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Camp Cowabunga Wins Third Award

When staff from Mohan Construction and the Topeka Zoo traveled to Wichita earlier this year to receive a construction award, they knew in advance that they would be receiving two awards. The third one was a complete surprise. The awards were presented by the Associated General Contractors of Kansas at the Kan-Struct convention on February …

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Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center Works to Save Kansas Reptile

The seven zoos in Kansas accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums are working together to evaluate the ornate box turtle population across the state in eight counties. The ornate box turtle is the state reptile of Kansas. Turtles are the most threatened group of vertebrates worldwide. Nearly 42% of turtle and tortoise species …

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Vision Bank Renews Support of the Topeka Zoo

In its ongoing commitment to support community endeavors and quality of place, Vision Bank will make a $10,000 donation to support the Topeka Zoo as a zoo Business Partner during a check presentation Friday, March 1, at 2:00 PM. Media are invited to attend. “The Topeka Zoo is a cornerstone of our community,” said Vision …

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2019 Point in Time Homeless Results

The point-in-time count of homeless persons in Topeka took place on January 23rd. This one day event produces a snapshot of the individuals in our community experiencing homelessness as defined by Housing and Urban Development. This data is used to support federal funding for the Continuum of Care Initiative. In 2018 the Topeka Rescue Mission …

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Jessica Lamendola Named City of Topeka Administrative and Financial Services Director

Jessica Lamendola will be the City of Topeka’s Administrative and Financial Services Director starting March 4, 2019. Topeka’s former Director of Finance and Administrative Services, Nickie Lee, accepted a job as the Assistant City Administrator for the City of Smithville, Missouri. Her last day at the City of Topeka was November 9, 2018. Since her …

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