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Fort Riley needs our support

July 26
It’s no secret Fort Riley has a huge impact on Junction City and Geary County. It’s the largest employer in the region and state. Soldiers stationed at Fort Riley are our customers at our numerous businesses.... Click here to read more»
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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 can’t 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»
Water main break, geyser flood UCLA campus, strand motorists
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A major water main ruptured underneath a street near the University of California, Los Angeles on Tuesday, unleashing a 20-foot-tall geyser and millions of gallons of water that flooded part of campus and stranded motorists on nearby streets...
Paramount Pictures apologizes for tweeting Ninja Turtle 9/11 poster
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Paramount Pictures film studio apologized on Wednesday for a poster for its upcoming film "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles", showing the four characters jumping down from an exploding skyscraper underscored with a Sept...
Netanyahu vows to complete Gaza tunnels destruction
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, facing international alarm over a rising civilian death toll in Gaza, said on Thursday he would not accept any ceasefire that stopped Israel completing the destruction of militants' infiltration tunnels...
Sierra Leone declares emergency as Ebola death toll hits 729
FREETOWN (Reuters) - Sierra Leone declared a state of emergency and called in troops to quarantine Ebola victims on Thursday, joining neighboring Liberia in imposing tough controls as the death toll from the worst-ever outbreak of the virus hit 729 in West Africa...
Wall St. tumbles; S&P below 50-day moving average
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks slumped in a broad decline on Thursday, with the S&P 500 falling below a key technical level and erasing its gains for the month as concerns mounted over the strength of overseas economies and ongoing tensions with Russia...
Movie/TV Reviews
‘Corazon de Leon' (‘Heart of a Lion'): Film Review
Marcos Carnevale's little man romance has done big business in Argentina. read more
'Sex with Strangers': Theater Review
Anna Gunn ("Breaking Bad") and Billy Magnussen ("Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike") co-star in Laura Eason's comedy/drama about the romantic and professional collaboration between a serious novelist and a sex-obsessed blogger...
'The Chambermaid' ('Das Zimmermaedchen Lynn'): Munich Review
Up-and-coming Luxembourg actress Vicky Krieps is the terrific lead of this German chamber drama based on the novel by Markus Orths and directed by Ingo Haeb...

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RCPD make kidnapping arrest

July 31
A routine traffic stop in Manhattan led to a kidnapping arrest. At approximately 1:20 a.m. Wednesday, Riley County police stopped vehicle for speeding.... Click here to read more»
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Chapman looks forward to its new grocery store

July 31
CHAPMAN ­— Chapman Food Mart has a targeted opening date of Sept. 15, but tenancy delays could stall that timeframe indefinitely. While the community eagerly awaits the opening of its new grocery store, owner Doug Thompson is equally full of anticipation.... Click here to read more»
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Terry resigns from Chamber of Commerce

July 31
Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Weigand announced Wednesday that Activities Director John Terry has resigned from his position. Weigand did not indicate when he submitted his resignation, only that Terry verbally resigned and planned to submit a written resignation.... Click here to read more»
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Bringing more traffic to JC

July 31
In the modern era of Mapquest, iPhone’s "Siri", and the various GPS navigation devices available to consumers, many drivers still use road signs to confirm they are traveling in the right direction.... Click here to read more»
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World War I Memorial hasn't been forgotten

July 30
The monuments stand proud in Heritage Park. They certainly give the park its namesake. One monument, tucked away in the southeast corner of the park, has all but been forgotten thanks to Laurie Cooke and her fourth grade class at Lincoln Elementary School in Junction City.... Click here to read more»
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Anna Harrington — Walking the walk

July 30
On what appears to be a typical Tuesday afternoon in Junction City, a 43-year-old woman with long, curly red hair stands on the side of the road just past the Washington Street roundabout wearing a bright yellow reflective vest and eating a Subway cookie or two. ... Click here to read more»
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Fifth annual Float Your Boat competition to set sail

July 30
The fifth annual Float Your Boat competition will set sail on Aug. 16, where competitors will construct boats out of cardboard and duct tape, and attempt to race around Milford Lake.... Click here to read more»
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Construction continues at Exit 299

July 30
GRANDVIEW PLAZA — Work started earlier this month to widen the road at the intersection of J Hill Road and Flint Hills Boulevard for a right-turn only lane to help alleviate the overflow of traffic exiting Interstate 70 at the 299 interchange.... Click here to read more»

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Royals sneak past Twins 3-2

July 31
KANSAS CITY, Mo — Danny Duffy trudged off the mound with the bases loaded and his team trailing by a run, and took a seat in the dugout to watch Jason Frasor try to bail him out.
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MMA coach of the year visits Junction City

July 29
Duane Ludwig, the 2013 World MMA trainer of the year moved around the floor of RS MMA and Fitness with the grace of a former fighter navigating the octagon.
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Butler's HR lifts Royals past Indians, 6-4

July 25
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Pinch-hitter Billy Butler's two-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning sent the Kansas City Royals over the Cleveland Indians 6-4 Friday night for their fourth straight win.
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Daily record for July 31, 2014

July 31
Junction City Police Department The Junction City responded to 71 arrests and made 13 arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Thursday. Wednesday · 7:08 a.... Click here to read more»
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Daily record for July 30, 2014

July 30
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 85 calls and made nine arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Wednesday.... Click here to read more»
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Daily record for July 29, 2014

July 29
Junction City Police Department The Junction Police Department responded to 67 calls and made five arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Tuesday.... Click here to read more»

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Auburn seeks more than $200,000 in lawsuit

July 31
AUBURN — The city of Auburn has filed a civil lawsuit against a former city clerk who pleaded guilty to a federal embezzlement charge.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1uLljqX )

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Parents of baby left in closet appear in court

July 31
WICHITA — A Wichita couple who left their baby in an apartment closet while the mother drove the father to work have appeared in court on charges of misdemeanor child endangerment.
The Wichita Eagle

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Rare gazelle breaks own neck, dies at Topeka Zoo

July 29
TOPEKA — An endangered gazelle at the Topeka Zoo is dead after beating its head against a gate until it broke its neck.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports a zoo visitor saw the 5-year-old Addra

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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

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Jul 22, 2014

One faces attempted murder charges following Tuesday shooting

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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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