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Task force to consider school efficiency in Kansas
September 18, 2014
A new commission tasked with looking for efficiencies within Kansas’ public school system is scheduled to meet Thursday at the Statehouse.
KU to honor 91 high school seniors in Douglas County
September 18, 2014
Eleven Baldwin High School students will be among the 91 Douglas County seniors the Kansas University Alumni Association and KU Endowment will honor for their academic achievements at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Kansas Union’s Woodruff Auditorium.
Baldwin district finds ‘in-town’ transportation fee structure violates state statute; refunds coming
September 18, 2014
After receiving word from Kansas Department of Education officials that the district’s transportation fee structure violated state statute, the Baldwin school district will refund fees wrongly charged some “in-town” students to ride buses to and from school.
Port of Kansas City to reopen for barge traffic
September 17, 2014
The port of Kansas City’s barge-shipping terminal will reopen after being closed since 2007.
Baldwin blows out Eudora in soccer, look ahead to tough week
September 17, 2014
The Baldwin boys soccer team ripped off its fifth consecutive win and stayed undefeated in Frontier League play with a 6-0 home victory Monday against Eudora. With the win, Baldwin improved to 5-0-1 on the year and 4-0 in the Frontier League. The team has not surrendered a goal in league play.
Baldwin HIgh School volleyball team rebounds to defeat Paola
September 17, 2014
An up-and-down week for the Baldwin High School volleyball team ended on a high note Tuesday with a five-set home-match victory against Paola, 25-23, 24-26, 22-25, 25-11, 15-8. Coach Jill Brown said she was happy with the way her team finished off Paola, a squad the Bulldogs have beaten in three of four matches this year. The loss came Saturday during the Bulldogs’ final match in the consolation bracket of the Baldwin Invitational.
Eisenhower Memorial panel considers Gehry’s design
September 17, 2014
A federal commission working to build a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower near the National Mall is considering Wednesday whether to move forward with architect Frank Gehry’s design after years of controversy over the project.
Kansas gets $3.8M federal grant for conservation
September 17, 2014
Kansas will receive $3.8 million in conservation funding to help landowners protect key farmlands, grasslands and wetlands.
United Way seeks to douple number of Douglas County donors in 2014 campaign
September 17, 2014
United Way of Douglas County kicked off its 2014 fundraising campaign at an appropriate location Tuesday morning: the soon-to-open Sports Pavilion Lawrence at Rock Chalk Park. Improving the health of the community is one of United Way’s three major goals, and the new, 181,000-square-foot recreation center offers numerous fitness opportunities — from workout equipment to basketball hoops to pickleball courts — free of charge for Douglas County residents.
Kansas petitioners work to repeal ordinance
September 17, 2014
A petition to repeal Roeland Park’s anti-discrimination ordinance can move forward, according to the Johnson County legal department.
Baldwin City 4-H’er wins grand championship at state fair dog show
September 17, 2014
Normally a gray streak of boundless energy, 3-year-old poodle Pepin rested calmly Monday evening in the arms of Jade Slavin. “See how calm he gets when she has him,” said Jade’s father Tim Slavin. “I might be his second-favorite person, but I’m nothing compared to her.”
Baldwin cross country teams impressive at Wamego
September 17, 2014
Baldwin High School cross county teams proved their worth Saturday at the home of the 4A cross country state finals. The boys team had an especially impressive performance on the race ran on the Wamego Country Club, easily winning the event with a team score of 46 points. That was less than half that of runner-up Wamego.
Kansas farmers planting wheat, harvesting corn
September 16, 2014
Some Kansas farmers have begun planting next year’s winter wheat while others are busy harvesting corn and sorghum.
Police: Kansas teens charged in party bus robbery
September 16, 2014
Wichita police say they’ve charged four teenagers in the armed robbery of a party bus and the beating of its driver.
Public hearing this week on proposed gun signage
September 16, 2014
Kansas officials are holding a public hearing this week on proposed signs to be placed on buildings where firearms are prohibited.
Baldwin City Council reverses course on conditional use permit for residential home
September 16, 2014
Although Monday’s agenda was basically a replay of the one before it Sept. 2, the Baldwin City Council With no new business on the agenda, the only action items before the council were a number of second readings of ordinances passed two weeks earlier.
Brownback staffer’s dad behind Taylor motion
September 16, 2014
A man who filed a brief asking the Kansas Supreme Court to keep Democrat Chad Taylor on the ballot in the U.S. Senate race is the father of a staffer for Gov. Sam Brownback.
7 protected white pelicans shot in Kansas
September 15, 2014
A game warden in northern Kansas is asking the public for help to find anyone connected to the shooting death of seven American white pelicans.
Face to Face: Baldwin City police officer Bruce Elliott
September 15, 2014
Face to Face is a weekly feature highlighting those who live or work in Baldwin City. Each week the Signal will pick one person to highlight in the community. This week we meet Baldwin City police officer Bruce Elliott.
Blocked extra point proves difference in Baker’s victory against Sterling
September 15, 2014
With 1:17 seconds left in the game Sterling quarterback Reggie Langford connected with Dentton Hudspetch on a five-yard touchdown to put Sterling one point away from tying it up with Baker, 31-30.