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Musings from the Hill
July 7, 2015
My last column has unexpectedly experienced a definite change in plans—as R. Burns wrote, “The best laid schemes o’ mice and men, gang aft a-gley.” I had mentioned that, while out driving, Mary Swan and I found a beautiful hill, by the name of Pork Chop Hill.
Face to Face: Laurie Clark
July 7, 2015
Face to Face is a weekly feature of the Signal in which we introduce readers to those who live or work in the community. This week, we meet Laurie Clark.
Feds: More conspirators may be added to drug cartel case
July 7, 2015
The government is asking a court for more time to prosecute an alleged conspiracy to launder drug money for a Mexican cartel in Kansas.
Mitchell appointed to Kansas’ 18th Judicial District
July 7, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback has appointed a Wichita lawyer to serve as a district judge for Kansas’ 18th District Court.
Shooting at Overland Park duplex kills woman, wounds girl
July 7, 2015
A woman was killed and a girl was wounded after someone fired several shots into an Overland Park duplex on the same block where two young men were fatally shot last week.
Kansas opens state workers’ health plan to same-sex spouses
July 7, 2015
The health insurance plan for Kansas state government workers is allowing married gay and lesbian couples to obtain coverage for their spouses.
Kansas allows driver’s license changes for same-sex spouses
July 7, 2015
Kansas is allowing married gay and lesbian residents to change their last names on their driver’s licenses.
Annexation of east Baldwin City tract tabled for two weeks
July 7, 2015
After a robust exchange between a former and sitting council members that invoked last year’s Wal-Mart Inc. debate, the Baldwin City Council voted 4-1 to table for two weeks final action on an annexation of property north of U.S. Highway 56 and west of the business park.
Key Baldwin City Hall staffer taking job as city administrator of Fairbury, Neb
July 7, 2015
Collin Bielser is leaving Baldwin City Hall after two-and-a-half years to take the position as city administrator of Fairbury, Neb. Baldwin City Administrator Chris Lowe announced that Monday’s city council meeting would be the Bielser’s last, adding his assistant had done a great job and would be missed.