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No more taxes

August 07
To the Editor: Several articles in the last week have been published regarding possible substantial raises in the Geary County property tax mill levy, or cuts in expenditures for 2015 in the county budget.... Click here to read more»
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Taxpayers need protection

August 07
To the Editor: During the past several days, we have been greeted with the news about hot weather and a warning from County Commissioner Whitebread that county mill levy would go up.... Click here to read more»
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Our view: Elections, expenses leave intriguing questions

August 07
On Tuesday night, area voters chose new blood over experience to represent us in Topeka as the state representative for the 65th district. Moving on from the Republican primary was Lonnie Clark.... Click here to read more»
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Not in Huelskamp's corner

August 01
John Montgomery Hutchinson News Editor/Publisher The 1st District congressional race isn’t about which Republican is more conservative. There is a difference between being conservative — even a tea party conservative — and just being an obstructionist.... Click here to read more»
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Fort Riley needs our support

July 26
It’s no secret Fort Riley has a huge impact on Junction City and Geary County. It’s the largest employer in the region and state. Soldiers stationed at Fort Riley are our customers at our numerous businesses.... Click here to read more»
Gaza war rages on, Hamas says Israel tried to kill its military chief
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike in Gaza killed the wife and infant son of Hamas's military leader, Mohammed Deif, the group said, calling it an attempt to assassinate him after a ceasefire collapsed...
Global stocks ease after BoE minutes stun markets
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global equity markets eased on Wednesday on a few poor corporate results and the release of Bank of England minutes that hinted at an early interest rate hike, but minutes from the Federal Reserve showed no desire to bring forward plans to raise rates...
Islamic State opens new anti-U.S. front with beheading video
BAGHDAD/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State's beheading of a U.S. journalist and its threat to "destroy the American cross" suggests it has gained enough confidence seizing large areas of Iraq and Syria to take aim at American targets despite the risks...
Death toll from Ebola outbreak in West Africa rises to 1350
DAKAR, Aug 20 (Reuters) - The death toll from the Ebola oubreak in West Africa has risen to 1,350, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, with 106 new deaths reported between August 17-18 in three countries...
Father of Texas 'affluenza' teen arrested for impersonating police officer
DALLAS (Reuters) - The father of the Texas teenager who killed four people while driving drunk and claimed his family's wealth was partially to blame has been arrested for impersonating a police officer, legal documents showed...
Movie/TV Reviews
‘As Above, So Below': Film Review
John Erick Dowdle directs this Paris-set chiller, starring Perdita Weeks and Ben Feldman read more
'Fidelio: Alice's Journey' ('Fidelio: L'odyssee d'Alice'): Locarno Review
Lucie Borleteau's globetrotting romantic drama premiered at the Swiss festival, winning Best Actress ...
'Kite': Fantasia Review
Yasuomi Umetsu's anime gets lifeless live-action treatment read more
'Horse Money' ('Cavalo dinheiro'): Locarno Review
Portuguese writer-director Pedro Costa's latest collaboration with non-pro performer "Ventura" world-premiered ...

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Internet exclusive

August 20
Editor's note: Junction City native Damien Zimmerman won the most recent Spotlight Challenge on the SyFy television show, "Face Off." He's one of 10 contestants still in the running for the grand prizes, which include $100,000, a 2014 Fiat 500, and a VIP trip to one of Kryolan's makeup locations.... Click here to read more»
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Battle of badges to highlight blood drive

August 20
Junction City firefighters and law enforcement officers will be holding a Battle of the Badges competition during a blood drive in Junction City next week.... Click here to read more»
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Broadway star coming to Flint Hills

August 20
The C.L. Hoover Opera House will be presenting An Evening with Liz Callaway starting at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Callaway is a Tony nominee and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer and recording artist.... Click here to read more»
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Grandview Plaza looking to do road repairs

August 20
Some streets in Grandview Plaza will see new life, but it could cost a pretty penny. ... Click here to read more»
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Cell service could improve in Junction City

August 20
Dead zones are now a thing of the past in Junction City. City officials took a step closer towards better communication within the city by approving the construction of towers to improve wireless services in low-capacity areas known as dead zones.... Click here to read more»
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Cabela's to host National Team Championship at Milford Lake in 2015

August 20
Cabela’s, in conjunction with the Walleye Federation, will host its National Team Championship competition in May of 2015 at Milford Lake. The contest will allow "grass-roots anglers" to compete for their share in a cash and prize pool worth more than $200,000.... Click here to read more»
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Milford Lake chosen as top spot for outdoor writers

August 20
The Outdoor Writers of Kansas has named Milford Lake as its destination for November 2014. This event will bring writers, videographers, freelancers and radio-hosts from across the state together in an outdoor media event.... Click here to read more»
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US official: More airstrikes in Iraq

August 20
WASHINGTON — American fighter jets and drones conducted nearly a dozen airstrikes in Iraq since Tuesday, a U.S. official said, even as Islamic State militants threatened to kill a second American captive in retribution for any continued attacks.... Click here to read more»

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Surging Royals rally past A’s for 7-3 win

August 14
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals didn’t let Jarrod Dyson’s defensive miscue slow them down on Thursday. Dyson drove in the tying run in a five-run seventh, while Nori Aoki and Billy Butler each drove in two runs and the surging Kansas City Royals rallied to defeat the
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Royals’ win streak ends with 11-3 loss to A’s

August 13
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals’ winning streak ended with a resounding thud. Jon Lester pitched six strong innings and Josh Donaldson homered twice and drove in four runs as the Oakland Athletics beat Kansas City 11-3 Tuesday night, snapping the Royals’ eight-game winning
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First-place Royals? Better start to believe it

August 12
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — When the Royals rolled out of bed Tuesday morning and glanced at the standings, they saw something that hadn’t been the case since many of them were in junior high school.
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JC Police Blotter

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Daily record for Aug. 20, 2014

August 20
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 91 calls and made eight arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Wednesday.... Click here to read more»
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Daily record for Aug. 19, 2014

August 19
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 78 calls and made nine arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Tuesday.... Click here to read more»
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Daily record for Aug. 18, 2014

August 18
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 105 calls and made 11 arrests in the 48-hour period ending 7 a.m. Monday.... Click here to read more»

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GOP intensifies efforts in Kan. governor’s race

August 20
WICHITA — The Republican Governors Association is spending $600,000 on a television ad buy attacking Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s Democratic challenger, the group said Tuesday.
The conservative

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Controversy over closed school in SE Kansas

August 20
MCCUNE — A controversy over the future of a closed school in southeast Kansas continues to brew.
The Southeast School District is offering to lease a former elementary school in McCune to the city

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KDHE announces state’s first report of West Nile

August 19
TOPEKA — State health officials say a man from Republic County has the first reported case of West Nile virus in Kansas this year.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment did not release

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Jan 21, 2014

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Apr 23, 2014

Smith resigning as city manager, placed on administrative leave

Just two weeks after presenting his State of the City address, Gerald Smith has submitted his letter ...Full Story»
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No one injured in Tuesday evening blaze

No one was injured Tuesday evening following a blaze that destroyed a Junction City home....Full Story»
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