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The Junction City/Geary County job market doesn’t lack for openings — just people to fill them. ACT, Smithfield Foods, and Footlocker have more than 500 jobs open between them according to Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce CEO Dennis Beson.

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The Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual dinner Thursday night. The dinner is an opportunity for the Chamber to reflect on its accomplishments over the past year and to let its supporters know what it has done throughout the year. It’s also a chance to look forward to what …

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The stripmall that houses 304 through 318 E. Chestnut St. is having new life breathed into it. By Feb 1 it will house several different businesses — Steppin’ Out, Next Home, and Money Zone.

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When Bob Cervera took over F & S Electronics back in the 1980s, he was only 30 years old. He surely had high hopes — never envisioning himself going out of business. 

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Twenty-five years is a long time to spend in one job. Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Connie Hall has been with the CVB since the beginning, when it was just a desk with a typewriter, but she retired as of last Friday. Hall left largely for financial reasons, out of concern…

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Building Your Network, a Dale Carnegie seminar held by the Young Professionals of Junction City in conjunction with other young professionals groups from the region, took place Tuesday afternoon.

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WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service has announced that the nation’s tax season will begin Jan. 23, 2017 and reminded taxpayers claiming certain tax credits to expect a longer wait for refunds.

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Operations at Vernon’s Custom Jewelry in Junction City shouldn’t miss a beat as the company changes locations early next year. 

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The Economic Development Commission has struggled to find a director for about eight months now, with a candidate narrowly escaping its grasp after a recent agreement fell through.

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The “e” in “E-Community” stands for entrepreneurship and the Economic Development Commission is ready to do the same. The EDC has announced the program is ready to help local business owners and aspiring business owners.

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The Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday morning for Champions Detailing, located at 1720 Old Highway 40, next to Champions Car Wash. 

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These days, even places such as Junction City may find themselves in need of a marketing plan to lure in commerce, residents, and visitors — the sort of activity that keeps the economy from growing stagnant. Officials find themselves not simply working as a support system for the local popul…

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U-Haul Company of Kansas has announced that Your Other Garage, also known as YOG, has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve Junction City. 

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Latoya Muhammad is the October Employee of the Month at Geary Community Hospital. Muhammad works as a Registered Polysomnographer in the Rago Cardiopulmonary Department at GCH. Muhammad was nominated by her co-workers for truly exemplifying the ‘We CARE’ philosophy outlined in the hospital’s…

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Members of the Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce and the Junction City Walmart Supercenter on Chestnut Street held a grand re-opening celebration Friday morning to cap a number of renovations at the store. The improvements, which took place during the last few months, included updated s…

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Millions of taxpayers ask for an extra six months to file their taxes every year. If you are one of them, then you should know that Oct. 17 is the extension deadline in 2016. This is so because Oct. 15 falls on a Saturday. If you have not yet filed, here are some things to keep in mind about…

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UPU Industries, which manufactures bale netting and pallet wrap for agricultural and industrial applications, held its annual employee recognition ceremony Wednesday morning. Two employees — Corey Boddie and Donald Ringo — were each recognized for five years of service to UPU Industries. Bot…

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WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service has announced it plans to begin private collection of certain overdue federal tax debts next spring, and has selected four contractors to implement the new program.

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Have you ever been stuck somewhere, wishing you could order food from one of your favorite restaurants in town, but can’t because they don’t deliver? 

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Mark Powers, Area Manager for CarterEnergy — a division of World Fuel Services and owner of Handy’s LLC, Junction City — was elected President of the Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association of Kansas (PMCA of Kansas) during the association’s 102nd Annual Convention earlier this…

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Scott Johnson has announced the sale of his real estate company, Matlock Johnson Real Estate, to Darcy Smith, of Junction City. 

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TOPEKA — Dr. Arla Genstler of the Genstler Eye Center in Topeka and Manhattan has added Stephen Hinton, M.D. to the team of doctors servicing northeast and central Kansas. Dr. Hinton will begin seeing patients Sept. 1. 

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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is asking businesses to take a fresh look at their workplace safety and health plan to ensure they are providing a safe and healthy workplace for all their employees. OSHA has opened five workplace fatality investig…

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