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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.

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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

Families of German MH17 victims to sue Ukraine: lawyer
BERLIN (Reuters) - Survivors of German victims of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 downed over Ukraine plan to sue the country and its president for manslaughter by negligence in 298 cases, the lawyer representing them said on Sunday...
Florida prison system fires 32 guards after inmate deaths: Miami Herald
(Reuters) - The secretary of Florida's prison system has fired nearly three dozen guards in the wake of the recent scrutiny given to inmate deaths across the state during recent years, the Miami Herald newspaper reported...
Police capture four of five escaped California inmates
(Reuters) - Police have recaptured four of the five inmates, described as armed and dangerous, who escaped from a jail near Fresno, California, authorities said on Saturday...
Exclusive: Iran seeks give and take on militants, nuclear program
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran is ready to work with the United States and its allies to stop Islamic State militants, but would like to see more flexibility on Iran's uranium enrichment program, senior Iranian officials told Reuters...
China says will not alter policy because of one economic indicator
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will not dramatically alter its economic policy because of any one economic indicator, Finance Minister Lou Jiwei said on Sunday, in remarks that came days after many economists lowered growth forecasts having seen the latest set of weak data...
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Crash! Gesundheit

September 19
A sneeze supposedly was the cause of a collision Friday afternoon.
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The life of a single parent can be hard

September 19
While single parents have been around for as long as children, the "typical" single-parent household may be something of a myth. Death, separation and divorce, adoption, deployment and fostering, all
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#WhippingChildhoodCancer

September 19
September is nationally recognized as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
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Delivering Change: Healthy moms, Healthy babies receives large chunk of change

September 18
Much like a healthy baby, Geary County’s Delivering Change program continues to grow.
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Westbound K-18 ramp on I-70 to be resurfaced

September 21
The westbound Interstate 70 ramp carrying traffic onto K-18 northbound will receive a high-friction surface treatment beginning the evening of Sept. 23, when the ramp surface will be shot-blasted, preparing it for an overlay....Full Story»
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Washington Elementary commemorates legacy of Walker

September 19
No matter who you talk to, Lorraine Walker left an impression on the people she came into contact with every day. "She was always so positive, and that really rubbed off on everyone here at the school....Full Story»
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City and County reveals new monument

September 19
The new Veterans MIA and POW monument at Heritage Park was revealed during a ceremony yesterday. The monument was set up in time for National MIA and POW Day....Full Story»
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Former minister waits for sentence appeal

September 19
Former Faith Tabernacle Apostolic music director Jordan Young still is waiting for a plea bargain on his sentence. ...Full Story»
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Crash! Gesundheit

September 19
A sneeze supposedly was the cause of a collision Friday afternoon. ...Full Story»
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Grandview Plaza, Junction City receive state funding for road projects

September 19
TOPEKA — Junction City and Grandview Plaza are among several cities in Kansas who have received state money for road improvement projects. The city of Junction City has received $200,000 through the City Connecting Links (KLINK) program for milling and overlaying U....Full Story»

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Former Titans kicker Bironas killed in car crash

September 21
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rob Bironas, who worked his way through odd jobs and the Arena Football League before becoming one of the NFL’s most accurate kickers, died in a car crash.
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No. 20 K-State loses 20-14 to No. 5 Auburn

September 19
MANHATTAN — Bill Snyder will be having nightmares about the No. 3. As in three drive-killing turnovers, all of them costly. As in three missed field goals, all by the kid wearing — you guessed
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Lady Jays focus on improvement as season progresses

September 18
Going winless isn’t something that’s planned. It’s the opposite of the goal. But coach Tim Hickert and the Lady Jays tennis team know that it’s not the end of the world.
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