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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.
 
36%
No, I don’t go to the fair annually/ have never attended the fair.
 
34%
I sometimes attend multiple county fairs.
 
27%
I attend a fair in another county.
 
1%
Total 72
Note: This is not a scientific poll. Vote
Videos
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.
Kansas City Connection: It’s showtime for theater festivals
July 12, 2015
With Kansas City theaters ranging from small, independent stages like The Living Room and the Unicorn up to large-scale operations like Starlight Theatre and the Missouri Rep, it’s safe to say Kansas City has a thriving theater scene. From July 16 to 26, however, the options expand exponentially, as the Fringe Festival KC packs venues across midtown with dramatic, comedic and musical performances of all shapes, sizes and colors.
KNEA to appeal dismissal of teacher tenure lawsuit
July 9, 2015
The main teachers union in Kansas says it will appeal the dismissal of a lawsuit against the state for ending teacher job protections.
Tests conducted on highway leading to abandoned mining town
July 9, 2015
State transportation officials are awaiting the results of testing along a five-mile stretch of U.S. 69 in southern Kansas looking for trouble spots that could lead to highway collapses.
Kansas sets up voter fraud website
July 9, 2015
The Kansas Secretary of State’s Office has set up a website and phone hotline to report suspected voter fraud.
Kansas joins partnership to market region to film industry
July 9, 2015
Kansas is working with neighboring states to promote and market the region to film producers looking for movie locations.
Kansas Chamber: Governor’s order sufficient on gay marriage
July 9, 2015
The Kansas Chamber of Commerce says legislators should not pursue a new religious objections law following an executive order from Republican Gov. Sam Brownback protecting clergy and religious groups.
Sheriff: Inmate orchestrated drug deals over jail pay phone
July 8, 2015
A central Kansas sheriff says a tip that a jail inmate was orchestrating drug deals using the facility’s pay phone system has led to the arrest of three people and seizure of more than a pound of methamphetamine.
Kansas AG named to national group’s new agriculture panel
July 8, 2015
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has been appointed to a committee established by the national group for state attorneys general to study legal issues surrounding agriculture.
Bond increase for Kansas man charged with molestation
July 8, 2015
A Johnson County judge has increased the bond for a suburban Kansas City music teacher accused of molesting students.
Basehor sets 2016 budget hearing
July 8, 2015
The Basehor City Council Monday set a public hearing for the 2016 city budget at its Aug. 3 meeting, calling for a slight property tax increase.