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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

Iran supreme leader spurns U.S. overture to fight Islamic State
PARIS/DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader said on Monday he had personally rejected an offer from the United States for talks to fight Islamic State, an apparent blow to Washington's efforts to build a military coalition to fight militants in both Iraq and Syria...
Oil hits two-year low; dollar rises ahead of Fed
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Brent crude fell below $97 per barrel on Monday, its lowest level in more than two years, as weak Chinese economic data cut the prospect for demand at a time of abundant supply, while expectations that the Federal Reserve will provide new details this week about its plans to raise interest rates lifted the dollar...
Swiss say would shield Snowden from 'political' extradition to U.S.
ZURICH (Reuters) - Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden could be granted safe passage in Switzerland if he helped a potential criminal inquiry into U...
Washington wins diplomatic support for campaign in Iraq; Syria trickier
PARIS (Reuters) - World powers backed military measures on Monday to help defeat Islamic State fighters in Iraq, boosting Washington's efforts to set up a coalition, but made no mention of the tougher diplomatic challenge next door in Syria...
Urban Outfitters apologizes for Kent State red-splattered sweatshirt
CLEVELAND, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Teen apparel retailer Urban Outfitters apologized on Monday after criticism for selling a vintage Kent State University sweatshirt that appeared to be splattered with blood-red dye in a look reminiscent of an infamous 1970 campus shooting...
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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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JCRA helps Junction City resident fight cancer

September 13
On Sept. 11, the Junction City Rodeo Association (JCRA) donated $409.44 to Brandon Stroda of Junction City. The monies were collected for "Tough Enough to Fight Cancer" at the Friday night rodeo performance.
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4-H club members volunteer to promote activity within the community

September 15
Geary County 4-H clubs have much more to offer than just cattle showing and farming....Full Story»
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Farewell and good luck, ‘Yo’

September 15
Michael Brown received a standing ovation from his fellow firefighters, city and county staff, Junction City residents, friends and family who came to the municipal building yesterday to wish him luck in his retirement....Full Story»
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Dollar General development may receive green light

September 15
The final addition to the Dollar General Store is close. City Commissioners will consider the development agreement, the final plat and a release of easement for a storm drainage structure during tonight’s Commissioner meeting....Full Story»
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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 performer's families gathered to raise money for the GCHS....Full Story»
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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 needs or projects to raise funds for in the Geary County/Junction City area....Full Story»
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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 attraction, weapons firing, Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard demonstrations, a petting ...Full Story»

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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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Defense continues strong play in shutout of Emporia

September 13
In the first half, it was like stepping out of a time machine into the early 20th century. The second half was a bit more modern, at least for one side.
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No. 19 Wildcats get Saturday off as Auburn awaits

September 12
MANHATTAN — In Bill Snyder’s perfect world, the notoriously regimented coach would be getting No. 19 Kansas State ready for a Saturday afternoon game against a relatively non-descript opponent.
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