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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 canít 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»
Gaza bloodshed deepens as airlines shun Israel
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Gaza fighting raged on Wednesday, displacing thousands more Palestinians in the battered territory as U...
GM recalls 717,950 vehicles in U.S., not for ignition switches
DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Wednesday announced six recalls covering 717,950 vehicles in the United States for varying reasons, although none were related to ignition switch issues...
Two Ukrainian fighter jets shot down over rebel-held territory
KIEV (Reuters) - Kiev said two of its fighter jets were shot down over the rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, and the missiles that brought them down might have been fired from Russia...
NBA great LeBron James sends 800 cupcake apologies to hometown
CLEVELAND, July 23 (Reuters) - NBA star LeBron James, whose recent return to the Cleveland Cavaliers in his home state of Ohio sparked a frenzy in the small town where he has a home, sent sweet apologies to the community in the form of 800 cupcakes...
Hamas tactics exact high toll in Israeli ground thrust
GAZA (Reuters) - Using tunnels, mines, booby traps and snipers, Hamas fighters have inflicted record casualties on Israeli troops waging an offensive in the Gaza Strip, applying years of training in urban warfare with a new tactical acumen and suicidal resolve...
Movie/TV Reviews
'I Am a Knife With Legs': Fantasia Review
Bennett Jones makes his multi-hyphenate debut with a no-budget L.A.-set oddity. read more
'Patch Town': Fantasia Review
A villain turns real babies into children's dolls in Craig Goodwill's musical debut. read more
'In Silence (V tichu)': Karlovy Vary Review
This beautifully composed docu-musical pays tribute to Jewish musicians and performers persecuted by the Nazis during their wartime occupation of Central Europe...

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Bike, walking path on track

July 23
Junction City’s annual walk to school day could see an increase in figures in upcoming years. The Kansas Department of Transportation has selected 20 projects for inclusion in its Transportation Alternatives program.... Click here to read more»
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A night on the town

July 23
FORT RILEY — The Fort Riley community had an opportunity to rub elbows with local law enforcement Wednesday night at the National Night Out event. Dating back to 1974, National Night Out spans across the country and into approximately 46,000 communities.... Click here to read more»
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Fire devastates Abilene's Great Plains Theatre

July 23
A fire has been reported at the Great Plains Theatre, starting shortly after 7 p.m. tonight and less than an hour later the building was deemed a total loss, according to witnesses.... Click here to read more»
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Hospital budget shows improvement

July 23
It was a short 20-minute meeting that brought what seemed to be good news. May’s budget meeting brought up concerns of the total patient revenue only bringing in $9,012,358, which was below budget by $617,842.... Click here to read more»

One faces attempted murder charges following Tuesday shooting

July 22
One person faces attempted murder charges and two others face conspiracy charges in connection with a shooting Tuesday night that sent one person to the hospital. ... Click here to read more»
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Community College asks for campus property

July 22
Cloud County Community College has made another request for Geary County to sell them the campus. The original lease for the campus is for 10 years, with two 5-year extensions.... Click here to read more»
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Communication key to city's budget

July 22
Junction City Commissioners haven't seemed to educated the public or themselves on taxes and the budget too well. Commissioners held a budget meeting Tuesday evening to give the public a clearer picture of what their city's budget looks like.... Click here to read more»
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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»

Area Sports

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Former Brigade catcher Seth Wheeler transitioning to new role as assistant coach

July 23
With his impending graduation from Central Missouri staring him in the face, former Junction City Brigade catcher Seth Wheeler began to focus on his future.
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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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JC Police Blotter

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Daily record for July 23, 2014

July 23
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 53 incidents and made five arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m.... Click here to read more»
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Daily record for July 22, 2014

July 22
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 81 calls and made eight arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Tuesday.... Click here to read more»
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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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Audit says Kansas computer system security lacking

July 23
TOPEKA — The state’s current level of computer security could leave Kansas residents’ sensitive personal information vulnerable, a recent internal audit of the state’s computer
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Teen sentencing for stepbrotherís death in August

July 22
SALINA — A Kansas teenager who shot and killed his 9-year-old stepbrother during an argument over doing chores will be sentenced in August.
Ryan Velez, who is now 18, has spent about three years

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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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