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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

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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.

New York driver chains neck to pole, hits gas pedal, gets decapitated
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 51-year-old man decapitated himself in New York's Bronx borough by chaining his neck to a pole, getting into his car and stomping on the gas, police said on Tuesday...
EU proposes tough sanctions on Moscow as Ukraine rebels advance
BRUSSELS/KIEV (Reuters) - European officials proposed sweeping new sanctions on Tuesday to starve Russia's companies of capital and technology as punishment for Moscow's intervention in Ukraine, where Kiev officials said Russia was bolstering an "invasion" force...
Scores killed as Boko Haram insurgents overrun Nigerian town: sources
MAIDUGURI Nigeria (Reuters) - Islamist Boko Haram insurgents overran most of a northeastern Nigerian town on Tuesday after hours of fighting that killed scores and displaced thousands of residents, security sources said...
Florida-bound Delta flight diverted over reclining seat dispute
(Reuters) - An argument over leg room and reclining seats forced a Florida-bound flight from New York to divert to a different airport late on Monday, the third such incident of a midair disruption caused by passengers in about a week...
Ukraine accuses Russia of 'undisguised aggression' as rebels advance
KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of "direct and undisguised aggression" which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance as Kiev's forces suffered a further reverse in their war with pro-Moscow separatists...
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Addressing Junction City’s animal overpopulation crisis

September 01
There long has been a push toward reducing unwanted litters of animals across the country. For years, Bob Barker closed his game show, "The Price is Right" with advice to "have your pets spayed or neutered.
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A new way to help needy families

September 01
Twelve volunteers quietly made their way into the First United Methodist Church in Junction City one afternoon last week. Unloading boxes of food from the Kansas Food Bank delivery truck out of Wichita,
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Chapman's Labor Day festivities prove to be a success

September 01
Chapman's Labor Day festivities proved to be popular with families from all over the region. Despite threatening clouds and a sprinkle or two, all activities went off without a hitch, to include the parade
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Historical Society holds final open house of year

August 31
The Geary County Historical Society held its final open house of the year Saturday at the Spring Valley Historic Site. Included in the activities was the appearance of the Commanding Generals Mounted
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Send in the cows

September 02
Cows may be on their way home to Junction City. During Tuesday's City Commissioners meeting, the Geary County Cover Crop Group requested a special use permit to allow temporary livestock grazing on land they leased from the city....Full Story»
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From home-room to rooms in a home

September 02
Required classroom materials are changing at Junction City High School for students in the Contruction Technology class. Hammers, nails, drywall and paint should be added to the typical notebooks, pens and pencils list....Full Story»
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Video purports to show beheading of US journalist

September 02
BEIRUT — An Internet video posted online Tuesday purported to show the beheading by the Islamic State group of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff, who went missing in Syria last year....Full Story»
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Geary County Cover Crop Group

September 02
"The natural resources of greatest value in Riley and Geary counties are the soils," according to the Kansas Geological Survey. Jim and Sarah Schmidt are hoping to be a part of improving area soil, reducing need for pesticides and educating people on how to better care for soil....Full Story»
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Dollar General holding grand opening in Herington Saturday

September 02
HERINGTON — Dollar General will hold a grand opening for its new store in Herington at 8 a.m. Saturday. The store is located at 11 West Trapp in Herington....Full Story»
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Tuesday crash sends one to hospital

September 02
A rear-end collision involving four passengers at 6th and Washington Streets Tuesday morning resulted in an ambulance ride for one. While damage to vehicles was minimal, police and emergency personnel took necessary precautions to secure the lead vehicle's passenger before transporting her to Geary ...Full Story»

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No. 20 K-State Wildcats cut down Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks 55-16 in season opener

August 31
On just their 11th offensive play from scrimmage for the 2014 season, Kansas State’s Jake Waters rolled left and hit Tyler Lockett for a 9-yard touchdown.
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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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