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September 29

When the fearmongering machine gets revved up, you know irrational people are going to be starting to believe things that are not true. It’s just like in the early 2000’s when the easily led people were convinced Saddam Hussein was behind the 9-11-01 attacks (even though just a few years

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September 18

The 2015 Junction City and Geary County budgets have been approved by the respective commissioners. As the budgets were being reviewed and discussed for approval, the common measurement and concern with the budget impact to us was the mill levy.

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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.

Texas hospital puts possible Ebola patient in isolation
(Reuters) - A Texas hospital said on Monday it has admitted a patient into "strict isolation" to be evaluated for possible infection with the Ebola virus, as health officials battle an epidemic in West Africa that has already killed thousands of people...
Fence-jumper ran through much of main floor of White House
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The man who breached security at the White House this month raced through several rooms on the main floor, penetrating farther into the building than previously disclosed, a Republican congressman said on Monday...
U.S. takes cautious line in response to Hong Kong protests
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is carefully calibrating its response to pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, showing support for peaceful protests while signaling it has little interest in seeing the situation escalate and risk a harsher crackdown by Chinese authorities...
U.S. judge holds Argentina in contempt over bond payment plan
NEW YORK (Reuters) - In a rare move, a U.S. judge held Argentina in contempt on Monday, saying the country is taking "illegal" steps to evade his orders in a longstanding dispute with hedge funds over defaulted debt...
U.S., Kurds strike at Islamic State in Syria
BEIRUT/MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - U.S. warplanes attacked Islamic State targets in Syria overnight, in raids that a group monitoring the war said killed civilians as well as jihadist fighters...
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Cleaning up Milford

September 29
The annual Milford Lake Cleanup Event took place Sept. 27. With the support of sponsors and volunteers, the cleanup was a success, with several bags of trash and and miscellaneous items being picked up.
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Donna Cherry performing in JC Saturday

September 29
Actor, comic, voiceover artist, singer, impressionist and former Miss California Donna Cherry will present "Donna Cherry: Trophy Girls" at the C.L. Hoover Opera House at 7:30 p.
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Time to jam

September 26
It’s Jammin’ in JC time in Junction City, as the annual blues and barbecue festival kicked off Friday evening. Today’s events include several blues performers, as well as a barbecue
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Junction City Youth sports tournament hotspot?

September 26
Junction City soon could be a youth sports tournament hub, due to a new outdoor sports complex, if all goes according to plan. Approximately six months ago, members of the sports complex committee requested
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USD 475 to hold energy specialist informational meeting

September 30
Unified School District 475 will be holding an informational meeting about energy specialists at 4 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Devin Center. This meeting will detail the district's energy specialist position. ...Full Story»
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GCH Hospice to host memory walk

September 30
The Hospice at Geary Community Hospital will host the second annual Memory Walk from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 4 at Heritage Park in Junction City. There will be free food, face painting, entertainment and door prizes....Full Story»
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Cleaning up Milford

September 29
The annual Milford Lake Cleanup Event took place Sept. 27. With the support of sponsors and volunteers, the cleanup was a success, with several bags of trash and and miscellaneous items being picked up....Full Story»
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Donna Cherry performing in JC Saturday

September 29
Actor, comic, voiceover artist, singer, impressionist and former Miss California Donna Cherry will present "Donna Cherry: Trophy Girls" at the C.L. Hoover Opera House at 7:30 p....Full Story»
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Plans for bus route take shape

September 29
A fixed bus route is taking shape in Junction City and Grandview Plaza. Representatives from the University of Kansas Transportation Center (KUTC) and the Flint Hills Transportation Agency presented study results on the feasability of a fixed aTa bus route in the area to Geary County commissioners Monday....Full Story»

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Blue Jays fall 8-0 to Washburn Rural, face Hays tonight

September 30
Amnesia. It’s an important thing to have in sports, especially when you lose 8-0 like the Junction City soccer team did to Washburn Rural on Monday night.
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Brady struggles as Chiefs rout Patriots 41-14

September 30
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Asked about the quarterback situation in New England, coach Bill Belichick replied with a disgusted look. This has been one rough start for Tom Brady and the Patriots.
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Lady Jays peaking at the right time with 2-2 finish at Seaman

September 30
If there ever was a time to start reaching their potential, it’s now. The Junction City girls volleyball team came out of Topeka Saturday with a 2-2 record in the Seaman Tournament.
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