Former US Sen. Dole to resume Kansas tour

Former Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., center, takes questions while seated between Gov. Sam Brownback, left, and Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan., right, during a visit to the Johnson County Republican Headquarters in Overland Park, Kan., Monday, April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole resumes his Kansas tour next week with stops including Wichita, Manhattan and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene.

It’s the second leg of a planned series of visits by the 90-year-old Russell native to his home state this year. Dole has said he’s making the trips from his current home in Washington, D.C., to visit with friends and former supporters.

Next week’s schedule includes 16 stops for what are billed as public meet-and-greet events. Dole made a 10-day trip to northeast Kansas in April.

Dole spent nearly 36 years in Congress. He was the Senate majority leader for 11 years before stepping down in 1996 to run as the Republican nominee for president against Democratic incumbent Bill Clinton.

Here’s the full schedule:

Monday May 12:

Seneca, KS – Seneca American Legion (812 Main Street) – 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

Marysville, KS – American Legion Post #163 (310 N. 19th Street) – 12:35 to 1:30 p.m.

Washington, KS – Mayberry’s Restaurant (307 C Street) – 2:15 to 3:15 p.m.

Clay Center, KS – Apollo Towers, social room (330 W. Court Street) – 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Westmoreland, KS – Westmoreland United Methodist Church, education building (105 2nd St.) – 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.


Tuesday May 13:

Manhattan, KS – Kansas Wheat Innovation Center (1990 Kimball Avenue) – 9:45 to 10:30 a.m.

Junction City, KS – Hampton Inn (1039 S. Washington Street) – 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Abilene, KS – Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, indoor courtyard (200 SE 4th Street) – 1:00 to 2:15 p.m.

Salina, KS – Salina Public Library, Prescott Meeting Room (9th and Elm Street) – 3:00 to 4:15 p.m.

McPherson, KS – The Well (101 North Main Street) – 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

Newton, KS – Kansas Sports Museum (601 SE 36th Street) – 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.


Wednesday May 14:

Wichita, KS – WSU Eugene E. Hughes Metropolitan Complex Auditorium (5015 E. 29th St. N.) – 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.

El Dorado, KS – Butler Community College, Hubbard Welcome Center (901 S. Haverhill) – 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Emporia, KS – Lyon County Courthouse, Jury Assembly Room (420 Commercial Street) – 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.


Thursday May 15:

Topeka, KS – Crestview Shelter House (4901 SW Shunga Drive) – 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.

Wyandotte County, KS – Hilton Garden Inn (520 Minnesota Avenue) – 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.


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