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Local voting will award a local Topeka restaurant with a $25,000 marketing package in Top Local Choice contest

Does your favorite restaurant need a little TLC? You can nominate your favorite locally-owned Topeka restaurant to receive a huge marketing package for free. It’s part of an initiative, called Top Local ...

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Boys and Girls Club honors two Kansas Youths of the Year

The Boys and Girls Club of Topeka recognized two of its top teens in the state Wednesday night. The Club held their annual Youth of the Year banquet at the Ramada Convention Center in Topeka. Students ...

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19-year old man booked into jail in connection with Sam’s Club fire; video

Topeka police took a man into custody after he caused a fire at the Topeka’s Sam’s Club Monday evening. Police Department spokeswoman Gretchen Koenen says 19-year old Jacob Orlando Eugene Bosch was ...

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KDOT tweet calls President Trump “a delusional Communist”

Someone at the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) on Sunday sent out a tweet calling President Donald Trump a “delusional communist” in a tweet that was later deleted. The tweet posted Sunday ...

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“The Donut Boy” to make stop in Shawnee County

Tyler Carach, an 11-year-old boy from Florida known to many as “The Donut Boy,” will soon be making a stop in Shawnee County. Carach made it his mission in 2016 to visit ...

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Kansans for Israel Rally to be held at the State Capitol

Kansans who want to show support for Israel will have an opportunity on Tuesday, March 19. The Kansans for Israel Rally will take place at the Kansas State Capitol. Kansans for Israel ...

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“Choose LIFE” Kansas license plates now available

After a 16-year battle, Kansans can finally pre-order the new “Choose LIFE” Kansas license plates. In 2002, the Kansas legislature approved the Choose Life license plate. However, the governor at the time, ...

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NOTO to host arts & antiques festival, classes and more

The NOTO Arts and Antiques Festival is a two-day show and sale event featuring high quality art and antiques from the region and beyond, as well as specialized industrial and vintage wares. ...

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C5Alive POWER Luncheon to highlight local speakers, venues

The March C5Alive “POWER” Luncheon will be held March 14, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Thornton Place, 2901 SW Armstrong Ave., just west of 29th & Wanamaker.  The meeting will feature ...

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Sizzlers win final home game and prepare for playoffs in hunt for title

The Topeka Sizzlers defeated the Missouri Capitals during their game on Saturday night. That means the team remains undefeated heading into the playoffs. The final score was Topeka Sizzlers 157- Missouri Capitals ...

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58th Kansas Prayer Breakfast features world traveler, financial analyst

About mid-March 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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Winter trout stocking to take place Saturday at Lake Shawnee

The annual winter Trout Stocking at Lake Shawnee is set for Noon, February 23, at the main boat ramp. The ramp is accessible from Beach Drive off of SE 29th St. 7,000 ...

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All You Need Is Love: TPAC teams up with Liverpool Legends & Hayden High School for Fundraiser

Liverpool Legends “The Complete Beatles Experience!” returns to the Topeka Performing Arts Center (TPAC) on Friday, March 15, 2019 for a 7:30 pm performance. The performance will be a fundraiser for TPAC ...

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Soldier’s surprise homecoming in Topeka hospital goes viral

A soldier’s surprise homecoming in Topeka is going viral after he shocked his wife after she’d just had twin girls. Cydney Cooper said she’d gone in to premature labor with the twins ...

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Helping Hands Humane Society names executive director as Pet Festival nears

Kathy Maxwell remembers walking down the cement hallways lined with cages in the heat of the summer in 2003. The warmth is unbearable for a few seconds until the fan turns in ...

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Make your Valentine’s Day a great one with these tips

Are you ready to make your love’s heart leap on Valentine’s Day? Our guide to a great Valentine’s Day will provide you with ideas and tips that will make your Valentine’s Day ...

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“Valentine Business Matchmaker” at C5Alive POWER Luncheon

The C5Alive “Business Matchmaker” Luncheon will be held February 14, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Fairlawn Plaza Mall.  The meeting will feature speed networking to help businesses match up with one ...

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“SAXsational – The Next Generation” to perform In Topeka Feb. 12 with Topeka West HS Knights Jazz Ensemble

SAXsational

Live On Stage, Inc. and On Stage Live have announced that multi-instrumentalist and saxophone aficionado Rob Verdi will join the Topeka West High School Knights Jazz Ensemble live in concert at White ...

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Shawnee County Parks + Recreation announces High School Seasonal Job Fairs

Shawnee County Parks + Recreation is hosting a High School Seasonal Job Fair to help fill nearly 300 seasonal staff positions ranging from lifeguards to staff for summer camps, golf course maintenance, ...

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“Swing Dancing” lessons and Valentine social offered at Jayhawk Theatre

Topeka Swing Dance will continue beginner classes on Tuesdays, February 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2019 at the Jayhawk Theatre at 720 Jackson Street.  Class is from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.  From ...

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Pro-life marchers fear future of abortion movement in Kansas

Wet weather didn’t stop hundreds of pro-life advocates from gathering Tuesday, January 22nd, at the Kansas Statehouse to mark the 46th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision that made ...

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Keith the Critic ranks the movies of 2018, promotes local Movie Festival

Keith Van Sickle is known in the Topeka/Lawrence/Kansas City area as Keith the Critic, local movie reviewer. He is also the force behind Slash ‘n Bash Horror/Sci-Fi Film Festival every year in ...

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HHHS holding Super Bowl LIII adoption special today

In honor of Super Bowl LIII Helping Hands Humane Society in Topeka will offer adoption of dogs and puppies for just $53 today, Sunday February 3, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. It ...

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“God” told “Moses” to check trash bin seconds before homeless man sleeping inside was crushed

TOPEKA, Kan. – A Topeka man is being honored for saving someone’s life, while emptying the trash. Vince Bateman, a Shawnee County Solid Waste Management trash truck driver, shared his story of ...

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Topeka Metro & ATU #1360 partner with Dillon’s to ‘Stuff the Bus’ for Project Topeka

Topeka Metro and the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) 1360 are reaching out to the Topeka community to “Stuff the Bus” with non-perishable food items to benefit Project Topeka, the community food drive ...

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