Joseph Craig was sentenced, Tuesday at Geary County District Court, to life in prison for felony first degree murder, along with 438 months (36.5 years) in prison for conspiracy to commit first degree felony murder.
The contract of Fort Riley Elementary School first grade teacher Lorrie Mayfield was non-renewed by the Unified School District 475 Board of Education. The decision came after an extended executive session by the board Monday night. After exiting the executive session, the board voted five-t…
The annual auction and dinner was held at St. Xavier's Catholic Church, Saturday. With more the 200 people in attendance, the auction was able to raise more than $10,000.
Suicide is a plague among veterans and active-duty soldiers which the VA Eastern Kansas Suicide Prevention Summit, held Friday morning, sought to address.
The Junction City High School Chamber Choir will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity this weekend, when the choir participates in a performance of the Music of Eric Whitacre on the DCINY Concert Series in New York City April 16.
The Geary County Children’s Choir will present its Spring Concert April 29 at 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Junction City. The concert will also feature some guests to the area — the Salina Youth Choir, directed by Jenna Eshleman. Each of the two choirs will sing four selection…
D.E. Lacer’s love of cars runs deep and has since he was a child, growing up with his parents — Darlene Lacer Hiatt and L.L. “Peanuts” Lacer — who made a hobby of collecting unique old cars.
The 7th annual Luke's Community Baby Shower was held Saturday. The event focuses on teaching expecting and new parents about reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and connecting them to community resources. The baby shower is named after a local child, Luke David Nelson, w…
The Army recently completed an environmental assessment in its efforts to convert the current Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) into an Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT).
According to Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Ben Gardner, a bridge was deemed unsafe after KHP officials received reports of what appeared to be a buckling in the road on the bridge at the 303.5 mile marker. The KHP reported the complaints to the Kansas Department of Transportation. Upon offic…
The Junction City Fire Department respond to a structure fire at 1204 Bluestem Dr. late Friday afternoon. The fire was still ongoing at press time and no further information was available at that time.
The solid structure of the First Presbyterian Church, located at 113 W. Fifth St., has been standing in the community, rich with history, for more than a century.
Beige sand with the texture of talc as far as she could see, sand that kicked up in the wind and puffed up into the air every time she stepped on it, that nested in ears, eyes, and everything else. This is what D.J. Rak recalls of the desert in Saudi Arabia, where she was deployed as an Army…
On Sunday, Christians of many denominations, will be gathered in their respective churches for Easter — one of the holiest days of the Christian calendar — celebrating the resurrection of Jesus.
The Geary County Sheriff’s Posse is a little more proactive compared to auxiliary police units found in departments in other towns and cities.
Mental health issues are much-vaunted in the media as the cause of incidents across the country such as mass shootings, but do resources exist in this area to combat mental health problems and help those who suffer from them? How can local hospitals deal with a problem that seems to be growi…
A Texas man pleaded guilty to murder and involuntary manslaughter while driving under the influence, according to Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt.
Plates of cookies were shared among attendees of the monthly Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Council breakfast Thursday. The topic of discussion explains why the cookies were neatly placed on each table.
The sound of “Old Thunder” echoed through Fort Riley as a change of responsibility ceremony began Wednesday afternoon. Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph Cornelison passed responsibility of the 1st Infantry Division to Command Sgt. Maj. Craig Bishop.
Representatives of Junction City real estate agency NextHome Unlimited have returned from San Diego with their hands full of awards after spending from about March 13 to 19 attending NextHome’s annual conference.
FORT RILEY — The 1st Infantry Division says goodbye to a senior noncommissioned officer and welcome the newest division command sergeant major in a 4 p.m. ceremony Wednesday at division headquarters on Fort Riley.
The Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce team grew by one when Director of Member Relations Amy Garner officially arrived in Junction City Monday. The Chamber held a meet and greet for her.
More than 750 students named to honor roll, dean’s lists at Emporia State University, including several from Junction City and the surrounding area. To qualify for the university honor roll, students earned a minimum 3.80 semester grade point average in at least 12 graded hours. To qualify f…
ABILENE — The next Lunch and Learn program at the Eisenhower Presidential Library will feature former “Rosie the Riveter” Connie Palacioz. She will share her story March 22 at noon in the auditorium of the Eisenhower Presidential Library Visitors Center.
Ryan Klamm and his dog will represent the United States abroad when they travel to the Netherlands as part of the American Kennel Club’s 2018 European Open Junior (EOJ) Agility Team USA this July 13 to 15.