This year the Council Grove Republican newspaper celebrated 150 year, for one third of that time Tom Essington has been delivering newspapers for the Emporia Gazette, the Shoppers Publication and now the Republican.
Members of the Arab Shrine Temple of Topeka transport children and an adult family member to the Shriners Hospital for Children in St. Louis. There is no cost to the children or their families for services they receive from the Shriners.
Students at Washburn Rural High School work at The Shack, Common Grounds coffee shop, and the bank in the school’s cafeteria learning real-world skills as part of the Career and Technical Education pathways.
Topeka Fire Department Inspector Chad Holthaus makes sure local businesses, contractors and property managers are aware of their safety hazards. He wants to educate them for the future -- not just solving the problem at hand.