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Ward-Meade Garden Glow to replace Topeka Apple Festival in 2020

Garden Glow Topeka

A new event, the Ward-Meade Garden Glow, will replace Apple Festival for 2020 at Old Prairie Town/Ward-Meade Botanical Garden. Patterned after the popular Tulips at Twilight event which was canceled this year ...

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Prayer March Saturday in Overbrook to coincide with Franklin Graham march in Washington

prayer march

The inaugural “Northeast Kansas 2020 Healing Prayer March” will be held in Overbrook, Kan., this Saturday, September 26, from 8:00 a.m. until noon. “America is in trouble. Our communities are hurting. Our ...

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Oldest church bell in Kansas rings again over downtown Lawrence

church bell

What is being called the oldest church bell in Kansas rings out over downtown Lawrence once again after being restored. The bell, a 150-year-old ringer as old as the Lawrence United Methodist ...

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Youth For Christ Golf Classic Oct. 2 to benefit teens

Youth for Christ Golf

Topeka Youth for Christ’s 2020 Annual Golf Classic that was scheduled for May and then postponed to July 31 has been postponed again because of the weather. It will now be held ...

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How school will look in the age of Covid

covid school

Before Covid, the question of the relative value of digital versus face-to-face instruction in a school setting never came up. Children were learning face-to-face while still spending a certain amount of time ...

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Topeka Youth Project’s Youth Court provides options, experience to young offenders

September is National Youth Court Month, and Topeka Youth Project had to make adjustments to how Youth Court is run this year because of COVID-19. This is their 16th year of providing ...

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New website becomes Online Farmer’s Market for Kansans

Farmer’s Market

In 2020, life has changed for both the farmer and the consumer. KSGrown.com was developed earlier this year out of a need to help both producers and consumers, to facilitate a direct ...

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Upper Room Radio celebrates 5th anniversary

Upper Room Radio

A Topeka radio station is being recognized for going where few radio stations venture these days. Upper Room Radio, which is based in Family of God Church, is celebrating the 5th anniversary ...

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Findables resale store to close after 16 years

Findables

Midland Care has announced the upcoming closing of Findables, its upscale resale store. Midland Care took over the store 16 years ago from the American Cancer Society, previously known as “The Discovery Shop.” The ...

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Beatles vs. Stones show to perform at Topeka Performing Arts Center

Beatles vs. Stones

The debate between the Beatles and the Rolling Stones has been going on ever since they first crossed paths on the charts 54 years ago. The argument at the time, and one ...

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Back the Blue rally held prior to Topeka City Council’s special session draws large crowd

Back the Blue rally

A large crowd of approximately 500 people gathered ahead of Tuesday night’s special City Council meeting to support local police during a Back the Blue rally. The rally took place on the ...

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Saturday’s ‘Rolling Rally’ in Topeka draws attention to Tuesday’s Back the Blue Rally

Back the Blue

Topekans hit the streets on Saturday to show their support for local police with a Back the Blue “Rolling Rally,” complete with honking horns on vehicles decorated with signs and flags. The ...

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Leaked audio now shows Goodyear lied in responding to policy

goodyear audio

Leaked audio now shows Goodyear executives lied when they denied the company was hindering the wearing of specific clothing with Blue Lives Matter slogans.The audio, which was secretly recorded by a Goodyear ...

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Youth For Christ Golf Classic For Teens gets postponed to Oct. 2

Youth for Christ Golf

Topeka Youth for Christ’s 2020 Annual Golf Classic that was scheduled for May and then postponed to July 31 has been postponed again because of the weather. It will now be held ...

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Goodyear under fire for ‘diversity’ training that disrespects police officers

goodyear

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. is scrambling to avoid a nationwide boycott after a whistleblower released a slide from the company’s new diversity training course. The unidentified employee leaked the slide showing ...

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Oh, no! Not again! EasterFest celebration cancelled by the county for second time this year

EasterFest

The annual EasterFest celebration, scheduled to be held in Garfield Park on August 29, has been cancelled by Shawnee County officials for the second time this year, organizers learned on Thursday. The ...

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Starlite Skate Center closes permanently

Skate

Starlite Skate Center at 301 SE 45th street has closed permanently after being shut down since March when the COVID-19 pandemic began. “We are sad to close our doors, it was a ...

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EasterFest to be held this month with COVID protocols observed

EasterFest

You may have gotten tired of all the Hallmark Christmas movies that were showing in July, and if so, it may not be so hard to think about Easter in August.  Therefore, ...

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Shawnee County accepts ownership of Great Overland Station

Great Overland Station

Shawnee County Commissioners voted this week to accept a transfer of ownership of the Great Overland Station from Railroad Heritage, Inc.(RHI), to Shawnee County for the sum of $1. Great Overland Station, ...

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KSBE rejects Gov. Kelly’s school reopening plan

school reopening

Kansas’ elementary, middle and high schools will be able to reopen for in-person instruction in August, despite Gov. Laura Kelly’s school reopening plan to delay the 2020-21 school year until after Labor ...

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Shawnee County tweaks face mask order

Shawnee County mask order

Shawnee County commissioners voted 2-1 July 6 to make face masks mandatory indoors and outdoors when people can’t practice social distancing. The order went into effect July 9. Since then it has ...

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Youth For Christ Golf Classic For Teens gets postponed to July 31

Youth for Christ Golf

Topeka Youth for Christ’s 2020 Annual Golf Classic that was scheduled for May has been postponed because of the pandemic. It will now be held on July 31 at the Lake Shawnee ...

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Local author writes book from unique perspective

book

Book Review – In My Hands: Stories of the Land and Animals I Love but Can’t See by Reyna Bradford. The Majesty of the Prairie. The Connections Between Humans and Animals. The ...

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Two $500 closest to pin prizes offered in golf tournament benefiting Topeka Youth

Topeka Youth Project golf

The 22nd Annual Topeka Youth Project Tee Off for Youth Golf Tournament has been moved to Friday, July 17, 2020, at Village Greens Golf Course in Ozawkie. The tournament is sponsored by ...

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Popular local event DJ dies from stroke complications

DJ Drew

Andrew “Drew” Walker, lovingly known as DJ Drew or Sir Drew, died June 23 at the age of 59, following complications from a stroke suffered the previous weekend. Walker owned and operated ...

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