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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.
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Kansas Supreme Court justices asked to recuse themselves
November 11, 2015
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is asking all Kansas Supreme Court justices to recuse themselves from a lawsuit involving the court system’s budget.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie High School teacher Preston Troyer
November 11, 2015
This week’s Face to Face feature profiles Preston Troyer, Tonganoxie High School technology and yearbook instructor.
Kansas again faces possible loss of all federal arts funding
November 11, 2015
The leader of a statewide advocacy group warned Tuesday that Kansas is likely to lose its federal arts dollars again early next year because the state isn’t providing enough funding for arts programs under Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration.
Resident asks to consider educational opportunities for former Tonganoxie Elementary School
November 10, 2015
A former Tonganoxie USD 464 school board member is asking the current board to consider a partnership when it comes to the future of the former Tonganoxie Elementary School. Bill New spoke to the board in open agenda.
Donations feed appetite for reading in Tonganoxie
Book donations help provide ‘Hunger Games’ copies for entire grade level
November 10, 2015
What started out as a casual discussion during parent-teacher conferences has turned into an outpouring of book donations nationwide to a Tonganoxie Middle School classroom. Debbie Holloway was having a discussion with Kara Reed, whose daughter, Bryn, is in Holloway’s eighth-grade literature class. Both Holloway and Reed are avid readers. Reed asked Holloway what an ideal book for students to read would be. Holloway mentioned “The Hunger Games.”
Information about Tonganoxie’s Gallagher Park personalized bricks to be available later this month
November 10, 2015
Tonganoxie’s newest park continues to take shape. Masonry work has been done at Gallagher Park, just south of Tonganoxie Water Park. “The initial benches and columns are almost completed,” said Kay Soetaert, park committee member. ‘There’s still some tweaking to do, some finessing to do.”
Wichita bishop to make case for sainthood for Kapaun
November 9, 2015
The bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wichita is preparing to make the case that an Army chaplain from Kansas who died in a North Korean prisoner of war camp deserves to be granted sainthood.
Kansas ranks low in providing summer meals to children
November 9, 2015
Advocates of providing summer meals to children in low-income areas say Kansas must find ways to provide more meals during the summer.
Kansas battles pay-related turnover among prison staff
November 9, 2015
Employee turnover at Kansas prisons has increased over the past five years, and the state’s corrections secretary and legislators agree that officers’ pay must rise if the state hopes to end a problem that’s now seen as a threat to public safety.
Tonganoxie teams land several on all-Kaw Valley League teams
November 9, 2015
Tonganoxie High fall sports teams experienced many triumphs collectively during the season. Now that the majority of fall team seasons have concluded, many individual student-athletes also have been acknowledged for their efforts.
McLouth Happenings
November 9, 2015
Join in for a family evening of “Pickin’ and Grinnin’” music and fellowship at Tonganoxie Friends Church at 7 p.m. Friday. Bring your guitar, banjo or other instrument and share in the fun.
Property taxes on the rise around Kansas
November 8, 2015
Patrons of most Kansas school districts will see property taxes rise this year amid an ongoing legal battle over whether public schools are underfunded, preliminary state data shows.
Kansas City Connection: Farm-fresh flavor; Floyd’s ‘Dark Side’
November 8, 2015
One of my favorite places in Kansas City for a nice lunch, dinner or cocktail is The Farmhouse, a farm-to-table, “tip-to-tail” restaurant that offers a delicious variety of entrees and sandwiches using fresh meats and vegetables from regional providers.
In good spooky spirits in Tonganoxie
November 6, 2015
Fall rains couldn’t dampen the spirits of youths Friday in downtown Tonganoxie. Children and their families made their way to the annual Spooktacular event. Though the rain prevented the showing of a movie outdoors and a few other activities, plenty of games still took place and local businesses still handed out piece after piece of candy.
Tonganoxie Public Library bingo has several winners
November 6, 2015
The Tonganoxie Public Library had 22 people show up Monday for its Bingo time. Patros played 18 games, including two blackout games.
This year’s Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade to salute Vitenam veterans
November 6, 2015
Tonganoxie will be represented next week at one of the oldest parades in the nation. Local veterans will participate in the Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade, which will start at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11 in Leavenworth. This year’s parade, which is the 96th annual installment of the celebration, will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.
Kansas official seeks to save funds to treat drug offenders
November 4, 2015
With potential budget problems looming in Kansas, a state official urged legislators Tuesday to protect funding for substance-abuse treatment that keeps hundreds of drug offenders out of prison.
Kansas raises rents on agencies in state office buildings
November 4, 2015
Kansas has recently raised the rent by more than 25 percent for agencies housed in state office buildings.
4 living ex-presidents join Eisenhower Memorial Commission
November 4, 2015
The four, living ex-U.S. presidents are all now on a committee working to commemorate President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Kansas prisons full; official outlines $27M expansion option
November 3, 2015
Kansas’ top corrections official Monday outlined a proposal for a $27 million expansion of the state’s maximum-security prison outside El Dorado to deal with the state’s increasing inmate population.