about a half-hour later. Witnesses told Saline County Sheriffs officers that as Skillern was attempting to pull out a shotgun concealed beneath his trench coat it fired, blowing a hole in the coat but injuring no one. Sweet argued that Skillern should have faced a less serious charge of attempted aggravated assaulter criminal threat. "What happened is you had a big bully and he bullied the little guy (Skillern), and the little guy made a mistake," Sweet told the "What happened is you had a big bully and he bullied the little guy, and the little guy made a mistake." Jim Sweet defense attorney jury in his concluding statement. Sweet said Skillern brought the shotgun and a pistol, both loaded, back to the party to scare David Linenberger, Salina, who had shoved him to the ground. After the shotgun blast, Skillern left the party. His car was surrounded by law officers and he was arrested a short time later on Schilling Road east of Ninth Street. Sheriff's investigators originally worked the case as an aggravated assault but requested the more serious charge after talking with witnesses. Saline County Attorney Julie McKenna argued that Skillern came back to the party with one purpose: to kill David Linenberger. The safety on the shotgun was turned off, she said, and Skillern told a woman who confronted him, "Lady, don't push me, I have my finger on the trigger." McKenna argued that Skillern's actions were premeditated, shown by the fact he drove home, changed coats, obtained the guns and checked that they were loaded, and drove back to the party. Witnesses at the party also said Skillern had made verbal threats to kill Linenberger after the shoving incident. Park / Not all are happy with the effort FROM PAGE A1 For years, groups such as the Kansas Farm Bureau and , the Chase County Livestock Association fought the park, contending it was an unwarranted intrusion into private lands best left as beef ranches able to produce jobs and economic benefit. "Those lush grasses have been maintained through the years by the tireless efforts of livestock producers and are today in the best condition they have ever been," Chuck Magathan, a mem- ber of the Chase County Farm Bureau board of directors, said at a congressional hearing this year. Furthermore, the agriculture interests pointed to parks in other states that seemed to continually grow year after year, grabbing more and more land that could be profitably used for other purposes and still preserved. "The public has the best thing ever with continued private ownership and an agricultural base for an economy," Magathan said. Although the farm groups never endorsed the compromise, their opposition this year was muted. One major factor was the support of Roberts, the House Agriculture Committee chairman and solid champion of farmers and ranchers. "Our efforts in the House primarily involved getting all interested parties together for a reasonable compromise," Roberts said. "It was very difficult, but the concerned parties did come together in a common effort to save this important piece of our history." With Roberts on board, in addi- tion to then-Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole and Rep. Jan Meyers, the lack of support from freshman Reps. Sam Brownback and Todd Tiahrt had little effect. And since the cost to taxpayers of the compromise was minimal, there wasn't much left to fight about. But in the end, it was Kassebaum who deserves most of the credit for doggedly seeing the park through. "It is a fitting tribute to her outstanding record of service," Roberts said. ON THE RECORD Hospital report Salina Regional Health Center PENN ADMISSIONS — None. SANTA FE ADMISSIONS — Julie A. Colahan, Michael Halas Hogan, ' Emily Hoyt, Clement N. Scoggin and Raymond Zavesky, all of Salina; Cole A. Bryant, Hope; Charles Harrison, Plainville; Kaylene Hoeser, Minneapolis; Betty Howie, Abilene; Elton J. Koehn, Galva; Eddie Love, Junctipn City; Patricia A. Mick, Minneapolis; James Reddig, Great Bend; Jimmy Sargent, Russell; Kimberly A. Torkelson, Ellsworth. DISMISSALS — Karen D. Brack and baby girl, Man/a Lee Timmpns and Sherry A. Vessey, all of Salina; Evangeline F. Cole, Brookville; Frances Dixon, Miltonvale; Tamara L. Garrett, Ellsworth; Raymond Haden, Clifton; Carol E. Lundblad, Bennington; Beatrice Mclntyre, Herington; John J. Ravenkamp, New Cambria; Kenneth Weeks, Abilene. Births BOYS: Edwin and Kaylene Heoser, Minneapolis, 7 Ibs. 11 ozs., born Oct. 4. Casey and Renae Dinae Riedy, Herington, 8 Ibs. 5 ozs., born Oct. 3. Jeffrey S. and Kimberly A. Torkelson, Ellsworth, 8 Ibs., born Oct. 4. GIRL: Kevin P. and Betty Howie, Abilene, 7 Ibs. 3 ozs., born Oct. 3. Municipal court DUI CONVICTIONS - Muriel J. Longbine, 32, 211 N. Kansas, six months in jail, probation granted for FRIDAY'S DMWNG DAILY PICK 3 0-0-7 LOTTERY SCENE Category 4866 one year after serving 48 hours, $200 fine, $25 court costs, $125 alcohol evaluation fee. Robert Dean Hoover, 33, Salina, six months in jail, probation granted for one year after serving 48 hours, $200 fine, $25 court costs, $125 alcohol evaluation fee. Jay Franklin Meitler, 30 Salina, six months in jail, probation granted for one year, $200 fine, $25 court costs, $125 alcohol evaluation fee. DaLynn Hamilton, 38, Salina, one year in jail, probation granted for one year after serving five days, $500 fine, $25 court costs, $125 alcohol evaluation fee. DUI DIVERSIONS — The following people were granted diversion from prosecution for driving under the Influence. Unless otherwise stated, each was sentenced to perform 10 hours of community service and to pay the following: $200 fine, $25 court costs, $125 alcohol evaluation fee, $175 diversion fee. Lisa LeAnn Martin, 30, 111 N, Willow. Ronald L. Schierling, 55, Grand Island, Neb., no alcohol evaluation fee. Chad Mathew Cutbirjh, 19, 1202 Acorn Circle. District court SENTENCED — Jason . Richard Robbins, 19, 1110 Park Street, 11 months in prison for indecent solicitation of a child for having consensual sex with a young girl between October 1995 and Feb. 20,1996; two-year probation granted. Damond L. Gibson, 20, Salina, 11 months in prison for possession of cocaine, 12 months for possession of drug proceeds and 12 months for possession of marijuana in connection with an incident occurring Feb. 22; two-year probation granted. Joseph A. Hoffer, 16, Beloit, six months and a $200 fine for driving under the influence and $100 fine for another traffic offense; one-year probation granted on condition he serve 48 hours in jail and perform 10 hours of community service. Joel W. Luther, 24, McPherson, six months and a $200 fine for driving under the influence; one-year probation granted on condition he serve 48 hours in jail and perform 10 hours of community service. Rex Dean Reifschneider, 46, Salina, seven months in prison for making a criminal threat, to run concurrent with a sentence for misdemeanor giving a worthless check; two-year probation granted. Kent Edward Miller, 34, 117 S. Front, 10 months in prison for driving under the influence and obstructing official duty in connection with a traffic stop March 7 in the 500 block of East Walnut Street; two-year probation granted. Robert Blake, age not available, Gypsum, 11 months in prison for each of two counts of burglary, for break-ins Oct. 12, 1995, at the Starlight Skating Rink, 2661 Market Place, and Quick Cash Recycling, 509 N. Ninth; sentences to run concurrently, two-year probation granted. Daubin Lee Paul, 18, 4737 W. Schilling Road, six months in prison each for felony theft and criminal damage to property in connection with the burglary of stereo equipment from a car at 615 Bishop on May 7; two-year probation granted. Animal shelter These animals were picked up Oct. 3 at the locations listed and taken to the Saline County Animal Shelter, 1960 W. Old Highway 40. Phone 826-6535. DOGS — Red and white female husky with blue collar, 2300 block of Linden; brown, black and white female shepherd and husky mix, 1400 block of Winona; black male terrier mix, 900 block of Park; brown brindle female pit bull mix with pink collar, 700 block of Park. CATS — Black and white female with short hair, 1400 block pf Winona; black female with short hair, 1300 block of East Magnolia. Because of a Journal error, the date of Assam's 110th anniversary celebration was omitted from a story in Friday's Encore! section. The celebration begins at 10:30 a.m. today with a parade.

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