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Topeka teens’ music making rounds on Internet
December 31, 2015
Two girls who met in 2008 at a Topeka summer camp became best friends, and now they are becoming something of an Internet sensation, representing a clothing line and collaborating on musical endeavors they hope will inspire youths to have positive views of themselves.
Arizona must pay fines, reimburse Kansas customers
December 31, 2015
An Arizona company that told customers it was selling products to help a charitable organization has been ordered to pay $10,000 and reimburse customers.
2015 sports in review: Baldwin High School teams had banner year
December 31, 2015
Selecting a top local sports story for 2015 is like choosing a favorite child among a large number of gifted offspring. Baldwin High School athletes won four state titles in the past 12 months, played for another and placed in two others.
Manhattan staging New Year’s Eve ball drop
December 30, 2015
Up to 10,000 New Year’s Eve revelers are expected to turn out in the Kansas town known as the Little Apple for a ball-drop event modeled after the one in New York’s Times Square.
Kansas mulling stiffer penalties for water violations
December 30, 2015
Kansas state officials are considering stiffer penalties for water violations.
Baldwin City Signal ending publication with current edition
December 30, 2015
The World Company is ceasing publication of The Baldwin City Signal and shifting coverage of Baldwin City news and sports to the Lawrence Journal-World.
Derby police to give school officers body cameras
December 29, 2015
The police chief in the Wichita suburb of Derby says his department will outfit its four school resource officers with body cameras as part of a pilot project.
Changes at City Hall top Baldwin City story of 2015
December 29, 2015
The top Baldwin City story of 2014 kept giving through the past 12 months by prompting changes in City Hall, which is the top local story of 2015. In April, city voters significantly changed the Baldwin City Council with the election of three new members. The shake up came after two setting members of the council, Jason Mock and Ken Wagner chose not to seek another terms.
Kansas’ governor defends state’s new guns-on-campus law
December 29, 2015
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says he’s not second-guessing a new state law that would require college campuses to allow concealed weapons, calling it a constitutional right.
Baldwin City Masonic Lodge grateful for community support
December 29, 2015
The members of the Palmyra Masonic Lodge No. 23 would like to thank the community and local businesses for a successful year of raising money for charity and honoring our country.
Baldwin City adds wind energy to electrical power portfolio
December 29, 2015
Like many forward-looking investors, the Baldwin City Council diversified one city portfolio last week to give it less exposure to a particular sector of the market.
Budget shortfall, World Series among Kansas’ top 2015 news
December 29, 2015
A budget shortfall that forced lawmakers to increase sales and cigarette taxes and a long-awaited World Series title were among the top stories in Kansas in 2015. Here’s a look at those and the rest of the year’s Top 10 stories.
Topeka offers $500K push to revive shopping centers
December 28, 2015
An effort to improve large, blighted shopping centers in Topeka is getting a $500,000 boost.
Freezing rain to end in Baldwin City soon
December 28, 2015
Baldwin City crews have treated city streets this morning as the first significant winter storm of the season left a thin coating of snow over a glazing of ice. In their latest report this morning, forecasters from the National Weather Service are predicting freezing rain is possible from Burlington to Lawrence and points east through 1 p.m. Monday.
Face to Face: Nanette Kraus
December 28, 2015
Face to Face is a weekly feature in which the Signal introduces readers to those who live or work in the community. Today we meet Nanette Kraus.
Kansas Turnpike Authority approves two-year bridge projects
December 28, 2015
The Kansas Turnpike Authority has approved contracts for two-year bridge projects in Wichita and between Topeka and Emporia.
Kansas lawmaker seeks end of privatized foster care system
December 27, 2015
A Republican Kansas lawmaker is calling for an end to the state’s first-in-the-nation privatized foster care system, as it nears its 20th anniversary with increasing scrutiny and a record number of children in foster homes.
Army to resume cleanup at former Sunflower ammunition plant
December 27, 2015
Five years after federal funding dried for up environmental cleanup at the former Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant in Johnson County, Kansas, the U.S. Army has announced it will resume removing pollutants so the land can be redeveloped.
Kansas City Connection: 36 Months in Kansas City
December 27, 2015
For my final column, I’d like to present this updated, family-friendly guide to all things KC.
Kansas is 5th state where lottery prizes may have been fixed
December 22, 2015
The former security chief for a national group that operates state lotteries personally bought two prize-winning tickets in Kansas worth $44,000, investigators said Monday, bringing to five the number of states where he may have fixed games to enrich himself and associates.