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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»
Microsoft gives employees sneak peek at new 'selfie' phone
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp's hardware chief gave employees a sneak peek at a 'selfie' phone featuring a 5 megapixel forward-facing camera at an internal meeting this week, a source at the company said on Tuesday...
EU and U.S. announce new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The European Union and the United States on Tuesday announced further sanctions against Russia, targeting its energy, banking and defense sectors in the strongest international action yet over Moscow's support for rebels in eastern Ukraine...
Minnesota ex-Governor Ventura awarded $1.8 million in defamation suit
ST. PAUL Minn. (Reuters) - Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura was awarded more than $1.8 million in damages on Tuesday after a federal jury found he had been defamed in a book by an ex-Navy SEAL who claimed the two were in a bar fight...
Guilt may spoil restorative effects of entertainment
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who play video games or watch television to unwind after a hard day may end up feeling worse about themselves, not better, says a new study...
Putin may have passed point of no-return over Ukraine
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Vladimir Putin risks becoming an international pariah over the Ukraine crisis but the Russian president is battening down the hatches for the gathering economic and political storm...
Movie/TV Reviews
'Dessau Dancers': Munich Review
German director Jan Martin Scharf turns actors Gordon Kaemmerer, Oliver Konietzny and Sonja Gerhardt into breakdancers from East Germany in this entertaining if derivative film...
'Family Planning': Theater Review
An uninspired production of a cliché-ridden family dysfunction comedy. read more
OK Go Brings Big Fun to the Troubadour: Concert Review
Best known for wild viral videos, the group is unifying its zestful live approach with a tightened sound for its next record, due this fall...
‘Shakespeare in Love': Theater Review
Adapted from the Oscar-winning screenplay co-written by Tom Stoppard, this stage version gets pedigree treatment from Cheek by Jowl's Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod...

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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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Construction continues at Exit 299

July 30
Grandview Plaza — Work started July 14 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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Capital campaign almost ready to go

July 30
Members of Junction City and Geary County are teaming together to help ensure the impending capital campaign project is a success. ... Click here to read more»
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Voluntary water restrictions continue in Junction City

July 29
Junction City’s old water mains are more likely to break in the summer and rather than in winter. According to Municipal Services Director Greg McCaffery, old water mains are just one factor causing the city’s voluntary water restrictions.... Click here to read more»
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Goodbye, Big Ben

July 29
Junction City has lost a local icon. The Percheron horse named Big Ben died Monday. School kids, especially from out of town, often visited visited Ben when they stopped at the pumpkin patch at the Black Horse Hitch at Munson Farms.... Click here to read more»
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Health Department drafts pool code

July 29
Codes for Geary County pools are on the way to becoming a reality. The proposed pool code for public and semi-public pools is meant to prevent potential public health issues and enforce minimum safety standards.... Click here to read more»
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JC becoming farmers' market metropolis

July 28
Farmers’ markets are boasting everything local, from produce to crafts to people, and that’s no exception in Junction City. There are at least three farmers’ markets to choose from in Junction City.... Click here to read more»

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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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Former Brigade catcher Seth Wheeler transitioning to new role as assistant coach

July 23
With his impending graduation from Central Missouri staring him in the face, former Junction City Brigade catcher Seth Wheeler began to focus on his future.
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JC Police Blotter

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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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Daily record for July 28, 2014

July 28
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 136 incidents and made 11 arrests in the 48-hour period ending 7 a.m.... Click here to read more»

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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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Kansas teen killed after fall on Colorado mountain

July 29
LENEXA — An 18-year-old suburban Kansas City man who was killed last week while climbing near one of Colorado’s most popular peaks is the second person in two months to die on the mountain.
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Police say someone passing fake money in Salina

July 28
SALINA — Salina police say several businesses have reported receiving counterfeit $20 and $100 bills over the weekend.
Police Capt. Mike Sweeney says four fake $100 bills were used to purchase a

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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

Just two weeks after presenting his State of the City address, Gerald Smith has submitted his letter ...Full Story»
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Jul 22, 2014

One faces attempted murder charges following Tuesday shooting

One person faces attempted murder charges and two others face conspiracy charges in connection with ...Full Story»
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Jun 18, 2013

Police seize $800K in I-70 bust

Junction City police Tuesday morning seized $828,220 in what’s believed to be drug proceeds after ...Full Story»
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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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