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Baldwin City BPW names woman, business of the year
October 13, 2015
The Baldwin City chapter of the Business and Professional Women announced the selections of Robin Goff as its 2015 Baldwin City Community Woman of the Year and the Kansas Belle as its 2015 Baldwin City Business of the Year.
Kansas governor promoting corrections programs with tour
October 13, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback is having events in four Kansas communities this week to promote corrections programs designed to help offenders return to productive lives after their time behind bars.
Face to Face: Jeannette Blackmar
October 13, 2015
Face to Face is a weekly feature in which the Signal introduces readers to those who live and work in the community. This week, we meet new Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce office manager Jeannette Blackmar.
Few original Brownback cabinet secretaries remain
October 13, 2015
A number of high-ranking Brownback Cabinet officials have made the jump from state government over the years. Kansas has 11 Cabinet secretaries. Since Brownback came into office, eight of the 11 positions have turned over — one of them twice.
Baldwin City sales taxes performing well
October 13, 2015
Although common sense tells Brad Smith that an event the size of the Maple Leaf Festival ought to produce a noticeable bump in the city’s sales tax collections, he has been unable to document that assumption.
Kobach: Election fraud cases filed in 2 Kansas counties
October 13, 2015
Secretary of State Kris Kobach says his office has filed three criminal election fraud cases in two counties alleging people voted in Kansas while doing so in another state.
Lumberyard Arts Center grateful for help with Bluegrass and BBQ
October 13, 2015
The Lumberyard Arts Center fundraiser event, Bluegrass and BBQ was a great success.
Musings from the Hill, Oct. 15, 2015
October 13, 2015
Maple Leaf time is when our town turns upsy daisy, because of the hard work and effort on the part of many devoted people. Thank you to all who make this well-known celebration possible.
Baldwin City is ready for Maple Leaf weekend
October 13, 2015
Many attending the 58th annual Maple Leaf Festival this weekend would probably finish this year’s open-ended theme of “Baldwin City is …” with some reference to the festival. With the October event drawing from 30,000 to 40,000 when weather cooperates, it’s safe to assume many think of Baldwin City as home of the Maple Leaf Festival.
Maple Leaf Festival grand marshal honored for work with festival, Lumberyard Arts Center
October 13, 2015
This weekend, the Lumberyard Arts Center will be filled with Maple Leaf Festival arts and crafts booths. There was a watercolor class Tuesday afternoon and Baldwin City PEO meeting that evening. Artists will gather to work on their art during an open studio Thursday afternoon, and a showing of the art of the late Tom Russell overflows from the gallery into the main courtyard. All that activity is what Sandy Cardens envisioned when she had the inspiration 13 years ago to convert the closing Baldwin Lumber Company into a community arts center.
Baldwin City downtown businesses look forward to festival crowds
October 13, 2015
Stan Herd is impressed with the foresight of the four Baker University professors who founded the Maple Leaf Festival in 1957. “Those guys had an idea, and that continues to have a positive impact for retailers in the community,” said Herd, co-owner of Antiques on the Prairie, 520 High St.