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State Senator Kristen O’Shea will speak at C5 Luncheon

C5 Alive Miss Amazing

Businesswoman and Kansas State Senator Kristen O’Shea will be the featured speaker at the October C5 Alive POWER Luncheon. She will discuss her business strategies and her political experiences. Lunch will be ...

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Inaugural Topeka Fall Fest will be October 9 at the Vinewood Venue

Fall Fest

Two to three thousand people are expected to attend the Inaugural Topeka Fall Fest, to be held October 9 at The Vinewood, 2848 SE 29th St.  Families will be able to listen ...

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Kansas River access closed at Saline Road

river access

Starting on October 1st, the public Kansas River access on Saline Road in North Topeka closed while necessary construction takes place at the river weir and boat ramp area. The river will ...

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City of Topeka to gauge citizen satisfaction

Citizen Satisfaction

The City of Topeka will be conducting its 2021 Citizen Satisfaction Survey through September 30th. The survey will be administered digitally through the nationally recognized ETC Institute via phone, mail and the ...

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Ten-digit dialing begins soon in Kansas area codes 785 and 620

10-digit dialing

Kansans that live in area codes 785 or 620 will soon be required to use 10-digit dialing when making local calls. This change will make it easier for persons in crisis to ...

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KVC Charity Golf Tournament benefits foster children

foster

KVC Shawnee County Golf For Kids 2nd Annual Golf Tournament will host dozens of golfers on September 17 in a charity golf game to raise money for foster children and teens who ...

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What will the new Big 12 look like?

Big 12

The Big 12 Board of Directors voted Friday to extend membership invitations to Brigham Young University, the University of Central Florida, the University of Cincinnati, and the University of Houston. All eight ...

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NOTO LIVE is back in North Topeka this weekend

NOTO

The NOTO Arts and Entertainment District and Envista Credit Union once again are bringing NOTO LIVE to North Topeka. It is a celebration packed full of performance art, live music, busking, and ...

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Thornton Place to host September C5 luncheon

c5 alive

The September C5 “POWER” Luncheon will be held September 9, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Thornton Place, 2901 SW Armstrong. The featured speaker will be Jeanne Gawdun, Director of Government Relations ...

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Big Boy 4014 to make return visits to Kansas on Sept. 2

Big Boy

Big Boy No. 4014, the famed Union Pacific steam locomotive built in the 1940s, will appear for public viewing on Wednesday in Kansas City at Union Station, then depart at 8:00 a.m. ...

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Former Gov. Jeff Colyer drops out of gubernatorial race due to prostate cancer

Jeff Colyer

Former governor and Republican gubernatorial candidate Dr. Jeff Colyer (R) has announced he is ending his campaign for Kansas governor and receiving treatment for prostate cancer. “While I have always focused on ...

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Union Pacific’s “Big Boy” steam locomotive will stop in Topeka, Lawrence and Kansas City

Big Boy

Big Boy No. 4014, the famed Union Pacific steam locomotive built in the 1940s to conquer mountains while carrying equipment during World War II, is on a 10-state tour, providing amazing photo ...

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Topeka neighborhoods to gather on National Night Out

National Night Out

Safe Streets is about to embark on its 25th year of National Night Out in the Topeka/Shawnee County community! This annual event, which will be held Saturday, August 7, brings neighborhoods together ...

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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

C5 Alive 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

C5 Alive 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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