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Kelly and Walter “Bud” McKenzie of Junction City are celebrating their one year anniversary of owning Walt’s Four Seasons Campground and Country Store outside Abilene this month.

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Another County Fair is history. The fair grounds are quiet again. The livestock are long gone, the wood shavings, hay, and manure have been hauled away. The lingering smells associated with livestock will be gone with the Kansas wind in another week. The pens are taken down, stacked and secu…

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The C. L. Hoover Opera House is enjoying some new window treatment in the form of perfs. Perfs are sheets of perforated plastic that stick to the outside of a window. The perfs can be customized for advertising shows for the upcoming season and they act as a sun shade from the inside.

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Brunch in the Meadow is a fundraising event being held for Aging Well and the development of a new senior living campus. The event will be held on August 7th at 9:30am on the actual undeveloped site of the future campus on Spring Valley Road.

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The leadership of the building campaign has been working diligently on a plan to expand the space dedicated to library service in the Junction City community. The campaign seeks to develop a new facility to meet not only current needs but also to allow for flexibility for future demands for …

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The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by …

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(Left) Kacey Butler, Lyon Creek 4-H Club and (Right) Jada Nabus, Humboldt 4-H Club were crowned the 2021 Geary County Fair Queens.

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In order for an organization to provide great customer service, it is very important for a business or organization to be up to date on all the services they are able to offer as well as any anything new that is being offered that will make their customers live better. Technology is a great …

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Japanese beetle season is once again upon us. Green June beetle season is once again upon us. These have become annual events and I’ll just tell you up front, they’re not going to go away and the numbers of the little marauders will likely increase in the years to come!

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It’s not nearly as hot out as it could be — at least not yet — but it’s still pretty toasty out there.

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A ribbon cutting took place at the Junction City Police Department Wednesday afternoon for the JCPD’s new mural.

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Anna Moenning is one of two people left in Milford who lived in Milford before the town moved to its current location. She was in her late 20s when the community moved to its current location due to the construction of the Milford Lake dam and still has some memories of growing up and living…

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This will be my last article as Executive Director of Geary County Historical Society. It was a privilege to learn so much about local history and to work with so many wonderful people with roots in Geary County. I was honored to be able to contribute more research and knowledge on a variety…

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MANHATTAN — As summer advances and the grazing pastures begin to mature and dry up, beef producers may need to look at alternative plans for meeting the maintenance requirements of the herd, according to the experts at the Kansas State University Beef Cattle Institute.

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Agricultural producers and landowners in Kansas can apply for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands signup from today until August 20. This year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) updated signup options to provide greater incentives for producers and increased the program…

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In addition to the museum at 6th and Adams, Geary County Historical Society also owns the house next door, called Starcke House, once home to Eunice and Walter Starcke. While Walter ran a jewelry store downtown for many years, he was also responsible for the care of the city’s clock in the O…

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Ahh, another birthday. Today, I celebrate my, oh yeah, a southern girl never tells her age, birthday. It’s a day set aside for my kids to stress over the perfect gift, my husband creates breakfast fit for a queen, and a day for me to sit in my pajamas and read books, watch movies, and have i…

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My grandma watched me when I was little while my parents were at work. It was an ideal situation — my parents had free childcare when it would have otherwise been too expensive and I had the chance to hang out with grandma all day.

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Last week I completed a journey. This journey took me from Los Angeles to Miami to Tokyo, Mexico, Rio de Janeiro, England, Abu Dhabi, Russian Siberia, Samoa and most recently, space and I did it all over the last two and a half months.

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This year, July 4th fell on a Sunday; this fact caused anxiety among some clergy folks, especially when it came to preaching on Independence Day. I read blogs and Facebook posts suggesting the singing of any national hymn in church or the displaying of the American flag are not acceptable. I…

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It never ceases to amaze me at the number of ills and woes in the yard and garden that can allegedly be cured by spraying with a dilute solution of dish soap. Over the years the number of cures I’ve seen ascribed to this simple item in all of our homes is beyond my comprehension: soil compac…

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MANHATTAN – As it turns out, trusting your gut when making decisions about healthy eating could be a very good thing.

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The Dorothy Bramlage Public Library is proud to announce that our second StoryWalk® JC is available for the public to take part in. StoryWalk® JC is a program that allows families to take a walk and read a story at the same time. Downtown Junction City businesses have partnered with the libr…

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Every year the Dorothy Bramlage Public Library celebrates the American Girl book series by auctioning off an American Girl doll and the latest books. There is still time to purchase tickets for the American Girl Doll Auction, which are on sale now through Thursday, July 15. Tickets for the d…

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Memories at the Museum is an oral history program started in January 2017 with a group of local residents who gathered to remember World War II. Memories at the Museum was suspended due to the pandemic, but it is sure to return soon. In the meantime, the memories shared at that first program…

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Do you know what sounds good right now? A nice dip. An edible dip, to be specific — though a dip in the lake or the pool wouldn’t hurt matters either, since it looks like it’s going to be in the 90s all week.

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Happy 4th of July from the Young People’s Department at Dorothy Bramlage Public Library! We hope you have a very festive Independence Day weekend! To kick off your Independence Day, here are a few fun facts about our nation’s birthday that will make you smile or gasp!

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Through the years agriculture, conservation and overall land management has gone through phases with each phase having its buzzwords, promoters, detractors, research objectives — well, you get the point. Some promoters will always feel like they’ve just unleashed the silver bullet to cure al…

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United Way of Junction City-Geary County, working with local schools, is kicking off their 10th annual “Stuff the Bus” event. They are asking members of the community to donate school supplies to help children in the district whose families may struggle to provide the necessary items to star…

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In 1994, museum staff received a letter from Patsy Stevens Gfeller, recalling her childhood in Junction City surrounded by four generations of relatives. Patsy was born in 1924 and lived at 635 W. 9th St. with her father, a “shade tree mechanic”; her mother; and her sister Elaine, who was el…

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