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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – Playoffs magic

playoffs

Mahomes magic is alive and well over in Kansas City. The Chiefs pulled out another victory from the jaws of defeat against the Buffalo Bills in the playoffs, setting up yet another ...

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Construction work continues on what will be largest Catholic church in Kansas

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Construction crews are finishing up the exterior of a $40 million church in Saint Marys. The Immaculata Church is expected to be finished by the end of 2022 and will be the largest Catholic ...

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Harvard students to visit Topeka

Topeka Mayor Michael Padilla, Harvard students

Students from Harvard Kennedy School’s (HKS) Taubman Center for State and Local Government will be visiting the City of Topeka in January. The visit is part of the Center’s annual Transition Term ...

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January C5Alive Luncheon will feature local pastor

C5Alive

The January C5Alive POWER Luncheon will be held January 13, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Peak, 1912 SW Gage Blvd. The featured speaker will be Doyle Pryor, pastor of First ...

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Kansans for Life endorses Schmidt, Estes, LaTurner and Mann in 2022

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The political action committee of Kansans for Life (KFL PAC) is endorsing Attorney General Derek Schmidt for Governor. Additionally, the PAC is making a historic, early endorsement of Congressmen Ron Estes (KS-4), ...

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Annual ‘Rally and March for Life’ planned for Kansas State Capitol Jan. 25

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Kansans for Life will hold the Annual Rally and March for Life in Topeka on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. The event has drawn thousands in the past. The day will feature numerous ...

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45 Years of Nutcracker: Ballet Midwest presents annual production

Nutcracker

For forty-five years, Ballet Midwest has been entertaining audiences with the enchanting Nutcracker Ballet set to the unforgettable score by Tchaikovsky. Join Clara at her family’s Christmas Eve party where she receives ...

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C5Alive Christmas Luncheon to celebrate with music, games

C5Alive

The December C5Alive POWER Luncheon will be held December 9, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fairlawn Plaza Mall, featuring Christmas music and fun activities. There will be prizes for the favorite ...

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Bob Dole, Kansas senator, WWII hero and presidential candidate, dead at 98

Bob Dole

Kansan Bob Dole, former Senate Majority Leader and 1996 presidential candidate, died Sunday morning at age 98, the Elizabeth Dole Foundation announced. “It is with heavy hearts we announce that Senator Robert Joseph Dole ...

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Drop-off sites to open for Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child

Across the nation, more than 4,000 locations will open to collect Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts for the Samaritan’s Purse project. Volunteers are preparing to collect shoebox gifts during National Collection Week, ...

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C5 luncheon to be held at Kansas National Guard Museum

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Master Sgt. Jeremy Byers, state command historian for the Kansas Army National Guard, will be the featured speaker at the November C5 Alive POWER Luncheon. The luncheon will be held on Veterans Day, ...

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Kelly says Biden vaccine mandate not ‘correct’ or ‘effective’ solution

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Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has come out against President Biden’s vaccine mandate, adding to concerns she voiced on Thursday of last week. “Yesterday, I reviewed the new vaccine mandate from the Biden Administration,” Kelly stated on Friday. “While ...

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Parking meters active again on downtown Topeka side streets

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Side street parking in downtown Topeka is once again metered on weekdays during business hours. This change impacts metered parking spots on side streets located one block east and west of S ...

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Lots of art-themed opportunities in NOTO during November

NOTO

On Topeka’s First Friday Art Walk on November 5, you will be able to see the newest show at the NOTO Arts Center, Topeka Parks & Green Spaces posters with unveiling of ...

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Ten-digit dialing now required in Kansas area codes 785 and 620

10-digit dialing

You’ll now need to include the area code (10-digit dialing) when making most phone calls in Kansas, or the call won’t go through Kansans that live in area codes 785 or 620 ...

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U.S. House passes resolution honoring Kansas hero priest

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The memory of a hero priest is being honored after Kansas’ First District Congressman Tracey Mann introduced legislation asked members to support his bill to designate the post office in Herrington, Kansas, ...

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State Senator Kristen O’Shea will speak at C5 Luncheon

C5Alive

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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Abilene, Kansas a finalist for ‘Best Historic Small Town’

abilene

Abilene, Kansas is currently #1 on the leaderboard as voting is underway for “Best Historic Small Town” sponsored by USA Today. The reader poll allows anyone to participate. The western Kansas community ...

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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

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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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