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Tuesday, June 26, 2018
ebook Will Ravenstein The auditorium of the Geary County Historical Museum echoed with some mild laughter as memories of businesses from the 1950s and 60s were shared among a group of residents Sunday during the monthly Memories at the Museum series. Katie Goerl, Geary County Historical Society executive director, said that she and museum curator, Heather Hagedorn, came up with the idea for ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Fun Facts, Human Interest
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Mike Sellman Junction City officials increased the amount for the 2018 Street Maintenance project, Tuesday, June 19.  In March, the City Commission approved a bid to Bayer Construction for $864,084.25 for the project. As the Public Works Department budgeted $1.1 million for the project, and the city received a good bid from Bayer, Public Works Director, Ray Ibarra, asked city officials to ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Chamber, Economic, Human Interest
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
JUNCTION CITY, KA (June 19, 2018) – Camso, an industry leader in manufacturing off-road tires, wheels tracks and track systems, announced plans today to establish a new manufacturing operation in Geary County, KS.   Camso serves the Material Handling, Construction, Agriculture and Powersport industries by manufacturing and distributing off-road tires, wheels, rubber tracks and undercarriage ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Chamber, Economic, Press Release
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Maria Childs maria@jcdailyunion.com Jun 15, 2018 Recently, Economic Development Director Mickey Fornaro-Dean invited the industrial vice president of the Union Pacific Railroad to Junction City for a tour of prospective sites. Dean informed the Economic Development Commission of the project’s active status Thursday morning at the monthly meeting. “We spent four to four and a half hours in Geary ...read more
Categories: Community, Chamber, Economic
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Stephanie Casanova du.reporter2@jcdailyunion.com Floating bridge bays rocked side to side as Fort Riley soldiers maneuvered a 124,000-pound tank across Milford Lake Friday morning. The bridge crossing was part of Fort Riley’s monthlong Gauntlet training. Friday morning’s exercise, called a wet gap crossing, is not often conducted during trainings, said Joey Sullinger, 1st Infantry Division ...read more
Categories: Economic, General News Article, Chamber, Community
Monday, September 18, 2017
Imagine you have a great idea for a small business, or you already own a small business and are looking to expand, relocate or upgrade equipment. In any of these cases, the first thing you’ll probably need is money. But where do you find it? Access to Capital, a half-day event from the Kansas Small Business Development Center (KSBDC) has the answers for you. The event will be held Sept. 26 at ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
The annual Patriot Day Career Fair will be held Thursday, September 7 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Junction City Municipal Building.The noon until 12:30 p.m. time frame is reserved for active duty  military, reservists / national guard, veterans and spouses. Doors will open to the general public at 12:30.A total of 56 employers are on the list to be in attendance. They will range from Geary County ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
It was a very good year for the Geary County Free Fair held in July.This year, the fair had greater participation than last year.This year, there were 117 fair exhibits, entered by 4-H members — 13 more than there were last year. And the total number of exhibits was 1,174. All together, there were 213 more exhibits on display at the fair than there were in 2016.  Three judged contests were held ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Ten years ago May 1, Shear Effect owner Lorna Carter had finished her Bachelor’s degree in management and ethics at Manhattan Christian College, but she couldn't find work.  Having cut hair for a living in the past and loved it, she decided to take that back up again. Carter was just looking for a booth at the salon she now owns, only to find the owner was trying to sell it. Carter bought ...read more
Categories: Chamber
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Burgers and pizza are always a stone’s throw away, but there’s one place in Junction City to find traditional Jamaican dishes such as curry goat, escovich fish, and ackee and saltfish. Negril Caribbean opened nine years ago, according to current owner Petrona Addison. It was opened by her son, Alan White, when he was stationed at Fort Riley. Addison moved from her home in New Jersey to take ...read more
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
With the addition of a new Economic Development Commission director has come new economic development opportunities. Mickey Fornaro-Dean has been hard at work trying to convince new businesses to set up shop in Geary County. She has a variety of prospects after about a month on the job.  She won’t refer to these companies by name — even to the EDC itself — but she has been willing to share ...read more