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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.

American man suspected of fighting with Islamic State is killed
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An American man suspected of fighting alongside Islamic State militants who have seized large areas of Iraq and Syria to the alarm of the Baghdad government and its allies in the West has been killed in Syria, a U...
Libyan raids could herald bolder Arab action as U.S. wavers
DUBAI (Reuters) - Air strikes against Libyan Islamist militants that U.S. officials had said were staged by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates could mark an escalation of a regional struggle over the future of the Arab world...
Crist wins Florida Democratic primary in governor's race
TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - Charlie Crist won the Democratic nomination for Florida governor on Tuesday, defeating his primary challenger with almost 75 percent of the vote and setting the stage for a nationally watched governor's race...
U.S. backs off statement that Egypt, UAE were behind Libya air strikes
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Tuesday backed off an earlier statement that Egypt and the United Arab Emirates were behind air strikes on Islamist militants in Libya...
Poroshenko to seek ceasefire plan after 'very tough' talks with Putin
MINSK (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko promised after late-night talks with Russia's Vladimir Putin to work on an urgent ceasefire plan to defuse the separatist conflict in the east of his former Soviet republic...
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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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State Farm agents reward safe drivers at JCMS

August 26
Local State Farm agents LaDonna Junghans and Karen Jameson rewarded safe drivers and passengers at Junction City Middle School Tuesday morning for wearing seatbelts by presenting them Bucks for Buckled
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Soldiers, community members help senior citizens

August 25
On Aug. 23, Sgt. 1st Class Mylls Cheffey, along with 16 Military Police soldiers from 116th, 977th, the†73rd MP Company, and his son Nolan Cheffey, volunteered six hours to help six senior citizens in
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Pool code could ensure cleaner, safer water

August 25
If swimmers are nervous about diving into Milford Lake, they can rest assured the public pools in Geary County will have safe water. With the pool code Geary County Commissioners approved yesterday,
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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. ...Full Story»
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Not everything is costly for Junction City homeowners

August 27
If Geary County’s recent budget, which was greater than last year’s, has residents down, Junction City’s status in homeowners insurance rates throughout Kansas could cheer them up a little....Full Story»

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....Full Story»
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Tuesday crash injures three

August 27
Three people were injured Tuesday after a 2-vehicle collision on U.S. 77. Geary County Sheriff's Department officials say the collision occurred shortly before 6 p....Full Story»
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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." ...Full Story»
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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....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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