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PRATT –Widespread sampling for invasive crayfish had never occurred in Kansas lakes – that is, until the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) recently funded a university project focused on the freshwater crustacean. KDWP’s Aquatic Nuisance Species Program and Ecological Services s…

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TOPEKA – El Dorado Correctional Facility resident Keith Wade #98633 died Monday July 19, 2021 at the correctional facility. The cause of death is pending an autopsy but is not believed to be COVID-19 related.

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A full-scale exercise is scheduled for July 21 at Fort Riley. During the day, residents, employees and community members should be aware there may be an increase in emergency response vehicle activity and “Giant Voice” loudspeaker announcements. Tornado sirens will also be heard during the e…

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The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley will host the next Big Red One Year of Honor event Wednesday, July 21. The day’s theme is “Virtue.” Honoring two Medal of Honor recipients, the day’s events provide an opportunity to increase the ability of the division’s personnel to serve, lead and …

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TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announces that Dr. Joan Duwve has been named as the Deputy State Health Officer.

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TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announces the launch of a new employment program for individuals with disabilities. Supports and Training for Employing People Successfully (STEPS) provides employment and independent living supports, enabling them to increase t…

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According to the Geary County Health Department, COVID-19 numbers remain elevated in the county. According to the health department’s last update before press time Monday, the county had a total of 53 active cases of the virus 54 of which were added to the list last week. A total of 46 peopl…

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Mayor Jeff Underhill and Junction City Manager Allen Dinkel approached the Geary County Commission about possibly transferring control of the Geary County Conventions and Visitors Bureau to the city and allowing the city to put its own transient guest tax in place.

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Though people have shucked their masks and begun holding large gatherings once again in the Junction City area, all is not necessarily well according to Dr. Megan Seidl of Konza Prairie Community Health Center.

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Members of the Junction City Pilot Club attended the annual Pilot International convention held in Atlanta, Georgia. This was the 100th year anniversary where we Honored the Past, Envisioning the Future, as we celebrated 100 years of Friendship and Service. Pictured are from left Pam Wallace…

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Registration Day for St. Francis Xavier Catholic School will be held Wednesday, July 21st. Come by the school between noon and 7pm to take care of all your registration needs for students in grades preschool through 12. Complete registration packets, collect the school year calendar, classro…

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TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has amended its travel quarantine list to include the countries of the British Virgin Islands, Cyprus, Fiji, Jersey, The United Kingdom and Tunisia. The countries of Brazil, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Maldives, Oman, Saint Kitts…

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Due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in Dickinson County, Kansas, the National Archives and Records Administration is closing the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene effective Monday, July 19, 2021.

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The Geary Community Schools Foundation’s (GCSF) “Supporting A Diverse Staff: Loans For Aspiring Educators” provides loans to support aspiring educators who can be part of the effort to increase the diversity of teachers in the classroom. The Foundation recognizes that the single most importa…

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Barton Community College has named 293 students to the Dean’s List for the spring 2021 semester. To qualify for this honor, students must have been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours and maintained a grade point average of 3.5 to 3.99 on a 4.0 or “A” letter scale.

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The Junction City Police Department will be holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new Mural Wall on Wednesday, July 15th at 12 pm at the Junction City Police Department, (210 E. 9th St. Junction City KS 66441). “This event is open to the public and I would like to invite members of the…

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According to the Geary County Fire Department and the Junction City Fire Department, firefighters responded to only a handful of firework related calls over the Independence Day weekend.

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MANHATTAN — Vahid Rahmani, assistant professor in the Carl and Melinda Helwig Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Kansas State University, has received a U.S. Department of Agriculture — Research Education and Economics grant to improve evapotranspiration and soil moistu…

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Unified School District 475 voted at a recent meeting to open Junction City High School for the new school year two weeks later than planned after a unanimous vote by the Board of Education. Students will start school Aug. 25 while teachers may report to work Aug. 12. School will end May 17 …

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COVID-19 has caused shortages in the supply chain from day one, causing a run on toilet paper and other paper products and cleaning supplies in the early days of the pandemic. While the toilet paper shortage seems to have tapered off, there are still some items in short supply because of the…

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Milford Lions enjoy new shirts as they sit on their trex bench in front of the Milford City building. The bench was made from the collection of plastic bags collected from the community. Everyone who donated to the boxes located at the city building, post office, Geary county senior center a…

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