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“Reel Grief” movie series presented for study in Topeka

Reel Grief

Death, end-of-life and bereavement are topics not easily discussed in our western culture. Reel Grief is an opportunity to help individuals process their grief through the use of movie scenes where others ...

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Topeka Aglow chapter relaunches, holds conference

Aglow

Aglow began in 1967 with four women who expressed a desire to meet together as Christians without denominational boundaries. The first general meeting was held in Seattle, Washington, USA, close to where ...

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“Decade of NOTO” to celebrate growth of North Topeka Arts District

The Topeka Arts & Entertainment District is an attraction for all ages from all over. The restaurants, galleries, boutiques and more make NOTO the top Topeka Art Walk destination. Historic buildings are ...

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Where, when and how should you vote? Deadlines loom for Shawnee and Douglas County

vote

The General Election, November 3, will take place in less than a month. In order to vote in this election, residents of the state of Kansas must be registered to vote by ...

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Ribbon-cutting set for remodeled community center

Community Center

A 1 p.m. Oct. 5 ribbon cutting ceremony is set for the dedication of the remodeled main entrance and lobby of Hillcrest Community Center. The project is the capstone to a several-year ...

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Luncheon to feature Barry Feaker

Feaker

Barry Feaker will be the featured speaker at the October C5 POWER Luncheon, to be held October 8, 11:30 am to 1 pm at the The Peak, 1920 SW Gage Blvd. Feaker ...

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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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Prayer March Saturday in Overbrook to coincide with Franklin Graham march in Washington

prayer march

The inaugural “Northeast Kansas 2020 Healing Prayer March” will be held in Overbrook, Kan., this Saturday, September 26, from 8:00 a.m. until noon. “America is in trouble. Our communities are hurting. Our ...

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

taxes, umemployment

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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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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How school will look in the age of Covid

covid school

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Oh, no! Not again! EasterFest celebration cancelled by the county for second time this year

EasterFest

The annual EasterFest celebration, scheduled to be held in Garfield Park on August 29, has been cancelled by Shawnee County officials for the second time this year, organizers learned on Thursday. The ...

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Starlite Skate Center closes permanently

Skate

Starlite Skate Center at 301 SE 45th street has closed permanently after being shut down since March when the COVID-19 pandemic began. “We are sad to close our doors, it was a ...

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EasterFest to be held this month with COVID protocols observed

EasterFest

You may have gotten tired of all the Hallmark Christmas movies that were showing in July, and if so, it may not be so hard to think about Easter in August.  Therefore, ...

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Shawnee County accepts ownership of Great Overland Station

Great Overland Station

Shawnee County Commissioners voted this week to accept a transfer of ownership of the Great Overland Station from Railroad Heritage, Inc.(RHI), to Shawnee County for the sum of $1. Great Overland Station, ...

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

stocks

Typically when you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. It’s best to have a plan before trouble comes, rather than make emotional decisions on the fly during times of duress ...

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