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Germanfest

Updated: 06/08/2008 - More than 1,000 Topekans came out Saturday to celebrate Germanfest and the festivities continue Sunday from 9 am - 5pm.

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Germanfest in Full Swing

Updated: 06/07/2008 - There's a German buffet, a mini train, margaritas and more all to help Sacred Heart and Saint Joseph Parishes and of course to celebrate German heritage.

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Thomas the Tank Engine Rolls into Baldwin

Updated: 06/07/2008 - Midland Railway in Baldwin City is hosting the "Day Out with Thomas." The event continues June 8, and June 13, 14 and 15. The highlight is a train ride with Thomas himself. Family activities are also included on the Midland Railway grounds.

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Money Needed for Helping Hands Shelter

Posted: 06/07/2008 - Helping Hands is in desperate need of a new facility to give the animals an oasis from the heat and avoid overcrowding.

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One Person Dead in Jefferson County Accident

Updated: 06/06/2008 - A Kansas Highway Patrol official says one person has died in an accident just west of Winchester Friday evening. The victim has not yet been identified.

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Brownback Talks Elections, Energy

Posted: 06/06/2008 - Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kansas, says energy policy will emerge as a key issue in Washington. He also urges voters to look beyond rhetoric to the records of the candidates in the upcoming Presidential election.

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What Caused "The Spirit of Kansas" Crash

Posted: 06/06/2008 - The Air Force says it now knows what caused a military plane called "The Spirit of Kansas" to plunge to the ground back in February.

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Manhattan Teacher Heads to Court

Posted: 06/06/2008 - Former Manhattan High School teacher Katherine Harder was in court for a preliminary hearing Friday. Harder is charged with unlawful sexual relations with a minor.

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Red Cross Assisting in Clay Center

Posted: 06/06/2008 - Two volunteers from the Manhattan-area American Red Cross are in Clay Center to help weather victims. The town was hit by Friday's tornado.

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What Kansans Think About Healthcare

Posted: 06/06/2008 - Kansas Health Consumer Coalition and Kansas Health Institute convened a meeting Friday to unveil what people in three dialogue meetings had to say about funding health care in Kansas.

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Zoo Offers "Dream Night" for Kids

Posted: 06/06/2008 - The Topeka Zoo spent the Friday evening hosting special needs children and their families to "Dream Night at the Zoo" 875 people enjoyed an evening of food, music, animal programs and behind the scene tours.

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Fire at Wal-Mart in Topeka

Posted: 06/06/2008 - A dumpster fire broke out around 7 p.m. Friday night at Wal-Mart on Wanamaker in Topeka. The dumpster went up in flames behind the building.

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Update: Jo Ann Mayfield's Gas Back On, For Now

Posted: 06/06/2008 - Jo Ann Mayfield, the mentally disabled woman who could not afford to keep her gas on, has had it turned back on after reaching an agreement with Kansas Gas and the Salvation Army. How long it remains on remains to be seen.

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Topeka-Shawnee Relay for Life Underway

Updated: 06/06/2008 - Relay teams are walking to honor cancer survivors, current cancer patients and those who have lost the fight to the disease Friday.

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Abortion Opponents spar over name

Posted: 06/06/2008 - The name "Operation Rescue" is the center of a court battle in Wichita. Anti-abortion leader Randall Terry says he started a group by that name and wants Troy Newman of Wichita to stop using the name for his group.

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Vic Miller Files to Keep His Commission Seat

Posted: 06/06/2008 - Shawnee County Commisisoner Vic Miller filed for re-election Friday. He represents the 2nd District. So far, no one else has filed for the seat.

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Singer Sets Retirement Date

Posted: 06/06/2008 - Bill Singer, who heads up emergency communications for Shawnee County, says he'll retire effective August 1st. The 65-year old has worked for the county for 13 years.

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Downtown Topeka Workers Getting Fit

Updated: 06/06/2008 - An effort to get downtown workers out walking and eating better moved inside Friday. A special speaker came to Topeka to help motivate the crowd.

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Buhler Teacher to Stand Trial on Molestation Charges

Posted: 06/06/2008 - Former Buhler High School Teacher, Richard Young, 68, is accused of fondling a 15-year-old South Korean foreign exchange student. Three other men testified that Young sexually abused them as well several years ago.

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