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

census

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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Kansas News Briefs

kansas news

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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Shawnee County continues reopening with relaxed mask rules, Spirit of Kansas fireworks show

Spirit of Kansas

Shawnee County Parks + Recreation, which opened community centers, Gage Park mini-train and carousel on June 1, will now open pools and aquatic centers as of June 22. SCP+R has three major ...

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The 1st VP of color was elected over 90 years ago; he was a Kansas Republican

Kansas Republican

There has been a lot of talk this year about people of color running for President or Vice President. But a Kansas Republican was first to have that honor. A recent Washington Examiner article ...

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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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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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City of Topeka Buildings now open to the public; Police enforcing ‘Click It or Ticket’

Topeka

Law enforcement agencies from across the state are aggressively enforcing Kansas occupant restraint and other traffic laws as part of the 2020 Kansas “Click It or Ticket” campaign. The Click It or ...

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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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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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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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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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Topeka Capital-Journal cites discredited group to attack Alliance Defending Freedom

capital-journal alliance

When two churches filed suit in Federal Court against Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s Executive Order limiting the size of church gatherings, The Topeka Capital-Journal newspaper denounced as a hate group the Alliance ...

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The RMD Holiday

retirement

The RMD Holiday – We said last month that retirees are one of the highest and most unfairly taxed groups out there and stressed the importance of tax reduction planning when it ...

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Report: Kansas restrictions to ease May 4

Kansas restrictions

According to multiple reports, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly plans to ease restrictions on Kansans when her current stay home order expires May 3. Kelly will either issue a new order with less ...

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