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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»
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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»
France to deliver first warship to Russia despite allies, Ukraine
PARIS (Reuters) - French officials defended President Francois Hollande's decision to push ahead with delivery of a helicopter carrier to Russia in defiance of calls by key allies Britain and the United States...
Islamic State crushes and coerces on march towards Baghdad
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Using its own version of "soft" and "hard" power, the Islamic State is crushing resistance across northern Iraq so successfully that its promise to march on Baghdad may no longer be unrealistic bravado...
UPDATE 3-China food scandal spreads, drags in Starbucks, Burger King and McNuggets in Japan
* Starbucks, Burger King, Dicos pull products from Shanghai Husi
Fund managers unconvinced by Apple rebound as firm readies results
NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple, once a can't-miss stock, is finding it tough to persuade portfolio managers to come back into the fold...
UPDATE 1-Apple asks suppliers to produce up to 80 mln large-screen iPhones -WSJ
July 21 (Reuters) - Apple Inc has asked suppliers to manufacture between 70 million and 80 million of its two forthcoming large-screen iPhones by the end of the year, its largest initial production run of iPhones, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter...
Movie/TV Reviews
'The Lottery': TV Review
With its dystopian future setting, "The Lottery" shows a new, more sci-fi side to Lifetime's lineup of original series...
'Magic in the Moonlight': Film Review
Woody Allen's wanly whimsical latest is a very minor entry in the prolific director's string of Europe-set films...
'Persecuted': Film Review
A famous evangelist is framed for murder in Daniel Lusko's faith-based thriller. read more
'Among Ravens': Film Review
A dysfunctional group of friends and family spend the July 4th weekend together in Russell Friedenberg and Randy Redroad's comedy/drama...

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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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City Commissioners work towards a clearer budget

July 22
Junction City Commissioners haven't seemed to educated the public or themselves on taxes and the budget too well. Commissioners held a budget meeting Tuesday evening to give the public a clearer picture of what their city's budget looks like.... Click here to read more»
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Commissioner has vision for county

July 21
Geary County Commissioner Larry Hicks came up with some innovative ideas for Geary County. He was among 2,600 elected and appointed officials who participated in the 79th annual National Association of Counties (NACo) conference in New Orleans, La.... Click here to read more»
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A splash soon may have a price

July 21
Spin City may not be the only recreational site raising fees. Geary County Environmental Health Director Lisa Davies proposed pool code fees for public and semi-public pools.... Click here to read more»
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Questions still linger on presale of tech house

July 21
CHAPMAN — The 2014-15 construction tech house has not been prepurchased — at least not yet. Despite discussing during the past two months the matter of preselling the home, which annually is built by Chapman high school students under the leadership of construction tech teacher Josh Schlesener, ... Click here to read more»
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Online enrollment receiving positive reception

July 21
For its first district-wide run, online enrollment is going well this summer, Unified School District 475 officials believe. That doesn’t mean it’s done expanding, however.... Click here to read more»
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Chapman's USD 473 board discusses preliminary budget for 2014-15

July 21
At USD 473's regular July 21 board meeting, school officials discussed and approved the preliminary 2014-15 budget. District Superintendent Lacee Sell talked about the many positives in regard to the upcoming budget and the declining tax rate.... Click here to read more»
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Riley County police arrest two in Ogden attempted homicide

July 21
The Riley County Police Department on July 20 at approximately 6:20 p.m. responded to a call in the 100 block of 10th Street in Ogden. Upon arrival police were made aware of an incident that involved two men entering an apartment and injuring a victim during an apparent aggravated robbery and burglary.... Click here to read more»

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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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Brigade advance to the Mid-Plains semi-final with 4-0 win against Rossville

July 19
The Junction City Brigade will get it’s chance to avenge its tournament opening loss to the Topeka Senators. Brigade starting pitcher Justin Hersch ensured that by shutting down Rossville for seven innings Saturday night, striking out five while surrendering five hits and one walk to lead his
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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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Daily record for July 21, 2014

July 21
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 214 calls and made 16 arrests in 48- hour period ending 7 a.m. Monday.... Click here to read more»
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Daily record for July 18, 2014

July 18
Junction City Police Department The Junction City Police Department responded to 74 incidents and made 17 arrests in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m Friday.... Click here to read more»

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Teen sentencing for stepbrotherís 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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State gets 14,205 concealed carry applications

July 21
TOPEKA — The Kansas Attorney General’s Office says the state received the second highest number of concealed carry applications in the last fiscal year.
The attorney general announced in a

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