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Debbie Anderson

Debbie Anderson, 45, passed away Jan. 25, 2013, at Via Christi Regional Medical Center in Wichita. She was born March 30, 1967, in Fort Scott. Debbie graduated from Burlington High School in Burlington then attended Emporia State University. She married Scott Anderson in 1990 in Emporia then moved to Hutchinson in 1991. Debbie worked at Walmart in Hutchinson for several years. While the children were small, Debbie had the opportunity to work at Central Christian Preschool and later moved on to being a homemaker. Debbie blessed many people in Hutchinson, ranging from senior citizens to many small children through work and in life.
Survivors include husband Scott Anderson; two sons, Ryan and Tyler Anderson; father, Ralph Dozer, Moran; mother, Carol McAnulty, Iola; brother, Mike Dozer and his wife Karen, Erie; grandmother, Dorothy Robinson, Iola.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Cross Point Church, Westbrook Campus, 2005 N. Hendricks, Hutchinson, with Pastor Dustin Busick officiating. Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Fairview Cemetery, Mildred. The casket will remain closed. Friends may sign the book from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Elliott Mortuary. Memorials may be made to Central Christian Preschool and Child Care in care of the mortuary. Visit www.elliottmortuary.com to leave condolences for Debbie’s family.

OBITUARIES

Norma Sams

Norma J. Sams, age 92, of LaHarpe, Kansas, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 at Windsor Place in Iola. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the LaHarpe Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Allen County Animal Rescue Facility (ACARF) and left in... [More]

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Edward Riebel

Edward M. Riebel, age 91, Iola, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 at Heartland Meadows in Iola. Edward Martin Riebel was the sixth of 13 children born to Joseph and Flora (Decker) Riebel. Ed was born on Feb. 8, 1926, in Westphalia. In December 1945, Ed entered into the U.S.... [More]

Dale Jackson

Dale W. (Willis) Jackson, 64, Uniontown, died at his home Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Uniontown United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Uniontown Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday at the Uniontown... [More]

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Betty Yokum

Betty I. Yokum, 95, Iola, Kansas, died Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, at Greystone in Iola. She was born Sept. 15, 1922, in Hiawatha, the daughter of Thomas O. and Irene Elizabeth (Buehler) Waugh. Betty lived in Hiawatha, Miami, Florida and Oskaloosa, before moving to Iola with her family... [More]

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Phyllis Bass

Phyllis Ann Bass, 87, Leavenworth, died, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She was born Nov. 5, 1929, in Iola, the daughter of Vernon Henry and Gladys Lillian (Williams) Garner. On Feb. 26, 1950, Phyllis married Wendell M. Bass Sr. He preceded... [More]

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Roy Barnett

Roy Francis (Hoss) Barnett, 74, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, at Neosho Regional Memorial Hospital in Chanute.  He was born on March 7, 1943 at St. John’s Hospital, the son of Francis and Minnie Barnett.  He was graduated from Humboldt High School in... [More]

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NEWS

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Great pumpkins!

Modern Woodmen, a non-profit, fraternal life insurance organization, treated its members to pumpkins from Lampe Heritage Farm and Pumpkin Patch Sunday in Piqua. Above, Don Lampe retrieves a pumpkin from the patch for a group of guests. At right, Brandon McKarnin checks his gourd... [More]

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WHAT’S IN STORE?: Moran grocery purchase talks continue

MORAN — One of the dilemmas facing Moran may be a saving grace for the Marmaton Market Food Co-op’s attempt to purchase and operate the local grocery store. So says Stuart Reid, executive director of the Food Co-op Initiative (FCI), who spoke briefly while in town... [More]

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POINTED MESSAGE

Imagine the comfort of knowing your child is safe from getting certain kinds of cancer. Today, that’s possible with the HPV vaccine, which prevents cancers of the genital areas and head and neck of men and women — conditions that can all lead to premature death. The... [More]

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The case of Ella Reese: ‘The sex problem in a small town’

In a notorious study of equal rights, one Iola woman was sentenced to hard labor It’s not a coincidence that Milton gave the devil the best lines in “Paradise Lost.” Or that of the three books in Dante’s “Divine Comedy,” the “Inferno”... [More]

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City to decide on bridge

Iola City Council members will decide Monday whether to go ahead with construction of a pedestrian bridge spanning Elm Creek on South Washington Avenue. A bid from B&B Bridge Co., St. Paul, to erect a bridge for $345,622., is about $4,000 below engineer’s revised estimates.... [More]

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Opioid epidemic hits home

Armed with powerful statistics and devastating personal anecdotes, a group of about 50 gathered Wednesday to partake in an “opioid dialogue.” The get-together, sponsored by Thrive Allen County, drew professionals from all walks of life, from District Judge Daniel... [More]

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ACC eyes building projects

ACC trustees reviewed building plans and a reconfiguration of existing space at their meeting Tuesday night. A new patio with a game room is being considered as well as enlarging the Stadler Conference Room in the cafeteria complex of the Allen Community College campus. Trustees... [More]

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SPORTS

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Area runners compete for spots at state meet

It was a story of heartbreak and jubilation for the Iola cross country team on Saturday. Jubilation because for the third straight year, the Mustang runners are headed to state as a team. Heartbreak because just two points separated the Fillie runners from joining them. The... [More]

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Lady Titans state-bound after sub-state win on Saturday

The Southern Coffey County volleyball team (26-12) is headed to state for the first time since 2012 after a sub-state championship win on Saturday. The Lady Titans entered the tournament as the two seed to one seed and host Chetopa. After getting a first round bye, SCC took... [More]

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Substate ends season for Fillies

The Iola volleyball team wrapped up the 2017 season on Saturday at the 4A sub-state tournament in Burlington. The Fillies were the fourth seed and played the one seed and host Burlington, falling in straight sets (25-16, 25-20). The Lady Wildcats went on to win the sub-state... [More]

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Cubs stumble at home versus Jayhawks

Humboldt (6-2) lost a heartbreaker 34-30 against Jayhawk Linn on Friday night. They fall to 1-1 in district play and the Jayhawks became the district champions as a result.  “People might say I’m crazy but it was fun,” head coach Logan Wyrick said. “That’s... [More]

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