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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Topeka Rescue Mission Partners with Blue Cross / Blue Shield to feed the hungry

Topeka Rescue Mission

A pandemic affects everyone in some way, but the poor most of all. Many can’t get jobs or provide food for their families. Thankfully, there are programs that can help, such as ...

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Grant awarded to the City of Topeka for bikeways and trail extensions

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The City of Topeka has been awarded $1,157,894 from the KDOT Transportation Alternatives (TA) Grant Program to implement Phase IV of the Topeka Bikeways Master Plan. This phase includes 12 projects ranging ...

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Kansas Highway Patrol begins stricter enforcement of seat belt laws

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You had better “click it or ticket,” because the Kansas Highway Patrol has begun cracking down on seat belt enforcement across the state from now through March 5. The Kansas Highway Patrol ...

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Bob Dole diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer

Bob Dole

Former Kansas Senator Bob Dole has announced that he has stage 4 lung cancer and will begin treatment in the coming week. “While I certainly have some hurdles ahead, I also know that ...

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Power interruptions possible as Energy Emergency Alert goes to Level 3

power interruptions

Persistent and extreme cold weather has made temporary power interruptions a possibility in the area. The cold snap has led to region-wide electricity use that exceeds available generation across the Southwest Power ...

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How to make Valentine’s Day special for your Sweetheart

Valentine’s Day

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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C5Alive Topeka POWER Luncheon will be “Business Matchmaker”

C5Alive

The annual C5Alive “Business Matchmaker” Luncheon will be held February 11, 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 ...

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NAMI Kansas to hold “Not So Silent” Art Auction in Topeka

“Not so Silent” Art Auction

The 2021 “Not so Silent” Art Auction, supporting NAMI Kansas, will open on Monday, February 15th and run through Saturday, February 20th. The art will be on display and open for bidding ...

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Topeka Vendors Market expanding in Downtown warehouse building

Topeka Vendors Market

Todd and Nicolle Konkel have opened a new business called Topeka Vendors Market in a downtown warehouse building. The new business is located at 528 SE Adams St. in what was formerly ...

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Kansas Senate approves ‘Value Them Both’ pro-life ballot measure

Kansas voters will have a chance to add a pro-life amendment to the state Constitution. The Value Them Both Amendment passed by a vote of 28-11 – a two-thirds majority – on ...

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Kansas River weir construction continues in Topeka

river weir

In September, construction began to modify the existing river weir and banks of the Kansas River where it runs through Topeka. The purpose is to enhance public safety, provide reasonable fish passage, ...

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KVC Kansas celebrates 100+ children’s adoptions in 2020

adoptions

During National Adoption Month in November, KVC Kansas helped facilitate 20+ children’s adoptions throughout the state. On November 21, National Adoption Day, which is the Saturday before Thanksgiving, courthouses across the country ...

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