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

EasterFest

EasterFest, the annual Topeka Easter Parade & Fun Fair, will be back for the seventh consecutive year on Saturday, April 11, 2020. Over three thousand people attended last year to watch the ...

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Football fans ready to wing it on Super Bowl Sunday, study finds

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Is a hot wing the true prize? Chicken Wings are the top food choice when it comes to the Super Bowl. According to estimates, Americans will eat approximately 1.4 billion wings during ...

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Seven questions with Phil Vischer of VeggieTales

VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer is making the biggest comeback of his legendary career, releasing 18 brand-new episodes of VeggieTales and a brand-new Bible called The Laugh and Learn Bible for Kids, which ...

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Flu cases spike 43% in Missouri

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Christmas brought the flu to many of Missouri families this week with numbers increasing dramatically. According to weekly state data, Missouri had a total of 857 lab-positive flu cases from December 8-14, ...

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The 2019 Top 10 Family-Friendly Film List

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It’s not easy finding a film the whole family can watch, but 2019 gave us several movies that fit in that unique category. Some – like The Pilgrim’s Progress – should be ...

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What do Blue Zones and successful families have in common?

families

We hear often of the breakdown of families. What about the rebuilding? Recently I’ve been reading a book by Dan Buettner called The Blue Zones: 9 Lessons for Living Longer from the ...

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Is Pope set to give green light to married priests?

married priests

Pope Francis will commence a three-week synod of Amazonian bishops at the Vatican on October 6 which will consider breaking the centuries-old tradition of only having single priests. It is among 146 ...

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Study finds shocking results about families, dinner and conversation

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A new study shows a disturbing fact about the eating and conversation habits of families. For thousands of years dinner was the traditional time when families, and often larger communities, would gather ...

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Margin KC brings Dave Ramsey’s teaching to more than 100 local churches

margin kc

Thousands of Kansas Citians are carrying their checkbooks as well as their Bibles to church this fall. It’s not to write out big tithe checks (although they likely would be welcome) but ...

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Two-thirds of churchgoers say denying self is essential to serving Christ

serving others

What’s the most essential ingredient to making your faith fully transformational? A new poll finds a majority of churchgoers believe making sacrificial decisions to serve Christ is essential to their faith, and ...

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A day in the life of a border agent: drugs to diapers

border agent

The typical border agent is overwhelmed. Faced with historic migration at the US-Mexico border, the Trump administration is moving to block the flow. It started by introducing the Remain in Mexico policy ...

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German nurse guilty of murdering 85 patients

German Nurse Niels Hoegel

He’s now Germany’s most notorious serial killer since World War II. German nurse Niels Hoegel has been found guilty of killing 85 patients under his care. Testimony revealed he liked to bring ...

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Moms flee socialist Venezuela with their babies

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Socialist Venezuela and the failed policies of their despotic leaders have led to economic ruin, forcing many of the locals to flee their homeland. For women with babies, it’s a top priority ...

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3 storm tips that will keep you alive

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This week is the anniversary of the devastating tornado that leveled much of Joplin, Mo. And this year, spring weather is causing havoc with historic flooding and tornadoes.  What storm tips can ...

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Basic services denied to Indian moms who refuse Hinduism

services

Five Christian moms in India are celebrating Mothers Day wondering if their land will be confiscated for their refusal to convert to Hinduism. The families, belonging to the Believers Eastern Church in ...

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Kansas church pays off $2.2 million in medical debt for 1,600 people

medical debt

Kansas families struggling with medical debt were blessed with an Easter surprise. The 4,000-member multi-campus congregation of Pathway Church in Wichita used over $20,000 of its own funds to pay off the ...

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Poll finds ‘free time’ a rare commodity for most people

free time

Busy, busy, busy. That’s how most people would describe their life. But have they really figured out how much free time they get? Most people might even over-estimate it, thinking they’re catching ...

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Under GOP plan future Social Security could be tapped for family leave

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Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Mitt Romney (R-Utah) want parents of newborn or adopted children to be able to use their future Social Security benefits now to pay for up to three ...

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Midwest fairs better than Northeast in population migration

migration

For years, the Northeast has lost a steady stream of residents to other parts of the country. New data suggests that trend has recently accelerated. The Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey released ...

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Congress forces FCC to review TV rating system

tv rating

As television becomes more filthy, Congress is taking action, requiring the Federal Communications Commission to launch a review of its TV content rating system. Pro-family advocates say the rating system misguides families ...

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Advocates: Black kids are more likely to land in foster care, just one thing that needs fixing

African-American children are much more likely to land in the Kansas foster care system than white children. A report from Strengthen Families Rebuild Hope, a coalition of organizations and people who have ...

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Hulu’s new kid-friendly content tops family-friendly spotlight

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A 2018 poll showed that nearly 60 percent of Americans watch streaming television, and most of them have Netflix. But Netflix’s dominance over streaming television could be changing soon. Disney will launch ...

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Families ride free on Topeka Metro during Christmas break

The Topeka Metro bus system in Topeka has announced their sixth annual Winter Fling/Families Ride Free campaign. Families can ride all fixed routes free of charge from Saturday, December 22, 2018, through ...

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‘Snow Ball Express’ brings families of fallen heroes together

express

It’s a once in a lifetime trip for the families of those who have lost their lives serving our nation. For the last 13 years, American Airlines and the Gary Sinise Foundation have ...

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City Union Mission opens Christmas store for needy

The City Union Mission Christmas Store, where thousands of homeless, near-homeless and at-risk men and women can “shop” for their families at no cost, is open for low-income shoppers this week. The ...

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