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Should the Baldwin school district sell Vinland Elementary School?

Response Percent
Yes. It’s a great opportunity to get rid of a surplus property while helping a local business.
 
62%
No. It could save the district money in the long run.
 
20%
Yes. But for more than the $170,000 offered.
 
17%
Total 40
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Man charged with defrauding Nigerian students
December 11, 2014
The former director of Pittsburg State’s College of Business is facing federal charges of defrauding Nigerian graduate students recruited to attend the school.
New superintendent for Brown historic site
December 11, 2014
The Brown v. Board of Education historic site in Topeka has a new superintendent.
Kansas board reviews abortion-referrals case again
December 11, 2014
A Kansas board is considering whether to reinstate a doctor’s medical license after scrutinizing her referrals of young patients for late-term abortions and finding that she kept inadequate records.
Charges: Impostor changed name of ID theft victim
December 10, 2014
A Mexican man living unlawfully in the United States for decades was arrested Tuesday in an identity theft scheme that was so ingenious that prosecutors say a court unwittingly changed the name of the U.S. citizen whose identity he assumed to his own real name.
Lisher leads Baldwin High wrestlers in season-opening event
December 10, 2014
Sophomore Thomas Lisher led the way for the Baldwin High School wrestling team, earning a second-place finish in the squad’s first action of the year at the Gardner Edgerton Invitational Tournament.
Baldwin High School girls race to 3-0 start
December 10, 2014
Garnett — The Baldwin Bulldog girls remained undefeated with a convincing 51-32 victory Tuesday against Anderson County in the second round of the Bulldog-Wildcat Classic in Garnett. Baldwin jumped on Anderson County from the start, building a 15-to-8 lead in the first quarter, but it was a stifling second-quarter defense that put the game away for the purple-clad Bulldogs. Baldwin held the
Baldwin boys top Anderson County to earn year’s first victory
December 10, 2014
Garnett — The Baldwin High School boys scored 12-straight points in the second quarter Tuesday to pull away from Anderson County and notch their first victory of the young season. The 46-32 victory will put Baldwin in the third-place contest Friday of the Bulldog-Wildcat Classic against a still undetermined opponent.
Teenager sentenced in stepbrother’s death
December 10, 2014
A rural Kansas man was sentenced to a little more than 10 years in prison for fatally shooting his 9-year-old stepbrother in the face during an argument about doing chores.
Face to Face: Living comics
December 10, 2014
Each week, the Signal introduces readers to those who live or work in the community with Face to Face. This week, we introduce Baldwin City comic book store owner Gabriel Dorsey
Prosecutor: Missouri man sets corpse on fire
December 10, 2014
Kansas City-area prosecutors have charged a man who they say dragged a suicide victim’s corpse into a portable restroom and lit it on fire.
Freezing rain advisory issued for Douglas County until 11 a.m.
December 10, 2014
The National Weather Service in Topeka issued a Freezing Rain Advisory from 8:22 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Hot team of horses keeps rural Baldwin City woman busy during holiday season
December 10, 2014
When the weather starts cooling each fall, things start warming up for Robin Dunn and her team of “hot” Percheron horses. That’s fine with her team, Bill and Buck. Dunn explains hot is a term used to define draft horses who are ready to step up and prance when hitched to a wagon or harnessed to a plow.
KCC staff recommends Chanute broadband plan
December 9, 2014
The staff of the Kansas Corporation Commission is recommending approval of Chanute’s plans to provide ultra-high fast broadband internet to its residents.
Musing, 12/11
December 9, 2014
Many remember that fatal day when our country was plunged into another great warThis was totally unexpected, Our warships lay in ruins and thousands of lives were lost with thousands more grievously wounded I cannot express the shock we felt as an entire nation No one seemed to be more astounded than Japanese-American citizens
Bonner police seek information after 2nd Ag Hall burglary
December 9, 2014
Bonner Springs police are seeking assistance from the public after the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame was burglarized for the second time in the last three months.
Kansas City suburb studying plastic bag ban
December 9, 2014
Prairie Village is considering enacting a ban or fines for using plastic grocery bags.
Police identify woman killed at Kansas store
December 9, 2014
Police have identified a woman fatally shot in a Lowe’s Home Improvement store parking lot in Kansas City, Kan.
Housing-start stimulus grant approved for Baldwin City
07:44 a.m., December 9, 2014 Updated 04:55 p.m.
Baldwin City will soon receive a $200,000 housing-start stimulus should a grant be made available as approved. Dave Hill, chairman of the Baldwin City Economic Development, said the Kansas Housing Authority Corporation has approved a $400,000 grant for Baldwin City and Wellsville with each community eligible to receive $200,000.
Baker University announces Class of 2014
December 8, 2014
Baker University will honor more than 240 undergraduates and more than 250 graduate students with two commencement ceremonies on Sunday, Dec. 14, at the Collins Center.
Topeka’s police reserve program ending
December 8, 2014
The Topeka police department has ended its reserve program, which allowed trained volunteers to carry firearms and help stop crime with the same authority as official law enforcement officers.