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October 18

Last week, several of us at The Daily Union had the opportunity to attend the Montgomery Family Symposium at the University of Kansas, an annual event that provides additional learning opportunities for journalists in the state of Kansas.

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October 14

This same-sex marriage business has gotten very complicated and very political very quickly, hasn’t it? When you sit down and think it through, it’s probably this superior sovereignty business that makes it complicated.

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October 14

To the Editor: Some men and women seek offices such as state representative or other high office while others live their lives quietly, doing their jobs, helping their neighbors and serving their community, state and nation in ways that are far less public and glamorous, until they are called to serve

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October 06

To the editor: I plan to support Paul Davis and Jill Docking in their bid to unseat the current Gov. Sam Brownback. I believe Paul Davis can bring the right measure of cooperation and bipartisanship to the governor’s office.

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October 06

To the Editor: Mr. Sanders, yours was the best letter to the editor I have seen in years. There is only one problem. The powers to be, just will not listen to anyone.

Resignation of Japan minister over scandal seen imminent: media
TOKYO (Reuters) - In a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan's new trade and industry minister will resign as soon as Sunday over allegations that groups backing her misused political funds, Japanese media said...
'Buffy' star Nicholas Brendon arrested in Idaho
(Reuters) - "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" actor Nicholas Brendon has been arrested in Idaho on multiple charges, including resisting arrest, according to a police report...
Former 'American Idol' contestant Joanne Borgella dies at 32
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Singer and model Joanne Borgella, who competed on "American Idol" in 2008, died on Saturday at age 32 after a battle with cancer, her family said on her Facebook page...
Chinese coastguard vessels patrol disputed waters
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has sent coastguard vessels to disputed waters in the East China Sea after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe angered Beijing by sending a ritual offering to a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead from Japan's wars...
S&P, Nasdaq climb but IBM results drag Dow lower
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were mixed on Monday, as the S&P 500 and Nasdaq advanced, but the Dow fell as quarterly results from IBM disappointed...
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JCMS holds filly football match

October 18
Sixth, seventh and eighth grade girls at Junction City Middle School battled it out Friday afternoon in front of bleachers packed with fans in the annual filly football game.
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Parents and pumpkins

October 17
Kindergarteners at Seitz Elementary School started early Halloween celebrations as students participated in the ‘Parents and Pumpkins’ family pumpkin decorating event Friday at the school.
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What happened to Beverly Ward?

October 16
Beverly Ward was 13 years old. She was born and raised in Junction City. Her parents were married with five daughters and three sons. The family wasn’t rich, but they had everything they needed.
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We could be Royals

October 15
Taz Gartin (left) and Mike Irvin, both of Junction City, celebrate the Kansas City Royals' 2-1 win against the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday at Ike's Bar and Grille in Junction City.
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Tackling the news

October 15
CHAPMAN — The next wave of journalists could have their start at Chapman Middle School. The school now offers a news class, which currently is enjoyed by five children enrolled in the eighth-grade
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JCFD visit elementary school students

October 15
Elementary school students found themselves up close with Junction City firefighters. Wednesday, JCFD officials visited Westwood Elementary School in Junction City not only to instruct children in fire
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USD 475 Discusses Safety and Security Measures

October 20
To be better safe than sorry, Unified School District 475 is bringing outsiders to the district to help them to reevaluate their safety and security measures....Full Story»
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2014 farm bill may benefit Geary County farmers

October 20
Local farmers certainly aren’t exempt from the perks of the recent farm bill. Every five to six years, the U.S. Government approves an farm bill to assist farmers, food producers and ranchers in the U....Full Story»
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JC staff have properties on their agenda

October 20
In previous City Commission sessions, Junction City staff often said they need to get out of the real estate business. During tonight’s City Commission meeting, staff will discuss four different pieces of property, including possibly condemning two properties and discussing plans for another....Full Story»
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Classics on display

October 18
Dozens of cars and even more people hung out and strolled around the C.L. Hoover Opera House Saturday morning. People were there to check out the cars, the cars were there to show off some classic and unique looks into the past as well as some more current cool rides....Full Story»
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As temperatures fall, so does unemployment rate

October 18
September has come and gone, and with it comes a continually-dropping unemployment rate in Geary County. Statistics released Friday by the Kansas Department of Labor indicate Geary County’s unemployment rate for September was 5....Full Story»
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To Washington and back again

October 17
Junction City and Geary County staff members are back from Washington D.C. Junction City Mayor Mike Ryan and City Commissioner Mick McCallister were in the nation’s capital to attend the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) conference to discuss situations the city is facing....Full Story»

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No. 14 Kansas State beats No. 11 Oklahoma 31-30

October 19
NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma entered the season boldly talking about competing in the first-ever playoff. Now, the Sooners know their chances of getting there are dim.
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Blue Jays bounce back against Wichita Southeast, 42-7

October 18
WICHITA — After a slow start in place of the injured Tanner Lueker, sophomore quarterback Ryan Henington threw two second-half touchdown passes and led Junction City to a 42-7 victory over Wichita
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Blue Jay soccer falls 2-0 to Shawnee Heights

October 15
The early minutes continue to plague Junction City soccer. The Blue Jays fell 2-0 to Shawnee Heights Tuesday night at Al Simpler Stadium after allowing the Thunderbirds to score two goals in the first
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