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The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley will host the U.S. Army Forces Command Best Warrior Competition for the first time August 2-5. This multi-event gauntlet will test 25 Soldiers from all over the world.

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TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly announced a new, updated summary document created from recommendations in KSDE’s Navigating Change: Kansas’ Guide to Learning and School Safety Operations as a reference guide and tool for schools ahead of the start of classes. The document continues the state’s…

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Topeka – The Kansas Insurance Department, today, announced that destructive weather in the month of May caused more than $76.4 million in damage. These estimates are based on a reported 12,745 insurance claims in 101 Kansas counties.

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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 Botswana, Cuba, Gibraltar, Isle of Man and Martinique. The countries of Argentina, Colombia, Kuwait, Mongolia, Namibia, Seychelles and Tunisia have been remo…

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As the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus continues to become the predominant strain of the virus (over 80% of the cases in July), the CDC has come out with an updated list of recommendations to keep people safe and healthy.

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TOPEKA – The Kansas Corporation Commission approved Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s request to participate in three dockets investigating unusually high natural gas prices during the February winter weather event and how gas utilities plan to recoup the charges. The three dockets involve co…

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The Thursday July 22 MAC breakfast featured Steven Wahle (pictured) who works with the Fort Riley Outdoorsmen Group. Wahle spoke about all the events the Fort Riley Outdoorsmen Group offers for the youth of Fort Riley. Dick Young also spoke about the ornament fundraising sale.

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An announcement may take place about a positive economic development move for Junction City within the next few weeks, according to Economic Development Commission Director Mickey Fornaro-Dean.

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As the ongoing battle with COVID-19 changes and our hospital continues to see the number of patients surge, it remains important that we adjust our visitation policy.

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The Montgomery Building on Sixth Street had been cleared for the Geary County Conventions and Visitors Bureau to move back into.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing up to $200 million to provide relief to timber harvesting and timber hauling businesses that have experienced losses due to COVID-19 as part of USDA’s Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative. Loggers and truckers can apply for assis…

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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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