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County fair time is approaching. Do you attend the fair?

Response Percent
Yes, I attend the fair in my own county.
 
39%
No, I don’t go to the fair annually/ have never attended the fair.
 
37%
I sometimes attend multiple county fairs.
 
21%
I attend a fair in another county.
 
1%
Total 64
Note: This is not a scientific poll. Vote
Videos
Voter ID laws focus of Kansas civil rights committee
July 30, 2015
The Kansas division of a federal civil rights commission will investigate whether voter identification laws have affected turnout around the state.
Phippen named three-time All-American
July 30, 2015
Cody Phippen is a three-time All-American. Just let that sink in for a moment because the sentence you just read was a declaration of United States youth wrestling history.
3 suspects in custody after high-speed police chase ends in Lawrence
July 30, 2015
Three people are in custody after leading multiple Kansas law enforcement agencies on a high-speed vehicle chase from Kansas City, Kan., to Lawrence on Wednesday.
True aim: Bonner Springs couple founds archery club
July 30, 2015
During an eight-year stint in Phoenix, Kansas natives Kerry and Joanna Heidebrecht, along with their son, Kolton, fell in love with archery.
GOP legislators block audit of Kansas foster care system
July 29, 2015
Republican legislators on Wednesday blocked a state audit of Kansas’ foster care system even though several acknowledged that they have ongoing concerns about how well it protects abused and neglected children.
Leavenworth County approves EMS services for Basehor
July 29, 2015
The Leavenworth County Board of Commissioners has agreed to include staffing for an ambulance based in Basehor at the Fairmount Township Fire Department in the county’s 2016 budget.
Bonner council supports amphitheater renovation costs
July 29, 2015
The city of Bonner Springs has agreed to provide $30,000 and take a more than $8,000 reduction in tax revenues in an effort to ensure Cricket Wireless Amphitheater remains a viable entertainment venue and draw to the city.
Kansas fish farms benefiting from wet weather
July 28, 2015
After years of drought, all the recent wet weather in Kansas has been a boon to the state’s fish farmers.
City of Basehor’s bond rating upgraded
July 28, 2015
The city of Basehor this week learned that its bond rating has been upgraded.
Panel faults Kansas mental health system
July 28, 2015
A special state task force says treatment options for the mentally ill in Kansas are lacking because the state’s two acute care psychiatric hospitals don’t have enough space and smaller mental health facilities are underfunded.
Basehor-Linwood High to provide laptops for all students
July 28, 2015
Basehor-Linwood USD 458 is preparing to launch a 1:1 laptop initiative at Basehor-Linwood High School this fall that will equip all students in grades nine through 12 with a MacBook Air provided by the district.
New enthusiasm for Royals baseball impressive
July 28, 2015
What a difference a winning baseball team with extremely popular players makes. I couldn’t help but marvel at the enthusiasm and energy while attending a Kansas City Royals game last week.
Kansas GOP, Democrats plan early March presidential caucuses
July 28, 2015
Republicans and Democrats in Kansas both hope March 5 caucuses will lure serious contenders for their parties’ 2016 presidential nominations to the state.
Remember When for July 30, 2015
July 28, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Face to Face: Bonner Springs pastor Andy Frazier
July 28, 2015
We visit with new Bonner Springs United Methodist Church pastor Andy Frazier for this week’s Face to Face.
2 Topeka nursing homes, Washburn partner on internships
July 27, 2015
Two Topeka nursing homes and Washburn University’s School of Nursing are partners in a pilot program to improve care in nursing facilities.
Police: Woman arrested in battery of police horse in Wichita
July 27, 2015
A 30-year-old woman has been arrested after Wichita police say she assaulted a police horse and two officers.
Study: Many Kansas Turnpike accident hotspots near Lawrence
July 27, 2015
Six of the nine most accident-prone spots along the Kansas Turnpike are in the Lawrence area, according to a study compiled for the Kansas Turnpike Authority.
Renovations at Kansas Aviation Museum nearly complete
July 27, 2015
Visitors to the Kansas Aviation Museum in Wichita are now able to view the museum’s exhibits in air conditioned comfort, thanks to a $1.3 million renovation project that is nearly complete, the museum’s director said.
25 years on, disabilities act has changed lives of millions
July 26, 2015
The Americans with Disabilities Act is monumental in scope, intended to protect people with disabilities from discrimination and enable them to participate fully in the workforce and their communities. Its protections, which now cover an estimated 55 million Americans, extend to five key areas: employment, state and local government facilities and services, public accommodations, telecommunications, and transportation.

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