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Longtime former Channel 12 anchor dies

March 03, 2011|By Roger Cornish | KWCH 12 Eyewitness News

(WICHITA, Kan.) — A Wichita television pioneer has died. Ollie Thompson, longtime anchor on Channel 12, passed away Tuesday.

Thompson had undergone surgery for a hip fracture after a recent fall, and his family says it was all just too much for him.

Thompson was one of the best known faces of local television in the 50s, 60s and 70s when this station was called KTVH.

He was 87. services are planned for 10 Monday morning at Lakeview Funeral Home.

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