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August 21

Do you think Fort Riley is important to JC, GC? If so, you need to let the Army know your feelings. Every person, business and organization should send a letter or email expressing how you feel about having Fort Riley as our neighbor.

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August 21

Imitation dairy products may account for nearly 70 percent of the items a shopper finds in the dairy case today. That’s according to the latest data from the dairy industry.

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August 07

To the Editor: Several articles in the last week have been published regarding possible substantial raises in the Geary County property tax mill levy, or cuts in expenditures for 2015 in the county budget.

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August 07

To the Editor: During the past several days, we have been greeted with the news about hot weather and a warning from County Commissioner Whitebread that county mill levy would go up.

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August 07

On Tuesday night, area voters chose new blood over experience to represent us in Topeka as the state representative for the 65th district. Moving on from the Republican primary was Lonnie Clark.

S&P 500 sets record close on signs of healthier economy
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended higher on Thursday, with the S&P 500 at a record after a flurry of positive economic data, as investors hoped for signs from an annual meeting of central bankers that interest-rate hikes are not imminent...
Ukraine border guards begin checks on Russian aid trucks
BORDER CROSSING POINT DONETSK Russia (Reuters) - Ukrainian border guards began on Thursday to inspect a Russian truck convoy carrying aid earmarked for humanitarian relief in eastern Ukraine that has been stranded at the frontier between the two former Soviet republics for nearly a week...
Global stocks extend rally, S&P at new high as data signals growth
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global equity markets moved higher on Thursday, with the S&P 500 closing at an all-time high, as U...
U.S. aid workers who survived Ebola leave Atlanta hospital
ATLANTA, (Reuters) - Appearing thin but smiling, a Texas doctor who weeks ago entered an Atlanta hospital in a full-body biohazard suit to be treated for Ebola said on Thursday he was "thrilled to be alive" as doctors declared him virus-free and safe for release...
National Guard to withdraw from riot-torn Ferguson, Missouri
FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - The governor of Missouri ordered the withdrawal on Thursday of National Guard troops from riot-torn Ferguson, where tensions have eased after sometimes violent protests were staged nightly since police killed an unarmed black teenager...
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Junction City’s VA Clinic proves to be a positive model

August 21
U.S. Representative Tim Huelskamp’s visit to Junction City’s Community Based VA Outreach Clinic on Thursday was a welcome relief to the previously-visited Wichita facility, where he felt misled
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Historical society to hold open house

August 20
The Geary County Historical Society will host its final Open House of the summer at the Spring Valley Historic Site from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 30. The Commanding Generals Mounted Color Guard from Fort
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Grandview Plaza looking to do road repairs

August 20
Some streets in Grandview Plaza will see new life, but it could cost a pretty penny.
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CVB announces Float Your Boat results

August 19
Daily Union Staff m.editor@thedailyunion.net The Geary County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau has announced the winners from this weekend’s Float Your Boat competition.
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Plans for Dollar General expansion in the works

A larger Dollar General retail store is close at hand for Junction City. Junction City Municipal Service officials have been working with the developer, GBT Realty Corporation, to figure out what the city’s costs would be in expanding the store located at 211 S....Full Story»
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Fort Riley soldier asks actress Emma Watson to Military Ball

A Fort Riley soldier is hopes to be the brightest star of an upcoming Military Police Ball thanks to who he wants to bring. Sgt. Charles (Charlie) Allen made a Youtube video that has received more than 3,700 views in the past two weeks, asking actress Emma Watson to an upcoming Military Police Ball....Full Story»
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Former Junction City resident murdered

An Anglican priest and former Junction City resident was recently found murdered. The body of 71-year-old Rev. Kent Hinkson was found Aug. 10 in Eno River State Park in Durham, N....Full Story»
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What's so special about Fort Riley?

With military cutbacks looming, the Fort Riley/Junction City community is bracing for impact. Representatives are stepping in to see how they can ensure Fort Riley doesn’t see the worst-case scenario become reality. U.S. Congressman Tim Huelskamp, visited Fort Riley Thursday morning. In addition ...Full Story»
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Milford Lake placed under blue-green algae warning

MILFORD — Kansas Department of Health and Environment officials have placed Milford Lake under a blue-green algae warning. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism reminds visitors that a lake under an advisory or warning is not closed unless officials deem it absolutely necessary....Full Story»

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Blue Jays battle heat, wind on first day in full pads

August 22
The sun beat down on the field as the Junction City Blue Jays knelt at the 50-yard-line around head coach Randall Zimmerman Thursday at Al Simpler Stadium.
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K-State’s Truman makes world stop in weight room

August 21
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Every school has "max-out day," when guys try to better their best in a bunch of weight-lifting exercises — bench press, squat, hang clean.
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Kratz, Vargas lead Royals over Twins 6-4

August 19
MINNEAPOLIS — Erik Kratz had played in only five games for Kansas City since being acquired from Toronto in a trade on July 28. But the big guy always stayed ready and that discipline paid off
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