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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.

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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

Two adults, six children dead in Florida shooting: report
TAMPA (Reuters) - Two adults and six children were killed on Thursday in a north Florida town in a shooting that may have been a murder-suicide, the Gainesville Sun newspaper reported, citing local authorities...
Alibaba IPO prices at top of range, raising $21.8 billion
(Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding priced its initial public offering at $68 a share, the top end of the expected range, raising $21...
Home Depot breach bigger than Target at 56 million cards
BOSTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Home Depot Inc Thursday said some 56 million payment cards were likely compromised in a cyberattack at its stores, suggesting the hacking attack at the home improvement chain was larger than last year's unprecedented breach at Target Corp ...
UPDATE 2-Home Depot breach bigger than Target at 56 mln cards
(Recasts, adds details about costs of breach and likelihood of costs rising, comment from computer security ...
Islamic State shows captive British journalist in new video
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video on Thursday that they said shows British journalist John Cantlie in captivity saying he will soon reveal "facts" about the group to counter its portrayal in Western media...
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Crash! Gesundheit

September 19
A sneeze supposedly was the cause of a collision Friday afternoon.
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The life of a single parent can be hard

September 19
While single parents have been around for as long as children, the "typical" single-parent household may be something of a myth. Death, separation and divorce, adoption, deployment and fostering, all
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#WhippingChildhoodCancer

September 19
September is nationally recognized as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
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Delivering Change: Healthy moms, Healthy babies receives large chunk of change

September 18
Much like a healthy baby, Geary County’s Delivering Change program continues to grow.
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Washington Elementary commemorates legacy of Walker

September 19
No matter who you talk to, Lorraine Walker left an impression on the people she came into contact with every day. "She was always so positive, and that really rubbed off on everyone here at the school....Full Story»
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City and County reveals new monument

September 19
The new Veterans MIA and POW monument at Heritage Park was revealed during a ceremony yesterday. The monument was set up in time for National MIA and POW Day....Full Story»
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Former minister waits for sentence appeal

September 19
Former Faith Tabernacle Apostolic music director Jordan Young still is waiting for a plea bargain on his sentence. ...Full Story»
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Crash! Gesundheit

September 19
A sneeze supposedly was the cause of a collision Friday afternoon. ...Full Story»
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Grandview Plaza, Junction City receive state funding for road projects

September 19
TOPEKA — Junction City and Grandview Plaza are among several cities in Kansas who have received state money for road improvement projects. The city of Junction City has received $200,000 through the City Connecting Links (KLINK) program for milling and overlaying U....Full Story»
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The life of a single parent can be hard

September 19
While single parents have been around for as long as children, the "typical" single-parent household may be something of a myth. Death, separation and divorce, adoption, deployment and fostering, all can bring about single-parent households....Full Story»

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No. 20 K-State loses 20-14 to No. 5 Auburn

September 19
MANHATTAN — Bill Snyder will be having nightmares about the No. 3. As in three drive-killing turnovers, all of them costly. As in three missed field goals, all by the kid wearing — you guessed
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Lady Jays focus on improvement as season progresses

September 18
Going winless isn’t something that’s planned. It’s the opposite of the goal. But coach Tim Hickert and the Lady Jays tennis team know that it’s not the end of the world.
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Auburn, K-State have early chance to make statement

September 18
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas State coach Bill Snyder was busy revolutionizing the spread offense, and the idea of a run-pass quarterback, at college football’s highest level during the 1990s.
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