Two killed in car wreck
Two people, including The Newton Kansan photo editor Medford Logsdon, were killed Tuesday when their vehicles collided on East First Street in Harvey County. Logsdon, 36, of Elbing, photographer for the Newton newspaper for the past five years, was taken to a Wichita hospital, where he died. Joyce M. Hett, 65, of Marion was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Harvey County sheriff’s authorities said Logsdon was driving a mini-van west on First Street, and Hett was driving east. Logsdon’s vehicle crossed the center line of the two-lane road and collided with Hett’s four-door sedan. Sheriff Byron Motter said it was unclear why Logsdon’s vehicle veered left of the street’s center line. The head-on collision sent Logsdon’s vehicle into a bridge abutment on the north side of First Street. Hett’s car ended up in the south ditch. Rescue crews spent several minutes freeing Logsdon from the wreckage before taking him by ambulance to Wesley Medical Center. There were no other passengers in either vehicle. The accident happened around 5:20 p.m. about one-half mile east of East Lake Road. (The Newton Kansan, Newton, Kansas. July 27, 2005).
Joyce M. Hett, 72, died Tuesday (July 26, 2005) in rural Newton. Survivors include: sons, Herb Janzen of Mulvane, Martin Janzen of Oakley and James Janzen of Wichita; sisters, Nancy Kastor of Reno, Nev., and Pauline Poe of Des Pares, Mo.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Aulne United Methodist Church in rural Marion. Zeiner Funeral Home in Marion is in charge of the arrangements. (Zeiner Funeral Home, July 27, 2005).