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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
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.
Populating pollinators: Bonner school, Ag Hall create bee-friendly curriculum
Program may connect with federal effort to support pollinators
August 20, 2015
A project started by Delaware Ridge Elementary second-graders now may become part of a federal program to promote the health of honeybees and other pollinators, via the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame.
Baker Edition: Info Box
August 20, 2015
Contact information for Baker University campuses
Boys Soccer Preview: Bobcats return key players
August 19, 2015
Entering his third season at the helm, Basehor-Linwood boys soccer coach Erik Jones has high expectations for his team this fall. The Bobcats, after all, certainly won’t be lacking any experience or camaraderie when they hit the pitch for the first time later this month.
Basehor business owner combines love of billiards, country
August 19, 2015
If any business has cause to give itself a patriotic name, it’s Stars and Stripes Billiards in Basehor.
Basehor, Bonner school districts seek additional state funds
August 18, 2015
As the 2015-16 school year begins, concerns local superintendents expressed in the spring have proven true: with enrollment increases, both districts now are seeking additional state aid.
Remember When for Aug. 20, 2015
August 17, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Finding some excitement in the ‘blah’ month
August 17, 2015
It has long been my opinion that August is the “blah” month of the year.
Kansas officials defend pension bonds after Moody’s report
August 13, 2015
Kansas sold $1 billion in bonds Wednesday in an effort to bolster the financial health of its pension system for teachers and government workers, a day after a major rating agency said the move will “do little” to help while increasing the state’s financial risks.
Kansas to get grant to defray advanced placement exam costs
August 13, 2015
Kansas has been awarded nearly $81,000 from the federal government to help students pay for advanced placement exams.
Kansas launching campaign to boost child support collections
August 13, 2015
Two state agencies in Kansas are preparing to launch a new campaign aimed at increasing the collection of child support payments from divorced parents.
Report: Retail sales of farm tractors up in July
August 12, 2015
A new industry report shows retail sales of farm tractors up nearly 19 percent this past July when compared to the same month a year ago.
Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Development seeking applicants for 2015-16
August 12, 2015
The Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Development organization is seeking applicants for 2015-16. The group, which celebrated 25 years earlier this year, is taking applications through Sept. 2. Class members range from high school seniors to retired residents. Students learn about personality and leadership traits, as well as local and state government, communication, teambuilding and other skills during the nine-month class that meets monthly.
Kansas regulators disagree on increasing KCP&L’s rates
August 12, 2015
Kansas regulators couldn’t agree Tuesday on how much to increase Kansas City Power & Light Co.’s annual rates, with the utility’s charges for customers with electric heating systems emerging as a key issue.