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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.

U.S. may keep secret prisoners in custody after Afghan war exit
KABUL (Reuters) - The fate of a group of prisoners held in near-total secrecy by U.S. forces at a prison in Afghanistan is hanging in limbo, the facility's commander said, as Washington gropes for options after its legal right to hold them there expires in December...
Walking is the superfood of fitness, experts say
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walking may never become as trendy as CrossFit, as sexy as mud runs or as ego-boosting as Ironman races but for fitness experts who stress daily movement over workouts and an active lifestyle over weekends of warrior games, walking is a super star...
U.S-led raids hit grain silos in Syria, kill workers: monitor
BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-led air strikes hit grain silos and other targets in Islamic State-controlled territory in northern and eastern Syria overnight, killing civilians and wounding militants, a group monitoring the war said on Monday...
Lenovo says $2.1 billion IBM x86 server deal to close on Wednesday
BEIJING (Reuters) - Lenovo Group Ltd will close its acquisition of International Business Machines Corp's (IBM) x86 server division on Oct 1 for $2...
At least 36 feared dead on Japanese volcano, search called off
TOKYO (Reuters) - At least 36 people are feared to have died after a Japanese volcano erupted without warning at the weekend, raining ash and stones on hikers, but the search for victims was abandoned on Monday due to fears of rising levels of toxic gases...
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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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Chapman Food Mart has new prospective opening date

September 25
CHAPMAN — After ordering more than $250,000 in specialized coolers and equipment for the Chapman Food Mart, owner Doug Thompson is looking forward to announcing an official opening date.
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Senior Center celebrates monthly birthdays

September 25
The Geary County Senior Center monthly birthdays were celebrated at the Senior Center at noon Wednesday. Those present with birthdays in September were Donna Schmutz, Ken Fincher and Bob More.
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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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Dickinson County man pleads guilty to embezzling railroad union funds

September 29
TOPEKA — A former secretary-treasurer of a railroad union pleaded guilty Monday to embezzling union funds, according to U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom. Dale T....Full Story»
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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 contest....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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