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August 25

The following editorial appeared in the Philadelphia Daily News on Friday, Aug. 22 How long before Ferguson fatigue sets in? How soon before our rapt attention to the uproar over the killing of Michael Brown begins to flag? And not because we don’t care.

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August 23

While it’s not yet set in stone, one of the slogans being considered for the Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce’s capital campaign illustrates how our community should view itself in the future.

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August 23

To the Editor: I have been to many school board meetings as well as city and county commission meetings. I have spent many hours in Topeka watching the Kansas Senate and House and some of their committees work.

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August 23

To the editor: Years back, when a person was running to stay in office or be elected to that office, one would say what was accomplished while in office.

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August 21

Do you think Fort Riley is important to JC, GC? If so, you need to let the Army know your feelings. Every person, business and organization should send a letter or email expressing how you feel about having Fort Riley as our neighbor.

UPDATE 2-Experimental U.S. hypersonic weapon destroyed seconds after launch
WASHINGTON, Aug 25 (Reuters) - A hypersonic weapon being developed by the U.S. military was destroyed four seconds after its launch from a test range in Alaska early on Monday after controllers detected a problem with the system, the Pentagon said...
Slain Missouri teen remembered with calls for peace, justice
ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Family and supporters of Michael Brown on Monday celebrated the life of the black teenager slain by a white officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in a music-filled funeral service ringing with calls for peace and police reforms...
Poroshenko to seek ceasefire plan after 'very tough' talks with Putin
MINSK (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko promised after late-night talks with Russia's Vladimir Putin to work on an urgent ceasefire plan to defuse the separatist conflict in the east of his former Soviet republic...
Iran supplied weapons to Iraqi Kurds; Baghdad bomb kills 12
ARBIL (Reuters) - Iran has supplied weapons and ammunition to Iraqi Kurdish forces, Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani said Tuesday at a joint press conference with Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Arbil, capital of Iraq's Kurdish region...
Gaza ceasefire takes hold as focus turns to longer term
GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians aimed at ending their seven-week conflict in Gaza appeared to be holding early on Wednesday as the focus shifted to securing an arrangement for the long term...
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Soldiers, community members help senior citizens

August 25
On Aug. 23, Sgt. 1st Class Mylls Cheffey, along with 16 Military Police soldiers from 116th, 977th, the†73rd MP Company, and his son Nolan Cheffey, volunteered six hours to help six senior citizens in
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Pool code could ensure cleaner, safer water

August 25
If swimmers are nervous about diving into Milford Lake, they can rest assured the public pools in Geary County will have safe water. With the pool code Geary County Commissioners approved yesterday,
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Fire, accident causes congestion on Interstate 70

August 24
A tractor-trailer fire and an an accident within a 3-mile span Sunday afternoon caused traffic on Interstate 70 in both directions to logjam.
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Callaway performs in Junction City

August 23
Broadway singer Liz Callaway stopped in Junction City Saturday night for "An Evening with Liz Callaway," the unofficial start to the C.L. Hoover Opera House's fall season.
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Geary Community Hospital Introduces new CFO

August 26
Interim Chief Financial Officer, David Busatti had his first meeting with the Board of Health an introduction that he jokingly called a "baptism by fire....Full Story»
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New fire engine makes its debut

August 26
The newest member of the Junction City Fire Department made its debut Monday. Junction City residents may catch a glimpse of the 2014 Rosenbauer engine rolling through town as ....Full Story»
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Geary Community Hospital Director Recieves Lifetime Fellow Award

August 26
Pat Tabor of Junction City, Director of Materials Management at Geary Community Hospital, has been awarded the Lifetime Fellow designation from the Association of Healthcare Resource and Materials Management....Full Story»
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Junction City youth arrested for stabbing

August 26
A stabbing has left an 18-year-old in the hospital. A fight between several individuals broke out during a party, during which Carson Sherbert of Abilene was allegedly stabbed several times by a 17-year-old from Junction City....Full Story»
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V-A-C-A-N-C-Y

August 26
Glass-half-empty thinkers may believe Junction City’s closed retail stores and empty office buildings are cause for concern. To optimists, however, they are proof the city is ready for a boom in business....Full Story»
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State Farm agents reward safe drivers at JCMS

August 26
Local State Farm agents LaDonna Junghans and Karen Jameson rewarded safe drivers and passengers at Junction City Middle School Tuesday morning for wearing seatbelts by presenting them Bucks for Buckled Up....Full Story»

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Geary County Catbackers hold annual banquet in Junction City

August 24
The smell of fresh-cooked premium angus beef permeated the air as the crowd gathered for the 2014 Geary County Catbacker Banquet on Saturday night. The event was held at the soon-to-be-opened Munson’s
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Blue Jays battle heat, wind on first day in full pads

August 22
The sun beat down on the field as the Junction City Blue Jays knelt at the 50-yard-line around head coach Randall Zimmerman Thursday at Al Simpler Stadium.
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K-Stateís Truman makes world stop in weight room

August 21
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Every school has "max-out day," when guys try to better their best in a bunch of weight-lifting exercises — bench press, squat, hang clean.
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