Council Members Bid Farewell to Seats

Tuesday night's City Council session was the last for Brett Blackburn and Lana Kennedy.

Blackburn didn't offer a farewell speech, but Lana Kennedy announced she and her husband are moving away from Topeka at the end of the month.

Kennedy after coming on to the council with rose-colored glasses, the councill job proved "tough" but "fun and educational."

Kennedy added that she believed she had failed in her effort to make changes for the capital City.

Both Blackburn and Kennedy declined to seek re-election.

Also, council members launched Tuesday's regular session with a round of recognition.

The local state champs victory tours took them to the council chambers.

Highland Park high school's boys basketball team was honored for recently capturing its third straight Five-A state title.

The Washburn rural girls team was also on hand after winning the Six-A title earlier this month.

Both teams also were honored Monday at the Statehouse.

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