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Face to Face: Becky Henderson
July 22, 2015
Face to Face is a weekly feature in which the Signal introduces readers to those who live or work in the community. This week, we meet Becky Henderson.
Report: More Kansas children in poverty from 2008 to 2013
July 22, 2015
The percentage of Kansas children living in poverty increased between 2008 and 2013, although the state’s ranking for children’s overall well-being remained the same, according to the annual Kids Count report.
Baldwin City Council publishes proposed 2016 budget with 4.57 mill levy increase
July 22, 2015
The Baldwin City Council has reached consensus on a proposed 2016 budget that includes a 4.57 mill levy increase. The city’s 2016 mill levy in the proposed budget, which is published in today’s issue of the Baldwin City Signal, is 42.304 mills. That compares to 37.623 mill in the current 2015 budget and a 34.127 mill levy for 2014.
Kansas Revenue Department still processing paper tax returns
July 22, 2015
The Kansas Department of Revenue says it’s still processing paper tax returns but should be finished soon.
Kansas firm criticized for plan to hike electric rates $152 million
July 22, 2015
A proposal by Kansas’ largest electric utility to raise its rates by $152 million a year is drawing strong criticism, particularly from green-energy advocates who argue that part of the plan will discourage consumers from installing solar panels or taking other steps to conserve power.
Musical theatre camp Broadway at Baker marks milestone
July 22, 2015
Abby Cramer was busy studying lines Tuesday in Baker Unversity’s Rice Auditorium with the pressure of having them memorized for Sunday’s performance of “The Pajama Game.” The recent Shaw
Education focus: Academic boot camp program puts veterans back in the classroom
July 22, 2015
Veterans might shy away from the idea of going back to boot camp, but this one puts them in classrooms, not barracks. Veterans in the Kansas City area who are preparing to return to school in fall 2015 or anytime in 2016 can sharpen their classroom skills at a free 16-hour Academic Boot Camp in August.
Education focus: Dwayne Peaslee Technical Training Center prepares for fall push
July 22, 2015
The Dwayne Peaslee Technical Training Center is preparing for a fall push of students enrolling in classes before its inaugural school year.
Education focus: JCCC partners with Clorox for on-site manufacturing courses
July 22, 2015
Johnson County Community College is working on-site with manufacturers, tailoring their classes to suit their needs.
Education focus: JCCC CDL training puts students in the driver’s seat for a new career
July 22, 2015
A shortage of truck drivers means the trucking industry is in need — and Johnson County Community College’s truck-driving program is there to help.