Archive for Thursday, October 15, 2015

Also from October 15

All stories

Kansas amputee shuns self-pity, shoots for Paralympic gold
October 15, 2015
Liz Willis lost her left leg below the knee almost five years ago and she considers herself lucky. There’s no self-pity, no wallowing. In fact, Willis, who lives near Augusta, is an upbeat mother of a 4-year-old boy who cannot be kept down. And it’s that young child, Calum, who drives her as a sprinter as she leaves this week for the Paralymic World Games in Doha, Qatar, and hopes to qualify for the U.S. Olympic team next summer that will compete in the Rio de Janerio Paralymic Games.
Kansas warns drivers to watch for deer
October 15, 2015
Officials are warning drivers to watch for deer on the Kansas highways this fall.
City puts many hours into transforming Baldwin City for Maple Leaf Festival
October 15, 2015
Baldwin City Public Works employees won’t have much time the second week in October for routine maintenance tasks. The week before the Oct. 16, 17 and 18 Maple Leaf Festival the city’s public work employees will take the lead in transforming Baldwin City from a college town of about 5,000 into a destination shopping mecca that attracts from 30,000 to 40,000 visitors.
Kansas may face $42 million tax tab to former Pizza Hut magnate
October 15, 2015
A state appeals court ruling in favor of a former Pizza Hut magnate could put Kansas on the hook to refund millions of dollars in taxes he was forced to pay two years ago.
Maple Leaf Quilt Guild to give quilt to veteran at annual show
October 15, 2015
Of the Maple Leaf Festival’s many associated activities, few are as long-standing as the Maple Leaf Quilt Guild’s Quilt annual quilt show.
Baker baseball team hits Maple Leaf homerun with Cherrito’s meats
October 15, 2015
The Maple Leaf Festival offers visitors plenty of opportunities to satisfy their hunger. There are food stands offering the usual festival fair of funnel cakes, kettle corn, walking tacos, brats, barbecue, hamburgers and the always popular turkey legs from Baker University’s Kappa Sigma fraternity. The most visually striking food booth is that of the Baker University baseball team, located just east of the Baldwin City Post Office on Seventh Street.
Face to Face: Bruce Eveland
October 15, 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 Bruce Eveland or the Kansas Belle Dinner Train.