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Carnival equipment arrives for Freedom Fest JC

--- WEEE Entertainment will operate during Freedom Fest JC in downtown Junction City. The trucks with the gear arrived Monday evening and streets near Heritage Park have been blocked off. The carnival will be in operation Thursday evening through Monday.
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Walls are beginning to go up on a new elementary school on Post

There is a new elementary school being built on Fort Riley at 4720 Leonard Ave. USD 475 Board of Education member Jim Schmidt provided information during a board meeting Tuesday at the Devin Center. "We have started vertical construction out at Fort Riley on the new elementary school. " Schmidt added the precast walls are going up. "Exciting given the amount of rain we've had out there."
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Fire Chief issues Junction City fireworks regulations

Fireworks that are legal to be sold within the City of Junction City may be discharged on private property from June 27th ( Monday ) through July 5th ( Tuesday ). Discharge of permitted fireworks is allowed from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday except on July 4th. Friday, Saturday and on July 4th ( Monday ) discharge is permitted from 8 a.m. to midnight.
Abilene Reflector-Chronicle

Kansas author presents talk about writing mysteries

Kansas-based mystery writer Steven J. Kolbe visited the Abilene Public Library Monday where he presented a mystery writing workshop. Kolbe isn an English teacher in Holcomb and the author of “How Everything Turns Away,” a novel starring disgraced FBI agent Ezra James who finds himself sleuthing out the answers to a murder mystery.

Fourth of July celebrations begin this week

Freedom Fest JC and Sundown Salute start their five-day runs Thursday and continue through July 4th. Freedom Fest JC opens Thursday night with the WEEE carnival. Friday night the lineup includes performances by Disco Dick and the Mirror Balls plus Paramount, an 80's rock tribute band. On Saturday the 1st Infantry Division Rock Band, a 1st Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade Fly Over, the Rock Gods, Fireworks Extravaganza and street dance are on the schedule.

Abilene: Midwest Travel Network Destination of the Year

ABILENE - The Midwest Travel Network named Abilene as its 2022 Destination of the Year at the recent Midwest Travel Network Conference in St. Cloud, Minn. “This Kansas destination continuously shows up in our news feeds on social media. They promote the work of content creators and showcase all that they have to offer to the world. You can visit a Presidential Library and Museum, as well as visit an award-winning Midwest town,” Lisa Trudell, Midwest Travel Network co-founder, said.

Brigade turn in strong performance against the Midwest A's

Cade Perkins pitched five innings of shutout baseball and Austin Gerety provided solid relief pitching down the stretch as the Junction City Brigade defeated the Midwest A's 6-1 at Rathert Field. Junction City ( 14-2 ) scored four runs in the seventh inning with key hits including doubles by Aaron...

Thunderstorms took their toll on trees

In the Junction City Manager's weekly 515 report the Public Works notes included amounts on recent tree removals from around the city. There were a total of 93.5 cubic yards of tree debris removed. The largest amounts of tree debris removed included 54 cubic yards at 529 W.14th and 20...

Sundown Salute needs volunteers

Sundown Salute is seeking volunteers to help over the 4th of July weekend in Milford, Ks. According to a social media post they are offering free entrance to some of the band performances in exchange for help!. The five-day Fourth of July celebration will be based in the Milford City...
Abilene Reflector-Chronicle

Abilene Fourth of July celebration plans released

Abilene will celebrated Independence Day this year with events for people of all ages — from sports tournaments to fireworks and all kinds of things in between — in the Eisenhower Park area. Several new activities will be available this year. Registration starts the morning of July 4...

Parade grand marshall active in Flint Hills Rodeo for a lifetime

Part of Strong City’s Flint Hills Rodeo seven decades plus, Marcia Bailey was Grand Marshall of this year’s rodeo parade. “I started riding in the parade as a little girl and have been involved in the rodeo in some way ever since,” Marcia remembered. In its 84th...

Davis appointed state rural development director

Christy Cauble Davis of Cottonwood Falls has been appointed the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development state director, the USDA announced Monday. Davis is a fifth-generation Kansan who has dedicated her career to serving and strengthening Kansas communities. According to a written release, for more than two decades, Davis has...

The Glory Ringers Bell Ensemble perform in Kansas City

Handbell Musicians of America Area 8 held their Biennial Festival and Conference at the Hilton Kansas City Airport Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri. June 23-25. States included: Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. The theme of the conference was, "Kansas City Here I come!. The conference included classes, rehearsals and...

Chamber of Commerce schedules the New Teacher Breakfast

Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce will host their New Teachers Breakfast on Monday, Aug. 1 at Junction City High School from 7:30 - 9 a.m. Welcome bags provided by Central National Bank will be provided to all new teachers. If your business would like to contribute items or materials for the bags, bring 140 items or bundles to the Chamber office by Monday, July 25. If there is more than one item you would like in each bag they must be bundled together.

Teams compete in the JC Mid-Summer Slam

Four 11-and-under baseball teams competed in the JC Mid-Summer Slam at North Park on Saturday. They included the Upper Deck 11U, Junction City Blues, Salina Bluejays and Rock Creek Titans. ( Photos of Upper Deck 11U team hitting and on base vs. Junction City Blues )