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Operation Backpack helps needy school children

Topeka North Outreach, Inc., Youth Ministry has begun its 13th year providing Weekend Food Sacks to area children in need through its Operation Backpack program. To start the new school year, backpacks ...

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A look back at ‘Romper Room’ and local host

From 1953 to 1994, Romper Room, a television series for children five and under, aired in the United States.  If you’re old enough, you may remember watching the show as a young ...

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St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church celebrates 150 years

St. John African Methodist Episcopal Church, 701 SW Topeka Boulevard, celebrated its 150th Anniversary on Sunday, August 19. Celebration keynote speaker was The Right Reverend Clement W. Fugh, Presiding Prelate of The ...

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JUST A MINUTE – God’s voice with the Country Parson

Hi friends.  Over the years I’ve been asked how someone can hear God’s voice.  The problem that most people have is that they are too busy and won’t take the time to ...

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Disabled veteran making a difference serving neighbors

Many people wonder “What can I do? I’m just one person, and I don’t have much money.” But one person can make a big difference to a lot of people.  Bill Eberting ...

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Final stage of Kansas vote count begins Monday

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It may be one of the closest races ever for the race for Kansas Governor. Today, county election officials across Kansas will begin reviewing provisional ballots from last week’s primary to arrive ...

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Topeka native Gary Woodland leads PGA after two rounds

ST. LOUIS – The Border War ended in 2012 when the University of Missouri bolted the Big 12 Conference for the greener pastures of the Southeastern Conference, but that doesn’t mean that ...

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To ensure faith in process, Kobach steps away from count – UPDATED COUNT NOW AVAILABLE

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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has recused himself from the vote-counting process in the closely contested Republican gubernatorial primary. The move is seen as an extraordinary measure to ensure the public’s ...

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Kansas’ 2nd District Congressional candidate exposed

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In Kansas’ 2nd Congressional District race there is no Democrat primary since only Paul Davis is running for that office. The Republican race is a rather unique situation that deserves a brief ...

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Campaign to Fight Human Trafficking by Cutting Demand for Prostitution

A new awareness campaign in Kansas is aimed at cutting the demand for prostitution as a way to fight human trafficking. The campaign involves state agencies and local advocacy groups teaming up ...

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C5Alive Luncheons to feature Barry Feaker, Lamar Hunt, Jr., Cody Foster and more

The next monthly C5Alive “POWER Luncheon” will be held Aug. 9, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Avondale East, 455 SE Golf Park Blvd., and will feature Barry Feaker of TRM Ministries. ...

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Public Health Warning Issued for Kansas Lakes Due to Blue-Green Algae

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), has issued public health warnings for some Kansas lakes for ...

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Half of Kansas at high risk for West Nile Virus

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a high-risk warning for West Nile virus infections (WNV) for northcentral, southcentral, and southwest Kansas. Northeast, southeast, and northwest Kansas are at ...

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Summer Fun in Kansas

Summer afternoons in Kansas can be 55–105 degrees – you just never know.  But even the hottest days should not keep you from the abundance of fun activities you can enjoy this ...

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Professionals can help your golf game

How’s your golf game? Does it need some work? What are you doing to improve? If you just keep practicing the same way at the range, are you really expecting to get ...

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‘Journey of Hope’ to Stop in Topeka July 15

TOPEKA – The Journey of Hope team will be arriving in Topeka Sunday, July 15, at the Kansas Neurological Institute (KNI) for a visit with KNI residents and Topeka residents served by ...

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C5Alive Luncheons to feature Barry Feaker, Cody Foster, Lamar Hunt, Jr. and more

The next monthly C5Alive “POWER Luncheon” will be held July 12, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Aldersgate Village, 7220 SW Asbury Dr., and will feature Phil Walton of Leadership MPACT. Phil ...

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The Shawnee County Fair Will Feature Fun and Activities for The Whole Family

The Shawnee County Fair starts with the 4‐H Horse Show on July 21st and 22nd, and continues with public exhibits and programs from the 26th through the 29th. The Fair will be ...

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DCF Releases Information about The Villages Inspection

On Friday, June 22, a Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) staff member visited The Villages Inc. This inspection was made at the request of Governor Jeff Colyer to ensure the ...

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Immigrant children being housed in Topeka facility

Two Kansas lawmakers are asking for more clarity on the legal status of and facilities for unaccompanied children being housed in Kansas after attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. Kansas Senate ...

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Topeka Community Health Clinic Adds Pediatrician

GraceMed, Topeka’s new nonprofit community healthcare provider, has announced that Dr. Lance Jepson is now seeing pediatric patients at its two Topeka clinics. Dr. Jepson is Board Certified in general pediatrics. He ...

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Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy Available for Limited Time

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)’s Bureau of Health Promotion is encouraging Kansas residents who want to quit using tobacco products to take advantage of the opportunity to ...

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‘Dump the Pump’ program lets you ride Topeka Metro Buses Free June 21

TOPEKA, KAN. – On June 21, 2018, American Public Transportation Association (APTA), and public transportation systems across the country will celebrate the 13th Annual National Dump the Pump Day. Sponsored by APTA, the 2018 National ...

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GRACE FOR TODAY – Life Lessons from a Little One

I write today after four weeks of many ups and downs with a sick little one. Four weeks that eventually landed us in the hospital for six long days and many sleepless ...

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Ted Nugent Coming to Kansas for Kobach

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has enlisted Ted Nugent’s support for his gubernatorial campaign. Kobach’s campaign has confirmed that the musician will appear at the Lenexa Community Center on June 23 for ...

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