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August 25

The following editorial appeared in the Philadelphia Daily News on Friday, Aug. 22 How long before Ferguson fatigue sets in? How soon before our rapt attention to the uproar over the killing of Michael Brown begins to flag? And not because we don’t care.

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August 23

While it’s not yet set in stone, one of the slogans being considered for the Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce’s capital campaign illustrates how our community should view itself in the future.

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August 23

To the Editor: I have been to many school board meetings as well as city and county commission meetings. I have spent many hours in Topeka watching the Kansas Senate and House and some of their committees work.

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August 23

To the editor: Years back, when a person was running to stay in office or be elected to that office, one would say what was accomplished while in office.

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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.

Video shows Islamic State executes scores of Syrian soldiers
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters executed scores of Syrian soldiers captures when the militants seized an airbase in the province of Raqqa at the weekend, according to a video posted on You Tube on Thursday...
Wall Street dips on Ukraine concerns, but data strong
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell moderately on Thursday after Ukraine's president said Russian forces had been brought into his country, returning focus to the volatile region, though the latest round of U...
Ebola toll tops 1,550, outbreak accelerates: WHO
GENEVA (Reuters) - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,552 people out of 3,069 known cases in four countries and "continues to accelerate", the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday...
Armoured column seen in south Russia near border with Ukraine
KRASNODAROVKA Russia (Reuters) - A Reuters reporter saw on Thursday a column of armoured vehicles and dust-covered troops, one of them with an injured face, driving through the Russian steppe just across the border from a part of Ukraine which Kiev says is occupied by Russian troops...
Pakistan's Khan looks isolated as crisis reaches crossroads
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani opposition politician Imran Khan appeared isolated in his struggle to bring down the prime minister on Thursday after a fellow protest leader announced he was ready to allow thousands of anti-government demonstrators to go home...
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Is Junction City prepared?

August 27
There are many questions still unanswered surrounding the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The nation has heard and seen much coverage of the riots taking place.
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Dispute leads to closure of Kite's Junction City location

August 27
Disputes over a damaged floor have led to unpaid rent, allegations of unlawful entry, changing of locks, and the apparent permanent closure of Kite’s Grille and Bar in Junction City.
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Geary Community Hospital Introduces new CFO

August 26
For Geary Community Hospital’s interim Chief Financial Officer, Tuesday was a day he jokingly called "a baptism by fire."
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New fire engine makes its debut

August 26
The newest member of the Junction City Fire Department made its debut Monday.
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Milford Lake issued split algae advisory, warning

August 28
MILFORD — Milford Lake has been issued a split decision concerning the presence of blue-green algae, Kansas Department of Health and Environment officials announced Thursday....Full Story»
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Local man recognized after giving more than 31 gallons of blood

August 28
Junction City’s most recent blood drive had a local "celebrity" in attendance — Harold Facklam, who was just doing what he always does — giving. More than 380 times over a span of 64 years, Harold has shown up to donate his blood in hopes to impact lives in Kansas and beyond....Full Story»
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Local woman receives Small Business Week award

August 28
One area businesswoman received an award from the Small Business Association earlier this week for her contributions to the region and state. Wayne Bell, the Wichita District director for the Small Business Association, presented Byong Lee, of Quality First Cleaning Contractors, with the Small Business ...Full Story»
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Geary Community Hospital Sponsors Community Wide Weight Loss Challenge

August 28
Geary Community Hospital, and its wellness program, C.R.E.W. (Community Resources Empowering Wellness) are launching a community wide 10-week weight loss challenge called "Battle On....Full Story»
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AUSA rep: 'We cannot support 420,000'

August 28
With the Army expressing the desire to lower its active-duty population to approximately 420,000 soldiers, many Army communities — including those surrounding Fort Riley — have been campaigning to not let their Army bases be affected....Full Story»
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Is Junction City prepared?

August 27
There are many questions still unanswered surrounding the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The nation has heard and seen much coverage of the riots taking place....Full Story»

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Snyder holds first weekly press conference of the season

August 27
Bill Snyder was his usual cagey self at his first weekly press conference of the season Tuesday. Even after announcing that sophomore Charles Jones would be the opening day starter in Monday’s Big
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Geary County Catbackers hold annual banquet in Junction City

August 24
The smell of fresh-cooked premium angus beef permeated the air as the crowd gathered for the 2014 Geary County Catbacker Banquet on Saturday night. The event was held at the soon-to-be-opened Munson’s
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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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