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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

solution replant church

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

j.c. nichols

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

homeless covid-19

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?

sports

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

trillions

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

Drive-In Service

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

three members

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

Chiefs

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

Kansas state parks

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

covid-19 states

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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Kelly to move Kansas into ‘modified Phase 2’ of recovery plan

kansas recovery

Gov. Laura Kelly announced Tuesday that Kansas is ready to enter the second phase of a recovery plan for its economy. The “modified Phase 2” plan will start Friday, May 22, and ...

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Governor Kelly slows Kansas reopening; limits to go into late June

Kansas reopening

Kansas’ Democrat Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday slowed down the Kansas reopening of the economy, ordering bars, nightclubs, casinos and bowling alleys to remain closed through the end of the month and ...

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Local energy efficiency firm converts production to service during pandemic

Tim Truesdale is committed to Christ’s admonition to let your light shine before men. He not only is a ministry leader but also an executive with Ecologix, which helps businesses convert to ...

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INMED offers virtual health conference for ‘forgotten of this world’

inmed

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the fragility of much of the world’s healthcare system. With large metropolitan areas like Rome, New York, Seattle and London struggling, you can imagine how tenuous the ...

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Shawnee County: Decision on Spirit of Kansas to be made by June 1

Spirit of Kansas

Shawnee County Parks + Recreation has released a statement concerning the Spirit of Kansas Independence Day celebration. After consultation with county leaders, primary stakeholders and the COVID-19 Response Team, they have determined ...

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Topeka Metro extends free fares through May 30

Topeka Metro

At their April 20, 2020 meeting, the Topeka Metro board of directors unanimously voted to extend the free fares on all fixed routes until May 30, 2020. Topeka Metro continues to encourage ...

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The modern Kansas earthquake era looks to be ending

Kansas earthquake

On Aug. 16, 2019, the second day of the school year, students in the Burrton district felt the shake of a 4.2 magnitude Kansas earthquake. They knew exactly what to do: hide ...

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Overland Christian School Graduate List

graduates

The 2020 graduating class of Overland Christian School. Piper Bergquist Chris Lee Rayann Moss Landon Recinos Lily Tran Yifan Wang

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – Putting things in perspective

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Like many of you, I was preparing for the Big 12 tournament and a great month of college basketball and then the beginning of baseball season when it all came to a ...

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Kansas set to reopen in phases as some restrictions remain

Gov. Laura Kelly announced her plans on April 30 on how to reopen Kansas for business in phases, starting May 4. UPDATE: Shawnee County has decided that libraries are more like community ...

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Chick-fil-A sales and donations surge in response to coronavirus

chick-fil-a covid-19

A Chick-fil-A restaurant is finding that serving others during the coronavirus outbreak is not just the right thing to do – it also is good for business. “With nice days like today, ...

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