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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

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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”

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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

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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

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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

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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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Orders still being taken for Choose Life plates

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Kansans can still pre-order the new “Choose LIFE” Kansas license plates, though the printing of the plates must wait for a sufficient number of orders to be received. The campaign currently has ...

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Topeka Rally and March For Life postponed

March for Life

Due to COVID-19 and security concerns, the previously scheduled Rally and March for Life at the Kansas Capitol on January 21 has been postponed until later in the spring, according to Kansans ...

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Topeka Mayor Michelle De La Isla diagnosed with COVID-19

Topeka Mayor Michelle De La Isla

Topeka Mayor Michelle De La Isla was diagnosed with COVID-19 last week. The Democrat, who lost a bid for the 2nd Congressional district, will be out of the office for the next ...

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Topeka named a Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community

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The efforts of the City of Topeka to build  better places for people to bike have been honored with a Bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) award from the League of American Bicyclists. ...

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Project Forward to present ‘Top City Talent Show’

Top City Talent Show,

Project Forward, a Topeka organization focused on community engagement and volunteerism, has announced their inaugural “Top City Talent Show,” a community celebration and volunteer benefit, this coming Sunday, December 27th, at 6:00 ...

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KCC orders utilities to continue payment plans, waive late fees during pandemic

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The Kansas Corporation Commission has extended an order that requires utilities to offer 12-month payment plans and waive late fees to help residential and small business customers avoid disconnection. The original order, ...

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Local retired Topeka pastor finds new purpose as Santa Claus

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Gary Roten, retired Topeka pastor with 30 years of ministry,  has found another way to minister to local communities. He appears as Santa Claus for various charities and other organizations, and is ...

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New COVID-19 testing sites announced for Topeka and Shawnee County.

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The Shawnee County Health Department and Kansas Department of Health and Environment in coordination with the states “Stop the Spread. It’s Up to Us, Kansas” campaign to expand testing statewide is sponsoring ...

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