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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.

Oil price declines have small-cap shale investors scrambling
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Plummeting oil prices are pushing some of the small-cap companies which flourished as part of the 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...
Special Report: Tsunami evacuees caught in $30 billion Japan money trap
ISHINOMAKI Japan (Reuters) - Thirty billion dollars in funding for roads, bridges and thousands of new homes in areas devastated by the tsunami in Japan three and a half years ago is still languishing unspent in the bank...
U.S. quarantines 'chilling' Ebola fight in West Africa: MSF
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mandatory quarantines ordered by some U.S. states for doctors and nurses returning from West Africa's Ebola outbreak are creating a "chilling effect" on aid work there, the humanitarian aid group Doctors Without Borders said on Thursday...
Bike-riding nurse defies Ebola quarantine, on collision course with governor
CAPE ELIZABETH Maine (Reuters) - A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but has tested negative for the virus went for a bike ride on Thursday, defying Maine's order that she be quarantined in her home and setting up a legal collision with Governor Paul LePage...
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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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Minors allegedly responsible for hiding guns

October 31
Two male minors are responsible for allegedly hiding guns discovered behind the KJCK Radio Station in Junction City. The two boys, both 15, placed the guns under a broken tree as one of the boys didn’t want his parents to confiscate them....Full Story»
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Meth investigations leads to two arrests

October 31
Meth investigation leads to two arrests Mike Sellman city.beat@thedailyunion.net A methamphetamine investigation at a Dickinson County residence led to the arrest of two individuals....Full Story»
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Tax statements to be mailed next week

October 31
Tax statements for 2014 will be mailed around Nov. 7, Geary County Treasurer Kathy Tremont stated Friday. First-half taxes are due Dec. 20. Taxpayers are encouraged to avoid waiting in line by mailing their taxes....Full Story»
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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 proudly marched 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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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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