• News for Chamber

  • Tuesday, December 18, 2018
    DECEMBER 17, 2018 BY DEWEY TERRILLDr. Reginald Eggleston will be the new Superintendent of Schools in Geary USD 475. The Geary USD 475 Board of Education voted 7-0 Monday evening to hire Eggleston. They authorized an interim contract for the new superintendent that will run from April 15th to June 30th, 2019 followed by a two-year contract extending from July 1st, 2019 to June 30th, 2021.  He ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Education, Human Interest
    Wednesday, November 21, 2018
    Shane Ersland Nov 20, 2018 Updated 17 hrs ago American Legion members distributed several hundred turkeys to local military service members in need last weekend. The American Legion’s Big Red 1 Turkey Run was held at Fort Riley last weekend. The program distributes food to soldiers, including Wounded Warrior Project members, during the Thanksgiving holiday season. Mindy King served on the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest
    Wednesday, November 21, 2018
    NOVEMBER 21, 2018 BY DEWEY TERRILL The Junction City Commission has taken action to support Camso. The governing body authorized the issuance of a taxable industrial revenue bond totaling up to $6 million for a project where the company will put a local operation in the I-70 Industrial Park. They will manufacture tracks for agricultural equipment. City Manager Allen Dinkel confirmed the city ...read more
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    Tuesday, October 02, 2018
    Formal groundbreaking for the new Junction City High School project is set for 2:30 p.m. Friday at the new school location near the K-18 – Munson Road intersection. There is a chance of rain in the forecast so USD 475 officials are making adjustments in their plan. The Chief Operations Officer for the school district, David Wild says he increased the size of the tent for the event late last ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education
    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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