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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»
Ukrainian prime minister quits, parties force new election
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's prime minister tendered his resignation on Thursday, berating parliament for failing to pass legislation to take control over an increasingly precarious energy situation and to increase army financing...
Impossible to determine cause of South Korea ferry businessman's death: agency
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's forensic agency said on Friday it was impossible to determine the cause of death of a businessman linked to a ferry that sank and killed 304 people in April, deepening the mystery surrounding the final days of Korea's most wanted man...
'Weird Al' Yankovic still trying to wrap head around No. 1 album
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The past week for "Weird Al" Yankovic has been a little weird by the standards of the curly-haired, accordion-playing, oddball master of pop music parody...
Venezuela protests arrest of ex-intelligence head wanted in U.S.
CARACAS/MIAMI (Reuters) - Venezuela's former military intelligence chief, accused of involvement in drug trafficking by the United States, was arrested on a Caribbean island while on diplomatic business, the South American country said on Thursday...
Exclusive: China meat supplier faced claims last year over unethical work practices
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Shanghai Husi Food, the U.S.-owned Chinese food supplier at the center of a meat safety scandal, won a court case earlier this year against a former quality control officer whose claims included that he was made to forge meat production dates...
Movie/TV Reviews
'My Man is a Loser': Film Review
A lothario gives lessons about women to his hapless married friends in comedian Mike Young's debut feature...
'Lucy': Film Review
Scarlett Johansson plays a woman whose freshly unleashed brain gives her superpowers. read more
'The White Haired Witch of the Lunar Kingdom' ('Bai Fa Mo Nu Zhuan Zhi Ming Yue Tian Guo'): Film Review
Fan Bingbing stars as the titular character in yet another adaptation of Liang Yusheng's classic Chinese fantasy novel...
'The Conduct of Life': Theater Review
This challenging feminist critique of annihilating machismo benefits from the sturdy, subtle subtext supplied by an alert and mature company...

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Who's closing the beaches?

July 25
The blue green algae in Milford Lake has become something like a creature from a science fiction movie. Residents know it’s there. Warning signs have been posted around the lake since June.... Click here to read more»
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Biking the long way home

July 25
"I’m here for the class of 1964’s 50th high school reunion," Janet Beaty said. But it’s not the class reunion that was talked about. It was how she got to Junction City from Eugene, Ore.... Click here to read more»
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4-Hers young and old enjoy Free Fair

July 24
It didn’t matter who you talked to Thursday night — the favorite part of the Geary County Free Fair for many 4-Hers was the same. That’s showing off their prized possessions from the last year.... Click here to read more»
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MAC breakfast highlights work of Fort Riley PAOs

July 24
Lt. Col. Sean Ryan believes working as a public affairs officer for Fort Riley is comparable to working in several high-profile public service jobs. "Working in public affairs is kind of like being a police officer," he said Thursday.... Click here to read more»
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Bike, walking path on track

July 23
Junction City’s annual walk to school day could see an increase in figures in upcoming years. The Kansas Department of Transportation has selected 20 projects for inclusion in its Transportation Alternatives program.... Click here to read more»
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A night on the town

July 23
FORT RILEY — The Fort Riley community had an opportunity to rub elbows with local law enforcement Wednesday night at the National Night Out event. Dating back to 1974, National Night Out spans across the country and into approximately 46,000 communities.... Click here to read more»
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Fire devastates Abilene's Great Plains Theatre

July 23
A fire has been reported at the Great Plains Theatre, starting shortly after 7 p.m. tonight and less than an hour later the building was deemed a total loss, according to witnesses.... Click here to read more»
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Hospital budget shows improvement

July 23
It was a short 20-minute meeting that brought what seemed to be good news. May’s budget meeting brought up concerns of the total patient revenue only bringing in $9,012,358, which was below budget by $617,842.... Click here to read more»

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Former Brigade catcher Seth Wheeler transitioning to new role as assistant coach

July 23
With his impending graduation from Central Missouri staring him in the face, former Junction City Brigade catcher Seth Wheeler began to focus on his future.
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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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JC Police Blotter

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Daily record for July 25, 2014

July 25
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 64 calls and made two arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Friday.... Click here to read more»
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Daily record for July 24, 2014

July 24
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 58 calls and made 11 arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Thursday.... Click here to read more»
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Daily record for July 23, 2014

July 23
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 53 incidents and made five arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m.... Click here to read more»

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Around Kansas

Audit says Kansas computer system security lacking

July 23
TOPEKA — The state’s current level of computer security could leave Kansas residents’ sensitive personal information vulnerable, a recent internal audit of the state’s computer
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Teen sentencing for stepbrotherís death in August

July 22
SALINA — A Kansas teenager who shot and killed his 9-year-old stepbrother during an argument over doing chores will be sentenced in August.
Ryan Velez, who is now 18, has spent about three years

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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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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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Jul 22, 2014

One faces attempted murder charges following Tuesday shooting

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Police seize $800K in I-70 bust

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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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