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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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Kansas Election Integrity Forum to be moderated by Lara Logan

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Election integrity has become a topic in all 50 states, including Kansas. That’s led to a major conference and public forum to be held in the Sunflower State in June with national ...

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How a Christian high school in Kansas became a basketball powerhouse

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(REVIEW) Can you name one of the best boy’s basketball teams in the nation? You may have never heard of the school, but that’s what makes their story an even better one. ...

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Where does your state come in for a love of reading?

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New research is revealing which states have the highest love for reading. The data comes at a time when some feared reading was on the decline as the public seemingly spent more ...

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Kansas Supreme Court upholds GOP drawn Congressional map

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In a rebuke to Democrats and Gov. Laura Kelly (D-KS), the Kansas Supreme Court is backing a new congressional map drawn by Republicans. The ruling reverses a lower court decision that tossed ...

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All 50 states now have historic gas price above $4 a gallon

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Kansas was one of several states Monday where the average price of gas rose above $4 bringing the total number of states to 50. Numerous states have prices above $5 a gallon ...

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U.S. News & World Report ranks Kansas City as 51st best place to live

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The Kansas City area is the 51st-best place to live in the United States, according to the latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report. “Kansas City, Missouri, is no flyover Cowtown,” ...

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People attending The Send at Arrowhead Stadium reach Kansas City homes with gospel, food

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Young people shared the gospel with nearly 5,000 area homes and provided 6,000 more families with food and goods during the week leading up to The Send, a missions and prayer event ...

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Kansas City Christian School Graduating Seniors 2022

The 2022 graduating class of Kansas City Christian School. Saint Adeogba Nichole Allen Grant Bough Luke Browning Grant Buresh Katy Dekker Kenna Finlason Julia Fogel Charles Jobson Alexander Knernschield Ethan Ko Emerson ...

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

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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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Maranatha Christian Academy Graduating Seniors 2022

The 2022 graduating class of Maranatha Christian Academy. Paige K. Bailey Isaiah B. Beck Joseph A. Carey Yang (Jeffery) Chen Ayanna D. Covington Johnathan C. Dighton Olivia K. Favero Rebekah Fitsum Luke ...

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Topeka ordinance prohibiting wheeled devices expanded to NOTO area

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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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Getting The Taxman Out Of Your Retirement — Part 2

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Last month, in part one of this article, we discussed how you might be in a lower tax bracket in retirement, but pay a higher tax rate. In this article, we’ll look ...

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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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Kansas City-area National Day of Prayer events and prayer guide

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Americans will gather Thursday, May 5, for the annual National Day Of Prayer. The region will host both in-person and virtual gatherings. See the list below as well as a full prayer ...

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‘Fiddler on the Roof’ mirrors a world of family, love, and Russian aggression

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“Fiddler on the Roof” comes to Kansas City Tuesday, May 3, through Sunday, May 8 after the pandemic interrupted its national tour which began in 2018. The musical that was first performed ...

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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

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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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Faith changed the lives of Kansas Jayhawks teammates

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Several Christian players played a role in the Kansas Jayhawks defeating the North Carolina Tar Heels to win the NCAA basketball national championship this week. For them, faith made a difference even ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – Final Four

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And just like that, there were four. Yes, the Kansas Jayhawks made a return trip to the Final Four this year, the only #1 seed to do so.  They face Villanova. Here ...

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Federal Reserve warns housing bubble is “Unhinged”

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The country’s housing bubble may be about to burst, leaving millions of homeowners with mortgages that far exceed the value of their property. That’s according to new data from the Census Department ...

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Christian teacher in Kansas sues school district over suspension for pronoun use

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A middle school teacher in Fort Riley, Kan., pursuing the lawsuit against her school district after being suspended for refusing to use a trans-identified student’s preferred name and pronouns because doing so ...

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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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