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Author Archives: Lee Hartman

Here’s why Parler is down

Parler

If you weren’t familiar with the social networking app Parler a few days ago, you probably at least know it by name now. Founded in 2018, it was launched as an alternative ...

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Why we need to stop making New Year’s Resolutions – and what to do instead

New Year’s Resolutions

The beginning of a new year seems like the perfect time to begin anew and make New Year’s Resolutions. The world is celebrating, emotions are high, and the very earth is poised ...

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Nashville police officer hears from God and turns away from explosion

Nashville police officer

An emotional Nashville police officer, James Wells, told the media recently about an encounter with God at the Nashville explosion on Christmas Day. As one of the police officers responding to the ...

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Mom told to abort baby with terminal illness is shocked after it’s born perfectly healthy

abort baby

An Australian mom told by doctors to abort her baby due to a rare terminal illness was in disbelief after her miracle girl was born completely healthy. The family has just celebrated her first ...

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What were the worst passwords for the past year?

worst passwords

NordPass has published its annual research on the most common or worst passwords of the year. The most popular passwords of 2020 were easy-to-guess number combinations, such as “123456,” the word “password,” ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – Is a new college football playoff system needed?

college football

Christmas is over and that means that the college football season is just about finished as well.  Obviously, it wasn’t the type of season that we’re used to, but then again, what ...

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Topeka named a Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community

Bicycle

The efforts of the City of Topeka to build  better places for people to bike have been honored with a Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) award from the League of American Bicyclists. ...

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Project Forward to present ‘Top City Talent Show’

Top City Talent Show,

Project Forward, a Topeka organization focused on community engagement and volunteerism, has announced their inaugural “Top City Talent Show,” a community celebration and volunteer benefit, this coming Sunday, December 27th, at 6:00 ...

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KCC orders utilities to continue payment plans, waive late fees during pandemic

utilities

The Kansas Corporation Commission has extended an order that requires utilities to offer 12-month payment plans and waive late fees to help residential and small business customers avoid disconnection. The original order, ...

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4 tips for beating back holiday stress

Holiday stress

Holiday stress can be especially hurtful for people who are already struggling with isolation and loneliness due to the pandemic. Many families haven’t gathered at all for the past ten months. Many ...

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Christmas and the Pursuit of Truth

In today’s world, does truth still matter?   “Passion for truth.”  That is what I wrote down in my Bible some years ago after reading Luke 1:1-4.  This is the beginning section of ...

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Local retired Topeka pastor finds new purpose as Santa Claus

Topeka pastor

Gary Roten, retired Topeka pastor with 30 years of ministry,  has found another way to minister to local communities. He appears as Santa Claus for various charities and other organizations, and is ...

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New COVID-19 testing sites announced for Topeka and Shawnee County.

testing

The Shawnee County Health Department and Kansas Department of Health and Environment in coordination with the states “Stop the Spread. It’s Up to Us, Kansas” campaign to expand testing statewide is sponsoring ...

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Tips to help taxpayers avoid post-disaster scams

tax scams

The IRS is reminding taxpayers that criminals and scammers often try to take advantage of generous taxpayers who want to help disaster victims. Everyone should be vigilant. These scams often pop up ...

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How to have hope for a difficult Christmas season

Christmas

Christmas carols fill the air; smiles and laughter are everywhere. A drive through town reveals glistening windows boasting of tasty holiday treats and shiny red ribbon. Twinkling lights dance in unexpected places ...

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6 ways to make Christmas more meaningful at home

Christmas

It was breathtaking . . . simple, yet incredibly elegant. After a quick stop at the dollar store for Christmas supplies, I hurried home to recreate the festive showpiece that had caught ...

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Ben Roethlisberger seeks to live like Christ as Steelers lead NFL

Steelers

The 2020 Pittsburgh Steelers have done something that no other team in the history of the storied franchise has ever managed to accomplish: begin a season 8-0. Led by head coach Mike Tomlin and ...

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Dave Says – A very generous offer

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.   A Very Generous Offer Dear ...

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5 Ways to ensure medication safety during COVID-19

COVID-19, drop

During the COVID-19 pandemic, staying healthy is top of mind. For individuals at risk for or diagnosed with COVID-19, the addition of new treatments may pose another medical danger: adverse drug events ...

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Inspiration led to Ears to Hear Collection

Ears to Hear

“Ears to Hear.” That’s the inspiration that Jerry Hudgins received about two years ago. He didn’t act on it right away, though. “The timing was not right,” he said. So he waited. Now, ...

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Topeka Christmas Parade to be “reversed”

Christmas Parade

The annual downtown Topeka Christmas Parade on Dec. 5 will take a different route in 2020. Downtown Topeka Inc., which organizes the Miracle on Kansas Avenue Parade, has decided the parade will ...

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The beloved Joyland Carousel is restored and rideable at the Wichita Botanica Gardens

Joyland

For many Kansans, Wichita’s Joyland was a part of their childhood summers, as it ran for 55 years before closing down. It’s sad to know that Joyland is completely gone, but there ...

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Parks For All Foundation donates Topeka Christmas Tree for Evergy Plaza

Christmas Tree

The Parks For All Foundation will donate this year’s Christmas Tree for display at the new Evergy Plaza in downtown Topeka. The 18-foot tall black hills white spruce will be harvested from ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – NCAA football 2020

NCAA

Covid19 is not only wreaking havoc across the United States, it’s also causing a nightmare for the NCAA as they try and get the football season in. There have been over 80 ...

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7 steps to prepare for a home remodel

remodel

A homeowner’s motivation for taking on a remodeling project can vary greatly, but there’s one universal rule of thumb: home upgrades should add value, function or both. This step-by-step guide can help ...

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