At the weekly County Commissioners meeting, members discussed building security, listened to public comments and sign a new land plat.
In two and a half years, the Geary County Conventions and Visitors Bureau has spent roughly $20,000 at restaurants and grocery stores on food for assorted meetings, gatherings, and business trips.
After the unofficial results of Tuesday's Primary Election were published, Brad Scholz emerged as the winner of the District 1 County Commissioner seat he has been occupying since December of 2019. Scholz came away with 430 votes over Todd Godfrey's 353 and Mike Rhodes' 302.
Junction City residents turned out in droves as the Junction City Police Department hosted the 10th annual Law Enforcement Summer Block Party in Heritage Park Friday.
More than 200 people attended the Aug. 6 Grub and Grooves event hosted by the Military Affairs Council. The event had 3 food trucks, Pineapple Whip, and a live band for attendees to listen to.
At the Aug. 4 meeting of the Junction City Commission, members held a public hearing for the 2020-21 budget. There were no public comments, so the public hearing was closed. After a brief discussion, the commissioners voted to approve the budget.
The primary election was Tuesday so now that all votes have been cast and most have been counted — except for mail-in votes still in transit and provisional ballots, local election officials are preparing for the next steps in the process.
The Riley County Police Department has confirmed that an adult female body found at Konza Prairie Nature Trail is 38 year-old Nicole Grothe of Manhattan. Grothe was a U.S. Army warrant officer and had been assigned to Fort Riley since March 2020.
Over two days of meetings, representatives from the Junction City Education Association and Geary County Unified School District 475, discussed changes to the 2020-21 school calendar. The changes are needed, said Dr. Reginald Eggleston, district superintendent, to be sure all schools are rea…
At the Joint city/county/school district virtual meeting Monday, updates were given about COVID-19 numbers, SPARK funding and the school district’s reopening plan.
Geary County is reporting a COVID 19 related death. This involves a male in his 60’s. This is the second person who has died in Geary County related to COVID 19. The individual had been transported by ambulance to Geary Community Hospital on Sunday and passed away later that day.
The Geary County Free Fair took place July 19-23 at the Geary County 4-H Building with several modifications due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 numbers are up by nine in the county since Thursday afternoon, according to Geary County Emergency Management.
During the monthly Military Affairs Council Breakfast Thursday, Maj. Gen. John S. Kolasheski, 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley commanding general, said thank you to many of the people in the Geary County community that he has worked with over the last two years.
Governor Laura Kelly signed two executive orders concerning Kansas schools this week. One for the delaying the start of classes until after Labor Day, the other for staff and students wearing masks, using sanitizer and other safety procedures. The Kansas Department of Education voted Wednesd…
The 2020-21 school year is rapidly approaching and The United Way of Junction City-Geary County is working to ensure students with the Unified School District 475 Geary County Schools and Saint Francis Xavier School have all the supplies they need for a successful year.
The Geary County School District 475 and Junction City Education Association members continued their virtual meetings on the contract negotiations July 15 and 16.
In June, county commissioners hired the consulting firm Witt O’Brien’s to help with the disbursal of funds the county received through the Strengthening People and Revitalizing Kansas or SPARK program. The SPARK program is in conjunction with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security…
Geary County Unified School District 475 board and staff held a special meeting Monday to answered questions pertaining to the health and safety of children who will return to school during the middle of a pandemic.
Friday morning, a semi truck full of fresh fruits and vegetables pulled into the parking lot of Junction City High School. Members of the Blue Jays basketball team, conditioning team, and the weight team helped unload the produce from the truck. The fresh produce was then distributed to memb…
Volunteers with the Geary County Health Department and The Kansas Department of Health and Environment conducted free COVID-19 testing at the Green Park Apartments July 16.
At a Change of Ceremony July 16, soldiers and civilians of the 1st Infantry Division and U.S. Army Garrison Fort Riley welcomed Col. William B. McKannay as the new garrison commander replacing Col. Stephen Schrader.
A spokesperson for the Kansas Attorney General’s office has confirmed for the Junction City Union that it has received a complaint alleging that Geary County Commissioners had violated the Kansas Open Meeting Act.
Kris Kobach, U.S. Senate candidate on the Republican ticket, stopped for a chat with local residents Friday morning at Godfrey’s Indoor Ranges and Tactical Supply store.
At the Geary County Senior Citizens Center, members of the Geary County Republican party gathered Wednesday for a forum between candidates for District 1 County Commission seat. The candidates from the republican party are Mike Rhodes, Todd Godfrey and Brad Scholz, who was appointed to the p…
Fort Riley will bid farewell to U.S. Army Garrison commander Col. Stephen Shrader and welcome Col. Will McKannay as the new garrison commander at a change of command ceremony on July 16 at 10 a.m.
While COVID-19 was shutting down non-essential business, people were still purchasing vehicles and driving. But when government offices closed, they found difficulty getting vehicles registered, renewing registrations and getting driver’s licenses renewed.
When the COVID-19 pandemic began, the Episcopal Church of the Covenant, continued their Tuesday night dinners.
When Gov. Laura Kelly issued a statewide mask mandate, she included a provision to allow counties to opt out of the mandate. Some counties chose to opt out like Geary County did, others decided to follow the mandate; and some counties opted out but let cities within the county decide what th…