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Cloud County Community College will be offering adult education and GED classes in March in Concordia, Junction City and Clay Center.

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TOPEKA – Eight new cases of the United Kingdom, or UK, variant known as B.1.1.7, have been identified in Sedgwick County. These cases were identified in individuals all living in the same household and do not appear to be connected to earlier cases in Kansas. A case investigation is being co…

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According to City Manager Allen Dinkel, Junction City has received a grant totaling $737,653 from the Kansas Department of Transportation. These funds will go toward the city’s Blue Jay Trail Connector project. The trail connector is a project partly associated with the new Junction City Hig…

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Simply saying that February was cold doesn’t quite cover it. We set nine low temperature records, tied another one and also set one record high. All in the space of about two weeks. But as brutal as the temperature was, for both humans and animals, it was not the coldest February on record, …

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The sports complex project — which the community has been discussing on and off for many years — proposes to construct an all-purpose recreational facility for public use. The complex could draw tournaments and similar sporting events here.

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TOPEKA – The state of Kansas announces the launch of a new art contest geared towards Kansas youth. The Youth Suicide Prevention Art Contest is for artists, musicians, painters, writers, sculptors, poets, singers and photographers in grades 6 to 12. The contest, hosted by Kansas Partners in …

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Feb. 22, President Joe Biden announced the following changes to Small Business Administration coronavirus relief programs to ensure equity:

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Unified School District 475 voted in favor of the refinancing and selling of some of the bonds that helped pay for the construction of the new Junction City High School.

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TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) reminds Kansans that March and April are a time when large areas of the state’s Flint Hills rangeland are burned. These burns help preserve the tallgrass prairie, control invasive species such as Eastern Red Cedar and Sumac and …

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TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has amended its travel quarantine list to include several countries – Mayotte, Czechia, San Marino, Montenegro and Seychelles. The last changes to the travel quarantine list occurred Nov. 17. Kansas has continued to review state…

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The U.S. Army announced today that Fort Riley will deploy an additional task force as part of the Department of Defense’s support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Approximately 120 Soldiers from the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, will deploy to Miami, Flor…

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COVID-19 brought its share of challenges to higher education. Cloud County Community College answered those challenges with an investment in technology in classrooms to provide a higher quality learning experience for students.

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Starting Tuesday, Feb. 23 the Junction City Fire Department responded to 5 calls for service and had 1 transport.

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Geary County Sheriff’s Office responded to or self-initiated a total of 61 incidents, resulting in 6 cases, 2 citations and 1 arrest in the 24-hour period ending at 7 a.m. Tuesday.

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An uptick in gunnery training at Fort Riley will continue into and through the spring as both the 1st and 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Teams take to the field to hone their live-fire skills. This has led to an increase in noticeable noise levels in the surrounding communities.

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Natural gas bills are expected to rise significantly across the state, including in Geary County, after bitter cold temperatures struck the Midwest last week. Bills could possibly go up by 10 to 20 percent, according to Junction City Manager Allen Dinkel.

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