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KU hospital gets $3.5 million expansion gift
February 18, 2014
The University of Kansas Hospital has received $3.5 million in private donations toward construction of a new facility.
Kansas bill would permit teachers to spank students until they bruise
February 18, 2014
A Kansas lawmaker is proposing a bill that would allow teachers, caregivers and parents to spank children hard enough to leave marks.
$18.1 million Baldwin City plan includes police station, senior center, theater
February 18, 2014
The Baldwin City Council on Monday unanimously approved an $18.2 million, four-year capital improvement plan while advising the public not to read too much into that dollar figure. Mayor Marilyn Pearse said the CIP was a planning document that would be a tool for staff when preparing budgets and for the council in establishing priorities. None of the proposed projects have been approved, and the CIP could be adjusted as the city’s circumstances and priorities changed, she said.
Baldwin City school board may increase $75 transportation fee
February 18, 2014
In anticipation of another summer of grim budget deliberations, the Baldwin school board started consideration Monday on how it might find additional dollars or cut costs. District director of financial operations Cynde Frick told the board that Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposal presented last month at the start of the legislative session would provide the district wtih just $30,000 in added state aid for the 2014-2015 school year.
Face to Face: Baldwin City Police Officer Kim Springer
February 18, 2014
Face to Face is a weekly profile of the people who live and work in Baldwin City. Each week, we will select another person to feature. This week, the Signal profiles Baldwin City Police Department Corp. Kim Springer.