The sound of motorcycles roaring up the hill mingled with noise from Fort Riley, creating a sound like a continuous rumble of thunder, as a procession of veterans rode their bikes to the funeral of one of their own.
In 2020, about half of the Military Affairs Council’s monthly breakfasts will take place at Acorns Resort at 3710 Farnum Creek Rd. outside Milford.
The Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce has requested a combined total of $28,000 extra funding from Geary County for the Economic Development Commission and the Military Affairs Council.
The Junction City Commission proclaimed the week of Feb. 1 to Feb. 8 as National Gun Violence Survivors Week. Mayor Jeff Underhill signed the proclamation declaring the first week of February as a time for the people of Junction City to honor all victims and survivors of gun violence.
It has been more than three decades since Ruby Stevens, who founded Junction City’s Martin Luther King Day Celebration, decided it was high time her community had an event honoring the legacy of legendary Civil Rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Junction City man and Kansas State University Music professor Michael Brown had the privilege, as a young child, of hearing Martin Luther King Jr. speak at his grandmother’s church in Harlem.
OLATHE — Following a busy 2018 with several deployments and redeployments, Maj. Gen. John Kolasheski, commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley, said it will slow down this year.
With influenza on the rise, Geary Community Hospital is implementing visitor restrictions in order to prevent further spread of the disease.
The former Lt. Kirt D. Nichols of the Junction City Police Department will now go by Operations Captain, after his promotion late this week.
American Legion Post 45 in Junction City is asking the public to attend a funeral next week for Sgt. (Ret.) David Lofton, a Vietnam veteran who died earlier this month with no apparent surviving family.
Unified School District 475 had an extended discussion about the way district schools deal with chronic absenteeism and discipline problems and the need for a district-wide student code of conduct.
Unified School District 475’s Board of Education held its first meeting of 2020 Monday, when members welcomed two new members to their ranks. The board also elected its president and vice president for the year.
The soldiers of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, started loading their vehicles onto railcars this week in Camp Funston on Fort Riley.
The Geary County Commission welcomed new member Brad Scholz at its weekly meeting Monday, when he slipped into the seat once occupied by Ben Bennett.
The Junction City Commission has sworn in its three newly-elected members, Ronna Larson, Nate Butler, and Pat Landes. The three took their oath of office at a special meeting Monday night.
Monday, Geary Community Hospital’s Interim CEO Don Smithburg responded to the news that Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly and Republican Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning had reached a compromise on the subject of Medicaid expansion.
The Military Affairs Council met Thursday afternoon, during which time the subject of recent hostilities between the United States and Iran came up.
On Aug. 13, 2018 President Donald J. Trump signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act of 2019 (H.R. 5515). Within the act granted access to military installations and some of the facilities inside the U.S. to veterans who didn’t already have access — if they met certain criteria.
A short ceremony Friday packed the Geary County Commissioners room as friends and family of Brad Scholz joined county employees witnessed Scholz being sworn in as commissioner.
The Kansas Supreme Court has affirmed Christopher Lyman’s guilty verdict jury trial convictions for felony murder based on abuse of a child, abuse of a child by shaking, and aggravated battery, which was handed down from Geary County District Court
John Lamb joins the Junction City Police Department as its new Chief of Police after many years of experience with the sheriff’s department in Jacksonville, Florida.
Anyone with a yen for Italian food will have to slake their cravings elsewhere for the time being, as Bella’s Italian Restaurant closed its doors Jan. 6 and it will remain closed for the foreseeable future.
Late Tuesday afternoon, at approximately 4:35 p.m. CST, the Iranian government launched a dozen rockets into Iraq, striking near Al-Asad Airbase and the town of Erbil.
About 80 bales of hay went up in smoke after a fire Sunday, according to Geary County Rural Fire Chief Garry Berges, who addressed the county commission Monday afternoon.
Unified School District 475 Director of Student Services Deb Gustafson grew up in the county jail.
Saturday night at 7 p.m. at the C.L. Hoover Opera House, comedian Lucas Bohn will bring the funny when he performs his nationally-recognized act in Junction City.
Thursday night, after a moment of silence in honor of former Geary County Commissioner Ben Bennett who died Dec. 12, 2019, the Geary County Republican Party selected Brad Scholz to take Bennett’s place on the commission.
Mobile food pantry Wheels of HOPE held a special sorting Friday morning after Fort Riley Elementary School donated
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Former Herington police officer William Darling has identified himself as the man behind the fake expletive on a coffee receipts from McDonald's in Junction City.
Geary County’s CASA of the 8th Judicial District recently received a grant of $19,231 after Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced the Federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) Victim Assistance grant awards.
Andre Belibi Eloumou, a 33 year-old French native, was almost two months into his five month journey across the United States as he passed through Fort Riley and Junction City Tuesday.
Junction City recently made international news for all the wrong reasons when a Herington Police Department officer falsely accused employees at the Washington Street McDonalds of writing the words “f—ing pig” on his coffee cup Saturday.
Fontelle Jolly had nothing to say when he was sentenced to a total of 105 months in prison for the August 2018 shooting death of Felix Snipes and the wounding of Cartavius King. Jolly was convicted, after a plea bargain, of voluntary manslaughter — 71 months — and aggravated battery — 34 mon…
A Herington police officer has resigned after sparking an international media furor over a McDonalds coffee cup with the words “f—ing pig” written on it in black sharpie — words it would turn out he wrote himself.
Junction City’s First United Methodist Church was filled to capacity Friday as community members from town and Geary County said goodbye to friend, family man, commissioner and coach R. Ben Bennett.
The unexpected death of Geary County Commissioner Ben Bennett left a hole in many hearts in the local community and out of it, but it also left a hole in the Geary County Commission.