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County fair time is approaching. Do you attend the fair?

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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.
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High on the hog: Knapp Family Farms to show off pigs on Kaw Valley Farm Tour
September 28, 2015
At Knapp Family Farms just outside of Basehor, family members have been raising pigs since 1954.
Education officials say schools need reshaped for the future
September 28, 2015
Top Kansas education officials say more emphasis on non-academic skills is needed to transform the state’s public schools to meet the demands of the future workplace.
Kansas State, other state universities see enrollment drop
September 28, 2015
Tougher admission standards are the main reason Kansas State University saw its first enrollment decline in nine years, school officials said in response to a Kansas Board of Regents report showing similar drops at most of the state’s public universities.
Standard often cited in Kansas pension debates questioned
September 28, 2015
Kansas officials say the state will know its underfunded pension system is back on solid financial ground when its revenues and investment earnings are expected to cover 80 percent of the benefits promised retirees over the next two decades.
Young would-be robber’s effort stymied by clerk’s stare
September 28, 2015
A young would-be robber wielding an unusual weapon demanded cigarettes but ended up getting nervous and leaving a Wichita QuikTrip empty-handed.
Supreme Court: Intoxication no excuse for shooting at police
September 27, 2015
The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday overturned an appeals court decision and ruled that getting drunk and taking prescription medications is no excuse for firing a shot at deputies.
Tonganoxie City Fire Department fire calls, Sept. 7-20, 2015
September 27, 2015
Tonganoxie City Fire Department calls for Sept. 7-20, 2015.
Pilot killed in Wichita crash ID’d as former Cessna engineer
September 27, 2015
A pilot killed when his twin-engine Cessna 310 plummeted into a Wichita neighborhood has been identified as a former Cessna engineer who owned an aviation company in Colorado.
Kansas City Connection: Group golf and a great escape
September 27, 2015
Eating, drinking and live entertainment are the typical touchstones for this column, but this week I’d like to first examine some of the more activity-based attractions in the Kansas City area, including a few that just opened in 2015.
Tonganoxie ACT scores higher than state average in various categories
September 27, 2015
ACT scores have been released, ] and Tonganoxie High School is ahead of the state average score in most categories. Tonganoxie’s average for the ACT composite score was 22.0, compared to 21.9 for the state average. That was a slight increase for THS from both 2014 (21.9) and 2013 (21.1).
De Soto hands Tonganoxie football second straight loss
September 26, 2015
Tonganoxie High football coach Al Troyer confirmed what everybody in attendance saw Friday night: His team got bullied up front in a 26-6 loss to the De Soto Wildcats in De Soto. “We have to be more physical,” Troyer said. “We didn’t get the job done up front and we had to hurry everything because we couldn’t block their nose guard.”
Tonganoxie High Soccer gets back on track with victory against St. Mary’s Academy
September 25, 2015
A few days removed from Monday’s loss to Mill Valley, the Tonganoxie High soccer team had another slow start against St. Mary’s Academy on Thursday night in its 4-2 victory.
Insect researcher: Drones will help feed growing population
September 24, 2015
A college professor who studies insects said Wednesday that unmanned aircraft can help grow better crops and produce more food, but it’s going to take more cooperation among researchers to pull it off.
Kansas doctor, wife face new sentencing in overdose deaths
September 24, 2015
The Kansas physician and his wife were convicted of a shocking crime: running a moneymaking conspiracy at a clinic that prosecutors have linked to 68 drug overdose deaths. Yet Stephen Schneider and his wife, Linda, contend they also helped people with chronic pain at their Haysville clinic, even as the doctor saw up to 100 patients a day, with pads of pre-signed prescription forms left for staff to use when he was out. Their lawyers argued during a 2010 trial that they were overwhelmed and listened to drugmakers who pushed potent narcotics.
Kansas regulators expected to approve rate hike for Westar
September 24, 2015
Kansas regulators are expected to give final approval to a $78 million annual rate increase for the state’s largest electric company.
Kansas man driving combine leads law enforcement on chase
September 23, 2015
Authorities say a central Kansas man has been arrested after stealing a large piece of farm equipment and hitting power poles and law enforcement vehicles as he fled.
Wichita State reviving master’s degree in physics
September 23, 2015
Wichita State University is reviving its master’s degree in physics.
Kansas AG obtains order to protect funding for state courts
September 23, 2015
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt obtained a judicial order Tuesday preserving the state court system’s funding amid a legal dispute over an administrative policy imposed on it by legislators.
Jackson Heights football rolls against McLouth, 46-8
September 23, 2015
The McLouth High football team will look to bounce back from its 46-8 setback Friday against Jackson Heights. The Bulldogs weren’t able to get much going against the Cobras in a game played on the JHHS campus near Holton. Now 1-2 on the season, MHS will look to bounce back with Friday’s home game against Royal Valley at the Stan Braksick Sports Complex in McLouth.
Basehor-Linwood escapes Tonganoxie with 5-set victory; THS 7th at Rossville
September 23, 2015
Anyone wanting to take in some thrilling sporting events might want to check the Tonganoxie High volleyball home schedule. Though the Chieftains lost another tough match in five sets last week, the squad had archrival Basehor-Linwood on the ropes last week at the THS gymnasium.