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October 18

Last week, several of us at The Daily Union had the opportunity to attend the Montgomery Family Symposium at the University of Kansas, an annual event that provides additional learning opportunities for journalists in the state of Kansas.

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October 14

This same-sex marriage business has gotten very complicated and very political very quickly, hasn’t it? When you sit down and think it through, it’s probably this superior sovereignty business that makes it complicated.

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October 14

To the Editor: Some men and women seek offices such as state representative or other high office while others live their lives quietly, doing their jobs, helping their neighbors and serving their community, state and nation in ways that are far less public and glamorous, until they are called to serve

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October 06

To the editor: I plan to support Paul Davis and Jill Docking in their bid to unseat the current Gov. Sam Brownback. I believe Paul Davis can bring the right measure of cooperation and bipartisanship to the governor’s office.

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October 06

To the Editor: Mr. Sanders, yours was the best letter to the editor I have seen in years. There is only one problem. The powers to be, just will not listen to anyone.

UPDATE 1-Protesters decry Met Opera's 'Death of Klinghoffer' as anti-Semitic
NEW YORK, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Rudy Giuliani, a former New York City mayor, led a rally outside the Metropolitan Opera on Monday to protest the company's production of "The Death of Klinghoffer," which some have called anti-Semitic and sympathetic to terrorism...
China to pitch high-speed trains to California
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - State-backed China CNR Corporation is making a pitch to sell its high-speed trains to California, signaling China's growing export ambitions for such technology after building the world's longest network in just seven years...
Asian shares crawl higher on China GDP relief
TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks crept up on Tuesday as investors took solace from data showing the Chinese economy grew slightly more than expected in the third quarter, calming fears of a deepening slowdown in the world's second-largest economy...
Worst Ebola outbreak on record tests global response
(Reuters) - Global health authorities are struggling to contain the world's worst Ebola epidemic since the disease was identified in 1976...
Total CEO Christophe de Margerie killed in Moscow plane accident: airport spokeswoman
(Reuters) - Total SA CEO Christophe de Margerie was killed in an airplane accident at Moscow's Vnukovo airport, airport spokeswoman Elena Krylova said on Tuesday...
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Cutting the ribbon

October 18
The Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony Oct. 18 for Munson Prime Steakhouse, located at 426 Golden Belt Blvd.
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Classics on display

October 18
Dozens of cars and even more people hung out and strolled around the C.L. Hoover Opera House Saturday morning. People were there to check out the cars, the cars were there to show off some classic and
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JCMS holds filly football match

October 18
Sixth, seventh and eighth grade girls at Junction City Middle School battled it out Friday afternoon in front of bleachers packed with fans in the annual filly football game.
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Parents and pumpkins

October 17
Kindergarteners at Seitz Elementary School started early Halloween celebrations as students participated in the ‘Parents and Pumpkins’ family pumpkin decorating event Friday at the school.
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What happened to Beverly Ward?

October 16
Beverly Ward was 13 years old. She was born and raised in Junction City. Her parents were married with five daughters and three sons. The family wasn’t rich, but they had everything they needed.
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We could be Royals

October 15
Taz Gartin (left) and Mike Irvin, both of Junction City, celebrate the Kansas City Royals' 2-1 win against the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday at Ike's Bar and Grille in Junction City.
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JC city manager search progressing

October 21
The hiring process for a new city manager for Junction City is making progress. Junction City staff set dates Tuesday to interview the candidates for the position....Full Story»
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Grandview Plaza settles bill with Geary County Sheriff's Department

October 21
In September, Roger Unruh, the city attorney for Grandview Plaza, told Grandview Plaza council members an event had occured last year at the Geary County Sheriffs Department that could have left Grandview Plaza with a $23,000 bill....Full Story»
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Fort Riley to host middle school ribbon-cutting

October 21
FORT RILEY — The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley, in conjunction with Unified School District 475, will host the Fort Riley Middle School ribbon cutting ceremony, 1 p....Full Story»
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Geary County Convention and Visitors Bureau to hire Marketing Manager

October 21
The Geary County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is in the market for a new Marketing Manager. While the former position of Assistant Director of the CVB became vacant on Oct....Full Story»
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I-70 bridge deck repairs commence today

October 21
Kansas Department of Transportation officials have started repairs on the eastbound bridge of Interstate 70, just east of the Chapman interchange (286) in Dickinson County....Full Story»
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New owners for old Coors building

October 20
For many years, Junction City has marketed itself as a prime location for businesses. Everywhere one looks in town, there are new buildings going up. "Sold" signs are finding their way where "for sale" signs once were, ground is being broken, and both new and current companies have taken note....Full Story»

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Senior leaders say goodbye to Junction City

October 21
They’re more than teammates. They’re brothers. Tonight, the seniors of the Junction City Blue Jay soccer team — Amir McFarthing, AJ Nelson, Pierre Cherubin, Nick Swindell and Eric Artemis
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No. 14 Kansas State beats No. 11 Oklahoma 31-30

October 19
NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma entered the season boldly talking about competing in the first-ever playoff. Now, the Sooners know their chances of getting there are dim.
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Blue Jays bounce back against Wichita Southeast, 42-7

October 18
WICHITA — After a slow start in place of the injured Tanner Lueker, sophomore quarterback Ryan Henington threw two second-half touchdown passes and led Junction City to a 42-7 victory over Wichita
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