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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
BLHS duo to take stage at WyCo Fair
July 21, 2015
The Wyandotte County Fair will have a little bit of a Basehor-Linwood flair on Wednesday.
Remember When for July 23, 2015
July 20, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Smart phone purchase leaves operator feeling dumb
July 20, 2015
I have retreated from my original entrenched position — I have purchased a smart phone.
Influx of same-sex marriages boon for wedding businesses
July 20, 2015
Several Wichita-area businesses say they’re expecting a bump in revenues with the legalization of same-sex marriages as an influx of couples plan their weddings.
Scientists fly Kansas sky to study ferocious storms
July 20, 2015
No thrill-seekers here. These jetliner-flying storm chasers are on a scientific mission. They’re trying to figure out how to better predict a little-examined peculiarity of summer weather on the Great Plains: its enormous, and often ferocious, nighttime thunderstorms.
Kansas State sticks with scrapping equestrian program
July 20, 2015
Parents of equestrian athletes at Kansas State University are questioning the school’s decision to cancel the program after an NCAA development.
Kansas City Connection: Dance festival, Big Picnic, Van Halen make braving summer heat worth it
July 19, 2015
Temperatures have been unbearably hot lately (at least from what I hear — I haven’t been outside in days), but anyone willing to brave the heat will find a number of fun activities, concerts and sporting events this week in Kansas City.
Effort seeks to crowdfund millions to buy Topeka race track
July 19, 2015
A northeast Kansas man is hoping an ambitious crowdfunding effort will help him buy a Topeka racetrack with an uncertain future.
Kansas congressional staffer sentenced for child sex charges
July 19, 2015
A former staffer for U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp has been sentenced to 12 months in prison in a Kansas child- sex case.
Confirmed mountain lion sightings rise in Missouri, Kansas
July 17, 2015
Reports of confirmed mountain lion sightings have increased over the past decade in Kansas and Missouri, but experts say there are no signs that the animals are reproducing in either state.
ACLU: Kansas’ gay marriage laws should be stricken from book
July 16, 2015
The American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal judge to explicitly strike down Kansas’ gay marriage laws, saying even though the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage last month, getting rid of Kansas’ moot statutes would help avoid any possible confusion about the matter in the future.
Basehor-based Holy-Field takes top honors at wine competition
July 16, 2015
Holy-Field Winery, located in Basehor, received four gold medals, including a Sweepstakes winner for Valvin Muscat, in the Ninth Annual Mid-American Wine Competition held July 10-12 at the Des Moines Area Community College campus in Ankeny, Iowa.
Interim manager named for Kansas State Fair
July 16, 2015
An interim manager has been named for the Kansas State Fair about two months before the 2015 fair gets underway.
Mars Inc. to expand candy-making plant in Kansas
July 16, 2015
Mars Inc. announced plans Wednesday for a $100 million expansion of its candy-making plant in Kansas, a facility that was the company’s first new plant in 35 years.
Observatory run by Wichita State to close after 35 years
July 15, 2015
Lake Afton Public Observatory is set to close after giving Kansas a glimpse of the stars for 35 years.
Sirens failed to sound in Nickerson as tornado hit area
July 15, 2015
Tornado sirens failed to go off in Nickerson as a tornado hit the area.
Edwardsville expects revenue increase in 2016
City manager cautions that debt payments also will rise
July 15, 2015
The Edwardsville City Council got a bit of positive news as they began reviewing 2016 budget numbers Monday.
Report: Nearly 1 in 3 young U.S. adults too fat for military
July 15, 2015
The nation’s obesity epidemic is causing significant recruiting problems for the military, with one in three young adults nationwide too fat to enlist, according to report issued Wednesday by a group of retired military leaders.
Former police officer buys Bonner office building
July 15, 2015
For more than 14 years, Patrick Budy’s drive to work ended at 120 N. Nettleton Avenue.
Authorities announce name of pedestrian killed in Bonner Springs accident
July 15, 2015
The Kansas Highway Patrol says that a Kansas City, Kan., woman was the pedestrian killed about 12:50 a.m. Sunday when she was struck by a vehicle while trying to cross Kansas Highway 7.