The Pantagraph from Bloomington, Illinois on November 21, 1980 · Page 27
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The Pantagraph from Bloomington, Illinois · Page 27

Bloomington, Illinois
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Friday, November 21, 1980
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On The Police Summary Bloomington Table saw stolen Clarence Byquist, 1320 Dillion Drive Normal; 8 to 11 p.m. Wednesday: $250 table saw stolen from van in 100 block of South McLean Street. Television, stereo taken Nicholas Obiri, 1417 N. Western Ave.; Wednesday; $170 television set, $170 stereo and $10 radio stolen from residence. Deer skins stolen Barb's Leather Barns, 504 W. Olive St.; Monday to Thursday; two deer skins, valued together at $120, and two vests, valued together at $70, stolen. Rings stolen Charles Eskridge, 1401 W. Mulberry St.; undetermined time; three rings, valued together at $225, a coat, and $90 stolen from residence. Normal Hubcaps stolen Earle Johnson, 1205 Valentine Drive, Normal; 2 to 2:35 p.m. Wednesday; hubcaps stolen from car parked at College Hills Mall; $60 value. Skylight damaged Illinois State University; unknown date; skylight damaged, window broken in laundry room at Cardinal Court; $250 damage. Wall damaged ISU; Thursday; wall in Milner Library restroom damaged; $250 damage. Fire Alarms Bloomington Chemical fumes 7:50 a m. Thursday at 606'2 W. Market St.; home of Anna Evers; cleaning solvents spilled on varnish creating fumes; no loss. Normal Locker fire 7:34 a.m. Thursday at Normal Community High School; contents of locker caught fire; no structural damage. False alarm 1:59 p.m. Thursday at Edwards Hall. Normal. Rescue Runs Bloomington Breathing difficulty Keith Organ, 54, of 1412 E. Croxton Ave.; taken to Brokaw Hospital at 11:40 a.m. Wednesday. Normal Illness Mike Meeker. 28. address unavailable; taken from 1810 Hovey Ave. to Brokaw Hospital at 4:03 p.m. Wednesday. Illness Shirley Harrison, 56, of 214 S. Grove St., Normal; taken to Brokaw Hospital at 2:35 p.m. Thursday. Births Young, David and Sandra. 115 Meadowbrook Drive, a boy born Thursday at St. Joseph s Hospital Medical Center. EL PASO Reinkensmeyer, David and Patricia, a girl born Wednesday at St. Joseph's Hospital Medical Center, Bloomington. CLINTON Gordon, James and Sandra, a girl born Thursday at St. Joseph's Hospital Medical Center, Bloomington. LEROY - Thornton, Neil and Deborah, a girl born Thursday at St. Joseph's Hospital Medical Center, Bloomington. ONARGA Edenburn, Randy and Kristy. a girl born Thursday at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. Court Notes McLean County Circuit Court ASSOCIATE DIVISION Suspended license Michael A Allen. 24, Chicago, found innocent in a bench trial on a charge of driving while his driver's license was suspended. Disorderly conduct Gregory Lee Hutson, 26, of 507 Seville Road, found innocent in a bench trial on a charge of B-N Transit board approves 90-day $50,000 loan for buses A 90-day loan of up to $50,000 to help pay for new buses in January was authorized Wednesday night by the Bloomington Normal Public Transit System's directors. Sale of 18 used buses, acquired in 1979 to replace the system's broken-down fleet, will provide money to pay the Public Defender Marvin Gesell resigns post Marvin Gesell, 2012 E. Lincoln St., Thursday submitted his resignation as McLean County public defender. ' John McCullough, chief judge of the Uth Judicial Circuit, said he received Gesell's resignation Thursday morning. He said the resignation will be effective Dec. 2. . McCullough declined comment on Gesell's reasons for leaving the post. Gesell was unavailable for comment Thursday noon. Gesell, 52, has served as public defender since December 1970. He graduated from John Marshall Law School in Chicago in 1958 and was hired as a McLean County assistant state's attorney. He opened a private law office in 1962, went into a partnership later that year with Roger Lapan, and had a law partnership in 1964 with Ben R. Arnold. ; McCullough said applications will be accepted immediately for McLean County public defender. "We don't want any delay in filling the position," McCullough said. Approval by a majority of the nine judges in the circuit serving McLean County is necessary for the appointment of a new pubRc defender. Record disorderly conduct. Resisting, disorderly conduct Charges of resisting a policeman and disorderly conduct against William J. Barker, 25, of 23 A St., Northmeadow Village, Normal, dismissed. The state's attorney's office asked for the dismissals because of insufficient evidence. Criminal damage A charge of causing criminal damage to property under $150 against Anton Ricky Hansen, 22, Magna, Utah, dismissed. The state's attorney's office asked for the dismissal at the request of the complaining witness, Jennifer M. Wolf. Reckless driving Charges of not having a driver's license on his person and two counts of reckless driving against Edward Dana S. Evans, 19, Wapella, dismissed. The state's attorney's office asked for the dismissals because of insufficient evidence. Alcohol, accident Lucy D. Velez, 28, of 505 Adelaide St., Normal, fined $300 and sentenced to a year's court supervision for driving while intoxicated and fined $25 for improper lane usage. A companion charge of leaving the scene of a property-damage accident dismissed in plea bargaining. Alcohol, traffic Ruth Ann Leathers, 40, of 312 E. Locust St., fined $300 and sentenced to a year's court supervision for driving while intoxicated. Companion charges of battery, operating a vehicle with unsafe equipment, failure to notify the secretary of state's office of an address change and failure to reduce speed to avoid a property-damage accident dismissed in plea bargaining. Theft - Shirley J. Hubbard, 38, Rus-sellville, Ark., fined $150 for theft of six packs of cigarettes, valued at $3.90, from Eisner's. 504 Four Seasons Road. Alcohol Stanley J. Martin Jr., 19, Buckley, fined $50 for illegal transportation of alcohol and speeding. Alcohol William R. Jacobs Jr., 19, Arrowsmith. fined $50 and sentenced to a year's court supervision for illegal consumption of alcohol. Speeding, suspended license Dar-rell D. Matthews Sr., 25, Metamora, fined $25 for speeding. A companion charge of driving while his driver's license was suspended dismissed. The state's attorney's office asked for the dismissal because the suspension was entered on the record two months after Matthews moved to Arkansas. He has since moved back to Illinois. Accident Ty A. Drane, 18. of 1110 Julienne Drive, Normal, fined $25 for failure to give notice or information following an accident. A charge of leaving the scene of a personal-injury accident dismissed in plea bargaining. Alcohol Frederick Lenn, 18, of 214 Pickering House, Watterson Towers. Illinois State University, posted $100 for Dec. 5 appearance on charge of possession of alcohol by a minor. Hospital Notes GIBSON COMMUNITY Admitted Christopher, Louis, Gibson City Kietzman, Caryl, Gibson City Folkers, George. Anchor Hudson. Sherrie, Gibson City Stickels. Terry, Forrest Dismissed Edmonds, David, Saybrook Wallace, Brenda and baby girl, Arrowsmith PONTIAC: ST. JAMES Admitted List. Bernadine, Pontiac Iverson, Harlow, Pontiac Oelschlager. Michael, Pontiac Walker. Wilburn, Dwight Vanover. Judith. Pontiac Hansen, Edgar, Dwight Atkinson. Pamela, Pontiac Knight. Shari, Dwight Dismissed James. Robert, Forrest Jackson, Mattie, Pontiac Enderli, Renee, Fairbury short-term loan, said Larry Martell, grant coordinator. The system expects to receive 18 TMC Corp. buses in January. The $50,000 loan will be used with federal and state monies to pay off the manufacturer. Five TMC buses were received in July. All 23 buses were ordered after the transit board sold back its mechanically riddled buses to FMC Corp two years ago through negotiations with FMC officials in Chicago. Proceeds from that sale were used to buy used buses. The 18 used buses will remain in operation until the 18 TMC buses are checked out and put on the street in February or early March. Two sentenced in circuit court Emilio Lopez, 32, who lists his address as 300 Mission Drive, was sentenced Thursday to three years in a state penitentiary on a burglary conviction. Richard W. Lemke II, 18, Davenport, Iowa, was sentenced to 12 months of court supervision for contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor girl April 3 in Bloomington. He pleaded guilty to the charge Sept. 25. Both sentences were handed down by Circuit Judge James Knecht. Lopez was convicted of burglary in a bench trial Oct. 9. The charge stemmed from his entering a car, owned by Paul T. Rhodey, June 14 in a parking lot at 300 E. Front St. Central Illinois towns Thanksgiving Thanksgiving services, festivals and a bake sale are planned in several towns in the Pantagraph circulation area. Some of the festivities will begin Saturday while others are planned for Thanksgiving eve and day. These are some of the holiday events, LeRoy Empire Chapter Order of Eastern Star will have its annual pre-Thanksgiving bake sale beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Owens Bi-Rite. There will be cakes, cookies, pies and salads for sale. Towanda First Baptist Church of Towanda will have a special Thanksgiving Service at 7 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Ray Snow will speak on the "Song of Thanksgiving." Flanagan There will be a community Thanksgiving service at Salem Evangelical Mennonite Church Sunday. The service will begin at 3 p.m. Cornell The Rev. Robert Kinas, interim pastor of the Community Lutheran Church, will give the sermon at the Cornell community Thanksgiving service at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Cornell Baptist Church. Special music will be provided by the Cornell High School chorus, under the direction of Joan Braker and Mrs. Forrest Burkitt. Cornell Area Seniors will have a pre-Thanksgiving potluck dinner at noon Mi flier Wednesday at Cornell United Method ist Church. Atlanta The adult and children's choir of Atlanta United Methodist Church will provide music at the annual Thanksgiving festival at 10:40 a.m. Sunday. District 87 test scores higher than U.S. norm By Kathy McKinney Bloomington students at all levels are scoring higher than the national averages on standardized examinations the District 87 Board of Education was told Wednesday. Scholastic Aptitude Test scores from children in all grades generally are above the national norm for the test. On the American College Test, aimed at high school juniors and seniors who plan to go on to college after graduation, BHS scores have increased while state and national averages have remained stable, said Marilyn Freed-lund, director of instruction. The composite ACT score for BHS for 1979-80 was 19.2, while the state composite was 18.5 and the national, 18.9, she said. Show-and-tell Board hears about By Kathy McKinney It was the second show-and-tell type program in as many months for the District 87 Board of Education Wednesday evening. Board members, as part of an effort to improve communications within the school district, heard from three teachers at Bloomington Junior High School about special projects underway at that school. Last month, the board saw a preview of the Bloomington High School production of "Harvey." Emington woman's mother dies at 62 EMINGTON (PNS) - Carrie Margaret Steele, 62, of Table Grove, mother of Connie Hanlon of Emington, died at 12:50 a.m. Wednesday at McDonough District Hospital. Macomb. A private funeral will be at Shawgo Memorial Home, Ipava. Burial will be in Ipava Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Mrs. Steele farmed in the Vermont-Ipava-Table Grove area for several years. Parr elected chairman of church board EMDEN (PNS) - Howard Parr has been elected chairman of the administrative board of Zion United Methodist Church and will begin his duties Jan. 1. Others on the board are Gilferd Baker, vice chairman; Ruth Minch, recording secretary; and Ronald Arnold, lay leader. New members on the board of trustees are Baker, Paul Steen and Cha es Briggs. At the close of the service, the congregation will place its Thanksgiving mission offering in a tabernacle booth constructed by the Monday evening Bible study class. On Wednesday, there will be an annual communitv Thanksgiving service at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church. The Rev. John Niemeyer will officiate. Special music will be provided by the Rev. and Mrs. Robert Wilson of Atlanta Christian Church. Mrs. Arthur Begolka will be organist. The sermon will be delivered by the Rev. John E. Kauffman of the United Methodist Church. On Sunday, members of Ebenezer United Methodist Church will join for a 9' a.m. worship. Mrs. John Strubhar will be the soloist for the service and Mrs. David Dawson will accompany. Kauffman will give the Thanksgiving message. At 12:30 p.m., there will be a Thanksgiving potluck dinner in the Fellowship Hall. Turkey will be provided. Hudson The youth of the United Methodist and Baptist churches of Hudson will sponsor an ecumenical worship service at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the town hall. A special offering will be taken in the name of both congregations for a designated world need. There will be a puppet presentation and singing at the service. There will be a Thanksgiving eve worship service at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Special music will be provided by the Sunday school choir and the adult choir. A fellowship hour will follow, featur In an other matter, the board decided it did not favor competency testing for teachers as a requirement for certification. Competency testing will be a topic at the Illinois Association of School Boards' annual conference begininning Friday. Board member John Robertson, who will be the District 87 representative at the meeting, said he thought a second alternative, which suggest s study of the issue, might be worth supporting. "We have an interview process when we hire teachers, we screen qualifications, look at credentials, have a probationary period," Robertson said. The rest of the board agreed with him. Wednesday, members heard about industrial arts teachers Larry Fulton's and Thomas Jackson's eighth grade class in mass production; about Bettie Polities' "art for living" classes' work with pottery; and Gladys Paddock's circus project that involves history as well as her major subject. But, it was a student who brought down the house. Georgie Boge, 1409 E. Grove St., told the board about her research into a letter from Abraham Lincoln that has hung in a frame in the hallway of her home "for as long as I can remember." Lexington board OKs cable TV agreement LEXINGTON (PNS) - Lexington City Council Wednesday night voted final approval of the franchise agreement with Prairieland Cable Television. Tentative agreement had been reached earlier with the firm that will provide cable television service with several area cities and villages. The council also voted to pay Don Colclasure Inc. $24,618 for repairing the old tile under old U.S. 66. David Van Dolah will be paid $100 for permitting the city to hook into the tile that crosses his property at the west edge of Lexington. In other business, the council: Set the annual Christmas party for city employees and officials for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Tabord Inn. Voted to install "no parking" signs in several alleys in the business district. Asked Thomas Shield, city attorney, to write a letter to the owners of property at 412 W. Main St. asking that ft be cleaned up inside and out. The Daily services ing a lunch of sandwiches, salad, cookies and a beverage. At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, there will be a union Thanksgiving service at Minier Christian Church. The Rev. Harmon Furr of the First Assembly of God Church will speak. Heyworth The Rev. LeRoy Smith of Heyworth Baptist Church will speak at the Heyworth community Thanksgiving service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Full Gospel Tabernacle. Each community church will have a part in the music for the worship service. Carlock The chancel choir of Carlock Christian Church will sing at the Carlock community Thanksgiving service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Christian Church. The choir is directed by Beverly Scholer: The Rev. Elmer Wall of Carlock Mennonite Church will give the message. Funks Grove "Salute to Harvest" is the theme of the annual Thanksgiving eve service at Funks Grove Church. The service will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday. A colorful harvest table with examples of various crops from area farms and gardens will be featured. A brief message will be delivered by the Rev. Dean L. Benton, pastor of the non-denominational church. San Jose The annual union Thanksgiving service for residents of San Jose will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday at San Jose Christian Church. The Rev. Gail Dunn is host minister. The message will be given by the Rev. Lester Wence, pastor of the United Methodist Church. The board also approved a contract for 1979-80 with Illinois State University for laboratory school students who live in District 87. The contract would have the district pay ISU $17,500 in three installments. The contract was developed as part of a three-year phase-out process, a result of the legislative action that created the laboratory schools as a separate school district. Previously, District 87 and Unit 5 were passing along a portion of the aid they received from the state to ISU according to a contract. The new law enables the ISU laboratory schools to receive state aid directly, but allows a three-year phase-out period to soften the loss of the money on, primarily, the Twin City public districts. projects She told, with some enthusiasm, how she traveled to the McLean County Historical Society, the Bloomington Public Library, Tremont, and the state Historical Society in Springfield in her quest to find out about the letter to her grandfather. "And, I'm going to Pekin to do some more research," Miss Boge said. "And then I'm going to write a paper about it," for Illinois History, a magazine for young historians. "And, if it hadn't been for Mrs. Paddock, I probably wouldn't have done any of it," she concluded. Data communication to be workshop topic The Illinois Association of Data Processing Instructors will have its fall workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in 217 Schroeder Hall at Illinois State University. Curt White of the ISU department of applied computer science will be the workshop leader on the topic, "Data Communication What, Why and How." White, a Wayne State University graduate, is working with Control Data Corporation and Wayne State University College of Education to develop curriculum guidelines for a computer-aided instruction course in microprocessors. He also is working with the computer center at Wayne State in developing a microprocessor-based, front-end processor. Janet Cook, ISU assistant professor of applied computer science, is program coordinator. El Paso Jerry Poole was a patient Wednesday at ft'okaw Hospital, Normal. Pantagraph, Fri., Nov. 21, 1980 C-3 set Washburn Washburn Area Council of Churches will sponsor a Thanksgiving eve service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lowpoint-Washburn High School gymnasium. The Rev. Ken Harris, pastor of United Methodist Church, will give the welcome and call to worship. The invocation will be by the Rev. John Duling of the Presbyterian Church and the prayer of Thanksgiving will be by the Rev. Antoinne Scheetz, pastor of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. The Rev. Val Swartzendruber, pastor of Cazenovia Mennonite Church, will read scriptures and the sermon will be by the Rev. Melvin Stroud, pastor of the Christian Church. The Rev. James Baker of Oak Grove Church of the Brethren will give the benediction. Music will be provided by the Lowpoint-Washburn High School chorus. A freewill offering will be used for the resettlement of a refugee family. Wenona St. John's United Methodist Church, the United Presbyterian Church and Bethany Lutheran Church will have a combined Thanksgiving service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Methodist church. The Rev. Robert Crumplar of the Presbyterian Church will speak. Special music will be provided by the community choir. Emden The Rev. Robert Spenn, pastor of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, will speak at the Thanksgiving day service of the church at 9 a.m. Thursday. The theme of his sermon will be "Lest We Forget." Alen Reiners will sing a vocal solo and Susie Struebing will accompany. The offering will be for World Hunger Relief. Bloomington Normal Deaths Orville Hicks Orville A. Hicks, 81, of 101 E. MacArthur Ave. died at 8:35 p.m. Wednesday at Mennonite Hospital. Mr. Hicks worked for Central Soya, Decatur, Ind., for 20 years, retiring in 1961. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Metzler Memorial Home, with the Rev. Bert L. Lancaster officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 o'clock tonight at the funeral home. Mr. Hicks was born April 5, 1899, in Tolono, a son of Carey and Nora Fackler Hicks. He married Irene B. Curtis Nov. 5, 1926, in Decatur. She survives. Four sisters and four brothers preceded him in death. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the church. More deaths on next page Mount Pulaski man dies of wound MOUNT PULASKI - Dennis Lynn Letterle, 26, died at 4:25 a.m. Thursday, at St. John's Hospital, Springfield, 2V hours after he was found in his apartment with a gunshot wound to the head. Foul play is not suspected, said Norman Griffin, Mount Pulaski police chief. Sangamon County Coroner Norman Richter will schedule an'inquest. Mr. Letterle's funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Fricke Funeral Home, the Rev. Al Morehead officiating Burial will be in Lake Bank Cemetery, rural Mount Pulaski. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home He was born Jan. 31, 1954, in Lincoln, a son of Charles and Gladys Callahan Letterle Thev survive at Mount Pulaski. Also surviving are a son, Douglas Lynn, Mount Pulaski; a brother, Donald, Lake Fork; two sisters, Mary Lou Stewart. Springfield, and Rose Marie "Mitzy" Letterle, Mount Pulaski; and a grandmother, Gracie Kissee, Tama, Iowa. A sister preceded him in death. Mr. Letterle was treasurer of the Mount Pulaski Jaycees and a member of Vinegar Hill Bowling League. Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund. Arrowsmith Legion to serve dinners ARROWSMITH (PNS I - The Witt-Weber-Carrel American Legion Post will serve a public chicken dinner Saturday night at the Legion Hall. Carryouts will be available between 5 nd 6 p.m., with serving at the hat banning at 6 p m.

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