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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
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Bonner Springs man identified as Perry Lake drowning victim
August 30, 2015
A 30-year-old man who drowned Saturday evening at Perry Lake has been identified as Bonner Springs resident Jeremy Welch.
Kansas headed toward another school finance debate next year
August 30, 2015
Five months after a new law for funding public schools took effect in Kansas, legislators and education officials are talking about drafting another one next year.
Kansas City Connection: Charisse retains old charm as Power & Light alternative
August 30, 2015
Since June 2012, the French and American flags have hung in tandem outside the downtown Kansas City restaurant at 1006 Walnut St. But the restaurant that started out as Aixois Brasserie, opened by the owners of the popular Aixois Bistro at 251 E. 55th St., rebranded last fall after chef Jason Craine purchased the restaurant from the original owners and renamed it Charisse.
Back to the pitch for Tonganoxie soccer
August 28, 2015
The Tonganoxie High soccer program has experienced unprecedented success under head coach Brian Kroll. Now entering his sixth year at the helm, Kroll has guided THS through several playoff runs, including a state runner-up finish in 2012. The squad became the first-ever THS team in any sport to compete in a state championship game.
Kansas plans state’s first public summit on drones
August 27, 2015
Kansas officials are planning a public summit on drones this fall.
Kansas governor schedules town hall meeting on Guantanamo
August 27, 2015
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback plans to hold a town hall meeting next week to discuss concerns about the potential transfer of prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Fort Leavenworth.
Slide in Kansas oil industry continues to stress producers
August 27, 2015
The Kansas oil industry continues to face pressure because of falling prices, which are approaching producers’ costs for pumping the oil out of wells, industry experts said.
Kansas judge allows suit over citizenship rule to continue
August 27, 2015
A Kansas judge is allowing two voters to continue pursuing a lawsuit challenging how Secretary of State Kris Kobach is enforcing a proof-of-citizenship requirement for registering to vote.
Kansas Wesleyan, seminary announce joint ministry program
August 26, 2015
Kansas Wesleyan University and the Saint Paul School of Theology are planning a degree program that will reduce the number of years students will need to earn a divinity degree.
KCC workers opt to leave civil service for pay raises
August 26, 2015
The Kansas Corporation Commission says most of the agency’s classified workers have chosen to leave the state’s civil service system in exchange for taking a pay raise.
Old Mid-Continent Airport terminal auction yields $83,000
August 26, 2015
An auction of items from the old Mid-Continent Airport terminal has brought in about $83,000 for the Wichita Airport Authority.
Kansas ACT scores above national average but change little
August 26, 2015
Kansas high school students taking the ACT college entrance exam are scoring better than average than their peers nationally and a higher percentage appear ready for college courses.
Court backs Wichita State University in lawsuit over test
August 25, 2015
A federal appeals court has sided with Wichita State University in a lawsuit brought by a student with attention deficit disorder over a failed test.
Wichita teachers challenged to teach refugee children
August 25, 2015
Marcela Richardson underlined the suffix “teen” on her smartboard at Washington Elementary School. She was trying to show her class how to make the numbers 14 through 19 out of the numbers 4 through 9 on Monday morning.
Kansas project to focus on lesser known historical figures
August 25, 2015
Several groups are planning a statewide project that will combine history and art to spotlight lesser known but greatly influential figures and events from Kansas’ past.
Tonganoxie High continues band camp tradition
Weeklong event prepares group for fall season
August 25, 2015
Summer traditionally has been the time of year when athletes knock off the rust with weeklong camps for varying sports. It’s not the only activity in Tonganoxie with such a history. It’s been something longtime Tonganoxie High School band director Charles Van Middlesworth has done with his students with an annual band camp in the summer. This year’s camp took place the Aug. 10-14 on the THS football practice field.
Longtime educator, coach settles in as Tonganoxie High AD
Administrator served last 8 years in same position at Newton High
August 25, 2015
Brian Engelken did his student teaching in this area about 25 years ago in suburban Kansas City and always wanted to return to the area. He got that chance earlier this year. Engelken is Tonganoxie High School’s newest athletics director.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie deputy fire chief John Callaghan
August 25, 2015
This week’s Face to Face profiles John Callaghan, deputy fire chief with the Tonganoxie City Fire Department.
Garden City woman pleads not guilty in marijuana case
August 24, 2015
A western Kansas woman has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from accusations that arose after 11-year-old son said in school that his mother smokes marijuana “a lot.”
Man charged in Jewish site killings sought to explain motive
August 24, 2015
A white supremacist wanted to explain to jurors Monday his motive for killing three people at Jewish sites in Overland Park, but a judge told him the first phase of the capital murder trial was to focus solely on whether he committed the crimes — not why.