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When Mike Gross, Career and Technical Education Coordinator at Junction City High School, started teaching in 1984, vocational education had a stigma attached to it. If a student wasn’t good enough for college, they went to vocational school.

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Beginning Sept. 14, Fort Riley will introduce a new access control system called Automated Installation Entry (AIE). The initial ID card scan at access control points will register that card in the system to screen access to the post. This process could take slightly longer the first time an…

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The pandemic and the closure of voting locations across the country has Americans eyeing mail-in voting as an option for casting their ballot. Every state has different laws and some parts of the process can, at least in Kansas, vary from county to county.

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Geary County Commission Chairperson Keith Ascher called a reporter from the Junction City Union in August to express his opinion on a recent Union article concerning the Geary County Convention and Visitors Bureau. The call took place the evening of Aug. 24 after the reporter interviewed Asc…

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While the Junction City/Geary County Animal Shelter couldn’t hold its usual open house for Clear the Shelter this year, the event did go on, to great success with more than 50 pets adopted into their new homes. As of Sept. 1, 32 cats and 16 dogs had been taken into their forever homes, with …

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The Junction City Commission learned its sales tax numbers are up to a record-breaking degree due to people choosing to shop local and even from those shopping online.

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Earlier this week, an employee of Konza Prairie Community Health Center was confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19. The employee was displaying symptoms of the illness and was tested before subsequently receiving the positive result.

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Geary County Commissioners held their weekly meeting Monday and heard from property owners, department directors and business owners. They also voted on the adoption of the 2021 Budgets for Geary County, Fire District #1, the Library, Water District #2 and Sewer District #4.

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At the Geary County Commission meeting Monday, commissioners Keith Ascher and Brad Scholz signed a resolution establishing the Geary County Convention and Visitor’s Committee. Commissioner Charles Stimatze abstained from all discussion due to conflict of interest.

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At the City Commission meeting Aug. 18, members heard requests for purchases and approval to move forward with applying for grants as well as public comment about the lack of movement on code violation resolution for a residence.

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The Geary County Food Pantry is gearing up for its second annual fundraiser breakfast at 7 a.m. the morning of Aug. 29 at the American Legion. The meal takes place in conjunction with the Sons of the American Legion, who will cook the food, and Modern Woodmen of America.

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