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August 21

Do you think Fort Riley is important to JC, GC? If so, you need to let the Army know your feelings. Every person, business and organization should send a letter or email expressing how you feel about having Fort Riley as our neighbor.

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August 21

Imitation dairy products may account for nearly 70 percent of the items a shopper finds in the dairy case today. That’s according to the latest data from the dairy industry.

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August 07

To the Editor: Several articles in the last week have been published regarding possible substantial raises in the Geary County property tax mill levy, or cuts in expenditures for 2015 in the county budget.

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August 07

To the Editor: During the past several days, we have been greeted with the news about hot weather and a warning from County Commissioner Whitebread that county mill levy would go up.

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August 07

On Tuesday night, area voters chose new blood over experience to represent us in Topeka as the state representative for the 65th district. Moving on from the Republican primary was Lonnie Clark.

Oregon teenager pleads guilty, sentenced in swastika attack
PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - An Oregon teenager pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Thursday for taking part in an attack on a friend who was beaten, forced to eat cat feces and had a swastika carved into his forehead, prosecutors said...
Islamic State threat 'beyond anything we've seen': Pentagon
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al Qaeda, U...
Oklahoma City policeman arrested for raping women while on patrol
OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma City police officer was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of sexually assaulting at least six women while on patrol, police said...
British Muslims blame jihadi subculture after beheading video
LONDON/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A British Muslim leader called for action on Thursday to tackle a jihadi sub-culture after an Islamic State video showed a suspected Briton beheading U...
Islamic State threat 'beyond anything we've seen': Pentagon
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al Qaeda, U...
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It's move-in day at Junction City's new Family Dollar store

August 22
Boxes, boxes and more boxes.
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Water main breaks on Grant Avenue

August 21
UPDATE: Director of Public Works Ray Ibarra said Thursday evening the 12-inch main was temporarily repaired by 10 p.m. and water service was turned back on, and permanent repairs would take place Friday.
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Junction City’s VA Clinic proves to be a positive model

August 21
U.S. Representative Tim Huelskamp’s visit to Junction City’s Community Based VA Outreach Clinic on Thursday was a welcome relief to the previously-visited Wichita facility, where he felt misled
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Historical society to hold open house

August 20
The Geary County Historical Society will host its final Open House of the summer at the Spring Valley Historic Site from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 30. The Commanding Generals Mounted Color Guard from Fort
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Plans for Dollar General expansion in the works

A larger Dollar General retail store could be close at hand for Junction City....Full Story»
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Junction City J-Steppers selected to dance in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Junction City High School J-Steppers will have more than turkey to look forward to during the Thanksgiving holiday later this year....Full Story»
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Fort Riley soldier asks actress Emma Watson to Military Ball

FORT RILEY — A Fort Riley soldier hopes to be the brightest star of an upcoming Military Police Ball thanks to who he wants to bring....Full Story»
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NC police investigating murder of former JCHS alumnus

DURHAM, N.C. — An Anglican priest and former Junction City resident recently was found slain. The body of 71-year-old Rev. Kent Hinkson was found Aug. 10 in Eno River State Park in Durham, N.C. ...Full Story»
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What's so special about Fort Riley?

With military cutbacks looming, the Fort Riley/Junction City community is bracing for impact. Representatives are stepping in to see how they can ensure Fort Riley doesn’t see the worst-case scenario become reality. ...Full Story»

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Blue Jays battle heat, wind on first day in full pads

August 22
The sun beat down on the field as the Junction City Blue Jays knelt at the 50-yard-line around head coach Randall Zimmerman Thursday at Al Simpler Stadium.
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K-State’s Truman makes world stop in weight room

August 21
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Every school has "max-out day," when guys try to better their best in a bunch of weight-lifting exercises — bench press, squat, hang clean.
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Kratz, Vargas lead Royals over Twins 6-4

August 19
MINNEAPOLIS — Erik Kratz had played in only five games for Kansas City since being acquired from Toronto in a trade on July 28. But the big guy always stayed ready and that discipline paid off
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