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August 25

The following editorial appeared in the Philadelphia Daily News on Friday, Aug. 22 How long before Ferguson fatigue sets in? How soon before our rapt attention to the uproar over the killing of Michael Brown begins to flag? And not because we don’t care.

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August 23

While it’s not yet set in stone, one of the slogans being considered for the Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce’s capital campaign illustrates how our community should view itself in the future.

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August 23

To the Editor: I have been to many school board meetings as well as city and county commission meetings. I have spent many hours in Topeka watching the Kansas Senate and House and some of their committees work.

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August 23

To the editor: Years back, when a person was running to stay in office or be elected to that office, one would say what was accomplished while in office.

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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.

WHO shuts Sierra Leone lab after worker infected with Ebola
FREETOWN/KINSHASA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday it had shut a laboratory in Sierra Leone after a health worker there was infected with Ebola, a move that may hamper efforts to boost the global response to the worst ever outbreak of the disease...
WHO urges stiff regulatory curbs on e-cigarettes
GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) called for stiff regulation of electronic cigarettes as well as bans on indoor use, advertising and sales to minors, in the latest bid to control the booming new market...
'Men in green' raise suspicions of east Ukrainian villagers
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Unidentified, heavily-armed strangers with Russian accents have appeared in an eastern Ukrainian village, arousing residents' suspicions despite Moscow's denials that its troops have deliberately infiltrated the frontier...
Dispute over gadget that blocks seat reclining diverts flight to Chicago
(Reuters) - A midair argument between two airline passengers over the use of a device that stops the seat in front from reclining caused a Newark-Denver flight to be diverted to Chicago over the weekend, airline and police officials said on Tuesday...
Burger King to buy Canada's Tim Hortons for $11.5 billion
TORONTO, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Burger King Worldwide Inc announced plans to buy Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc for C$12...
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State Farm agents reward safe drivers at JCMS

August 26
Local State Farm agents LaDonna Junghans and Karen Jameson rewarded safe drivers and passengers at Junction City Middle School Tuesday morning for wearing seatbelts by presenting them Bucks for Buckled
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Soldiers, community members help senior citizens

August 25
On Aug. 23, Sgt. 1st Class Mylls Cheffey, along with 16 Military Police soldiers from 116th, 977th, the†73rd MP Company, and his son Nolan Cheffey, volunteered six hours to help six senior citizens in
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Pool code could ensure cleaner, safer water

August 25
If swimmers are nervous about diving into Milford Lake, they can rest assured the public pools in Geary County will have safe water. With the pool code Geary County Commissioners approved yesterday,
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Fire, accident causes congestion on Interstate 70

August 24
A tractor-trailer fire and an an accident within a 3-mile span Sunday afternoon caused traffic on Interstate 70 in both directions to logjam.
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Not everything is costly for Junction City homeowners

August 27
If Geary County’s recent budget, which was greater than last year’s, has residents down, Junction City’s status in homeowners insurance rates throughout Kansas could cheer them up a little....Full Story»

Dispute leads to closure of Kite's Junction City location

August 27
Disputes over a damaged floor have led to unpaid rent, allegations of unlawful entry, changing of locks, and the possible permanent closure of Kite’s Grille and Bar in Junction City. Bishop confirmed under its current ownership, Kite’s, in Junction City, will remain closed....Full Story»
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Tuesday crash injures three

August 27
Three people were injured Tuesday after a 2-vehicle collision on U.S. 77. Geary County Sheriff's Department officials say the collision occurred shortly before 6 p....Full Story»
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Geary Community Hospital Introduces new CFO

August 26
Interim Chief Financial Officer, David Busatti had his first meeting with the Board of Health an introduction that he jokingly called a "baptism by fire....Full Story»
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New fire engine makes its debut

August 26
The newest member of the Junction City Fire Department made its debut Monday. Junction City residents may catch a glimpse of the 2014 Rosenbauer engine rolling through town as ....Full Story»
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Geary Community Hospital Director Recieves Lifetime Fellow Award

August 26
Pat Tabor of Junction City, Director of Materials Management at Geary Community Hospital, has been awarded the Lifetime Fellow designation from the Association of Healthcare Resource and Materials Management....Full Story»

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Snyder holds first weekly press conference of the season

August 27
Bill Snyder was his usual cagey self at his first weekly press conference of the season Tuesday. Even after announcing that sophomore Charles Jones would be the opening day starter in Monday’s Big
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Geary County Catbackers hold annual banquet in Junction City

August 24
The smell of fresh-cooked premium angus beef permeated the air as the crowd gathered for the 2014 Geary County Catbacker Banquet on Saturday night. The event was held at the soon-to-be-opened Munson’s
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Blue Jays battle heat, wind on first day in full pads

August 22
The sun beat down on the field as the Junction City Blue Jays knelt at the 50-yard-line around head coach Randall Zimmerman Thursday at Al Simpler Stadium.
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