Bailis Bell, shown in a file photo from 1999, the year some members of the Wichita Airport Advisory Board tried to oust him. Mr. Bell prevailed, and the board lost much of its power. On Feb. 4, Mr. Bell died following a five-year battle with a rare form of dementia.
Bailis Bell, shown in a file photo from 1999, the year some members of the Wichita Airport Advisory Board tried to oust him. Mr. Bell prevailed, and the board lost much of its power. On Feb. 4, Mr. Bell died following a five-year battle with a rare form of dementia. Travis Heying File photo
Bailis Bell, shown in a file photo from 1999, the year some members of the Wichita Airport Advisory Board tried to oust him. Mr. Bell prevailed, and the board lost much of its power. On Feb. 4, Mr. Bell died following a five-year battle with a rare form of dementia. Travis Heying File photo

Carrie Rengers has been a reporter for almost three decades, including 16 years at The Wichita Eagle. Her Have You Heard? column of business scoops runs five days a week in The Eagle. If you have a tip, please e-mail or tweet her or call 316-268-6340.