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Are you a believer in the Royals?

Response Percent
Yes. It’s great to have a contender again in Kansas City. I’m ordering playoff tickets.
I’m getting there. Pitching, defense wins.
No. History has taught me they are fully capable of losing 10 straight.
Still skeptical because of the hitting. Too many one- or two-run games.
Total 8
Note: This is not a scientific poll. Vote
Halloween matchup with rival Eudora highlights Baldwin High School football schedule
August 20, 2014
The Baldwin High School football team’s schedule will look a bit different this year with 3A Wellsville, St. James Academy and Santa Fe Trail no longer on the schedule.
Cosmosphere hosting astronauts this weekend
August 20, 2014
Several astronauts will touch down this weekend in Hutchinson, as part of a fundraiser for the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center.
Mother-daughter pie team provide slice of Baldwin City history
August 20, 2014
Charlene Potter and her daughter Charlene Hannon sell a little community history with each pie they vend at the Baldwin City farmers’ market. The pies spread before them on a table Saturday morning at the market west of the Baldwin City Post Office were filled with apples, peaches, various berries and rhubarb.
Kansas crops that missed rain showing stress
August 19, 2014
The latest government snapshot says dryland crops in Kansas that missed the recent rain are showing signs of stress.
Groundbreaking set for Troop F headquarters
August 19, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback will join several other state and law enforcement officials in a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Kansas Highway Patrol headquarters in south-central Kansas.
Baldwin City Community Fund board thankful for support
August 19, 2014
The Baldwin City community has been very generous to the Baldwin Community Emergency Fund Inc. On behalf of all those that we were able to help, we thank you!
Musing 0821
August 19, 2014
Have you ever hugged a tree? I often turned to my 100 yr. old oaks in my yard in Illinois in times of deep distress. The old oaks seemed to feel my deep need as I leaned on their silent strength.
State: Accuracy of heavy capacity scales improving
August 19, 2014
State agriculture officials say new leadership, more money and increased scrutiny has improved the accuracy of heavy capacity scales.
Baldwin school board approves 2014-15 budget with more than 3 mill decrease
August 19, 2014
There was no one in the room Monday to comment on the Baldwin school district’s 2014-15 budget public hearing, but there may be a few cheers around town with news the budget will reduce the district’s property tax levy by 3.16 mills. With the 5-0 vote (board members Chad Christie and Sandy Chapman were absent), the board approved the $20.3 million budget as it was published in The Signal.
Baldwin district hopes to find buyer for old Rhulen house
August 19, 2014
The Baldwin school district is still very motivated to sell the house on the old Rhulen property west of the soccer field if a buyer can be found who is willing to move the house. Superintendent Paul Dorathy said that stipulation seems to be the sticking point. He has shown the one-story wood-frame house on seven or eight occasions and one potential buyer was interested enough to have an inspector check out the house.
Governor discusses efforts to fight federal laws
August 18, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback is campaigning on his administration’s efforts to fight against what he calls federal government overreach.
Baldwin City bait and tackle shop still lures in fishermen
August 18, 2014
Much has changed since Gene Nelson first bought his bait and tackle shop at 321 Ames St. in 1981. Then, the shop was next to a boat dealership that benefitted from Kansas City traffic buzzing by on U.S. Highway 56 headed to Clinton Lake.
Topeka officer kills pit bull attacking children
August 18, 2014
Topeka police say an officer shot and killed a dog that was trying to attack children who were getting on a school bus.
Wichita State considering major expansion
August 18, 2014
Wichita State University is considering an expansion that would include up to 20 new buildings on what is now the campus golf course.
Volunteers wanted to inventory Baldwin City sidewalks
August 18, 2014
Baldwin City is looking for a few dedicated walkers to help inventory the city’s sidewalks. City Councilwoman Christie Darnell said the Lawrence/Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Organization was undertaking an inventory of sidewalks in all the county’s cities and will train volunteers to help with the effort.
Douglas County approves property tax increase for 2015 budget
08:25 a.m., August 18, 2014 Updated 08:26 a.m.
Douglas County’s largest property tax rate increase in 30 years created scarcely a peep from the public on Wednesday night.
Ribbon cutting for Baldwin City Public Library expansion set for Monday
August 15, 2014
To be part of city council meeting
Aug. 18 Baldwin City Council agenda
August 15, 2014
Meeting to start at 7 p.m. at Baldwin City Library
Baker names interim track, cross country coach
August 15, 2014
Tim Byers will serve as interim head cross-country and track-and-field coach at Baker University, Baker director of athletics Theresa Yetmar announced Thursday.
Baldwin City walk/run for LMH approaching
August 14, 2014
The sixth-annual 5K benefiting Lawrence Memorial Hospital will be Aug. 23 at Baldwin City Municipal Golf Course. Registration will start at 7 a.m. and the race at 8 a.m.