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Fort Riley needs our support

July 26
It’s no secret Fort Riley has a huge impact on Junction City and Geary County. It’s the largest employer in the region and state. Soldiers stationed at Fort Riley are our customers at our numerous businesses.... Click here to read more»
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The value of local entertainment

July 19
It’s amazing to think in just a few short weeks, another season of Junction City Brigade baseball will be wrapping up. It feels like yesterday we were talking about the season starting.... Click here to read more»
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School District canít answer questions

July 16
I saw something at a recent 475 School Board meeting that I never expected to see. It happened when the School board was told that the new elementary school was going to cost about $4 million more than expected.... Click here to read more»
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Here we go again

July 16
To the Editor: What could possibly go wrong? In a time when the local population carries a massive, government-imposed level of debt (plus interest on that debt), ever-higher requirements for "revenue" for ongoing operations and an absolute disregard for cutting or caps or consolidation, we find government ... Click here to read more»
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Savor fruits of your labor

July 16
Now that gardens across Kansas are bearing vegetables, it’s time to taste, enjoy and appreciate the fruits or our labor. It seems like just a few short weeks ago folks walked to the machine shop, shed or garage and plucked a spade out of one of the dark corners and headed for the garden plot.... Click here to read more»
At least 24 reported killed in Guinea beach concert stampede
CONAKRY (Reuters) - At least 24 people were killed in a stampede at a beachside concert celebrating the end of Ramadan in Guinea's capital, news agency AFP said, with Guinea's Presidency declaring a week of mourning after what it described as a "tragic drama"...
OkCupid experiment may violate FTC rules on deceptive practices
(Reuters) - OkCupid's disclosure that the popular dating website intentionally misled couples about their suitability could open it up to a U...
Israel intensifies Gaza assault, Egyptians revise truce plan
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel knocked out Gaza's only power plant and pounded dozens of other high-profile targets on Tuesday, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal for halting its war with Islamist guerrillas in the enclave...
Obama says strains over Ukraine not leading to new Cold War with Russia
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama escalated U.S. economic sanctions against Russia on Tuesday for its aggression against Ukraine but dismissed suggestions the growing chill in U...
U.S. Senate bill proposes sweeping curbs on NSA surveillance
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Patrick Leahy introduced legislation on Tuesday to ban the U.S. government's bulk collection of Americans' telephone records and Internet data and narrow how much information it can seek in any particular search...
Movie/TV Reviews
'Angry Video Game Nerd': Fantasia Review
Video game enthusiasts unravel an enduring contemporary conspiracy theory in a microbudget comedy from Kevin Finn and James Rolfe...
'The Term (Srok)': Karlovy Vary Review
This topical documentary profiles the brave opposition leaders playing Russian roulette against Vladimir Putin's authoritarian regime...
'Afterlife' ('Utoelet'): Karlovy Vary Review
Hungarian veteran actor Laszlo Galffi and newcomer Marton Kristof play a dead father and his mentally unstable son in Virag Zomboracz's unusual debut film...
The Neighbourhood Proves Worthy at Greek Debut: Concert Review
Though their first album has been widely panned, the gang from Newbury Park is defying naysayers live, where ecstatic fans are becoming legion...

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World War I Memorial hasn't been forgotten

July 30
The monuments stand proud in Heritage Park. They certainly give the park its namesake. One monument, tucked away in the southeast corner of the park, has all but been forgotten thanks to Laurie Cooke and her fourth grade class at Lincoln Elementary School in Junction City.... Click here to read more»
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Anna Harrington - Walking the Walk

July 30
On what appears to be a typical Tuesday afternoon in Junction City, a 43-year-old woman with long, curly red hair stands on the side of the road just past the Washington Street roundabout wearing a bright yellow reflective vest and eating a Subway cookie or two.... Click here to read more»
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Construction continues at Exit 299

July 30
Grandview Plaza — Work started July 14 to widen the road at the intersection of J. Hill Road and Flint Hills Boulevard for a right turn only lane to help alleviate the overflow of traffic exiting Interstate 70 at the 299 interchange.... Click here to read more»
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Capital campaign almost ready to go

July 30
Members of Junction City and Geary County are teaming together to help ensure the impending capital campaign project is a success. ... Click here to read more»
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Voluntary water restrictions continue in Junction City

July 29
Junction City’s old water mains are more likely to break in the summer and rather than in winter. According to Municipal Services Director Greg McCaffery, old water mains are just one factor causing the city’s voluntary water restrictions.... Click here to read more»
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Goodbye, Big Ben

July 29
Junction City has lost a local icon. The Percheron horse named Big Ben died Monday. School kids, especially from out of town, often visited visited Ben when they stopped at the pumpkin patch at the Black Horse Hitch at Munson Farms.... Click here to read more»
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Health Department drafts pool code

July 29
Codes for Geary County pools are on the way to becoming a reality. The proposed pool code for public and semi-public pools is meant to prevent potential public health issues and enforce minimum safety standards.... Click here to read more»
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JC becoming farmers' market metropolis

July 28
Farmers’ markets are boasting everything local, from produce to crafts to people, and that’s no exception in Junction City. There are at least three farmers’ markets to choose from in Junction City.... Click here to read more»

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MMA coach of the year visits Junction City

July 29
Duane Ludwig, the 2013 World MMA trainer of the year moved around the floor of RS MMA and Fitness with the grace of a former fighter navigating the octagon.
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Butler's HR lifts Royals past Indians, 6-4

July 25
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Pinch-hitter Billy Butler's two-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning sent the Kansas City Royals over the Cleveland Indians 6-4 Friday night for their fourth straight win.
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Former Brigade catcher Seth Wheeler transitioning to new role as assistant coach

July 23
With his impending graduation from Central Missouri staring him in the face, former Junction City Brigade catcher Seth Wheeler began to focus on his future.
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JC Police Blotter

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Daily record for July 30, 2014

July 30
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 85 calls and made nine arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Wednesday.... Click here to read more»
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Daily record for July 29, 2014

July 29
Junction City Police Department The Junction Police Department responded to 67 calls and made five arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Tuesday.... Click here to read more»
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Daily record for July 28, 2014

July 28
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 136 incidents and made 11 arrests in the 48-hour period ending 7 a.m.... Click here to read more»

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Rare gazelle breaks own neck, dies at Topeka Zoo

July 29
TOPEKA — An endangered gazelle at the Topeka Zoo is dead after beating its head against a gate until it broke its neck.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports a zoo visitor saw the 5-year-old Addra

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Kansas teen killed after fall on Colorado mountain

July 29
LENEXA — An 18-year-old suburban Kansas City man who was killed last week while climbing near one of Colorado’s most popular peaks is the second person in two months to die on the mountain.
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Police say someone passing fake money in Salina

July 28
SALINA — Salina police say several businesses have reported receiving counterfeit $20 and $100 bills over the weekend.
Police Capt. Mike Sweeney says four fake $100 bills were used to purchase a

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Jan 21, 2014

Rothlisberg claims quote about OB/GYN services was misconstrued

A quote attributed to State Rep. Allan Rothlisberg about women’s reproductive health services ...Full Story»
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Apr 23, 2014

Smith resigning as city manager, placed on administrative leave

Just two weeks after presenting his State of the City address, Gerald Smith has submitted his letter ...Full Story»
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Jul 22, 2014

One faces attempted murder charges following Tuesday shooting

One person faces attempted murder charges and two others face conspiracy charges in connection with ...Full Story»
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Jun 18, 2013

Police seize $800K in I-70 bust

Junction City police Tuesday morning seized $828,220 in what’s believed to be drug proceeds after ...Full Story»
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Feb 25, 2014

No one injured in Tuesday evening blaze

No one was injured Tuesday evening following a blaze that destroyed a Junction City home....Full Story»
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