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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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TOPEKA – Today, the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) issued the first of several utility-specific orders addressing customer payment of deferred energy costs related to the February 2021 winter weather event. On February 15, the KCC ordered regulated utilities to do everything possible to…

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TOPEKA – Kansas marks the end of Fiscal Year 2021 with $8.9 billion in total tax collections for the year. That is a $758.1 million, or 9.3%, growth over the estimate. For June, total tax collections were $854.4 million; $157.4 million, or 22.6%, more than the estimate. That is $110.0 millio…

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TOPEKA – This Fourth of July weekend, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks and Tourism (KDWP) urges individuals who may be on Kansas lakes to be aware of potential blue-green algae and to understand that harmful algal blooms a…

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All County Offices will be closed on Monday, July 5, 2021 in observance of the Independence Day Holiday. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, July 6, 2021.

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TOPEKA – Kansas law enforcement officials are joining other states in a national effort to crack down on impaired driving during the July 4th holiday by participating in the safety campaign, “If You Feel Different, You Drive Different.” The campaign’s goal is to deter impaired driving and re…

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The City of Junction City has awarded a bid of $2,297,640 to Smoky Hill LLC for a roundabout associated with the construction of the new Junction City High School.

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Geary County Commission Chair Trish Giordano said Monday that Geary County Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Michele Stimatze had requested to transfer to the county’s public works department.

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According to Sheriff Dan Jackson, Geary County may soon find itself taking on federal prisoners that had been housed in private prisons after President Joe Biden’s administration ended private prisons with an executive order.

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County Counselor Steve Opat will retire in September and the Geary County Commission has begun discussing what to do with Opat’s position once he vacates it. The county counselor provides legal advice to the county commission.

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