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September 11

Junction City now will start enforcing its new ordinance on using handheld devices while driving, and it’s something motorists in Junction City and Geary County should stay ahead of the game to adhere to.

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September 06

A few mornings ago, I walked outside to head to work and noticed a pair of crows mingling near a trash can, cawing at anything — or anyone — who came near.

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September 01

Even before the gubernatorial election campaign kicks off in earnest at the State Fair debate Saturday, the issue of K-12 education appears to be clear or at least outlined well enough by both Republican Gov.

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September 01

School is off and running — we are having fun, and things are flowing very smoothly so far; we wouldn’t have it any other way, of course. When we think about getting the year started and what it entails, I think it’s important for us to all know how vital our transportation department

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August 29

If you’re ever in the mood for some friendly sports trash talk — some days — look no further than the Daily Union office. We have some pretty passionate sports fans — to the point where, between my desk and my boss’s office (Lisa), we’ve erected an electric fence

Apple to unveil new iPads, operating system on Oct. 21: report
(Reuters) - Apple Inc is set to launch two new iPads and release the next version of its Mac operating system at its next event on Oct...
Texas set to execute woman convicted of starving nine-year-old
(Reuters) - A woman convicted of the 2004 starving death of a nine-year-old boy is scheduled to die on Wednesday by lethal injection at a Texas state prison, authorities said...
U.S. consumer prices surprisingly weak, eyes on the Fed
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices fell for the first time in nearly 1-1/2 years in August and underlying inflation pressures were muted, which could lessen the urgency for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates...
IPhone emerges from 'bygone era', reviewers hail bigger handset
(Reuters) - Bigger is better and Apple Inc has finally realized that and given iPhone users a product that may be low on novelty but high on improvements, reviewers wrote...
Exclusive: Syria reveals more chemical weapons facilities to watchdog - sources
THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Syria has revealed a previously undeclared research and development facility and a laboratory to produce the poison ricin to the global chemical weapons watchdog, diplomatic sources told Reuters...
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Geary County Historical Society holds Ice Cream Social Sunday

September 14
The Geary County Historical Society hosted its annual Ice Cream Social Sunday in Junction City. Community members, bands from Junction City High School and Junction City Middle School, children and the
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Geary Community Healthcare Foundation hosts annual tournament

September 13
The Geary Community Healthcare Foundation hosted its 15th annual Fall Classic Golf Tournament Friday at Rolling Meadows Golf Course. Each year, the Foundation Board of Directors selects healthcare-related
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Fort Riley celebrates Apple Days

September 13
FORT RILEY — Fort Riley once again celebrated its Fall Apple Day Saturday at Artillery Parade Field on Fort Riley. The event featured numerous events for adults and kids, including a Nuclear Meltdown
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Junction City’s Youth Aviation Education Program

September 13
On Saturday morning, fog hovered over the streets of Junction City. However, by 9:30 a.m., there were nothing but blue skies and almost no wind remained. The roar of propellers in motion gave way to the
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The truth about flu vaccinations

September 17
Coughing, sneezing, runny noses — oh my! It seems like the inevitable flu season is approaching. But there’s one thing you’ll be glad to hear: there are preventative measures you can be take to better your odds of avoiding the dreaded illness....Full Story»
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City manager for hire

September 17
Junction City staff have begun their search for a new city manager. Though the position has been open since former- City Manager Gerald Smith was asked to resign in April, staff started the recruitment process a week ago....Full Story»
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Fort Riley soldier to serve six months prison for false statements

September 17
Daily Union Staff m.editor@thedailyunion.net KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A soldier at Fort Riley was sentenced Wednesday for making false material statements to the Social Security Administration....Full Story»
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Another bridge in time

September 17
Drivers traveling on McNeal Road will find a detour Monday. Work on the bridge will begin and consist of removing and replacing it. The detour route will take drivers onto Edwards Road....Full Story»
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'Jesus Christ Superstar' preparing for final shows

September 17
"Jesus Christ Superstar" cast members will have one more rehearsal Thursday in preparation for the last three shows of their 6-show run at the C.L. Hoover Opera House this week....Full Story»
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Late principal Walker will be remembered

September 17
Washington Elementary School will hold a dedication ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Friday. Staff, students and family of Lorraine Walker will dedicate a commemorative bench and tree in memory of Walker, the former principal of Washington Elementary School....Full Story»

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Lady Jay tennis finishes third at Chapman quad

September 16
CHAPMAN — The Junction City ladies tennis team grabbed four wins on their way to a third place finish Monday at the Chapman quad. "I thought it was a good experience for us," head coach Tim Hickert
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Parks sees growth in Lady Jays at Valley Center

September 16
Last week, Junction City head volleyball coach Megan Parks was anything but enthusiastic about her team’s performance in their home triangular, where they finished 1-1.
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McFarthing records third shutout as Blue Jays defeat Leavenworth 1-0

September 13
Goalkeeper Amir McFarthing recorded his third shutout in six matches this season as Junction City slipped past the Leavenworth Pioneers 1-0 Saturday at Al Simpler Stadium.
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