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Junction City elementary school evacuated after online threat

Updated as of 11 a.m. Wednesday Junction City Police and the Geary County Sheriff’s Office are investigating a threat made against Spring Valley Elementary School Wednesday morning. According to a release from JCPD Chief John Lamb, the threat was posted on social media and police immediately evacuated students and staff from the building upon learning [...]

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By |2021-08-11T10:31:41-05:00August 11th, 2021|Categories: Junction City, Local News|Comments Off on Junction City elementary school evacuated after online threat

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

Junction City man among four killed in Missouri head-on crash

A Junction City man and three others were killed Monday in a head on crash near Garden City, Missouri, about an hour southeast of Kansas City. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a semi truck driven by Everett Ashley of Lowry City, Missouri lost control in the southbound lanes of MO Hwy 7 at Route [...]

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By |2021-08-03T07:44:48-05:00August 3rd, 2021|Categories: Junction City, Local News|Comments Off on Junction City man among four killed in Missouri head-on crash

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

Junction City man jailed in Riley County, accused of strangling woman

A Junction City man is jailed in Riley County after police say he strangled a woman and damaged property. According to Tuesday’s Riley County Police Department activity report, 28-year-old Brandon Lee Gibson is alleged to have strangled a 28-year-old woman Monday night while she was holding a baby. The report also alleges Gibson damaged a [...]

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By |2021-07-27T10:55:20-05:00July 27th, 2021|Categories: Junction City, Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Junction City man jailed in Riley County, accused of strangling woman

August Tours at JCHS Canceled Because of Construction Delays

Construction delays mean scheduled tours for the new Junction City High School are on hold. Geary County Schools USD 475 officials say the cancelation of the tours doesn’t affect the scheduled first day of classes in the new facility, slated for August 25th. The school district was hoping to show off the new school August [...]

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By |2021-07-20T14:37:44-05:00July 20th, 2021|Categories: Junction City|Comments Off on August Tours at JCHS Canceled Because of Construction Delays

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

Junction City woman injured in crash north of Randolph

A Junction City woman was injured late Wednesday morning when she lost control of her vehicle on US-77 in Marshall County. The Kansas Highway Patrol says 21-year-old Zelayha Vincent was southbound on the highway about 10 miles north of Randolph when her SUV left the roadway, entered the eastbound ditch and came to rest on [...]

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By |2021-07-08T08:17:59-05:00July 8th, 2021|Categories: Junction City, Local News|Comments Off on Junction City woman injured in crash north of Randolph

Ex-Junction City High athletic trainer sent nude photos to minor, according to report

The Kansas Board of Healing Arts has indefinitely suspended the license of a former Junction City High School athletic trainer. Brandon Martino was arrested in February by Geary County authorities on two counts of sexual exploitation of a child. He was also charged with two counts of promoting obscenity to minors. According to the order, [...]

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By |2021-07-01T13:49:27-05:00July 1st, 2021|Categories: Junction City, Local News|Comments Off on Ex-Junction City High athletic trainer sent nude photos to minor, according to report
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