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

Response Percent
No, I don’t go to the fair annually/ have never attended the fair.
 
38%
Yes, I attend the fair in my own county.
 
35%
I sometimes attend multiple county fairs.
 
25%
I attend a fair in another county.
 
1%
Total 80
Videos
Remember When for Aug. 27, 2015
August 25, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Reflecting on nearly five decades of Tiblow Days
August 25, 2015
This is a big weekend in Bonner Springs with the annual Tiblow Days celebration. The event draws major crowds to downtown Bonner Springs and features a variety of fun activities for all ages.
Face to Face: Bonner Springs YMCA’s Heather Imhoff
August 25, 2015
“It’s very rewarding when you can see that final spark turn and you know that you’re not only teaching them to swim, but you’re teaching them to save their life,” she said.
Kansas project to focus on lesser known historical figures
August 25, 2015
Several groups are planning a statewide project that will combine history and art to spotlight lesser known but greatly influential figures and events from Kansas’ past.
Garden City woman pleads not guilty in marijuana case
August 24, 2015
A western Kansas woman has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from accusations that arose after 11-year-old son said in school that his mother smokes marijuana “a lot.”
Man charged in Jewish site killings sought to explain motive
August 24, 2015
A white supremacist wanted to explain to jurors Monday his motive for killing three people at Jewish sites in Overland Park, but a judge told him the first phase of the capital murder trial was to focus solely on whether he committed the crimes — not why.
Registration open for 37th annual Tiblow Trot
August 24, 2015
Registration is now open for the 37th Annual Bonner Springs Rotary Tiblow Trot 2 Mile Fun Walk and 5 Mile Run.
Man sentenced to 13 years for shooting clerk in Topeka
August 24, 2015
A 41-year-old Topeka man has been sentenced to 13 years in federal prison for robbing a gas station and shooting the clerk.
ATV crash kills 9-year-old Kansas boy, injures 2 others
August 23, 2015
A 9-year-old Kansas boy has died in an all-terrain vehicle crash in Lyon County.
Mathematician not optimistic about suit seeking ballot audit
August 23, 2015
A Wichita State University mathematician says she’s not optimistic that she’ll win her lawsuit seeking ballot information so she can perform an audit of the 2014 election.
Kansas City Connection: In the market for meat
August 23, 2015
With summer winding to a close and tailgating season right around the corner, I’d like to dedicate a hefty portion of this column to visiting three of Kansas City’s best family-owned and operated meat markets.
Kansas secretary of state clerk sues over termination
August 20, 2015
A former state employee has filed a federal civil lawsuit claiming she was fired from her clerk job at the Kansas secretary of state’s office after she declined to attend prayer services held in the office.
Planning underway for 4th annual Go Dog Go walk
August 20, 2015
Basehor Community Library and Wagg’n Tails Day Spa are joining forces once again to host the 4th Annual Go Dog Go, a dog walk fundraiser for the Leavenworth County Humane Society, at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 12 at Basehor City Park.
Holy-Field Vineyard seeks volunteers for ‘Picking Sunday’
August 20, 2015
Holy-Field Vineyard and Winery, 18807 158th St., Basehor, is looking for volunteer grape pickers for harvesting the Seyval grape beginning at 8 a.m. Aug. 30.
Bridge work to reduce I-70 lanes outside of Lawrence
August 20, 2015
Work is set to begin Monday on a multi-layer polymer concrete overlay on the eastbound Interstate 70 lanes of the Kansas River Bridge near Lawrence.
Face to Face: Basehor pastor Rene Castillero
August 20, 2015
“I always had a desire for intellectualizing truth,” he said. “I was always fascinated with asking what is out there and why is it there. And that’s what got me interested in theology.”
County seeks Fairmount Township trustee
August 20, 2015
The Board of County Commissioners of Leavenworth County is accepting applications to fill the vacancy of the unexpired term of Trustee for the Fairmount Township Board.
Official: Kansas still needs more rain
August 20, 2015
A Kansas official says despite recent rain, sections of western Kansas still need about five inches of rain before they make up what they lost in the drought.
Topeka Zoo denies claims that their elephants are lonely
10:00 a.m., August 20, 2015 Updated 10:40 a.m.
Topeka Zoo officials are denying claims that the zoo’s two elephants are suffering from a lack of social interaction.
Man found dead after standoff in Kansas City, Kan.
August 20, 2015
Authorities say a man was found dead inside a Kansas City, Kan., home after a nearly four-hour standoff with law enforcement officers.