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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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At a work session Friday, county commissioners listened to requests from the treasurer and public works offices.

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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.

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Geary County’s COVID-19 count has leapt by 14 since Tuesday afternoon, according to Geary County Emergency Management.

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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.

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The Geary County School District 475 and Junction City Education Association members continued their virtual meetings on the contract negotiations July 15 and 16.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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