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Ward-Meade Garden Glow to replace Topeka Apple Festival in 2020

Garden Glow Topeka

A new event, the Ward-Meade Garden Glow, will replace Apple Festival for 2020 at Old Prairie Town/Ward-Meade Botanical Garden. Patterned after the popular Tulips at Twilight event which was canceled this year ...

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Johnson County Republicans elect two conservative immigrants to lead the party

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The Republican Party in Johnson County, Kansas has a new public image after a surprise ending to a vote for party chair and other board positions. It has huge implications for the ...

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Salvation Army starting early in effort to ‘rescue Christmas’

salvation army early

Salvation Army kettles are as much a part of the Christmas season as festive lights and caroling. Because of the ongoing pandemic, the organization is getting an early start on this year’s ...

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Barbara Bollier is no moderate

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Barbara Bollier’s entire campaign for U.S. Senate is built on a fiction that she hopes no one will challenge. As a member of the Johnson County delegation to the Kansas Legislature who ...

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Unemployment compensation is taxable; Have tax withheld now and avoid a tax-time surprise

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With millions of Americans now receiving taxable unemployment compensation, many of them for the first time, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding people receiving unemployment compensation that they can have tax withheld ...

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Vitae Foundation event features former Congressman Jason Chaffetz

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Former congressman Jason Chaffetz will be the keynote speaker at the Vitae Foundation’s Annual Kansas City Pro-Life Event on Wednesday, September 16, at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel, 6100 College Blvd., in ...

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Oldest church bell in Kansas rings again over downtown Lawrence

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What is being called the oldest church bell in Kansas rings out over downtown Lawrence once again after being restored. The bell, a 150-year-old ringer as old as the Lawrence United Methodist ...

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Youth For Christ Golf Classic Oct. 2 to benefit teens

Youth for Christ Golf

Topeka Youth for Christ’s 2020 Annual Golf Classic that was scheduled for May and then postponed to July 31 has been postponed again because of the weather. It will now be held ...

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Patrick Mahomes’ mother credits faith for keeping her grounded

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Church has always been important to Randi Mahomes, the mother of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. But during those turbulent, fast-paced years of professional baseball, she’d largely stopped going, until Pat’s ...

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How school will look in the age of Covid

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Before Covid, the question of the relative value of digital versus face-to-face instruction in a school setting never came up. Children were learning face-to-face while still spending a certain amount of time ...

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Topeka Youth Project’s Youth Court provides options, experience to young offenders

September is National Youth Court Month, and Topeka Youth Project had to make adjustments to how Youth Court is run this year because of COVID-19. This is their 16th year of providing ...

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New website becomes Online Farmer’s Market for Kansans

Farmer’s Market

In 2020, life has changed for both the farmer and the consumer. KSGrown.com was developed earlier this year out of a need to help both producers and consumers, to facilitate a direct ...

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This big cat sanctuary in Kansas wants you to know it’s nothing like ‘Tiger King’

Tiger King

The Netflix show “Tiger King” caught the attention of millions of viewers back in March. The “murder, mayhem and madness” suggested in its subtitle collided in a human train wreck of a ...

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Upper Room Radio celebrates 5th anniversary

Upper Room Radio

A Topeka radio station is being recognized for going where few radio stations venture these days. Upper Room Radio, which is based in Family of God Church, is celebrating the 5th anniversary ...

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8 Ways to pray as schools reopen

schools reopen

As the 2019-2020 school year drew to a close no one could have imagined what challenges would be faced then and in the ensuing months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, great ...

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Findables resale store to close after 16 years

Findables

Midland Care has announced the upcoming closing of Findables, its upscale resale store. Midland Care took over the store 16 years ago from the American Cancer Society, previously known as “The Discovery Shop.” The ...

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‘Future of religious oppression’: Sam Brownback on China’s high-tech persecution

Former Kansas governor and senator Sam Brownback said China’s use of high-tech surveillance to oppress and monitor Uighur Muslims is the future of religious oppression that could spread across the world. Brownback ...

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Beatles vs. Stones show to perform at Topeka Performing Arts Center

Beatles vs. Stones

The debate between the Beatles and the Rolling Stones has been going on ever since they first crossed paths on the charts 54 years ago. The argument at the time, and one ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – Sports and politics

sports and politics

It’s amazing to me how the Covid pandemic has affected people differently, in both sports and politics. I don’t mean the folks who test positive but rather the decision-making process of those ...

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Back the Blue rally held prior to Topeka City Council’s special session draws large crowd

Back the Blue rally

A large crowd of approximately 500 people gathered ahead of Tuesday night’s special City Council meeting to support local police during a Back the Blue rally. The rally took place on the ...

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Saturday’s ‘Rolling Rally’ in Topeka draws attention to Tuesday’s Back the Blue Rally

Back the Blue

Topekans hit the streets on Saturday to show their support for local police with a Back the Blue “Rolling Rally,” complete with honking horns on vehicles decorated with signs and flags. The ...

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Family Research Council documents state funding of abortion industry

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A new study by the Family Research Council gives Missouri and Kansas credit for attempting to defund the abortion industry but also points out where work remains to be done. Missouri has ...

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Youth For Christ Golf Classic For Teens gets postponed to Oct. 2

Youth for Christ Golf

Topeka Youth for Christ’s 2020 Annual Golf Classic that was scheduled for May and then postponed to July 31 has been postponed again because of the weather. It will now be held ...

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Police believe they have found body of missing wife of Kansas pastor

Authorities believe a body is likely that of Marilane Carter, the missing wife of Pastor Adam Carter of Overland Park, Kan. In a strange and so far inexplicable development, the body was ...

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Who’s gonna pay for the ‘free’ lunch

free lunch

The saying “there’s no such thing as a free lunch” has been attributed to many people over the years. Someone must produce and someone must pay for what we consume. There has ...

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