Seaton Publishing Company, based in Manhattan, Kansas, has bought the Junction City Daily Union from Chris Walker. In the purchase, Seaton also acquired the 1st Infantry Division Post weekly newspaper at Fort Riley and the Wamego Smoke Signal and Wamego Times, weeklies in Pottawatomie County, the Junction City paper reports.

"We're honored and excited to have a chance to continue the excellent service provided by two other longstanding Kansas newspaper families who have published the Daily Union," said Ned Seaton, president of Seaton Publishing.

Seaton said no major operational changes are on tap at the papers.

In 2016, Walker bought the Daily Union from Junction City's Montgomery family, who had published the paper since 1892. Walker owns The Emporia Gazette, made known by his great-grandfather, William Allen White.

"We are excited for the Seatons and they will do great job publishing the Junction City Daily Union," Walker said

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