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A Geary County Sheriff's Office vehicle directs traffic around the Junction City Police Department Tuesday morning. Reports are of a suicide on the grounds and the Kansas Bureau of Investigations are helping with the investigation. More as information becomes available.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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. 

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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.

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The 2016 election has officially wrapped up, at least for Geary County.

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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.

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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. 

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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 …

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