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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.
 
37%
No, I don’t go to the fair annually/ have never attended the fair.
 
35%
I sometimes attend multiple county fairs.
 
25%
I attend a fair in another county.
 
1%
Total 70
Note: This is not a scientific poll. Vote
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Lucky breaks with federal funds, pensions help Kansas budget
August 2, 2015
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s latest efforts to prevent a state budget deficit were assisted by a well-timed decision on health care funding from federal officials and better-than-expected news about teacher pensions.
Kansas City Connection: Where comics, movies and TV shows come to life
August 2, 2015
The other night, I had a dream that I was in a giant exhibition hall hanging out with Jackie Brown, Samwise Gamgee and Eddie from “The Munsters.” If this sounds like an exciting scenario, you’ll be pleased to know that this was, in fact, no dream — it’s a description of the first-ever Kansas City Comic Con scheduled for this week at Bartle Hall.
Boy, 9, injured after hit in head at baseball game
August 2, 2015
A 9-year-old bat boy is hospitalized after being hit in the head during a National Baseball Congress World Series game.
Canoeists set new record in paddling from Kansas to Missouri
July 30, 2015
Two Texas men have set a new record in a race by canoeing the Missouri River from Kansas City, Kansas, to St. Charles, Missouri, in 34 hours and 34 minutes.
Solar group wants more input into review of Westar plan
July 30, 2015
A solar advocacy group says it doesn’t agree with a decision by Kansas regulators to limit the group’s input over a large utility’s rate plan to boost rates.
Voter ID laws focus of Kansas civil rights committee
July 30, 2015
The Kansas division of a federal civil rights commission will investigate whether voter identification laws have affected turnout around the state.
3 suspects in custody after high-speed police chase ends in Lawrence
July 30, 2015
Three people are in custody after leading multiple Kansas law enforcement agencies on a high-speed vehicle chase from Kansas City, Kan., to Lawrence on Wednesday.
True aim: Bonner Springs couple founds archery club
July 30, 2015
During an eight-year stint in Phoenix, Kansas natives Kerry and Joanna Heidebrecht, along with their son, Kolton, fell in love with archery.
GOP legislators block audit of Kansas foster care system
July 29, 2015
Republican legislators on Wednesday blocked a state audit of Kansas’ foster care system even though several acknowledged that they have ongoing concerns about how well it protects abused and neglected children.
Bonner council supports amphitheater renovation costs
July 29, 2015
The city of Bonner Springs has agreed to provide $30,000 and take a more than $8,000 reduction in tax revenues in an effort to ensure Cricket Wireless Amphitheater remains a viable entertainment venue and draw to the city.
USD 204 reviews budget, bond refinancing
July 29, 2015
The 2015-16 budget and a proposed refunding plan of current school bonds were the major topics of conversation at the Bonner Springs-Edwardsville USD 204 Board of Education meeting Monday.
Bonner Springs council to review city manager applicants
July 29, 2015
The Bonner Springs City Council Monday agreed to meet in a special workshop at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 3 to review city manager candidate resumes.
Kansas fish farms benefiting from wet weather
July 28, 2015
After years of drought, all the recent wet weather in Kansas has been a boon to the state’s fish farmers.
Panel faults Kansas mental health system
July 28, 2015
A special state task force says treatment options for the mentally ill in Kansas are lacking because the state’s two acute care psychiatric hospitals don’t have enough space and smaller mental health facilities are underfunded.
New enthusiasm for Royals baseball impressive
July 28, 2015
What a difference a winning baseball team with extremely popular players makes. I couldn’t help but marvel at the enthusiasm and energy while attending a Kansas City Royals game last week.
Kansas GOP, Democrats plan early March presidential caucuses
July 28, 2015
Republicans and Democrats in Kansas both hope March 5 caucuses will lure serious contenders for their parties’ 2016 presidential nominations to the state.
Remember When for July 30, 2015
July 28, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Face to Face: Bonner Springs pastor Andy Frazier
July 28, 2015
We visit with new Bonner Springs United Methodist Church pastor Andy Frazier for this week’s Face to Face.
2 Topeka nursing homes, Washburn partner on internships
July 27, 2015
Two Topeka nursing homes and Washburn University’s School of Nursing are partners in a pilot program to improve care in nursing facilities.
Police: Woman arrested in battery of police horse in Wichita
July 27, 2015
A 30-year-old woman has been arrested after Wichita police say she assaulted a police horse and two officers.

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