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Spirit of Kansas, other Topeka events to celebrate our Independence

Independence

The Spirit of Kansas festival is set for July 4 at Lake Shawnee, one of many events to celebrate Independence Day. The Spirit of Kansas Festival is set for July 4 at ...

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Topeka spray parks open; heat warnings issued

Topeka spray park

Topeka water parks have opened, and the Salvation Army has issued warnings and guides concerning the summer heat. HEAT SAFETY Never leave children or pets alone in enclosed vehicles. Slow down, stay ...

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Topeka Metro bus system joins Dump the Pump promotion as gas prices soar

Topeka Metro

On Thursday, June 16, the Topeka Metro transit system will be participating with numerous other transit providers in the United States for the 16th Annual National Dump the Pump Day. Sponsored by the ...

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Two non-profits will host Community Walk / Passport to Health

Community

The Twilight Branch of the Topeka Lions Club have taken on the challenge to provide a service to the community that focuses on Diabetes. Lions International has five focuses including: Diabetes · ...

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Sole Reason Sneakers and Smiles Golf Tournament benefits local kids in need

Sole Reason

Sole Reason’s 4th Annual Sneakers and Smiles Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, June 25th, 2022. This event benefits local kids in need. It is a 4-person scramble tournament, and it will ...

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How much do you know about Memorial Day?

How much do you know about Memorial Day? Today, as we ponder the selfless sacrifice of the men and women of our armed forces, we hope that you will join us in ...

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Topeka’s 24 for Life program earns CDC recognition

24 for Life

24 for Life, a Diabetes Prevention Program, has earned the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Full Plus Recognition. This designation is reserved for programs that have effectively delivered a quality, ...

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Over $3000 in cash prizes offered in Topeka Youth Project Tournament

Topeka Youth Project golf

The 24th Annual Topeka Youth Project Tee Off for Youth Golf Tournament will take place Friday, June 03, 2022, at Shawnee Country Club. The tournament is sponsored by Reser’s Fine Foods and ...

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Topeka ordinance prohibiting wheeled devices expanded to NOTO area

wheeled devices

The Topeka City Council recently passed an amendment to an existing ordinance addressing certain wheeled devices used in a specific area of the community. The ordinance becomes effective July 1, 2022. The ...

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Getting The Taxman Out Of Your Retirement — Part 2

taxes, umemployment filing payment, retirement

Last month, in part one of this article, we discussed how you might be in a lower tax bracket in retirement, but pay a higher tax rate. In this article, we’ll look ...

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Breakthrough House uses golf tourney to help serve locals with mental health issues

Breakthrough House

Breakthrough House, Inc. is a local Topeka non-profit that assists those with mental health issues. Their services consist of three main programs: Payee Services, Breakthrough Clubhouse, and Residential Housing. The mission at ...

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Breaking: Leaked Report Shows SCOTUS Has Overturned Roe v. Wade

Roe v. Wade

A majority of the Supreme Court is set to overturn the right to abortion established in the Roe v. Wade decision of 1973, according to an initial draft majority opinion obtained by Politico ...

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National Day of Prayer theme in Kansas is the National Motto

National Day of Prayer

The National Day of Prayer for 2022 is May 5th. The theme in Kansas this year is also our National Motto: “In God We Trust.” This year’s theme actually honors Kansas’ former ...

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Elohim reigns in the face of evil and injustice

Elohim, the God of the Bible says of Himself, “. . . for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the ...

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Large Methodist Church in Oklahoma disaffiliates from denomination over doctrinal issues

methodist logo

The controversy dividing the United Methodist Church continues as a large congregation in Tulsa changed its name. Asbury United Methodist Church is now officially called Asbury Church, the megachurch said in a statement on ...

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Getting the taxman out of your retirement — Part 1

taxes, umemployment filing payment, retirement

One of the most overlooked, but perhaps most important, aspects of income planning is taxes and how they relate to retirement and Social Security. Taxation on Social Security benefits works differently than ...

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Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly vetoes transgender sports ban, parental bill of rights

transgender

Governor Laura Kelly continues to come under heat after she vetoed multiple bills last week, including the “Parents’ Bill of Rights” and a transgender sports ban, the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act. The Fairness ...

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Hundreds gather at Disney Studios to protest company’s woke agenda

Disney parental copyright

More than 500 people gathered in front of Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, Calif., this week to speak out against the company’s woke agenda. Organized by Sean Feucht and his Hold the Line team, ...

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7th Annual EasterFest returns to North Kansas Avenue and Garfield Park

EasterFest

Topeka EasterFest – The Topeka Easter Parade and Fun Fair – is back for 2022! The annual event began in Gage Park in 2014, then moved to Garfield Park in North Topeka ...

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Movie version of “The Case for Heaven” scheduled for release in this week

Case for Heaven

Death has touched many lives in the past two years and forced people to think about eternity. Lee Strobel, a Christian artist and journalist, addressed the topic in his book “The Case ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – Final Four

Final Four

And just like that, there were four. Yes, the Kansas Jayhawks made a return trip to the Final Four this year, the only #1 seed to do so.  They face Villanova. Here ...

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Anheuser Busch heiress announces campaign for Democratic Senate nomination

Busch Valentine

A candidate with a familiar name has announced that she is running for the Democratic nomination to the U.S. Senate from Missouri. St. Louis beer heiress Trudy Busch Valentine joined the heated ...

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Wife of author Randy Alcorn loses battle with cancer

Randy Alcorn

Nanci Alcorn, the wife of Christian author Randy Alcorn, has died. “Nanci is with Jesus,” Alcorn wrote of his wife Nanci, who died of colon cancer. “So happy for her. Sad for ...

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Portrayal of Tammy Faye Bakker wins Oscar for best actress

Tammy Faye

The late Tammy Faye Bakker, who spent her final days in Kansas City, is back in the news. Jessica Chastain won the best actress Oscar on Sunday night for her portrayal of ...

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Candidates expect 2022 to be Year of the Republican Women

Republican Women

This fall’s elections may be a repeat of the Year of the Republican Woman. Thirty-two Republican women won election to Congress in 2020, surpassing the record of 30 Republican women set in ...

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