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August 25

The following editorial appeared in the Philadelphia Daily News on Friday, Aug. 22 How long before Ferguson fatigue sets in? How soon before our rapt attention to the uproar over the killing of Michael Brown begins to flag? And not because we don’t care.

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August 23

While it’s not yet set in stone, one of the slogans being considered for the Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce’s capital campaign illustrates how our community should view itself in the future.

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August 23

To the Editor: I have been to many school board meetings as well as city and county commission meetings. I have spent many hours in Topeka watching the Kansas Senate and House and some of their committees work.

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August 23

To the editor: Years back, when a person was running to stay in office or be elected to that office, one would say what was accomplished while in office.

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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.

Wall St. dips on Ukraine concerns; data curbs decline
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks fell moderately on Thursday after the latest flare of tensions between Ukraine and Russian forces, snapping investors' focus back on the volatile region, though losses were tempered by the latest batch of U...
U.S. second-quarter growth strengthens
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy rebounded more strongly than initially thought in the second quarter with a bigger chunk of the growth driven by domestic demand in a bright sign for the future...
Exclusive: Over 100 Russian soldiers killed in single Ukraine battle - Russian rights activists
MOSCOW (Reuters) - More than 100 Russian soldiers were killed in eastern Ukraine in a single battle this month while helping pro-Russian separatists fight Ukrainian troops, two members of the Russian presidential human rights council said on Thursday, citing accounts from eyewitnesses and relatives of the dead...
Global stocks, bond yields fall as Ukraine crisis deepens
NEW YORK, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Stock markets around the world fell on Thursday after Ukraine said Russia moved more troops into the country, escalating the risk of the region's crisis spreading, as nervous investors shifted money into gold and U...
Ukraine seeks to join NATO; defiant Putin compares Kiev to Nazis
LAKE SELIGER Russia/KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine called on Friday for full membership in NATO, its strongest plea yet for Western military help after accusing Russia of sending in armored columns that have driven back its forces on behalf of pro-Moscow rebels...
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Is Junction City prepared?

August 27
There are many questions still unanswered surrounding the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The nation has heard and seen much coverage of the riots taking place.
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Dispute leads to closure of Kite's Junction City location

August 27
Disputes over a damaged floor have led to unpaid rent, allegations of unlawful entry, changing of locks, and the apparent permanent closure of Kite’s Grille and Bar in Junction City.
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Geary Community Hospital Introduces new CFO

August 26
For Geary Community Hospital’s interim Chief Financial Officer, Tuesday was a day he jokingly called "a baptism by fire."
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New fire engine makes its debut

August 26
The newest member of the Junction City Fire Department made its debut Monday.
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Junction City meets with KDOT to ask for improved signage on Interstate 70

August 29
Junction City presented a united front in its Thursday meeting with the Kansas Department of Transportation regarding the need for increased signage along certain mile markers leading to Junction City....Full Story»
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Milford Lake issued split algae advisory, warning

August 28
MILFORD — Milford Lake has been issued a split decision concerning the presence of blue-green algae, Kansas Department of Health and Environment officials announced Thursday....Full Story»
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Local man recognized after giving more than 31 gallons of blood

August 28
Junction City’s most recent blood drive had a local "celebrity" in attendance — Harold Facklam, who was just doing what he always does — giving. More than 380 times over a span of 64 years, Harold has shown up to donate his blood in hopes to impact lives in Kansas and beyond....Full Story»
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Local woman receives Small Business Week award

August 28
One area businesswoman received an award from the Small Business Association earlier this week for her contributions to the region and state. Wayne Bell, the Wichita District director for the Small Business Association, presented Byong Lee, of Quality First Cleaning Contractors, with the Small Business ...Full Story»
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Geary Community Hospital Sponsors Community Wide Weight Loss Challenge

August 28
Geary Community Hospital, and its wellness program, C.R.E.W. (Community Resources Empowering Wellness) are launching a community wide 10-week weight loss challenge called "Battle On....Full Story»
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AUSA rep: 'We cannot support 420,000'

August 28
With the Army expressing the desire to lower its active-duty population to approximately 420,000 soldiers, many Army communities — including those surrounding Fort Riley — have been campaigning to not let their Army bases be affected....Full Story»

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Snyder holds first weekly press conference of the season

August 27
Bill Snyder was his usual cagey self at his first weekly press conference of the season Tuesday. Even after announcing that sophomore Charles Jones would be the opening day starter in Monday’s Big
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Geary County Catbackers hold annual banquet in Junction City

August 24
The smell of fresh-cooked premium angus beef permeated the air as the crowd gathered for the 2014 Geary County Catbacker Banquet on Saturday night. The event was held at the soon-to-be-opened Munson’s
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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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