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Tim Hrenchir


Topeka, KS, United States

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Recent articles by Tim:

Masks among issues discussed by candidates for Auburn-Washburn USD 437 Board of Education

Candidates for seats on the Board of Education for Auburn-Washburn USD 437 shared their views about key issues with The Capital-Journal. → Read More

Being sedentary is 'the new smoking,' Topeka physician says while leading 'Walk With a Doc' event

Having a sedentary lifestyle has become "the new smoking" in terms of being a threat to people's health, says Topeka physician Samantha Muppala. → Read More

Who starred in a movie with Burt Reynolds? Here are 10 cool things about the Topeka Zoo.

A groundbreaking medical procedure saved the life of Topeka Zoo giraffe Hope in 2010. Hope tops our list of the 10 coolest things at the Topeka Zoo. → Read More

10-year-old Kansas girl shoots 26-point whitetail deer from 200 yards away

Ten-year-old Ella Perkins shot a 26-point buck last month on a farm her family owns in Cowley County. → Read More

Pedro Lopez Brand still creates Mexican food and spices 106 years after being founded in Topeka

A company created by Mexican immigrant Pedro Lopez is still producing Mexican foods and spices in Topeka after 106 years. → Read More

See the trailer for 'Red Rocket,' a new movie starring Topeka native Bree Elrod

The official trailer for "Red Rocket," a movie co-starring Topeka native Bree Elrod that opens Dec. 3 in theaters, premiered Tuesday on YouTube. → Read More

A spar from the USS Constitution, 'Old Ironsides,' is a flagpole at Topeka High School

A school in the capital of landlocked Kansas displays a spar from the USS Constitution, a Naval ship that distinguished itself in the War of 1812. → Read More

Topeka Catholic priest suspended after allegation of sexual abuse of a minor, which he denies

A Topeka Catholic priest has been suspended after being accused of sexually abusing a minor. He denies having done it. → Read More

Lois Smith, born in Topeka, becomes oldest person to win a Tony Award for acting

Lois Smith, who was born in Topeka, on Sunday evening became the oldest person to ever win a Tony Award for acting. → Read More

Kansas leaves will change color in coming weeks. Here's when and where to find best scenery in the state.

This story tells when and where to find some of the best scenery as the leaves of trees throughout Kansas turn orange, yellow and red in coming weeks. → Read More

For decades, this police helicopter was a familiar sight in Topeka skies. History Guy looks back at its demise.

This week's History Guy video at CJOnline focuses on how the Topeka Police Department maintained a helicopter unit from 1971 to 2009. → Read More

15 Shawnee County homicides that have gone unsolved through the decades

From 1962 to 2020, here are the stories behind 15 of this community's best-known homicides that remain unsolved. → Read More

Topeka sewage sees high percentage of genetic remnants of COVID-19 when compared to 330 other communities

Testing conducted in recent weeks shows that Topeka, compared to other cities, has had high concentrations in its sewage of genetic remnants of COVID. → Read More

Historic locomotive Big Boy to make big return Thursday to Topeka's Great Overland Station

Big Boy No. 4014, the popular Union Pacific Railroad steam locomotive that stopped Aug. 9 in Topeka, will make another stop here on Thursday. → Read More

Board approves mask mandate, 6-0, for students, staff, visitors in Auburn-Washburn USD 437

Board members for Auburn-Washburn USD 437 voted 6-0 Sunday to approve a mask mandate, effective immediately, inside the district's facilities. → Read More

Friends of the Kaw has served as eyes, ears and voice of the Kansas River for 30 years. This is what they do.

Its 30th anniversary is being celebrated next month by Friends of the Kaw, a non-profit group that cleans up and advocates for the Kansas River. → Read More

It was 1897, and a strange light appeared in the sky over Topeka. History Guy looks back at the UFO sighting.

Hundreds reported they saw an unidentified object featuring a red light in the sky over Topeka on the evening of March 27, 1897. → Read More

Topeka Zoo's tricks to keep animals cool in summer swelter include dirt, air-conditioning and bloodsicles

Topeka Zoo staff members helped their animals cool off Thursday as the capital city continued to experience oppressive heat. → Read More

Neighbor accused of blinding neighbor's Irish setter while it hid charged with felony cruelty to animals

A judge last week denied a motion seeking the dismissal of a felony cruelty to animals charge faced by a man accused of shooting and wounding a dog. → Read More

Paul L. Pierson wants you to know he's very much alive after another Topekan with the same name dies in Georgia

Topekan Paul L. Pierson, 74, has found himself being confused with Paul Pierson, 76, of Topeka, who was fatally shot July 3 at a Georgia golf course. → Read More