Vietnam veteran Ted Bear had no idea, when he walked into Godfrey’s Indoor Ranges and Tactical Supply late Tuesday morning that he was about to receive a Quilt of Valor.
When Mike Gross, Career and Technical Education Coordinator at Junction City High School, started teaching in 1984, vocational education had a stigma attached to it. If a student wasn’t good enough for college, they went to vocational school.
Geary County school board members approved the purchase of 780 iPads at a cost not to exceed $302,094 during Thursday’s special board meeting.
The team's summer’s season was can canceled due to COVID-19, but the Junction City Brigade is already gearing up for next year.
The Geary County Commission voted in favor Monday afternoon of extending a health order that’s currently in place for 30 days starting Sept. 18.
Saturday evening from 7:30 until 9:30 p.m. outside the Junction City Little Theater at 135 W Seventh St., the still of the evening will be broken by song.
Geary County USD 475 board members have several items to consider during a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Mary E. Devin Center for Education Support, 123 N. Eisenhower Dr.
COVID-19 has risen by three in Geary County, but known active cases have decreased by 18 as sick people have recovered from the virus.
COVID-19 has put a damper on United Way of Junction City/Geary County's campaign kickoff this year, but the virus has not prevented the campaign from taking place.
Beginning Sept. 14, Fort Riley will introduce a new access control system called Automated Installation Entry (AIE). The initial ID card scan at access control points will register that card in the system to screen access to the post. This process could take slightly longer the first time an…
The pandemic and the closure of voting locations across the country has Americans eyeing mail-in voting as an option for casting their ballot. Every state has different laws and some parts of the process can, at least in Kansas, vary from county to county.
After doctors diagnosed Kalecia Simmons' 7-year-old daughter Riley with cancer July 26, Simmons' family put all their plans on hold.
Pawnee Mental Health Services has received a grant of $2,500 from United Way of Junction City-Geary County to benefit the Youth Rehabilitation Services (YRS) Program in Junction City.
Geary County Commission Chairperson Keith Ascher called a reporter from the Junction City Union in August to express his opinion on a recent Union article concerning the Geary County Convention and Visitors Bureau. The call took place the evening of Aug. 24 after the reporter interviewed Asc…
The Geary County Health Department Tuesday afternoon identified a new COVID-19 hotspot associated with Iglesia Casa De Restauracion, a Junction City church located on Grant Avenue.
A deputy with the Geary County Sheriff’s Office and the Junction City Police Department were involved in an officer-involved shooting early Wednesday morning outside a residence at 425 W. Second St. in Junction City.
The USDA has approved a program to provide school meals to all students across the country for free. Unified School District 475 submitted an application for this program earlier this week, and the application has already been approved.
Labor Day’s history in Junction City is somewhat sparse, judging by articles printed in the Junction City Union after it became a federal holiday in 1894.
Fort Riley's 97th Military Police Battalion welcomed a new commanding officer during a change of command ceremony Thursday at Cavalry Parade Field.
While the Junction City/Geary County Animal Shelter couldn’t hold its usual open house for Clear the Shelter this year, the event did go on, to great success with more than 50 pets adopted into their new homes. As of Sept. 1, 32 cats and 16 dogs had been taken into their forever homes, with …
All Geary County offices will be closed Monday due to the Labor Day holiday. This includes the transfer station. The county will return to its regular hours Tuesday.
Geary County commissioners held a special meeting Tuesday to discuss Public Health Order 20200902 from the Geary County Health Department due to go in affect Friday Sept. 4 at 12:01 a.m.
The Junction City Commission learned its sales tax numbers are up to a record-breaking degree due to people choosing to shop local and even from those shopping online.
The Flint Hills Regional Council still has money available to Junction City/Geary County from a 2018 grant it received for brownfield assessment.
When Dennis “Scotty” Wetklow started his career as a volunteer firefighter in Grandview Plaza 33 years ago, it was because he needed a job with benefits and the possibility of retirement.
Construction on the new Junction City High School continues to progress and Tuesday afternoon, JCHS educators had a chance to take a sneak peak inside the new facility as it is being built.
Earlier this week, an employee of Konza Prairie Community Health Center was confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19. The employee was displaying symptoms of the illness and was tested before subsequently receiving the positive result.
Sunday afternoon, cars were lined up down the street at the 12th Street Community Center.
Firefighters with the Geary County Rural Fire Department fought a field fire Saturday that burned about 80 bales of hay but injured no one.
Geary County Commissioners held their weekly meeting Monday and heard from property owners, department directors and business owners. They also voted on the adoption of the 2021 Budgets for Geary County, Fire District #1, the Library, Water District #2 and Sewer District #4.
At the Geary County Commission meeting Monday, commissioners Keith Ascher and Brad Scholz signed a resolution establishing the Geary County Convention and Visitor’s Committee. Commissioner Charles Stimatze abstained from all discussion due to conflict of interest.
At the City Commission meeting Aug. 18, members heard requests for purchases and approval to move forward with applying for grants as well as public comment about the lack of movement on code violation resolution for a residence.
The Geary County Food Pantry is gearing up for its second annual fundraiser breakfast at 7 a.m. the morning of Aug. 29 at the American Legion. The meal takes place in conjunction with the Sons of the American Legion, who will cook the food, and Modern Woodmen of America.
Clarification: Casto, of Milford, worked for the Manhattan Post Office on a rural route. Originally, the story said Casto was employed by the Milford Post Office.