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Did St. Patrick expel snakes from Ireland?

A famous legend from the life of St. Patrick explains how he banished snakes from the entire country of Ireland after praying on top of the mountain Croagh Patrick during the 40 ...

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Tim Allen and Richard Karn reunite for new show

Tim Allen

Americans love watching shows about people learning, making and competing, and Tim Allen is no stranger to that. Whether it’s following along as people purchase storage units sight unseen, flip a wreck ...

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Chef Sean Hall to be featured at C5Alive POWER Luncheon

C5Alive

Chef Sean Hall has traveled quite the interesting road. From Executive Chef at a major Las Vegas Hotel, to training new chefs, to restaurant owner, caterer, and now his experiences in Topeka ...

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4 ways pets help impact health and wellness

pets-health and wellness

Daily life across the country has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and in times of isolation, relationships – even pets – are as important to health and wellness as ever before. ...

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Commit to getting the care you need as you age

age

Older adults in America are living longer lives and will outnumber people under the age of 18 by nearly 500,000 by 2034, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. However, living longer does ...

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5 home remodeling tips from the pros

remodeling

With the extra time many Americans have spent at home over the past few months, there have been plenty of opportunities to think about remodeling and how that living space could be ...

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What is the ‘7% guaranteed’ annuity myth?

annuity

One of the most common things I hear from people who own or have been pitched an annuity is the belief that the annuity will “earn 7% guaranteed.” Usually this is due ...

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How to find peace in a divided nation

peace

As President Joe Biden begins his leadership of the United States, he has made calls for peace, reconciliation and unity in the nation.  Former President Donald Trump issued similar thoughts in some ...

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Gage Park mini train and carousel open for Spring Break week

gage+park+mini train

A sure sign of spring is the opening of Topeka’s Gage Park mini-train and carousel. The two classic attractions open March 6 and will be open daily through Spring Break week. They ...

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SuperPAC calls for AG Derek Schmidt to run for governor

Derek Schmidt

A western Kansas super political action committee is urging Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt to run for governor, releasing an early poll that shows him in the lead among GOP candidates. The ...

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Bestselling author Dr. Michael Youssef brings Americans ‘Hope for This Present Crisis’

crisis woke culture youssef

Is it possible our world has gone mad? We are in crisis, under siege, and the war is not from without; it is from within. The collapse of the Roman Empire occurred ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – Keeping up with football, basketball and baseball

football

If you didn’t foresee the struggles the Chiefs football team would be facing in the Super Bowl against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, then you probably weren’t paying close enough attention. It all ...

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Traveling Evangelist to speak in Topeka this weekend

Traveling Evangelist

Dr. Larry Martin has given 49 years to gospel ministry. While still in his teens, Martin launched his ministry career as a traveling evangelist. He spent almost twenty-five years pastoring churches in ...

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Topeka Rescue Mission Partners with Blue Cross / Blue Shield to feed the hungry

Topeka Rescue Mission

A pandemic affects everyone in some way, but the poor most of all. Many can’t get jobs or provide food for their families. Thankfully, there are programs that can help, such as ...

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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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