WICHITA - Kansas Republicans will hold their biggest gathering of 2014 in Wichita. The annual GOP convention will take place Jan. 24 and 25 and is tied to Kansas Day, the Jan. 29 anniversary of the state's admission to the union in 1861. Two days of meetings are scheduled for the Friday and Saturday nearest the anniversary. The party announced Wichita as the site Monday, saying a full schedule will be released as the event nears. Hundreds of party activists and elected officials usually attend. Through 2011, the event was held each year in Topeka. But the Republican state committee decided to rotate it among the state's four congressional districts. The 2012 convention was held in Overland Park, and this year's gathering took place in Hutchinson.