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Restaurant owners in Geary County were told Friday they can open their businesses on Monday but must adhere to social distancing guidelines. The county decision came on the heals of Gov. Laura Kelly’s Executive Orders 20-28 and 20-29 signed Thursday, which allows a gradual opening of the state.

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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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Last Friday, Kansas Secretary of Commerce, David Toland, visited Junction City after an invitation from Geary County Economic Development Directory Mickey Fornaro-Dean and Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Council Director Craig Bender.

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John Lamb joins the Junction City Police Department as its new Chief of Police after many years of experience with the sheriff’s department in Jacksonville, Florida.

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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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