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Lawrence radio personality hired as first Baldiwn City Chamber of Commerce executive director
January 30, 2015
Baldwin City residents may not know the community’s first-ever Chamber of Commerce executive director, but they’ve probably heard his voice. “That’s what I’ve been telling people,” Booth said Friday. “I’ve done the radio show “According to the Record” since getting out of the Army in 1972.”
Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce names its first executive director
January 30, 2015
The Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the hiring of Hank Booth as the chamber’s first executive director. He will begin Monday.
Baldwin steamrolls Spring Hill on way to Top Gun finals
January 29, 2015
Wellsville — The Baldwin High School girls steamrolled into the finals of the Wellsville Top Gun Classic with a 53-23 victory against Spring Hill.
Quick-thinking school bus driver, neighbor save rural Baldwin City home
January 29, 2015
School bus drivers are often asked to take on the duties of nurses, confidants and disciplinarians in the course of driving their routes. Thursday morning, Tammy Ritter, a bus driver with the Baldwin City school district, took on another role — that of firefighter.
Kansas considers reduced penalties for marijuana possession
January 28, 2015
Penalties for marijuana possession may be softened in Kansas as legislators seek to lower prison populations and reduce costs.
Baker interim class gets behind-the-scenes look sports administration
January 28, 2015
Six Baker University students traveled to Atlanta during the holiday break to learn more about event operations and strategies connected to the Chick-fil-A Bowl and other organizations as part of an interterm course titled “Bowl Game Extravaganza: Sport Public Relations in Action.”
Baldwin boys’ close loss one positive from bad week
January 28, 2015
Although there might seem to be little positive in a week the Baldwin High School boys went 0-3, the Bulldogs’ fifth-place game in the Baldwin invitational Tournament offered some promise for the post-season.
Kansas lawmakers move to block local gun regulations
January 28, 2015
Local officials who already are barred from imposing restrictions on gun owners also would be prohibited from imposing special taxes on gun sales under a bill considered Wednesday by Kansas legislators.
Baldwin wrestling team set for big weekend
January 28, 2015
Local high school wresting fans will be treated this weekend to two days of top-notch competition as Baldwin High School hosts two talent-rich events There is plenty to get excited about with the Baldwin High School squad currently the No. 1 ranked team in Kansas 4A.
Seven candidates file for three Baldwin City Council seats
January 27, 2015
After a flurry of late filings, there will be seven candidates on this spring’s ballot vying for three seats on the Baldwin City Council. No primary will be needed to cull the field of Steve Bauer, Tony Brown, April Coburn, Bonnie Plumberg, Dave Simmons, Casey Simoneau and incumbent Shane Starkey.
One Baldwin school board seat to be contested this spring
January 27, 2015
With the terms of four Baldwin school board members set to expire at the send of their terms on July 1, there was the chance before Tuesday’s filing deadline that the board might soon look very different. Short of successful write-in campaigns, that won’t happen. Two incumbent board members who chose to stand for re-election, Nick Harris in District 1, Position 1 and Sandy Chapman in District 2, Position 2, will be unopposed on the April 7 general election ballot. First-time board candidate Kelley Bethell-Smith will also be unopposed for the board’s at-large seat Sheryl Gill currently holds.
Kansas House moves to stop wee-hours sessions, bill bundling
January 27, 2015
Kansas House members are moving to ban post-midnight sessions of their chamber and make it harder for their leaders to bundle multiple bills into a single piece of legislation.
Wichita council puts marijuana issue on April ballot
January 27, 2015
Wichita voters will get the opportunity to vote on easing marijuana penalties for first-time offenders.
Face to Face: Anne Walker
January 27, 2015
Face to Face is a weekly feature in which the Signal introduces readers to people who live and work in the community. This week, we meet busy volunteer Anne Walker.
5 file for Baldwin school board seats, 7 for Baldwin City Council
January 27, 2015
Five candidates filed for the four positions on the Baldwin school board that will be on the April 7 ballot and seven candidates have filed for the three expiring at-large positions on the Baldwin City Council before the filling deadline of noon today.
Kansas measure would boost penalties for burglaries
January 27, 2015
Kansas would increase penalties for home burglaries under a bill being considered in the state Senate.
Baker football coach to be honored
January 27, 2015
Baker University head football coach Mike Grossner will be awarded the 2015 Sprint Community Champion award by the Kansas City Sports Commission at its annual banquet at 7 p.m. April 15 at 7 p.m. at the Kansas City Downtown Marriott-Muehlebach Towers.
Depression, mental health theme of this year’s Baldwin High School diversity day
January 27, 2015
Baldwin High School senior Kassadie Burton knows what it is like to be different. She’s the starting pitcher for the Baldwin High School softball team, the manager for the football team, a member of numerous clubs and usually upbeat and fun-loving in public, Burton said. But she said there was another side to the outward appearance she presented the world.
Baldwin girls keep rolling against Wellsville
January 26, 2015
an easy 82-32 victory against Wellsville in the opening game for both teams in the Wellsville Top Gun Classic.
Dalton Gang attraction among new historical site additions
January 26, 2015
A southwest Kansas roadside museum about a gang of bank and train robbers is among the newest properties added to the National Register of Historic Places.