Speaker of House Ron Ryckman applauded as Rep. Scott Schwab of Olathe was announced as speaker pro tem of the Kansas House Representatives in Topeka. Schwab's 10-year-old son, Caleb, was killed in August riding the world’s tallest water slide at the Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City, Kan.
Speaker of House Ron Ryckman applauded as Rep. Scott Schwab of Olathe was announced as speaker pro tem of the Kansas House Representatives in Topeka. Schwab's 10-year-old son, Caleb, was killed in August riding the world’s tallest water slide at the Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City, Kan. Bo Rader The Wichita Eagle via The Associated Press
Speaker of House Ron Ryckman applauded as Rep. Scott Schwab of Olathe was announced as speaker pro tem of the Kansas House Representatives in Topeka. Schwab's 10-year-old son, Caleb, was killed in August riding the world’s tallest water slide at the Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City, Kan. Bo Rader The Wichita Eagle via The Associated Press

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