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Humane Society continues to improve rate of adoption
July 22, 2014
The Kansas Humane Society euthanized about 4,000 animals last year but an official says the number of animals saved continues to improve.
Baker’s online MLA program recognized as one of nation’s best
July 22, 2014
Like many other busy adults, Cheryl McCrary was concerned her full life would further delay her goal of earning a master’s degree.
HIgh Street/U.S. 56 intersection re-alignment postposed until spring
July 22, 2014
Work originally slated for this fall to re-align High Street at its east entrance into Baldwin City off U.S. Highway 56 will not start until next spring. Baldwin City Administrator Chris Lowe said with the project still not bid this late in the season and many contractors busy with other projects, the Kansas Department of Transportation and the city have agreed it would be best to delay construction slated for this fall until the spring of 2015.
McLouth artist to share artistic touch with opening of show Friday at Lumberyard
July 22, 2014
chnique she used to create the works now on display at the Lumberyard Arts Center. That’s not surprising because the McLouth mother of four is an entirely self-taught artist. She also developed her technique through an “experiment that worked.”
Baldwin school district’s online enrollment getting established with patrons
July 22, 2014
About 20 percent of Baldwin school district students have been enrolled for the coming year since the district’s new online option. Superintendent Paul Dorathy told Baldwin school board members Monday that 419 students had been enrolled online since the option became available July 1.
Baldwin school board approves publishing budget with 3.492 mill decrease
July 22, 2014
Thanks to a Kansas Supreme Court ruling in March, the Baldwin school district will ask less of its taxpayers in the coming fiscal year. At its Monday meeting, the Baldwin school board approved publication of the 2014-2015 budget that would reduce the district’s overall property tax levy by 3.492 mills.
3rd re-sentencing for man who put kids in dryer
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July 21, 2014
A Hutchinson man convicted of putting two children in a hot clothes dryer as punishment will be resentenced for the third time.
Task force wants to bring Amtrak back to Emporia
July 21, 2014
A group of Emporia residents is exploring the possibility of returning Amtrak to the northeast Kansas city.
Kansas House race divides anti-abortion community
July 20, 2014
A Republican primary battle between a congressman and his longtime predecessor has deeply divided social conservatives in Wichita, a city that for years has been a flashpoint in the national fight over abortion rights.
Man with concealed gun had to leave Salina theater
July 16, 2014
A man with a legal concealed weapon was asked to leave a Salina movie theater after other customers complained.
Kansas candidate says arrest was ‘mistake’
July 16, 2014
A Kansas House of Representatives candidate says his arrest on suspicion of having an open container of alcohol and traffic violations was a mistake.
KDOT agrees traffic study needed for Baldwin City Wal-Mart Express
July 16, 2014
Baldwin City has a powerful partner in its demand that Wal-Mart Inc. submit a traffic study with its development plan for a Wal-Mart Express on U.S. Highway 56. Baldwin City Administrator Chris Lowe said Kansas Department of Transportation officials told him Tuesday the department agreed a traffic study was needed with the development plan for the store.
Baldwin City’s second bid for grant to approve Santa Fe Depot approved
July 16, 2014
The Kansas Department of Transportation announced that a Baldwin City project was among 20 applications awarded a total of $11.5 million through its Transportation Alternatives program. The Baldwin City grant will make $143,000 available for improvements to the historic Santa Fe Depot.
Lawmakers worry about teacher fingerprinting
July 15, 2014
A state agency should reconsider fingerprinting 33,000 longtime Kansas public school teachers, a legislative committee recommended.
Rural Baldwin City teens have nose for business
July 15, 2014
Brothers Kyson and Kendrick Gardner were looking for a business opportunity recently when they caught a whiff of their family’s garbage can. It wasn’t a pretty smell. So the teens from rural Douglas County asked their dad if he thought anyone would pay to have their trash containers cleaned. Their
Koch group makes big ad buy for Kansas congressman
July 15, 2014
A conservative group with ties to billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch is spending big money to thank U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo for his work in Congress amid a bitter race for his seat.
Kansas Republicans back Davis in governor’s race
July 15, 2014
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger and more than 100 other Republicans are endorsing the presumed Democratic nominee for governor.
KDOT approves Baldwin City grant for Santa Fe Depot improvements
July 15, 2014
The Kansas Department of Transportation announced today that a Baldwin City project was among 20 applicants awarded a total of $11.5 million through its Transportation Alternatives program. The Baldwin City grant will make $143,000 available for improvements to the historic Santa Fe Depot. The city and its local partners, the Santa Fe Trail Historical Association, Midland Railway and Kansas Belle Dinner Train, will provide a match of $70,000.
Douglas County commissioners to work on spending, taxes as they consider 3.86 mill increase
July 15, 2014
Douglas County commissioners on Tuesday will consider a proposed budget that includes a property tax increase of 3.86 mills. Commissioners Mike Gaughan, Nancy Thellman and Jim Flory will go through the county’s budget and approve spending priorities and a tax rate that will be set for a final vote in August. The meeting starts at 8:30 a.m. in the County Courthouse.
Annual Ives Chapel UMC ice cream social to raise money to provide mosquito nets
July 14, 2014
The Ives Chapel United Methodist Church annual ice cream social will be at 6:30 p.m., Friday, July 25 at the church, 1018 Miami