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September 29

When the fearmongering machine gets revved up, you know irrational people are going to be starting to believe things that are not true. It’s just like in the early 2000’s when the easily led people were convinced Saddam Hussein was behind the 9-11-01 attacks (even though just a few years

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September 18

The 2015 Junction City and Geary County budgets have been approved by the respective commissioners. As the budgets were being reviewed and discussed for approval, the common measurement and concern with the budget impact to us was the mill levy.

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September 11

Junction City now will start enforcing its new ordinance on using handheld devices while driving, and it’s something motorists in Junction City and Geary County should stay ahead of the game to adhere to.

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September 06

A few mornings ago, I walked outside to head to work and noticed a pair of crows mingling near a trash can, cawing at anything — or anyone — who came near.

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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.

Turkey vows to fight Islamic State, coalition strikes near border
MURSITPINAR Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey signalled it may send troops into Syria or Iraq and let allies use Turkish bases to fight Islamic State, as coalition jets launched air strikes on Wednesday on insurgents besieging a town on its southern border with Syria...
Japanese rescuers find more dead on volcano, toll at 47
TOKYO (Reuters) - The death toll from a Japanese volcano eruption rose to 47 on Wednesday, the worst in 88 years, after more victims were discovered on the ash-covered mountain...
Reeling from Ebola, WHO warns of MERS risk to Africa
GENEVA (Reuters) - Vulnerable countries, especially in Africa, need to defend themselves against the possible seasonal spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the first half of 2015, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday...
Rhode Island child with Enterovirus dies after infection: officials
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Rhode Island child hospitalized with Enterovirus D68 has died of a bacterial infection in what state public health officials described on Wednesday as an unusual and dangerous combination...
Experts question two-day delay in admitting Texas Ebola patient
CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in a U.S. hospital was evaluated initially and turned away, a critical missed opportunity that could result in others being exposed to the deadly virus, infectious disease experts said...
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97th Military Police Battalion welcomes new commanding officer

October 01
FORT RILEY, Kan. — Fort Riley’s 97th Military Police Battalion will welcome a new commanding officer at a change of command ceremony scheduled for 10 a.
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Farewell, Rick

September 30
Rick Dykstra leaves the Geary County Convention and Visitors Bureau after 14 years of dedicated, passionate and incomparable service, according to many longtime friends, coworkers and community members
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GCH Hospice to host memory walk

September 30
The Hospice at Geary Community Hospital will host the second annual Memory Walk from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 4 at Heritage Park in Junction City. There will be free food, face painting, entertainment and door
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Cleaning up Milford

September 29
The annual Milford Lake Cleanup Event took place Sept. 27. With the support of sponsors and volunteers, the cleanup was a success, with several bags of trash and and miscellaneous items being picked up.
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The love is found in the furniture

October 01
One of the first pieces of artwork artist John York made was a cabinet for his brother and him. They kept it in their bedroom. That was approximately 50 years ago....Full Story»
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Caring Place and support group founder retires

October 01
"Victorious" Virginia Grooms decided to say "goodbye" to Junction City Caring Place. Nicknamed "Victorious" by her co-workers, Grooms, founder of New Life Grieving Support Group and manager of the Caring Place, has decided to retire and start a new life of her own....Full Story»
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97th Military Police Battalion welcomes new commanding officer

October 01
FORT RILEY, Kan. — Fort Riley’s 97th Military Police Battalion will welcome a new commanding officer at a change of command ceremony scheduled for 10 a....Full Story»
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Fort Riley soldier arrested

October 01
A Fort Riley soldier has been charged with first degree murder and child abuse. Alexander McConnell, 22, of Manhattan was arrested by Riley County Police at approximately 3:50 p....Full Story»
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USD 475 to hold energy specialist informational meeting

September 30
Unified School District 475 will be holding an informational meeting about energy specialists at 4 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Devin Center. This meeting will detail the district's energy specialist position. ...Full Story»
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GCH Hospice to host memory walk

September 30
The Hospice at Geary Community Hospital will host the second annual Memory Walk from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 4 at Heritage Park in Junction City. There will be free food, face painting, entertainment and door prizes....Full Story»

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On a quest to make history, Blue Jays defeat Hays 2-0

October 01
Seven. No Junction City boy’s soccer team has ever had seven wins. With a 2-0 win against Hays Tuesday night at Al Simpler Stadium — their fifth victory of the year — the 2014 edition
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Royals beat As 9-8 in 12 in AL wild-card thriller

October 01
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren’t going down without a fight. Salvador Perez singled down the left-field line with two outs
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Blue Jays fall 8-0 to Washburn Rural, face Hays tonight

September 30
Amnesia. It’s an important thing to have in sports, especially when you lose 8-0 like the Junction City soccer team did to Washburn Rural on Monday night.
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