- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 4, 2014

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Wichita’s main commercial airport will soon be known as the “Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport.”

The City Council vote Tuesday to rename Wichita Mid-Continent Airport to honor the former president, who grew up in Abilene.

It will cost the city about $140,000 to change signs at the airport. It wasn’t immediately clear when the new name would be posted.

Two city radio personalities started a petition drive to rename the airport in October. Supporters said it would bring recognition to the city and honor a Kansas native who led during wars and difficult times.

Critics said Eisenhower had no direct connection to Wichita and money spent on the change could be put to better use.

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