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August 21

Do you think Fort Riley is important to JC, GC? If so, you need to let the Army know your feelings. Every person, business and organization should send a letter or email expressing how you feel about having Fort Riley as our neighbor.

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August 21

Imitation dairy products may account for nearly 70 percent of the items a shopper finds in the dairy case today. That’s according to the latest data from the dairy industry.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Thai junta leader appointed PM by hand-picked parliament
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was appointed prime minister on Thursday by a legislature he hand-picked, giving the army chief a veneer of legitimacy even while the military presses on with efforts to silence its critics...
Afghanistan gives NYT reporter 24 hours to leave country
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan has given a New York Times reporter 24 hours to leave the country, accusing him of not cooperating with an investigation into his reporting, the Attorney General's office said on Wednesday...
U.S. forces tried but failed to rescue U.S. hostages in Syria
WASHINGTON/EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) - U.S. forces attempted to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages during a secret mission into Syria and exchanged gunfire with Islamic State militants only to discover the captives were not there, officials said on Wednesday...
Liberia police fire on protesters as West Africa's Ebola toll hits 1,350
MONROVIA (Reuters) - Police in the Liberian capital fired live rounds and tear gas on Wednesday to disperse a stone-throwing crowd trying to break an Ebola quarantine imposed on their neighbourhood, as the death toll from the epidemic in West Africa hit 1,350...
Obama condemns killing of reporter, U.S. hits militants in Iraq
BAGHDAD/EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama expressed revulsion on Wednesday at the beheading of an American journalist by Islamist militants and vowed the United States would do what it must to protect its citizens as international condemnation of the insurgents grew...
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Historical society to hold open house

August 20
The Geary County Historical Society will host its final Open House of the summer at the Spring Valley Historic Site from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 30. The Commanding Generals Mounted Color Guard from Fort
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Grandview Plaza looking to do road repairs

August 20
Some streets in Grandview Plaza will see new life, but it could cost a pretty penny.
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CVB announces Float Your Boat results

August 19
Daily Union Staff m.editor@thedailyunion.net The Geary County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau has announced the winners from this weekend’s Float Your Boat competition.
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Fire breaks out on West 11th Street

August 18
Junction City fire crews responded to a house fire at 223 W. 11th St. shortly after 7 p.m. Monday. Fire crews had the fire under control by 8 p.m. Monday.
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Former Junction City resident murdered

An Anglican priest and former Junction City resident was recently found murdered. The body of 71-year-old Rev. Kent Hinkson was found Aug. 10 in Eno River State Park in Durham, N....Full Story»
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What's so special about Fort Riley?

With military cutbacks looming, the community of Fort Riley/Junction City are bracing for impact. Representatives are stepping in to see how they can ensure that Fort Riley doesn’t see the worst-case scenario become reality. United States Congressman Tim Huelskamp, visited Fort Riley on Thursday ...Full Story»
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Milford Lake placed under blue-green algae warning

MILFORD — Kansas Department of Health and Environment officials have placed Milford Lake under a blue-green algae warning. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism reminds visitors that a lake under an advisory or warning is not closed unless officials deem it absolutely necessary....Full Story»
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Water main breaks on Grant Avenue

One of Junction City's streets is partially under a bit of water. The water main at 370 Grant Ave., broke at approximately 1:15 p.m. today. The Public Works Department is currently attempting to shut off the water so repairs can take place immediately....Full Story»
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Huelskamp visits Junction City, Fort Riley

U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp stopped in Junction City Thursday afternoon for a tour of the Junction City VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic. Other stops Huelskamp made during his time in the Flint Hills included at the 1st Inf....Full Story»

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Editor's note: Junction City native Damien Zimmerman won the most recent Spotlight Challenge on the SyFy television show, "Face Off." He's one of 10 contestants still in the running for the grand prizes, which include $100,000, a 2014 Fiat 500, and a VIP trip to one of Kryolan's makeup locations....Full Story»

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K-State’s Truman makes world stop in weight room

August 21
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Every school has "max-out day," when guys try to better their best in a bunch of weight-lifting exercises — bench press, squat, hang clean.
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Kratz, Vargas lead Royals over Twins 6-4

August 19
MINNEAPOLIS — Erik Kratz had played in only five games for Kansas City since being acquired from Toronto in a trade on July 28. But the big guy always stayed ready and that discipline paid off
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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
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