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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…

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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. 

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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. 

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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. 

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The community will no longer be hearing the sound of freedom ringing through the Flint Hills. At least for now.

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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.

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UPDATE: Monday, March 19, 3:10 p.m. - The Fort Riley soldier who was found deceased at Milford Lake Sunday was identified Ronald Cornelius Church, Jr. 

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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…

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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. 

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