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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Mike Hall: A few thoughts from readersthat there was no ‘R’ in the first syllable of our nation’s capital.” Right, G
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted yesterday
that there was no ‘R’ in the first syllable of our nation’s capital.” Right, Graham, but how do you explain the number of Topekans who believe there is an extra “R” in the first syllable of Washburn? — J.R. Campbell’s pet peeve is people who use... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Time to fix Topeka’s roadssevere this problem has become — it’s covered in red and yellow with occasional
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 2 days ago
severe this problem has become — it’s covered in red and yellow with occasional blotches of green. There aren’t many trips Topekans can make in the city without encountering roads that are in poor, very poor or serious condition. According to the... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Community pride affects everythingevents to tax incentives. But all of these issues are superseded by a question
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 3 days ago
events to tax incentives. But all of these issues are superseded by a question that doesn’t have a clear answer: Will Topekans ever be convinced that their community can be improved in a meaningful way? Do we think it’s possible to attract a... Read more
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Topeka barbershop quartet disbands after 54 years of performingwas at the event, which was in 2016. The event is a fundraiser that allowed the
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 5 days ago
was at the event, which was in 2016. The event is a fundraiser that allowed the quartet to do philanthropic work to help Topekans. “Until we hung up our pitch pipe, we were the oldest registered, functioning quartet in the entire society,” Stroud... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Robert O’Neil made our community a healthier place to live in countless waysto Topeka. Prior to that, it was all mainly primary care.” O’Neil recruited do
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 5 days ago
to Topeka. Prior to that, it was all mainly primary care.” O’Neil recruited doctors from across the country to ensure that Topekans wouldn’t have to drive all the way to Kansas City for specialty care. According to Palmberg, “Most of what I learned... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Washburn kicker/punter Perry Schmiedeler embracing another year of double dutygood, and that’s what I was able to do.” Schmiedeler, who was All-City place-k
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 7 days ago
good, and that’s what I was able to do.” Schmiedeler, who was All-City place-kicker and punter at Rural, is one of 27 Topekans on WU’s roster. “It’s awesome,” Schmiedeler said. “We got like a little all-star Topeka team playing here. It’s... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
J Extra: Bicyclists to pedal Topeka during second annual Cyclovia riding festivalCyclovia, which means “cycle way” in Spanish, gives Topekans the chance to ride
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 8 days ago
Cyclovia, which means “cycle way” in Spanish, gives Topekans the chance to ride their bicycles — and participate in a healthy activity — without the worry of traffic or other danger. The weekend event is based on an open-street concept. All ages can... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Early childhood education and economic growthimportant. We’re all focused on creating a stronger workforce for Topeka.” One
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 9 days ago
important. We’re all focused on creating a stronger workforce for Topeka.” One of the largest obstacles to preparing young Topekans for successful careers is the gaping socioeconomic divide in our education system. From huge racial disparities on... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka recruits still vital to Craig Schurig’s operation at Washburnas the 16-year dean of MIAA coaches, Schurig is even more comfortable recruitin
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 10 days ago
as the 16-year dean of MIAA coaches, Schurig is even more comfortable recruiting the immediate vicinity. Washburn lists 27 Topekans on its roster, including Schurig’s son, Mitch, a redshirt freshman quarterback. “You feel as if your school has a... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Protecting civil society in TopekaOn Tuesday, thousands of Topekans cast their ballots in the city’s mayoral prim
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 11 days ago
On Tuesday, thousands of Topekans cast their ballots in the city’s mayoral primary. Michelle De La Isla and Spencer Duncan will now advance to the Nov. 7 general election, and they both said they were “humbled” to make it this far. While all of the... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Promote a positive self image: A new outlook brewing in Topekaplagued Topeka for years. Whether linked to high crime, a crumbling downtown,
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 11 days ago
plagued Topeka for years. Whether linked to high crime, a crumbling downtown, disappearing jobs or deteriorating streets, Topekans found plenty not to like about their hometown. An in-depth exploration of challenges facing the capital city,... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Collaborate for a strong community: Despite challenges, Topeka residents see city moving in positive directionAssociation, working with city leaders and local law enforcement agencies to ke
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 11 days ago
Association, working with city leaders and local law enforcement agencies to keep the area vibrant and strong. Like many Topekans, Perkins is keeping an eye on the amount of energy, effort and dollars being poured into downtown. Proponents of... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
NOW initiative creates programs to meet needs in East Topeka public housing communitiesThe result was an East Topeka Council as part of that plan. Mayor Larry Wolgas
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 11 days ago
The result was an East Topeka Council as part of that plan. Mayor Larry Wolgast said many in the community have felt East Topekans “haven’t been recognized and have not felt engaged and part of the community.” The development of an East Topeka... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Three Momentum 2022 leaders throw down gauntlet: Changing Topeka is about everyone being involvedisn’t an easy fix to the challenges Market Street helped delineate. But even wi
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 12 days ago
isn’t an easy fix to the challenges Market Street helped delineate. But even with tough issues, such as changing the way Topekans think about their city, the strategy got a big thumbs up from the steering committee, Pivarnik said, adding that it... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Katie Rose Malone, a Topeka High graduate, dies when struck by logging truck while jogging in Idaho36, of Nashville, Tenn, according to obituary information provided to The Capit
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 12 days ago
36, of Nashville, Tenn, according to obituary information provided to The Capital-Journal. Survivors include her parents, Topekans James W. and Jennie Adams Rose; her former husband, Patrick Malone; and her 5-year-old daughter, Rosie... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Flash flood watch in Shawnee County, flood advisory around ManhattanRain, rain, rain. Topekans should be ready for a rainy weekend as showers move
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 12 days ago
Rain, rain, rain. Topekans should be ready for a rainy weekend as showers moved into the area Saturday morning that are expected to stick around through Sunday. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch through 7 a.m. Sunday for... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Everyone should participate in National Night Outmusic, ice cream socials, block parties, car shows and even carnivals. Many of
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 12 days ago
music, ice cream socials, block parties, car shows and even carnivals. Many of these events are returning this year, and Topekans can also expect the presence of community police officers who will be available to discuss ways citizens can protect... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Unofficial mayoral primary results: Michelle De La Isla, Spencer Duncan move onlegality. Shawnee County election commissioner Andrew Howell said 8,661 voters
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 15 days ago
legality. Shawnee County election commissioner Andrew Howell said 8,661 voters — 12.38 percent of the 69,973 registered Topekans who were eligible to vote — cast ballots for candidates in Tuesday’s election. Howell had predicted turnout would be... Read more
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St. Francis Health Foundation donates $250,000 to Valeo for primary health clinicFrancis foundation.” Lucky DeFries, chair of the St. Francis Health Foundation
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 16 days ago
Francis foundation.” Lucky DeFries, chair of the St. Francis Health Foundation board, said the lack of primary care for Topekans with mental health issues was a primary factor in the board’s decision to fund the clinic with $250,000 over two... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Last-minute postcards label Topeka mayoral candidates as political party members; source a mysteryother mayoral candidates on Monday made statements critical of the postcards, f
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 17 days ago
other mayoral candidates on Monday made statements critical of the postcards, for which the source remained a mystery as Topekans prepared to go to the polls. The cards, mailed without a return address, tell recipients to “know the difference”... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
City rivals Michael Hoffer, Richard Newman finish second, third in national Junior Olympics high jumpLAWRENCE — Topekans Michael Hoffer and Richard Newman didn’t quite get the nati
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 18 days ago
LAWRENCE — Topekans Michael Hoffer and Richard Newman didn’t quite get the national high jump titles they both coveted in Sunday’s United States Track and Field National Junior Olympics at Rock Chalk Park. But Hoffer and Newman, teammates for the... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
City rivals Hoffer, Newman finish second and third in national Junior Olympics high jumpLAWRENCE — Topekans Michael Hoffer and Richard Newman didn’t quite get the nati
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 18 days ago
LAWRENCE — Topekans Michael Hoffer and Richard Newman didn’t quite get the national high jump titles they both coveted in Sunday’s United States Track and Field National Junior Olympics at Rock Chalk Park. But Hoffer and Newman, teammates for the... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
2017 primary mayoral candidate: Mark Weiserto be, what is the current plans this year and next year. How long is the proje
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 18 days ago
to be, what is the current plans this year and next year. How long is the project going to be and how much is it costing Topekans. The citizens have a right to be informed on how and where their tax dollars is be spent and utilized. What do you... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
2017 primary mayoral candidate: Chris Schultzthe challenging obstacles we currently face. Through my volunteer efforts with
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 18 days ago
the challenging obstacles we currently face. Through my volunteer efforts with TalkAboutTopeka.com, I have met many Topekans — homeowners and business owners — who feel marginalized by their city government. For too many, phone calls don’t... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
2017 primary mayoral candidate: Spencer DuncanOctober, raising a family here, investing in businesses here. I’m not going any
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 18 days ago
October, raising a family here, investing in businesses here. I’m not going anywhere and am committed to working with all Topekans to improve our city and make it a better place. What do you see as being the key issues in this election? Without... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
‘What would Jesus do’?: Will people donate to turn Charles Sheldon study into a museum?week he spent editing The Topeka Daily Capital “as Jesus would have done it.” (
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 21 days ago
week he spent editing The Topeka Daily Capital “as Jesus would have done it.” (Kansas State Historical Society) A group of Topekans are working to restore and transform the Charles Sheldon study into a museum at Ward-Meade Historic Site. (Emily... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Rural product Hunter Browning switches positions to help East for Shrine Bowlreally a matter of going out of town or staying in town. It was just whatever f
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 22 days ago
really a matter of going out of town or staying in town. It was just whatever felt right to me.” Browning is one of five Topekans on the East roster, with Hayden’s Tomas Stringer, Seaman’s Dalton Cowan, Shawnee Heights’ Wyatt Hubert and Topeka... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Westar’s admirable corporate citizenshipheard about the situation in Emporia, they mobilized an effort to help fellow K
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 25 days ago
heard about the situation in Emporia, they mobilized an effort to help fellow Kansans in need. This response is familiar to Topekans who recognize Westar’s important role in our state and community. From the 50 to 70 environmental projects completed... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
A decisive mayoral contest in Topekathe dismal turnout for most local elections in Topeka, this level of interest i
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 26 days ago
the dismal turnout for most local elections in Topeka, this level of interest is encouraging. It demonstrates that Topekans value civic engagement and recognize that this is a critical time for our city. However, if you look at the turnout... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Max Stucky-Halley takes advantage of opportunity, advances at Kansas Amateurwill now face Goodland’s Gage Ihrig in Friday’s morning match after Ihrig toppe
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 28 days ago
will now face Goodland’s Gage Ihrig in Friday’s morning match after Ihrig topped Overland Park’s Jack Lee 3&2. Of the four Topekans in the field, only Stucky-Halley and Justice Valdivia advanced to the second round. Valdivia built a huge early lead... Read more
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Four Topekans make Kansas Amateur match play bracketThursday at Kansas City Country Club. Stucky-Halley shot a 5-over 75 on Wednesd
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 28 days ago
Thursday at Kansas City Country Club. Stucky-Halley shot a 5-over 75 on Wednesday to finish with a 4 over 144, tops among Topekans at the tourney. Stucky-Halley was one of four Topekans to make the match play bracket and will be the No. 28 seed,... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Cyclovia expands throughout TopekaAugust 11-13 this year. Before last year’s Cyclovia, Visit Topeka held a conte
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 29 days ago
August 11-13 this year. Before last year’s Cyclovia, Visit Topeka held a contest (the My Top Festival competition) to give Topekans an opportunity to vote for a festival idea. After 3,000 votes were tallied and a cycling event was declared the... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka city government sought diverse applicant pool for city managerwith the public at a community reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at the c
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 29 days ago
with the public at a community reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at the city’s Holliday Building, 620 S.E. Madison. Topekans since April 2005 have had a city council-manager form of government, in which the governing body sets policy while... Read more
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Savanna Maue: Another local restaurant opens in Topekaweek, you may have noticed, we were able to share that Bluebird Diner opened in
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 1 months ago
week, you may have noticed, we were able to share that Bluebird Diner opened in North Topeka at 2134 N. Kansas Ave. Three Topekans, Janelle Cripps, Tonya Vila and Benjamin Kirby are restoring a historic diner, (previously known as Bill’s Diner)... Read more
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A friendly encounter with Topekans“Friendly Topekans” On my way from Palacios, Texas to Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin, I
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 1 months ago
“Friendly Topekans” On my way from Palacios, Texas to Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin, I pulled off the Kansas Turnpike to get gas at a place called Larry’s Shortstop — a recommendation from a fellow working at the toll plaza there. While slowing down (and... Read more
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Power restored to most Westar Energy customers in Topeka after overnight outagesPower to Topekans who spent most of Thursday night and Friday morning in the da
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 1 months ago
Power to Topekans who spent most of Thursday night and Friday morning in the dark after a thunderstorm rolled through the area has largely been restored. Westar Energy’s outage map showed less than 10 customers were still without power in Topeka as... Read more
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Visit Topeka selects winner of coloring contest1,500 votes from 700 people in two rounds of voting. “It was a good contest to
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 1 months ago
1,500 votes from 700 people in two rounds of voting. “It was a good contest to involve the community as far as seeing Topekans involved and seeing places in Topeka,” said Topeka Capital-Journal digital key and account manager Terri... Read more

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