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No more taxes

August 07
To the Editor: Several articles in the last week have been published regarding possible substantial raises in the Geary County property tax mill levy, or cuts in expenditures for 2015 in the county budget.... Click here to read more»
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Taxpayers need protection

August 07
To the Editor: During the past several days, we have been greeted with the news about hot weather and a warning from County Commissioner Whitebread that county mill levy would go up.... Click here to read more»
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Our view: Elections, expenses leave intriguing questions

August 07
On Tuesday night, area voters chose new blood over experience to represent us in Topeka as the state representative for the 65th district. Moving on from the Republican primary was Lonnie Clark.... Click here to read more»
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Not in Huelskamp's corner

August 01
John Montgomery Hutchinson News Editor/Publisher The 1st District congressional race isn’t about which Republican is more conservative. There is a difference between being conservative — even a tea party conservative — and just being an obstructionist.... Click here to read more»
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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»
Tech investor gets five towns to join social-health experiment
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Technology investor Esther Dyson thinks she has found the answer to America's growing health concerns, and has enlisted five smaller cities across the country to try and prove it...
Islamic State video purports to show beheading of U.S. journalist
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamist militants fighting in Iraq released a video on Tuesday which purported to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley and U...
Islamic State says beheads U.S. journalist, holds another
BAGHDAD/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State insurgents released a video on Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of U...
Islamic State says another U.S. journalist's fate depends on Obama
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants claimed in a video on Tuesday to be holding U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff and said his life depended on U...
Gaza truce collapses, fighting erupts, Israel orders negotiators home
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A ceasefire in the Gaza Strip collapsed on Tuesday, with Palestinian militants firing dozens of rockets at Israel and Israel launching air strikes that health officials said killed three people including a woman and a young girl in Gaza...
Movie/TV Reviews
'Tour de force' ('Hin und weg'): Locarno Review
German actors Florian David Fitz and Juergen Vogel go on a bike trip to the land of chocolate and euthanasia ...
‘Le Beau monde': Film Review
Rising French star Ana Girardot plays a pretty small-town girl trying to make it in Paris read more
'Los hongos': Locarno Review
The sophomore feature from Oscar Ruiz Navia ("Crab Trap") stars Jovan Alexis Marquinez Angulo and Calvin Buenaventura Tascon as two graffiti-artist buddies in Cali, Colombia...
'At the Devil's Door': Film Review
Horror filmmaker Nicholas McCarthy's sophomore feature pits two sisters against supernatural forces ...

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City budget approved

August 19
Junction City's 2015 budget was approved without opposition. The city's mill levy is approximately 47.667 mills. Commissioner Mick McCallister said city staff held the line relatively well.... Click here to read more»
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Rothlisberg announces campaign for write-in ballott at Grandview Plaza City Hall

August 19
Tuesdays Grandview City Hall meeting had one extra person in the audience — Allan Rothlisberg. Rothlisberg announced his intent to start a campaign for the write in ballot during Tuesday's Grandview Plaza City Hall meeting.... Click here to read more»
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Forward motion is key for Junction City's growth

August 19
Jerry Hinson, director of the capital campaign for Junction City, recently put together a Branding and Marketing Committee. Under the advisement that the campaign's recognized slogan would need to resonate with the community as something "bold and new," the committee is very close to a decision on a ... Click here to read more»
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Daily Union welcomes new sports reporter

August 18
Derek Smith has joined the Junction City Daily Union as its newest sports reporter. Smith’s duties will include covering Junction City High School athletics, Kansas State athletics and other area sports.... Click here to read more»
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Fire breaks out on West 11th Street

August 18
Junction City fire crews responded to a house fire at 223 W. 11th St. shortly after 7 p.m. Monday. Fire crews had the fire under control by 8 p.m. Monday.... Click here to read more»
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Commissioners under budget cut pressure

August 18
A "cut here" line isn’t always easy to find. Geary County Commissioners are under pressure to find it. They have not completed looking into all possible areas where they could make potential cuts.... Click here to read more»
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USD 475 approves 2014-15 budget

August 18
USD 475 approves 2014-15 budget. Unified School District 475 is ready to move forward in 2014-15. During the last Board of Education Meeting, Janet Christian, Executive Coordinator of Finance for USD 475, told board members the school district was able to lower the mill levy and increase funding for ... Click here to read more»
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Dead zones could be given some life

August 18
Dead zones are a nuisance City Commissioners are trying to fix in the near future.... Click here to read more»

Area Sports

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Surging Royals rally past A’s for 7-3 win

August 14
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals didn’t let Jarrod Dyson’s defensive miscue slow them down on Thursday. Dyson drove in the tying run in a five-run seventh, while Nori Aoki and Billy Butler each drove in two runs and the surging Kansas City Royals rallied to defeat the
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Royals’ win streak ends with 11-3 loss to A’s

August 13
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals’ winning streak ended with a resounding thud. Jon Lester pitched six strong innings and Josh Donaldson homered twice and drove in four runs as the Oakland Athletics beat Kansas City 11-3 Tuesday night, snapping the Royals’ eight-game winning
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First-place Royals? Better start to believe it

August 12
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — When the Royals rolled out of bed Tuesday morning and glanced at the standings, they saw something that hadn’t been the case since many of them were in junior high school.
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JC Police Blotter

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Daily record for Aug. 19, 2014

August 19
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 78 calls and made nine arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Tuesday.... Click here to read more»
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Daily record for Aug. 18, 2014

August 18
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 105 calls and made 11 arrests in the 48-hour period ending 7 a.m. Monday.... Click here to read more»
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Daily record for Aug. 15, 2014

August 15
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 89 calls and made five arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Friday.... Click here to read more»

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Around Kansas

KDHE announces state’s first report of West Nile

August 19
TOPEKA — State health officials say a man from Republic County has the first reported case of West Nile virus in Kansas this year.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment did not release

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Kansas jobless rate edges higher

August 18
TOPEKA — The Kansas Department of Labor says the state’s unemployment rate and the number of private-sector jobs both edged higher in July.
The agency reported Monday that seasonally adjusted

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Topeka officer kills pit bull attacking children

August 18
TOPEKA — Topeka police say an officer shot and killed a dog that was trying to attack children who were getting on a school bus.
Lt. Scott Gilchrist said in a news release that officers responded

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Jan 21, 2014

Rothlisberg claims quote about OB/GYN services was misconstrued

A quote attributed to State Rep. Allan Rothlisberg about women’s reproductive health services ...Full Story»
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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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Jun 18, 2013

Police seize $800K in I-70 bust

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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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