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KVC Charity Golf Tournament benefits foster children

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KVC Shawnee County Golf For Kids 2nd Annual Golf Tournament will host dozens of golfers on September 17 in a charity golf game to raise money for foster children and teens who ...

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NOTO LIVE is back in North Topeka this weekend

NOTO

The NOTO Arts and Entertainment District and Envista Credit Union once again are bringing NOTO LIVE to North Topeka. It is a celebration packed full of performance art, live music, busking, and ...

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Thornton Place to host September C5 luncheon

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The September C5 “POWER” Luncheon will be held September 9, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Thornton Place, 2901 SW Armstrong. The featured speaker will be Jeanne Gawdun, Director of Government Relations ...

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Big Boy 4014 to make return visits to Kansas on Sept. 2

Big Boy

Big Boy No. 4014, the famed Union Pacific steam locomotive built in the 1940s, will appear for public viewing on Wednesday in Kansas City at Union Station, then depart at 8:00 a.m. ...

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Vacation locations close to home make great ‘Staycation’ options

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We are creatures of habit, but how does that apply to a vacation?  We often associate feelings of positivity and comfort with familiarity, which is created by the repetition of tasks and ...

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Former Gov. Jeff Colyer drops out of gubernatorial race due to prostate cancer

Jeff Colyer

Former governor and Republican gubernatorial candidate Dr. Jeff Colyer (R) has announced he is ending his campaign for Kansas governor and receiving treatment for prostate cancer. “While I have always focused on ...

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Rare 80-year-old ‘Big Boy’ steam engine visits this week

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This week is your chance to take in a rare sight. Big Boy No. 4014, the famed Union Pacific steam locomotive built in the 1940s to conquer mountains while carrying equipment during ...

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Union Pacific’s “Big Boy” steam locomotive will stop in Topeka, Lawrence and Kansas City

Big Boy

Big Boy No. 4014, the famed Union Pacific steam locomotive built in the 1940s to conquer mountains while carrying equipment during World War II, is on a 10-state tour, providing amazing photo ...

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Topeka neighborhoods to gather on National Night Out

National Night Out

Safe Streets is about to embark on its 25th year of National Night Out in the Topeka/Shawnee County community! This annual event, which will be held Saturday, August 7, brings neighborhoods together ...

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‘401(k) plan owners: Watch out’

401(k)

Imagine how you would feel if you were on a sinking cruise ship and couldn’t get off because there weren’t any life jackets or backup boats. Now ask yourself, if you were ...

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Topeka modernizes parking payments with Passport Parking App

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The City of Topeka has introduced a new way to pay for parking with the Passport Parking mobile app. The app, which is the first mobile pay solution for City of Topeka ...

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SummerFest auto show & outdoor concert is this weekend in Topeka

Summerfest

The Vinewood Venue in Topeka is presenting the 2021 Summerfest Auto Show & Outdoor Concert Saturday, July 24. Summerfest is a family-friendly event that begins at 4pm Saturday afternoon. The evening is ...

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One reason why ‘target dated’ funds haven’t done well for over a decade

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There’s a reason why we often refer to target date funds as ‘target dated’ funds. These types of investments rely on portfolio construction techniques to decide what to own based on decades ...

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As Kansas nears 3 million residents, most towns lost population to the cities

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The vast majority of Kansas municipalities lost population according to the latest census figures. Kansas saw its population grow 3% from 2010 to 2020 and the state will keep its four U.S. ...

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Classic melodrama play ‘The Drunkard’ returns to Topeka in a new location

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Complete with villains, heroines, and spirited hissing and booing from the audience, Dale Easton’s The Drunkard was adapted from a 19th Century straight-up temperance play, but skews the once-serious theater piece from its anti-liquor ...

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C5Alive featured speaker is Kansas Miss Amazing 2021

C5Alive Miss Amazing

Kirstianna Guerrero is the current Kansas Miss Amazing Teen Representative, selected to attend National Miss Amazing 2021 in Nashville. She will be the featured speaker at the July C5-Alive POWER Luncheon. She ...

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Topeka’s “Kids Ride Free” bus program in effect all summer

Topeka Metro bus

Topeka kids can now enjoy a break from school as well as free transportation around Topeka on any city bus. Since the summer of 2013, the Topeka Metro bus system has offered ...

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Kansas Capitol building reopens to public & tours for first time since March 2020

Kansas Capitol

Another sign of things getting back to normal is the reopening of the Kansas Capitol building in Topeka. The historic building, with its stunning murals and dome, is now open to visitors and ...

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Spirit of Kansas 4th of July festival back in full for 2021 in Topeka

Spirit of Kansas

The Spirit of Kansas is back for 2021. Shawnee County Parks + Recreation has released a statement saying the Spirit of Kansas Independence Day celebration, will be back in full this year ...

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Nearly 1/3 of investors 65+ sold at the stock market bottom

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Typically when you fail to plan, you are planning to fail, and that applies to the stock market. It’s best to have a plan before trouble comes, rather than make emotional decisions ...

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Donna Lippoldt, founder of Culture Shield, is June C5 speaker in Topeka

Donna Lippoldt

Donna Lippoldt, founder of Culture Shield Network, will be the featured speaker at the June C5 POWER Luncheon. The purpose of Culture Shield is to inform, connect, and mobilize the Body of ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – It’s just like riding a bike

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Like most people, I received my first bike when I was quite young. I got it Christmas one year and I thought it was the greatest thing ever, even after I crashed ...

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Lifeguard shortage affects Topeka pool openings

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A national lifeguard shortage is being felt locally in Topeka. With most swimming pools and aquatic centers in Topeka having opened on May 29,  Shawnee County Parks + Recreation is still short ...

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Topeka Pools, Aquatic Centers, and Adventure Cove with new floating playground open May 29

Adventure Cove

A ribbon cutting ceremony for the Grand Reopening of the Lake Shawnee Adventure Cove is set for 1 p.m. May 26 at the cove. The reopening will unveil the new floating playground, ...

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Kansas News Briefs: Wichita door camera records mountain lion

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — In Kansas news, Wildlife officials say a Wichita doorbell camera captured video of a mountain lion trotting along a residential back alley earlier this week. Kansas Department of ...

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