www.mozilla.com Weather Central
Voices
Headlines

Wichita school district's Choices Fair set for Thursday -1/28/2015, 4:07 PM

United drops nonstop service from Wichita to LA -1/28/2015, 3:04 PM

Teen accused of assaulting girl with knife at school -1/28/2015, 3:04 PM

Mission of Mercy to offer free dental care in Salina -1/28/2015, 3:04 PM

As Kansas turns 154, five events that shaped our state -1/28/2015, 3:04 PM

myTown Calendar

SPOTLIGHT
[var top_story_head]

Wichita weighs naming airport for Eisenhower

Published on -3/4/2014, 9:50 AM

Printer-friendly version
E-Mail This Story

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Officials in Wichita are weighing whether to rename Mid-Continent Airport for one of Kansas' most famous citizens.

The City Council scheduled a discussion Tuesday of renaming the facility as the Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport.

KWCH-TV reports (http://bit.ly/OUBnUr ) the proposal follows a petition drive.

Eisenhower was 2 years old when his family moved in 1892 from Texas to Abilene, Kan. He grew up to command Allied forces in Europe in World War II and to serve two terms as president of the United States.

Wichita City Council member James Clendenin says naming the airport for Eisenhower would help market the city and connect it with a Kansas hero.

But fellow Council member Jeff Blubaugh says there are people with direct Wichita ties who also deserve the honor.

------

Information from: KWCH-TV, http://www.kwch.com/

digg delicious facebook stumbleupon google Newsvine
More News and Photos

Associated Press Videos

AP Breaking News