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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.

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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

Show us the money: EU seeks billions of euros to revive economy
MILAN Italy (Reuters) - The European Union sought ways on Saturday to marshal billions of euros into its sluggish economy without getting deeper into debt, considering options from a pan-European capital market to a huge investment fund...
China on track to develop Indian railways as Xi heads to South Asia
NEW DELHI/BEIJING (Reuters) - China will pledge to invest billions of dollars in India's rail network during a visit by President Xi Jinping this week, bringing more than diplomatic nicety to the neighbors' first summit since Narendra Modi became prime minister in May...
Ferry sinks in Philippines, 2 dead, 102 rescued
MANILA (Reuters) - Two people were killed and more than 100 rescued after a ferry sank off the coast of central Philippines, disaster and coast guard authorities said on Sunday...
Islamic State video purports to show beheading of UK hostage David Haines
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video on Saturday which purported to show the beheading of British aid worker David Haines...
Ukraine PM slams Putin, ceasefire again under strain in east Ukraine
KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Fighting flared near an airport in eastern Ukraine on Saturday in breach of a fragile eight-day ceasefire as the prime minister accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of planning to destroy his country...
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Junction City’s Youth Aviation Education Program

September 13
"Kids don’t know what they don’t know," volunteer pilot Jim Clark said. "That’s the bottom line. Expose them to more stuff, and who knows what will happen.
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JCRA helps Junction City resident fight cancer

September 13
On Sept. 11, the Junction City Rodeo Association (JCRA) donated $409.44 to Brandon Stroda of Junction City. The monies were collected for "Tough Enough to Fight Cancer" at the Friday night rodeo performance.
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Ware Elementary Students celebrate Patriots Day

September 12
"It kind of feels like all of us could be patriots, like no robberies, no any of that stuff. If we do that, the world could change, there could be no bad guys, we could all be friends," said 9-year old
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2014 Cannonball Run comes through Junction City

September 12
It was like a trip back in time in Junction City Thursday for motorcycle enthusiasts.
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Geary County Historical Society holds an Ice Cream Social Sunday

September 14
The Geary County Historical Society hosted its annual Ice Cream Social Sunday in Junction City. Community members, bands from Junction City High School and Junction City Middle School, children and the performer's families gathered to raise money for the GCHS....Full Story»
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Geary Community Healthcare Foundation hosts annual tournament

September 13
The Geary Community Healthcare Foundation hosted its 15th annual Fall Classic Golf Tournament Friday at Rolling Meadows Golf Course. Each year, the Foundation Board of Directors selects healthcare-related needs or projects to raise funds for in the Geary County/Junction City area....Full Story»
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Fort Riley celebrates Apple Days

September 13
FORT RILEY — Fort Riley once again celebrated its Fall Apple Day Saturday at Artillery Parade Field on Fort Riley. The event featured numerous events for adults and kids, including a Nuclear Meltdown attraction, weapons firing, Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard demonstrations, a petting ...Full Story»
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Junction City’s Youth Aviation Education Program

September 13
"Kids don’t know what they don’t know," volunteer pilot Jim Clark said. "That’s the bottom line. Expose them to more stuff, and who knows what will happen....Full Story»
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More development for JC's west side?

September 13
Commercial development on Junction City’s west side could take another step forward. Junction City Director of Planning and Zoning David Yearout confirmed Friday applications have been submitted to replat land at McFarland Road and Caroline Avenue in Junction City....Full Story»
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Ware Elementary Students celebrate Patriots Day

September 12
"It kind of feels like all of us could be patriots, like no robberies, no any of that stuff. If we do that, the world could change, there could be no bad guys, we could all be friends," said 9-year old Luis Delgado, Friday....Full Story»

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McFarthing records third shutout as Blue Jays defeat Leavenworth 1-0

September 13
Goalkeeper Amir McFarthing recorded his third shutout in six matches this season as Junction City slipped past the Leavenworth Pioneers 1-0 Saturday at Al Simpler Stadium.
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Defense continues strong play in shutout of Emporia

September 13
In the first half, it was like stepping out of a time machine into the early 20th century. The second half was a bit more modern, at least for one side.
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No. 19 Wildcats get Saturday off as Auburn awaits

September 12
MANHATTAN — In Bill Snyder’s perfect world, the notoriously regimented coach would be getting No. 19 Kansas State ready for a Saturday afternoon game against a relatively non-descript opponent.
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