According to Interim CEO of Geary Community Hospital Don Smithburg, the hospital continues to prepare for the possibility of a coming outbreak of the deadly novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.
Due to the recent closure of schools and social distancing recommendations due to the novel coronavirus disease, parents and children are looking for things to do to pass this time of uncertainty.
“We recognize right now, certainly the senior leadership of Fort Riley and our Army, that we’re in the midst of an unprecedented, dynamic and increasingly stressful, global pandemic,” said Col. Kevin Lambert, 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley chief of staff during a virtual town hall meet…
Members of Quittin’ Time serenaded residents at a local assisted living facility in the hopes of brighting residents’ day. According to member Bob Cervera, the hope is to hold more of these events when the weather is warm enough.
A mandate was recently released by the City of Junction City instructing everyone to cease the use of playground in all city parks due to COVID-19.
Despite COVID-19 fears, Kansas’ WIC (Women, Infants, Children) program will continue operating, though it will be available without the physical presence of applicants. WIC, which serves low-income infants, pregnant women and children up to age 5, is a nutrition program provided by the USDA.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is recommending continuity of operations for licensed child care facilities at this time (centers, preschools, day care homes and school age programs). Child care facilities may accept new enrollees in accordance with the terms of their …
The Geary County Treasurer’s will be implementing the following procedures in order to minimize the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on our community and our staff. Beginning last week, people may have noticed there was limited access to the Geary County Treasurer’s office.
As of today, Geary Community Hospital has implemented special visitor restrictions aimed at preventing the further spread of COVID-19, otherwise known as novel coronavirus.
In the wake of tragedy often come predators who want to take advantage of that tragedy. Fraudsters and scam artists follow problems such as novel coronavirus like vultures. Recently, according to the Geary County Sheriff’s Office, such a scam has cropped up here.
The novel coronavirus disease 2019, COVID-19, has impacted the businesses of Junction City and Geary County, but it is too soon to know how deep or how long-lasting the effects will linger.
Seemingly overnight, toilet paper went from a basic bathroom essential to a hot commodity. The shelves in local shops — and across the nation — went empty of toilet paper after more COVID-19 cases were revealed, including one in Kansas. When TP turned scarce, people all over started looking …
TOPEKA - By statute, the Kansas Department of Revenue's Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control is granted discretionary powers in the interest of public health and welfare. Today, Debbi Beavers, Director of the Kansas Alcoholic Beverage Control, sent guidance notices to alcoholic beverage di…
The American Red Cross held a blood drive inside the municipal building Thursday and Friday with hopes of combating the extreme shortage of whole blood in the nation.
At this time, according to the Geary County Sheriff’s Office, there are no inmates at the Geary County Jail who are being quarantined or having been diagnosed with COVID-19.
For the health of both patrons and employees, the Dorothy Bramlage Public Library is closed. Plans at this time are to open back up to the public April 5 and provide at least limited service, depending on conditions. All library programs scheduled during the closure are cancelled. Decisions …
According to City Manager Allen Dinkel, the City of Junction City will abide by the orders of Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly concerning utility and internet disconnects.
The Junction City Fire Department (JCFD) is working to manage the current situation and how we respond to the community while being ready to mitigate the COVID-19 Virus issues the world is dealing with.
Concerns of COVID-19 have gripped the state after the announcement March 6 of a case in Kansas. Schools, businesses, and government organizations have shuttered their doors to the public.
The Geary County Board of Education will hold an emergency meeting on Friday as well as it’s regularly scheduled meeting March 23. Both meetings take place at 5:30 p.m. in the board room at the Mary E. Devin Center.
Normally happy hallways throughout the Unified School District 475 school system were filled with uncertainty and despair as students, K-12, gathered their personal items, books and laptops after Kansas Governor Laura Kelly ordered the suspension of face-to-face contact in Kansas Schools Wed…
As of 5 p.m. March 18, 2020 the Junction City 12th Street Community Center and Spin City Roller Rink will be closed until April 1. This action is being taken in accordance to the CDC and Geary County Health Department recommendations. All activities, reservations and programs have been cancelled.
Gov. Laura Kelly has just ordered all K-12 schools across Kansas closed for the remainder of the school year. More updates will be released in Thursday's edition of the Junction City Union.
Cloud County Community College, working to assist local agencies in mitigating the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), continues to monitor the latest information in an effort to support the well-being of students, employees and the community. Effective Monday, March 23, Cloud County Community…
This announcement was sent out earlier this week by Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce Chair Jeff Underhill and Chamber President Mickey Fornaro-Dean.
Governor Kelly announced Executive Order #20-04 and Executive Order #20-05 to keep Kansans safe and healthy, ensuring all families are protected during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Sheriff's Office has implemented a few new operating procedures in response to COVID-19. The Sheriff's Office, in addition to no longer providing finger printing services, will no longer provide VIN inspections at the Treasurer's Office for vehicle registration purposes until further not…
The Geary County Health Department has declared, as per orders from the state, that area schools will remain closed through March 27 due to concerns over the rapid spread of coronavirus.
The Geary County Commission’s regular Monday meeting was shot through with concerns about COVID-19, otherwise known as coronavirus.
The Geary County Historical Society will be closed to the public March 14-21, in accordance with USD 475’s closure and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Geary County Emergency Management Office in conjunction with the Geary County Health Department held three information sessions Monday afternoon to update residents on the latest COVID-19 information and best practices for prevention or limitation of the pandemic.
Geary County Emergency Management along with the Geary County Health Department will be hosting three meetings on Monday to bring the business community information and recommendations concerning the Coronavirus and what steps the local authorities are taking. There will be time for those in…
In response to fears about novel coronavirus, United Way of Junction City/Geary County is working to put together about $5,000 in emergency meal kits.
Friday, the Unified School District 475 extended spring break by one week in light of coronavirus and in order to keep students safe. At a special meeting Friday, USD 475 Board of Education voted unanimously in favor of paying the wages of all employees and not charging leave next week while…
After the welcome home party held by the Military Affairs Council in 2019 for returning soldiers, MAC Director Craig Bender wanted to hold something similar for military spouses.