On Nov. 11 Junction City Fire Department in partnership with Fort Riley, Abilene and Geary County Fire Departments utilized a donated house on McFarland Road for training. The day ended with the burning of the home while crews controlled the perimeter to prevent the spread of the fire outsid…
Junction City Fire Department officials are aiming to secure approval to accept a land donation that will allow for the construction of a training facility.
Feedback gathered by the Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization shows that temporary improvements made at a busy Junction City intersection yielded positive results.
Some cleanup efforts are needed following measures Chapman officials took when the possibility of flooding transpired a few weeks ago.
Geary Community Hospital Administrator Dr. Joseph Stratton met with Geary County commissioners Monday to discuss matters at the hospital, where 22 workers were recently laid off.
Junction City commissioners gave their approval for the final plat of the Jay Corner addition — where the new Junction City High School will be built — to be developed during Tuesday night’s meeting.
Lt. Gov. Lynn Rogers spoke to local leaders Wednesday about the importance of expanding Medicaid in Kansas, especially in rural communities like Junction City.
Geary County commissioners granted approval for the Community Corrections office to acquire grant funding during Monday’s meeting.
Residents who habitually violate Junction City’s prohibited animal ordinance will see increased penalties beginning May 1.
The licensing process for general contractors in Junction City has not been followed by many in recent years, according to city officials, who discussed efforts to address the issue Tuesday night.
Geary County commissioners approved an agreement with Acorns Resort during Monday’s meeting. The agreement grants the resort a temporary special events permit for the sale and consumption of alcohol during its upcoming concert series.
The Junction City Housing Authority will be able to save some money to use on renovation projects following Tuesday night’s city commissioners meeting.
Special use permit requests for a new tattoo studio to be established — and for another to be relocated — in Junction City were approved by city commissioners this week.
Meals on Wheels provides lunch on a daily basis for about 60 to 70 area senior citizens, but this service may be in jeopardy under the proposed federal budget.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Monday released their long-awaited plan for unraveling former President Barack Obama’s health care law, a package that would scale back the government’s role in helping people afford coverage and likely leave more Americans uninsured.
The State Supreme Court fired the latest shot in Kansas’ war over school funding Thursday, when judges again ruled current funding unconstitutional.
Unified School District 475 has its proverbial ear to the ground, waiting to see what the newly-elected legislature will do about school funding. One of the only certainties right now is that there will be a new funding formula in the next fiscal year. No one knows yet what it will be.
Retired County Commissioner Florence Whitebread is presented with a gift by Geary County Treasurer Kathy Tremont during a reception in Whitebread's honor at the Geary County Historical Society Friday afternoon. Whitebread and Tremont have both served in their respective positions since the 1…
Several senators and representatives attended the legislative luncheon at the C.L. Hoover Opera House Thursday, where they discussed matters such as school funding and KPERS.
The Flint Hills Regional Council took another step forward Wednesday in its attempt to update the Fort Riley Joint Land Use Study (JLUS), which was last completed in 2005.
All Geary County offices will be closed Nov. 24 and Nov. 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. The only exception will be the Transfer Station, which will be open for regular hours Nov. 25 and Nov. 26. Regular hours for all offices will resume Nov. 28.
In Tuesday’s election, Republican Dave Baker beat Democrat Laura Blevins in the race for State Representative of the 68th District by a comfortable margin of about 62 percent.
AZUSA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say one person is dead and three are injured following reports of a shooting near a Los Angeles-area polling site.
WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of competing claims of fraud and intimidation on Election Day, few voters who headed to the polls Tuesday morning encountered such problems, though there were some reports of machine breakdowns and long lines.
As the sewer extension on South Spring Valley Road is close to completion, city staff discussed during Tuesday’s City Commission meeting a timetable in which residents in the Spring Valley Road area within city limits would be required to attach their homes to the sewer line.
City administrators agreed Tuesday to look at bids for replacing a 12-inch water line and installing a primary service line for lighting along the new Helland Park trail project.
With such a ferocious race for the presidency taking place this election season, it’s sometimes hard to pull your eyes from the television (or computer screen, as the case may be) and focus on state-level races.
It’s important to stay informed and up-to-date on county and city politics. This is why the Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce held a candidate forum at the C.L Hoover Opera House recently.
It’s a clash of youth versus experience in the race between Krista Blaisdell and Chris Biggs. In roughly two weeks one of them will be the Geary County Attorney. The current incumbent, Steven Opat, has chosen not to run for re-election, but Biggs won’t be a newcomer to the position if he is …
This year’s election is quite unlike any other in recent (or not so recent) history. But the presidential race isn’t the only hotly-contested one.
The Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce held a candidate forum Monday night, to allow political candidates at the local, state and federal levels to express their views in front of Geary County voters. In total, 10 candidates participated in Monday's forum. Above, Jeff Longbine (right) an…