Junction City High School was the scene of protest Wednesday morning as students rallied behind one of their own.
Online learning takes dedication and commitment. In exemplifying those qualities Crystal Ritz, a recent Army retiree who now lives in Manhattan, earned the 2020 K-State Global Campus Extraordinary Student award and the 2020 Outstanding Professional Online Student Award.
Volunteer Dawne Hargrove, left, and Dennis Dennings with the Open Door fills to-go cups with chicken soup and chili during the annual chili cook-off fundraiser Saturday. Mickie Davies, Open Door director said the even raised just over $500, which will benefit the Open Door homeless shelter, …
Geary Community Hospital’s surgical center has officially been renamed for Dr. Charles Bollman, a longtime and beloved surgeon who served GCH for 43 years.
Volunteers fanned out across Junction City Saturday morning to clean up yards of elderly and disabled residents during the annual United Way Day of Caring.
Advanced, in-person voting started Thursday. People will be able to cast their ballots in person prior to the Nov. 3 general election at the Geary County Clerk’s office at 200 E. Eighth St. in Junction City right up until Nov. 2.
LaFarris Risby set out to write her memoir as means to share, encourage and inspire others and for herself. As she penned the words of her life it helped her heal from long-held emotional wounds, some that didn’t realize were still open until the memories came flooding back.
As of 10 a.m. Oct. 15, SPARK grant applications will be available to local small businesses via the Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce.
The Greater Geary Community Foundation had a record-setting Match Day Tuesday when donations totaling about $236,101.80 from roughly 848 separate gifts rolled in for local nonprofits.
Geary County business owners who have 50 employees or fewer and have made COVID-19 related purchases can potentially receive reimbursement for up to $3,000.
The Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce (JCACC), the Geary County Republican Party, and the Geary County Democratic Party are working jointly to host a non-partisan candidate forum on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. at the C.L. Hoover Opera House.
The Junction City Downtown Revitalization Initiative appointed its first board members and officially became an organization under the Geary County Community Foundation when they met earlier this month.
When Dr. Marc Felts walks out of Geary Community Hospital on Oct. 31, he will shut the door on a 35-year chapter of his life. He will retire from the same place he started his medical career in 1985, about 175 miles from the small town of Phillipsburg where he grew up.
Maj. Gen. Neal Creighton served as Fort Riley’s Commanding General from 1982 to 1984 and during that time he formed indelible bonds in the community.
Geary County Health Department is reporting a COVID 19 related death. This involves a 81 year old male. This is the fourth person who has died in Geary County related to COVID 19.
COVID-19 has altered the way students are learning this year but it has not dampened Blue Jay spirit, which has been on full display this week at Junction City High School.
The 2020 JCHS Fall Homecoming Court was announced this week as students participated in different outfit themed days. The candidates include: Backrow: seniors Megan Hunt, Andrew Khoury, Taylor Strickland, Donovan Bryant, Ashlynn Shea and Marcello Bussey. Third row: juniors Jayda Harris, Dama…
From the early planning stages through nearly every part of is progression Kansas State University graduates are contributing to the new Junction City High School.
Next Tuesday, Oct. 13, people will have a chance to contribute to several of local nonprofits and have their contribution matched by 50 percent when the Greater Geary Community Foundation holds its annual Match Day.
The United Way of Junction City-Geary County will host their annual Day of Caring event Oct. 17 around the community. The day is a way to assist the elderly and disabled members of the community with basic yard maintenance that may have stacked up over the summer and “stuff that one would ge…
School board members will discuss hiring a speech language pathologist and classroom aide during its regular board of education meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Mary Devin Center. USD 475 staff request the positions because of the additional workload remote learning has added.
On a stage at Junction City Middle School in 2006, a sixth-grade student played her violin in front of a live audience — it was her first introduction to orchestra. Now, 14 years later Daijana Wallace is sharing her music to a much broader audience.
The Geary Community Schools Foundation established a new, forgivable loan program designed to address the ethnic disparity gap which presently exists between teachers and students in USD 475. The program, “Supporting A Diverse Staff: Loans for Aspiring Educators”, offers financial assistance…
Several parts of the economy took a hit this year because of COVID-19 — retail tax collection in Geary County was not one of them. Retail tax collection for the county was $225,630 for August, up from $179,439 in Aug. 2019.
More than 2,000 pounds of apples were washed, peeled, cut and seasoned before being placed into pie plates the last few days on Fort Riley as members of the Historical and Archeological Society of Fort Riley assembled more than 500 apple pies following the 100-plus year old recipe of Libbie …
An arrest in Dickinson County may be related to several Junction City area burglaries, according to the Abilene Police Department.
TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued a boil water advisory for the City of Wakefield, located in Clay County. This advisory is not related to Covid-19.
On September 26th, 2020 at approximately 2214 hours the Junction City Police Department was dispatched to a residence in the 500 block of W. 7th St. in reference to a check welfare. Upon arrival Officers located Ms. Carolina Almendarez Marquez deceased in the residence. Ms. Almendarez Marque…
The Geary Community Schools Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of their annual USD 475 Teacher Scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year. Each of the following USD 475 teachers were awarded an $800 scholarship to continue their education:
TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in conjunction with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT), has revised its list of public health advisories for Kansas lakes due to blue-green algae.
Trooper Access Control Point will reopen Sept. 28 at 5 a.m., following the completion of a construction project. The Trooper gate will then be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Beginning Monday, Grant ACP will return to its previous hours of 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, closed …
Junction City can add All Treats Day to the list of COVID-19-related cancelations. However, community members are putting together an alternative.
Junction City High School graduate Kellen Whaley has been baking since college.