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Members of the Junction City Pilot Club, in conjunction with the United Way, donated hygiene items to the H D Karns Innovations Academy. Pictured from left are: Denise Foust, Dr. Nicole Perez (Principal), Ina Kane (President Pilot Club of Junction City), and Sue Penn (Pilot Club member), Kar…

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Clarks Creek 4-H club held the monthly meeting on August 9, 2021. This meeting was held with a little twist; it was a parent meeting night. Parents of club officers took the positions of their children for the evening. Some parents are 4-H alumni while some are not so they were getting help …

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The JC Breakfast Optimist Club, which supports 19 different Geary County youth organizations, will partner with JC BBQ/Grill for a fundraiser on Tuesday, August 17. The hours will be from 11:00 AM until close. Ten percent of items purchased will go to the Optimist Club. Donations will also b…

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The JC Breakfast Optimist Club will partner with JC BBQ/Grill on August 17 from 11:00 AM until close for a fundraiser. The Optimist Club supports nineteen different Geary County youth organizations. JC BBQ/Grill on East Chestnut will donate 10% of the cost of items purchased on Tuesday, Augu…

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The JC Breakfast Optimist Club recognized T.J. Taylor at their August 4 meeting for the work he has done with the Club. T.J. led the club in morning prayer; the Sundown Salute Parade Chairperson for the Club; Optimist International Foundation Representative; and Chairperson of the “Making A …

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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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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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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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MANHATTAN — Kansas 4-H hosted Discovery Days, a signature program for career exploration, using a blended learning platform in June. During the four day event, more than 100 Kansas 4-H youth around the state, ages 13-18, participated in interactive virtual sessions about college readiness an…

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Junction City Pilot Club conducted the upcoming year’s installation of Officers and Directors at their recent meeting. Pictured from left: Ina Kane, President; Penny Macumber, Director; Cathy Handlos, President Elect; Karen Jameson, Director; Sharon Strain, Treasurer; Kay Gatza, Director; Ni…

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Five Beta Sigma Phi social sorority chapters in Junction City recently conducted a fundraiser, selling Kansas Maid Pastries. Proceeds were donated to the Geary County Food Pantry, Open Door, and JC Animal Shelter. Each organization was presented a check in the amount of $350.00 on June 22. W…

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The Military Order of the Cootie Pup Tent #6 and auxiliary of VFW Post 8773 Junction City presented the VA Hospital in Topeka with a sixty-five-inch television on June 18,2021.

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The JC Breakfast Optimist Club’s guest speaker on June 23 was Kellie Bentley, who is the WIC (Women, Infants and Children) Coordinator at the Geary County Health Department. Kellie explained that the WIC program is a federally funded program through the US Department of Agriculture and is in…

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Clarks Creek 4-H Club held their monthly meeting on June 14th, 2021. Clarks Creek was fortunate to host Queen Candidate Kacey Butler at the meeting. Kacey gave an encouraging speech on advantages and benefits of continued 4-H membership as a teen. The majority of Clarks Creek members are you…

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Joe and Sheila Markley, Co-Directors of the C.L. Hoover Opera House were guest speakers at the June 9 JC Breakfast Optimist Club meeting. Joe shared that “thanks to federal, state and local grants it was possible to continue to pay employees at the Opera House and complete some projects with…

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June 1, 2021 — The American Legion Boys State of Kansas has announced that the deadline to register for the 2021 session has been extended until Wednesday, June 30. Individuals can continue to register after that date, but only on a space-available basis.

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The Humboldt Creek 4-h club met on May 24 for their monthly club meeting. Last meeting, the members were asked to bring canned food in, and many of the members did. For Memorial Day, the members made cards for the troops to thank them for their service. June 1st is the deadline for the horse…

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The JC Breakfast Optimist Club Lawrence Long Memorial Scholarship for $500 to attend a vocational/technical school was awarded to Junction City High School senior, Megan Hunt. Don Manley, President of the local Optimist Club presented the award at the May 26 meeting at the Hampton Inn in Jun…

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Chapman lions elected the following members as officers for 2122. Secretary is Lance Tilton, President is Lori HAMBRIGHT, treasure Lyle LYLE barker , Membership Phyllis CHENEY, and vice president Rod GFELL ER. They are working on a Melvin Jones presentation for member Jon Londeen deceased. T…

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The Clarks Creek 4-H Club held their monthly meeting on Monday, May 10th. The meeting started with the club answering roll call with “What is your favorite animal?”. Song leaders, Addi and Maddi Sederlin, led the club with the song Herman The Worm. The club loved listening to and singing the song.

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April 26th was the start of the Humboldt 4-H club’s first in-person meeting of the year. Having been online since January, the members were excited to see everyone again. Social distancing was still required however, and everyone wore a mask. Paige, Grant, and Jacob Roeser presented a PowerP…

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The JC Breakfast Optimist Club recognized John Hagerty with their “Making A Difference For Youth” Award at the club’s recent meeting at the Hampton Inn. The award is presented to an individual who is: respectful to themselves and others in words and actions; a person of integrity and is resp…

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The Clarks Creek 4-H Club held their monthly meeting on Monday, April 12th. It was the clubs first in-person meeting since December and the energy was high to be back together.

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Two outstanding Geary County 4-H members have recently been selected to receive scholarships available through the Geary County 4-H program. The recipients were selected based on involvement in the 4-H program and outstanding leadership and citizenship shown to 4-H, school, and the community…

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Geary County 4-H members participated in Regional 4-H Club Day activities virtually for 2021. They competed with other 4-H members from the Central Kansas District, the River Valley District, Dickinson County and Marshall County. Results are as follows.

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The Lyon Creek 4-H Club held their March meeting via Zoom on March 28th at 6:00pm. Roll call was answered by “What is a life skill everyone should know?” Due to technical difficulties some of the meeting was missed.

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Debbie Johns and Margaret Kilpatrick were guest speakers at the March 31 JC Breakfast Optimist Club meeting at the Hampton Inn. Debbie shared she became a volunteer six years ago and was later hired to direct the work of the Food Pantry. “Geary County has the highest rate of food insecurity …

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The Humboldt 4-h club met on zoom on March 22nd for their monthly meeting. The whole club was taught by Caden Goodyear about fishing, and Ethan Goodyear read a poem. Macy Goodyear showed everyone her adorable cat (who is about to have kittens) and indoor and outdoor cat care. Regional 4h day…

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Rotary Clubs in Kansas and Oklahoma are responding to the COVID-19 crisis with an attention grabbing display of smiles. Rotary District Governor-Elect Fred Heismeyer says, “People can’t see a smiley face without smiling themselves and that happy moment is sorely needed in these days of isola…

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Theresa Bramlage with R2B4 and the Bramlage Family Foundation and chairperson of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative was the guest speaker at the JC Breakfast Optimist Club meeting on March 17 at the Hampton Inn. Theresa explained that “about 2 to 3 years ago Sheila Markley, Phyllis Fitzg…

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The Clarks Creek 4-H Club held their monthly meeting Monday, March 8th via zoom. The club answered roll call with “What are your plans for spring break?”. The club was again congratulated by leaders Amy Blockcolsky and Noelle Olson for their great job earning purple ribbon at 4-H Day for the…

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