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Members of the Junction City Fire Department work a fire in the 20-30 block of Riley Manor Sunday.

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The weather outside is growing colder. That means a lot of things, not least of which are sweaters, fires in the fireplace, and cranking up the heater.

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Throughout this school year, USD 475 has worked very closely with the Geary County Health Department to ensure that the spread of COVID-19 is minimized in our schools, through the safety precautions that have been implemented. Those efforts have allowed the district to keep schools open for …

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The Sheriff's Office front lobby was originally scheduled to be closed November 26th and 27th in observance of Thanksgiving. Due to a COVID-19 issue at the Geary County Sheriff's Office the front lobby will be closing early today and will not be opening again until November 30th, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.

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Manhattan Arts Center opened its annual Wrap It Up exhibit and fundraiser with several modifications due to COVID-19. However, one thing that hasn’t changed is the display and sale of work by Milford artist Ortrud Hauptli.

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Junction City High School Sophomore Patience Okemba has come forward about what happened Oct. 20, during an incident where she was questioned by a JCHS hall monitor and JCHS Principal Melissa Sharp about her hijab, saying her only desire is to practice her religion in peace. The incident wou…

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A grand total of $366,446 will go back into the community following the Greater Geary Community Foundation's Match Day. Match Day, which took place in October, brought in a record number of donations to participating local nonprofits. Donations were matched up to $7,000 by the community foun…

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Following an environmental assessment, which was conducted as part of the development of a master plan and subsequently identified 1,200 obstructions at the Junction City airport, the Federal Aviation Administration has required the city to hire an airport consultant.

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A three-round volley by members of the 1st Infantry Division honor guard broke the silence within the Fort Riley Main Post Cemetery Thursday morning during a ceremony honoring and remembering the 62 German and 11 Italian prisoners of war buried there.

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A total of 27 people have been declared recovered and 15 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in Geary County since Thursday, according to the Geary County Health Department

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Geary County agencies have had no trouble spending the $6.3 million it received from the state for COVID-19 expenditure relief. From a $2.6 million radio upgrade for first responders to $3.98 to help protect an employee from the virus the dollars have helped numerous agencies stay on top of …

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The Cloud County Community College Board of Trustees extended an offer to Amber Knoettgen to become the institution’s ninth president. The board voted to hire Knoettgen, who has been serving as the college’s interim president since May at Tuesday night’s meeting. She will begin serving in th…

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Soldiers from B Troop, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division made quick work Tuesday of hanging Christmas lights and garland on light poles in downtown Junction City.

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St. Xavier’s annual live auction in the spring is always a large fundraiser that supports the operating costs of our school. However, we were unable to have an in-person auction in the spring of 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions.

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Shop Small Saturday is coming up Nov. 28 and while it may not be an option for some people to be out and about that weekend, people shouldn’t feel discouraged from taking the opportunity to shop local, even if they have to do it over the internet.

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As the new Junction City High School moves closer to completion and a ribbon-cutting date is set, school district officials are making plans for the 30-acre lot of the existing one on Eisenhower Drive. Both schools were subjects of discussion at Monday’s USD 4575 board meeting.

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More than 30 business owners picked up applications for reimbursement of hard costs related to COVID-19 from the Economic Development Commission. Applicants have returned 13; of those, 11 received approval for funding, EDC Director Mickey Fornaro-Dean told board members Thursday.

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For decades child development professionals suggested parents limit their children’s screen time. Now, as COVID-19 shrouds the world, sitting in front of a computer screen is a requirement for millions of children across the country.

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A food truck from Ottaway Amusements sits in the parking lot outside CVS Pharmacy Sunday night. The food truck has been selling funnel cakes and other carnival foods in this spot since last week as a sort of concession after COVID-19 caused the cancelation of Sundown Salute this year. The st…

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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

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Pfizer and BioNTech announced Monday they have developed a COVID-19 vaccine, which may be more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19. They, and other researchers around the world, are scrambling to get something released that will slow or stop a virus that has claimed nearly 240,000 Amer…

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Merrier Jackson has spent more than 25 years making a difference in the education of young people. She was raised in Compton, California, and she only recently came to Junction City to take on a new challenge in her career.

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