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When the Department of Defense deployed medical teams to cities across the country at the request of local civilian leadership, they also needed life support sustainment and contracting capability for those teams. Enter the Forward Assessment Sustainment Teams (FAST). Beginning in early Apri…

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A Quilt of Valor was awarded to Edwin Bowers at Spruce Suites in Junction City May 9. Bowers served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1974 including the Vietnam War. His quilt was made by Glen Nora Jung and quilted by Lori Bond.

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Work to clean up and repair damage and from last year’s flooding around Milford Lake continues but some areas will reopen to the public on June 2.

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Soldiers from the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, showed appreciation for Geary, Shawnee and Riley County healthcare workers with a flyover May 27. Three U.S. Army HH-60M Medical Evacuation Black Hawk helicopters or medevacs, flew a route from Fort Riley’s Irwin Army Comm…

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“It’s important for our nation, for each citizen, to pause today, and really every other day to make certain we pay our respects to those who gave that last full measure,” said Kansas Senator Jerry Moran during his keynote speech at Fort Riley’s Memorial Day ceremony. “What a tremendous sacr…

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The sounds of Army issued M4 assault rifles filled the air Thursday on Fort Riley as soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division Artillery worked on a fundamental soldiering skill — qualifying their individually assigned weapon.

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Traffic on W. Ash & Spring Valley Rd. will be inconvenienced due to road improvements as the contractor will be widening the roadway and motorist will need to follow the posted work zone signage and detours along with paying attention to the construction traffic.

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Fort Riley has reopened Estes access control point to inbound and outbound traffic, from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Estes gate will remain closed on weekends and federal holidays.

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The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley will conduct the annual Memorial Day observance on Monday, May 25. Due to COVID-19 guidelines the ceremony will not be open to the public, but will be shared live on www.facebook.com/FortRiley, beginning at 11:50 a.m. United States Senator Jerry Moran…

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William H. Slaughter was born May 24, 1920 in Luka, Mississippi in Tishomingo County to James Lee and Litha J. Slaughter. He is one of five Children and the only living sibling. His formal schooling was only to the fifth grade because like many children during the 1930’s, he needed to work, …

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After a short stretch of time without any further cases of COVID-19 showing up in the community, Geary County has had another positive test for the disease.

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At the May 18 Geary County Unified School District 475 virtual special Board of Education meeting, discussed multiple topics including the review of the Heavily Impact Aid requirements and updates to the Administrative handbook including to the early retirement option.

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People practice social distancing while waiting to access a store closing sale at Gordmans on Chestnut Street. Owner of Gordmans and several other chains like it, Stage Stores, has filed for bankruptcy according to Tribune News Service.

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Interim Cloud County Community College President Amber Knoettgen and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Success Pedro Leite released a plan Thursday outlining the college’s plan for the future.

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Geary County Schools has looked for ways to support the surrounding community with the resources it has available, while our facilities are closed. The district works to support the surrounding community during difficult and uncertain times.

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When employees at meat processing plants across the county tested positive for COVID-19 production lines came to a halt and the industry stalled. The fear of potential shortages sent people looking for alternate sources for meat, resulting in a backlog at area lockers.

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The number of people confirmed positive for COVID-19 are expected to rise in Geary County as more testing is done. With limited test kits available, health officials have been conservative with using them.

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Earlier this year, The Junction City Union requested public information about the salaries of USD 475, city, and county workers. This is the final installment of USD 475 salaries.

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The Junction City Police Department is currently seeking information on two individuals concerning a shooting that took place early the morning of May 7 and left two males — 21-year-old Dillon Spencer and 19-year-old Aaron Villarreal — dead.

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Colorful signage reading “heroes work here” sits on the lawn at Geary Community Hospital at the foot of a large sign directing hospital traffic.

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