The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 28, 2001 · Page 11
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THE SAUNA JOURNAL GREAT PLAINS SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2001 B3 DEATHS & FUNERALS T LEGISLATURE Harold T. Barnes WASHINGTON — Harold T. Barnes, 90, Washington, died Thursday, April 26, 2001, at Homestead Inc., Washington. Mr. Barnes was born Oct. 25, 1910, at Morrowville. He was a carpenter. Survivors include his wife, Lillian T. of Washington; a son, Steve of Washington; a daughter, Judith A. Funke of Washington; a brother, Donald T. of St. Joseph, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and seven great­ grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Ward Funeral Home, 115 W. Second, Washington 66968, Pastor Wendell Sack officiating. Burial will be in Washington City Cemetery Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Ruby A. Hardesty Crook Ruby. A. Hardesty Crook, 66, Salina, died Wednesday April 25, 2001, at Salina Regional Health Center Mrs. Crook was born Ruby A. Hardesty on Sept. 20,1934, at Salina and was a lifetime resident. She was a MRQ rannte homemaker, a MRS. CROOK member of the Methodist Church and a Salvation Army volunteer. Survivors include a son, Elmer Calkins of Salina; two daughters, Elaine Garman of Ellsworth and Cathy Calkins of. South Hutchinson; a sister, Freda Vogan of Salina; three grandchildren; and three great­ grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Ryan Mortuary, Salina, the Rev. Paul Robbins officiating. Private burial wiU be in Gypsum Hill Cemetery, Salina. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Ryan Mortuary 137 N. Eighth, Salina 67401. • Because of a Journal error, a sister was omitted in Friday's edition. Lillian Pearl Jones ESBON — Lillian Pearl Jones, 91, Esbon, died Tuesday April 24, 2001, at Smith County Memorial Hospital Long-term Care, Smith Center Mrs. Jones was born Lillian Evans on May 27, 1909, at Formoso and had lived in Esbon since 1954. She was an Army wife and homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Riley of Esbon. The service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Fort Riley Cemetery the post chaplain officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 9 p.m. Sun- Today's objitttaples SAUNA Ruby A. Hardesty Crook KANSAS BEUOIT:'RobertE.Kres!n ' ESBON: Lillian Pearl Jones GLASCO: Howard D. Porter LINCOLN: Marie Maher LYNDON: Glenn M. Wan^n MANHATTAN: Dr. Jacob E. Mosier MILTONVALE: Florence M. Urban WASHlNtrrON: H^r61dmBarti6ii day at Melby Mortuary 402 N. High, Mankato 66956. Robert E. Kresin BELOIT — Robert E. Kresin, 58, Beloit, died Thursday April 26, 2001, at Mitchell County Hospital, Beloit. Mr Kresin was born July 28, 1942, southwest of Beloit and was a lifetime area resident. He was a farmer-stockman and a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Beloit. His first wife, Linda, died in 1992. Survivors include his wife, Judy of the home; his mother, Beulah Kresin of Beloit; two brothers, Ralph of Salina and Roger of Orlando, Fla.; two sisters, Charlene Plymire of Beloit and Pauline Filbert of Wichita; a stepdaughter, Kelly Snedden of Towanda; a stepson, Greg Albert of Lucas; and three stepgrandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Zion Lutheran Church, the Rev John Binder officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery Memorials may be made to the church. Visitation will be at McDonald Funeral Home, 910 N. Campbell, Beloit 67420. The casket will remain closed during the service. Marie Maher LINCOLN — Marie Maher, 101, formerly of Lincoln, died Tuesday April 24, 2001. A service will be at 1 p.m. today at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery Lincoln. Harrison-Hall Fiuieral Home, Lincoln, is handling arrangements. Dr. Jacob E. Mosier MANHATTAN — Dr. Jacob E. Mosier, 77, Manhattan, died Wednesday April 25, 2001, at his home. Dr. Mosier was born Feb. 5, 1924, near Hoxie. He was a professor of veterinary medicine at Kansas State University. He was a member and past vice president of the World Veteri­ nary Association, past president and chairman of the executive board of the American Veterinary Medical Association and served in numerous positions of the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Manhattan Lions Club, Sunflower Lions Club and Eastern Iowa Veterinary Medical Association. He was dii-ector of Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, Manhattan Planning Commission, Regional Planning Commission, Joint City County University Planning Board, Manhattan YMCA and Manhattan Park Board. He was also a counselor for Boy Scouts of America. Survivors include his wife, Betty Jean of the home; four children, Dr Steven Mosier, Dr Michael Mosier, Dr. Kelly Mosier and Dn Susan Mosier Brown, all of Manhattan; a sister, Louise Simcox of Salina; eight brothers, Ben of Hoxie, Ross of Spalding, Neb., Frank of Manhattan, Dr Dick of Claremore, Okla., Dr Larry of Sargent, Neb., Dr. Don of Cedar Rapids, Neb., Dr. Steve of Hays and Dr Stan of Wichita; nine grandchildren; and a great- granddaughter The funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at First United Methodist Church, the Rev Jim Reed officiating. Biurial wiU be in Sunrise Cemetery Manhattan. Memorials may be made to the Lela and Decker Mosier Scholarship, the Mosier family scholarship for KSU Veterinary Medicine students of Kansas State University Foundation for the Center for Basic Cancer Research, in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Lundeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz, Manhattan 66501. Howard D. Porter GLASCO — Howard D. Porter, 94, Glasco, died Thursday April 26,2001, at Salina Regional Health Center Mr. Porter was born April 24, 1907, at rural Rydal. He was a retired Hoover Co. employee and a member of the Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife, Alena of Glasco; a son, Michael of Glasco; a sister, Erma Sail- man of Aurora; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Bachelor-Faulkn- er-Dart-Stirber Funeral Home, Scandia 66966, the Rev Jolene Stephenson officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery rural Norway Memorials may be made to Rebecca A. Morrison House of Salina or Nicole Nursing Home of Glasco. Visitation will be at the fu­ neral home. Florence M. Urban MILTONVALE — Florence M. Urban, 96, Miltonvale, died , Friday April 27,2001, at Miltonvale Manor Extended Living. Mrs. Urban was born Florence M. Larmer on Feb. 15', 1905, at Webber She was a retired schoolteacher and a member of Miltonvale Presbyterian Church, United Presbyterian Women, Chapter BRPEO Sisterhood and Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 294. Her husband, George, died in 1959. Survivors include two daughters, Peggy Wilkins of Miltonvale and Rosa Lee Nelson of Kansas City Mo.; a sister, 11a Rohla of Mount Pleasant, Iowa; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandch ildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at FC Hill Memorial Wesleyan Church, Miltonvale, the Rev. Myron Comfort officiating. Burial will be in Miltonvale Cemetery Memorials may be made to Miltonvale Manor Extended Living or Florence Urban Memorial Scholarship. Visitation will be at Phelps Funeral Home, 216 N. First, Miltonvale 67466. Glenn M. Warren LYNDON — Glenn M. Warren, 83, Lyndon, died Friday April 27, 2001, at his home. Mr Warren was born June 16, 1917, near Vassar and had lived in Lyndon since 1975. He worked for Goodyear Tire Co. for 34 years, retiring in 1979, and had worked as a duplex operator He was an Army veteran and a member of Lyndon United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 125, Veterans of Foreign Wars 1620 of Topeka and URW Local 307. Survivors include his wife, Maxine of the home; three sons, Donald of Oklahoma City Okla., Douglas of Silver Lake and Dennis of Salina; two daughters, Sheryl Gerhardt of Williston, N.D., and Janet ivard of Kansas City, Mo.; a sister, Marilyn Reichman of Tioga Center, N.Y.; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lyndon United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Vassar Cemetery Memorials may be made to the church in care of Feltner Funeral Home, Box 160, Lyndon 66451. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday The Associated Press State Rep. Kenny Wilk, R-Lansing, jokingly offers his assistance Friday to Sen. Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, to iielp tlie Senate find some way to finisli its business at tlie Statehouse in Topeka. House members headed home for the weekend with hopes the Senate will act on crucial bills over the weekend so they can be put to a vote Monday. Senate debates budget plan House approves rival plan; KDOT projects are put on hold By JOHN MANNA Tlie Associated Press • COMMUNICATIONS Towns to get new phone, cable service Colby, Goodland will be new markets for S&T Telephone By The Salina Journal COLBY — Many hurdles remain to be crossed, but a Brewster telephone company is gearing up to offer local telephone, long-distance, high-speed Internet and cable television services in Goodland and Colby S&T Telephone Cooperative will launch services to customers in those cities simultaneously in the near future. Goodland and Colby, each with populations of about 5,000, will offer broad new markets to the company that now serves nine rural cities in northwest Kansas with telephone, long-distance and Internet, along with cable television service to seven cities. Steve Richards, S&T general manager, said the company has about 3,000 telephone customers and about 2,000 cable customers. The cities S&T serves, including Brewster and Kanorado, have populations of less than 1,000. S&T plans to construct its own fiberoptic network, and Richards said construction could begin this spring. S&T's plan puts the company in competition with Eagle Cable TV in Goodland, Time Warner Cable in Colby; and a dozen or more Internet companies in the two cities. Hoops to jump S&T will be required by the Kansas Corporation Commission to get licenses to offer telephone and cable services. The company also wUl have to negotiate franchise agreements with both cities. Goodland city officials have said it will be at least three months before a franchise agreement with S&T can be approved. No construction can begin until that agreement is signed. Richards said a telephone survey indicated strong demand for S&T's services in Colby and Goodland, and the company hopes to add 6,000 customers in those markets. "Both state and federal (regulators) are encouraging competition. And we're just adhering to their wishes," he said. "It's going to be a win- win situation for us and these communities." Ellis County studying 911 system for warnings By PHYLLIS J. ZORN Hays Daily News In the foreseeable future, Ellis County residents might be warned of tornadoes and other life-threatening events by telephone. The Ellis County Communications Group, comprised of all emergency response departments in the county, is looking at a new emergency notification service to warn residents of severe weather and other emergencies. Called a "911 callback" system, the emergency notification system calls residents' telephones to deliver necessary information. When the phone is answered, the person hears a recorded message informing them of the event that triggered the call. An advantage of the system is that it warns residents who are indoors. Tornado sirens are designed to W£(rn people who are outdoors. It also does not require residents to subscribe to ca­ ble television. The cable TV systems in Hays, Russell and Ellis are marketing a storm alert system that requires a monthly fee. Besides notifying large areas of such events as severe weather, the 911 system also can be used to notify residents of a targeted area of such incidents as a missing child. People who live in a specific area also could be notified of evacuation because of a chemical spill. It could be used for any "telephone tree" applica­ tion, Worth said. That would even include notifying area banks about counterfeit money being passed. Ellis County officials discussed the system at a communications group meeting this week. All had questions about whether cellular telephone users can be notified by the 911 callback system. Currently, cellular numbers are not available to caller ID and directory listings. The system is available through several different companies, T ROBERT OSBORNE: 1904-2001 Philanthropist who helped shape Olathe dies By The Associated Press OLATHE — Robert R. Osborne, who quietly donated millions of dollars and land to help shape the development of Olathe, has died. Osborne, who went by R.R., died Thursday at the Olathe Medical Center. He was 97. The former banker donated millions of dollars to schools, churches and charities, along with the land in Olathe that became MidAmerica Nazarene University In 1995, Osborne donated $1 million to Baker University to move a 130-year-old limestone chapel block by block from England to the campus. "He was a giant in our com­ munity" university President Richard Spindle said. "He was an authentic philanthropist, someone who just loves to give. ... There were never any strings attached." He died about 3 a.m. Thursday, surrounded by people who cared about him, said Margaret Lamberson, his secretary of 47 years. He entered the medical TOPEKA — After House action and tough talk from Gov. Bill Graves, the Senate late Friday debated a plan for closing a hole in the next state budget. Legislators learned earlier in the day that the state Department of Transportation has halted preliminary work on 15 highway construction projects because of the state's financial problems. They must close a $206 million gap between expected revenues and spending Graves already has signed into law for the state's 2002 fiscal year, which begins July 1. Graves has proposed $117.6 million in tax increases to do that and raise extra money for education. The House approved a plan that does not include any tax increase on an 82-43 vote Friday The Senate plan requires a $10 million increase in taxes paid by insurance companies. Once the Senate approved its plan, negotiations would begin over a final version. Graves repeats veto pledge Graves repeated his pledge to veto the House plan or "any other bill resembling it." Budget Director Duane Goossen said the Senate measure was preferable to the House version but added, "There are still some worrisome things." Some senators were harsher "We're doing some voodoo mathematics to make our budget work this year," said Sen. center two weeks ago with pneumonia, she said. Osborne said in a 1995 interview that he did not mind a little publicity but did not think it was important for people to know how much he had donated over the years. "I don't think it's anybody's business, to be quite honest," Osborne said. Janis Lee, D-Kensington. Both chambers' plans make accounting changes, step up the collection of delinquent taxes and tap funds that aren't used normally to pay for general government spending. Both also rewrite the appropriations already approved — the House to save about $81 million; the Senate, about $40 million. A 5.2 percent increase Before they recessed April 6, legislators approved $4.66 billion in spending for fiscal 2002 from the state general fund, which holds most tax revenues and is the largest source of money for Kansas government programs. The increase was about $230 million, or 5.2 percent. The net result of all the Senate changes would be an overall increase in general fund spending of $4 million, or 0.1 percent in fiscal 2002 from this year's level. The House plan would decrease general fund spending by $10 million, or 0.2 percent. The Graves administration also warned that legislative budget proposals would jeopardize projects included in the 10- year, $13.9 billion transportation program enacted in 1999. The 15 projects halted by the Department of Transportation are not part of the program but had been considered top priorities if new money had become available. A letter listing them became public Friday It was from Secretary Dean Carlson to Sen. Jim Barone, D-Frontenac, a member of the Senate Ways and Means Committee. "We will be making additional cuts, in projects that we've included in the program, once we know what the final numbers are," Carlson told reporters. BRIEFLY Man wanted for fraud kills self In traffic stop COLBY — A 53-year-old North Carolina man, wanted in his home state for fraud, shot himself in the neck Wednesday afternoon as a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper approached his vehicle on Interstate Highway 70. In a press release from 2nd Lt. John Eichkorn, KHP spokesman, the trooper, a two- year veteran of the force, stopped Harvey Lee Hall's vehicle at about 4:30 p.m. a mUe west of Colby for what he believed to be "a routine traffic stop." An initial investigation by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, KHP and the Thomas County sheriff's office indicated Hall was wanted in Brunswick County N.C. According to the press release, "As the trooper approached the vehicle to talk to the driver, he simultaneously witnessed the man inflict a gunshot wound to himself." The driver's foot hit the accelerator, which forced the ve­ hicle into the south ditch, through a fence and into an advertising signpost, where the vehicle came to rest. Hall was taken to Citizens Medical Center in Colby He died from the gunshot wound shortly before 6 p.m. Brother of suspect in killings on probation WICHITA — The brother of a suspect in the Dec. 7 shooting deaths of four Wichitans was placed on probation this week after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor count of compounding a crime. Troy Bell, 32, was initially charged with aiding a felon, a felony after Wichita police said he was with two murder suspects when they threw their handguns into the Arkansas River But under a plea agreement with prosecutors. Bell admitted to a misdemeanor and was placed on probation for 12 months. From Wire Service Reports ON THE RECORD Police blotter THEFT — Speakers and amplifiers were stolen and a back window of a car belonging to Stanley fi/lcSwaIn, Salina, was broken while tlie car was parked at 850 E. North between noon Tuesday and 9 a.m. Wednesday; $600 loss. Animal shelter These animals were picked up April 26 at the locations listed and taken to the Salina Animal Shelter, 329 N. Second. Phone 826-6535. DOGS — Black and white male Labrador mix, Assaria; black and tan female shepherd mix with blue collar, 200 block of East Republic; black and white male spaniel mix pup, Bavaria; tri-colored male beagle, 400 block of West Ash. TODAY'S SCRIPTURE The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death. -Proverbs 13:14 (NIV) FRIDAY'S DBAWWe DAILY PICK 3 5-7-2

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