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The value of local entertainment

July 19
It’s amazing to think in just a few short weeks, another season of Junction City Brigade baseball will be wrapping up. It feels like yesterday we were talking about the season starting.... Click here to read more»
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School District canít answer questions

July 16
I saw something at a recent 475 School Board meeting that I never expected to see. It happened when the School board was told that the new elementary school was going to cost about $4 million more than expected.... Click here to read more»
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Here we go again

July 16
To the Editor: What could possibly go wrong? In a time when the local population carries a massive, government-imposed level of debt (plus interest on that debt), ever-higher requirements for "revenue" for ongoing operations and an absolute disregard for cutting or caps or consolidation, we find government ... Click here to read more»
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Savor fruits of your labor

July 16
Now that gardens across Kansas are bearing vegetables, it’s time to taste, enjoy and appreciate the fruits or our labor. It seems like just a few short weeks ago folks walked to the machine shop, shed or garage and plucked a spade out of one of the dark corners and headed for the garden plot.... Click here to read more»
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How campaign, parks could impact area

July 16
Pursuing a capital campaign project will be a major undertaking for the Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce. With it comes a major expense — $16,000 per month for approximately nine months.... Click here to read more»
Five held in China food scandal probe, including head of Shanghai Husi Food
SHANGHAI/LANGFANG China (Reuters) - Shanghai police said on Wednesday they detained five people in an investigation into a Chinese-based supplier of foreign fast-food brands including KFC and McDonald's Corp over allegations the firm supplied out-of-date meat...
South Korea ferry fugitive hid behind cabin wall, bags of cash at hand
SUNCHEON/INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) - South Korea's most wanted man, whose heavily decomposed body was found in an orchard last month, had evaded arrest by hiding behind an upstairs wall of a wooden cabin, with suitcases of cash at hand, prosecutors said on Wednesday...
Plane with first coffins of Malaysian airliner victims leaves Ukraine
KHARKIV Ukraine (Reuters) - A Dutch air force transport plane carrying the first 16 coffins with the remains of victims of the downed Malaysian airliner took off on Wednesday from an airport in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv for the Netherlands...
UPDATE 2-Ukraine says pro-Russia rebels shoot down two fighter jets
* Rebels confirm one plane shot down (Releads on report of jets shot down)
Business executive wins Georgia Republican runoff in U.S. Senate race
ATLANTA (Reuters) - A former Fortune 500 executive who campaigned as a Washington outsider defeated an 11-term congressman on Tuesday in a key Republican runoff election in Georgia, setting the stage for November's race to fill an open Senate seat...
Movie/TV Reviews
'The Exact Shape of the Islands' ('La forma exacta de las islas'): Film Review
Prizewinning Argentinian documentary about a film maker in search of the "truth" about the 1982 Malvinas/Falklands conflict...
'The Kings Surrender' ('Wir waren Koenige'): Munich Review
German director Philipp Leinemann delivers an impressive genre film with a huge ensemble, led by Ronald Zehrfeld, Misel Maticevic, Mohamed Issa and Oliver Konietzny...
'Tiger Orange': Outfest Review
Two gay brothers struggle to put the past to rest in this moving Outfest drama. read more
'Perpetual Sadness' ('La Tirisia'): Karlovy Vary Review
Mexican actresses Adriana Paz and Gabriela Cartol play two women that are pregnant by the same man in writer-director Jorge Perez Solano's second feature...

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Hospital budget shows improvement

July 23
It was a short 20-minute meeting that brought what seemed to be good news. May’s budget meeting brought up concerns of the total patient revenue only bringing in $9,012,358, which was below budget by $617,842.... Click here to read more»

One faces attempted murder charges following Tuesday shooting

July 22
Editor's note: This story has been updated since its original posting. One person faces attempted murder charges Wednesday morning in connection with a shooting Tuesday that sent one person to the hospital.... Click here to read more»
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Community College asks for campus property

July 22
Cloud County Community College has made another request for Geary County to sell them the campus. The original lease for the campus is for 10 years, with two 5-year extensions.... Click here to read more»
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Communication key to city's budget

July 22
Junction City Commissioners haven't seemed to educated the public or themselves on taxes and the budget too well. Commissioners held a budget meeting Tuesday evening to give the public a clearer picture of what their city's budget looks like.... Click here to read more»
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Commissioner has vision for county

July 21
Geary County Commissioner Larry Hicks came up with some innovative ideas for Geary County. He was among 2,600 elected and appointed officials who participated in the 79th annual National Association of Counties (NACo) conference in New Orleans, La.... Click here to read more»
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A splash soon may have a price

July 21
Spin City may not be the only recreational site raising fees. Geary County Environmental Health Director Lisa Davies proposed pool code fees for public and semi-public pools.... Click here to read more»
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Questions still linger on presale of tech house

July 21
CHAPMAN — The 2014-15 construction tech house has not been prepurchased — at least not yet. Despite discussing during the past two months the matter of preselling the home, which annually is built by Chapman high school students under the leadership of construction tech teacher Josh Schlesener, ... Click here to read more»
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Online enrollment receiving positive reception

July 21
For its first district-wide run, online enrollment is going well this summer, Unified School District 475 officials believe. That doesn’t mean it’s done expanding, however.... Click here to read more»

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Depth key to Junction City's title run

July 21
No other team in the Mid-Plains league could’ve pulled off the feat the Junction City Brigade did last weekend to win the Mid-Plains League championship.
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Brigade win inaugural Mid-Plains tournament

July 20
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Brigade advance to the Mid-Plains semi-final with 4-0 win against Rossville

July 19
The Junction City Brigade will get it’s chance to avenge its tournament opening loss to the Topeka Senators. Brigade starting pitcher Justin Hersch ensured that by shutting down Rossville for seven innings Saturday night, striking out five while surrendering five hits and one walk to lead his
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JC Police Blotter

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Daily record for July 23, 2014

July 23
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 53 incidents and made five arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m.... Click here to read more»
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Daily record for July 22, 2014

July 22
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 81 calls and made eight arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Tuesday.... Click here to read more»
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Daily record for July 21, 2014

July 21
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 214 calls and made 16 arrests in 48- hour period ending 7 a.m. Monday.... Click here to read more»

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Audit says Kansas computer system security lacking

July 23
TOPEKA — The state’s current level of computer security could leave Kansas residents’ sensitive personal information vulnerable, a recent internal audit of the state’s computer
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Teen sentencing for stepbrotherís death in August

July 22
SALINA — A Kansas teenager who shot and killed his 9-year-old stepbrother during an argument over doing chores will be sentenced in August.
Ryan Velez, who is now 18, has spent about three years

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Lawyers quarrel over disclosures in bomb plot case

July 21
WICHITA — A federal judge is encouraging government lawyers to review what he calls "substantial" blacked-out material given to defense attorneys for a man accused of plotting a suicide bombing
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