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The value of local entertainment

July 19
It’s amazing to think in just a few short weeks, another season of Junction City Brigade baseball will be wrapping up. It feels like yesterday we were talking about the season starting.... Click here to read more»
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School District can’t answer questions

July 16
I saw something at a recent 475 School Board meeting that I never expected to see. It happened when the School board was told that the new elementary school was going to cost about $4 million more than expected.... Click here to read more»
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Here we go again

July 16
To the Editor: What could possibly go wrong? In a time when the local population carries a massive, government-imposed level of debt (plus interest on that debt), ever-higher requirements for "revenue" for ongoing operations and an absolute disregard for cutting or caps or consolidation, we find government ... Click here to read more»
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Savor fruits of your labor

July 16
Now that gardens across Kansas are bearing vegetables, it’s time to taste, enjoy and appreciate the fruits or our labor. It seems like just a few short weeks ago folks walked to the machine shop, shed or garage and plucked a spade out of one of the dark corners and headed for the garden plot.... Click here to read more»
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How campaign, parks could impact area

July 16
Pursuing a capital campaign project will be a major undertaking for the Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce. With it comes a major expense — $16,000 per month for approximately nine months.... Click here to read more»
Costa Concordia almost ready for final voyage
GIGLIO Italy (Reuters) - The massive hulk of the Costa Concordia is nearly ready to be towed away from the Italian island where it struck a rock and capsized two-and-a-half years ago, killing 32 people, officials said on Sunday...
Actor James Garner of 'The Rockford Files' dead at 86
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor James Garner, best known for his prime-time television roles as the wisecracking frontier gambler on "“Maverick" and as an ex-con turned private eye on "“The Rockford Files," has died at age 86, Los Angeles police confirmed early on Sunday...
Heavy clashes erupt over Tripoli airport, at least four dead
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Heavy fighting erupted on Sunday around Tripoli International Airport, where rival militias have been battling for control, killing at least four people and forcing thousands from their homes, local residents and witnesses said...
Russia's Putin not blinking in 'last chance saloon'
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin is in the "last chance saloon" over the Ukraine crisis but appears to be doing little to get out of it...
Actor James Garner of 'The Rockford Files' dead at 86: TMZ.com
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor James Garner, best known for his prime-time television roles as the wisecracking frontier gambler on "“Maverick" and as an ex-con turned private eye on "“The Rockford Files," has died at age 86, the celebrity news website TMZ reported on Sunday...
Movie/TV Reviews
'Ming of Harlem: Twenty One Storeys in the Air': Marseille Review
Debut feature-length work by British director Phillip Warnell, examining the bizarre true-crime case of New Yorker Antoine Yates, premiered in competition at the French festival...
'Rush' and 'Satisfaction': TV Review
While "Rush" is a more expected addition to USA's summer schedule, "Satisfaction" could pave the way for a new, darker tone of programming for the network...
'Video Games: The Movie': Film Review
Jeremy Snead's documentary chronicles the history of the video game industry. read more
'Ablations': Film Review
Denis Menochet ("Inglourious Basterds") and Virginie Ledoyen ("Farewell, My Queen") star in this genre-bender from writer Benoit Delepine and director Arnold de Parscau...

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Commissioner has vision for county

July 21
Geary County Commissioner Larry Hicks came up with some innovative ideas for Geary County. He was among 2,600 elected and appointed officials who participated in the 79th annual National Association of Counties (NACo) conference in New Orleans, La.... Click here to read more»
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A splash soon may have a price

July 21
Spin City may not be the only recreational site raising fees. Geary County Environmental Health Director Lisa Davies proposed pool code fees for public and semi-public pools.... Click here to read more»
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Questions still linger on presale of tech house

July 21
CHAPMAN — The 2014-15 construction tech house has not been prepurchased — at least not yet. Despite discussing during the past two months the matter of preselling the home, which annually is built by Chapman high school students under the leadership of construction tech teacher Josh Schlesener, ... Click here to read more»
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Online enrollment receiving positive reception

July 21
For its first district-wide run, online enrollment is going well this summer, Unified School District 475 officials believe. That doesn’t mean it’s done expanding, however.... Click here to read more»
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Chapman's USD 473 board discusses preliminary budget for 2014-15

July 21
At USD 473's regular July 21 board meeting, the preliminary 2014-15 budget was discussed. Superintendent Lacee Sell discussed many positives in regard to the upcoming budget and the declining tax rate.... Click here to read more»
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Riley County police arrest two in Ogden attempted homicide

July 21
The Riley County Police Department on July 20 at approximately 6:20 p.m. responded to a call in the 100 block of 10th Street in Ogden. Upon arrival police were made aware of an incident that involved two men entering an apartment and injuring a victim during an apparent aggravated robbery and burglary.... Click here to read more»
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Pavement evaluation to take place in Geary County

July 21
Kansas Department of Transportation employees will begin pavement evaluations this week. Testing in Geary County will take place on K-18, from the Dickinson County line east to U.... Click here to read more»
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Unemployment rate rises in June

July 20
Daily Union Staff m.editor@thedailyunion.net After seeing the unemployment rate drop for several straight months, Geary County saw an increase in its unemployment rate last month.... Click here to read more»

Area Sports

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Depth key to Junction City's title run

July 21
No other team in the Mid-Plains league could’ve pulled off the feat the Junction City Brigade did last weekend to win the Mid-Plains League championship.
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Brigade win inaugural Mid-Plains tournament

July 20
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Brigade advance to the Mid-Plains semi-final with 4-0 win against Rossville

July 19
The Junction City Brigade will get it’s chance to avenge its tournament opening loss to the Topeka Senators. Brigade starting pitcher Justin Hersch ensured that by shutting down Rossville for seven innings Saturday night, striking out five while surrendering five hits and one walk to lead his
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JC Police Blotter

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Daily record for July 21, 2014

July 21
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 214 calls and made 16 arrests in 48- hour period ending 7 a.m. Monday.... Click here to read more»
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Daily record for July 18, 2014

July 18
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 74 incidents and made 17 arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m Friday.... Click here to read more»
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Daily record for July 17, 2014

July 17
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 90 calls and made six arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Thursday.... Click here to read more»

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Lawyers quarrel over disclosures in bomb plot case

July 21
WICHITA — A federal judge is encouraging government lawyers to review what he calls "substantial" blacked-out material given to defense attorneys for a man accused of plotting a suicide bombing
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State gets 14,205 concealed carry applications

July 21
TOPEKA — The Kansas Attorney General’s Office says the state received the second highest number of concealed carry applications in the last fiscal year.
The attorney general announced in a

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3.6 earthquake recorded in south-central Kansas

July 17
CALDWELL — The U.S. Geological Survey reports an earthquake rattled south-central Kansas.
The 3.6 magnitude earthquake was reported about 5:40 a.m. Thursday about 11 miles west-northwest of Caldwell

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