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September 11

Junction City now will start enforcing its new ordinance on using handheld devices while driving, and it’s something motorists in Junction City and Geary County should stay ahead of the game to adhere to.

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September 06

A few mornings ago, I walked outside to head to work and noticed a pair of crows mingling near a trash can, cawing at anything — or anyone — who came near.

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September 01

Even before the gubernatorial election campaign kicks off in earnest at the State Fair debate Saturday, the issue of K-12 education appears to be clear or at least outlined well enough by both Republican Gov.

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September 01

School is off and running — we are having fun, and things are flowing very smoothly so far; we wouldn’t have it any other way, of course. When we think about getting the year started and what it entails, I think it’s important for us to all know how vital our transportation department

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August 29

If you’re ever in the mood for some friendly sports trash talk — some days — look no further than the Daily Union office. We have some pretty passionate sports fans — to the point where, between my desk and my boss’s office (Lisa), we’ve erected an electric fence

REFILE-Commodities brace for more woe ahead of Fed rate decision
SINGAPORE/NEW YORK, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Major commodity markets, many already trading near multi-year lows, could face more pressure should the U...
Aussie dollar bears emboldened by China data, others calmer
SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Australian dollar slid to a six-month low on Monday as worries about slower Chinese growth hit a nerve, but other major currencies held their ground ahead of this week's Federal Reserve policy meeting...
New Yorker Kira Kazantsev 'Happy' to be crowned Miss America
(Reuters) - New Yorker Kira Kazantsev won the coveted 2015 Miss America Pageant crown on Sunday, a "three-peat" for contenders from the Big Apple...
China says 'rescues' more children from Xinjiang religious schools
BEIJING (Reuters) - A sweep on illegal religious activity in the capital of China's unruly far western region of Xinjiang has resulted in 190 children being "rescued", along with the detention of dozens of people, a state newspaper said on Monday...
Sweden votes for minority left government, far right surges
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's centre-left Social Democrat leader Stefan Lofven emerged as victor in Sunday's general election after a voter backlash against tax cuts and trimmed welfare by a centre-right government, but faced challenges forming a strong coalition as he fell short of a parliamentary majority...
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Fort Riley celebrates Apple Days

September 13
FORT RILEY — Fort Riley once again celebrated its Fall Apple Day Saturday at Artillery Parade Field on Fort Riley. The event featured numerous events for adults and kids, including a Nuclear Meltdown
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Junction City’s Youth Aviation Education Program

September 13
On Saturday morning, fog hovered over the streets of Junction City. However, by 9:30 a.m., there were nothing but blue skies and almost no wind remained. The roar of propellers in motion gave way to the
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JCRA helps Junction City resident fight cancer

September 13
On Sept. 11, the Junction City Rodeo Association (JCRA) donated $409.44 to Brandon Stroda of Junction City. The monies were collected for "Tough Enough to Fight Cancer" at the Friday night rodeo performance.
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Ware Elementary Students celebrate Patriots Day

September 12
"It kind of feels like all of us could be patriots, like no robberies, no any of that stuff. If we do that, the world could change, there could be no bad guys, we could all be friends," said 9-year old
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Geary County Historical Society holds Ice Cream Social Sunday

September 14
The Geary County Historical Society hosted its annual Ice Cream Social Sunday in Junction City. Community members, bands from Junction City High School and Junction City Middle School, children and the performer's families gathered to raise money for the GCHS....Full Story»
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Geary Community Healthcare Foundation hosts annual tournament

September 13
The Geary Community Healthcare Foundation hosted its 15th annual Fall Classic Golf Tournament Friday at Rolling Meadows Golf Course. Each year, the Foundation Board of Directors selects healthcare-related needs or projects to raise funds for in the Geary County/Junction City area....Full Story»
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Fort Riley celebrates Apple Days

September 13
FORT RILEY — Fort Riley once again celebrated its Fall Apple Day Saturday at Artillery Parade Field on Fort Riley. The event featured numerous events for adults and kids, including a Nuclear Meltdown attraction, weapons firing, Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard demonstrations, a petting ...Full Story»
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Junction City’s Youth Aviation Education Program

September 13
On Saturday morning, fog hovered over the streets of Junction City. However, by 9:30 a.m., there were nothing but blue skies and almost no wind remained. The roar of propellers in motion gave way to the sounds of the fast-beating hearts of nearly 15 area children, as they waited their turn to see what ...Full Story»
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More development for JC's west side?

September 13
Commercial development on Junction City’s west side could take another step forward. Junction City Director of Planning and Zoning David Yearout confirmed Friday applications have been submitted to replat land at McFarland Road and Caroline Avenue in Junction City....Full Story»
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Ware Elementary Students celebrate Patriots Day

September 12
"It kind of feels like all of us could be patriots, like no robberies, no any of that stuff. If we do that, the world could change, there could be no bad guys, we could all be friends," said 9-year old Luis Delgado, Friday....Full Story»

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McFarthing records third shutout as Blue Jays defeat Leavenworth 1-0

September 13
Goalkeeper Amir McFarthing recorded his third shutout in six matches this season as Junction City slipped past the Leavenworth Pioneers 1-0 Saturday at Al Simpler Stadium.
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Defense continues strong play in shutout of Emporia

September 13
In the first half, it was like stepping out of a time machine into the early 20th century. The second half was a bit more modern, at least for one side.
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No. 19 Wildcats get Saturday off as Auburn awaits

September 12
MANHATTAN — In Bill Snyder’s perfect world, the notoriously regimented coach would be getting No. 19 Kansas State ready for a Saturday afternoon game against a relatively non-descript opponent.
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