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September 18

The 2015 Junction City and Geary County budgets have been approved by the respective commissioners. As the budgets were being reviewed and discussed for approval, the common measurement and concern with the budget impact to us was the mill levy.

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September 11

Junction City now will start enforcing its new ordinance on using handheld devices while driving, and it’s something motorists in Junction City and Geary County should stay ahead of the game to adhere to.

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September 06

A few mornings ago, I walked outside to head to work and noticed a pair of crows mingling near a trash can, cawing at anything — or anyone — who came near.

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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

Chinese envoy says North Korea's Kim Jong Un may visit Beijing: Yonhap
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could go to China on his first foreign trip since taking power, China's ambassador to South Korea said on Wednesday, according to a report from South Korea's Yonhap news agency...
Citing security threat, Obama expands U.S. role fighting Ebola
ATLANTA/MONROVIA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday called West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and announced a major expansion of the U...
Boeing, SpaceX win contracts to build 'space taxis' for NASA
CAPE CANAVERAL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NASA will partner with Boeing and SpaceX to build commercially owned and operated "space taxis" to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, ending U...
Polls show Scottish opponents of independence with slight lead ahead of vote
EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scottish supporters of staying in the United Kingdom are 4 percentage points ahead of secessionists with just a day to go before Scots vote in an independence referendum, three different opinion polls showed...
U.S. general says cannot rule out larger ground role in Iraq
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The most senior U.S. military officer raised the possibility on Tuesday that American troops might need to take on a larger role in Iraq's ground war against Islamic State militants, but the White House stressed they would not deploy on a combat mission...
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Mary's Story

September 18
Purple backpack? Check. Hair up in a perfect braid? Check. First day of kindergarten nerves brewing? Only within Mom. Kimberly Easterling’s morning begins as smoothly as one could expect —
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The truth about flu vaccinations

September 17
Coughing, sneezing, runny noses — oh my.
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New Dollar General receives go-ahead

September 16
Commissioners gave the go-ahead for the final plat of the Dollar General Store on Sixth Street and Garfield Street. The development agreement involves the final plat and a release of easement for a storm
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Farewell and good luck, ‘Yo’

September 15
Michael Brown received a standing ovation from his fellow firefighters, city and county staff, Junction City residents, friends and family who came to the municipal building yesterday to wish him luck
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Eureka Rodeo Queen helping others learn about horses, riding

September 18
Instead of talking about her personal achievements with horses, Eureka Rodeo Queen Shayla Lowry insists on crediting her mount for the titles and accomplishments they’ve had as a working team....Full Story»
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AARP Driver's Safety program to be offered

September 18
An AARP Driver’s Safety program again will be offered this year in Geary County on Oct. 21 and Oct. 23. The 8-hour course specifically is designed to meet the needs of drivers age 50 and above....Full Story»
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Mary's Story

September 18
Purple backpack? Check. Hair up in a perfect braid? Check. First day of kindergarten nerves brewing? Only within Mom. Kimberly Easterling’s morning begins as smoothly as one could expect — considering her task of encouraging three children, two with Down syndrome, to eat breakfast and head ...Full Story»
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The truth about flu vaccinations

September 17
Coughing, sneezing, runny noses — oh my....Full Story»
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City manager for hire

September 17
Junction City staff have started the search for a permanent city manager. ...Full Story»
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Fort Riley soldier to serve six months prison for false statements

September 17
Daily Union Staff m.editor@thedailyunion.net KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A soldier at Fort Riley was sentenced Wednesday for making false material statements to the Social Security Administration....Full Story»

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Lady Jays focus on improvement as season progresses

September 18
Going winless isn’t something that’s planned. It’s the opposite of the goal. But coach Tim Hickert and the Lady Jays tennis team know that it’s not the end of the world.
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Auburn, K-State have early chance to make statement

September 18
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas State coach Bill Snyder was busy revolutionizing the spread offense, and the idea of a run-pass quarterback, at college football’s highest level during the 1990s.
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Lady Jay tennis finishes third at Chapman quad

September 16
CHAPMAN — The Junction City ladies tennis team grabbed four wins on their way to a third place finish Monday at the Chapman quad. "I thought it was a good experience for us," head coach Tim Hickert
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