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Author Archives: Lee Hartman

Driven by God to speak up on social issues

social issues

This is an often-asked question, “Should a pastor or other Christians address cultural or social issues or just keep focused on the gospel?” Sometimes speaking on culturally touchy subjects can cause division, ...

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Michael McDowell after upset Daytona 500 win: ‘God is good’

Daytona 500

Entering the NASCAR season-opening Daytona 500 — the “Great American Race” — driver Michael McDowell was a 100-1 underdog. After the race, which ended shortly after midnight in Florida thanks to two ...

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Local & Regional News Briefs

kansas news, news briefs

Here are some local and regional news briefs from around the Kansas / Missouri area.   Kansas Legislative Audit: Bogus Unemployment Claims May Have Cost the State $600 Million TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) ...

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Missouri legislators again debating voter identification legislation

voter identification

Republican lawmakers in Missouri are trying to restore a voter identification requirement after a judge struck down a previous version. About 137,700 registered voters in Missouri did not have a state-issued identification in 2017, ...

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Biden voters much less likely to have biblical worldview, survey finds

biblical worldview

President Biden’s base of supporters is 60 percent less likely to hold a biblical worldview than other Americans. Although nearly two-thirds of those voters consider themselves to be Christian, many of their ...

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Grant awarded to the City of Topeka for bikeways and trail extensions

bikeways

The City of Topeka has been awarded $1,157,894 from the KDOT Transportation Alternatives (TA) Grant Program to implement Phase IV of the Topeka Bikeways Master Plan. This phase includes 12 projects ranging ...

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Kansas Highway Patrol begins stricter enforcement of seat belt laws

seat belt

You had better “click it or ticket,” because the Kansas Highway Patrol has begun cracking down on seat belt enforcement across the state from now through March 5. The Kansas Highway Patrol ...

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You are essential

essential worker

When the pandemic hit in 2020, an odd term became part of our common vernacular: “essential worker.” As some states implemented massive shutdowns, many people were forced to stay home — whether ...

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Liver transplant for kids: new treatments save lives

Each year, thousands of children, from babies to teenagers, need a liver transplant. Just as in adults, many of these organs come from a deceased donor. But the wait for a new ...

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Seniors can benefit from strength training, too

seniors

“You’re too old for that!” How often have you heard those words? If you’re like most seniors, you’ve probably heard them far too often. This is especially true when it comes to ...

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4 home improvement tips to help you get started

home improvement

Whether you’re thinking about a bathroom update, kitchen overhaul or any other type of home improvement project, these tips from the experts at the National Association of the Remodeling Industry and eLivingtoday.com ...

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Dave Says – This lady’s getting it done!

dave ramsey

Need some financial advice? Debt and income crisis? Pay off the house mortgage first? Check cashing? Taxes? Credit Cards? Check out what folks are asking Dave Ramsey.   This lady’s getting it done! ...

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Bob Dole diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer

Bob Dole

Former Kansas Senator Bob Dole has announced that he has stage 4 lung cancer and will begin treatment in the coming week. “While I certainly have some hurdles ahead, I also know that ...

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My six days behind the Iron Curtain, and why it matters today

Iron Curtain

Yes, I spent six days behind the Iron Curtain. In the summer of 1981, I sang with a group called, “The Continental Singers.”  After a two-week rehearsal camp, we started our tour ...

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Power interruptions possible as Energy Emergency Alert goes to Level 3

power interruptions

Persistent and extreme cold weather has made temporary power interruptions a possibility in the area. The cold snap has led to region-wide electricity use that exceeds available generation across the Southwest Power ...

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Valentine’s Day brings back that lovin’ feeling

Valentine's Day

February is known for cold weather, presidents’ birthdays and Cupid’s delight. As Valentine’s Day approaches, hearts flutter, lovers sigh and Charlie Brown hopes that little red-haired girl will like the card he’s ...

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How to make Valentine’s Day special for your Sweetheart

Valentine’s Day

Are you ready to make your love’s heart leap on Valentine’s Day? Our guide to a great Valentine’s Day will provide you with ideas and tips that will make your Valentine’s Day ...

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C5Alive Topeka POWER Luncheon will be “Business Matchmaker”

C5Alive

The annual C5Alive “Business Matchmaker” Luncheon will be held February 11, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Fairlawn Plaza Mall.  The meeting will feature speed networking to help businesses match up with ...

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NAMI Kansas to hold “Not So Silent” Art Auction in Topeka

“Not so Silent” Art Auction

The 2021 “Not so Silent” Art Auction, supporting NAMI Kansas, will open on Monday, February 15th and run through Saturday, February 20th. The art will be on display and open for bidding ...

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Alex Smith named NFL Comeback Player of the Year

Alex Smith

After completing one of the most remarkable comebacks in sports history, Washington Football Team quarterback Alex Smith was named the NFL Comeback Player of the Year at the ninth annual NFL Honors ceremony ...

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8 tips for a successful home renovation

home renovation

Thinking of remodeling your home? From safety and security to product and contractor selection, there are many factors to consider for a successful home renovation. Follow these eight remodeling tips to help ...

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The new $15.7 billion tax on retirement accounts

retirement accounts

We have a saying around our office that retirees are one of the highest and most unfairly taxed groups out there, and with the recent passage of the SECURE Act things are ...

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Travis Kelce wins Walter Payton Man of the Year fan vote

Travis Kelce

After receiving the most votes, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has won the Walter Payton Man of the Year Fan Challenge. One of the NFL’s highest individual honors, it recognizes an NFL ...

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Topeka Vendors Market expanding in Downtown warehouse building

Topeka Vendors Market

Todd and Nicolle Konkel have opened a new business called Topeka Vendors Market in a downtown warehouse building. The new business is located at 528 SE Adams St. in what was formerly ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – Super Bowl matchup should be epic

Super Bowl

The Kansas City Chiefs are heading back to the Super Bowl where they’ll square off against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after dismantling the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship ...

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