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October 18

Last week, several of us at The Daily Union had the opportunity to attend the Montgomery Family Symposium at the University of Kansas, an annual event that provides additional learning opportunities for journalists in the state of Kansas.

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October 14

This same-sex marriage business has gotten very complicated and very political very quickly, hasn’t it? When you sit down and think it through, it’s probably this superior sovereignty business that makes it complicated.

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October 14

To the Editor: Some men and women seek offices such as state representative or other high office while others live their lives quietly, doing their jobs, helping their neighbors and serving their community, state and nation in ways that are far less public and glamorous, until they are called to serve

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October 06

To the editor: I plan to support Paul Davis and Jill Docking in their bid to unseat the current Gov. Sam Brownback. I believe Paul Davis can bring the right measure of cooperation and bipartisanship to the governor’s office.

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October 06

To the Editor: Mr. Sanders, yours was the best letter to the editor I have seen in years. There is only one problem. The powers to be, just will not listen to anyone.

U.S. to funnel travelers from Ebola-hit region through five airports
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola on Tuesday, requiring travelers from three countries at the center of an epidemic in West Africa to fly into one of five major airports conducting enhanced screening for the virus...
McDonald's CEO acknowledges image problems after tough results
(Reuters) - McDonald's Corp Chief Executive Officer Don Thompson owned up to some corporate image problems on Tuesday after it posted a nearly one-third drop in quarterly profit and warned that its global restaurant sales would fall again this month...
North Korea unexpectedly frees American Jeffrey Fowle
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea has freed Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans detained by the country, and he is being flown home to his family in Ohio, the White house said on Tuesday...
Pistorius starts five-year term for killing Reeva Steenkamp
PRETORIA (Reuters) - Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius started his five-year jail sentence on Tuesday for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, marking the end of a trial that has gripped South Africa and millions around the world...
No Russia-Ukraine gas deal at EU talks; Moscow queries finances
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russia and Ukraine failed to reach an accord on gas supplies for the coming winter in EU-brokered talks on Tuesday but agreed to meet again in Brussels in a week in the hope of ironing out problems over Kiev's ability to pay...
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How's Chapman's new city administrator doing three months in?

October 20
Chapman introduced its new city administrator in July of this year, welcoming a young man just a few years out of college. But three months in, that man — Austin St.
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Cutting the ribbon

October 18
The Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony Oct. 18 for Munson Prime Steakhouse, located at 426 Golden Belt Blvd.
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Classics on display

October 18
Dozens of cars and even more people hung out and strolled around the C.L. Hoover Opera House Saturday morning. People were there to check out the cars, the cars were there to show off some classic and
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JCMS holds filly football match

October 18
Sixth, seventh and eighth grade girls at Junction City Middle School battled it out Friday afternoon in front of bleachers packed with fans in the annual filly football game.
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Parents and pumpkins

October 17
Kindergarteners at Seitz Elementary School started early Halloween celebrations as students participated in the ‘Parents and Pumpkins’ family pumpkin decorating event Friday at the school.
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What happened to Beverly Ward?

October 16
Beverly Ward was 13 years old. She was born and raised in Junction City. Her parents were married with five daughters and three sons. The family wasn’t rich, but they had everything they needed.
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Artist puts many elements in layered art

October 22
Faith, nature and perplexity are sources of inspiration for artist Barbara Jo Stevens. Her artwork can be described as spiritual, layered and touching upon softness....Full Story»
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JC city manager search progressing

October 21
The hiring process for a new city manager for Junction City is making progress. Junction City staff set dates Tuesday to interview the candidates for the position....Full Story»
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Grandview Plaza settles bill with Geary County Sheriff's Department

October 21
In September, Roger Unruh, the city attorney for Grandview Plaza, told Grandview Plaza council members an event had occured last year at the Geary County Sheriffs Department that could have left Grandview Plaza with a $23,000 bill....Full Story»
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Fort Riley to host middle school ribbon-cutting

October 21
FORT RILEY — The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley, in conjunction with Unified School District 475, will host the Fort Riley Middle School ribbon cutting ceremony, 1 p....Full Story»
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Geary County Convention and Visitors Bureau to hire Marketing Manager

October 21
The Geary County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is in the market for a new Marketing Manager. While the former position of Assistant Director of the CVB became vacant on Oct....Full Story»
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I-70 bridge deck repairs commence today

October 21
Kansas Department of Transportation officials have started repairs on the eastbound bridge of Interstate 70, just east of the Chapman interchange (286) in Dickinson County....Full Story»

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Bumgarner, Giants top Royals 7-1 in Series opener

October 22
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Win or lose, Jake Peavy is a treat to watch when he pitches. He scowls, he shouts, he grimaces, he grins. Never hard to tell how things are going for him.
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Senior leaders say goodbye to Junction City

October 21
They’re more than teammates. They’re brothers. Tonight, the seniors of the Junction City Blue Jay soccer team ­— Amir McFarthing, AJ Nelson, Pierre Cherubin, Nick Swindell and Eric Artemis
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No. 14 Kansas State beats No. 11 Oklahoma 31-30

October 19
NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma entered the season boldly talking about competing in the first-ever playoff. Now, the Sooners know their chances of getting there are dim.
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