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Should the Baldwin school district sell Vinland Elementary School?

Response Percent
Yes. It’s a great opportunity to get rid of a surplus property while helping a local business.
 
62%
No. It could save the district money in the long run.
 
20%
Yes. But for more than the $170,000 offered.
 
17%
Total 40
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Hearing set for suspect in Jewish site shootings
December 18, 2014
A white supremacist who admits killing three people outside two suburban Kansas City Jewish sites is set to appear in court for a hearing on whether he’s mentally competent to stand trial.
State extends deadline for SE Kansas casino
December 18, 2014
The Kansas Lottery Commission has extended the deadline for applications for managers of a planned casino in southeast Kansas to Jan. 30.
Q&A: Drones might help explain how tornadoes form
December 18, 2014
Researchers say they have collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now, they want to expand the project in hopes of learning more about how tornadoes form.
Face to Face: Kim Pratt
December 18, 2014
Face to Face is a weekly feature in which the Signal introduces its readers to those living or working in Baldwin City. This week we meet Kim Pratt.
2 to 3 inches of snow expected by Thursday morning
December 18, 2014
About 2-3 inches of expected snowfall in Lawrence and Douglas County has begun.
Thre Baldwin wrestlers earn gold at Eudora
08:36 p.m., December 17, 2014 Updated 08:35 p.m.
The Baldwin High School wrestling team flexed it muscle Saturday in its second meet of the season with three wrestlers earning gold.
Press undoing of Baldwin boys
December 17, 2014
The Paola Panthers stole a 55-47 victory Tuesday at Baldwin High School through the use of full-court pressure that limited the Bulldogs’ use of their best weapon.
Paola pins season’s first loss of Baldwin girls
December 17, 2014
An experienced Paola team got its offense rolling in the second half Tuesday, handing the Baldwin High School girls their first loss of the season, 54-45.
KCC approves rate increase for Black Hills Energy
December 17, 2014
The Kansas Corporation Commission approved a rate increase for natural gas customers of Black Hills Energy.
Hutchinson considering tax hike for sports arena
December 17, 2014
Hutchinson residents may soon be able to vote on a sales tax proposal that would help fund a $29 million expansion of the city’s 62-year-old sports arena.
Action on Heartland Park plans delayed until 2015
December 17, 2014
The future of Heartland Park Topeka will be in limbo until at least early next year.
Kansas woman charged in 10-year-old son’s death
December 16, 2014
Police in south-central Kansas have charged a woman who they say stabbed her 10-year-old son to death in his bedroom.
Sheriff’s Office: 1st-grader brought gun to school
December 16, 2014
The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office says a first-grade student brought a loaded handgun to school but didn’t display it or make any threats.
Kansas-based Bitcoin equipment seller to reopen
December 16, 2014
A Kansas bitcoin company that was shut down after being sued by the federal government will be allowed to reopen.
Fire forces family from Baldwin City home
December 16, 2014
As John Baker looked this morning at the rental home he owns at 1017 Grove Street, he offered a grim assessment of the damage done by a Monday evening fire. “I haven’t been inside, but from talking just now to the fire marshal I think it’s a total loss,” he said.
Kansas City Connection: Karaoke and a cup of joe
December 16, 2014
Whenever someone proposes a one-word group activity like trivia, Twister or karaoke, I instantly start refreshing my mental list of excuses. But if I find myself in an agreeable mood and decide to take part, I usually have a great time (except in the case of Twister — that never ends well).
Baldwin board agrees to support shared-use trail to BESIC
December 16, 2014
The Baldwin school board agreed Monday to put some added money into a sidewalk to the school along U.S. Highway 56 in the hopes of leveraging additional dollars from Douglas County for the project. Baldwin City Councilwoman Christi Darnell brought the issue to the board, with a request it add to the $20,000 it has budgeted for the project that would construct 2,000 feet of new sidewalk next spring from Eleventh Street to the Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center.
Baldwin school board agrees to sell Vinland Elementary
December 16, 2014
The Baldwin school board voted 6-1 Monday to sell the closed Vinland Elementary School with the four parties who have made offers on the property invited to submit sealed bids by noon Jan. 5.
Baker student finds semester of studying abroad provides perspective
December 16, 2014
Tosh Mihesuah didn’t take a challenging academic load during his recent semester in New Zealand but still found his four months studying abroad an educational experience. “I learned so much about myself,” he said. “It’s a great learning experience about who you want to be. I learned more from living there than from my classes.”
Baldwin City Fire Department fighting house fire on Grove Street
December 15, 2014
The Baldwin City Fire Department has responded to and is currently fighting a house fire at 1017 Grove Street.

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