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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.
No, I don’t go to the fair annually/ have never attended the fair.
I sometimes attend multiple county fairs.
I attend a fair in another county.
Total 49
Note: This is not a scientific poll. Vote
Leavenworth County Fair: Bring on the exhibits, cotton candy and carnival
July 22, 2015
Tonganoxie will be bustling more than usual starting Tuesday. The annual Leavenworth County Fair starts Tuesday with some new attractions at the fairgrounds off Kansas Highway 16. Returning are the mainstays: the parade at 6:30 p.m. and the draft horse pull at 8 p.m. Tuesday. The parade will roll through downtown Tonganoxie along Fourth Street, while the draft horse pull will take place at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds grandstand.
Tonganoxie residents start sports equipment drive
July 22, 2015
­Local residents are starting a sports equipment exchange to help anyone in need of ball equipment. Slightly used soccer and football gear is being requested.
Tonganoxie swimmer places at Sunflower State Games
July 22, 2015
A Tongie Tidal Waves team member placed in a handful of events at the Sunflower State Games in Topeka. Lulu Myers-Arenth placed sixth in the 100 individual medley, seventh in breaststroke and eighth in freestyle. The Sunflower State Games started July 10 and run through Sunday.
Tonganoxie man in court on suspicion of child endangerment, alcohol charges
July 22, 2015
A Tonganoxie man whose apartment was the scene of an alleged sexual assault case involving a 13-year-old girl is expected to appear today in Leavenworth County District Court. Warren P. Thompson, 53, faces two counts aggravated endangerment, three counts endangerment and one count hosting of minors where alcohol is present.
Education focus: Academic boot camp program puts veterans back in the classroom
July 22, 2015
Veterans might shy away from the idea of going back to boot camp, but this one puts them in classrooms, not barracks. Veterans in the Kansas City area who are preparing to return to school in fall 2015 or anytime in 2016 can sharpen their classroom skills at a free 16-hour Academic Boot Camp in August.
Education focus: Dwayne Peaslee Technical Training Center prepares for fall push
July 22, 2015
The Dwayne Peaslee Technical Training Center is preparing for a fall push of students enrolling in classes before its inaugural school year.
Education focus: JCCC partners with Clorox for on-site manufacturing courses
July 22, 2015
Johnson County Community College is working on-site with manufacturers, tailoring their classes to suit their needs.
Education focus: JCCC CDL training puts students in the driver’s seat for a new career
July 22, 2015
A shortage of truck drivers means the trucking industry is in need — and Johnson County Community College’s truck-driving program is there to help.
Tonganoxie City Council OKs proposed 2016 budget
Mill levy is lower, but sewer rates will increase
12:30 p.m., July 21, 2015 Updated 05:43 p.m.
Tonganoxie’s 2016 budget will come with a lower mill levy, but residents will see an increase in sewer rates in the new year. The Tonganoxie City Council discussed the budget for a final time before the budget is published in The Mirror for the public’s review.
Influx of same-sex marriages boon for wedding businesses
July 20, 2015
Several Wichita-area businesses say they’re expecting a bump in revenues with the legalization of same-sex marriages as an influx of couples plan their weddings.
Scientists fly Kansas sky to study ferocious storms
July 20, 2015
No thrill-seekers here. These jetliner-flying storm chasers are on a scientific mission. They’re trying to figure out how to better predict a little-examined peculiarity of summer weather on the Great Plains: its enormous, and often ferocious, nighttime thunderstorms.
Tonganoxie trainer warns of heat illnesses, urges proper hydration
July 20, 2015
Local high school athletes are getting outside for various summer camps this summer. That activity will be accelerated when fall sports begin practicing in the traditionally blazing hot month of August. Tonganoxie High athletic trainer Mark Padfield reminds athletes of all ages to be prepared for outdoor activity when the heat and humidity are at high levels.
Kansas State sticks with scrapping equestrian program
July 20, 2015
Parents of equestrian athletes at Kansas State University are questioning the school’s decision to cancel the program after an NCAA development.
Kansas City Connection: Dance festival, Big Picnic, Van Halen make braving summer heat worth it
July 19, 2015
Temperatures have been unbearably hot lately (at least from what I hear — I haven’t been outside in days), but anyone willing to brave the heat will find a number of fun activities, concerts and sporting events this week in Kansas City.
Effort seeks to crowdfund millions to buy Topeka race track
July 19, 2015
A northeast Kansas man is hoping an ambitious crowdfunding effort will help him buy a Topeka racetrack with an uncertain future.
Kansas congressional staffer sentenced for child sex charges
July 19, 2015
A former staffer for U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp has been sentenced to 12 months in prison in a Kansas child- sex case.
Confirmed mountain lion sightings rise in Missouri, Kansas
July 17, 2015
Reports of confirmed mountain lion sightings have increased over the past decade in Kansas and Missouri, but experts say there are no signs that the animals are reproducing in either state.
Learning about leadership in Leavenworth County
4-H group receives crash course on various careers at recent camp
July 16, 2015
Local professionals gave some 4-H members glimpses into their careers recently at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds. Leavenworth County 4-H Youth Leaders spent a day camp with guest speakers from the community speaking to the youths about their career experiences and what paths they took to their respective careers.
ACLU: Kansas’ gay marriage laws should be stricken from book
July 16, 2015
The American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal judge to explicitly strike down Kansas’ gay marriage laws, saying even though the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage last month, getting rid of Kansas’ moot statutes would help avoid any possible confusion about the matter in the future.
Interim manager named for Kansas State Fair
July 16, 2015
An interim manager has been named for the Kansas State Fair about two months before the 2015 fair gets underway.