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Garden City Telegram (Newspaper) - May 10, 1986, Garden City, Kansas The Garden City saturday May to 1986 vol. 57 no. 159 18 pages phone 275-7105 Garden City Kansas 6784625c copy dateline. Southwest Kansas new administrator Lakin a Steve Reiner is the new administrator at the Kearny county Hospital Here Reiner 35, comes to Lakin from Hutchinson where he was administrator at the horizons mental health Center for 44 years. Prior to that he was w Ith the federally funded health planning Agency stationed at Hays he is a native of Akron. Ohio. Barbara Woodrow had been acting administrator since last fall Reiner and his wife Donna have two daughters new business Leoti a newest business in this town is the Leoti tire service. It opened May i Brent Nemechek Tribune is the owner and Glen Burch is the manager a grand opening is planned for later in May. Jennie Wilson elementary students turn a fallen Cottonwood tree into a River Road. The occasion was environmental Day. Kindergarten through 3rd Bench Friday afternoon As they soak up some Sunshine and knowledge at Grade students listen As Gerald Greene left and Larry Buschman Usu in the Weldon outdoor classroom Between Garden City and Pierceville on the Tomo Logiste conduct a class on insects. Kansas wheat Outlook Down 24 percent estimated 1986 wheat Harvest for Southwest Kansas 1.70 million acres under cultivation yield of 33 bushels per acre total production of 56.1 million bushels equating 72% of the 1985 Southwest Kansas crop figures for Finney county were not available band and vocal Lakin a two concerts in two Days that s the ticket for Lakin residents next week on tuesday its the annual Spring performance by the Lakin High school concert band it will Start at 7 p m at the High school auditorium Mark Newton is the director on thursday evening the Lus choir will be in concert at the auditorium it will Start at 7. Wynnell Ploeger is vocal music instructor open houses Are planned following both concerts balloting continues Tribune a mail vote on a special school Bond Issue Here continues with a tuesday deadline facing patrons As of thursday 651 of the 1,072 ballots mailed out had been returned school District residents Are voting on a $2.5 million proposal to remodel and to construct an addition on the High school facility. Noon tuesday is the deadline for return of the ballots. They May be mailed in or delivered to the election office at the courthouse open houses Syracuse a open houses at two Hamilton county facilities Are on the Calendar on saturday there will be a a preview opening at the Hamilton county museum it w ill be from 7 to 9 p m. Betty Mayers is director there will be music by the Kansas old time fiddlers pickers and singers the museum will open for the summer season on thursday on wednesday folks will have a Chance to see the remodeler facilities of the Hamilton county Extension Council open House there is planned from to a m. To 3 p m Bob Standage is county agriculture agent and Becky Watts is Hamiltons Extension Home economist Spring signs Tribune a Otto Epp editor of the Greeley county Republican at Tribune wrote this week a the signs that Spring is really Here Are More numerous now even the Locust Walnut and Linden Trees Are leafing out lawns need attention As Well As water at the shop. I noticed yesterday that i had three jackets and two sweaters hanging on a coat rack and on nails. It s unusually Cool Early in the mornings and then warm later in the Day. And More Birds Are singing yep. It must be More dateline Page 3 state rep David j. Heinemann 40, said Friday he will seek election to his 10th term in the Kansas legislature. Heinemann a Garden City Republican has been House speaker pro tem for the last two sessions. When first elected to the state House in 1968, he was the youngest legislator in Topeka. He is now outranked in seniority by Only four of his House colleagues. Topeka. Kan a the 1986 Kansas wheat crop was forecast Friday at Only 330 million bushels Down 24 percent from last year s production of 433.2 million bushels. The state crop and livestock reporting service based its first estimate of the �?T86 crop on a projected to million acres of wheat being raised for Harvest and an average yield of 33 bushels to the acre the service had estimated in january that 11.5 million acres of wheat was seeded last fall in Kansas but scaled Down that figure to to million acres which it expects to be harvested this summer the 33 bushels per acre anticipated yield compares with last years average of 38 bushels. Reason for the drop said state agricultural statistician Bill Kastens is a just Plain poor conditions in a lot of his District the 123rd, takes in almost All of Garden City with the exception of that area South of Fulton Street and a few precincts in the Southwest part of town. Heinemann said one of his priorities if re elected would be to a a continue the water fight with he said during this term he was Able to use his leadership position to have $850,000 put in the attorney general a budget with which to pursue the lawsuit against Colorado Over the Arkansas River. That amount he said was not initially recommended by gov. John Carlin. He also said he would work to see of wheat in Many areas and a Lack of moisture plagues the crop in Western Kansas. Another major reason for the reduced acreage is participation by Farmers in Federal government programs according to preliminary figures from the . Department of agriculture Kansas Farmers put More wheat acreage into the government s crop reduction program than those of any other state about 12.4 million acres of this state s wheat acreage was enrolled that revenues from a Kansas lottery if approved by the voters would be used for economic development in the state. This past legislative session Heinemann sponsored the Resolution which established the legislative commission on economic development. The nine initiatives developed by the commission were signed into Law thursday and he said a they demonstrate a bold step by the state to turn our Economy Heinemann also serves on the House ways and Means committee the legislative budget committee legislative coordinating Council in addition to other committees. He serves As a United states Corn in the program a report said thurs Day Farmers who enrolled in the w heat program were required to Idle 25 to 35 percent of their base wheat acreage in Exchange for $4.38 a Bushel for wheat grown on the remaining ground Kansas Farmers harvested la 4 million acres of wheat in 1985 and this years anticipated acreage is Down More than 12 percent from that. Fewest acres of wheat harvested in this state in this decade a up to this year a was 10.8 million acres in missioner on the Kansas Oklahoma Arkansas River commission As an appointee of president Reagan. He was recently named As a director of the state legislative leaders foundation. The Kansas Jaycees previously honoured Heinemann by naming him their a a outstanding Young Kansan and the Kansas bar association awarded him its a a president s outstanding service award for his dedication to Public service. Heinemann is a practising attorney in Garden City in the firm of Heinemann and Quint. He and his wife Kristine have two daughters Julie and Suzanne. 1983 however in that year the state s Farmers set a record for per acre yield on wheat 41.5 bushels to record the second largest crop on record. 448.2 million bushels Kansas harvested its record w heat crop in 1982. When the total production was 458 5 million bushels taken from 13.1 million acres an average of 35 bushels per acre if Friday s forecast proves accurate. This will be Only Kansas second sub-400 million Bushel wheat crop in the last eight years the state harvested Only 302 5 million bushels in 1981. When a May Frost and then searing summer heat reduce the per acre yield to 25 bushels and 18 million acres of wheat was abandoned and not harvested since the record was set in 1982. Kansas wheat production has continued to decline a from 458.2 million bushels that year to 448 2 million in 1983. To 431.2 million in a Finney county District court jury awarded Everett Glenn Garden City $1.5 million in damages for injuries suffered in a propane fire six years ago. He had asked $3 million the 12-member jury deliberated for just Over six hours before reaching a verdict Friday afternoon in addition to awarding damages the jury determined that Glenn. 2104 n. 7th. Was 30 percent at fault in the Accident and Dale Fleming Commerce City. Col was 70 percent at fault. As a result Glenn will receive $1,050,000 from the verdict 70 percent of the $1.5 million award. In civil cases damages Are paid based on the percentage of fault. Because the jury found Fleming 70 percent at fault he must pay 70 percent of the $1.5 million Glenn was pleased with the verdict but he said it does no to make up for ordeal he has been through a a nobody a Ever going to know the pain and suffering me and my family have been through especially my wife. There is no Way the Money would Ever be Worth the he said. His wife Karin agreed. A no Dollar tag can be put on some of the damage we lost four years of family life together. I lost two years of having a the Accident occurred july 19, 1980, at the Garden City Coop bulk Plant on West . 50. Glenn who was bulk Plant manager said he was filling up a propane tank in the Back of Fleming Sel Camino. Fleming had converted a pickup truck to operate on propane fuel and the tank was in the Back of the pickup Glenn explained Glenn alleged that Fleming struck his vehicle on or near the tank with a Metal object the Force of the Metal object striking caused a spark 1984. And to 433.2 million last year indicated production of Winter wheat and average yields in 1986 by major producing states based on May i prospects included Arkansas. 21.600.ooo bushels and an average yield of 36 bushels per acre California. 56,440.000 and 83 Colorado. 110.200.000 and 38 Georgia 15.400,000 and 28 Idaho. 53.600.000 and 67 Illinois. 35,200.000 and 44 Indiana. 39.200,000 and 49 Kansas. 330,000.000 and 33 Kentucky 10.880.000 and 34 Michigan 38.500.000 and 55 Missouri 18.720.000 and 36 Montana 64.000.000 and 32 Nebraska. 82 000,000 and 41 North Carolina. 16.200.000 and 30 Ohio 53.040.000 and 52 Oklahoma. 145.600.000 and 28 Oregon. 57.660.000 and 62 South Dakota. 60.840.000 and 36 Tennessee. Io.500.ooo and 35 Texas. 119.600.000 and 26 and Washington. 123.000,000 and 60. Which set the fire the plaintiff argued the last thing Glenn said he remembered was being hit in the face by fire he was burned Over 75 percent of his body. He was first taken to St Catherine Hospital and then transferred to University of Kansas medical Center he was hospitalized there for three months the top of his head his hands the Bottom of his feet and a portion of his stomach were the Only parts of his body that did t receive third degree Burns. Skin grafts and orthopaedic surgery followed in All he had 12 major surgeries and continuous physical therapy. His memory from the first part of his Hospital stay is not very Good Glenn said he now does no to remember anything about please see Page 3 Index deaths.p2 hospitals p2 opinions p4 people to business. P8 sports Pio,11 crossword p12 to log. P12 comics.p13 classifieds p14-17 a fee Yards fight flies to keep cattle comfortable Page 4. A Community can take Pride in the new Library Page 8. A Buff tricksters earn Good Marks at Salina meet. Page to. Garden Sass when in doubt Gus Garden says Delegate areas. Kastens said there Are poor stands trapped three Days two elderly women survive wilderness ordeal san Francisco apr two octogenarians trapped for three Days in a car after plunging Over a 150-foot embankment munched leaves but had no water and one said her first drink after being rescued a tasted like Champagne a Ellen Haskell and Maxine Langfield Quot told me they attributed their survival to the fact that they were women and a women Are Strong a sue Swaton. A spokeswoman for Sisk you general Hospital said Friday night mrs. Haskell 84. And her 83-year-old Friend mrs. Langfield were trapped tuesday after their car skidded and plunged off the Road near Rural Happy Camp about to Miles South of the Oregon Border said Sisk you county sheriffs department spokeswoman Susan Gravenkamp. They were winched up the Hill 72 hours later in Large baskets dangling from a helicopter and taken by ambulance to Sisk you general Hospital in Yreka where mrs. Langfield was in fair condition Friday night suffering from dehydration and a few bruises and scrapes. Mrs. Haskell had cuts and bruises but was not admitted officials said a they Are both exhausted at this Point but that s about All a said Phyllis West who owns the Mobile Home Park in Happy Camp where mrs. Langfield lives a they just kept each other s spirits alive and up. Ana they prayed and they kept waiting for me to show said is West who sparked a search for the women when they did t return from a trip mrs. Haskell tried three or four times to climb the Bank and seek help during the ordeal said California Highway patrol officer Glenn Mckenna who visited the women at the Hospital mrs. Haskell who said she and her Friend chatted and prayed to pass the time told Mckenna they ate Raspberry leaves but had no water. Her first sip of water in three Days a tasted like Champagne a she said. She tried unsuccessfully to make her Way 75 feet through heavy Brush to the Klamath River is. West said mrs. Langfield remained trapped in the car. And told a Friend at the Hospital that she had a Blanket to keep her warm during nights when the temperature dropped to 40 degrees. When a cup helicopter spotted the car just before noon Friday mrs. Haskell was standing next to it waving her arms authorities said and even As they were being lifted out the women bantered and chatted about their adventure with is. West who had accompanied the rescuers. A they seemed to have a lot of Confidence that i would find them or Send somebody out to find she said Heinemann to seek a 10th term jury awards $1.5 million Smith soaking up Sunshine and knowledge

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