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).
Medford E. Logsdon, 36, died Tuesday (July 26, 2005) at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. He was born Nov. 14, 1968, to Kimiko (Arasaki) and Richard Logsdon in Okinawa, Japan. They survive. He married Ann E. Hughes March 10, 2000, in Wichita. She survives of Elbing. He graduated from high school at Santa Fe High in Osage County. He was a graduate of Highland Community College and obtained a bachelor of arts degree from Wichita State University. He loved photography and enjoyed sharing his photography with his many friends. Other survivors include: three daughters, Brittani Williams, Elizabeth Logsdon and Marisa Logsdon, all of Elbing; and two brothers, Donald Logsdon and Kevin Logsdon. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Atha and Medford H. Logsdon and Kiku and Karo Arasaki. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday with family greeting friends from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Meridian Baptist Church in Newton with Pastor Jerroll Martens officiating. Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Hartford Cemetery with Pastor Jerroll Martens officiating. A memorial fund has been established as the Medford E. Logsdon Family Memorial fund at Midland Bank in Newton. Donations are welcome for the family’s support. Donations can be made at Midland Bank by dropping by or sending checks. Make checks payable to: The Medford E. Logsdon Memorial Fund Midland’s Address is: 527 Main Street Newton KS 67114 If you have any questions or would like to verify any information with the bank their phone number is 800-810-9457. Ann, Brittani, Elizabeth, and Marisa thank you for all your help, love, prayers, and support. (Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, July 26, 2005).