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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 can’t 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»
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How campaign, parks could impact area

July 16
Pursuing a capital campaign project will be a major undertaking for the Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce. With it comes a major expense — $16,000 per month for approximately nine months.... Click here to read more»
European court says CIA ran secret jail in a Polish forest
WARSAW (Reuters) - The CIA ran a secret jail on Polish soil, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday, piling pressure on Poland, one of Washington's closest allies, to break its long silence about the global programme for detaining al Qaeda suspects...
Spain's Swiftair says lost contact with plane en route to Algiers
MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish private airline company Swiftair on Thursday said it had lost contact with one of its airplane operated by Air Algerie with 110 passengers and six crew members on board...
Disenchanted with Putin, some Russians vote with their feet
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Most of Vladimir Paley's clients want him to dig up their family history with one goal in mind: making a case to obtain foreign citizenship and leave Russia...
China July HSBC flash PMI at 18-month high
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's factory activity expanded at its fastest pace in 18 months in July as new orders surged, a preliminary HSBC survey showed on Thursday, the latest indication that the economy is picking up as government stimulus measures kick in...
U.S. health insurers to pay $330 million in premium rebates
(Reuters) - U.S. health insurers will send out about $330 million in rebates to employers and individuals this summer under President Barack Obama's healthcare law, the U...
Movie/TV Reviews
'Family Planning': Theater Review
An uninspired production of a cliché-ridden family dysfunction comedy. read more
OK Go Brings Big Fun to the Troubadour: Concert Review
Best known for wild viral videos, the group is unifying its zestful live approach with a tightened sound for its next record, due this fall...
‘Shakespeare in Love': Theater Review
Adapted from the Oscar-winning screenplay co-written by Tom Stoppard, this stage version gets pedigree treatment from Cheek by Jowl's Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod...
Arto Lindsay Pages Through His 'Encyclopedia' on N.Y. Return: Concert Review
The uncategorizable performer and No Wave acolyte focused on Brazilian roots in his continuing reintroduction to New York...

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4-Hers young and old enjoy Free Fair

July 24
It didn’t matter who you talked to Thursday night — the favorite part of the Geary County Free Fair for many 4-Hers was the same. That’s showing off their prized possessions from the last year.... Click here to read more»
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MAC breakfast highlights work of Fort Riley PAOs

July 24
Lt. Col. Sean Ryan believes working as a public affairs officer for Fort Riley is comparable to working in several high-profile public service jobs. "Working in public affairs is kind of like being a police officer," he said Thursday.... Click here to read more»
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Bike, walking path on track

July 23
Junction City’s annual walk to school day could see an increase in figures in upcoming years. The Kansas Department of Transportation has selected 20 projects for inclusion in its Transportation Alternatives program.... Click here to read more»
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A night on the town

July 23
FORT RILEY — The Fort Riley community had an opportunity to rub elbows with local law enforcement Wednesday night at the National Night Out event. Dating back to 1974, National Night Out spans across the country and into approximately 46,000 communities.... Click here to read more»
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Fire devastates Abilene's Great Plains Theatre

July 23
A fire has been reported at the Great Plains Theatre, starting shortly after 7 p.m. tonight and less than an hour later the building was deemed a total loss, according to witnesses.... Click here to read more»
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Hospital budget shows improvement

July 23
It was a short 20-minute meeting that brought what seemed to be good news. May’s budget meeting brought up concerns of the total patient revenue only bringing in $9,012,358, which was below budget by $617,842.... Click here to read more»

One faces attempted murder charges following Tuesday shooting

July 22
One person faces attempted murder charges and two others face conspiracy charges in connection with a shooting Tuesday night that sent one person to the hospital. ... Click here to read more»
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Community College asks for campus property

July 22
Cloud County Community College has made another request for Geary County to sell them the campus. The original lease for the campus is for 10 years, with two 5-year extensions.... Click here to read more»

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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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Depth key to Junction City's title run

July 21
No other team in the Mid-Plains league could’ve pulled off the feat the Junction City Brigade did last weekend to win the Mid-Plains League championship.
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Brigade win inaugural Mid-Plains tournament

July 20
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JC Police Blotter

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Daily record for July 24, 2014

July 24
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 58 calls and made 11 arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Thursday.... Click here to read more»
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Daily record for July 23, 2014

July 23
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 53 incidents and made five arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m.... Click here to read more»
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Daily record for July 22, 2014

July 22
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 81 calls and made eight arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Tuesday.... Click here to read more»

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Audit says Kansas computer system security lacking

July 23
TOPEKA — The state’s current level of computer security could leave Kansas residents’ sensitive personal information vulnerable, a recent internal audit of the state’s computer
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Teen sentencing for stepbrother’s death in August

July 22
SALINA — A Kansas teenager who shot and killed his 9-year-old stepbrother during an argument over doing chores will be sentenced in August.
Ryan Velez, who is now 18, has spent about three years

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Lawyers quarrel over disclosures in bomb plot case

July 21
WICHITA — A federal judge is encouraging government lawyers to review what he calls "substantial" blacked-out material given to defense attorneys for a man accused of plotting a suicide bombing
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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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One faces attempted murder charges following Tuesday shooting

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