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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.
 
38%
No, I don’t go to the fair annually/ have never attended the fair.
 
35%
I sometimes attend multiple county fairs.
 
23%
I attend a fair in another county.
 
1%
Total 67
Note: This is not a scientific poll. Vote
Videos
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.
Kansas lifts teacher licensure requirement in 6 districts
July 15, 2015
Unlicensed teachers can work in six Kansas school districts, the Kansas State Board of Education decided Tuesday by a narrow vote.
Face to Face: Bonner Springs city employee Justine Smith
July 15, 2015
As July is National Parks and Recreation Month, Justine Smith of Bonner Springs Parks and Recreation is featured in this week’s Face to Face.
New attractions to greet Leavenworth County fairgoers
July 15, 2015
The Leavenworth County Fair will be swinging into Tonganoxie later this month with some new attractions, including the bull bash on Aug. 1.
Leavenworth County Fair schedule
July 15, 2015
Here’s a look at the 2015 Leavenworth County Fair schedule:
Tonganoxie man arrested on suspicion of child endangerment, alcohol charges
July 14, 2015
A Tonganoxie man whose apartment was the scene of an alleged sexual assault case involving a 13-year-old girl has been booked into Leavenworth County Jail.
BSHS grad with renal failure thankful for community support
Benefit event set for July 25
July 14, 2015
Jason Harrington said while he knew he had a chronic kidney disease, he didn’t know how serious it could get.
Report: 93 percent of Kansas winter wheat harvested
July 14, 2015
A new government update on the winter wheat harvest shows that 93 percent of the crop has now been cut in Kansas.
Wyandotte County Fair schedule of events
July 14, 2015
Here is a schedule of events for this year’s Wyandotte County Fair, July 21-26
Douglas County Fair returns July 24 with new theme, kiddie derby
July 14, 2015
The Douglas County Fair may just be one of the summer’s biggest attractions — in recent years, it’s drawn upwards of 25,000 people to the Lawrence fairgrounds — but back in the early 1950s, the fair was just a fledgling operation hosted at Haskell University. Back then, before the fairgrounds were built, 4-H animals were all housed underneath the school’s football stadium. Or, at least, that’s what Margaret Kalb’s mother told her growing up.
Lawmakers question Kansas policy on tax credit information
July 13, 2015
A decades-old Kansas policy that keeps secret the names of those who receive millions of dollars in tax credits is designed to protect taxpayer privacy, state officials said, but some lawmakers argue it keeps them from knowing which breaks are worth keeping.
Shorts a necessity when mercury rises
July 13, 2015
I’ll be the first to embrace the fact that I have never been on the cutting edge of men’s fashion.
Remember When for July 16, 2015
July 13, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Wichita animal control officers seek home for alligator
July 13, 2015
Wichita animal control officials are trying to figure out what to do with a 3-foot alligator that turned up in a local yard and gave its eventual captors all sorts of fits.
Wyandotte County fair adds go kart racing to events
July 13, 2015
As the Wyandotte County Fair continues to rebuild and familiarize attendees with its “new” fairgrounds, it is adding a new feature that it hopes will serve to do both.
Kansas council to study revising records law over emails
July 13, 2015
A Kansas council that reviews legal issues plans to study expanding the state’s Open Records Act to cover officials’ emails about public business on private accounts.
Police officer lauded for how he handled shoplifting case
July 12, 2015
A suburban Kansas City police officer said he is amazed by the public response to actions he took this week while responding to a routine shoplifting call at a local retail store.
More Kansas teachers leaving state, retiring
July 12, 2015
Classroom spending cuts, uncertain school financing, low pay and eroding tenure protections all play into a hostile climate in Kansas that teachers and school administrators say is spurring a surge of teacher departures and retirements.