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Overland Christian School Helps Students Pursue Truth

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Located at 74th and Metcalf in Overland Park, Kan., Overland Christian Schools offers quality Christian education for students K-3 through high school. Since 1938, OCS has offered students a Christ-centered atmosphere to ...

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Maranatha Christian Academy is More Than Just a School

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Maranatha Christian Academy (MCA) is more than just another school. Maranatha is rigorous college-preparatory education. Maranatha is community. MCA has been a leader in Christian education in the Shawnee, Kansas, area for ...

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Hope Lutheran Is Ready For Fall

Hope Lutheran School is looking forward to the 2020-2021 school year. We had a e-learning successful finish during our COVID-19 shutdown in the spring. Our highlights included: our teaching platform pivoted rapidly to support e-learning 1-to-1 devices ...

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Millions in federal aid could be lost as one in three Kansas households has yet to fill out census

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Amid a pandemic that has slowed efforts to count Americans, more than a third of Kansas households haven’t yet responded to the U.S. Census. In some counties, especially in rural areas, less than ...

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Shawnee County tweaks face mask order

Shawnee County mask order

Shawnee County commissioners voted 2-1 July 6 to make face masks mandatory indoors and outdoors when people can’t practice social distancing. The order went into effect July 9. Since then it has ...

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Youth For Christ Golf Classic For Teens gets postponed to July 31

Youth for Christ Golf

Topeka Youth for Christ’s 2020 Annual Golf Classic that was scheduled for May has been postponed because of the pandemic. It will now be held on July 31 at the Lake Shawnee ...

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo receives Friends of Zion Award

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, former Kansas congressman, earlier this week was awarded the Friends of Zion Award. The award was commissioned by the late Shimon Peres, the ninth President of the ...

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As Confederate monuments come down across U.S., Wichita memorial comes into question

In 2016, a monument honoring both Union and Confederate Civil War veterans was erected in Wichita’s Veterans Memorial Park. The Reconciliation Memorial replaced a Confederate flag that was taken down the year before following ...

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IRS announces rollover relief for RMDs from retirement accounts that were waived under the CARES Act

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The Internal Revenue Service announced that anyone who already took a required minimum distribution (RMD) in 2020 from certain retirement accounts now has the opportunity to roll those funds back into a ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – MLB: The Boys of…Fall?

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MLB: Major League Baseball……I’m so over you!! Anyone who knows me knows that my favorite sport is baseball. When I watch other sports I have to kind of like one of the ...

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Two $500 closest to pin prizes offered in golf tournament benefiting Topeka Youth

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The 22nd Annual Topeka Youth Project Tee Off for Youth Golf Tournament has been moved to Friday, July 17, 2020, at Village Greens Golf Course in Ozawkie. The tournament is sponsored by ...

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Kansas News Briefs

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Kansas News Briefs – Congressman Roger Marshall Faces Attacks in GOP Senate Debate TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas congressman running for the U.S. Senate has come under attack over a 12-year-old ...

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Popular local event DJ dies from stroke complications

DJ Drew

Andrew “Drew” Walker, lovingly known as DJ Drew or Sir Drew, died June 23 at the age of 59, following complications from a stroke suffered the previous weekend. Walker owned and operated ...

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Fellowship Church of Greenwood will host church replant summit

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Fellowship Church of Greenwood will be the host for the Southern Baptist North American Mission Board’s Replant Summit in August. The church provides a good example of what attendees hope to replicate ...

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Kansas City considering renaming J.C. Nichols Parkway and fountain

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Chris Goode, commissioner of the Kansas City, Mo., Parks and Recreation Board, presented a letter to the board this week requesting the renaming of both J.C. Nichols Parkway and the J.C. Nichols ...

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City Union Mission partners with Swope Health to test homeless for Covid-19

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All 94 individuals living in City Union Mission‘s long-term homeless facility have tested negative for Covid-19. That’s good news for them, and the homeless community which is considered the greatest at-risk health ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – Live sports in 2020?

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The NBA and the NHL shut down in the middle of their seasons. Major League Baseball halted during Spring Training. The NFL held a virtual draft. As states begin to open and ...

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The trouble with trillions

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Recently, President Trump signed ‘phase 3.5’ of emergency interim coronavirus relief, which comes with nearly a half trillion dollar cost. All told the current running total is in the trillions, exceeding $4 ...

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Lakeview Church to continue with drive-in services

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Topeka’s Lakeview Church of the Nazarene has been holding a Drive-In Service since Easter, and pastor Rob Self says they will continue the practice for now. He said Lakeview will have a ...

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With just three members, church finds new life despite pandemic

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The three remaining members of Linwood Baptist Church, just west of Kansas City, planned to shut down the church when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. It turns out that God had other plans. ...

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Use IRS non-filers tool to get Economic Impact Payment; many low-income, homeless qualify

Economic Impact Payment

The Internal Revenue Service is reminding low-income Americans to use the free, online tool Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info to quickly and easily register to receive their Economic Impact Payment. “The IRS is working ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – Chasing the Chiefs

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The NFL held their annual draft last month, showing why they’re the most popular sport in North America by doing the draft virtually, and the Chiefs were a big part of it. ...

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How to safely enjoy Kansas state parks during Memorial Day weekend

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Kansas state parks officials say that trail use is up markedly during the COVID-19 pandemic. As evidence, in Shawnee County, a pedestrian counter placed on the Gage Park Fitness Loop Trail recorded ...

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Covid-19 cases vary widely between red and blue states

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An analysis of red and blue states, and red and blue counties, indicates liberal areas were more affected by the Covid-19 virus than conservatives ones. The survey is an interesting insight into ...

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Shawnee County Health Department offers Drive-Through COVID-19 testing

Drive-Through testing

The Shawnee County Health Department (SCHD) in partnership with USD 501 – Topeka Public Schools is now offering Drive-Through COVID-19 testing. The service is offered by appointment for uninsured individuals at no ...

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