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October 25

New hires should be made quickly, efficiently With a timetable now established for when Junction City officials plan to interview and select a new permanent city manager, city officials should keep in mind a decision needs to be made quickly, yet efficiently, to ensure the best possible future for Junction

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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.

Suspect in Pennsylvania police ambush denied bail
MILFORD Pa. (Reuters) - A bruised and gaunt Eric Frein, captured after a seven-week manhunt and wearing the handcuffs of the Pennsylvania trooper he is accused of killing, was held without bail on Friday after his first court appearance on first-degree murder and other charges...
Judge rejects strict limits on U.S. nurse who treated Ebola patients
FORT KENT Maine (Reuters) - Declaring Ebola fears in the United States "not entirely rational," a judge rejected Maine's bid for a quarantine on a nurse who treated victims of the disease in West Africa but tested negative for it, and instead imposed limited restrictions...
Dow, S&P 500 end at record highs; BoJ move adds fuel to rally
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow and S&P 500 ended at record highs on Friday and other indexes posted strong gains for a second week after the Bank of Japan's surprise move to ramp up its stimulus program...
Kurdish peshmerga forces enter Syria's Kobani after further air strikes
SURUC Turkey/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A convoy of Iraqi Kurdish forces in Turkey rolled late on Friday across the border into Syria to help Syrian Kurds defend the besieged town of Kobani that has become the focus of a Western-backed war against Islamic State insurgents...
Shares jump, yen slumps as BoJ ramps up stimulus
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global equity markets surged more than 1 percent and the yen fell to a nearly seven-year low against the dollar on Friday after the Bank of Japan surprised financial markets by ramping up its massive economic stimulus program...
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Historical society explores early law enforcement

October 31
The Geary County Historical Society in Junction City will host "Kansas Anti-Horse Thief Societies," a presentation and discussion by John K. Burchill, at 7:15 p.
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B&B Theatres opening Nov. 6

October 31
B&B Theatres new Junction City Gem soon will celebrate its grand opening. To ring in the reopening of the theatre, there will be free popcorn with every ticket purchased to a film at the special event
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All Treats in the streets

October 30
Where can you find Batman, Mario and Luigi, and Spiderman hanging out with a hotdog? Washington Street, naturally. Junction City’s youth proudly marched down Washington Street in their spookiest,
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A chance at more money

October 30
More money soon could be on the way for Geary Community Hospital — nearly $700,000. Out of an estimated 1,200 hospitals, only 100 were able to reach part two of Meaningful Use, a national program
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Chapman's upcoming musical

October 28
CHAPMAN — What does the French Riviera have in common with Chapman?
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Leasing, not selling, after all

October 28
When it comes to the former Jupiter building, Junction City Commissioners said they have the best interest of taxpayers in mind. During a special City Commission session Monday evening, they decided
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It's beginning to look a lot like ... Dollar General

November 01
CHAPMAN — Construction at 1110 N. Marshall St. has gone about as smoothly as any build can. This project is bringing a Dollar General store to Chapman, and according to Building Inspector Ty Lemon, progress is "so far, so good....Full Story»
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Ebola vs. flu — what's the difference?

November 01
With flu season in full effect and the threat of Ebola knocking on the United States’ door, many are wondering just how contagious are the diseases? According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), during a 30-year period between 1976 and 2006, estimates of flu-associated deaths in the United ...Full Story»
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Trick-or-treat so others may eat

November 01
As children across the country donned Halloween costumes, going door-to-door asking for candy, Sheridan Elementary School is teaching children to think of others as well....Full Story»
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Peace walk to be held in memory of Walker

October 31
A community peace walk in memory of the late Lorraine Walker, former principal of Washington Elementary School, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Nov....Full Story»
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GCH recognized for patient safety

October 31
Geary Community Hospital has been recognized by the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative for its successful completion of a patient safety initiative. GCH was among a group of 23 Kansas hospitals that collectively achieved an 84....Full Story»
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B&B Theatres opening Nov. 6

October 31
B&B Theatres new Junction City Gem soon will celebrate its grand opening. To ring in the reopening of the theatre, there will be free popcorn with every ticket purchased to a film at the special event on Nov....Full Story»

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Blue Jays ready for playoffs, trounce Wichita North 50-6

November 01
WICHITA — In the waning minutes of the first half Friday night, Junction City’s Ray Wilson intercepted a Wichita North pass and returned it 47 yards for a score.
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Deveau finishes 16th at state meet

November 01
LAWRENCE — In the seven-year career of Junction City head coach Becky Steiger, only two boys had ever medaled at the state cross country meet. That changed Friday when Blue Jay runner Stephen Deveau
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Kansas State football coach endorses Sen. Roberts

October 30
TOPEKA, Kan. — Beloved Kansas State University football coach Bill Snyder on Thursday endorsed Sen. Pat Roberts for re-election and is appearing in a television ad for the three-term Republican
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