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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»
'Excessive' rubbing of engine blades caused F-35 failure: Pentagon
LONDON (Reuters) - The engine failure that has grounded the entire fleet of Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets was caused by "excessive" rubbing of fan blades in the plane's Pratt & Whitney engine, but does not appear to be a fundamental design flaw, the Pentagon's chief weapons buyer said on Sunday...
As some high-risk assets take a hit, investors fear worse is to come
(Reuters) - World financial markets became reacquainted with fear last week, and even if it was short-lived, the ructions in some riskier assets looked to some like a precursor to a much rougher ride down the road...
Heavy fighting breaks out near Libya's Tripoli airport, seven dead
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Heavy fighting broke out between rival militias vying for control of Libya's main airport on Sunday, killing at least seven people and forcing a halt of all flights in the worst fighting in the capital for six months...
Iraqi factions hit new delay in forming government
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's parliament failed on Sunday to break a political deadlock that is holding up the formation of a new government to tackle an Islamist-led insurgency raging less than 50 miles (80 km) from Baghdad...
REFILE-UPDATE 3-Thousands of Gaza civilians flee after Israeli warning
* Israel commandos, in night-time raid, clash with militants
Movie/TV Reviews
'Paris of the North' ('Paris Nordursins'): Karlovy Vary Review
The second feature of Icelandic director Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson, whose "Either Way" was remade as "Prince Avalanche" by David Gordon Green, stars Bjorn Thors ("The Deep")...
'Extant': TV Review
"Extant" is a summer blockbuster from CBS that seems to take its sweet time getting interesting -- like it has a second season in mind, not some wild "event" that ends this summer...
'The Long Shrift': Theater Review
James Franco directs his "Child of God" star Scott Haze in Robert Boswell's drama about a young man wrongly convicted of rape, who re-encounters his accuser nine years later...
'Lyle': Outfest Review
A Brooklyn-set psychological thriller stars Gaby Hoffmann as a pregnant lesbian housewife. read more

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Police investigating Saturday morning shooting

July 12
A man was shot early Saturday morning. At approximately 2:38 a.m., the victim, later identified as Isaac Johnson, 25, suffered gunshot wounds by an unknown assailant.... Click here to read more»
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Free Fair more than just food

July 11
The Geary County Free Fair is still a couple weeks away, but Mason Muto, a member of Humboldt 4-H, is just about finished with the projects he plans to enter — including a small robot.... Click here to read more»
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Plan for city parks continue

July 11
The thought of closing two city parks looms in the city’s subconscious. The topic came up during last month’s Junction City budget session. City Commissioners want to determine long-term plans with Martin Luther King Park and Sertoma Park.... Click here to read more»
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17th Annual Junction City Special Needs Rodeo

July 11
The 17th annual Junction City Special Needs Rodeo looks to rope kids into having some fun. The Exceptional Family Member Program will be hosting their special needs rodeo, free to all special needs children 4 years and older.... Click here to read more»
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Geary County Health Department receives $30,000 Susan G. Komen Grant

July 11
The Geary County Health Department received a little more than $30,000 in grant money from the Susan G. Komen foundation. Erma Patterson, Director of the grant, said the money was awarded on May 1, and will be used to provide free breast cancer education in the community.... Click here to read more»
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City development plan introduced to public

July 10
Ideas for development have been growing in Junction City and Geary County. The public was invited to hear about them during tonight's comprehensive plan project open house.... Click here to read more»
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Milford Lake upgraded to algae warning

July 10
MILFORD — Milford Lake once again has been placed under a public health warning after large amounts of toxic blue-green algae were detected. The northern half of Milford Lake has been under an algae warning for the past two weeks.... Click here to read more»
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Junction City Arts Council helps bring art to community

July 10
Green Park Apartments have partnered with the Junction City Arts Council to bring art to children. "The Junction City Arts Council decided to help the children express themselves, and they’re showing that it’s not always a picture, sometimes it’s a design," said Karen Stroggins, Resident ... Click here to read more»

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Collette helps Blues dominate Hays 15-2

July 12
As the Junction City Post 45 ‘A’ Blues gathered for its postgame meeting on the bleachers alongside left field at Rathert Stadium, starting pitcher Dylan Collette danced back and forth to Katy Perry’s "Firework," which blared over the speakers.
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VFC Fight Night comes to Fort Riley

July 12
Joe Wilk sees how hard the soldiers he trains on the Fort Riley Combatives team work every day. So the chance for his fighters to put their skills to the test always is an exciting time.
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Tigers squeak past KC 2-1

July 12
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus was feeling ill even before Friday night’s game against Kansas City, so he told bench coach Gene Lamont in the second inning that he was heading upstairs.
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JC Police Blotter

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Daily record for July 11, 2014

July 11
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 77 calls and made three arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Friday.... Click here to read more»
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Daily record for July 10, 2014

July 10
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 70 incidents and made four arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m.... Click here to read more»
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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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Around Kansas

November trial set for boy accused of killing dad

July 11
OLATHE — A northeast Kansas teenager accused of killing his father is scheduled to go to trial in November on a first-degree murder charge.
The Kansas City Star reports the 15-year-old Shawnee boy

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Two cases of measles confirmed in Wichita area

July 10
WICHITA — State health officials say two cases of measles in the Wichita area are linked to a recent outbreak in the bistate Kansas City metropolitan area.
The Sedgwick County cases reported Thursday

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KU gets $12.5 million grant to help western Kansas

July 10
LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas Hospital will lead a team working to reduce deaths from heart attacks and strokes in western Kansas.
The hospital announced Wednesday that it had received a $12.5

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Jan 21, 2014

Rothlisberg claims quote about OB/GYN services was misconstrued

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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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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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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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