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Topeka art & music continues in NOTO District

NOTO

First Friday Art Walk in NOTO this month will feature the Good Sam Club Band, playing August 5, 6pm, at Redbud Park. First Friday Art Walk hours are 10 am to 9 ...

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C5Alive POWER Luncheon to feature Barry Feaker

C5Alive

This month’s C5Alive POWER Luncheon will feature Barry Feaker as the main speaker. It will be held August 11, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Peak, 1930 SW Gage.  Feaker served ...

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Conservative candidates rally on Topeka Capitol grounds

conservative candidates

A crowd gathered at the south steps of the Kansas Statehouse on Saturday, as conservative candidates spoke about their values and the focus of their campaigns. Mike Brown, a candidate for Secretary ...

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KS State Rep. gives facts concerning the Value Them Both Amendment

amendment

Why did the Kansas legislature bring forth the amendment?  The answer is not that complicated.  The two basic reasons were:   A quote from the Kansas Judicial website states, “Kansas state government, ...

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After Roe: What Now? Do We Value Them Both?

Roe

The United States Supreme Court has determined that Federal Government authority to regulate abortion is not found in the Constitution, and that therefore it falls to each individual state to do so. ...

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You can still register for National Night Out, to be held on August 6

national night out

The Safe Streets organization is about to embark on its 26th year of National Night Out in the Topeka/Shawnee County community! This annual event, which will be held Saturday, August 6, brings ...

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Kansas voter registration deadline is July 12; here’s how to register and vote

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The Aug. 2 primary will be here before long. And in Kansas, it’s critical for those wishing to vote to make sure their voter registration is up to date before that time. ...

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C5Alive POWER Luncheon will focus on Value Them Both Amendment

This month’s C5Alive POWER Luncheon will feature speakers on the Value Them Both Amendment. It will be held July 14, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Aldersgate Village, 7220 SW Asbury Dr. ...

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Spirit of Kansas, other Topeka events to celebrate our Independence

Independence

The Spirit of Kansas festival is set for July 4 at Lake Shawnee, one of many events to celebrate Independence Day. The Spirit of Kansas Festival is set for July 4 at ...

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Topeka spray parks open; heat warnings issued

Topeka spray park

Topeka water parks have opened, and the Salvation Army has issued warnings and guides concerning the summer heat. HEAT SAFETY Never leave children or pets alone in enclosed vehicles. Slow down, stay ...

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Topeka Metro bus system joins Dump the Pump promotion as gas prices soar

Topeka Metro

On Thursday, June 16, the Topeka Metro transit system will be participating with numerous other transit providers in the United States for the 16th Annual National Dump the Pump Day. Sponsored by the ...

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Two non-profits will host Community Walk / Passport to Health

Community

The Twilight Branch of the Topeka Lions Club have taken on the challenge to provide a service to the community that focuses on Diabetes. Lions International has five focuses including: Diabetes · ...

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Sole Reason Sneakers and Smiles Golf Tournament benefits local kids in need

Sole Reason

Sole Reason’s 4th Annual Sneakers and Smiles Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, June 25th, 2022. This event benefits local kids in need. It is a 4-person scramble tournament, and it will ...

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Topeka’s 24 for Life program earns CDC recognition

24 for Life

24 for Life, a Diabetes Prevention Program, has earned the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Full Plus Recognition. This designation is reserved for programs that have effectively delivered a quality, ...

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Over $3000 in cash prizes offered in Topeka Youth Project Tournament

Topeka Youth Project golf

The 24th Annual Topeka Youth Project Tee Off for Youth Golf Tournament will take place Friday, June 03, 2022, at Shawnee Country Club. The tournament is sponsored by Reser’s Fine Foods and ...

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Topeka ordinance prohibiting wheeled devices expanded to NOTO area

wheeled devices

The Topeka City Council recently passed an amendment to an existing ordinance addressing certain wheeled devices used in a specific area of the community. The ordinance becomes effective July 1, 2022. The ...

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Breakthrough House uses golf tourney to help serve locals with mental health issues

Breakthrough House

Breakthrough House, Inc. is a local Topeka non-profit that assists those with mental health issues. Their services consist of three main programs: Payee Services, Breakthrough Clubhouse, and Residential Housing. The mission at ...

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National Day of Prayer theme in Kansas is the National Motto

National Day of Prayer

The National Day of Prayer for 2022 is May 5th. The theme in Kansas this year is also our National Motto: “In God We Trust.” This year’s theme actually honors Kansas’ former ...

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Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly vetoes transgender sports ban, parental bill of rights

transgender

Governor Laura Kelly continues to come under heat after she vetoed multiple bills last week, including the “Parents’ Bill of Rights” and a transgender sports ban, the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act. The Fairness ...

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7th Annual EasterFest returns to North Kansas Avenue and Garfield Park

EasterFest

Topeka EasterFest – The Topeka Easter Parade and Fun Fair – is back for 2022! The annual event began in Gage Park in 2014, then moved to Garfield Park in North Topeka ...

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Doorstep celebrates 55 years with Matching Challenge

Doorstep

On June 8, 1966, a tornado roared through Topeka, killing 17 people and injuring hundreds. The cost of property damage was $100 million. One of the agencies helping people in need during ...

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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 opened March 13 and will be open daily through Spring Break week. They ...

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Kansas Prayer Breakfast moves to new venue

Prayer Breakfast

The Kansas Prayer Breakfast is back with an in-person event featuring statewide leaders in government, business, education and industry on hand – but this year at a new venue.  Now held at ...

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The cost of gas and driving is rising; here’s how to save

gas

The prices Midwesterners are paying for gas are close to a dollar more than a year ago.  Prices rose 20-30 cents the day after Russia invaded Ukraine, and are now about 40 ...

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The People’s Convoy of truckers heads from California to Washington, D.C.

convoy

The United States is about to get its own version of Canada’s truck convoy. Truckers will leave Barstow, Calif., on Wednesday and head cross-country to Washington, D.C.  Other convoys are also forming ...

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