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Local officials learning tax hikes doom consumer spending

City and county officials in Johnson County recently told the Kansas City Star they are ‘puzzled’ by sluggish sales tax collections and consumer spending. They shouldn’t be.  Local officials should realize the obvious. Kansans ...

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NAMI Topeka presents Family-to-Family mental health education class

Mental health advocates say the community must end the stigma attached to mental illness in order for people to get the help they need. NAMI Topeka, part of the National Alliance on ...

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Kansas announces “You Drink. You Drive. You Lose.” campaign

The Kansas Department of Transportation says alcohol and drugs are involved in 40% of crash deaths on Kansas roads. That’s why local and state police agencies across the state Thursday begin an ...

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Slash and Bash Horror/Sci-Fi Film Festival celebrities visit Topeka

Over a dozen stars and directors of Horror & Sci-Fi movies came to Topeka Friday morning to promote their movies and a local film festival. Photos and interviews were held at The ...

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Monthly gathering seeks to unite Topeka in prayer

REVIVE TOPEKA is an initiative that began in July to bring all the churches in Topeka together in one accord in prayer for the peace and prosperity of Topeka (2 Chronicles 7:14), ...

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Local singer/director receives music education award

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Susan Ives is the recipient of the 2019 Sweet Adelines National Association for Music Education Award. Ives has been the director of the local Sweet Adelines chapter, Topeka Acappella Unlimited Chorus (formerly ...

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Christian Education Summit to take up where Sunday School left off

At its roots, the Sunday School movement was a response to the need for education for children who worked in factories all week and found themselves aimless, uneducated and without purpose on ...

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Topeka Rescue Mission facing possible closure due to financial shortfall

In a news release today, Topeka Rescue Mission (TRM), says it is facing possible closure after over 65 years of serving homeless and impoverished men, women and children in the Topeka area. ...

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C5Alive luncheons to feature Max Manning, Scott Perkins

Max Manning will be the featured speaker at the August C5 Luncheon, to be held August 8, 11:30am to 1pm at Forest Park Retreat and Convention Center, 3158 SE 10th St. Manning ...

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Country star Josh Turner is coming to Kansas

The Topeka Performing Arts Center has announced that Josh Turner will be performing live on August 15. Turner is a double-platinum-selling singer, songwriter and disciple of traditional country music, a mentor to ...

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National Night Out activities help keep neighborhoods friendly and safe

Safe Streets is about to embark on its 23rd year of National Night Out in the Topeka/Shawnee County community. This annual event, which will be held Saturday, August 10, brings neighborhoods together ...

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Garfield Community Center to offer more programs; Open House is July 26

A grand opening open house for ASPIRE Gymnastics’ new location at Garfield Community Center, 1600 NE Quincy, is scheduled for 5:30-7 p.m. on July 26. The opening of the location in the ...

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Summer brings more activities to NOTO Arts District

It’s the Summer of NOTO! The NOTO Arts & Entertainment District is celebrating with good art, good friends, and good fun! NOTO Art Center has announced its “Women of NOTO” exhibit inside ...

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Topeka’s only “Float Therapy” business to hold open house Sunday

Casey Campbell of Midwest Float isn’t just a Float Therapy entrepreneur; he is his own best customer.  After serving for eight years in the United State Army, Casey returned home suffering from ...

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Gathering seeks to unite Body of Christ for prayer and worship

There is something beautiful about the Body of Christ coming together in one accord to pray for one another, in a gathering for prayer and worship. REVIVE TOPEKA is an initiative to ...

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Shawnee County Fair will bring many families to Topeka this month

The Shawnee County Fair starts with the 4‐H Horse Show on July 20th and 21st, and continues with public exhibits and programs from the 25th through the 29th. The Fair will be ...

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‘Journey of Hope’ to stop in Topeka July 14 for second straight year

The Journey of Hope team will be arriving this year in Topeka Sunday, July 14, at the Kansas Neurological Institute (KNI) for a visit with residents. This stop comes immediately after a ...

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C5Alive luncheons to feature Barry Feaker, Max Manning

Barry Feaker will be the featured speaker at the July C5Alive Luncheon, to be held July 11, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Aldersgate Village, 7220 SW Asbury Dr.  The Aldersgate chef ...

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Construction has begun on Redbud Park

Construction has begun on Redbud Park in North Topeka. The new park will anchor the northeast corner of NOTO at the southeast corner of N. Kansas Avenue and N.E. Gordon Street. The ...

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Altered Appetite to hold conference here

Altered Appetite is a movement with the purpose of igniting revival fire within the hearts and minds of God’s children. Doug Cromer, one of the co-founders, has been a 30+ year food ...

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Lake Shawnee Adventure Cove to open June 27

The Lake Shawnee Adventure Cove will open June 27. Phase II of the cove includes a beach area that has doubled in size, new watercraft, a relocated dock and an ADA accessible ...

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You Can Begin Again needs support for program

You Can Begin Again/You Can Begin Again Too, a local non-profit, is launching their newest program called Project 3000! You Can Begin Again/You Can Begin Again Too is a non-profit organization that ...

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Woodland wins first major with a stylish U.S. Open victory at Pebble Beach

“With a score of 271, the Jack Nicklaus Gold Medal for the winner of the 119th U.S Open goes to Gary Woodland of Topeka, Kansas.” With those words, Mike Davis, the USGA ...

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Amendment needed in Kansas Constitution to regulate abortion

For 84 days in 2015, the state of Kansas led the nation by banning live dismemberment abortion, then a Judge found a new “right” in our Kansas Constitution, and ordered that live ...

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TPD unveils new Outreach Vehicle

The Topeka Police Department now has a new Outreach Vehicle. The Outreach Vehicle will follow the idea of paramedicine, which is the unique intersection of health care, public health and public safety. ...

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