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No more taxes

August 07
To the Editor: Several articles in the last week have been published regarding possible substantial raises in the Geary County property tax mill levy, or cuts in expenditures for 2015 in the county budget.... Click here to read more»
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Taxpayers need protection

August 07
To the Editor: During the past several days, we have been greeted with the news about hot weather and a warning from County Commissioner Whitebread that county mill levy would go up.... Click here to read more»
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Our view: Elections, expenses leave intriguing questions

August 07
On Tuesday night, area voters chose new blood over experience to represent us in Topeka as the state representative for the 65th district. Moving on from the Republican primary was Lonnie Clark.... Click here to read more»
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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»
Argentina aims to skirt U.S. court, bring debt under national law
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - President Cristina Fernandez on Tuesday unveiled legislation that seeks to push bondholders to swap defaulted debt for new notes governed by Argentine law, a move aimed at skirting a U...
Stocks halts rally, BoE minutes stun markets
LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks fell on Wednesday as investors braced for the possibility that a major central bank could raise interest rates this year after Bank of England minutes showed two of the bank's nine rate-setters voted for a hike earlier this month...
Four beheaded corpses found in Egypt's Sinai: security sources
CAIRO (Reuters) - Four beheaded corpses were found by residents of a town in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, security sources said, blaming Islamist militants waging an insurgency against Cairo...
Landslides hit Japan's Hiroshima, killing at least 36
HIROSHIMA (Reuters) - At least 36 people, including several children, were killed in Japan on Wednesday, when landslides triggered by torrential rain slammed into the outskirts of the western city of Hiroshima, and the toll could rise further, police said...
Ukraine rebel movement faces uncertain future
DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - The resignations were abrupt and unexpected, two quick-fire blows to a separatist movement already suffering reversals on the battle field of eastern Ukraine...
Movie/TV Reviews
'Ragnarok': Film Review
Wilderness exploration turns up more than expected in Mikkel Braenne Sandemose's second feature read ...
'A Fresh Start' ('Sae-chul-bal'): Locarno Review
South Korean first-timer Jang Woo-jin casts a light on those trying to begin again after a stint in ...
'The Admiral: Roaring Currents': Film Review
South Korean box office smash hit features "Lucy" co-star Choi Min-sik read more
'I Am Happiness on Earth': Film Review
Gay Mexican film centers on a movie director and the dancer he stalks read more

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Grandview Plaza looking to do road repairs

August 20
Grandview Plaza may be looking at spending a pretty penny on some road repairs. Grandview City Plaza has contracted Bayer Construction to repair the surrounding streets around city hall.... Click here to read more»
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Cell service could improve in Junction City

August 20
Dead zones are now a thing of the past in Junction City. City officials took a step closer towards better communication within the city by approving the construction of towers to improve wireless services in low-capacity areas known as dead zones.... Click here to read more»
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Cabela's to host National Team Championship at Milford Lake in 2015

August 20
Cabela’s, in conjunction with the Walleye Federation, will host its National Team Championship competition in May of 2015 at Milford Lake. The contest will allow "grass-roots anglers" to compete for their share in a cash and prize pool worth more than $200,000.... Click here to read more»
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Milford Lake chosen as top spot for outdoor writers

August 20
The Outdoor Writers of Kansas has named Milford Lake as its destination for November 2014. This event will bring writers, videographers, freelancers and radio-hosts from across the state together in an outdoor media event.... Click here to read more»
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US official: More airstrikes in Iraq

August 20
WASHINGTON — American fighter jets and drones conducted nearly a dozen airstrikes in Iraq since Tuesday, a U.S. official said, even as Islamic State militants threatened to kill a second American captive in retribution for any continued attacks.... Click here to read more»
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City budget approved

August 19
Junction City's 2015 budget was approved without opposition. The city's mill levy is approximately 47.667 mills. Commissioner Mick McCallister said city staff held the line relatively well.... Click here to read more»
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Rothlisberg announces campaign for write-in ballott at Grandview Plaza City Hall

August 19
Tuesdays Grandview City Hall meeting had one extra person in the audience — Allan Rothlisberg. Rothlisberg announced his intent to start a campaign for the write in ballot during Tuesday's Grandview Plaza City Hall meeting.... Click here to read more»
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Forward motion is key for Junction City's growth

August 19
Jerry Hinson, director of the capital campaign for Junction City, recently put together a Branding and Marketing Committee. Under the advisement that the campaign's recognized slogan would need to resonate with the community as something "bold and new," the committee is very close to a decision on a ... Click here to read more»

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Surging Royals rally past A’s for 7-3 win

August 14
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals didn’t let Jarrod Dyson’s defensive miscue slow them down on Thursday. Dyson drove in the tying run in a five-run seventh, while Nori Aoki and Billy Butler each drove in two runs and the surging Kansas City Royals rallied to defeat the
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Royals’ win streak ends with 11-3 loss to A’s

August 13
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals’ winning streak ended with a resounding thud. Jon Lester pitched six strong innings and Josh Donaldson homered twice and drove in four runs as the Oakland Athletics beat Kansas City 11-3 Tuesday night, snapping the Royals’ eight-game winning
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First-place Royals? Better start to believe it

August 12
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — When the Royals rolled out of bed Tuesday morning and glanced at the standings, they saw something that hadn’t been the case since many of them were in junior high school.
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JC Police Blotter

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Daily record for Aug. 20, 2014

August 20
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 91 calls and made eight arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Wednesday.... Click here to read more»
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Daily record for Aug. 19, 2014

August 19
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 78 calls and made nine arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Tuesday.... Click here to read more»
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Daily record for Aug. 18, 2014

August 18
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 105 calls and made 11 arrests in the 48-hour period ending 7 a.m. Monday.... Click here to read more»

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Around Kansas

GOP intensifies efforts in Kan. governor’s race

August 20
WICHITA — The Republican Governors Association is spending $600,000 on a television ad buy attacking Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s Democratic challenger, the group said Tuesday.
The conservative

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Controversy over closed school in SE Kansas

August 20
MCCUNE — A controversy over the future of a closed school in southeast Kansas continues to brew.
The Southeast School District is offering to lease a former elementary school in McCune to the city

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KDHE announces state’s first report of West Nile

August 19
TOPEKA — State health officials say a man from Republic County has the first reported case of West Nile virus in Kansas this year.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment did not release

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Jan 21, 2014

Rothlisberg claims quote about OB/GYN services was misconstrued

A quote attributed to State Rep. Allan Rothlisberg about women’s reproductive health services ...Full Story»
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Apr 23, 2014

Smith resigning as city manager, placed on administrative leave

Just two weeks after presenting his State of the City address, Gerald Smith has submitted his letter ...Full Story»
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Jul 22, 2014

One faces attempted murder charges following Tuesday shooting

One person faces attempted murder charges and two others face conspiracy charges in connection with ...Full Story»
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Jun 18, 2013

Police seize $800K in I-70 bust

Junction City police Tuesday morning seized $828,220 in what’s believed to be drug proceeds after ...Full Story»
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Feb 25, 2014

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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