Dr. Michael Messmer | Prescription for Life

Beating the Heat

It’s that time of year again. School is about to start and with it all of the sports for fall. But as many of us know, those sports are beginning ri...

Kyle Seiwert | This Fat Guy is Running

Of Course Boston's Been On My Mind

I'm pretty unemotional about virtually everything. I like to say that I'm made of stone inside, and I attribute that to seeing things that don't rela...

A journey back in time

Visitors from near and far view history at Ward-Meade Park

A recreational oasis

Lake Shawnee offers outdoor play land for many

Miles and miles of adventure

Shunga Trail shows a different side of Topeka

Playing in skateboard heaven

Skate parks provide welcoming home

Topeka’s grand old park

Gage Park continues to evolve in its second century

Topeka Zoo roars with interest

Zoo inside Gage Park bustling with year-round activities


Relaxing on the links

Whether you are a weekend duffer or a serious scratch golfer, Topeka-area golf courses have something for just about everyone. From long and challenging to short and sweet. Here is a look at your golfing options:


Master Gardener

Time to get those green fingers working and get your garden under control. Plants are growing faster than you can pick ’em so get them in rows of five or more to clear some space. The more you clear in a row, the more points you get.