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Haskell students recognized for actions in fire

Four Haskell Indian Nations University students whose actions helped save people from an apartment fire were recognized during a memorial service on Thursday.

Zachary Noline, Adam Washington, Lumhe Sampson and Joseph Anderson are credited with noticing the fire, alerting sleeping tenants and calling 911. The students had been watching TV and playing video games in the early morning hours of October 7.

Three people died in the blaze. One was Yolanda Riddle, a member of the Navajo Nation and a graduate of Haskell Indian Nations University. She was a social worker for the state.

Two Haskell students have been displaced as a result of the fire.

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Haskell recognizes student heroes (The Lawrence Journal-World 10/21)

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