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Posted: Wednesday, 06 November 2013 8:11AM

Committee Will Consider Renaming Wichita Airport



     WICHITA  - The Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita might someday be named for President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
     Wichita city council members agreed on Tuesday to create an advisory committee to study renaming the city's airport. The council received petitions last month suggesting that the airport be named after Eisenhower, who grew up in Abilene.
     The city's director of airports, Victor White, reported renaming the airport could cost up to $728,000 in required, deferred and optional branding.
     The first immediate cost would be about $140,000 to change highway signs around the area. Other required sign changes could raise that cost to about $313,000.
     Members of the committee will be appointed in the next few weeks. No timetable was set for the committee to make a recommendation to the council.
 

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People : Dwight D. EisenhowerVictor White
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11/06/2013 8:18AM
Committee Will Consider Renaming Wichita Airport
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11/06/2013 10:45AM
Outrageous suggestion
With budget cuts, economic woes so prevalent, what insanity to even consider spending $700,000 to rename the airport!! No disrespect intended to President Eisenhower, but when our police, fire fighters, teachers, and so many others are struggling with low pay and/or trying to find jobs, this is totally irresponsible. Use that money to help people! The name Mid-Continent has been acceptable all these years, it will suffice for more. This is blatant waste of taxpayer money!!
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