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Kansas unemployment dropped in January
March 18, 2014
A Kansas agency says the state’s jobless rate dipped to 4.8 percent in January and more people held jobs than at the beginning of 2013.
KU medical schools wins re-accreditation despite concerns
March 18, 2014
The Kansas University Medical School won re-accreditation despite concerns voiced by KU officials to legislators that lack of funding for a $75 million health education building could have jeopardized accreditation. Even so, the need for a new building remains a concern going forward, officials said.
Douglas County issues blanket burn ban for upcoming month
March 18, 2014
Douglas County issued a burn ban today that will stay in place for the next month, yet still allow some opportunity for burning pasture at safe times.
Kansas: Veterinarian warns of poisoned dogs
March 18, 2014
A Topeka veterinary clinic is warning customers about rat poisoning incidents involving someone in a white van who has been seen throwing white bags into people’s yards.
Baldwin City to scale back number of recycling bins
March 18, 2014
With news the city is looking at a more than six-fold increase in the cost of providing roll-off recycling bins, the Baldwin City Council agreed Monday to curtail the number of bins available while encouraging residents to sign on to the city’s year-old curbside recycling service.
Baldwin City Council moves on new golf course clubhouse
March 18, 2014
The Baldwin City Council agreed Monday to demolish the clubhouse at the Baldwin Golf Course and replace it with a 40-by-48-foot building estimated to cost $121,000. Steve Wilson of the Baldwin Golf Association first approached the council in October about the need to replace the converted horse barn that has served as the course’s clubhouse since the 1960s. The golf association leases the course from the city.
Pet of the week
March 18, 2014
The Prairie Paws Animal Shelter’s pet of the week is Rusty, a 19-month-old rat terrier/Italian greyhound mix, who is blue and white in color.
Musing 0320
March 18, 2014
Today is the first day of Spring! Welcome sweet springtime, we greet thee with gladness; soft notes of bird song bring us good tidings. I cannot believe spring is truly here until spring peepers herald its arrival.
Face to Face: Baldwin City Recreation Commission Executive Director Steve Friend
March 18, 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 Steve Friend.