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Greater Vision gospel group brings their nationally-known sound to Topeka

Greater Vision

Since December of 1990, Greater Vision has inspired audiences around the world with their rich vocal blend and their effective ability to communicate the message of the gospel.  They have established a ...

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Topeka modernizes parking payments with Passport Parking App

Parking app

The City of Topeka has introduced a new way to pay for parking with the Passport Parking mobile app. The app, which is the first mobile pay solution for City of Topeka ...

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SummerFest auto show & outdoor concert is this weekend in Topeka

Summerfest

The Vinewood Venue in Topeka is presenting the 2021 Summerfest Auto Show & Outdoor Concert Saturday, July 24. Summerfest is a family-friendly event that begins at 4pm Saturday afternoon. The evening is ...

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Classic melodrama play ‘The Drunkard’ returns to Topeka in a new location

drunkard

Complete with villains, heroines, and spirited hissing and booing from the audience, Dale Easton’s The Drunkard was adapted from a 19th Century straight-up temperance play, but skews the once-serious theater piece from its anti-liquor ...

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C5Alive featured speaker is Kansas Miss Amazing 2021

C5Alive Miss Amazing

Kirstianna Guerrero is the current Kansas Miss Amazing Teen Representative, selected to attend National Miss Amazing 2021 in Nashville. She will be the featured speaker at the July C5-Alive POWER Luncheon. She ...

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Topeka’s “Kids Ride Free” bus program in effect all summer

Topeka Metro bus

Topeka kids can now enjoy a break from school as well as free transportation around Topeka on any city bus. Since the summer of 2013, the Topeka Metro bus system has offered ...

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Kansas Capitol building reopens to public & tours for first time since March 2020

Kansas Capitol

Another sign of things getting back to normal is the reopening of the Kansas Capitol building in Topeka. The historic building, with its stunning murals and dome, is now open to visitors and ...

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Spirit of Kansas 4th of July festival back in full for 2021 in Topeka

Spirit of Kansas

The Spirit of Kansas is back for 2021. Shawnee County Parks + Recreation has released a statement saying the Spirit of Kansas Independence Day celebration, will be back in full this year ...

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Donna Lippoldt, founder of Culture Shield, is June C5 speaker in Topeka

Donna Lippoldt

Donna Lippoldt, founder of Culture Shield Network, will be the featured speaker at the June C5 POWER Luncheon. The purpose of Culture Shield is to inform, connect, and mobilize the Body of ...

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Lifeguard shortage affects Topeka pool openings

lifeguard

A national lifeguard shortage is being felt locally in Topeka. With most swimming pools and aquatic centers in Topeka having opened on May 29,  Shawnee County Parks + Recreation is still short ...

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Topeka Pools, Aquatic Centers, and Adventure Cove with new floating playground open May 29

Adventure Cove

A ribbon cutting ceremony for the Grand Reopening of the Lake Shawnee Adventure Cove is set for 1 p.m. May 26 at the cove. The reopening will unveil the new floating playground, ...

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C5Alive featured speaker is also Chaplain of the Kansas Senate

C5Alive Miss Amazing

Cecil Washington, Jr. will be the featured speaker at the May C5Alive POWER Luncheon. In addition to serving as Pastor in a local church, Washington also serves as Chaplain of the Kansas ...

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Topeka to celebrate reopening of Great Overland Station

Great Overland Station

A celebration of the reopening of Topeka’s Great Overland Station is set for May 7. Festivities will begin at 4:30 p.m. with a ribbon cutting, vendor booths, musical performances, NOTO artists painting ...

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National Day Of Prayer event to be held at Capitol in Topeka

prayer

The National Day Of Prayer will be observed this year on May 6. Perhaps there has never been a time the people were more desperate for prayer and breakthrough in our city ...

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Gov. Kelly vetoes transgender ban in girls’ sports

transgender

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday vetoed a bill barring transgender athletes from competing in girls’ and women’s sports, saying the legislation would endanger the state’s business climate and send a “devastating message that ...

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Citizens Potawatomi Nation to dedicate Skyline Park interpretive signs on Burnett’s Mound

Skyline Park

Officials of the Citizens Potawatomi Nation will formally dedicate interpretive signs placed at the entrance to Skyline Park at 3 p.m. on April 29. Citizens Potawatomi Nation Chairman John “Rocky” Barrett will ...

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Topeka Tulip Time includes festival today at Lake Shawnee

Tulip Time

Jerold Binkley Tulip Time 2021 lasts from April 9-25. The event features nearly 100,000 tulips and flowering bulbs in Shawnee County Parks + Recreation’s three featured gardens – Ted Ensley Gardens at ...

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Shawnee County decides to end mask mandate

health orders, mask mandate

The Shawnee County Commission decided at their meeting Thursday April 15 that the county’s mask mandate would end at midnight. Private businesses, non-profits and other organizations will now decide for themselves if ...

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Downtown Topeka Farmers Market open for the season

Farmers Market

The Downtown Topeka Farmers Market is now open on Saturday’s through Nov. 7, from 7:30 a.m. to noon, at 12th & Harrison, south of the Judicial Building. The open-air market is full ...

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New alternative health care business opens in Topeka

health care

A local Topeka woman has opened a new health care business in southwest Topeka. Danyle Harvey-Strauss, a veteran, is the owner and visionary for Empower Life, a one-stop-shop network for health and ...

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Shawnee County mask mandate remains, but businesses, non-profits can opt-out

health orders, mask mandate

Shawnee County commissioners announced at today’s meeting that the county’s mask mandate will remain in place, but there is now an option to opt out. Commissioners Aaron Mays, Bill Riphahn and Kevin ...

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Shawnee County to lift health orders on Monday; mask mandate remains

health orders, mask mandate

Starting Monday, March 22, COVID-19 Health Orders in Shawnee County will become just recommendations. Shawnee County Commissioners made the move on a 2-1 vote Thursday, with commission chair Kevin Cook voting against ...

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Chef Sean Hall to be featured at C5Alive POWER Luncheon

C5Alive

Chef Sean Hall has traveled quite the interesting road. From Executive Chef at a major Las Vegas Hotel, to training new chefs, to restaurant owner, caterer, and now his experiences in Topeka ...

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Gage Park mini train and carousel open for Spring Break week

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A sure sign of spring is the opening of Topeka’s Gage Park mini-train and carousel. The two classic attractions open March 6 and will be open daily through Spring Break week. They ...

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Traveling Evangelist to speak in Topeka this weekend

Traveling Evangelist

Dr. Larry Martin has given 49 years to gospel ministry. While still in his teens, Martin launched his ministry career as a traveling evangelist. He spent almost twenty-five years pastoring churches in ...

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