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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.
Yes, I attend the fair in my own county.
I sometimes attend multiple county fairs.
I attend a fair in another county.
Total 80
Junction City man gets life for operating cocaine ring
November 25, 2015
A Junction City man faces life in prison for his role in a cocaine trafficking ring in northeast Kansas.
Leavenworth seeks scores of historical photos
November 25, 2015
The Leavenworth County Historical Society has launched a $1 million capital campaign to retrieve glass-plate photo negatives taken by prominent frontier photographers more than a century ago during Leavenworth’s pioneer days.
Kansas urges court to let governor, lawmakers decide funding
November 25, 2015
State attorneys urged the Kansas Supreme Court on Tuesday to allow the governor and lawmakers to decide whether schools were getting enough money, not a small number of school districts challenging in the courts a new school-funding law.
Coffeyville weathers Amazon job losses better than expected
November 24, 2015
Football fans still pack Veterans Memorial Stadium here on Friday nights and Saturday afternoons in the fall. The Verdigris River still flows sluggishly by. Life continues in this town of about 10,000 a year after its biggest employer, Amazon, announced it was leaving. The closing of the distribution warehouse, along with a couple of other plant closings and layoffs last year, meant the loss of more than 800 jobs — about 5 percent of all jobs in Montgomery County, The Wichita Eagle reported.
KCP&L appeals rate increase ruling by Kansas regulators
November 24, 2015
Kansas City Power & Light is appealing a September ruling by Kansas regulators reducing the percentage of annual profit the utility is allowed to return to its stockholders.
Moments of thanks in Tonganoxie
Notes allow library patrons to count blessings
November 24, 2015
A November trip to the Tonganoxie Public Library brings the opportunity of scribing for what is most thankful. For some, that might be “food and trees and family,” or “for this planet not exploding.” Library staff have made notes available for patrons, whether elementary school students or adults, to post their thankful thoughts throughout the building.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie school nurse Heather DeMaranville
November 23, 2015
This week’s Face to Face profile features Tonganoxie middle and high school nurse Heather DeMaranville.
Topeka councilman, wife, charged with abusing children
November 22, 2015
A member of the Topeka City Council and his wife are accused of abusing and endangering some of the 16 children in their care and remained behind bars Friday afternoon.
Group says youth drug overdoses up in Kansas
November 22, 2015
A study by a nonprofit health advocacy group says youth drug overdose rates are up in Kansas, but that they remain lower than the national rate.
Kansas City Connection: More holiday events, tasty eats and food for your ears
November 22, 2015
No sooner had last Sunday’s holiday preview gone to press than I learned of two more interesting stage events taking place through 2015 in Kansas City.
Both Kansas Cities raise age to buy tobacco products to 21
November 20, 2015
Young Kansas City smokers will have to drive a bit farther to buy their cigarettes, e-cigarettes or vapor products under an ordinance that’s getting widespread support in the metropolitan area.
Leighty grant funding awards largest single-year amount
Trust has now awarded $225,000 over six years
November 20, 2015
Nearly 20 recipients received more than $62,000 in grants through the Pete and Margaret Leighty Trust Fund during a reception Thursday at The Jewel on Main. It marked the largest amount awarded at a time to date. This is the sixth year money has been distributed through the fund. Tonganoxie USD 464, Genesis Christian Academy, 4-H clubs and the Tonganoxie Recreation Commission were some of this year’s recipients.
About 25 residents attend initial Tonganoxie sesquicentennial planning meeting
Volunteers sign up for committees for 150th year celebration
November 20, 2015
Old-fashioned games, bed races, entertainment stages and sidewalk art. All of those ideas and several more were thrown out during a call-for-volunteers meeting Thursday for next year’s Tonganoxie sesquicentennial celebration. The sesquicentennial steering committee led brainstorming discussions with about 25 people in attendance Thursday in Tonganoxie City Council chambers.
Kansas spending $20M to dredge John Redmond Reservoir
November 20, 2015
Kansas is spending about $20 million to remove sediment from the reservoir that serves as the primary water source for a nearby nuclear power plant and several communities.
Kansas Aviation Museum seeking new director
November 19, 2015
The Kansas Aviation Museum in Wichita again needs a new director.
KC to vote on measure to bar tobacco sales to those under 21
November 19, 2015
Kansas City Council members are expected to approve an ordinance prohibiting stores from selling tobacco products or e-cigarettes to anyone under 21.
Brownback cites importance of water policy reforms
November 19, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback says Kansas has to make changes to address concerns over the state’s water supply.
Kansas National Guard helping search for stranded motorists
November 18, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback has issued a state declaration of emergency for sections of northwest Kansas hit by heavy snow.
Kansas attorney general: Don’t send us Guantanamo detainees
November 18, 2015
Top prosecutors in three states being assessed as potential future homes for Guantanamo Bay detainees implored the Obama administration on Wednesday not to send the prisoners to their states.
Kansas properties nominated for national historic register
November 17, 2015
Kansas authorities have nominated five Kansas sites for the National Register of Historic Places.