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Baldwin softball team swept by De Soto, Louisburg
April 23, 2014
The young Baldwin High softball team continued to struggle in Frontier League play, going 0-4 in the last week. Baldwin lost a doubleheader Tuesday at Louisburg, 5-4, 7-4, and was swept at home Thursday by defending 4A state champion De Soto, 12-11, 8-2.
Bulldog junior chasing friend’s Baldwin High School records
April 23, 2014
The day before the start of the KU Relays, Baldwin High’s Alexia Stein was ready for the warmer weather and competition she expected to see in Lawrence. To that point, the Bulldog junior hadn’t seen much of either. Stein collected gold in the shot put and discus in her first three meets. That success included first-place finishes against stepped-up competition at the Pre-State Classic in Wichita and the Baker Relays.
Kansas worker’s pay an issue for lawmakers
April 23, 2014
Kansas legislators are considering proposals to give state workers modest salary increases but end their guaranteed longevity bonuses, and a union official said Tuesday that the combination could lower the pay of many employees.
Baldwin High School athletes do well at KU Relays
April 23, 2014
aldwin High track and field coaches were pleased with how their athletes performed at last weekend’s KU Relays against some of the top stars in the Midwest. Girls coach Ted Zuzzio said he knew the event drew athletes from at least five states, as well as those from Kansas
Pitching lifts Baldwin boys to 3-game winning streak
April 23, 2014
Baldwin High pitchers dominated Tuesday as the Bulldogs swept a doubleheader against Frontier League foe Louisburg.
Kansas school boards cautioned about using new rules to hire, fire teachers
April 23, 2014
The Kansas Association of School Boards is urging local boards of education to use caution before taking advantage of new powers granted to them under a school finance bill that Gov. Sam Brownback signed into law Monday.
Kansas: Brownback signs Medicare, gun bills
April 23, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday signed into law a bill that could put Kansas officials in charge of Medicare and other federally funded health programs in the state.
Wilson files for re-election to Kansas House
April 23, 2014
Rep. John Wilson, D-Lawrence has filed for re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives for a second term. Wilson represents the 10th House District which covers southeast Lawrence, Baldwin City, and portions of rural Douglas County.
Fascination with trains leads to volunteer role at Baldwin City’s Midland Railway
April 23, 2014
Mike Beem struck up a conversation with a stranger Saturday as they stood on the Santa Fe Depot’s north platform waiting for a Midland Railway train to pull into the station. Words came easy to the two men as they talked trains and railroad. The stranger told Beem, a volunteer with the Midland Railway, he was retired from the Union Pacific Railroad and used to make regular runs through Kansas City west to Marysville.
Face to Face: BCRC recreation specialist Tammy Michael
April 23, 2014
Face to Face is a weekly feature highlighting those who live or work in Baldwin City. Each week The Signal will pick one person to highlight in the community. This week we meet Baldwin City Recreation Commission recreation specialist Tammy Michael.
Missouri mayor resigns after anti-Semitic remarks
April 22, 2014
The mayor of the Missouri community of Marionville has resigned over anti-Semitic remarks he made in support of a white supremacist accused of killing three people at Jewish community sites in Kansas.
Baker Spring Sing to be May 2
April 22, 2014
The choral division of Baker University’s Department of Music and Theatre will present Spring Sing at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 2, at Baldwin First United Methodist Church.
Baker journalism students collect state, national honors
April 22, 2014
The Baker Orange newspaper and its accompanying website,, recently earned several state and national honors.
BU memorial jazz concert May 1
April 22, 2014
The Baker University Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Baker Professor of Music J.D. Parr, will host the Chris Grubb Memorial Jazz Scholarship Concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 1, at Rice Auditorium.
KU hopes new medical building will be done in 3 years
April 22, 2014
University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little hopes a new health education building at the University of Kansas Medical Center can be finished in three years.
Kansas: Over teachers’ objections, Brownback signs ‘good’ school finance bill
April 22, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback on Monday signed into law a school finance bill that will provide more funds to classrooms in an effort to comply with a court order, but also includes controversial policy changes, including the repeal of tenure for teachers.
Baldwin school board passes on opportunity to increase local option budget
April 22, 2014
Although it is facing a tight 2014-2015 budget that will likely reduce the number of teachers in the district while increasing class sizes, the Baldwin school board passed Monday on a possible opportunity to secure more revenue from its local option budget.
Baldwin board asked not to judge textbooks by worn covers
April 22, 2014
The normally routine matter of Baldwin board members approving classroom materials district faculty recommends for their curriculum hit a snag Monday when two board members questioned the well-used appearance of textbooks proposed for use in high-level math and science classes.
Baldwin Academy of Dance and Voice moving to new downtown site
April 22, 2014
The Baldwin Academy of Dance and Voice will have a new, more spacious downtown home with the start of summer. Academy owner Courtney Williams said she agreed Friday to purchase the storefront at 711 High St., which had been the home of the El Jacal Restaurant, as the academy’s new home.
Kansas: Fort Riley overhauls sex assault program
April 21, 2014
Fort Riley has revamped its services for sexual assault victims in the military, streamlining the process in a bid to make it easier for victims to report assaults.