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Fort Riley needs our support

July 26
It’s no secret Fort Riley has a huge impact on Junction City and Geary County. It’s the largest employer in the region and state. Soldiers stationed at Fort Riley are our customers at our numerous businesses.... Click here to read more»
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The value of local entertainment

July 19
It’s amazing to think in just a few short weeks, another season of Junction City Brigade baseball will be wrapping up. It feels like yesterday we were talking about the season starting.... Click here to read more»
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School District canít answer questions

July 16
I saw something at a recent 475 School Board meeting that I never expected to see. It happened when the School board was told that the new elementary school was going to cost about $4 million more than expected.... Click here to read more»
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Here we go again

July 16
To the Editor: What could possibly go wrong? In a time when the local population carries a massive, government-imposed level of debt (plus interest on that debt), ever-higher requirements for "revenue" for ongoing operations and an absolute disregard for cutting or caps or consolidation, we find government ... Click here to read more»
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Savor fruits of your labor

July 16
Now that gardens across Kansas are bearing vegetables, it’s time to taste, enjoy and appreciate the fruits or our labor. It seems like just a few short weeks ago folks walked to the machine shop, shed or garage and plucked a spade out of one of the dark corners and headed for the garden plot.... Click here to read more»
Special Report: Where Ukraine's separatists get their weapons
DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - On the last day of May, a surface-to-air rocket was signed out of a military base near Moscow where it had been stored for more than 20 years...
Judge gives go-ahead for $2 billion sale of NBA's Clippers
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The estranged wife of Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Donald Sterling can proceed with the record $2 billion sale of the NBA team despite her husband's objections, a judge ruled on Monday, in a likely coda to a case of lingering racism in American sports...
U.S. says Russia violated nuclear treaty, urges immediate talks
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In another sign of deteriorating relations between the United States and Russia, the U...
Jaded Argentines brace for looming debt default
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Factory owner Norberto Garcia was poised to launch a series of new toys this year after grafting hard for the past decade to rebuild his business following Argentina's 2001-2002 economic crash and debt default...
Toy drone disrupts aircraft fighting California wildfire
(Reuters) - A private drone trying to film a wildfire that has charred nearly six square miles in Northern California briefly disrupted firefighting efforts, although workers had gained the upper hand against the blaze, officials said on Monday...
Movie/TV Reviews
'Get On Up': Film Review
Director Tate Taylor's energetic follow-up to "The Help" stars Chadwick Boseman as funk maestro James Brown...
'The Honorable Woman': TV Review
Maggie Gyllenhaal dazzles in a must-see miniseries set against the Middle East conflict. read more
'The Dune' ('La Dune'): Film Review
Niels Arestrup ("A Prophet") and Lior Ashkenazi ("Footnote") play two strangers with a deeply hidden connection in writer-director Yossi Aviram's debut feature...
'Angry Video Game Nerd': Fantasia Review
Video game enthusiasts unravel an enduring contemporary conspiracy theory in a microbudget comedy from Kevin Finn and James Rolfe...

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Voluntary water restrictions continue in Junction City

July 29
Junction City’s old water mains are more likely to break in the summer and rather than in winter. According to Municipal Services Director Greg McCaffery, old water mains are just one factor causing the city’s voluntary water restrictions.... Click here to read more»
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Goodbye, Big Ben

July 29
Junction City has lost a local icon. The Percheron horse named Big Ben died Monday. School kids, especially from out of town, often visited visited Ben when they stopped at the pumpkin patch at the Black Horse Hitch at Munson Farms.... Click here to read more»
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Health Department drafts pool code

July 29
Codes for Geary County pools are on the way to becoming a reality. The proposed pool code for public and semi-public pools is meant to prevent potential public health issues and enforce minimum safety standards.... Click here to read more»
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JC becoming farmers' market metropolis

July 28
Farmers’ markets are boasting everything local, from produce to crafts to people, and that’s no exception in Junction City. There are at least three farmers’ markets to choose from in Junction City.... Click here to read more»
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Local children still need advocates

July 28
Hundreds of area children are without the voice they need. It is easy to talk about the problem, but officials say the answer often is in the hands of volunteers.... Click here to read more»
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Two secret gardens

July 28
It’s no secret what 80-year-old Bob Snyder’s routine is every morning. "No, I’m still in pretty good shape. I get up every morning at 5 o’clock or 6 o’clock, no later than 6.... Click here to read more»
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Advanced voting begins in Geary County

July 28
In-person advanced voting began Monday in Geary County, according to Geary County Clerk Rebecca Bossemeyer. The deadline for in-person voting in the Geary County Clerk's Office is at noon Aug.... Click here to read more»
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Junction City man dies after being run over by truck

July 26
Junction City police are investigating a Saturday morning incident where a man died after being run over by a truck. ... Click here to read more»

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MMA coach of the year visits Junction City

July 29
Duane Ludwig, the 2013 World MMA trainer of the year moved around the floor of RS MMA and Fitness with the grace of a former fighter navigating the octagon.
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Butler's HR lifts Royals past Indians, 6-4

July 25
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Pinch-hitter Billy Butler's two-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning sent the Kansas City Royals over the Cleveland Indians 6-4 Friday night for their fourth straight win.
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Former Brigade catcher Seth Wheeler transitioning to new role as assistant coach

July 23
With his impending graduation from Central Missouri staring him in the face, former Junction City Brigade catcher Seth Wheeler began to focus on his future.
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Daily record for July 29, 2014

July 29
Junction City Police Department The Junction Police Department responded to 67 calls and made five arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Tuesday.... Click here to read more»
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Daily record for July 28, 2014

July 28
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 136 incidents and made 11 arrests in the 48-hour period ending 7 a.m.... Click here to read more»
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Daily record for July 25, 2014

July 25
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 64 calls and made two arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Friday.... Click here to read more»

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Rare gazelle breaks own neck, dies at Topeka Zoo

July 29
TOPEKA — An endangered gazelle at the Topeka Zoo is dead after beating its head against a gate until it broke its neck.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports a zoo visitor saw the 5-year-old Addra

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Kansas teen killed after fall on Colorado mountain

July 29
LENEXA — An 18-year-old suburban Kansas City man who was killed last week while climbing near one of Colorado’s most popular peaks is the second person in two months to die on the mountain.
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Police say someone passing fake money in Salina

July 28
SALINA — Salina police say several businesses have reported receiving counterfeit $20 and $100 bills over the weekend.
Police Capt. Mike Sweeney says four fake $100 bills were used to purchase a

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Jan 21, 2014

Rothlisberg claims quote about OB/GYN services was misconstrued

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Apr 23, 2014

Smith resigning as city manager, placed on administrative leave

Just two weeks after presenting his State of the City address, Gerald Smith has submitted his letter ...Full Story»
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Jul 22, 2014

One faces attempted murder charges following Tuesday shooting

One person faces attempted murder charges and two others face conspiracy charges in connection with ...Full Story»
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Police seize $800K in I-70 bust

Junction City police Tuesday morning seized $828,220 in what’s believed to be drug proceeds after ...Full Story»
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Feb 25, 2014

No one injured in Tuesday evening blaze

No one was injured Tuesday evening following a blaze that destroyed a Junction City home....Full Story»
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