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Longtime Wichita dance instructor dies at home

Julie Keeling taught dance and touched lives. That's how most people will remember the dance instructor who died unexpectedly Thursday at her home in Wichita. She was 52.

Ex-Eagle writer Mal Elliott dies

Veteran sportswriter and Kansas Golf Foundation Hall of Fame member Mal Elliott died early Friday in Wichita.

Joyland a theme in Nelson's life

From across the nation, the e-mails and phone calls came Wednesday from people who knew Stan Nelson. By 2 p.m., Margaret Nelson said she had responded to many of the messages of sympathy for her husband, the man she described as the "tallest, funniest fellow I'd ever seen."

Mr. Chance a pioneer in amusement business

Richard "Harold" Chance, founder of Chance Manufacturing Co., was a devoted family man and innovator who became a pioneer in the amusement ride business.

Aero-engineer Kenneth Razak dies

Kenneth Razak was one of aviation's giants.

Former Eagle food columnist dies at 76

For four decades, Kathleen Kelly's columns were among the most read in The Wichita Eagle.

K-State mandates alcohol education

Kansas State University will require most newly enrolled students to complete an online alcohol education program, starting with the 2010 fall semester.

John Bell left positive footprints in Wichita

John Bell, a prolific and popular community leader, mayoral candidate and former co-owner of the Security Abstract & Title Co., died Thursday in Wichita, family members said.

Fr. Stuchlik went where he could help

While he was growing up on a farm near the Marion County town of Lost Springs, something set Richard Stuchlik apart from his 13 brothers and sisters.

Marguerite Lawrence, aviation enthusiast, dies

Marguerite Lawrence was a "free-spirited" woman dedicated to her family, friends, faith and aviation.

Wichita mom dies from H1N1

Carolina Enegren, 31, hospitalized for more than three months because of complications from H1N1, has died.

El Dorado banker known for generosity

El Dorado banker Cliff Stone and Butler Community College president Jackie Vietti had a good-natured debate that stretched out for years.

Paper tax filing fee could hit poor, elderly hardest

Jack and Patricia Stanley have been filing their tax returns on paper since they were married 58 years ago. Now the state revenue department wants to make them pay to do that. "It's just another thing that they're shoving down your throat," said Jack Stanley, a 76-year-old retired salesman.

Business, civic leader George Fahnestock had huge impact on community

Native Wichitan George Fahnestock, founder and owner of a heating, plumbing and electric company, served on the boards of numerous local nonprofits and took a lead role on a couple of major community projects. Sedgwick County sheriff's officials said Fahnestock, 62, died of a single gunshot wound at his home Thursday. Foul play is not suspected.

Pam Rayer dies; helped raise awareness of ALS

Talk with almost anybody who knew Pam Rayer and they almost always mention that smile.

Newton man was inventive and giving

Lloyd Smith brought the Screwball ratcheting screwdriver to market.

Restaurateur Don Norton remembered as gregarious

Don Norton believed in the power of public relations.

Fire captain recalled as humble, solid leader

The death of a 27-year veteran of the Wichita Fire Department has stunned the close-knit firefighting community.

Local businessman Cary recalled as down-to-earth, fun

As an adolescent, Larry Cary was anything but dull.

Founder of Brittain Machine dies at 81

When Dewey Brittain started his machine shop in 1966, all he had was a lathe, a bandsaw and a milling machine. But over time, Brittain grew a one-man operation into Brittain Machine Inc., a business that supplied parts to Wichita's major aviation companies and at its peak employed more than 300 people.

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