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Feeding peace

July 02
Television, newspapers, magazines and the web are filled with images of starving children — skeleton-like figures crouched like dogs on their haunches while their mothers wail in anguish.... Click here to read more»
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Our view: A beautiful weekend for fun

July 02
Sundown Salute kicked off last night, and will continue for the next three days. The annual Fourth of July celebration, the largest free festival of its kind in Kansas, is fun for the entire family.... Click here to read more»
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Firework responsibility

June 30
To the Editor: We are privileged to have the opportunity to shoot fireworks in this county in celebration of our independence and the Fourth of July holiday.... Click here to read more»
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Candidate appeal in Kansas

June 30
If there was a radio version of the "Bachelor" or "Bachelorette" TV show in which contestants compete for your favor, it would probably be a lot like the next few months when candidates for the Kansas House of Representatives ask for your vote.... Click here to read more»
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The old red barn

June 25
John Schlageck Kansas Farm Bureau When I was a youngster, one of my favorite places to play on a cold winter day was my Uncle Joe and Aunt Anna’s weathered red barn.... Click here to read more»
Exclusive: Roosters' fertility problem hits U.S. chicken supply, lifts prices
(Reuters) - The world's largest chicken breeder has discovered that a key breed of rooster has a genetic issue that is reducing its fertility, adding to problems constraining U...
Shale boom confounds forecasts as U.S. set to pass Russia, Saudi Arabia
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Four years into the shale revolution, the U.S. is on track to pass Russia and Saudi Arabia as the world's largest producer of crude oil, most analysts agree...
Iraqi security forces find 53 blindfolded bodies south of Baghdad
HILLA Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces found 53 corpses, blindfolded and handcuffed, in a town south of Baghdad early on Wednesday, local officials said...
East Coast wakes up to power cuts after storms kill five
SYRACUSE N.Y. (Reuters) - Thousands of people in U.S. East Coast states woke up to power cuts and a major clean-up operation on Wednesday after severe storms and high winds killed five people...
Apple loses China patent case, separate suit against Apple continues
BEIJING (Reuters) - A Beijing court has ruled against Apple Inc by upholding the validity of a patent held by a Chinese company, clearing the way for the Chinese company to continue its own case against Apple for infringing intellectual property rights...
Movie/TV Reviews
'Stupid F—ing Bird': Theater Review
Chekhov's "The Seagull" is given a highly contemporary makeover in Pasadena. read more
'Randy Newman's Faust: The Concert': Theater Review
Composer Randy Newman played the Devil in this one-night concert staging of his musical version of the "Faust" legend...
'Monty Python Live (Mostly)': Theater Review
The first of 10 farewell shows by the British comedy legends is an uneven mix of classic sketches, archival footage and songs in the key of "Spamalot...
'Deliver Us From Evil': Film Review
Scott Derrickson makes his second "based on a true story" exorcism tale. read more

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RV park proposal looking better

July 10
CHAPMAN — About one month after discussing the process Liberal’s Dave Riley would have to follow to obtain city water and sewer services for his proposed RV park and storage facility at 2701 N.... Click here to read more»
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June wetter, warmer than usual

July 09
June saw a drastic divergence from the weather patterns of earlier months. While it was warmer than normal, as was May, it was significantly above normal rainfall, unlike May.... Click here to read more»
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Stormwater plan involves more than infrastructure

July 09
The long-term vision for Junction City’s stormwater management plan doesn’t just focus on the condition of the current stormwater system. The city’s needs, conditions and requirements all were evaluated as City Commissioners discussed a Stormwater Management Master Plan during a work ... Click here to read more»
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Chapman's new administrator strives for transparency

July 09
CHAPMAN — There were several smiling faces in the City Council chambers last night. Austin St. John earned the job he hoped for, and members of the City Council nabbed their top candidate for the position of city administrator.... Click here to read more»
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JCPD looking for fugitive

July 09
Junction City police are seeking the public's assistance in locating wanted fugitive Marco Eugene Foreman. Foreman is described as being a black male, 5'8" and 140 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.... Click here to read more»
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Sundown Salute brings in big numbers

July 09
This year’s Sundown Salute brought in outstanding numbers, which will be carried over to next year’s celebration. The Sundown Salute is a time-honored tradition in Junction City that dates back to the early 1970s.... Click here to read more»
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Junction City Commissioners receive outside advice on land banks

July 08
The land bank situation won't go away, just like the property for sale in the tax sales. Junction City Commissioners held a work session to discuss land banks and managing land use.... Click here to read more»
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Corn crop kickin'

July 08
There is an old saying "Knee High by the Fourth of July" which is supposed to mean if the corn crop is knee-high by the Fourth of July, it is going to be a good harvesting season, but several experts have said that saying is old.... Click here to read more»

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Perez hits 3-run HR in 9th, Royals beat Rays 5-4

July 10
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Salvador Perez gave the Royals a late lift Wednesday night heading into a key midseason series. Perez hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the ninth inning and Kansas City beat Tampa Bay 5-4 to take two of three from the Rays.
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Junction City tops Baldwin City in storm-shortened game 6-1

July 08
The lightning couldn’t clear the Junction City Brigade from the field. With a 6-1 lead entering the bottom of the sixth inning, the Junction City players quickly placed out the tarp to protect the mound and batting circle after the umpire spotted lightning clouds fast approaching.
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Foster set for LeBron James Skills Academy

July 08
MANHATTAN — The invites keep rolling in for Kansas State’s sensational sophomore guard Marcus Foster. The latest comes from the camp that features the name of the current King of basketball, prized NBA free agent LeBron James.
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JC Police Blotter

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Daily record for July 9, 2014

July 09
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 68 calls and made five arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Wednesday.... Click here to read more»
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Daily record for July 8, 2014

July 08
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 101 calls and made six arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Tuesday.... Click here to read more»
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Daily record for July 3, 2014

July 03
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 101 calls and made 10 arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Thursday.... Click here to read more»

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Around Kansas

Riders call tallest waterslide scary, but worth it

July 09
KANSAS CITY — Six weeks after the world’s tallest waterslide was initially scheduled to open to the public, media members and local dignitaries took the first rides Wednesday on the Kansas
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Kansas City suburb to allow Little Free Library

July 08
LEAWOOD — After a plea from a 9-year-old boy, a Kansas City suburb will temporarily allow residents to have small, free lending libraries in their yards.
The Leawood City Council on Monday night

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Jan 21, 2014

Rothlisberg claims quote about OB/GYN services was misconstrued

A quote attributed to State Rep. Allan Rothlisberg about women’s reproductive health services ...Full Story»
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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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Feb 25, 2014

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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Apr 25, 2014

USD 475 mourning loss of Washington Elementary principal

Update: A special time of remembrance for Lorraine Walker has been planned from 5 to 7 p.m. today in ...Full Story»
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Jun 18, 2013

Police seize $800K in I-70 bust

Junction City police Tuesday morning seized $828,220 in what’s believed to be drug proceeds after ...Full Story»
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