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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»
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How campaign, parks could impact area

July 16
Pursuing a capital campaign project will be a major undertaking for the Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce. With it comes a major expense — $16,000 per month for approximately nine months.... Click here to read more»
Gaza death toll tops 500 as U.S. steps up ceasefire efforts
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The United States, alarmed by escalating civilian bloodshed in an Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip, took a direct role in efforts to secure a ceasefire on Monday, as the Palestinian death toll jumped to more than 500...
Talk on cracking Internet anonymity service Tor canceled
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A highly anticipated talk on how to identify users of the Internet privacy service Tor was withdrawn from the upcoming Black Hat security conference, a spokeswoman for the event said on Monday...
Yum, McDonald's apologize as new China food scandal hits
SHANGHAI/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Yum Brands Inc and McDonald's Corp are facing a new food safety scare in China, denting the fast-food companies' efforts to shore up reputations and businesses that were hurt by a 2012 safety scandal in one of their biggest markets...
EU meeting set to speed, not deepen, sanctions on Russia
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - For all the tough talk, Europe is unlikely to punish Russia over last week's downing of an airliner over Ukraine beyond speeding up the imposition of already agreed individual sanctions when the bloc's foreign ministers meet on Tuesday...
U.S. CDC says it 'may never know' how bird flu mishap occurred
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "may never know" how a fairly harmless form of bird flu was cross-contaminated with a dangerous bird flu strain before it was sent to a laboratory outside of the CDC, an agency spokesman said on Monday...
Movie/TV Reviews
'Late Phases': Fantasia Review
Spanish genre specialist Adrian Garcia Bogliano makes his English-language debut. read more
'We Will Rock You': Theater Review
A contrived, overlong musical set to the tunes of iconic British rock band Queen. read more
'Fair Play': Karlovy Vary Review
This polished coming-of-age drama from Czech writer-director Andrea Sedlackova revolves around the secret state-sponsored doping of athletes in the old Eastern Bloc...
Gregg Allman and Sturgill Simpson Fuse Country and Soul at Annenberg Center: Concert Review
Kentucky-born Simpson proves the revelation, as he and Gregg Allman kick off the Annenberg Center/KCRW's Country in the City series...

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Commissioner has vision for county

July 21
Geary County Commissioner Larry Hicks came up with some innovative ideas for Geary County. He was among 2,600 elected and appointed officials who participated in the 79th annual National Association of Counties (NACo) conference in New Orleans, La.... Click here to read more»
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A splash soon may have a price

July 21
Spin City may not be the only recreational site raising fees. Geary County Environmental Health Director Lisa Davies proposed pool code fees for public and semi-public pools.... Click here to read more»
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Questions still linger on presale of tech house

July 21
CHAPMAN — The 2014-15 construction tech house has not been prepurchased — at least not yet. Despite discussing during the past two months the matter of preselling the home, which annually is built by Chapman high school students under the leadership of construction tech teacher Josh Schlesener, ... Click here to read more»
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Online enrollment receiving positive reception

July 21
For its first district-wide run, online enrollment is going well this summer, Unified School District 475 officials believe. That doesn’t mean it’s done expanding, however.... Click here to read more»
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Chapman's USD 473 board discusses preliminary budget for 2014-15

July 21
At USD 473's regular July 21 board meeting, school officials discussed and approved the preliminary 2014-15 budget. District Superintendent Lacee Sell talked about the many positives in regard to the upcoming budget and the declining tax rate.... Click here to read more»
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Riley County police arrest two in Ogden attempted homicide

July 21
The Riley County Police Department on July 20 at approximately 6:20 p.m. responded to a call in the 100 block of 10th Street in Ogden. Upon arrival police were made aware of an incident that involved two men entering an apartment and injuring a victim during an apparent aggravated robbery and burglary.... Click here to read more»
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Pavement evaluation to take place in Geary County

July 21
Kansas Department of Transportation employees will begin pavement evaluations this week. Testing in Geary County will take place on K-18, from the Dickinson County line east to U.... Click here to read more»
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Unemployment rate rises in June

July 20
Daily Union Staff m.editor@thedailyunion.net After seeing the unemployment rate drop for several straight months, Geary County saw an increase in its unemployment rate last month.... Click here to read more»

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Depth key to Junction City's title run

July 21
No other team in the Mid-Plains league could’ve pulled off the feat the Junction City Brigade did last weekend to win the Mid-Plains League championship.
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Brigade win inaugural Mid-Plains tournament

July 20
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Brigade advance to the Mid-Plains semi-final with 4-0 win against Rossville

July 19
The Junction City Brigade will get it’s chance to avenge its tournament opening loss to the Topeka Senators. Brigade starting pitcher Justin Hersch ensured that by shutting down Rossville for seven innings Saturday night, striking out five while surrendering five hits and one walk to lead his
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Daily record for July 22, 2014

July 22
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 81 calls and made eight arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Tuesday.... Click here to read more»
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Daily record for July 21, 2014

July 21
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 214 calls and made 16 arrests in 48- hour period ending 7 a.m. Monday.... Click here to read more»
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Daily record for July 18, 2014

July 18
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 74 incidents and made 17 arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m Friday.... Click here to read more»

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Lawyers quarrel over disclosures in bomb plot case

July 21
WICHITA — A federal judge is encouraging government lawyers to review what he calls "substantial" blacked-out material given to defense attorneys for a man accused of plotting a suicide bombing
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State gets 14,205 concealed carry applications

July 21
TOPEKA — The Kansas Attorney General’s Office says the state received the second highest number of concealed carry applications in the last fiscal year.
The attorney general announced in a

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3.6 earthquake recorded in south-central Kansas

July 17
CALDWELL — The U.S. Geological Survey reports an earthquake rattled south-central Kansas.
The 3.6 magnitude earthquake was reported about 5:40 a.m. Thursday about 11 miles west-northwest of Caldwell

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