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Feeding peace

July 02
Television, newspapers, magazines and the web are filled with images of starving children — skeleton-like figures crouched like dogs on their haunches while their mothers wail in anguish.... Click here to read more»
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Our view: A beautiful weekend for fun

July 02
Sundown Salute kicked off last night, and will continue for the next three days. The annual Fourth of July celebration, the largest free festival of its kind in Kansas, is fun for the entire family.... Click here to read more»
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Firework responsibility

June 30
To the Editor: We are privileged to have the opportunity to shoot fireworks in this county in celebration of our independence and the Fourth of July holiday.... Click here to read more»
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Candidate appeal in Kansas

June 30
If there was a radio version of the "Bachelor" or "Bachelorette" TV show in which contestants compete for your favor, it would probably be a lot like the next few months when candidates for the Kansas House of Representatives ask for your vote.... Click here to read more»
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The old red barn

June 25
John Schlageck Kansas Farm Bureau When I was a youngster, one of my favorite places to play on a cold winter day was my Uncle Joe and Aunt Anna’s weathered red barn.... Click here to read more»
Obama tells Israel U.S. ready to help end hostilities
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama expressed concern to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday about the risk of an escalation of hostilities in the region and said the United States was ready to help bring them to an end, the White House said...
Gaza dead reach 78 as Israelis hint at invasion
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - At least 78 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed in Israel's Gaza offensive, Palestinian officials said on Thursday as militants in the enclave kept up rocket attacks on Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and other cities...
Wall St. ends lower on angst over Portugal's bank woes
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks dropped on Thursday as concerns about the financial health of Portugal's top listed bank gave investors a reason to cash in recent gains...
Berlin tells CIA station chief to leave in spy scandal
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany told the CIA station chief in Berlin to leave the country on Thursday in a dramatic display of anger from Chancellor Angela Merkel at the behaviour of a close ally after officials unearthed two suspected U...
Mississippi baby thought cured of HIV no longer in remission
(Reuters) - A toddler thought to have been cured of HIV now has detectable levels of the virus in her blood, the child's doctors and U...
Movie/TV Reviews
'Working the Engels': TV Review
Andrea Martin and Kacey Rohl star in a comedy about a family who must pull together after their patriarch's death leaves them in deep debt...
'Björk: Biophilia Live': Karlovy Vary Review
This visually rich documentary captures the inventive spirit of Icelandic diva Björk's spectacular sci-fi live show...
'Paris of the North' ('Paris Nordursins'): Karlovy Vary Review
The second feature of Icelandic director Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson, whose "Either Way" was remade as "Prince Avalanche" by David Gordon Green, stars Bjorn Thors ("The Deep")...
'Extant': TV Review
"Extant" is a summer blockbuster from CBS that seems to take its sweet time getting interesting -- like it has a second season in mind, not some wild "event" that ends this summer...

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Free Fair more than just food

July 11
The Geary County Free Fair is still a couple weeks away, but Mason Muto, a member of Humboldt 4-H, is just about finished with the projects he plans to enter — including a small robot.... Click here to read more»
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Plan for city parks continue

July 11
The thought of closing two city parks looms in the city’s subconscious. The topic came up during last month’s Junction City budget session. City Commissioners want to determine long-term plans with Martin Luther King Park and Sertoma Park.... Click here to read more»
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17th Annual Junction City Special Needs Rodeo

July 11
The 17th annual Junction City Special Needs Rodeo looks to rope kids into having some fun. The Exceptional Family Member Program will be hosting their special needs rodeo, free to all special needs children 4 years and older.... Click here to read more»
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Geary County Health Department receives $30,000 Susan G. Komen Grant

July 11
The Geary County Health Department received a little more than $30,000 in grant money from the Susan G. Komen foundation. Erma Patterson, Director of the grant, said the money was awarded on May 1, and will be used to provide free breast cancer education in the community.... Click here to read more»
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City development plan introduced to public

July 10
Ideas for development have been growing in Junction City and Geary County. The public was invited to hear about them during tonight's comprehensive plan project open house.... Click here to read more»
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Milford Lake upgraded to algae warning

July 10
MILFORD — Milford Lake once again has been placed under a public health warning after large amounts of toxic blue-green algae were detected. The northern half of Milford Lake has been under an algae warning for the past two weeks.... Click here to read more»
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Junction City Arts Council helps bring art to community

July 10
Green Park Apartments have partnered with the Junction City Arts Council to bring art to children. "The Junction City Arts Council decided to help the children express themselves, and they’re showing that it’s not always a picture, sometimes it’s a design," said Karen Stroggins, Resident ... Click here to read more»
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Chapman Municipal Pool work likely to be in 2015 budget

July 10
CHAPMAN — As record numbers of children frolic in the cool, clean waters of the Chapman municipal pool in the steamy summer sun, facility manager Dylan McKenzie knows the real scoop behind that scene.... Click here to read more»

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LeBron James returns home

July 11
CLEVELAND — If LeBron James was going to win another NBA title, heal broken hearts and continue building his legacy, he knew there was only one place to go.
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Royals Gordon to miss All-Star game with injury

July 10
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Gordon will have to be content with watching All-Star teammates Salvador Perez and Greg Holland when the Royals triumvirate heads to Target Field in Minneapolis next week.
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Perez hits 3-run HR in 9th, Royals beat Rays 5-4

July 10
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Salvador Perez gave the Royals a late lift Wednesday night heading into a key midseason series. Perez hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the ninth inning and Kansas City beat Tampa Bay 5-4 to take two of three from the Rays.
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JC Police Blotter

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Daily record for July 11, 2014

July 11
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 77 calls and made three arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Friday.... Click here to read more»
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Daily record for July 10, 2014

July 10
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 70 incidents and made four arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m.... Click here to read more»
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Daily record for July 9, 2014

July 09
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 68 calls and made five arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Wednesday.... Click here to read more»

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Around Kansas

November trial set for boy accused of killing dad

July 11
OLATHE — A northeast Kansas teenager accused of killing his father is scheduled to go to trial in November on a first-degree murder charge.
The Kansas City Star reports the 15-year-old Shawnee boy

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Two cases of measles confirmed in Wichita area

July 10
WICHITA — State health officials say two cases of measles in the Wichita area are linked to a recent outbreak in the bistate Kansas City metropolitan area.
The Sedgwick County cases reported Thursday

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KU gets $12.5 million grant to help western Kansas

July 10
LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas Hospital will lead a team working to reduce deaths from heart attacks and strokes in western Kansas.
The hospital announced Wednesday that it had received a $12.5

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Jan 21, 2014

Rothlisberg claims quote about OB/GYN services was misconstrued

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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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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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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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Apr 25, 2014

USD 475 mourning loss of Washington Elementary principal

Update: A special time of remembrance for Lorraine Walker has been planned from 5 to 7 p.m. today in ...Full Story»
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