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History lesson: The Great Depression, the foundation for the socialist takeover

history

History often repeats itself which is why Winston Churchill paraphrased the following quote to warn future generations. “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” -George Santayana For this ...

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Millions in federal aid could be lost as one in three Kansas households has yet to fill out census

census

Amid a pandemic that has slowed efforts to count Americans, more than a third of Kansas households haven’t yet responded to the U.S. Census. In some counties, especially in rural areas, less than ...

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Shawnee County tweaks face mask order

Shawnee County mask order

Shawnee County commissioners voted 2-1 July 6 to make face masks mandatory indoors and outdoors when people can’t practice social distancing. The order went into effect July 9. Since then it has ...

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Dave Says – Tithe on stimulus check?

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. Tithe on stimulus check?   Dear ...

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Youth For Christ Golf Classic For Teens gets postponed to July 31

Youth for Christ Golf

Topeka Youth for Christ’s 2020 Annual Golf Classic that was scheduled for May has been postponed because of the pandemic. It will now be held on July 31 at the Lake Shawnee ...

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As Confederate monuments come down across U.S., Wichita memorial comes into question

In 2016, a monument honoring both Union and Confederate Civil War veterans was erected in Wichita’s Veterans Memorial Park. The Reconciliation Memorial replaced a Confederate flag that was taken down the year before following ...

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IRS announces rollover relief for RMDs from retirement accounts that were waived under the CARES Act

retirement

The Internal Revenue Service announced that anyone who already took a required minimum distribution (RMD) in 2020 from certain retirement accounts now has the opportunity to roll those funds back into a ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – MLB: The Boys of…Fall?

MLB

MLB: Major League Baseball……I’m so over you!! Anyone who knows me knows that my favorite sport is baseball. When I watch other sports I have to kind of like one of the ...

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Local author writes book from unique perspective

book

Book Review – In My Hands: Stories of the Land and Animals I Love but Can’t See by Reyna Bradford. The Majesty of the Prairie. The Connections Between Humans and Animals. The ...

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Learning about race from other voices in Black America

What can we learn about race from other voices? Many generations ago the Jewish King Hezekiah was in the midst of a successful reign when he was threatened with invasion by King ...

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Two $500 closest to pin prizes offered in golf tournament benefiting Topeka Youth

Topeka Youth Project golf

The 22nd Annual Topeka Youth Project Tee Off for Youth Golf Tournament has been moved to Friday, July 17, 2020, at Village Greens Golf Course in Ozawkie. The tournament is sponsored by ...

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13,000 Christians from 500 churches march in Atlanta for racial justice

racial justice

More than 13,000 individuals representing 500 churches across the denominational and cultural spectrum gathered Friday, June 19 (Juneteenth) in Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park before marching to the State Capitol to petition both ...

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Kansas News Briefs

kansas news

Kansas News Briefs – Congressman Roger Marshall Faces Attacks in GOP Senate Debate TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas congressman running for the U.S. Senate has come under attack over a 12-year-old ...

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Popular local event DJ dies from stroke complications

DJ Drew

Andrew “Drew” Walker, lovingly known as DJ Drew or Sir Drew, died June 23 at the age of 59, following complications from a stroke suffered the previous weekend. Walker owned and operated ...

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How to reduce your risk for another heart attack

heart attack

After a heart attack, as many as 1 in 4 survivors will have another one. Lifestyle changes and working closely with your doctor to manage your health can help minimize the risk ...

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Shawnee County continues reopening with relaxed mask rules, Spirit of Kansas fireworks show

Spirit of Kansas

Shawnee County Parks + Recreation, which opened community centers, Gage Park mini-train and carousel on June 1, will now open pools and aquatic centers as of June 22. SCP+R has three major ...

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There’s no law against doing good

doing good

What is “doing good”? In January this year the world watched as China became the epicenter for Covid-19. It began spreading country to country eventually reaching the United States impacting tens of ...

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Dave Says: Be professional and respectful

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.   Be professional and respectful   ...

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NASCAR driver Chase Briscoe wins after wife’s miscarriage: ‘God is so good’

NASCAR

The Toyota 200 at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina was the first NASCAR Xfinity Series race since March 7, and not only was it one step closer to a return to normalcy ...

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The 1st VP of color was elected over 90 years ago; he was a Kansas Republican

Kansas Republican

There has been a lot of talk this year about people of color running for President or Vice President. But a Kansas Republican was first to have that honor. A recent Washington Examiner article ...

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Where to find respite: resources for caregivers

caregivers

As caregivers, we love our elders. That is why we care for them, even if it means we are on call or on duty around the clock. We would not have it ...

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The doctrines of Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

Since the murder of George Floyd, there is an increasing pressure for people to affirm that Black Lives Matter. Many pastors and Christians have gone out of their way to assert that ...

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Facemasks, virtue signaling and claiming the moral high ground

facemasks

Dozens of articles have been written pro and con relative to the wearing of facemasks. This is not one of those articles. People may be able to arrive at a conclusion they ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – Live sports in 2020?

sports

The NBA and the NHL shut down in the middle of their seasons. Major League Baseball halted during Spring Training. The NFL held a virtual draft. As states begin to open and ...

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Shawnee County Phase 3 Reopening; here’s what that means

Shawnee County Phase 3

The Shawnee County Covid-19 Response Team and the Shawnee County Health Officer have moved the county into Shawnee County Phase 3 Reopening as of Monday, June 8. Under Shawnee County Phase 3, ...

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