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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.

Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria to fight Islamic State
SURUC Turkey (Reuters) - A first group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters entered the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Thursday to help push back Islamic State militants who have defied U...
Apple's Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'
(Reuters) - Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook on Thursday became the most prominent American corporate leader to come out as gay, saying he was trading his closely guarded privacy for the chance to help move civil rights forward...
Dollar surges as Fed ends QE on hawkish note
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The dollar surged to a three-week high and government bond yields rose on Thursday, one day after the U...
Hundreds of Iraqi tribesmen opposed to Islamic State found in mass graves
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The bodies of 150 members of an Iraqi Sunni tribe which fought Islamic State have been found in a mass grave, security officials said on Thursday...
France investigates mystery drone activity over nuclear plants
PARIS (Reuters) - France has launched an investigation into unidentified drones that have been spotted over nuclear plants operated by state-owned utility EDF , its interior minister said on Thursday...
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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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JC's full-service station saying goodbye

October 28
Jim’s 66, an icon in Junction City, is saying goodbye. "He’s the last full-service gas station in town," said Nancy Slaten, who stopped in to have both her vehicles thoroughly checked before
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130th Field Artillery Brigade reactivates in Manhattan

October 25
MANHATTAN — The thunderous boom of three 75mm pack howitzers firing shook the ground and filled the air with smoke, officially signifying the return of a historic Kansas National Guard unit, as
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Recognizing Opera House volunteers

October 24
The C.L. Hoover Opera House held its sixth annual Volunteer Appreciation Event Oct. 21. This year’s event featured catered food, as well as tickets to the evening’s performance by the band
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Joint operation to validate flight landing strip

October 24
FORT RILEY — United States Army soldiers assigned to the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley and airmen assigned to the United States Air Force will conduct joint training for certification of
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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 are marching proudly down Washington Street in their spookiest, cutest and most bizarre costumes during Thursday’s All Treats celebration....Full Story»
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Walk to be held in memory of Walker

October 30
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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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 designed to encourage hospitals to acquire electronic health records in three separate stages....Full Story»
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JCPD sets trick or treating time

October 29
Child safety always is a priority, especially on Halloween night. The Junction City Police Department has set trick or treating time from 6 to 8 p.m....Full Story»
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Geary County Health Assessment shows results

October 29
The Geary County Community Health Assessment has collected information Junction City and Geary County can work with. Geary Community Hospital Marketing Director Harold Marion presented the assessment results Monday during the Joint City and County Commission meeting....Full Story»
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JC announces fall leaf collection program

October 29
For those needing to dispose of pesky leaves from their yards, Junction City once again is hosting its leaf collection/dropoff program. Starting Monday, and continuing through Nov....Full Story»

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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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Blue Jays focus on Wichita North as playoffs loom

October 30
It’s all about staying disciplined. The Junction City Blue Jays (6-2 overall, 2-0 district) already have secured their place in the playoffs, with a home game scheduled against an as-yet unnamed
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Royals rout Giants 10-0 to force Game 7 in Series

October 29
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The raucous roar at Kauffman Stadium swelled with every batter in the second inning and then got louder the rest of the night. As bouncers rolled by infielders and bloops dropped
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