GARDEN CITY, Kan. -

Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole returns to Kansas next week for the fourth of several trips planned this year to his home state.

The 90-year-old Russell native lives in Washington, D.C., and is making the homecoming tour to greet longtime friends and supporters throughout the state.

Dole spends an hour at each stop, chatting with fans and old acquaintances.

Aides said Thursday that next week's trip will begin Monday evening in Garden City.

On Tuesday, Dole is to visit Lakin, Syracuse, Tribune, Leoti and Scott City. The schedule for Wednesday has stops in Dighton, Ness City, LaCrosse and Great Bend.

Dole's tour concludes Thursday, June 12, with visits to Lyons, St. John, Larned and Hanston.

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