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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.
 
38%
No, I don’t go to the fair annually/ have never attended the fair.
 
38%
I sometimes attend multiple county fairs.
 
20%
I attend a fair in another county.
 
1%
Total 54
Note: This is not a scientific poll. Vote
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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.
Errors on Tonganoxie Elementary School murals a concern at meeting
July 16, 2015
Tonganoxie USD 464 has events planned for an open house July 25 at the new Tonganoxie Elementary School, but school board members are concerned about some corrections to murals throughout the school not being finished before the open house.
LMH Summer Spray 5K coming Saturday to Tonganoxie
July 16, 2015
With the heat wave that has hit the area, the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Summer Spray 5K event Saturday in Tonganoxie might be coming at just the right time. The event will begin with registration at 6:30 a.m. July 18 at Family Medicine of Tonganoxie, 410 Woodfield Drive. The race will start at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for youths 12 and younger, Adult pre-registration is $25, while adult registration is $30. Team registration (up three people) is $50. Participants can register online at lmhendowment.org by clicking on the event. Online registration must be complete 48 hours before the 5K.
Tonganoxie City Council hears preferences for new police station
July 16, 2015
As the Tonganoxie City Council decides how to proceed with a new police station, citizens — and police officers — weighed in on their preferences. The council had a public forum Monday in council chambers with about 25 attending.
Mars Inc. to expand candy-making plant in Kansas
July 16, 2015
Mars Inc. announced plans Wednesday for a $100 million expansion of its candy-making plant in Kansas, a facility that was the company’s first new plant in 35 years.
Observatory run by Wichita State to close after 35 years
July 15, 2015
Lake Afton Public Observatory is set to close after giving Kansas a glimpse of the stars for 35 years.
Sirens failed to sound in Nickerson as tornado hit area
July 15, 2015
Tornado sirens failed to go off in Nickerson as a tornado hit the area.
Tiebreaking vote grants chruch tax break
July 15, 2015
The Tonganoxie City Council approved a tax break to Cornerstone Family Worship for construction of a new church, but it took Mayor Jason Ward’s tiebreaking vote. Council Members Chris Donnelly and Andy Gilner voted in favor of the excise tax reduction, while fellow members Curtis Oroke and Kara Reed voted against it.
Report: Nearly 1 in 3 young U.S. adults too fat for military
July 15, 2015
The nation’s obesity epidemic is causing significant recruiting problems for the military, with one in three young adults nationwide too fat to enlist, according to report issued Wednesday by a group of retired military leaders.
Kansas lifts teacher licensure requirement in 6 districts
July 15, 2015
Unlicensed teachers can work in six Kansas school districts, the Kansas State Board of Education decided Tuesday by a narrow vote.
New attractions to greet Leavenworth County fairgoers
July 15, 2015
The Leavenworth County Fair will be swinging into Tonganoxie later this month with some new attractions, including the bull bash on Aug. 1.
Leavenworth County Fair schedule
July 15, 2015
Here’s a look at the 2015 Leavenworth County Fair schedule:
Tonganoxie man arrested on suspicion of child endangerment, alcohol charges
July 14, 2015
A Tonganoxie man whose apartment was the scene of an alleged sexual assault case involving a 13-year-old girl has been booked into Leavenworth County Jail.
Report: 93 percent of Kansas winter wheat harvested
July 14, 2015
A new government update on the winter wheat harvest shows that 93 percent of the crop has now been cut in Kansas.
Wyandotte County Fair schedule of events
July 14, 2015
Here is a schedule of events for this year’s Wyandotte County Fair, July 21-26
Douglas County Fair returns July 24 with new theme, kiddie derby
July 14, 2015
The Douglas County Fair may just be one of the summer’s biggest attractions — in recent years, it’s drawn upwards of 25,000 people to the Lawrence fairgrounds — but back in the early 1950s, the fair was just a fledgling operation hosted at Haskell University. Back then, before the fairgrounds were built, 4-H animals were all housed underneath the school’s football stadium. Or, at least, that’s what Margaret Kalb’s mother told her growing up.