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Like anything, supply and demand are things that drive the way we do things today, technology, goods and services, education have to continue to progress and change to keep up the way people live and work. The way we communicate, how we get the things we need, and how we provide services to …

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I quietly lurk on a garlic growers Facebook page. Nearly daily there are questions about soil fertility and fertilizers. Many of the answers that are given to “help” people with their issues range from just flat out wrong to possibly making problems worse. I occasionally wade in with a detai…

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I don’t like mosquitoes any more than anybody else, but I have nevertheless joined the ranks of insect-appreciators.

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The Geary County Historical Society has selected Thomas Kroemer to lead the organization as their new Executive Director. Thomas is currently living in Delafield, Wisconsin and will move to Junction City in early to mid-July.

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As The Beach Boys mark more than a half century of making music, they will make a splash this summer when they perform in Marshall County, Kansas. The Beach Boys have become synonymous with the California lifestyle and have become an American icon to fans around the world.

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Recently, the Kansas State Librarian Eric Norris announced the 16th annual selection of Kansas Notable Books celebrating Kansas people, places, and events. This information was shared in their official press release and that press release is worth repeating here as the Dorothy Bramlage Publi…

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The first time I made my own alfredo sauce, I was looking for something to do a demonstration of for a speech class. I knew how to cook and my mother had a vast collection of cookbooks in a cupboard in the dining room, so I decided cooking something would be the best route.

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Juneteenth is a holiday commemorating and celebrating the abolition of slavery in the United States. The Emancipation Proclamation had taken effect in northern states in 1863, but in the South, enslaved people were forced to wait or find another route to freedom until the Confederate States …

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Director of the local United Way Nichole Mader never meant to go into nonprofit work. The Wakefield native was studying for her bachelor’s degree in adolescent psychology at Kansas State University and she needed an internship with a nonprofit. It was required for her to graduate. United Way…

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There is a grassy weed that can occur in lawns and grassy areas anywhere that is becoming quite visible now. It is Little Barley and while little is part of it’s name it’s becoming a big problem, especially for pet owners. If left unmowed it may get twelve inches tall, but in most yards it’l…

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A high five to our Directors for updating our perforated window decals today! We love our perforated window decals as they allow you to see the printed graphic from the outside while still being able to see through the window from the inside and as a bonus they provide shade. The Quebe Siste…

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The first thing that I realized I had forgotten about the movie-going experience were the ads. Don’t get me wrong, I like a trailer or three as much as the next guy. In fact, considering it had more than year since my last regular movie going experience, I was looking forward to A FEW coming…

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Geary Community Hospital will observe National Men’s Health Week, June 14th to June 20th. Celebrated annually during the week ending on Father’s Day, National Men’s Health Week seeks to heighten the public’s awareness of men’s preventable health problems and encourage the early detection and…

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MANHATTAN — Each season of the year brings management considerations for the beef producer. For summer, two groups in the herd – first calf heifers and young calves – need special attention, according to experts at Kansas State University’s Beef Cattle Institute.

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Summer has barely started, but the Dorothy Bramlage Public Library’s Young People’s Department is already seeing more of an influx of patrons! So far we have had 216 children and teens sign up for our Summer Reading program, “Tails and Tales!” It is important for children and teens to contin…

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Even well managed, regularly burned pastures, will have woody brush invasion. Then take a pasture that maybe gets pushed just a little too hard and you’ll have a whole lot of brush and quite a few weeds. The first thing I always point out to pasture managers is that excessive brush and weeds…

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When Geary County was founded in 1855, it was known as Davis County, named after Jefferson Davis. Davis was then Secretary of War under President Franklin Pierce, who enforced the Fugitive Slave Act and helped Stephen Douglas draft the Kansas-Nebraska act. Davis himself enslaved more than 10…

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This is a simple recipe I inherited from my grandpa. Almost anyone can make this five ingredient pork chop recipe. It’s dirt cheap, too. The most expensive thing in it is the meat itself. It won’t be the prettiest meal you’ve ever eaten, but it is filling and children love it.

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TOPEKA – State Librarian Eric Norris announced the 16th annual selection of Kansas Notable Books celebrating Kansas people, places, and events. The fifteen books feature quality titles with wide public appeal, either written by a Kansan or a Kansas related topic and published in the previous…

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As we work out way through and into late summer, I will start to receive questions on plants that have annoyingly painful seeds with sharp points or spines on them. They will collectively be called sandburs both correctly and incorrectly. While both are painfully annoying the control of the …

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Catch a glimpse of history Saturday, June 5, at the Kansas Aviation Expo at Junction City’s Freeman Field, where antique, modern, and experimental aircraft will be on display all day starting at 7 a.m. Geary County Historical Society will serve lunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., including popcorn…

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Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in us the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit and we shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth. Amen.

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TOPEKA – The Kansas Partners in Empowering Youth for Suicide Prevention believes that every young person deserves to be safe from suicide and that the best way to reach youth in Kansas is to provide opportunities for them to reach out to their peers, thus the Youth Suicide Prevention Art Con…

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Though it was canceled last year due to COVID-19, the City of Junction City’s Juneteenth celebration will take place once again, on the second weekend in June as usual.

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Peonies are a long lived perennial flower with big showy blooms that usually occur in May. These popular flowers have been around since the 19th century and it seemed that every farmstead across the country had at least a few peony “bushes”. Many a country cemetery could be counted on to hav…

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On Saturday, June 5, the Kansas Aviation Expo will showcase multiple eras of aircraft, from the time of “barnstorming” to modern and experimental aircraft, at Junction City’s Freeman Field.

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School’s Out for Summer. Well, not yet exactly, but we all know that the school year will be ending soon and the kids will once again have a taste of freedom. Parents will also have a lighter load to carry during the summer months, which allows more time for family and fun and activities out…

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Katie Goerl, Executive Director of the Geary County Historical Society will be pursuing other opportunities effective July 30. Katie has been the Executive Director since 2016. The intent of the GCHS Board of Directors is to fill the position as soon as possible with a person who has at leas…

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Summer, Summer, Summertime! If you are my age, instead of reading that, you totally just used your DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince voice to sing that line! And as the Fresh Prince said, “Time to sit back and unwind”! It’s almost summer and the library is THE place to be. Let me tell you…

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