Business View Magazine | August 2020

233 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE AUGUST 2020 Junction City, N obody likes to be in debt, but in the real world, almost everybody is. Individuals, businesses, and even governments borrow money for many reasons with the intent that the borrowed funds will be paid back, with interest, sometime in the future. Meanwhile, having ready cash, or credit, on hand makes it possible to achieve outcomes that would be a lot less feasible without immediate access to a ready supply of legal tender. If things work out well, either for the individual, the business, or the government, the worth of the borrowing becomes apparent over time, revealing itself in enhanced personal wealth, success in business, or a thriving community. But sometimes, things go awry, and the future expectations, on which amassing the debt were originally predicated, do not pan out. Then, the only outcome is an overdue bill. Junction City is a city in, and the county seat of, Geary County, Kansas, so named for its position at the confluence of the Smoky Hill and Republican Rivers, which, together, form the Kansas River. Formally incorporated in 1859, Junction City lies 65 miles west of the State AT A GLANCE JUNCTION CITY, KANSAS WHAT: A city of 23,000 WHERE: Geary County, Kansas, at the confluence of the Smoky Hill and Republican Rivers WEBSITE: KANSAS PAY I NG I TS DEBTS