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THE SALINA JOURNAL NEWS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1996 A9 DEATHS & FUNERALS T PLANNING COMMISSION Alma M. Ahrens SUPERIOR, Neb. — Alma M. Ahrens, 82, Superior, died Monday, Oct. 7, 1996, at Brodstone Memorial Nuckolls County Hospital, Superior. Mrs. Ahrens was born Alma M. Grummert on Nov. 4, 1913, near Sijperior. She was a volunteer at tHfe Good Samaritan Center, a member of Centennial Lutheran Church, Superior, and Ladies Aide. jShe was preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph, in 1987; and three sons, Eldon, Ronald and Roland. Survivors include a son, Robert og Superior; three daughters, Dorothy Boyle of Salina, Kan., Helen 'Platte of Superior and Carolyn Peterson of Curtis, Neb.; a stepson, Duane Ahrens of Torrington, Wyo.; two sisters, Mildred Black and Verna Roe, both of Superior; 10 grandchildren; four stepgrand- children; 17 great-grandchildren; and six stepgreat-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Centennial Lutheran Church, Pastor Paul Albrecht officiating. Burial will be in Salem Lutheran Cemetery, rural Superior. ^Memorials may be made in care of the family. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Megrue-Price Funeral Home, 750 N. Commercial, Superior 68978. Olivia Biegler rtiARNED — Olivia Biegler, 99, Larned, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 1996, at-Meadowbrook Manor, Larned. JVIrs. Biegler was born Olivia Heydt on Feb. 23, 1897, at Bec- ttielv'ille, Pa., and was a resident of, Larned since 1928. She was a hpmemaker. t She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry, in 1946 and a daughter, Jean Hollar. .Survivors include three sons, Norman "Bill" and Donald, both of Salina, and Warren "Buck" of Panama City, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. "The service will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Larned Cemetery, Pastor Charles Grant officiating. ^Memorials may be made to Larned United Methodist Church nftrsery. ^Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 "p.m. today at Beckwith Mortuary, 924 Main, Larned 67550. Kenneth L. Brown "SOLOMON — Kenneth L. Bj*own, 54, Solomon, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 1996, at Salina Regional Health Center. "Mr. Brown was born Feb. 26, 19J2,.at Abilene and grew up in the Salina area. He was a truck driver for Graves Truck Lines for 21 ySars. He was a member of Eagles LQdge, Abilene, and Tri Rivers Lakes Association, Solomon. u Survivors include three daugh- t&ts, Debra Thummel, Kimberly B£ay and Deanna Kappelman, all of'Salina; two brothers, Timothy of! Salina and David of New Cambria; a sister, Jean Warden of Tgxas; and six grandchildren. "The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Carlson-Becker Fu- n^ral Home, Solomon, Dr. Bob Mils officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Mound Cemetery, Solomon. „ Memorials may be made to Kenneth Brown Memorial Fund. ••Visitation will be after 1 p.m. today at the funeral home, Solomon 67480, where family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today. A-i ' Irene Taylor Day •tURAY — Irene Taylor Day, 84, Luray, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 1996, a^Ellsworth. -Mrs. Day was born Irene Hendrixson on Feb. 13,1912, near Waldo and was a resident of the Luray and Waldo areas most of her life. She was a homemaker and former member of Grand Center Baptist dhurch. Her first husband, Wendell Tay- loi'i died in 1967. Survivors include her husband, Kenneth of Luray; three stepdaughters, Sylvia McNeal of Ellsworth, Marlene Murphy of Vyaldo and Phyllis Herzog of Quinter; nine stepgrandchildren; and six stepgreat-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Waldo United Methodist Church, the Rev. David Ragland officiating. Burial will be iri Grand Center Cemetery, northeast of Waldo. Memorials may be made to the cametery association SVisitation will be from noon to 9 pjfo. today at Rodrick & Minear EJpneral Home, 102 E. First, Luray 61649, and after 9 a.m. Wednesday aEthe church. * •-'• i vfulius g, Dorf 5 LINDSBORG — Julius B. Dorf, 96, Lindsborg, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 1B96, at Lindsborg Community Hospital ] Mr. Dorf was born May 12,1900, at' Burdick and was a resident of L'indsborg since 1955, moving ftom McPherson. He retired as Manager of the Rural Electric Association in 1969, was McPherson Today's obituaries KANSAS ABILENE: Lucy G. Mark GQODLAND: John T.Hodges HUTCHINSON: Leland L. Surface LARN6D: Olivia Biegler LENORA: Harold Barrett Ford LINDSBORG: Julius B. Dorf LUfiAY: Irene Taylor Day MANKATO: Archie R. Weaverling McPHERSON: Claude L. "Skinny" Wingard OLATHE: Herbert E. Fitzpatrlck QUINTER: Sam Jacobs SOLOMON: Kenneth L. Brown TOPEKA: Claire M. Farrell OUTOFSTATE Alma M. Ahrens, Superior, Neb. Elmef E. Hann, Mount Vemdn; III. Ivan Duane Newell, Nelson, Neb. County treasurer from 1940 to 1942, was former Lindsborg city treasurer and was a farmer. He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, Lindsborg, where he was past member of the council and financial secretary. He was past president of Lindsborg Aid Association and a former member of Lindsborg Chamber of Commerce board of directors. Survivors include his wife, Ingeborg of Lindsborg; two sons, David of Wichita and Kermit of Assaria; and two grandchildren. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Bethany Lutheran Church, the Revs. Herbert Johnson Jr. and Don Hawk officiating. Private burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Lindsborg. Memorials may be made to the church or Bethany Home. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Hays Funeral Home, Washington and Lincoln Streets, Lindsborg 67456, where family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today. Claire M. Farrell TOPEKA — Claire M. Farrell, 100, of Topeka,. died Monday, Oct. 7,1996, at Westwood Manor, Topeka. Ryan Mortuary, Salina, is handling funeral arrangements. Herbert E. Fitzpatrick OLATHE — Herbert E. Fitzpatrick, 54, Olathe, died Monday, Oct. 7, 1996, at Olathe Medical Center. Mr. Fitzpatrick was born July 5, 1942, in Wichita and was a resident of Olathe since 1977. He was an Air Force veteran and had been stationed at Schilling Air Force Base, Salina. He was manager of Gage Bowling Alley, Topeka, for a few years and Olathe Lanes East for a year. He coached Babe Ruth baseball and served as commissioner of the state district and many other boards. He also coached a youth basketball team and coached in the Southern Johnson County Basketball Association. He was a member of Johnson County Chess Club and Vista Baptist Church, Olathe. Survivors include his wife, Lynna of the home; two sons, Bruce of the home and Lee of Olathe; his father and stepmother, L.E. and Ethel Fitzpatrick of Wichita; his mother, Arylene Hossack of Olathe; and a brother, Jim of Valley Center. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at W.L. Frye & Son Funeral Home, Olathe. Burial will be in Olathe Memorial Cemetery. Memorials may be made to American Lung Association of Kansas, 4300 Drury Lane, Box 4426, Topeka 66604 or Vista Baptist Church, 901 N. Parker, Olathe 66061. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, 105 E. Loula, Olathe 66061. Harold Barrett Ford LENORA — Harold Barrett Ford, 91, Lenora, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 1996, at Graham County Hospital, Hill City. Mr. Ford was born Nov. 14,1904, at Blue Rapids and was a resident of several states before moving to the Lenora area. He was a farmer, an assessor and worked for Missouri Pacific Railroad. He was a member of Lenora Christian Church and Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He served on the township board and was Lenora city marshall for more than 25 years. His wife, Ethel, died April 21, 1995. Survivors include nieces and nephews, including Bob Smith of Lenora, Korla Griffey of Norton and Clarene Law of WaKeeney. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Enfield Funeral Home, 215 W. Main, Norton 67654, Howard Guidry officiating. Burial will be in Lenora South Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the hospital. Elmer E. Hann MOUNT VERNON, 111. — Elmer E. Hann, 87, Mount Vernon, died Friday, Oct. 4,1996, at Casey Care Center, Mount Vernon. Mr. Hann was born March 26, 1909, at Chautauqua, Kan. He was a World War II veteran. He worked on a ranch in Montana and for Mobil Oil Co. for 33 years. He was affiliated with the First Christian Church, a member of the Masonic Crescent Lodge 135 AF& AM, Order of the Eastern Star Lodge 151, all of Arkansas City, Kan. He was a life member of the National Rifle Association of America, American Association of Retired Persons, Retired Teachers Association and Life National Club of America. Survivors include his wife, Eva of Mount Vernon; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was Sunday at Johnston Funeral Home, 122 N. 10th., Mount Vernon 62864. Burial was in Mount Catherine Cemetery, Woodlawn, with military rites by Mount Vernon American Legion Post 141. John T. Hodges GOODLAND — John T. Hodges, 85, Goodland, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 1996, at Goodland Regional Medical Center. Mr. Hodges was born Oct. 30, 1910, at Fairbury, Neb., and was a resident of Go9dland since 1942. He was a locomotive engineer for Rock Island Railroad for 32 years and was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 42 years. He was preceded in death by a son, Larry, and a daughter, Betty Sherman. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy of Goodland; a daughter, Janis Butler of Wichita Falls, Texas; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a great- great-grandchild. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Mountain time today at Goodland First Christian Church, Pastor Loren Strait officiating. Burial will be in Goodland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the hospital respiratory unit. Visitation will be until noon today at Koons Funeral Home, 211 N. Main, Goodland 67735, and before the service today at the church. Sam Jacobs QUINTER — Sam Jacobs, Quinter, died Monday, Oct. 7,1996, in a traffic accident near Russell. Schmitt Funeral Home, Quinter, is handling arrangements. Lucy G. Mark ABILENE — Lucy G. Mark, 90, Abilene, died Sunday, Oct. 6,1996, at Chapman Valley Manor, Chapman. Miss Mark was born Dec. 11, 1905, at Abilene and returned to Abilene in the early 1980s. She was a resident of Chapman Valley Manor since 1987. She taught school at Kanorado and Russell and was a secretary for the president of Home State Bank, Russell. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star and was affiliated with Mount Pleasant Church. Survivors include nieces and nephews including Walter Mayden of Salina and Mark Mayden of Abilene. The service will be at 2 p.m. today in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, the Rev. Charles Norman officiating. Visitation will be at Danner Funeral Home, 501 N. Buckeye, Abilene 67410. Ivan Duane Newell NELSON, Neb. — Ivan Duane Newell, 54, Nelson, died Monday, Oct. 7,1996, at Brodstone Memorial Nuckolls County Hospital, Superior. Mr. Newell was born Nov. 20, 1941, at Superior. He owned and operated Newell's Trailer Sales for several years and was a self- employed welder. A stepdaughter, Maritta Sue Jaramillo, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Loretta of Nelson; two daughters, Teresa Ferguson of Hooker, Okla., and Corrina Kerbo of Elkhart, Kan.; his mother, Clara Newell of Superior; two sisters, Virginia Nondorf of Superior and Velma Hajny of Nelson; a stepdaughter, Tonya Pearson of McPherson, Kan.; a stepson, Fred Jones Jr. of McPherson; and 14 grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home Chapel, Superior, Pastor Mark Imel officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Superior. Memorials may be made in care of the family, Rt. 1, Box 49, Nelson 68961. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the chapel, 750 N. Commercial, Superior 68978. (.eland L. Surface HUTCHINSON — Leland L. Surface, 55, Hutchinson, died Sunday, Sept. 29,1996, at his home. Mr. Surface was born Feb. 2, 1941, at McPherson and was a resident of Hutchinson since 1976, moving from Larned. He also was a former resident of Marquette. He was a self-employed hauling contractor for the Wichita Eagle and former assistant athletic director at Larned State Hospital. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Hutchin- son, American Motorcycle Association, Kansas Motorcycle Association and National Rifle Association. Survivors include two sons, Jason and Travis, both of Sterling; a daughter, Lanette Surface of Sterling; a brother, Ronald of Ness City; and two sisters, Shirley Feck of Eureka and Gayla Beth Bicker of Lawrence. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Marquette Evangelical Covenant Church, Pastor Gary Yates officiating. Burial will be in Fremont Cemetery, rural Lindsborg. Memorials may be made to Buhler High School athletic department. There will be no visitation. Olson's Funeral Home, 202 N. Jackson, Marquette 67464, is handling arrangements. Archie R. Weaverling MANKATO — Archie R. Weaverling, 96, Mankato, died Friday, Oct. 4,1996, at Jewell County Hospital Long Term Care Unit, Mankato. Mr. Weaverling was born March 16, 1900, at Plainville and had been a resident of Hunter and Beloit. He worked for National Gas Co. and Loomis Building & Electric, Mankato. He was a member of the Christian Church, Mankato Country Club and Masonic Lodge 87 AF&AM for 55 years. Survivors include three sons, Rex of Mankato, Bob of Hot Springs Village, Ark., and Darrell of Topeka; two daughters, Betty Walker of Beatrice, Neb., and Norma Beasley of Ponca City, Okla.; a brother, Bert of Pine Bluffs, Calif.; two sisters, Ethel Seery and Vera Marurek, both of Ventura, Calif.; 20 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Melby Mortuary Chapel, 402 N. High, Mankato 66956, Pastor Kendal Utt officiating. Inurn- ment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Mankato, with a service by Mankato Masonic Lodge. Memorials may be made to Jewell County Hospital Long Term Care or Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mankato. Claude L. "Skinny" Wingard McPHERSON — Claude L. "Skinny" Wingard, 81, McPherson, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 1996, at Sunshine Home, Buhler. Mr. Wingard was born Nov. 26, 1914, at Independence and was a resident of McPherson since 1971, moving from Hesston. He worked for Cities Service for 31 years, retiring as superintendent, and was a partner and general manager of Kansas Cylinder Head Co., McPherson. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and Elk's Lodge 502, both of McPherson; was past Grand Knight of Knights of Columbus in Oklahoma and also was a member in McPherson. Survivors include his wife, Ethel of the home; a son, Gary of Colby; two daughters, Teresa Ann Madden of McPherson and Donna Tuttle of Louisville, Colo.; a sister, Ella Mae Perry of Independence; and 10 grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, the Rev. Doug Campbell officiating. Burial will be Saturday in Sacred Heart of Mary Church Cemetery, rural Boulder, Colo., the Rev. Andrew Kemberling officiating. A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to McPherson Area Low Vision Support Group for Macular Degeneration or the church building fund. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home, 222 W. Euclid, McPherson 67460. More bad luck for lottery winner By The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — For most people, getting rid of a lottery jackpot of $4.9 million would be a piece of cake. Then again, most people haven't had the bad luck of William "Bud" Post, whose life went downhill ever since he won the Pennsylvania Lottery in 1988. Now bankrupt, Post arranged on Sept. 26 for a federal judge to auction off what was left of his prize payments to Prosperity Partners of West Palm Beach, Fla., for $2.65 million. The money was supposed to pay off Post's debts and leave him with $500,000 to $1 million. But Monday, the company tried to set up a press conference to announce it was backing out of the sale. Post refused to attend. "You know Murphy's law? If anything bad can happen, it will happen? That's me," Post said. "We keep this up and we'll be in the lottery business forever." Post said the prize will now go to the next-highest bidder, Singer Asset Finance Co., which bid $2.64 million. Dog kennel wins county approval But owners are given 11 conditions to meet in order to keep permit By CHRIS KOGER The Salina Journal Seven months after denying a conditional use permit for a dog kennel in northeast Saline County, the Saline County Planning Commission approved the permit, but only if the owners comply with an extensive list of demands. Bobby and Bonnie George, 532 E. Shipton, had to move their their kennel from its present location on their property because it isn't zoned properly. But the location they picked on 80 acres on North Holmes Road north of East Riordan Road, has met with strong opposition from residents in the area. The commissioners voted to approve the conditional use permit 4-1, with Commissioner Ed Aylward voting against it. In his motion in favor of the permit, Commissioner George Currie listed 11 conditions the Georges would have to abide by, or the permit would become null and void. Among those conditions are: • There will be no more than 30 dogs, instead of the 50 requested by the Georges, on the property. • A health inspector and County Planner David Gurss will look at the property soon. The Georges have already moved between 20 and 30 dogs onto the property, and if the current conditions don't meet approval within three months, the dogs will have to be removed. • Living quarters for people must be built or made available — and occupied — within three months. • The Georges will have to reapply for the permit in two years, and it becomes void if the land is sold or leased. • Six-foot tall trees must be brought in to screen the dog runs and kennels. • The Georges must gravel the road to their property. Area residents said the Georges already were disobeying the commission, and have had large dogs on the property for weeks. Some of those residents, the closest who lived about a half mile from the dog kennels, voiced their concerns at Monday night's planning commission meeting. "I can hear those dogs day and night," said Elizabeth Johnson, 2558 E. Humbarger. "I feel that our community is a rural community. It has been for ages, and I think it should be kept that way." Bill Pratt Sr., 2717 E. Riordan, called for an investigation of the Georges. "I don't really think there should be dogs there at this time, and they, should be moved immediately," Pratt said. "I think there should be an outside investigation at this time." Rick Hunt said the permit should have been denied, because the Georges were already disobeying the county. "That's telling me, he's going to do what he wants to do," Hunt said. "He's not going to listen to you, us or anybody else, and I don't think that's right." George, a pastor at the Bel-Air Southern Baptist Church in Salina, and his wife were not at the meeting. George Yarnevich, the attorney representing the Georges, said he understood concerns about the noise and said the Georges will comply with the conditions set by the commission. "I think the key thing here is screening what is necessary to avoid any problems," Yarnevich said. "The Georges are more than willing to go with conditions that David (Gurss) hasn't even proposed," he said. "In most cases, were willing to abide by those recommendations in a manner of trying to compromise this and have something that's workable for the Georges and their neighbors." T CAMPAIGN '96 Tired of Bob and Bill? Try Socks and Leader By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A fourth debate in the presidential campaign holds all the trappings of a fur-flying confrontation. Television show host John McLaughlin, saying he's tired of "wishy-washy" responses from presidential candidates, plans to moderate a debate pitting Chelsea Clinton's incumbent cat Socks against Bob Dole's dog, Leader. At issue: Which would be the best first pet — a dog or a cat? The National Humane Society and the publisher of both Cats Magazine and Dog World will co-sponsor the event, set for Oct. 17 in Washington. LEADER A team arguing for Leader's side will be led by Dog World's contributing editor John Cargill. Amy Shojai, President and founder of the _ Cat Writers' Association and contribut- of Cats Magazine, ing editor will lead the cat side. The Humane Society says both Socks and Leader will be asked for comments, which will be aired during the debate — if they are supplied and limited to the topic under discussion. ON THE RECORD Hospital report Salina Regional Health Center PENN ADMISSIONS — None. SANTA FE ADMISSIONS — Deidra A. Ayotte, Debra Everett, Charity Flores, Eva Guerrero, Paula E. Irish and Delicia Timm, all of Salina; Phyllis Clark, Gypsum. DISMISSALS — Brenden Jo Geissert-Carr, Thomas R. Godding, Shirley I. Jewell, Clifton C. Pope and Stephen D. Rodine, all of Salina; James Reddig, Great Bend; Shirley M. Alstatt, Lindsborg. Births GIRLS: Deidra A. Ayotte, Salina, 6 Ibs. 6 ozs., born Oct. 6. Don and Debra Everett, Salina, 6 Ibs. 3 ozs., born Oct. 7. Celco and Charity Flores, Salina, 7 Ibs. 7 ozs., born Oct. 7. BOY: Tracy and Rebecca Hadley, Salina, 7 Ibs. 11 ozs., born Oct. 6. Police blotter PROPERTY DAMAGE — Windshield cracked on Chevrolet Lumina belonging to Robert Ray Simmons in the 2000 block of South Ohio at 2:20 p.m. Sunday; $600 damage. BURGLARY — Window broken and audio stereo equipment taken from Audio Access, 624 Reynolds, between midnight and 2:15 p.m, Sunday; $10,394 loss. Road closing Simpson Road from Old Highway 40 to Country Club Road will be closed through Friday so construction crews can apply a new asphalt overlay. A signed detour will take traffic around the closed road using Miles Road. CORRECTION The ages listed for children eligible for preschooler screenings by the Central Kansas Cooperative in Education was incorrect in a Look Ahead brief in Saturday's edition. The screenings are for preschool-age children from birth through age 5 who exhibit problems with speech, walking, seeing, hearing or motor skills. The screenings are for children in Saline, Dickinson, Ellsworth and Ottawa counties. TODAY'S SCRIPTURE "For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shall open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land." — Deuteronomy 15:11 MONDAY'S DRAWINGS DAILY PICK 3 7-4-8 KANSAS CASH 1-7-8-9-18-20 Estimated Jackpot $660,000 LOTTERY SCENE Category 4866

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