The healthiest foods on your Thanksgiving table

Cheryl Mussatto | MS, RD, LD

Hazel Lou Rethorst Herron

June 11, 1925 – Nov. 9, 2017

SPEARVILLE — Hazel Lou Rethorst Herron went to be with the Lord Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. She was 92

She was born on June 11, 1925, at Hutchinson, the daughter of Louis and Hazel Ott Rethorst. She attended school in Spearville, graduating from high school in 1943.

She attended college at Emporia, graduating in 1947 with a home economics degree. She taught for two years in Lyons.

She married Cecil Herron June 5, 1949. He preceded her in death.

Ida Jo Haag Swisher Jones

April 21, 1936 – Nov. 6, 2017

EMPORIA — Ida Jo Haag Swisher Jones died Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 at Presbyterian Manor, Emporia. She was 81.

She was born April 21, 1936, at Emporia, the daughter of Albert Joseph and Helen Rose Brown Haag. She attended elementary school at St. Joseph’s at Olpe and graduated from Reading High School with the class of 1953.
She married Lowell “Dean” Swisher Oct. 30, 1954, at Assumption Catholic Church, Reading. They were later divorced.

Virginia L. Getsinger

Aug. 19, 1928 – Nov. 8, 2017

OSAGE CITY — Virginia L. Getsinger, Burlingame, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, at an Osage City nursing home. She was 89.

She was born Aug. 19, 1928, at Perry, the daughter of Leo Michael and Laura Alice Collett Werner.

She married James Michael Getsinger Feb. 10, 1948, at Topeka. He preceded her in death on Feb. 9, 1995.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Joseph Michael Getsinger on Oct. 22, 1973.

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2017 City, school board election results

Burlingame mayor, most USD 454 board members keep seats
LYNDON — Burlingame mayor Vikki Demars easily fended off a challenge from Ethan Greene after results of the 2017 city and school board elections were announced. Demars received 174 votes to Greene's 27.
Write-in votes still were being counted, but the rest of the results are attached.
All but one of the Burlingame USD 454 school board members up for election this year kept their seats. All faced at least one challenger.
Position 4: Incumbent Billie L. McClure bested Anne Baer, 158 to 126.

Ruth Masters Whitaker

Oct. 24, 1944 – Oct. 19, 2017

TOPEKA — Ruth Masters Whitaker, Topeka, died Oct. 19, 2017. She was 72.

She was born Oct. 24, 1944 the daughter of Gilbert and Mary Masters.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jennifer; and two brothers, Don and Mick.

She is survived by a son, Christopher; seven grandchildren; and three brothers, Terry, Gilbert(Bud) and Jim.

Memorial contributions may be made to your local library.

Embrace the bountiful foods of fall

Cheryl Mussatto | MS, RD, LD

We often think of fall as the time of year for variety of produce to wane. The growing season is winding down, the weather is turning colder, and many farmers’ markets are closed until next spring.

Charles McNelly

Died – Nov. 2, 2017

OSAGE CITY — Charles McNelly left Nov. 2, 2017, for an extended hunting and fishing trip. He was 89.

He was a veteran of WW II, Korean and Vietnam wars. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Seabee and the U.S. Army and Air Force. He was awarded the Purple Heart, Distinguished Service Cross and many other medals. He worked as a park ranger at Tuttle Creek and Pomona Lakes.

He enjoyed rodeos, dancing and spending time with his beloved wife, Chris McNelly, family and friends.

Ellis Swarts

May 11, 1922 – Nov. 2, 2017

OSAGE CITY — Ellis Swarts died Nov. 2, 2017, at Osage City. He was 95.

He was born May 11, 1922.

Funeral services are pending.



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