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The financial side of being a caregiver

caregiver

One in five Americans is currently an unpaid caregiver, and as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, that number is on the rise.1 Caring for a family member can be complex. While ...

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Topeka bucks national trends with 25% decline in local crime

crime

Amid national reports in 2021 of record-setting crime rates in the U.S., Topeka achieved its lowest homicide rate in five years. According to the Topeka Police Department’s 2021 year-end report, the capital city ...

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How ‘superagers’ stay sharp in their later years

superagers

A new study on “superagers” shows how to keep your brain firing on all cylinders. When it comes to retirement, experts recommend that everyone do some hard thinking. By this, they mean ...

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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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Dave Says – Good news and bad news

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.   Good news and bad news ...

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Rasmussen reviews key polls from January

polls

In January surveys and polls, this is what America told Rasmussen Reports: – Barely a third of Americans believe Martin Luther King Jr.’s dreams of equal opportunity in the country are a reality. – Voters ...

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Topeka Dino Days are here

dino days

You can explore Topeka like never before during Dino Days, a multi-exhibit experience for all ages. Not only can you enjoy main attractions throughout the city, but get ready to discover other ...

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Thalea String Quartet to perform in Topeka

Thalea String Quartet

The Thalea String Quartet will be bringing timeless music and their uniquely stirring sounds to White Concert Hall, Washburn University on Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. The Thalea String Quartet ...

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What happened to the lab monkeys?

monkeys

Multiple news outlets have reported that on Jan. 22 a pickup truck pulling a trailer carrying approximately 100 monkeys crashed with a dump truck in Pennsylvania on their way to a CDC ...

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The Retirement Team voted ‘Best of Topeka’ for 2021

retirement

It’s been a season full of recognition for The Retirement Team, a financial advisory firm based out of Topeka. The business recently swept The Best of Topeka finance categories, earning Best Financial ...

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Faith drives Bengals kicker who will now be in Super Bowl

Bengals

Evan McPherson, the rookie kicker for the Cincinnati Bengals, may not be popular in Kansas City, but Christians can’t help pulling for him. McPherson, an outspoken Christian, wore a black shirt with ...

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The wrath and love of God

God

About Jesus it is written, “. . . whoever does not obey the Son [Jesus] shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him” (John 3:36).  Wrath of God?  ...

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Pro-life advocates rally at Topeka Capitol with “value them both” message

pro-life

Pro-life advocates from across Kansas and the nation marched, rallied and prayed at the state Capitol Tuesday, Jan. 25. The annual event, which has taken place for over a decade, drew attention ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – Playoffs magic

playoffs

Mahomes magic is alive and well over in Kansas City. The Chiefs pulled out another victory from the jaws of defeat against the Buffalo Bills in the playoffs, setting up yet another ...

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10 questions to reflect on as you begin a new year

reflect

Once, when the people of God had become careless in their relationship with Him, the Lord rebuked them through the prophet Haggai. “Consider your ways!” (Haggai 1:5) he declared, urging them to ...

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Construction work continues on what will be largest Catholic church in Kansas

church

Construction crews are finishing up the exterior of a $40 million church in Saint Marys. The Immaculata Church is expected to be finished by the end of 2022 and will be the largest Catholic ...

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Report: Texas women are traveling to ‘crowded’ clinics in Kansas for abortion

abortion

“Pregnant people” in Texas who are seeking an abortion are traveling to “crowded” clinics in Kansas to access the procedure, The Texas Tribune reported recently. On Sept. 1, a new law in ...

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Doing good by donating stock

S&P 500 stock

Like many investors, you may own shares of stock (or other assets like mutual funds) that have appreciated in value given the generally favorable environment for the markets in recent years. If ...

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Stop losing retirement money safely

stocks, investments, retirement

Over the course of the average retirement all prices more than double. In fact, they’ll go up more than 2.5 times. Something that costs $100 today will cost $257 by the end ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – KC Chiefs on a roll entering playoffs

Chiefs

As we all know, the Kansas City Chiefs began the season with a miserable 3-4 record through the first 7 games of the season and everyone was quick to blame the offense ...

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Kansas kids in school after break, others across country not so lucky

school

With the holiday break having ended, a number of school districts across the country are deciding to go fully remote to start the new year. It comes as Omicron cases rise, though ...

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Harvard students to visit Topeka

Topeka Mayor Michael Padilla, Harvard students

Students from Harvard Kennedy School’s (HKS) Taubman Center for State and Local Government will be visiting the City of Topeka in January. The visit is part of the Center’s annual Transition Term ...

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January C5Alive Luncheon will feature local pastor

C5Alive

The January C5Alive POWER Luncheon will be held January 13, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Peak, 1912 SW Gage Blvd. The featured speaker will be Doyle Pryor, pastor of First ...

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Prepare for the financial side of the holidays

holidays

The holidays can push budgets past their limit as people do more entertaining, attend more events, dine out and participate in gift exchanges. Whether you’re gathering in person or celebrating at a ...

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Christmas is not about a baby

Christmas baby

Is Christmas about a baby?  A cute, cuddly little one that His mother held in her arms?  If so, then why is Christmas offensive to many?  Who could be turned off by ...

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