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Ron Tibbetts, the 'Bubble Man,' dies

Ron Tibbetts, the Bubble Man, spent Wednesday night performing at the Cessna Kids' Korner of the Wichita River Festival.

William D. 'Bill' Anderson, former mayor, dies at age 83

A former Wichita mayor who was one of the people to first envision Century II died Thursday from complications from a fall at his home last weekend.

WWII vet was proud of serving his country

Ted Tracy lived with shrapnel buried in his left side, just above his hip, but rarely spoke of how it got there.

Bel Aire native killed in Afghanistan

Thomas Bohall wasn't the star of his winning high school soccer team. He didn't even start his senior year.

Friends, family mourn former Bishop Carroll basketball player

Kathleen Duling's future was all right before her. She had recently declared her major at Pittsburg State University, made plans to walk on to the school's basketball team and was about to start a job at a camp. On Thursday, the 19-year-old died in a two-car accident in Greenwood County.

Signmaker Gary Dunn was an artist at his core

Drive around Wichita and you can't miss Gary Dunn's legacy.

Wichita veterinarian Terrrence McDonald dies at 92

Terrence McDonald never saw himself as a trailblazer.

Longtime local builder Doyle Walz dies at 86

Wichita City Hall. Kansas Cosmosphere in Hutchinson. 250 Douglas Place, formerly the Holiday Inn Plaza downtown.

Frank Smith helped Wichita's natural beauty bloom

As the retiring director of the Wichita Parks and Recreation Department, Frank Smith was asked in 1994 to speculate about its future.

Wichita soldier's family, wife remember a 'true American hero'

Ashley Nettleton clutched her husband's dog tag in her right hand Sunday, her body shaking, her voice cracking. Army Sgt. Eric Nettleton, 26, died last week in Dehjawz-e Hasanzay, Afghanistan. He was killed while on foot patrol after an improvised explosive device detonated.

Music infused life of mandolin player, builder

Back in the day, Gary Palsmeier and his musician friends would have square dances in the attic of their three-story house on North Broadway.

Businessman, patriarch Joe Steven dies at 87

Sissy Koury vividly recalls the days she spent polishing bumpers and running the vacuum at Joe's Seat Cover & Car Wash.

Arsonist, author, candidate George Poulos dies

Through the years, Wichitan George Poulos was convicted of vagrancy, disturbing the peace, gambling, aiding racketeering, assault, burglary, larceny and arson.

Soldier loved the outdoors, the Army

When he was a boy, Tom Moffitt liked to pretend he was a fighting soldier, a Marine, or stationed somewhere with the Navy.

Carrier left mark on hundreds of city projects

Chris Carrier's impact is visible across Wichita in flood-reduction projects, elevated railroads, freeways, streets, bridges and filled potholes.

Sandra Lyon helped Wichita's poor, homeless

Sandra Lyon had a soft spot in her heart from her earliest days.

WSU anthropology department founder Lowell Holmes dies at 85

Friends and colleagues describe Lowell Holmes' career and personality as steady and likable, but truth was he could also take on the big guns when warranted.

Eugene Kapaun sought honors for his brother

Eugene Kapaun, the brother of Korean War hero Fr. Emil Kapaun, died Monday. He was 86.

Miner told the history of Kansas

Almost anyone who has a love for Kansas history knows the work of Craig Miner.

School choir director Nick Charvat dies at 30

Nick Charvat had been directing vocal music at Lindsborg's middle and high schools only a few weeks, but he already had made quite an impression on students.

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