The Daily Union

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The Daily Union is the city newspaper for Junction City, Geary County, Kansas, United States, and one of the oldest in the state.[1]

The paper had its origin in the Smoky Hill and Republican Union which began publishing on September 19, 1861, founded by George W. Kingsbury.[2][3] The Daily Union in its final incarnation began publishing on June 24, 1896, under the ownership of John Montgomery, E.M. Gilbert, and W.C. Moore.[2][3]

The paper is locally owned by Montgomery Communications, Inc. The Montgomery family first obtained a stake in the ownership in 1888.[2][4][5]


  1. ^ Junction City Publisher Dies, Fort Scott Tribune, October 15, 1985 (noting death of publisher John D. Montgomery, 82, third generation to operate paper)
  2. ^ a b c A Little Daily Union History, The Daily Union (website), Retrieved September 27, 2010
  3. ^ a b Connelley, William E. History of Kansas Newspapers - 1854-1916, p. 194 (1916)
  4. ^ Harry E. Montgomery, The New York Times, May 23, 1954 (noting death of publisher Harry E. Montgomery, 78, father of John D. Montgomery, who returned to the town two years prior to co-publish the paper)
  5. ^ The Montgomerys, Lawrence Journal-World, February 9, 1973 (noting return to town of John Grey Montgomery, son of John D., to publish paper)

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