The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 23, 2001 · Page 7
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Salina, Kansas
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Monday, April 23, 2001
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A8 MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2001 GREAT PLAINS THE SALINA JOURNAL DEATHS & FUNERALS T MIDWESTERN FLOODING Lorna Brown Lorna Brown, 80, Salina, died Saturday, April 21, 2001, at Smoky Hill Rehabilitation Center, Salina. Geisendorf-Rush Smith Funeral Home, Salina, is handling arrangements. Freida Depe COLBY — Freida Depe, 93, Colby, died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at Prairie Senior Living Complex, Colby Kersenbrock Funeral Chapel, Colby, is handling arrangements. Theodore Joseph Dinkel Theodore Joseph Dinkel, 75, Salina, died Friday, April 20, 2001, at his home. Mr. Dinkel was born Nov. 9, 1925, at Antonino and lived in Salina most of his life, moving from Hays. He was a MD niMifPi signalman for MR. DINKEL union Pacific Railroad and an Army veteran. He was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1432, Brotherhood of Railway Signalmen and Union Pacific Oldtimers Association. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth I. of Salina; a son, Mark J. of Salina; a daughter, Mary E. Kist of Piano, Texas; a brother, Victor of Brownell; two sisters, Adeline Belleau of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Marge French of Las Vegas; and two grandchildren. : The funeral wiU be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 118 N. Ninth, Salina, Msgr James Hake officiating, flurial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Brookville, with military honors by Fort Riley Honor Guard. A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Geisendorf-Rush Smith Funeral Home, 401 W. Iron, Salina 67401. • Memorials may be made to American Heart Association. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Ruby G. Johnson SOUTH HUTCHINSON — Ruby G. Johnson, 85, South Hutchinson, died Friday, April 20, 2001, at Hutchinson. Mrs. Johnson was born Ruby G. Greer on Sept. 26,1915, at Madison County Ky, and lived in South Hutchinson for three years, moving from Salina. She was a homemaker Survivors include her husband, John W. of Hutchinson; a daughter, Lois Juanita Johnson-Collier of Hutchinson; a brother, Toby Greer of Albu- q.uerque, N.M.; and two sisters, Edith Gibson of Sanchez, N.M., and Dorothy Reams of Madison County, Ky ' The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Roselawn Heights Memorial Chapel, 1920 E. Crawford, Salina 67401, the Rev Greg Rea officiating. Burial will be in Mausoleum Williamsburg at Roselawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Reno County . • Because of incomplete information provided the Journal, a brother and two sisters were omitted in Sunday's edition. MRS. JOHNSON Today's obltuaNes SALINA Lorna Brown - Theodore'Joseph Dinkel KANSAS BEVERLY! Delbert Dee Smith COLBY: Freida Depe, MCPHERSON: Cynthia K. "Cindy" Stoppel SOUTH HUTCHINSON: Ruby G. Jofinson' WILSON: Raymond LVopat Harold of Beverly; a sister, Elsie Bacon of Wheatland, Wyo.; 12 grandchildren; and two great­ grandchildren. The funeral wiU be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Harrison- Hall Funeral Home, 111 E. Ehn, Lincoln 67455, the Rev. Gerald Radtke officiating. Burial wiU be in Lincoln City Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 165 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7928. Memorials may be made to Lincoln Lions Club Baseball Program. Visitation wiU be from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday Cynthia K. "Cindy" Stoppel McPHERSON — Cynthia K. "Cindy" Stoppel, 38, McPherson, died Saturday, April 21, 2001, at Memorial Hospital, McPherson. Mrs. Stoppel was born Cynthia K. Graff on June 23,1962, at Beatrice, Neb., and lived in McPherson since 1969, moving from Auburn, Neb. She was owner and operator of Cindy's Daycare and a member of First Christian Church, both of McPherson. Survivors include her husband, Mark L. of the home; a son, Matthew of the home; a daughter, Crystal of the home; a brother, Steven Graff of Burlington, Colo.; and a sister, Deborah Unruh of Russell. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church, McPherson, the Rev. Neil Engle officiating. Burial will be in McPherson Cemetery Memorials may be made to the church. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Glidden-Ediger Chapel, 222 W. Euclid, McPherson 67460, where the family wiU receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday Delbert Dee Smith BEVERLY — Delbert Dee Smith, 72, Beverly, died Saturday April 21, 2001, at his home. Mr Smith was born Feb. 26, 1929, at Lincoln County and was a'lifelong area resident. He was a mail carrier and a member of Lincoln Congregational Christian Church, Postal Carriers Association, Lincoln Saddle Club and Masonic Lodge 154 of Lincoln. He was also a Korean War Army veteran. Survivors include two sons, Wesley L. of Fort Scott and Robert T. of Salina; two daughters, Deedra Stertz and Tamara Jo Bell, both of Lincoln; four brothers, Daniel, James and David, all of Lincoln, and • FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE The Associated Press Flood fighting volunteers Jeremy Albrecht (left), 15, and Jesse Driskell, 14, both of Davenport, Iowa, stroll recently alongga sandbag floodwall that took volunteers four days to build to protect the city from flooding. ; Davenport's dilemma Million-dollar view of river or flood protection? By KENTHOMAS The Associated Press Raymond L. Vopat WILSON — Raymond L. Vopat, 75, Wilson, died Friday April 20, 2001, at his home. Mr Vopat was born Feb. 8, 1926, at Lincoln County and was a lifetime area resident. He was grocery manager at Klema's IGA in Wilson and Novak's IGA in Ellsworth. He also sold life and health insurance for many years. He was a World War II Army Air Forces veteran and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wilson and Wilson Fire Department. He was the "Voice of the Wilson Dragons" for 37 years and announced Wilson's Czech Festival parade for 39 years. He was preceded in death by an infant grandson. Survivors include his wife, Frances of the home; a son, Leslie of Wilson; two daughters, Tamara Garrett of Hutchinson and Dawn Obermeyer of Wichita; a brother, Harold of Wichita; and eight grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Wilson, the Rev Jim Wagner officiating. Burial wUl be in Wilson City Cemetery with military rites by Msgr John F. Mcmanus, American Legion Post 262 of WUson. Memorials may be made to Wilson Nursing Center or Ellsworth County Hospice in care of Foster Mortuary, 610 24th, WUson 67490. Visitation wiU be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary and 8 a.m. until the service Tuesday at the church. • Because of incomplete information provided the Journal, a membership and two memorials were omitted in Sunday's edition. DAVENPORT, Iowa — The Mississippi River provides a postcard-quality backdrop for images of life in this Midwestern city — baseball, jazz festivals and Fourth of July fireworks — images worth millions to the economy and important to the city's spirit. But as the Mississippi swells out of its banks yet again and flirts with a record flood crest, it revives a longstanding debate: should a tbfvn that loves its river banish it behind a wall to prevent downtown flooding every few years? "Most people are almost becoming numb to this," said Davenport native Scott Snyder, 34, as he walked downtown about a block from where the river has submerged benches and surrounded a neoclassical fountain in the riverfront park. "But a lot of opinions are starting to sway that maybe we should have a flood wall." Davenport — the largest urban area on the upper Mississippi without a flood wall — is bracing for a flood crest of 20 to 22.5 feet expected on Tuesday, the third major flood in eight years and uncomfortably close to the record of 22.63 feet, set in i993. The Mississippi, swollen by melting snow, already has flooded low-lying areas from St. Paul, Minn., to La Crosse, • SAINT FRANCIS ACADEMY "Most people are almost becoming numb to this. But a lot of opinions are starting to sway that maybe we should have a flood wall" Scott Snyder Davenport, Iowa, native Wis., and East Dubuque, 111., and sent hundreds moving out of flooded homes. And on Saturday, water flowed over the top of small levee onto farm land near Iowa's Lake Odessa. The expected crest at Davenport could flood a string of businesses along River Drive, but the owners set to work a week ago Friday building a 1,000-foot-long, 6-foot-high wall of sandbags that should keep the forecast crest from their doors. Debate over a flood wall got a boost in 1993, when prolonged high water submerged River Drive several feet deep and caused an estimated $100 million damage in the city That was the flood that devastated some smaller communities along the river and brought $1.2 billion in federal disaster aid across the region. While most of the city's neighbors on the Iowa and Illinois shores have chosen to build multimillion-dollar flood protection systems, Davenport has opted to keep its unobstructed relationship with its river. "I like being able to see it without climbing on a wall," said David Ohl, 44, who perched on a bridge Saturday to photograph the river. He's been snapping it since he was 8, when he took photos of the 1965 flood. City officials doubt public sentiment will change after the cleanup of the current spring flood. For one thing, the cost of building a flood Wall has been estimated at anywhere from $15 million to $60 million, with the city paying a major part. In 1984, the city council decided against a flood wall that would have cost $33.8 million, with the city paying about 35 percent. An August 1993 poll by the Quad-City Times of Davenport found that 57 percent favored a flood wall — but only 46 percent were willing to pay higher property taxes to build it. The unobstructed riverfront lures about 1 million people to the Bix Beiderbecke Jazz Festival, the Rhythm City riverboat casino and parks, said Mayor Phil Yerington, who opposes a flood wall. He said the river nets the city a large chunk of the $100 million in tourism income for the Quad Cities — Davenport; Bettendorf, Iowa; Moline, 111., and Rock Island, 111. And obstructing the view would affect $113 million worth of downtown renovations that include a new art museum, a 10-story agricultural technology venture capital center and skywalks connecting the downtown to the casino, he said. On top of all,that, even if Davenport built a flood wall the downtown still could be flooded by water backing up through the city's antiquated storm sewer system. "We know we're sitting on $144 million in necessary sewer repairs right now. Do you put that on the back burner to build a flood wall?" Yerington asked. Davenport's mindset puzzles people in neighboring river cities. "In my opinion, why are they neglecting their downtown? Every other year they have to bring in the Red Cross," said Sonja Ebersole of neighboring Bettendorf But Yerington predicted the debate will die down by July, when 25,000 fans fill Davenport's downtown band shell for the jazz concerts and more listen from boats anchored along the shore. Then, he said, "nobody is going to give a thought about a flood wall." Locals hope Irish eyes will be smiling Saint Francis' ROPES course to challenge 12 teens from Ireland By TANATHOMSON The Salina Journal Salina will be a small part of an international peace-keeping mission this summer. Twelve teens from Northern Ireland — six Protestant and six Catholic — will climb, balance and jump from obstacles as high as 50 feet June 29 at the ROPES course at Saint Francis Academy, 5097 W. Cloud. It's an activity that Jim DuBois, outreach program director at Saint Francis, hopes will bring the teens closer together and improve their team-building skills. • EDWIN MEESE SPEECH The ROPES course is one of the students' first activities while in the United States. The Ulster Project is an international effort to unite the religiously diverse teens. DuBois said the team-building activities can help them take command "of (their) own destiny" , DuBois said Saint Francis has never hosted an international group. "This is a really neat thing to have them call us," he said. Perhaps if they are friends and learn to work together while they are young, they will overcome the religious fighting in Northern Ireland, said Lovella Kelley chairman of the Ulster Project. "We bring them here so they can watch a pluralistic society coexist," Kelley said. "They can understand that we don't always coexist in all areas, but at least we can in religion." The teens will be in Hutchinson for more than a month, and the community . has helped prepare several activities to promote friendship while having them do charitable work. "Then their families become friends", and their friends become friends," Kelly said. "It promotes peace." There are 29 cities in the United States that will have the teens from Ulster, a Northern Ireland province. Hutchinson is the only one in Kansas. "This would be a great opportunity for the Salina area," said DuBois, referring to bringing the kids to Salina. "We are a pretty diverse county" The 12- to 15-year-old Irish students are evenly divided between boys and girls. They're paired with 12 Hutchinson teens, six boys and six girls, also evenly divided between Catholic and Protestant. "They stay with a family with the same religious beliefs as they have," Kelley sajd. "That's pretty much the only way the Irish will let their kids come over here." ' This is the second year Hutchinson has hosted the Ulster teens. This past year they did a ROPES course in Wichita, but they're coming to Saint Francis because it offered its course for free. j • Reporter Tana ThomslH can be reached at 823-6464, ElktU' 173, or by e-mail at sjtthom- Former attorney general to speak at Wesleyan ON THE RECORD By The Salina Journal Former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese will speak about the Supreme Court Tuesday at Kansas Wesleyan University. The former Reagan admin- stration Cabinet member will speak on "Would the Founding Fathers Recognize Today's Supreme Court." The free, public lecture will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Sams Chapel in the university's Pioneer Hall. Meese's speech comes just after the Supreme Court had a hand in deciding the 2000 presidential election. He was attorney general from February 1985 to August 1988. Livestock experts test disease outbreak plan By The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Livestock experts in Missouri and Kansas are using simulations to test their states' responses to foot-and-mouth disease. Missouri livestock experts wUl meet Tuesday in Jefferson City to use a hypothetical foot- and-mouth disease outbreak to test the state's emergency plan. Up to 100 veterinarians, livestock industry representatives and emergency preparedness directors are expected to attend. U.S. Department of Agriculture veterinarians from Missouri will discuss what they saw when they visited England to help battie the foot-and-mouth outbreak there. In Kansas, cattle ranchers, feedlot operators, and government officials wiU meet May 9 to muU over a hypothetical outbreak. Kansas Livestock Commissioner George Teagarden said the session will explore how to deploy resources to keep an outbreak from spreading. Existing plans in Kansas call for the euthanization and, most liliely, burial of any herd that m- cludes a confirmed case of foot- and-mouth, and quarantines of any other herds in a six-mUe radius. Agriculture officials want to make svu-e glitches are not hidden in the response plan. "We'll use it for a preparedness check," said John Hunt, state veterinarian for the Missouri Department of Agricul- tiare. "We need it to be ready right down to the county level." Missouri's plan is geared mostiy toward natural disasters, Hunt said. But it also has contingencies for contagious diseases. Restaurant Inspecttons Long John Silvers, 1019 E. Crawford — No critical violations. Report dated April 18. "urning Point Recovery Club, 216 E. Walnut — No critical violations. Report dated April 18. Salina Speedway, 2841 S. Burma Rd. — No bacldlow prevention on plumbing. Report dated April 13. Lucky Bingo, 150 S. Broadway — Ready-to-eat food and potentially hazardous food not date-marked in refrigerator. Report dated April 16. Salina Elks Lodge, 1800 S. IVIarymount — Ready-to-eat food and potentially hazardous food not date-marked. Report dated April 17. The Red Steer, 1400 E. Iron — No critical violations. Report dated April 17. LaLa's Catering/Board of Trade Lounge, 1700 E. Iron — First aid supplies on shelf above food prep area. Report dated April 17. Great Western Dining Service, 2025 E. Iron — No critical violations. Report dated April 17. Burger King, 316 E. Iron — Dip- perwelT-air gap not 1 inch above flood rim. Report dated April 12. East Crawford Coastal, 1103 W. Crawford — Critical violations corrected. Report dated April 12. Cozy Inn, 108 N. Seventh — Mop sink hose below flood rim. Report dated April 12. Flying J Country IMarket, 2250 S. Ohio — No hot water in har^d sink by grill area. Report dated ApW- 13. /^s SaniBD /ff'gDBAWPIfiS DAILY PICK 3 9-5-4 WINNERS TAKE ALL 14-18-24-25-28 KANSAS CASH 8-14-20-23-29-31 Estimated Jackpot $390,000 POWERBALL 5-24-25-30-38 POWERBALL 40 Estimated Jackpot $^2 million SIMDAY'S DRAWMG DAILY PICK 3 6-6-1 TODAY'S SCRIPTURE The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children. — Romans 8:16 (NIV)

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