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Geary County Sheriff Daniel E. Jackson Jr. held a public meeting Monday night at the Geary County Senior Center to discuss future plans for the department. 

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Billy Sims Barbecue opened in Junction City Wednesday. The chain that has stores in Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Colorado and Michigan saw an impressive turnout for their debut, with the line wrapped around the inside of the building.

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Geary Community Hospital held its first farmer's market of the new season Thursday in the hospital's front parking lot. Visitors browsed plenty of fresh, locally-produced fruits, vegetables, eggs, cheese, jams, jellies, meats, honeys and baked goods. The farmer's market will run through Sept…

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The C.L. Hoover Opera House's bell rang 13 times to honor 13 Medal of Honor recipients — including Junction City's Walter D. Ehlers — Thursday. His family was present during the ringing. Pictured sitting are his sister Marjorie Gustin and his nephew Steve Gustin. Steve’s wife, Patty Gustin, …

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The Dorothy Bramlage Public Library recently bid farewell to Christa Beemer, who was the head of the library’s Young People’s Department. Beemer was looking to pursue a different career, and while she will be missed, the library is excited to introduce Kelly Liptak as the new head of the dep…

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Unified School District 475's summer lunch program began Monday. The program assists children who are in need of healthy meals during the summer months. Volunteer Phyllis Sanders is shown serving lunch at Junction City's Dorothy Bramlage Public Library. Lunches will be served at Franklin, Wa…

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An Awareness for a Safe Community event was held at Junction City's Heritage Park last weekend. Mary Snipes organized the event to raise awareness about the challenges those who have lost loved ones face. Supporters wore orange to honor Snipes' son — Felix Snipes, who died after a shooting a…

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Geary County K-State Research and Extension hosted a training session for food judging for those planning to serve as judges in the county or state fair this year. Staff taught attendees about food safety, and how to handle different situations while judging. The training was held Thursday a…

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Those who have no affiliation with the military can often be confused about the meaning of Memorial Day. The purpose of Memorial Day is not to thank a veteran or active duty service member for their service, but to grieve the lives of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in defending the fr…

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