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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.

Seven Ukrainian soldiers killed in rebel attack, straining ceasefire
KIEV (Reuters) - Seven Ukrainian soldiers were killed when separatist shelling hit their armoured vehicle near Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine, a military spokesman said on Monday, putting a fragile ceasefire under further strain...
Afghanistan swears in new leader amid dispute, violence
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan inaugurated its first new president in a decade on Monday, swearing in technocrat Ashraf Ghani to head a power-sharing government just as the withdrawal of most foreign troops presents a crucial test...
Kurds seize Iraq/Syria border post; Sunni tribe joins fight against Islamic State
ARBIL Iraq/MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish troops drove Islamic State fighters from a strategic border crossing with Syria on Tuesday and won the support of members of a major Sunni tribe, in one of the biggest successes since U...
Hong Kong protesters stockpile supplies, fear fresh police advance
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters filled the streets of Hong Kong late on Tuesday, stockpiling supplies and erecting makeshift barricades ahead of what some fear may be a push by police to clear the roads before Chinese National Day...
EBay follows Icahn's advice, plans PayPal spinoff in 2015
(Reuters) - EBay Inc plans next year to spin off PayPal, its fast-growing payments business, giving in to activist investor Carl Icahn's argument for a leaner company better equipped to compete in the competitive mobile payments market...
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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.
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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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USD 475 to hold energy specialist informational meeting

September 30
Unified School District 475 will be holding an informational meeting about energy specialists at 4 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Devin Center. This meeting will detail the district's energy specialist position. ...Full Story»
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GCH Hospice to host memory walk

September 30
The Hospice at Geary Community Hospital will host the second annual Memory Walk from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 4 at Heritage Park in Junction City. There will be free food, face painting, entertainment and door prizes....Full Story»
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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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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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