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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.

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October 06

To the Editor: Mr. Sanders, yours was the best letter to the editor I have seen in years. There is only one problem. The powers to be, just will not listen to anyone.

Pistorius starts five-year term for killing Reeva Steenkamp
PRETORIA (Reuters) - Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius started his five-year jail sentence on Tuesday for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, marking the end of a trial that has gripped South Africa and millions around the world...
Wall St. rallies 1 percent; S&P up for fourth straight day
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rallied on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 on track for a fourth straight session of gains as Apple and Texas Instruments jumped following their results...
Hong Kong students put their case to government, but no breakthrough
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands of Hong Kong protesters listened raptly from the streets on Tuesday as student leaders debated their call for full democracy for the Chinese-run city with government leaders to try end a weeks-long occupation of major traffic arteries...
Total CEO de Margerie killed in Moscow as jet hits snow plow
MOSCOW/PARIS (Reuters) - Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic and outspoken chief executive of the French oil company Total , was killed when his private jet hit a snow plow as it was taking off from Moscow's Vnukovo airport on Monday night...
Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dead at 82
(Reuters) - Oscar de la Renta, one of the most sought-after fashion designers of the last half century, dressing American first ladies and Hollywood stars in his classic silhouettes, died on Monday at the age of 82...
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Classics on display

October 18
Dozens of cars and even more people hung out and strolled around the C.L. Hoover Opera House Saturday morning. People were there to check out the cars, the cars were there to show off some classic and
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JCMS holds filly football match

October 18
Sixth, seventh and eighth grade girls at Junction City Middle School battled it out Friday afternoon in front of bleachers packed with fans in the annual filly football game.
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Parents and pumpkins

October 17
Kindergarteners at Seitz Elementary School started early Halloween celebrations as students participated in the ‘Parents and Pumpkins’ family pumpkin decorating event Friday at the school.
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What happened to Beverly Ward?

October 16
Beverly Ward was 13 years old. She was born and raised in Junction City. Her parents were married with five daughters and three sons. The family wasn’t rich, but they had everything they needed.
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We could be Royals

October 15
Taz Gartin (left) and Mike Irvin, both of Junction City, celebrate the Kansas City Royals' 2-1 win against the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday at Ike's Bar and Grille in Junction City.
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Tackling the news

October 15
CHAPMAN — The next wave of journalists could have their start at Chapman Middle School. The school now offers a news class, which currently is enjoyed by five children enrolled in the eighth-grade
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I-70 bridge deck repairs commence today

October 21
Kansas Department of Transportation officials have started repairs on the eastbound bridge of Interstate 70, just east of the Chapman interchange (286) in Dickinson County....Full Story»
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New owners for old Coors building

October 20
For many years, Junction City has marketed itself as a prime location for businesses. Everywhere one looks in town, there are new buildings going up. "Sold" signs are finding their way where "for sale" signs once were, ground is being broken, and both new and current companies have taken note....Full Story»
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How's Chapman's new city administrator doing three months in?

October 20
Chapman introduced its new city administrator in July of this year, welcoming a young man just a few years out of college. But three months in, that man — Austin St....Full Story»
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Making 'safe' security decisions

October 20
To be better safe than sorry, Unified School District 475 is bringing outsiders to help re-evaluate safety and security measures at its facilities. ...Full Story»
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2014 farm bill may benefit Geary County farmers

October 20
Local farmers certainly aren’t exempt from the perks of the recent farm bill. ...Full Story»
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JC staff have properties on their agenda

October 20
In previous City Commission sessions, Junction City staff often said they need to get out of the real estate business. During tonight’s City Commission meeting, staff will discuss four different pieces of property, including possibly condemning two properties and discussing plans for another....Full Story»

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Senior leaders say goodbye to Junction City

October 21
They’re more than teammates. They’re brothers. Tonight, the seniors of the Junction City Blue Jay soccer team ­— Amir McFarthing, AJ Nelson, Pierre Cherubin, Nick Swindell and Eric Artemis
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No. 14 Kansas State beats No. 11 Oklahoma 31-30

October 19
NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma entered the season boldly talking about competing in the first-ever playoff. Now, the Sooners know their chances of getting there are dim.
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Blue Jays bounce back against Wichita Southeast, 42-7

October 18
WICHITA — After a slow start in place of the injured Tanner Lueker, sophomore quarterback Ryan Henington threw two second-half touchdown passes and led Junction City to a 42-7 victory over Wichita
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