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Oldest woman in Kansas dies

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She loved to travel on missions trips with her church and enjoyed singing in the choir. Edna Martha Shaffer, the oldest person in Kansas, passed away on Monday in Topeka at the ...

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A Reflection of History: Brown V. Board Mural Unveiled at Kansas Capitol

Sixty-four years ago, the United States Supreme Court handed down the decision to end legal segregation in the public school system as part of the Brown v. Board of Education case. A ...

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NOTO Arts Center offers summer classes

The NOTO Arts Center in North Topeka offers an array of classes featuring artists from the NOTO district and the community. Classes range from brief, one session workshops to multi-session classes designed ...

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Pilots to hold logo reveal at Capital Plaza Hotel

THE VOTES ARE IN! After a total of 1,577 votes with a 58%/42% split, the Topeka Pilots (formerly the RoadRunners) will reveal their new logo at an event Thursday, June 14th, in ...

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How Enrolled Agents Can Help You

Enrolled Agents (EAs) are federally-licensed tax practitioners who may represent taxpayers before the IRS when it comes to collections, audits and appeals. As authorized by the Department of Treasury’s Circular 230 regulations, ...

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Local teachers share in $1 Million National Donation from SONIC during Teacher Appreciation Month

Sonic® Drive-In, a longtime supporter of public school teachers through its Limeades for Learning® initiatives, celebrated Teacher Appreciation Month throughout the month of May with the third-annual #ThanksTeach social media campaign to ...

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New Topeka Metro free shuttle to make Midwest Health Aquatic Center accessible to broader community

During a ceremony Thursday at Midwest Health Aquatic Center, 2201 SW Urish Rd, the Topeka Metro bus service and Shawnee County Parks and Recreation announced they were kicking off a free shuttle service. The ...

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Topeka’s hockey team is now the Pilots

Lamar Hunt Jr., the new owner of Topeka’s NAHL hockey team formerly known as the RoadRunners, announced June 5 that the team will now be known as the Pilots. The announcement came ...

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Church safety seminar this Friday

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Many shootings and other violent acts over the years have occurred in small churches and in small towns. It seems appropriate then that a national one-day seminar on church safety will take ...

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Kris Kobach appears in parade with military gear, upsets city officials

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The City of Shawnee is apparently afraid of military equipment being viewed by kids and touchy adults. After Secretary of State Kris Kobach appeared in the Old Shawnee Days Parade in a ...

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Scarecrows… Tarantulas… RoadRunners… WHAT’S NEXT???

Topeka’s NAHL hockey team, formerly know as the Roadrunners, have scheduled the unveiling of the new team name on Tuesday, June 5th at the Kansas Expocentre. The event will be from 4pm-7pm ...

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Don’t let your church be the next site of a violent act

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Many shootings and other violent acts over the years have occurred in small churches and in small towns. It seems appropriate then that a national one-day seminar on church safety will take ...

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Youth Project offers Tee Off for Youth Golf Tourney

The 21st Annual Topeka Youth Project’s Tee Off for Youth Golf Tournament will take place Friday, June 15, 2018, at Village Greens Golf Course in Ozawkie. The tournament is sponsored by Reser’s ...

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Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Recipient to Visit Area Cities

Operation Christmas Child, a project of international Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse, delivers gift-filled shoeboxes to millions of children in need each year. For many years, Topeka families have packed shoebox gifts ...

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GreatLIFE manager is passionate about Junior Golf

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Ronnie McHenry has had a passion for Junior Golf for a very long time. He first got involved at age six or seven. Later on, while pursuing golf at Washburn University, he ...

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Does the Kansas Constitution guarantee the right to life or the right to abortion?

A state court has ruled that the Kansas ban of dismemberment abortion of a living unborn child violates our State constitution. In response, the legislature will consider putting a proposed constitutional amendment ...

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Was the Right Singer Named the Winner of ‘The Voice?’

Fifteen-year-old singer/songwriter Brynn Cartelli (Team Kelly) has made history as the youngest contestant to win ‘The Voice,’ after a two-part finale shown on Monday and Tuesday nights. Runner-up was Britton Buchanan (Team Alicia); third ...

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Nationally Recognized Summer STEM Program Coming to Topeka Lutheran School

Camp Invention, a nationally recognized, nonprofit summer enrichment camp program, is coming to Topeka Lutheran School the week of June 18 – June 22, 2018. A program of the National Inventors Hall ...

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Kyla Jade, former area church choir singer, goes to ‘The Voice’ finals

Following this week’s semi-final performances, America chose its top three The Voice artists to send through to the finale next week, and they are all girls: Spensha Baker (Team Blake), Brynn Cartelli (Team Kelly) ...

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OVERCOMING OBSTACLES – Life Lessons from a Little One

My son and I like to build obstacle courses throughout the house. We overturn chairs, move furniture, repurpose pillows and clutter the floors with whatever large objects we can find. But the ...

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The Creation of Hope: My journey through the darkness of mental illness

By Mark Brenneman May is Mental Health month in America, and what better time to look at the positive side of those that struggle with mental illness. There is so much negative ...

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Kansas Legislature passes Adoption Protection Act

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It was another late night last night with the Kansas House passing the Adoption Protection Act around midnight, and then the Senate also passing the bill around 2:00 a.m. It was hard ...

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Lifeline announces big changes

The Lifeline Children’s Services Kansas team has announced some big news about how God is working. In the Fall of 2017 Lifeline was approached and asked by the Caring Pregnancy Options board ...

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Unity is theme for National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 3

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The public is invited to area observances May 3 for the National Day of Prayer. Local events are being sponsored by the Citywide Prayer Movement and include morning, noon, and evening events so the ...

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Feisty & Feminine Workshop offered on interacting with Muslims

Dr. Dawlat Bishara, Dr. Safwat Bishara, and Former Kansas House Speaker Pro Tem Peggy Mast will join CWA State Director Barbara Saldivar in a frank panel discussion of how to engage authoritatively ...

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