December 9, 2021
We lost a great Kansan and American yesterday, Senator Bob Dole. Born in Russell, Kan., Dole was six years old when the stock market crashed and he grew up in the depression years. In his book, One Soldier’s Story, he told about those hard times when his mother sold sewing machines to help make ends meet and his father was a dedicated employee who only missed one day of work in more than 40 years. In Dole’s younger years in Russell, he worked as a newspaper delivery boy and later was a “soda jerk” at the local drug store. He knew what it was like living in a rural community, working...
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