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Dole Prepares for Next Kansas Tour

Bob DoleJust days after finishing the second of several planned trips through Kansas this year, former Senator Bob Dole has announced the schedule for his next visit.

The 90-year-old Russell native toured 16 communities of northeast, central and south-central Kansas last week. On Tuesday, aides announced he'll return next week for three days of stops in western Kansas.

The tour begins May 28 with stops in Goodland, Sharon Springs, Oakley, Colby, Hoxie and Quinter. The following day, Dole will be in WaKeeney, Hill City, Norton, Oberlin and Atwood. He'll finish up May 30 at the public library in St. Francis.

Dole lives in Washington, D.C., and is making the homecoming tour to greet longtime supporters and friends throughout the state.

Wednesday, May 28:

  • Goodland – On the Bricks (1530 Main Street) – 10 to 11 AM (9 to 10 AM Mountain Time)
  • Sharon Springs – venue TBD – Noon to 1 PM (11 AM to Noon Mountain Time)
  • Oakley – Buffalo Bill Cultural Center (3083 U.S. 83) – 1:45 to 2:45 PM
  • Colby – Colby Community College Student Union (1255 South Range) – 3:30 to 4:30 PM
  • Hoxie – Hoxie Courthouse (925 9th St.) – 5:15 to 6:15 PM
  • Quinter – Quinter Public Library (411 Main St.) – 7 to 8 PM

Thursday, May 29:

  • WaKeeney – Western Cooperative Electric (635 S. 13th St.) – 10 to 11 AM
  • Hill City – Graham County Community Center (700 W. Main St.) – 11:45 AM to 12:45 PM
  • Norton – American Legion (1120 N. Norton Ave.) – 1:45 to 2:45 PM
  • Oberlin – Golden Age Center (105 W. Maple St.) – 5:30 to 6:30 PM
  • Atwood – Knights of Columbus Hall (Lake Rd.) – 7:30 to 8:30 PM

Friday, May 30:

  • St. Francis – St. Francis Public Library (121 S. Scott St.) – 11 AM to Noon
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