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Posted on: January 30, 2023

Great Overland Comic Convention set for Feb. 25-26

Great Overland Comic Convention logo

TOPEKA, KAN. – The Great Overland Comic Convention is set for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 25 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 26 at Great Overland Station, 701 N. Kansas Ave. in Topeka. The event features a talented line-up of performers, artists, animator...

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Posted on: January 18, 2023

John Bell named Parks Superintendent

John Bell

John Bell named Parks Superintendent for Shawnee County Parks + Recreation

TOPEKA, KAN. – John Bell has been appointed Parks Superintendent for Shawnee County Parks + Recreation. Bell brings to the position 25 years of knowledge of SCP+R’s parks and facili...

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Posted on: January 18, 2023

Cory Hollar joins Shawnee County Parks + Recreation

Cory Hollar

TOPEKA, KAN. – Cory Hollar has joined Shawnee County Parks + Recreation as multi-media coordinator. Hollar will be responsible for social media, managing the department’s website, and photography and video production. He has spent the past 1.5 years with ...

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Posted on: December 5, 2022

Winter/Spring issue of The Guide now online

The Guide Winter Spring 2023

The Winter/Spring issue of The Guide is now online. The issue features Jerold Binkley Tulip Time, summer camp registration, seasonal jobs, recreation programs, sports league registration and more.

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Posted on: December 19, 2022

John Boyd to retire from Shawnee County Parks + Recreation as director of planning and development

John Boyd

TOPEKA, KAN. – John Boyd is retiring as director of planning and development for Shawnee County Parks + Recreation. His last day with the department is Dec. 30. A retirement celebration is set for Wednesday, Dec. 21 from 1-3 p.m. at Rey...

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Posted on: November 16, 2022

Adam Cordero-Steele joins Shawnee County Parks + Recreation

Shawnee County Parks and Rec

TOPEKA, KAN. – Adam Cordero-Steele has joined Shawnee County Parks + Recreation as a recreation leader. He will oversee Hillcrest Community Center and develop recreation programs for the community. Cordero-Steele previously worked as a seasonal e...

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Posted on: November 15, 2022

Eric VanBecelaere, Dustyn Whyte and Laurel Padilla join Shawnee County Parks + Recreation

Shawnee County Parks and Rec

TOPEKA, KAN. – Eric VanBecelaere has joined Shawnee County Parks + Recreation as Administrative Superintendent and Dustyn Whyte has joined the department as Recreation Manager. VanBecelaere spent more than 30 years in various positions ...

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Posted on: August 30, 2022

Pinecrest Park renamed Nellie Hogan Park

Nellie Hogan with county commissioners and parks officials

TOPEKA, KAN. – Shawnee County commissioners at their Aug. 29 Board of County Commissioners meeting, renamed Pinecrest Park Nellie Hogan Park to honor an unsung heroine who dedicated decades of her life to serving the Hi-Crest community,...

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