Motorcycle troupe supports veterans

OSAGE CITY — The families of fallen servicemen can expect to be comforted by droves of motorcyclists ride into the graveyard representing the red, white and blue to honor the service of their loved one.
The American Legion Riders (ALR) discussed their organization and goals July 11 at the Jersey Creek Club meeting in the Osage City Library. Only three riders were expected to arrive for the presentation however, twice as many showed up.

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Warren Lee Wideman

July 26, 1948 – July 16, 2017

TOPEKA — Warren Lee Wideman, Carbondale, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 16, 2017, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka. He was 68.

He was born on July 26, 1948, at Emporia, the son of August and Alberta Lee Wideman. He grew up on a farm outside Olpe.

He attended Maydale Catholic School and the public schools in Olpe. He graduated from Olpe High School in 1966. After a few years, he moved to Topeka where he met his future wife.

He married Pamela Ferry Feb. 3, 1975, at Topeka. She survives.

James Kent Rittenhouse

Aug. 1, 1942 – July 15, 2017

OSAGE CITY — James Kent Rittenhouse, Hanston, died July 15, 2017, at Osage City. He was 74.

He was born Aug. 1, 1942, at Great Bend, the son of N. James and Grace McNabney Rittenhouse. He grew up on the family farm northeast of Hanston, and graduated from Hanston High School in 1960, before attending college at Kansas State University and Fort Hays State University.

Betty Pressgrove

June 11, 1925 – July 14, 2017

OSAGE CITY — Betty Pressgrove died Friday, July 14, 2017, at Peterson Nursing Home, Osage City. She was 92.

She was born June 11, 1925, at Barclay, the only daughter of Louis and Gladys Walker Thompson. She grew up around Osage City, lived north of Lyndon for several years and had been back in Osage City since 2012.

She worked for a short time at Hallmark Cards in Osage City, and was a homemaker most all of her life. She attended the Osage City United Methodist Church.

Osage City High School Band

The Osage City High School band performs during the Osage City Osage County Fair parade.

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The Osage City Osage County Fair

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Raymond W. Fisher

Feb. 11, 1952 – July 8, 2017

READING — Raymond William Fisher, Reading, passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday, July 8, 2017. He was 65.

He was born Feb. 11, 1952, at Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa, the son of Raymond Alfred and Elsie Hiemstra Fisher. He attended rural schools in Mahaska County and graduated from Fremont, Iowa, High School in 1970.

Philip J. Davis

Dec. 8, 1928 – July 5, 2017

OSAGE CITY — Philip J. Davis, Burlingame, died Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at Peterson Health Center, Osage City. He was 88.

He was born Dec. 8, 1928, at Melvern, the son of Philip and Bertha Cass Davis. He retired from the State of Kansas as a stationary boiler fireman at the Youth Center in Topeka.

He enjoyed fishing, square dancing and clogging. He was a member of the Kountry Kuzzins Square Dancers and the Sunflower State Cloggers.

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