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September 29

When the fearmongering machine gets revved up, you know irrational people are going to be starting to believe things that are not true. It’s just like in the early 2000’s when the easily led people were convinced Saddam Hussein was behind the 9-11-01 attacks (even though just a few years

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September 18

The 2015 Junction City and Geary County budgets have been approved by the respective commissioners. As the budgets were being reviewed and discussed for approval, the common measurement and concern with the budget impact to us was the mill levy.

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September 11

Junction City now will start enforcing its new ordinance on using handheld devices while driving, and it’s something motorists in Junction City and Geary County should stay ahead of the game to adhere to.

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September 06

A few mornings ago, I walked outside to head to work and noticed a pair of crows mingling near a trash can, cawing at anything — or anyone — who came near.

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September 01

Even before the gubernatorial election campaign kicks off in earnest at the State Fair debate Saturday, the issue of K-12 education appears to be clear or at least outlined well enough by both Republican Gov.

At least 10 killed in shelling of school and mini-van in Ukraine
DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - At least 10 people were killed on Wednesday when shells hit a school playground and a public transit mini-van in a nearby street in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, underscoring the fragility of a ceasefire between separatists and government forces...
Japanese rescuers find more dead on volcano, toll at 47
TOKYO (Reuters) - The death toll from a Japanese volcano eruption rose to 47 on Wednesday, the worst in 88 years, after more victims were discovered on the ash-covered mountain...
Lackluster factory data hits world stocks, dollar strong
LONDON (Reuters) - Stocks worldwide began the fourth quarter on a negative note on Wednesday, as lackluster economic data and civil unrest in Hong Kong kept investors cautious before a European Central Bank meeting later this week...
Coalition jets strike Islamic State near Turkish border: Kurdish sources
MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces launched air strikes on Islamic State fighters who are besieging a Kurdish town near the Syrian border with Turkey on Wednesday, Kurdish sources in the town and a monitoring group said, a rare daylight coalition attack...
Australian aircraft to support U.S.-led air strikes in Iraq: PM
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian aircraft will join the U.S.-led coalition in air strikes against Islamic State insurgents in Iraq in an initial support role, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday, ahead of a final decision to undertake bombing missions...
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GCH Hospice to host memory walk

September 30
The Hospice at Geary Community Hospital will host the second annual Memory Walk from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 4 at Heritage Park in Junction City. There will be free food, face painting, entertainment and door
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Cleaning up Milford

September 29
The annual Milford Lake Cleanup Event took place Sept. 27. With the support of sponsors and volunteers, the cleanup was a success, with several bags of trash and and miscellaneous items being picked up.
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Donna Cherry performing in JC Saturday

September 29
Actor, comic, voiceover artist, singer, impressionist and former Miss California Donna Cherry will present "Donna Cherry: Trophy Girls" at the C.L. Hoover Opera House at 7:30 p.
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Time to jam

September 26
It’s Jammin’ in JC time in Junction City, as the annual blues and barbecue festival kicked off Friday evening. Today’s events include several blues performers, as well as a barbecue
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97th Military Police Battalion welcomes new commanding officer

October 01
FORT RILEY, Kan. — Fort Riley’s 97th Military Police Battalion will welcome a new commanding officer at a change of command ceremony scheduled for 10 a....Full Story»
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Fort Riley soldier arrested

October 01
A Fort Riley soldier has been charged with first degree murder and child abuse. Alexander McConnell, 22, of Manhattan was arrested by Riley County Police at approximately 3:50 p....Full Story»
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USD 475 to hold energy specialist informational meeting

September 30
Unified School District 475 will be holding an informational meeting about energy specialists at 4 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Devin Center. This meeting will detail the district's energy specialist position. ...Full Story»
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GCH Hospice to host memory walk

September 30
The Hospice at Geary Community Hospital will host the second annual Memory Walk from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 4 at Heritage Park in Junction City. There will be free food, face painting, entertainment and door prizes....Full Story»
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Cleaning up Milford

September 29
The annual Milford Lake Cleanup Event took place Sept. 27. With the support of sponsors and volunteers, the cleanup was a success, with several bags of trash and and miscellaneous items being picked up....Full Story»

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On a quest to make history, Blue Jays defeat Hays 2-0

October 01
Seven. No Junction City boy’s soccer team has ever had seven wins. With a 2-0 win against Hays Tuesday night at Al Simpler Stadium — their fifth victory of the year — the 2014 edition
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Royals beat As 9-8 in 12 in AL wild-card thriller

October 01
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren’t going down without a fight. Salvador Perez singled down the left-field line with two outs
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Blue Jays fall 8-0 to Washburn Rural, face Hays tonight

September 30
Amnesia. It’s an important thing to have in sports, especially when you lose 8-0 like the Junction City soccer team did to Washburn Rural on Monday night.
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