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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

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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

Alibaba boosts IPO as demand strengthens
HONG KONG/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd IPO-BABA.N raised the price range on its initial public offering to $66 to $68 on Monday, reflecting strong demand from investors for the year's most anticipated debut and potentially the world's largest-ever IPO...
Iran supreme leader spurns U.S. overture to fight Islamic State
PARIS/DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader said on Monday he had personally rejected an offer from the United States for talks to fight Islamic State, an apparent blow to Washington's efforts to build a military coalition to fight militants in both Iraq and Syria...
UPDATE 1-Calpers scraps hedge fund strategy, to pull $4 bln from funds
Sept 15 (Reuters) - Calpers, the largest U.S. pension system, said on Monday it has scrapped its hedge fund program and will pull about $4 billion in its investments from 30 such funds...
U.S. to Assad: Beware of interfering with U.S. air power in Syria
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Syrian military's air defenses would face retaliation if Syria attempted to respond to U...
UPDATE 1-Children of Arizona gun instructor who was killed by girl wish her peace
Sept 15 (Reuters) - The children of an Arizona gun range instructor who was fatally shot by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi submachine gun are encouraging the child to find peace and say they hope one day to give her a hug...
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Geary Community Healthcare Foundation hosts annual tournament

September 13
The Geary Community Healthcare Foundation hosted its 15th annual Fall Classic Golf Tournament Friday at Rolling Meadows Golf Course. Each year, the Foundation Board of Directors selects healthcare-related
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Fort Riley celebrates Apple Days

September 13
FORT RILEY — Fort Riley once again celebrated its Fall Apple Day Saturday at Artillery Parade Field on Fort Riley. The event featured numerous events for adults and kids, including a Nuclear Meltdown
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Junction City’s Youth Aviation Education Program

September 13
On Saturday morning, fog hovered over the streets of Junction City. However, by 9:30 a.m., there were nothing but blue skies and almost no wind remained. The roar of propellers in motion gave way to the
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JCRA helps Junction City resident fight cancer

September 13
On Sept. 11, the Junction City Rodeo Association (JCRA) donated $409.44 to Brandon Stroda of Junction City. The monies were collected for "Tough Enough to Fight Cancer" at the Friday night rodeo performance.
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Dykstra resigning from CVB

September 16
Geary County Convention and Visitors Bureau Assistant Director Rick Dykstra announced his resignation to the CVB Tuesday. Effective Oct. 1, the position will be vacant. Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce Director Tom Weigand confirmed Dykstra’s resignation paperwork has been "regretfully approved."...Full Story»

First U.S. airstrike in expanded Iraq fight

September 16
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials said Monday the United States has taken the first step in its planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces near Baghdad who were being attacked by enemy fighters....Full Story»
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Surface repairs to begin on I-70

September 16
DICKINSON COUNTY — Beginning Sept. 25, surface repairs will be made on the eastbound and westbound lanes of I-70 3.4 miles east of the I-70/K-43 Interchange (281)....Full Story»
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4-H club members volunteer to promote activity within the community

September 15
Geary County 4-H clubs have much more to offer than just cattle showing and farming....Full Story»
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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 in his retirement....Full Story»
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Dollar General development may receive green light

September 15
The final addition to the Dollar General Store is close. City Commissioners will consider the development agreement, the final plat and a release of easement for a storm drainage structure during tonight’s Commissioner meeting....Full Story»

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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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Parks sees growth in Lady Jays at Valley Center

September 16
Last week, Junction City head volleyball coach Megan Parks was anything but enthusiastic about her team’s performance in their home triangular, where they finished 1-1.
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McFarthing records third shutout as Blue Jays defeat Leavenworth 1-0

September 13
Goalkeeper Amir McFarthing recorded his third shutout in six matches this season as Junction City slipped past the Leavenworth Pioneers 1-0 Saturday at Al Simpler Stadium.
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