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Musings 0417
April 15, 2014
April is National Library Month. What would we do without our libraries? I cannot imagine living in a town without a library.
Former prosecuter opens Baldwin City’s only general practice law office
April 15, 2014
On the wall behind Blake Glover’s desk in his downtown Baldwin City office is an enlarged copy of a photograph his brother discovered last year of an Arkansas department store bearing his family’s name. “I love that photo,” he said. “I like it, too, because of the small-town spirit of it.”
Kansas math, reading test results might not go public
April 14, 2014
Kansas education officials are considering not releasing the results of annual state math and reading tests after computer problems and cyberattacks have plagued the administration of this year’s exams.
Kansas: 1 dead, 1 injured in overnight I-70 shooting
April 14, 2014
One person is dead and another hospitalized after a shooting on Interstate 70 near Kansas City.
Kansas City Jewish center shooting suspect active with Ku Klux Klan
April 14, 2014
There was no answer at the last known address for a man suspected in the shooting deaths of three people at a Kansas Jewish community center and retirement complex.
Face to Face: Baldwin City power plant manager Rob Culley
April 14, 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 power plant manager Rob Culley.
Kansas soldier medals found at Vermont antique store returned to family
April 13, 2014
A Purple Heart medal and other items belonging to a Kansas soldier killed in World War II has been returned to his family.
Baldwin City in severe thunderstorm watch
April 13, 2014
Douglas County is included in a severe thunderstorm watch that the National Weather Service issued for much of eastern Kansas on Sunday.
Kansas City man charged with murder in police-chase child death
April 13, 2014
A Kansas City, Kan., man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of an 8-year-old girl who was in a minivan the man crashed into while fleeing from police.
Kansas City Connection: Easter brunch, Earth Day fun
April 13, 2014
Brunch as a social institution might not have caught on in Kansas City the way it has in Portland (at least the fictitious version of the city presented in “Portlandia”). But Kansas City’s restaurants offer an impressive array of Sunday brunch options, especially on Easter.
Kansas: Brownback will sign to end teacher tenure, analysis suggests
April 13, 2014
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is all but certain to resist pressure to veto a proposal that would end tenure for public school teachers, approved by the Legislature as part of a court-mandated education funding plan.
Kansas wind energy a force, report suggests
April 11, 2014
Kansas has nearly doubled its wind power generation over the past two years, according to a wind industry report released Thursday.
Kansas Legislature: What passed, what died, what remains
April 11, 2014
Meeting nearly round-the-clock last weekend, Kansas legislators ended the regular legislative session by passing with slim majorities a school finance bill in response to a court order, and a repeal of teacher tenure that has ignited a political firestorm.
Baldwin sweeps Wellsville in baseball twin bill
April 11, 2014
The Baldwin Bulldogs swept on Thursday a home doubleheader against Wellsville with a 4-1 win in the opener and recording a six inning 10-0 run-rule victory in the nightcap. The sweep improved Baldwin’s season record to 4-2 and came two days after the Bulldogs dropped a twin bill at Ottawa.
Baldwin softball team drops two in Wellsville
April 11, 2014
Wellsville — The Baldwin High School softball team had a tough day at the plate and in the field Thursday in losing both games of a doubleheader to Wellsville. The Bulldogs lost the first game, 3-2, in eight innings and fell in the nightcap 8-3.
Kansas: Obamacare lightning rod Sebelius resigns
April 11, 2014
For five years, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has been a lightning rod for critics of President Barack Obama’s health care law. But with sign-ups exceeding expectations and a new face soon to be in charge at HHS, the White House is eager to see if the poisonous atmosphere might give way to more pragmatic efforts aimed at fixing problems with the nation’s newest social program.
Artist presents ‘visual puzzles’ in latest show at Baldwin City’s Lumberyard Arts Center
April 11, 2014
Although Colleen Z. Gregoire says she paints to get away from her day job as campaign director for United Way of Douglas County, she hopes the two pursuits have the same result.
Kansas GOP leader defends teacher tenure plan
April 10, 2014
A top Kansas Republican sought Wednesday to quell criticism of a proposal to eliminate tenure for public school teachers approved by the Legislature as part of a court-mandated school funding plan, suggesting the anti-tenure measure is not as harsh as portrayed.
Kansas: Husband awaiting retrial in wife’s strangulation death out on bond
April 10, 2014
A Lawrence man awaiting a retrial in the 2004 death of his wife has bonded out of jail.
Johnson, Wyandotte counties pledge $65,000 apiece to land GOP convention
April 10, 2014
Four governments in the bistate Kansas City metro area have pledged $260,000 for a campaign to bring the 2016 Republican National Convention to Kansas City, Mo.