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Author Archives: Lee Hartman

Former Kansan forever changed by Joplin tornado

Author’s note: Like my subject in the combination story and interview that follows, I was in Joplin, Mo., on Sunday, May 22, 2011, where I ultimately found myself in the path of ...

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Joplin sees amazing progress in rebuilding

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After one of the most destructive tornadoes in U.S. history carved a mile-wide scar through Joplin in 2011 and killed 161 people, some thought the southwest Missouri city would never regain its ...

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Kansas City Day of Remembrance May 1

Metro Voice is pleased to help bring the Day of Remembrance and March of Remembrance to Kansas City on May 1. The purpose of this event is to honor Holocaust survivors and ...

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KC Chief Shawn Barber supporting Haiti effort

Former Kansas City Chief and current Chiefs Ambassador Shawn Barber is joining with high school student-led Geaux Haiti to invite the community to a big blow out carnival, Sunday, April 24 from ...

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Gay activists demand NCAA expel Christian colleges

Campus Pride, an LGBT activist group, is pressuring the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to cut ties with Christian colleges over their views on transgenderism and homosexuality. Ever since the Obama administration ...

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In Life and Death, Scalia changed the Supreme Court

  Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the leader of the court’s conservative wing and an intellectual powerhouse, died on Feb. 13 at age 79, sending shock waves through the legal and political ...

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Annual Topeka Easter Parade & Fun Fest is Mar. 26

The  Topeka Easter Parade & Family Fun Fest will be back for the third consecutive  year on Saturday, March 26, 2016. Last Year’s event was attended by over two thousand people who ...

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Shakshuka Recipe from Jerusalem

One of the yummiest things we enjoyed in Israel was shakshuka. It is a well-loved Israeli dish popular for both breakfast and supper. It is one of the most savory things you’ll ...

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Kansas Passes Ban on Dismemberment Abortion

By a vote of 98 -26, the Kansas House on March 25 passed landmark pro-life legislation, Senate Bill 95,”The Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act.” Kansans For Life Executive Director Mary Kay ...

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Mission Director asked God “to show up like You did in the Bible”

Keynote speaker Rev. Barry Feaker, said he hoped the nearly 900 attending the 54th Annual Kansas Prayer Breakfast on March 18 did not come “to hear me,” but “because you recognize the ...

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Forbes article calls Kansas transition a “step in right direction”

“Nowhere is a working model for reform more evident than in Kansas” Though Kansas is facing some temporary budget shortfalls in the next year or two, some around the country still think ...

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WIPING TEARS

By Jessica S. Hosman My little boy is a snuggler. Even from his first days of life he has relished the gift of touch and being held close. As he has grown ...

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How Aquaponics helps Trash Mountain people

By Mollyanne Gibson |   I traveled with Trash Mountain Project to Tegucigalpa, Honduras to build an aquaponics system at Amor Fe y Esperanza school for a week in February. It was ...

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Beauty Queen Soldier would choose a hunting rifle over a Tiara any day

She may be young, beautiful, and successful, but the former Miss Kansas didn’t always have it easy. Sure, she’s a Sergeant in the Kansas Army National Guard, she was a Top 10 ...

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“WOLVES CAN’T FLY” – KC Wolf shares lessons learned

By Alan Goforth | Metro Voice   Before the Apostle Paul could write a substantial portion of the New Testament, God had to get his attention in a dramatic way on the ...

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2nd Annual Topeka Easter Parade and Fun Fair to be held April 4

The Topeka Easter Parade & Family Fun Fair will be back for the second consecutive year on Saturday, April 4, 2015. Last Year’s event was attended by over a thousand people who ...

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Barry Feaker to speak at Kansas Prayer Breakfast

This time every year, no matter the weather, about a thousand people show up for a very early breakfast at the Ramada Inn in downtown Topeka. The occasion is the annual Kansas ...

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Believe in the Impossible!

By Jessica S. Hosman It was three days before my son’s fourth birthday and he was convinced he’d be able to play outside in the snow when the day arrived. While this ...

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Keeping up with technology

Learned some interesting statistics about technology and accessing the web. Mobile Device Web Browsing is expected to overtake desktop browsing worldwide in 2015 (it already happened in the U.S. this past summer). ...

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Overcoming the Blows of 2014

By Jessica S. Hosman A few nights ago while playing with Bliss (our playful 50-pound Golden Retriever), Zechariah tossed her rubber bone into the air just as he had done hundreds of ...

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Koyotes Kare Foundation helping non-profits raise funds

Koyote clinics work with kids on football and relationship skills There’s more to football than playing football, says Nick Baumgartner, owner of the Kansas Koyotes Indoor Football Team. It involves making a ...

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Brewster Place celebrates Brewster Place Daywith 50th Birthday Bash and Block Party

Brewster Place, one of the largest continuing care retirement communities in Northeast Kansas, celebrated its 50th anniversary since it first opened its doors in 1964 at an outdoor event open to the ...

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FairTax gains momentum as citizen frustration grows

LOCAL GROUP FORMS TO PUSH FOR ENACTMENT (MetroVoiceNews.com) — The national debate over taxation is shifting from the question of whether to alter our current tax system to the question of how ...

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Conference Focuses on Equipping for the Spiritual and Financial Solutions of the Local Church

CHICAGO | Christian News Service | The Christian Education Foundations is hosting a conference August 6 — 7, 2014 to equip pastors and their church leadership for increasing tithing in their local church. ...

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Easter Parade and Fun Fair to be held in Gage Park

What better time than Easter to celebrate and have a parade? The city of Topeka is about to have its first ever Easter Parade in Gage Park. The Topeka Easter Parade & ...

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