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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.

Gunmen execute 18 alleged collaborators in Gaza; Israel launches air strikes
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Hamas-led gunmen in Gaza executed 18 Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel on Friday, a day after Israeli forces killed three Hamas commanders, the highest-ranking militants to die in the six-week war...
Islamic State militants stone man to death in Iraq: witness
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants in Iraq stoned a man to death in the northern city of Mosul after one of their courts sentenced him to die for the crime of adultery, a witness said on Friday...
Violence-weary Missouri town sees second night of calm
FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - The violence-weary town of Ferguson, Missouri, saw a second straight evening of relative calm on Thursday after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen nearly two weeks ago...
Exclusive: Apple iPhone 6 screen snag leaves supply chain scrambling
TOKYO (Reuters) - Suppliers to Apple Inc are scrambling to get enough screens ready for the new iPhone 6 smartphone as the need to redesign a key component disrupted panel production ahead of next month's expected launch, supply chain sources said...
Execution of U.S. journalist reveals the changing business of war coverage
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A chilling video showing the execution of journalist James Foley by Islamist militants marks the second time an American reporter has been beheaded by captors overseas, echoing the murder of Wall Street Journal correspondent Daniel Pearl in Pakistan in 2002...
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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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