Britta Sue Browning Whitaker

Dec. 13, 1959 – March 11, 2019

TOPEKA — Britta Sue Browning Whitaker died Monday, March 11, 2019, at her home in Topeka. She was 59.

She was born Dec. 13, 1959, at Topeka, the daughter of Richard and Marla Schultz Browning. She grew up in Topeka, where she graduated from Washburn Rural High School in 1977. She also lived in Bremerton, Washington, Kansas City and Gardner before moving back to Topeka.

She worked in banking for many years and was a trustee officer. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Vassar.

Flying in Black Hawks

What is it like to fly in Black Hawks? Three Osage Countians were able to experience their first flight in them. Read about this and other stories happening around Osage County in the March 14, 2019 edition of The Osage County Herald-Chronicle.

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Osage County Emergency Management Press Release

March 12, 2019 2:00 pm.
Local officials are asking everyone traveling on non-paved roads to slow down and use extreme caution. Non-paved roads have become hazardous with the wet and raining conditions we have experienced and continuing for the next couple of days. Please slow down, closely watch road conditions, don’t drive through flooded areas, and avoid non-paved roads whenever possible.
More moderate to heavy rain is expected to continue this evening and Wednesday.
Bryce Romine, Director
Osage County Emergency Management

Rodger William Lee

Nov. 5, 1928 – March 9, 2019

TOPEKA — Rodger William Lee, Topeka, died Saturday, March 9, 2019, at his home. He was 90.

He was born Nov. 5, 1928, at Richland, the son of John and Minnie Dodds Lee. He graduated from Topeka High School. In 1950, he was inducted into the U.S. Army. He served in Germany as Sargent in charge of regimental communications until his discharge in 1953.

Birding in Osage County

Take a close look around and you will see a wild and untamed side of Kansas, including Osage County. Kansas is a place where prairie chickens strut and clouds of geese fly. Whether you are a beginner birder, advanced or a hobbyist, Kansas is a one stop viewing location for thousands of bird species. Read about this and other things going on in Osage County in the March 7, 2019 edition of The Osage County Herald-Chronicle.

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Ethel M. Parker

April 15, 1941 – Jan. 4, 2019

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Ethel M. Parker died Jan. 4, 2019, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital, Port Charlotte, Fla. She was 77.

She was born April 15, 1941, at Elizabeth City, Colo.

She married Phillip Larry Parker June 6, 1959. He preceded her in death.

Ruth Pearl Hickey

Jan. 18, 1929 – March 2, 2019

OSAGE CITY — Ruth Pearl Hickey died Saturday, March 2, 2019, at her home in Osage City. She was 90.

She was born Jan. 18, 1929, on the family farm near Olivet, the daughter of Arthur and Elva Stephens Jones. She grew up in the Olivet area and lived in Lyndon for many years before moving to Osage City in 1993.

She worked for Blue Cross/Blue Shield Insurance, Topeka, and was a homemaker for most of her life.

She married Merle Hickey Sept. 10, 1945, at Seattle, Wash. He preceded her in death on Sept. 10, 1991.

Statewide Tornado Drill

There will be a statewide tornado drill 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 5.



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