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Ex-Junction City High athletic trainer sentenced on sexual exploitation charge

A former Junction City High School athletic trainer will spend two months in jail and three years on probation for sending obscene photos and text messages to an underage student. Brandon Martino was sentenced Monday in Geary County Court after entering a no contest plea last month to a single count of sexual exploitation of [...]

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By |2021-08-17T12:02:46-05:00August 17th, 2021|Categories: Geary County, Junction City, Local News|Comments Off on Ex-Junction City High athletic trainer sentenced on sexual exploitation charge

Former Northview paraeducator charged with sexual exploitation, faces additional charges from Geary County

A former Northview Elementary paraprofessional charged with multiple counts of sexual exploitation will appear in court Tuesday afternoon for a status hearing. Online court documents show that 31-year-old Aaron Zachry was charged with 15 new counts on Friday out of Geary County, all of which include sexual exploitation of a child. Zachry was arrested at [...]

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By |2021-08-16T11:09:08-05:00August 16th, 2021|Categories: Geary County, Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Former Northview paraeducator charged with sexual exploitation, faces additional charges from Geary County

School districts weighing mask mandates amid growing frustrations with pandemic

Three months ago, following the end of perhaps the most unusual school year in recent times, masks were coming off, restrictions were being lifted and the end of the COVID-19 pandemic seemed in sight. School administrators now though are wrestling with the harsh reality of a continuation of restrictions, due to rising COVID numbers, fueled [...]

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By |2021-08-10T20:59:17-05:00August 10th, 2021|Categories: Geary County, Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on School districts weighing mask mandates amid growing frustrations with pandemic

USD 475 Geary Co. Schools extends contract for superintendent

The superintendent of schools in Geary County will be in place for another three years. USD 475 school board members voted Aug. 2 to extend Dr. Reginald Eggleston’s contract for three years, the maximum length allowed by Kansas statute. According to a district release, the decision was based on results of Dr. Eggleston’s leadership in [...]

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By |2021-08-09T15:11:26-05:00August 9th, 2021|Categories: Geary County, Junction City, Local News|Comments Off on USD 475 Geary Co. Schools extends contract for superintendent

USD 475 to require masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status

Students and staff in Geary County schools are now required to wear masks indoors. The USD 475 school board voted unanimously Monday to update the district’s COVID-19 mitigation plan, given the county’s rapid rise in COVID-19 cases. It goes into effect immediately and extends to all district facilities and vehicles, including school buses. The mask [...]

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By |2021-08-03T08:41:10-05:00August 3rd, 2021|Categories: Geary County, Junction City, Local News|Comments Off on USD 475 to require masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status

Gov. Kelly issues new mask mandate

A mask mandate goes into effect Sunday morning at midnight for all state buildings as the Delta variant of coronavirus continues to drive new cases. Governor Laura Kelly announced the mandate while encouraging residents to get vaccinated Wednesday afternoon. Kelly kept the mandate strictly to state facilities, leaving counties, cities and school districts able to [...]

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By |2021-07-29T11:20:39-05:00July 29th, 2021|Categories: Clay County, COVID-19, Fort Riley, Geary County, Junction City, Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, Wabaunsee County, Wamego|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Gov. Kelly issues new mask mandate

Ex-Junction City High athletic trainers convicted of sexual exploitation of minor

A former Junction City High School athletic trainer has entered a no-contest plea in Geary County District Court to a single count of sexual exploitation of a child. Online court documents show Brandon Martino entered the plea at a Tuesday arraignment hearing and was subsequently found guilty by Judge Michael Powers. In exchange for Martino’s [...]

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By |2021-07-14T15:42:51-05:00July 14th, 2021|Categories: Geary County, Junction City, Local News|Comments Off on Ex-Junction City High athletic trainers convicted of sexual exploitation of minor

USD 475 Geary County Schools to make masks optional for students and staff

USD 475 Geary County Schools students and staff will not be required to wear face masks during the upcoming school year. The district is encouraging those who have not been vaccinated to continue wearing a mask, per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. Administrators are acknowledging that the policy could change as the CDC [...]

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By |2021-06-25T16:21:50-05:00June 25th, 2021|Categories: Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on USD 475 Geary County Schools to make masks optional for students and staff

Local Communities to Get Additional COVID Aid

Governor Laura Kelly announced Wednesday amounts of additional federal coronavirus funding smaller communities in the state will be receiving. The monies were to be directed to communities under 50-thousand in population. The relief, which comes from The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), supplies $1.9 trillion for economic recovery in the wake of the pandemic. Riley [...]

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By |2021-06-10T10:51:32-05:00June 10th, 2021|Categories: Geary County, Junction City, Local News, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on Local Communities to Get Additional COVID Aid

Former Paraprofessional to Face Additional Child Exploitation Charges

The Junction City man arrested late last week on a sexual exploitation of a child charge faces additional charges. Aaron Zachry remains jailed on a bond of 360-thousand dollars after three additional counts of sexual exploitation of a child were put in place against him Wednesday. Riley County Police say the charges were added after [...]

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By |2021-06-10T08:58:01-05:00June 10th, 2021|Categories: Geary County, Junction City, Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Comments Off on Former Paraprofessional to Face Additional Child Exploitation Charges
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