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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.

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September 01

School is off and running — we are having fun, and things are flowing very smoothly so far; we wouldn’t have it any other way, of course. When we think about getting the year started and what it entails, I think it’s important for us to all know how vital our transportation department

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August 29

If you’re ever in the mood for some friendly sports trash talk — some days — look no further than the Daily Union office. We have some pretty passionate sports fans — to the point where, between my desk and my boss’s office (Lisa), we’ve erected an electric fence

Exclusive: Syria reveals more chemical weapons facilities to watchdog - sources
THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Syria has revealed a previously undeclared research and development facility and a laboratory to produce the poison ricin to the global chemical weapons watchdog, diplomatic sources told Reuters...
Nearly 50 dead in Syria air strikes on central province: monitor
BEIRUT (Reuters) - At least 48 people including rebel fighters have been killed in Syrian government air bombardments around a town in the central province of Homs, a monitoring group said on Wednesday...
Wildfire rips through 150 homes in Northern California
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fire crews in California battled on Tuesday to halt the advance of wildfire that has already destroyed about 150 homes, lapped at rural schools and caused power outages that left an evacuation shelter without electricity, authorities said...
World holds its breath, mostly hoping Scots vote 'No'
PARIS (Reuters) - The world is holding its breath but mostly hoping Scotland will vote "No" to independence from Britain in Thursday's referendum...
Exclusive: U.S. considering options if oil export ban challenged
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Obama administration officials are concerned about the legality of a ban on oil exports and have begun discussing how to deal with potential challenges from nations that want to buy U...
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Farewell and good luck, ‘Yo’

September 15
Michael Brown received a standing ovation from his fellow firefighters, city and county staff, Junction City residents, friends and family who came to the municipal building yesterday to wish him luck
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Geary County Historical Society holds Ice Cream Social Sunday

September 14
The Geary County Historical Society hosted its annual Ice Cream Social Sunday in Junction City. Community members, bands from Junction City High School and Junction City Middle School, children and the
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Geary Community Healthcare Foundation hosts annual tournament

September 13
The Geary Community Healthcare Foundation hosted its 15th annual Fall Classic Golf Tournament Friday at Rolling Meadows Golf Course. Each year, the Foundation Board of Directors selects healthcare-related
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Fort Riley celebrates Apple Days

September 13
FORT RILEY — Fort Riley once again celebrated its Fall Apple Day Saturday at Artillery Parade Field on Fort Riley. The event featured numerous events for adults and kids, including a Nuclear Meltdown
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The truth about flu vaccinations

September 17
Coughing, sneezing, runny noses — oh my....Full Story»
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City manager for hire

September 17
Junction City staff have started the search for a permanent city manager. ...Full Story»
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Fort Riley soldier to serve six months prison for false statements

September 17
Daily Union Staff m.editor@thedailyunion.net KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A soldier at Fort Riley was sentenced Wednesday for making false material statements to the Social Security Administration....Full Story»
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Another bridge in time

September 17
Drivers traveling on McNeal Road will find a detour Monday. Work on the bridge will begin and consist of removing and replacing it. The detour route will take drivers onto Edwards Road....Full Story»
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'Jesus Christ Superstar' preparing for final shows

September 17
"Jesus Christ Superstar" cast members will have one more rehearsal Thursday in preparation for the last three shows of their 6-show run at the C.L. Hoover Opera House this week....Full Story»
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Late principal Walker will be remembered

September 17
Washington Elementary School will hold a dedication ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Friday. Staff, students and family of Lorraine Walker will dedicate a commemorative bench and tree in memory of Walker, the former principal of Washington Elementary School....Full Story»

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Lady Jay tennis finishes third at Chapman quad

September 16
CHAPMAN — The Junction City ladies tennis team grabbed four wins on their way to a third place finish Monday at the Chapman quad. "I thought it was a good experience for us," head coach Tim Hickert
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Parks sees growth in Lady Jays at Valley Center

September 16
Last week, Junction City head volleyball coach Megan Parks was anything but enthusiastic about her team’s performance in their home triangular, where they finished 1-1.
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McFarthing records third shutout as Blue Jays defeat Leavenworth 1-0

September 13
Goalkeeper Amir McFarthing recorded his third shutout in six matches this season as Junction City slipped past the Leavenworth Pioneers 1-0 Saturday at Al Simpler Stadium.
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