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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

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August 25

The following editorial appeared in the Philadelphia Daily News on Friday, Aug. 22 How long before Ferguson fatigue sets in? How soon before our rapt attention to the uproar over the killing of Michael Brown begins to flag? And not because we don’t care.

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August 23

While it’s not yet set in stone, one of the slogans being considered for the Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce’s capital campaign illustrates how our community should view itself in the future.

U.S. forces carry out operation against al-Shabaab in Somalia
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. military forces carried out an operation on Monday against al Shabaab militants in Somalia, a U...
Detained Americans in North Korea seek U.S. help
SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three American citizens detained in North Korea appealed to the U.S government on Monday for help returning home, speaking in rare interviews with U...
Obama notifies Congress of ordering air strikes in Iraq's Amerli
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama formally notified the U.S. Congress on Monday that he had authorized air strikes and humanitarian airdrops over the weekend in the Iraqi Shi'ite town of Amerli where Islamic State militants had trapped the civilian population...
Investors look past Ukraine, focus on ECB
LONDON (Reuters) - World markets advanced on Monday despite the conflict in Ukraine, focusing on whether the European Central Bank will announce plans for economic stimulus when it meets this week...
Ukraine accuses Russia of "undisguised aggression" as rebels advance
KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of "direct and undisguised aggression" which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance as Kiev's forces suffered a further reverse in their war with pro-Moscow separatists...
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Chapman's Labor Day festivities prove to be a success

September 01
Chapman's Labor Day festivities proved to be popular with families from all over the region. Despite threatening clouds and a sprinkle or two, all activities went off without a hitch, to include the parade
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Historical Society holds final open house of year

August 31
The Geary County Historical Society held its final open house of the year Saturday at the Spring Valley Historic Site. Included in the activities was the appearance of the Commanding Generals Mounted
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Cashing in

August 30
Students at Westwood Elementary School enjoyed their first opportunity to exchange their "Cats Cash" money for some fun and games Friday. Students are awarded Cats Cash for making good choices.
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Local man recognized after giving more than 31 gallons of blood

August 28
Junction City’s most recent blood drive had a local "celebrity" in attendance — Harold Facklam, who was just doing what he always does — giving. More than 380 times over a span of 64
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Introducing Flint Hills Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

September 01
MANHATTAN — The Flint Hills Economic Development District (FHEDD) has released a draft of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the 7-county area that includes Chase, Geary, Lyon, Morris, Pottawatomie, Riley, and Wabaunsee counties....Full Story»
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Addressing Junction City’s animal overpopulation crisis

September 01
There long has been a push toward reducing unwanted litters of animals across the country. For years, Bob Barker closed his game show, "The Price is Right" with advice to "have your pets spayed or neutered....Full Story»
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A new way to help needy families

September 01
Twelve volunteers quietly made their way into the First United Methodist Church in Junction City one afternoon last week. Unloading boxes of food from the Kansas Food Bank delivery truck out of Wichita, workers talked amongst themselves and shared stories of what they hope to accomplish....Full Story»
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Chapman's Labor Day festivities prove to be a success

September 01
Chapman's Labor Day festivities proved to be popular with families from all over the region. Despite threatening clouds and a sprinkle or two, all activities went off without a hitch, to include the parade which kicked off at precisely 2 p.m. led by a local police car complete with sirens and flashing ...Full Story»
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JCPD wants more camera equipment

September 01
Police in St. Louis, Mo., began wearing body cameras Saturday, in the aftermath of riots that resulted from the fatal shooting of 18-year old Michael Brown....Full Story»
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Historical Society holds final open house of year

August 31
The Geary County Historical Society held its final open house of the year Saturday at the Spring Valley Historic Site. Included in the activities was the appearance of the Commanding Generals Mounted Color Guard from Fort Riley, who did demonstrations and re-enacted a Civil War encampment....Full Story»

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No. 20 K-State Wildcats cut down Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks 55-16 in season opener

August 31
On just their 11th offensive play from scrimmage for the 2014 season, Kansas State’s Jake Waters rolled left and hit Tyler Lockett for a 9-yard touchdown.
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Snyder holds first weekly press conference of the season

August 27
Bill Snyder was his usual cagey self at his first weekly press conference of the season Tuesday. Even after announcing that sophomore Charles Jones would be the opening day starter in Monday’s Big
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Geary County Catbackers hold annual banquet in Junction City

August 24
The smell of fresh-cooked premium angus beef permeated the air as the crowd gathered for the 2014 Geary County Catbacker Banquet on Saturday night. The event was held at the soon-to-be-opened Munson’s
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