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Not in Huelskamp's corner

August 01
John Montgomery Hutchinson News Editor/Publisher The 1st District congressional race isn’t about which Republican is more conservative. There is a difference between being conservative — even a tea party conservative — and just being an obstructionist.... Click here to read more»
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Fort Riley needs our support

July 26
It’s no secret Fort Riley has a huge impact on Junction City and Geary County. It’s the largest employer in the region and state. Soldiers stationed at Fort Riley are our customers at our numerous businesses.... Click here to read more»
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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»
S&P500 index posts worst fall since April; indexes down for July
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. S&P500 stock index posted its worst daily fall since April and its first monthly drop since January on Thursday, as economic data sparked concern the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates sooner than some have expected...
Disgruntled executive shoots CEO, kills self in Chicago building
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A senior executive upset about a job demotion gravely wounded the chief executive officer of his company in a downtown Chicago office building and then fatally shot himself, police said on Thursday...
Gaza truce over, Israel soldier captured, 50 dead in Rafah shelling
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel declared a Gaza ceasefire over on Friday, saying Hamas militants breached the truce soon after it came into effect and apparently captured an Israeli officer while killing two other soldiers...
U.S. job growth cools, unemployment rate rises
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job growth slowed in July and the unemployment rate unexpectedly rose, pointing to slack in the labor market that could give the Federal Reserve room to keep interest rates low for a while...
Tape emerges of Clinton discussing bin Laden day before 9/11 attack
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former President Bill Clinton said he "could have killed" Osama bin Laden in remarks to an audience in Australia the day before al Qaeda's 2001 attacks on the United States, according to an audio tape that emerged this week...
Movie/TV Reviews
'Angry Video Game Nerd': Fantasia Review
Video game enthusiasts unravel an enduring contemporary conspiracy theory in a microbudget comedy from Kevin Finn and James Rolfe...
'The Term (Srok)': Karlovy Vary Review
This topical documentary profiles the brave opposition leaders playing Russian roulette against Vladimir Putin's authoritarian regime...
'Afterlife' ('Utoelet'): Karlovy Vary Review
Hungarian veteran actor Laszlo Galffi and newcomer Marton Kristof play a dead father and his mentally unstable son in Virag Zomboracz's unusual debut film...
The Neighbourhood Proves Worthy at Greek Debut: Concert Review
Though their first album has been widely panned, the gang from Newbury Park is defying naysayers live, where ecstatic fans are becoming legion...

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Geary Community Hospital invests in medicine dispensing machine

August 01
Hidden behind the scenes lies a medicine dispensing technology that nurses at Geary Community Hospital finally have at their finger tips. With this new technology, nurses no longer have to shuffle through drawers to find needed medication, they now have access at the push of a button.... Click here to read more»
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Chapman—CMS offers archery to 7th-graders

August 01
Arrows and targets and bows, oh my! Enrollment for Chapman schools begins Aug. 4 and according to Chapman Middle School science teacher Andy Fewin, parents of 7th-grade students will want to arrive as early as possible if they want to sign their child up for the new archery elective he is teaching.... Click here to read more»
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RCPD make kidnapping arrest

July 31
A routine traffic stop in Manhattan led to a kidnapping arrest. At approximately 1:20 a.m. Wednesday, Riley County police stopped vehicle for speeding.... Click here to read more»
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Chapman looks forward to its new grocery store

July 31
CHAPMAN ­— Chapman Food Mart has a targeted opening date of Sept. 15, but tenancy delays could stall that timeframe indefinitely. While the community eagerly awaits the opening of its new grocery store, owner Doug Thompson is equally full of anticipation.... Click here to read more»
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Terry resigns from Chamber of Commerce

July 31
Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Weigand announced Wednesday that Activities Director John Terry has resigned from his position. Weigand did not indicate when he submitted his resignation, only that Terry verbally resigned and planned to submit a written resignation.... Click here to read more»
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Bringing more traffic to JC

July 31
In the modern era of Mapquest, iPhone’s "Siri", and the various GPS navigation devices available to consumers, many drivers still use road signs to confirm they are traveling in the right direction.... Click here to read more»
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World War I Memorial hasn't been forgotten

July 30
The monuments stand proud in Heritage Park. They certainly give the park its namesake. One monument, tucked away in the southeast corner of the park, has all but been forgotten thanks to Laurie Cooke and her fourth grade class at Lincoln Elementary School in Junction City.... Click here to read more»
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Anna Harrington — Walking the walk

July 30
On what appears to be a typical Tuesday afternoon in Junction City, a 43-year-old woman with long, curly red hair stands on the side of the road just past the Washington Street roundabout wearing a bright yellow reflective vest and eating a Subway cookie or two. ... Click here to read more»

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Royals sneak past Twins 3-2

July 31
KANSAS CITY, Mo — Danny Duffy trudged off the mound with the bases loaded and his team trailing by a run, and took a seat in the dugout to watch Jason Frasor try to bail him out.
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MMA coach of the year visits Junction City

July 29
Duane Ludwig, the 2013 World MMA trainer of the year moved around the floor of RS MMA and Fitness with the grace of a former fighter navigating the octagon.
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Butler's HR lifts Royals past Indians, 6-4

July 25
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Pinch-hitter Billy Butler's two-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning sent the Kansas City Royals over the Cleveland Indians 6-4 Friday night for their fourth straight win.
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JC Police Blotter

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Daily record for August 1, 2014

August 01
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 77 calls and made five arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Friday.... Click here to read more»
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Daily record for July 31, 2014

July 31
Junction City Police Department The Junction City responded to 71 arrests and made 13 arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Thursday. Wednesday · 7:08 a.... Click here to read more»
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Daily record for July 30, 2014

July 30
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 85 calls and made nine arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Wednesday.... Click here to read more»

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Church leaders question Kobach comment on voter ID

August 01
WICHITA — Some Kansas church leaders are speaking out against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach for a statement he made this week during a radio interview suggesting no legitimate churches are
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Auburn seeks more than $200,000 in lawsuit

July 31
AUBURN — The city of Auburn has filed a civil lawsuit against a former city clerk who pleaded guilty to a federal embezzlement charge.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1uLljqX )

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Parents of baby left in closet appear in court

July 31
WICHITA — A Wichita couple who left their baby in an apartment closet while the mother drove the father to work have appeared in court on charges of misdemeanor child endangerment.
The Wichita Eagle

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Jan 21, 2014

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Apr 23, 2014

Smith resigning as city manager, placed on administrative leave

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Jul 22, 2014

One faces attempted murder charges following Tuesday shooting

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No one injured in Tuesday evening blaze

No one was injured Tuesday evening following a blaze that destroyed a Junction City home....Full Story»
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